Down Memory Lane

The First Decade
1986 to 1996

  • 1986 – Establishment of BGAM – an Association with Constitution
  • 1987 – Founding members received membership cards

Members’ Newsletters

  • 1987 – Inaugural issue of 1st quarterly newletter – The Newslink
  • 1988 – 2nd , 3rd issue of Newslink
  • 1989 – 4th , 5th , 6th , 7th issue of Newslink

Dinner Functions

  • 1987 – 1st Annual Dinner and Dance @ Subang Merlin Hotel
  • 1988 – 1st Royal Patronage Dinner @ Kuala Lumpur Hilton
  • 1989 – Royal Coronation Dinner in honour of our Royal Patron being 9th Yang DiPertuan Agong.
  • 1990 – Annual Dinner and Dance @ Raintree Club KL.
  • 1991 – Dinner & Dance @ Pan Pacific Hotel KL.
  • 1991 – President’s Dinner @ Royal Selangor Club for British University Alumni Associations.
  • 1995 – British Alumni Ball ’95 @ PWTC
  • 1992 – Royal Patronage Gala Nite in aid of BGAM Building Fund @ Shangri-la Hotel KL
  • 1993 – Grand Fellowship Award Dinner @ Shangri-la Hotel KL
  • 1996 – “A Royal Evening” gala dinner in aid of BGAM Building Fund @ Shangri-la Hotel KL.

Hi-Tea & Others

    • 1989 – Represented at Royal Dinner on board HMS Britannia at Port Klang in conjunction with state visit by HM Queen Elizabeth.
    • 1992 – Dinner hosted by American Universities Alumni of Malaysia (AUAM) @ Royal Selangor Club
    • 1994 – Year-end high tea @ Concorde Hotel KL
    • 1995 – Chinese New Year & Hari Raya celebration @ Police Mess, Bukit Aman
    • 1996 – 1st BMITA/BGAM get-together @ BMITA Chairman, Tim O’Brien’s residence.
    • 1988 – Royal Patronage consent by DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Azlan Shah Perak Darul Ridzuan
    • 1988 – Appointments of Vice Patrons and Honorary Fellows

 

    • 1st AGM held @ Grand Continental Hotel
    • 1990 – 2nd AGM @ British Council
    • 1991 – 3rd AGM @ Royal Commonwealth Society Kuala Lumpur
    • 1991 Dec – EGM held.
    • 1992 – 4th AGM
    • 1993 – 5th AGM & Hari Raya tea party @ Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club
    • 1994 – 6th AGM @ Titiwangsa Golf Club
    • 1995 – 7th AGM
    • 1996 – 8th AGM @ Royal Commonwealth Society KL
    • 1996 Dec – EGM – postponed.

 

    • 1st branch established – BGAM North

 

    • 1989 – 1st BGAM Annual Sport Carnival @ Kampong Pandan Sports Complex
    • 1990 – Annual Sports Carnival cum Family Day @ FRIM Kepong.
    • 1992 – BGAM Annual Sports Carnival @ Kilat Club KL.
    • 1993 – BGAM Sports / Family Day @ Pusat Latihan Polis (Pulapol)Jalan Gurney (Semarak)
    • 1994 – Family Day @ Police Chalet Greysands, Port Dickson

 

    • Fairs / Talks / Seminars participated or held :-
      • British Education ’88 Exhibition @ PWTC
      • BE ’91 @ PWTC
      • With Intel Malaysia : “Jobs Hope Seminar”
      • With British Council ECS : Pre-departure Briefing.
      • In UK with 13 British Universities : Post-graduate studies
      • Talk on “Birth Control and Fertility”
      • With FOMCA/LIAM/NAMLIA : Seminar on “ Life Insurance & You”
      • With MSL Travel : Student Ambassadors Programme
      • With British Council : Recruitment Drive
      • With British Council : Career guidance fair on Arts and Design
      • Taylor’s College Education Fair @ Subang Jaya
      • Luncheon Talk @ Titiwangsa Golf Club : “Winning With The Strategy Of The Dolphin”. (Speaker : David Rodgers)
      • Luncheon Talk : “Astrology, Palmistry, Money Prospects, Business Prospects and Management Science”. (Speaker : Yaschpaule)
    • 1st BGAM Inter-Alumni Golf Tournament @ Kelab Golf Titiwangsa PDRM
    • 1992 June – 1st leg of BGAM Royal Golf Classic ’92 @ Kelab Golf Negara Subang
    • 1992 August – 2nd leg of BGAM Royal Golf Classic ’92 @ Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
    • 1992 October – 3rd & final leg of BGAM Royal Golf Classic ’92 @ Seremban International Golf Club.
    • 1993 – BGAM Golf Competition @ Tropicana Golf & Country Club.
    • 1994 – BGAM Golf Competition @ Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam
    • 1996 – Golf Tournament @ Mines Resort and Golf Club Seri Kembangan

