members of the Penang Teachers’
2021 has been another trying year for most of our lives, businesses and
families. Just when most of the country was vaccinated we have the
emergence of the Omicron variant and the sudden nationwide floods. 2022
is set to be a year of challenges and recovery as we begin to live with
COVID-19 and adapt to new norms.
Preparing for it, we have boldly embarked on digitalisation. First, we
have set up our very own Telegram group
to be able to reach out to all
members. This will enable fast and efficient news and updates on our
programmes and member benefits. Second, our PTCS website will also be
revamped to reflect a new look and more exciting content.Third, we will
extend our membership
campaign till end of 2022. This is to reach out
to all teachers and Penang State Education Department staff to share
our benefits to all.
We are indeed living in changing times and will embrace digital
technology which pace has been accelerated by the onset of the
pandemic. We are indeed grateful for your continued patronage of our
Cooperative BHP Service Station and contributions to the society and
will strive to serve you better.
Wishing all members a Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year !
Dear Members of PTCS,
I am greatly honoured to be given the opportunity to pen my heart’s
desire on the front page of the PTCS Bulletin. This has never happened
in all my years with PTCS. I greatly appreciate the Chairperson’s kind
thoughts and gesture.
My ultimate aim is for PTCS to revert to its former glory. This can be
achieved if we get more new members. The “Members
Get Members” campaign
will be extended until the end of 2022. Both proposer and new member
will be monetarily rewarded. Please spare a few moments to recruit our
new young teachers and others who are still not members. One good news
is that the cut-off age for our membership eligibility has been
extended from 48 years to 50 years. Many of you may be unaware of this.
Get cracking then !!!
I aspired to join the PTCS directorship back in 1993. After years of
unsuccessful attempts, I finally succeeded in 2008. I would like to put
on record my sincere thanks for the undying support and encouragement
of my loyal friends.
During the years from 2008 to 2021, our PTCS has been held in high
esteem by other Co-operatives. We received warm smiles and enthusiastic
welcome when introduced. It is you, the members, who can bring our PTCS
to even greater heights.Though Covid-19 has hindered many of our plans
and activities, we are not deterred. We still have new plans and
strategies to serve you better and hopefully declare better dividends
through our MISSION, VISION and GOALS.
The next AGM will be my “Swan Song” in PTCS. I will leave with bitter
sweet memories. However, I will continue to serve and to strive for
PTCS. I am proud of PTCS and are you ???
Wishing all “ A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR ”
Tan Tat Hiong