Sarawak has been fortunate to be to be the only state where the Malaysian Nature Society has two branches. With its expansive geographic cover, this is deservedly appropriate for Sarawak, an almost absolute necessity considering all the facts.
MNS Kuching was formerly established September 1996, while MNS Miri was formally registered March of the same year after a short informal existence as Miri Natural History Society. Close cooperation between the two branches, sharing of pertinent information and strategy, working together on important issues have been the hallmark of the two branches as torch bearers of Malaysian Nature Society in Sarawak.
This year the two branches conducted their annual AGM within a week of each other in Miri and Kuching respectively.
Last Saturday saw MNS Miri successfully intalled new members to the Branch committee (see previous post).
This weekend, 24th July 2010, in Kuching, MNS Kuching successfully conducted their AGM and Roadshow in the city and have come up their committee line-up for 2010-2011.
Here's an excerpt by Zora Chan (immediate past Secretary, MNS Kuching) which appeared on http://mnskuching.blogspot.com :
"On behalf of the Branch Committee for the term 2009-2010 and immediate past chairperson, Rebecca D'Cruz, we would like to record our sincere thanks to you for your continuous support in MNS and its activities. It has been a pleasure serving the branch. We just held our AGM this morning and followed by MNS 70th anniversary roadshow at the Mango Tree Restaurant. Both events went smoothly. Reports and minutes of the AGM would be sent to you all soon in separate emails.
Chairperson : Cheong Ah Kwan
Vice-chairperson : Yeo Siew Teck
Secretary : Sunita Shamsul
Treasurer : Jacinta Wong-Schneider
Cynthia Hazebroek, Dr Chin Saw Sian, Chi'en Chi'en Lee, Rahim Bugo, Donald Tan and Lim Jin Bing
Collin Cheong has been appointed as the branch's internal auditor.
Congratulations to your new appointment.
We thank the newly elected team for dedicating their time to serve the branch for one year and all the best to you all.
Love Life, Love Nature"
All the best to the two MNS branches in Sarawak!
Nazeri Abghani/25th Jul 2010