 

    • 1991 – 1st BGAM Treasure Hunt to Port Dickson
    • 1992 – BGAM Treasure Hunt to Fraser’s Hill
    • 1994 – BGAM Treasure Hunt to Pulau Pangkor
    • 1995 – 4th BGAM Treasure Hunt to Melaka.
    • 1996 – 5th BGAM Treasure Hunt to Awana Golf & Country Club.

 

    • 1992 – 1st BGAM Debate vs AUAM @ Concorde Hotel KL : Topic “ This house resolves that the Renaissance Man is more of a product of the American System of Education rather than the British”.
    • 1993 – BGAM Debate vs ANZGAM (Australian and New Zealand Graduates Alumni of Malaysia) @ Federal Hotel KL : Topic – “Women make better bosses than Men”.
    • 1995 – BGAM Debate vs AUAM : Topic – “The Attributes That Attract Two People Are The Very Attributes That Lead To a Break Up”.

 

  • 1993 – 1st Blood Donation Campaign with Rotary Club of Bukit Kiara Sunrise @ Sungei Wang Plaza.
  • 1995 – Launch of co-brand credit card with Diners Club.
  • 1996 May – Bought a 3-storey shop-house in Taman Sungei Besi Indah as BGAM Building.

Down Memory Lane
The Second Decade
1997 to 2007

1997

  • EGM
  • 9th AGM
  • Handover of Building keys
  • 2nd BMITA/BGAM get-together
  • Poetry Reading Evening
  • BGAM 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner

1998

  • 10th AGM
  • British Graduate Games with British Council & British High Commission
  • 6th BGAM Treasure Hunt

1999

  • BE ‘99
  • 11th AGM
  • Charity Home Visits – 7 Orphanages & Old Folks Home
  • British Graduate Games with British Council
  • BGAM Golf Tournament with Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation
  • BE August Clearing Fair

2000

  • UK Education Fair 2000
  • 12th AGM
  • BGAM Website launched
  • Charity Visits – To Crocodile Farm & Zoo in Melaka
  • BE August Clearing Fair
  • Royal Millennium Gala Dinner

2001

  • UK Education Fair ‘01
  • 13th AGM
  • An Evening of Choir Music – jointly organised with Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya
  • BE August Clearing Fair

2002

  • UK Education Fair ‘02
  • Set up secretariat
  • 14th AGM
  • BGAM 15th Anniversary Treasure Hunt
  • Royal Coronation Gala Dinner

2003

  • 15th AGM
  • BGAM Fellowship Award Dinner
  • Inter-Alumni Games
  • Charity Home Visit – Buka Puasa @ Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah
  • Charity HRY Open house @ Azlin’s office
  • Represented at Canadian Graduates Association 16th Anniversary Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner for Dr Tom Craig-Cameron, British Council Director
  • BGAM-AUAM Golf Tournament @ Bukit Unggul Golf & Country Club

2004

  • 16th AGM
  • The BGAM Connect Jan-Mac issue published
  • The BGAM Connect Jul-Sep issue published

2005

  • 17th AGM
  • English Speaking Union signed up for the Secretarial Services
  • Participated in BMCC Annual Golf Tournament
  • BGAM Golf Tournament with PAUM
  • Library & Reading Room facility available
  • Fellowship & members networking

2006

  • 18th AGM
  • Farewell to HE British High Commissioner, Bruce Cleghorn
  • BGAM Royal Charity Dinner @ Shangri-la Hotel

