Singapore Press Club office-bearers for 2019-2021

Dear Member

The Singapore Press Club held its 48th Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2019. The following members were elected to the Management Committee for 2019-2021:

President: Patrick Daniel (re-elected)

Vice-Presidents: Bhagman Singh (re-elected)
Syed Zakir Hussain
Lau Joon-Nie (re-elected)

Honorary Secretary: V.K. Santosh Kumar (re-elected)
Asst Honorary Secretary: Carol Foo

Honorary Treasurer: Jerry Siah
Honorary Assistant Treasurer: Elsie Chua

Committee Members:  Janet Wee-Ng (re-elected)
Thomas Benner (re-elected)
Tony Mallek (re-elected)
Yeo Sam Jo (re-elected)
Sally Clarke (re-elected)
Yu Poh Leng
Roshni Bernadette

Honorary Legal Adviser: Angeline Joyce Lee (re-appointed)
Honorary Assistant Legal Adviser: Chung Siqi

Auditor: Baker Tilly LLP (re-appointed)

Patrick, who was re-elected for a 11th term as President, noted that the Club did well last year and organised 54 events across a wide range of interests. He said the Management Committee held a strategy retreat to review the Club’s programmes as well as its mission, vision and values. Following the exercise, which included an online survey, the Club plans to embark on fresh programmes and also strengthen its secretariat to handle the increased activities. He added that the Club continues to be financially strong and the incoming committee will look at ways to make meaningful use of the Club’s resources. 

Upcoming regional conference in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong

Dear Member

Here are 3 fantastic learning, training and networking opportunities in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong for journalists, editors, news business executives and those in related fields.

Buy your conference tickets online (and start booking your travel where applicable) today! Conference ticket prices start from S$120.

Join 200 of the region’s top executives and editors from leading news media companies as they discuss how to transform the business of news with new business models, new products, pricing strategies, data, events, digital advertising, trusted content, online video, podcasts and apps. Attend the 18th Asian Media Awards Dinner at the Singapore Flyer, play golf with the Singapore Press Club, visit up to 3 international, regional and local newsrooms (Bloomberg, Mediacorp and Singapore Press Holdings), the Singapore Zoo and Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of the conference’s networking and social events. Enjoy 15% off with this promo code PA19_15%offer#SPC when you book online today! Organised by the World Association of Newspapers & News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

With the theme, Covering Asia’s New Order, N3Con, organised by the Asian American Journalists Asia Chapter, recognises that the future of media is Asia. With in-depth panels, workshops, newsroom tours and lightning talks that hone in on the current Asian news environment, N3Con aims to prepare the next generation of the region’s journalists with a solid foundation to tell the world the story of Asia’s new order.

MOJO ASIA BANGKOK: 28-29 June 2019
This conference brings together Asian journalists and media professionals to make the most of their smartphones to support their journalism and newsrooms. Experts from across the region will gather in Bangkok for panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses on video reporting and production, photojournalism, podcasting, television workflows and much more. Take part in #MojoAsia2019 and be part of the Asian Mojo community! Organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Best Regards

Lau Joon-Nie
Vice President, Singapore Press Club


Dear Member


Notice is hereby given that the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Singapore Press Club will be held on Tuesday, 23 April 2019, at 6.30pm in Room T2.2 at SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

1. To confirm minutes of the 47th Annual General Meeting held on 12 April 2018 and matters arising
2. To receive and approve the Annual Report for 2018
3. To receive and, if approved, adopt the Annual Statement of Accounts for the year 2018
4. To review and approve the Club’s strategic plans following the strategy review and survey undertaken by the Management Committee
5 To appoint an Honorary Legal Adviser and an Auditor
6. To elect the office-bearers for the years 2019-2021

Please notify at of your attendance.

Dinner will be served at 6pm.

On behalf of the Management Committee

Santosh Kumar
Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

SSO concerts at 20% discount

Dear Member

Enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on tickets to six exciting performances hosted by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra between now and June 2019. For all of the concerts indicated below please use the Singapore Press Club exclusive Promo Password: spc2019

1. SSO Pops: Video Games Classics
Details: 5 Apr 2019 (Friday), 7.30 pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
More info:
Promo: 20% off (Cat 1 – 3 only)

2. Subscription Concert: Maestro Choo Hoey
Details: 18 Apr 2019 (Thursday), 7.30 pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
More info:
Promo: 20% off (Cat 1 – 3 only)

3. Red Balloon Series: Rhythms, Rites and Renewals
Details: 3 May 2019 (Friday), 7.30 pm, Esplanade Concert Hall
Pre-concert talk: 6.30 pm at library@esplanade
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Promo: 20% off (Cat 1 – 3 only)

4. SSO Chamber Series: Death and the Maiden
Details: 17 May 2019 (Friday), 7.30 pm, Victoria Concert Hall
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Promo: 20% off (all categories)

5. SSO Chamber Series: Temptation of The Saintly Pot
Details: 18 May 2019 (Saturday), 7.30 pm, Victoria Concert Hall
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Promo: 20% off (all categories)

6. SSO Chamber Series: Brass Ensemble of the SSO
Details: 19 May 2019 (Sunday), 4.00 pm, Victoria Concert Hall
More info:
Promo: 20% off (all categories)

Warm regards
Sally J. Clarke
Singapore Press Club
Management Committee Member