Notice of Annual General Meeting (12 April)


Notice is hereby given that the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Singapore Press Club will be held on Thursday,12 April 2018, at 6.30pm in Room T2.2 at SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

1. To confirm the minutes of the 46th Annual General Meeting held on 30 March 2017 and matters arising
2. To receive and approve the Annual Report for 2017
3. To receive and, if approved, adopt the Annual Statement of Accounts for the year 2017
4. To approve the investment plan for Club funds
5. To appoint an Honorary Legal Adviser and an Auditor
6. Any Other Business

Copies of the minutes, the annual report and annual statement of accounts will be circulated shortly.

Please block the date and notify the secretariat at of your attendance.

Dinner will be served at 6pm.

On behalf of the Management Committee

Exclusive Invite to ZomWork’s Official Launch Event

Dear Member

Here is an invitation from ZomWork:

We’re excited that ZomWork is finally launching officially, and we would like to invite you to join us on Friday, 6th April 2018 at Pan Pac.

ZomWork is signing an MOU with SIRS, and also we will be moderating a dialogue session on the gig economy with industry leads.

Come join us here!

Meanwhile, we’re actively looking for freelance writers to join our platform. Sign up at and bid for potential projects now. For enquiries, please email us at

Invitation: Tour of Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt – April 3

Dear Member

The United States Embassy in Singapore is inviting Singapore Press Club members to tour the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 1.50pm, however, everyone must arrive no later than 1.15pm.

The embassy can accommodate a total of 15 of our members for this tour, which will include other press as well.

The first 15 members to submit this form with their information will fill the 15 slots available. Please send the form no later than COB Wednesday, March 28. Once the embassy has the information about our 15 members, it will send another e-mail including the exact address and more details.

Please note that this ship tour is not for press coverage, but rather an opportunity to see the aircraft carrier up close. Photography is allowed but no interviews.  If members would like to carry SLR cameras, lens, etc, you will need to send the serial numbers for each piece and the data card numbers to the embassy, which will provide it to MINDEF.  Mobile phones and point-and-shoot cameras are not an issue and you are encouraged to take that route as it saves time during the security-clearance process.

Best regards

The Secretariat

Singapore Press Club

Invite: US Foreign Policy Discussion with John Negroponte (March 22 at 0815 at AmCham)

Dear Member

We have just received the invite below for an event on March 22 (Thursday) at the American Chamber of Commerce. If you would like to go, please contact Angeline

Please join us as McLarty Associates’ guest at an Interactive Discussion with John Negroponte, Vice-Chairman, McLarty Associates on March 22, 2018, at 8.15am at AmCham.

Ambassador Negroponte is one of the United States’ foremost diplomats. He served as Deputy Secretary of State; the first US Director of National Intelligence; former Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq; and US permanent representative to the United Nations. Today, he is Vice-Chairman of McLarty Associates.

He will engage with us on a wide-range of topics, including his assessment of US foreign policy as well as the prospects with regards to relations on the Korean peninsula.

If you would like to attend, please let Angeline know, and we will register you as our guest.

Here is the link to the event:

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Talk by American News Anchor Kendis Gibson (March 28)

Dear Member

You are invited to attend the talk: How do we keep it real? Reality check on the ever-changing media landscape – organised by AmCham and the United States Embassy in Singapore.

Journalists and consumers of media around the world face unprecedented challenges these days cutting through misinformation. Through an interactive presentation with photos and videos, ABC news anchor Kendis Gibson will dive into:
– How ABC verifies that the information it reports each day is accurate, and what media consumers can do;
– How journalists struggle with reporting objectively on hate speech and intolerance;
– A discussion of the landscape facing journalists around the world who feel the media is under attack; and
– An overview of ethical reporting

Date: March 28 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.45pm to 7pm
Venue: AmCham Office, I Scotts Road, Shaw Centre #23-03

Only 20 slots are open for Singapore Press Club members. Please register via e-mail to by March 25 giving your first and last name, job title and company’s name.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Finland correspondence programme for young journalists

Dear Member

This year, Singapore, among many other Asian countries, is included in the Finland Correspondence Programme (FCP) for young journalists.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, more specifically the Communications Department, is in charge of this annual programme, inviting young foreign journalists to Finland. This year the programme will take place from 6-25 August.

The programme includes introduction to Finland from various angles, such as history, politics, economy, culture and environment.

You can register for this programme via:

For more information, please contact:

Best regards
The Secretariat

The Arts House and Corcovado Arts Exclusive Promotion for Singapore Press Club Members

Dear Member,

The Arts House and Corcovado Arts are delighted to extend a special promotion to Singapore Press Club Members for their upcoming series, Van Gogh and Cézanne – Post Impressionists Masters.

