It is an honour and privilege to serve as the President of the Singapore Women’s Association (SWA). I am humbled and deeply grateful to the membership and the board of directors for electing me and providing me with this opportunity.
SWA is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and membership supported organization registered in Singapore. It was founded in 1954 as Siglap Girls’ Club. Its object is to support non-profit and non-governmental organisation committed to actively:
Provide opportunities for women to help one another socially, educationally, culturally and to serve the community especially the elderly.
Enhance better health, livelihood and social status for women and children
Promote fellowship, cultural interests and participation in the community activities locally and globally.
To accomplish its mission, SWA
Encourage women to play a more important role in the educational, cultural, social and economic development of Singapore
Give assistance to the under-privileged
Bring cheer to the less fortunate
With my newly-elected board, we are engaged in strategic planning to contemplate our society’s future. Our priorities are to strengthen the SWA membership and serve our members and our community as best we can. To this end, I urge you to become involved with SWA and spread the word to your colleagues encouraging them to join us. Please, help us reach out to colleagues at different local non-profit organizations and even non-governmental organizations.
I am proud to report some highlights of our achievements and successes. I start with our latest accomplishment:
Annual Old Folks lunch in partnership with SPC where we hosted lunch for 300 old folks
Annual Fund Raising Charity Dinner
We were also successful in hosting the 22nd Federation of the Asian Women’s Association Convention in 2016.
Keeping up with technology and new media of communication, SWA now has a Facebook page. Please follow us and send us your feedback.
I welcome all new SWA members and all new board members and I am looking forward to working with my board and all of you for the good of our society.
Lee Li Hua