Wednesday, 25 January 2017

UNIYte-d As One

A total of 90 guests comprising Uni-Y NUS, NTU, SMU members, executive committee members, parents, school staff and YMCA staff came together for UNIYte 2017, Uni-Y’s Annual General Meeting on 21 January 2017 at YMCA of Singapore. The Annual General Meeting is a time for members to come together to be aligned with the club’s direction for the new year as they move ahead, united in purpose and mission. Mr Eric Teng, President, Mr Bryan Tan, Honorary Secretary and Mr Lo Chee Wen, General Secretary, YMCA of Singapore graced the occasion. They were joined by Mr Yoshihiro Sueoka, CEO and Mr Hiroyuki Satoh, Executive Director, Osaka YMCA who were in Singapore to join the UNIYte AGM as they wanted to find out more about Uni-Y.

Mr Tan Jing Qun, the outgoing Chairperson of Council of Uni-Y 2017 and President of Uni-Y NUS gave an address of his volunteering journey with Uni-Y and his appreciation of the outgoing Uni-Y Executive Committee SMU UNIVERSITY STUDENT LIFE AWARDS CEREMONY members. He was thankful for his peers who served alongside him in the executive committee and was proud to “have lived up to our mission and matured both as a Uni-Y family and as an individual.” 

Another highlight of UNIYte included an award presentation to one Uni-Y NUS and three Uni-Y SMU members for completing the Uni-Y Community Champions Programme. The Programme is a year-long endeavour which sees participants embarking on a journey of advocating change through research and development and personal development, with both local and overseas exposure. 

As part of the ceremonial appointment, the outgoing 2016 Presidents from all three chapters handed over the reins of each club to the incoming Presidents by passing on an encased plaque which represented the continuation of Uni-Y’s work to develop and empower youth to be servant leaders who impact local and international communities. In addition, the incoming Presidents also received their letters of appointment from Mr Eric Teng.

Mr Lo ended the ceremony with a motivational talk where he challenged the youth to step up and let their light shine.

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