The series includes talks exploring the works of these famous artists by Dr. Sian Jay and the screening of award winning art documentaries by film producer Phil Grabsky. Each film provides a captivating in-depth look into the artists famous works. And is accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and art critics.

The promotion code CAPIPC should be keyed in the Promotion Code field on the Corcovado Arts registration form (click here) , and the registration fee will then be adjusted to $30 for both sessions. Normal ticket price is $100.

Venue: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Dates: 18 and 25 March, 2018
Time: Both sessions are from 10am to 12.30pm

About the Artists

Vincent van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing

One of the most well-known Post-Impressionist artists, self-taught Van Gogh developed his own style of painting, exploring ways of expressing emotions through loaded brushstrokes and vivid colours, while concentrating on themes of profound symbolism. This lecture will survey the remarkable journey of this truly original master.

The film Vincent van Gogh, a new way of seeing provides viewers with the moving and inspiring experience of seeing Vincent’s iconic masterpieces close-up on the screen and presents new insights and interpretations by specially-invited guests including V. Willem van Gogh, great grandson of Theo van Gogh, and contemporary artist Lachlan Goudie.

Cézanne – Portraits of a Life

Widely acknowledged for bridging the late years of Impressionism and the early years of Post Impressionism, Cézanne’s distinctive style of building form with colour and his analytical approach to nature influenced Cubism, Fauvism and successive generations of avant-garde artists. This session will trace the life and work of “the father of us all” as described b- Picasso and Matisse.

The movie Cézanne – Portraits of a Life offers an unprecedented level of insight into a “once in a lifetime” major exhibition featuring interviews with curators, art experts and the artist’s great grandson Philippe Cézanne. The film also travels to Cézanne’s home and studio in Provence shedding new light on the life and work of this hugely influential artist.

Should you have any questions regarding the talks, please contact

With warm regards,

Sally J. Clarke
Management Committee Member
Singapore Press Club

True Colours Festival – Discount for Singapore Press Club members

Dear Member

The organisers of the True Colours Festival Concert are pleased to offer a 15% discount on the $30 ticket price for members of the Singapore Press Club.

The True Colours Concert brings together some of the Asia Pacific’s most accomplished performing artistes with disabilities in a multi-faceted celebration of talent.

It features a line-up of star performers such as Australian jazz crooner Tony Dee, violinist Adrian Anantawan from Canada, Malaysian rock group Caliph Buskers, international street dance crew ILL-Abilities, pianist Dr Azariah Tan from Singapore, Indonesian singer-songwriter Adrian Yunan and France’s Got Talent 2016 second runner-up Alienette Coldfire from the Philippines.

The True Colours Concert is presented by The Nippon Foundation and UNESCO, produced by Very Special Arts Singapore and promises to delight your senses and make your heart soar.

Concert programme is the same on all three dates:
23 March: 8pm – 10.30pm
24-25 March: 6pm-8.30pm

Please note that Singapore Press Club members are required to book through the official ticket website.


Price: $30 per ticket

URL: – Press Club members should key in FOTPTC in the promo code box


Make a day of it by visiting the True Colours Festival Village, which is just a short walk away from the concert venue. There will be interactive experiences, film screenings, theatre performances and food, drinks and things to buy.

Admission to the Festival Village is free of charge for everyone.

The True Colours Concert on 23 March will begin with the official opening. Attendees are requested to be seated by the stipulated start time.

The Festival Village
23 March: 4pm-8pm
24-25 March: 11am-9.30pm

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Managing Corporate Reputation In Today’s Digitally Connected Business World (March 21)

Dear Member

You are invited to attend the panel discussion “Managing Corporate Reputation In Today’s Digitally Connected Business World”, organised by The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the Singapore Press Club.


Evolving nature of risk and increase in cyber-related incidents rank as the top threats for companies, according to the 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer.

Given the zero divide between new and traditional media, smartphones have overtaken the print media in most countries as the primary news platform. Facebook increasingly chooses what news we see, and reputations can be built or lost with a Facebook “Like” button.

In this new environment, private and public-sector organisations need to ensure they fully understand the evolving threats and opportunities.

– How can businesses prepare and plan?
– What lessons can be learnt?
– How concerned should management be?

The Panellists

Gerald Tan
Senior Associate and Advocate & Solicitor
OC Queen Street LLC – Lawyers for Digital Business

Tay Woon Teck
Managing Director, Risk Advisory
RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd

The Moderator

Amanda Goh
Chief Executive Officer
Edelman Singapore

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208)
Stamford American Auditorium
Date : March 21, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 4.45pm – 6pm


4.45 pm – 5pm Registration
5pm – 5:05pm Introduction of panellists
5:05pm – 5:45pm Discussion
5:45pm – 6pm Q&A

Please register at by March 19.

You can bring your guests too.

Best regards
The Secretariat