100 Years in Jakarta

Chieftain's Message

Published on November 7th, 2019


Chieftain’s Message

Dear Members, Friends and Sponsors of the Society

On 20th September, we held our annual Whisky Tasting event at Fez Kinara in Kemang. A great evening was had by all, notably with the blind tasting competition which again stumped many of the attendees. This year we had 11 different whiskies on tasting, many donated to the Society by Committee members and our sponsors, so everyone who came were able to widen their knowledge through the evening.

Our appreciation to everyone who contributed to the evening with a special mention to the main sponsors on the night: McLarens, Diageo, The RIO Club and Fez Kinara. A write up and some pictures of the evening are now posted on the society website.

As I write, we are in the throes of finalizing all the arrangements for the St Andrew’s Ball which will be held on 30th November 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. We have secured the return of Bahookie and the Perth Highland Pipe Band to lead the entertainment with a popular local band also supporting the evening. We have some great prizes arranged for the auction and raffle so we hope that these will help raise funds for our supported charities.

The event is a sell-out again this year so we thank all of those who have made bookings for their support and we look forward to sharing a great evening with you.

Looking ahead, the Burn’s Supper will be held on 25th January 2020. This year we plan to move to a more intimate setting and to liven up the proceedings, we have booked a professional Burn’s performer who will lead the evening. Seating will be limited and whilst all the details are still to be finalized, we are opening up reservations. Please  send an email to The Chieftain at chieftain@thejavastandrewsociety.com if you are interested to reserve seats.

We are also looking for sponsors to support the Burn’s Supper and so please contact the Chieftain as above should you be able to provide some support for this event.

Before either of these 2 main events, a team of golfers from the St Andrew’s Society will take on their counterparts from the St George’s Society in the second Thompson Cup match for 2019. The event will be held at Cengkareng on 16th November 2019 and anybody wishing to represent the St Andrew’s Society should please contact the Chieftain on the above email.

On a sadder note, we recently heard news of the passing of an ex-Chieftain, Mr. Bob Park and our commiserations to all his family. A thank you to Dr. Scott Younger who drafted the obituary which we have posted to the website.

Scott subsequently suffered a stroke and so our best wishes go to him and June for his speedy and full recovery.

Finally, a thank you to all the sponsors who have stepped forward to support the Society and its events to date: notably Astra, Asian Tigers, The RIO Club, Jakarta Land, Mayapada Hospitals, Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Fez Kinara, CHOPE, Cathay Pacific, Logan Air, Diageo, McLarens and Glenmorangie at the time of writing.

We look forward to seeing many of you at our events and thank you all for your continued patronage of the Society.

Kind regards

Roger Finnie

Chieftain Java St Andrew Society

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