President’s Message

New Year’s Message from the President

Dear members and friends of the Malaysian-German Society,
A very happy and healthy new year 2020 or year of the metal rat to you.
The start of a new year is always time to look back and reflect, as well as making plans for the new year ahead.  Looking back, this fun graphic highlights the events and topics we were involved with in the last year:

We hope that you were able to participate in, and enjoy one or other of them in 2019.
During our AGM, our members acknowledged the implementation of our new and modern logo, which represents not only the colours of the national flags of Malaysia and Germany, but also symbolises our mission: bridging cultures to foster friendship between the people of Malaysia and Germany.
Another necessary step to take was the adjustment of our membership fees. This has not been touched in the past 14 years, and after some discussion amongst the members at the AGM, the decision on the new fees was made.
From January 2020 on, the new annual fees will be:
Single Membership         RM 180
Couple Membership        RM 240
Corporate Membership   RM 1500
For renewing single and couple members, we will grant a discount of 10 %. This discount applies to renewals before 31 March 2020.
I hope that you will continue to support MGS with your membership and by volunteering at our events. I’d like to take this opportunity to extend a big Thank You to all of you who have volunteered at one of our events.Your efforts are much appreciated.
We are continually looking for ways to make membership of the MGS more beneficial and we are currently negotiating with several businesses to grant discounts exclusively for our members. We also want to introduce a ‘members only’ event each year. Watch out for the announcement to be made soon.
And lastly, please do participate in our short survey which you can read more about later in this newsletter.There is a prize to be won by one lucky reader!
THANK YOU for your ongoing support and being part of our community.
Kind regards, a Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai,

   Petra Müller