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Saturday, 05 July 2008 15:28
|TENURE OF SERVICE ||INCUMBENT || |
|1954 - March 1991|
Mrs Seow Peck Leng
She was an educationist and a social worker.
Mrs Seow was a former teacher and principal and although retired, continued to be committed to education. She served in the committee of the Extra Mural Studies Department of the NUS Studies its inception in 1962. She was also a board member of the Singapore Association of Continuing Education (SACE) and Chairperson of the Educational and Personal Development Committee of the SCWO. Besides serving as the President of the Singapore Women's Association, she was also the first Vice-President of the Federation of Asian Women's Association, the first Vice-President of Singapore Council of Women's Organization, Chairperson of the Road Safety Committee of National Safety Council. She was also then a board member of YWCA.
She was also a politician. She was elected to the Singapore Legislative Assembly in 1959. She attended several parliametnary and congress meetings and courses in the US, UK, Australia, India and Malasysia. Her meetings with outstanding political and social leaders broadened her political and intellectual horizons.
She has been bestowed with a number of awards in recognition of her valuable work. In 1977, Lord Mountbatten presented Mrs Seow with a plaque of Life Patronage of the International Variety Club for having raised the most funds for charity. She is the first Asian to receive this award. In 1978 she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Ministry of Social Afairs for valuable services rendered to others. She also received plagque for "services rendered" and from the Singapore Council of Social Services, she also received an award in recognition for "invaluable services to the Council" rendered.
As a person she is warm, friendly and easy to work with and a testimony of this quality is borne by the fact that most of her committee members have been with her for well over ten years and some over twenty years.
| March 1991 - March 2002|
Mrs Susy Ts'ai
| Since March 2002 - Current|
Ms Mei Woo
Ms Woo Choon Mei or Mei Woo has been actively involved with the Singapore Women’s Association (SWA) for about 20 years, had held various positions before becoming its President in March 2002. SWA is also the founder member of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Women’s Association (FAWA) where Mei is currently the Honorary Secretary but had held positions of 2nd Vice President, Treasurer and Asst Secretary in her 10 years of active involvement.
She is instrumental in organising fund raising events for SWA’s local and overseas projects. Also had experience working with the founder President, Mrs Seow Peck Leng in organising the FAWA conference in Singapore. She had represented SWA in the Forum 85 Conference for Women in Nairobi and in Beijing in 1995. Also had opportunities to present country papers at FAWA conferences in Guam, Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore. Was the chair for the proposed changes in the FAWA Constitution in Guam. Will now be organising the FAWA conference in Singapore in 2003.
Mei has a Business degree from Curtin University, Australia and a Diploma for Training and Development from the Institute of Personnel and Development, UK in conjunction with SIM. She had worked as the Human Resource Manager and Development Manager with the Asia Regional Office in a multi-national company. Had brief stints working in Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. Also opportunities to conduct training programmes for the various Asian countries.
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