REACH 19th Annual General Meeting

Dear REACH Member

Notice is hereby given that REACH 19th Annual General Meeting will be held as follows:

Date                :           20th  March  2019

Time               :           8.00pm

 Venue             :           Strawberry Park, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.

Agenda :-

1. President’s welcoming address.

2.To confirm the minutes of the 18th Annual General Meeting.

3.To adopt the annual report 2018.

4.To approve the audited Statements of Accounts ending 31st Dec 2018

5.To dissolve the committee 2017 / 2018.

6.To elect a Committee for ensuing year 2019 / 2020.

7.To appoint two honorory Auditors for ensuing year 2019 / 2020.

8.To consider any other matters of which 7 clear days notice shall have been given in writing to the secretary.

9.Newly appointed President’s closing speech.

 

We appreciate your attendance.

Thank you,

 

Ramakrishnan Ramasamy

President

Grant from the Edge Foundation for Environmental Education at the Mossy Forests of Cameron Highlands

by Cheam May Choo

We are pleased to inform that we recently received a grant from the Edge Foundation for environmental education at our mossy forests. Besides educating students on the biodiversity and importance of our highland forests, this time around we would include lessons on climate change.

The Edge Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Edge Media Group. The foundation’s mission is to foster, develop and promote education of all kinds. Through the Edge KL Rat Race (which is held annually since 2000) funds are raised from corporate Malaysia and given to the various registered charities and NGOs. This year the event was held at Padang Merbok, KL on the 31st of July 2018.

Simple weather measuring instruments will be installed at our mini weather station in Gunung Brinchang. As with our earlier programmes,field trips would consist of a visit to untouched mossy forests followed by a visit to our Biodiversity Centre. where forests are being rehabilitated. Students would participate in tree planting and later brief on climate change, forest conservation and how all these are interrelated.

REACH would like to thank the Edge Education Foundation for supporting our conservation efforts.

 

Local farmer to contest as independent in Cameron polls-Malaysiakini

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/459853

Take a stance on the Telom Dam-The Star

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/01/09/take-a-stance-on-telom-dam-pakatan-urged/

Cameron Highlands by election NST 19 december 2018

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/442079/cameron-highlands-election-jan-26

A common affliction-the dearth of funds

In this challenging economic times, our organization, as with many NGO’s, is not spared from a common affliction- the shortage of funds. Since Reach’s formation, we have been relatively spared by monetary woes but not this year. Pledged funds which would have tide us over unscathed, have not materialized. As a result we are “downsizing”.  Our administrative work will be done by volunteers till such time when our funds permit us to hire an office staff. We regret to inform that activities which are costly to carry out will not be fully sponsored. This include reforestation activities. (Only 4 wheel drive vehicles are able to navigate through the rough roads and their transportation cost is high.)

Activities such as CSI and EEP will continue as their cost is relatively low. We apologise for having to disappoint schools who have written to us recently, as Septembers and Octobers are the golden post exam months when the students are free to join in our activities. In order to continue our environmental work, we seek funds and support from the public. Our donations are tax exempted.  The public can also support us by buying our merchandise especially our book on Montane Birds of Cameron Highlands. We can be contacted at reach.president@gmail.com or reach.corybas@gmail.com. Other email addresses will no longer be in use.