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It is always interesting to see the origin and history of a club or organisation. It is especially so in the case of an organisation like ours, which is run on a voluntary basis, provides so many different activities for members, gives support to local charities and generally makes our stay in Singapore more fulfilling.

Of course, for things to run smoothly we need a Committee or “Council” of volunteers lead by an elected Chairman, who is currently Drena Allcard in her third term. The importance of the role the Chairman plays cannot be underestimated and the Association is very grateful to the time and energy he/she puts in.

The BA traditionally invites the British High Commissioner and his/her spouse to be its Patrons. We are pleased to enjoy good relations with the High Commission and are regularly invited to hold events at Eden Hall, the High Commissioner’s official Residence on Nassim Road. Recently these have included Christmas Carols at Eden Hall, the AGM, the Volunteers’ Tea and in 2012 we held a Gala Dinner in the ballroom at Eden Hall to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Look out for the occasional BA tour of the house and gardens followed by morning coffee in the drawing room too!