2007

  • 19th AGM
  • BGAM-PAUM-AUAM Golf Tournament @ Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club
  • Fellowship nights @ Maju Palace Restaurant :-
    • 27 June 2007 – Food, Drinks & Networking
    • 19 Sept 2007 – Food, Drinks & Networking
    • 24 Oct 2007 – Food, Drinks & Networking
    • 19 Dec 2007 – Food, Drinks & Networking

2008

  • 20th AGM
  • Adjourned to 14 June 2008
  • Fellowship nights @ Maju Palace Restaurant :-
    • 16 Jan 2008
    • 20 Feb 2008
    • 19 Mac 2008
    • 16 Apr 2008
    • 21 May 2008 – Talk by Kong Keen Yung on Neuro Linguistic Programming
    • 18 June 2008 – Talk by David Lee on Fire Prevention Awareness
    • 16 July 2008 – Talk by Dr Lim on LASIK eye correction
    • 20 Aug 2008 – Talk by Bernard Hay Making Money Through Internet
    • 17 Sept 2008 – Talk by Robert Cheah on Life Insurance and Will Writing
    • 22 Oct 2008 – Talk by Sean Khoo on Defensive Driving
    • Nov 2008 – Talk by Karen Karn on Successful Business Planning for 2009
    • 17 Dec 2008 – @ Ram Rais & Partners. Parnassus choir group, Poem Recital, Tan Sri Augustine Ong on Malaysians’ Inventive Minds.
  • Inter-varsity Golf Tournament with PAUM-BGAM-AUAM @ Impian Golf & Country Club Kajang
  • Charity Golf in aid of Sichuan Earthquake Rebuilding Fund & Myanmar Children’s Cyclone Appeal with PAUM-BGAM-AUAM @ KGSAAS Shah Alam
  • Bowling Friendly Match at U Bowl One Utama – jointly organized by BGAM-PAUM.
  • Donations to Bar Council as certified sponsor for Human Rights Debate 2008.

2009

  • 21st AGM
  • The BGAM Connect – January 2009 issue published
  • Fellowship nights :-
    • 21 Jan 2009 – Talk by Dato’ Steve Yap on Health issues
    • 18 Feb 2009 – Talk by Mohana Gill on Fruits & Vegetables in our Diet
    • 18 Mac 2009 – Talk by Mandy Johnson on Cultural Relationships
    • 15 Apr 2009 – Talk by Edmond Yap on Living the Passionate Life
    • 20 May 2009 – Talk by Evelyn Ch’ng on The Power of Personal Branding
    • 17 June 2009 – Talk by William Chuah on Mindset Change
    • 15 July 2009 – Talk by Dr Yap Yee Guan on You and Your Heart.
    • 19 Aug 2009 – Talk by Dr Sreenivasan on Health Talk on Diabetes
    • 16 Sept 2009 – Talk by Reza Ali on Blueprint for Transformation Leaders
  • Inter-varsity Golf Tournament with PAUM-BGAM-AUAM at Bangi Golf Resort.

Facts & Statistics

1st Decade (From Establishment)

  • 7 x Newsletters published
  • 10 x dinner functions
  • 5 x Hi-tea get-together
  • 10 x AGMs & EGMs
  • 5 x Sports Carnival
  • 12 x Fairs, Talks & Seminars
  • 7 x Golf Tournaments
  • 5 x Treasure Hunts
  • 3 x Debates
  • 1 x Health (Blood) Campaign
  • Purchased a 3-storey building

2nd Decade

  • 10 x AGMs
  • 2 x Graduate Games
  • 4 x dinner functions
  • 9 x Charity Home Visits
  • 2 x Treasure hunts
  • 5 x Golf Tournaments
  • 5 x Fairs, Talks & Seminars
  • 11 x get-together sessions
  • Officially received keys to BGAM Building
  • Opening of Secretariat
  • Availability of Library & Reading room at Secretariat

3rd Decade (Current)

  • 2 x AGMs
  • 21 x Fellowship with Talks
  • 1 x newsletter
  • 3 x Golf Tournaments
  • 3 x Charity works
  • Launch of BGAM’s Education Fund

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