Raleigh International Alumni Conference 2016

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We've got some exciting news to all you fellow Raleigh KL alumni! 

Raleigh International Alumni Conference 2012 | Source: Raleigh International

Raleigh International’s second Alumni Conference will be taking place this year on the Saturday 10th of September in London and we are inviting you to come and join us! This year's conference will be based on the agenda, “Connect, Collaborate, and Create”.

The goal is to deliver an event that provides an opportunity for Raleigh alumni to come together; to network, to share ideas, to learn from each other and, most importantly, to be empowered to continue being active participants in their communities.

Moreover, this year's theme will be focused on connection and collaboration in order to create social impact which is highly important to the 2017-20 strategy, and will be incorporated across the organisation. This event will be a support mechanism and the development of an alumni strategy.

If you're interested in joining us, please email us at info@raleighinternational.org.my before 28th April 2016, as we need to finalize the number of alumni attendees from our side to Raleigh International by the 29th of April. Your immediate response and cooperation would be greatly appreciated! 

If you require more information about the conference, feel free to drop us an email and we'll get back to you ASAP. 

Also, in light of connecting our growing Raleigh alumni across the globe, Raleigh International's latest issue of their Alumni Magazine, 'Connections' is out! You can read all about it here.  

Best Regards,
Raleigh Kuala Lumpur Committee Term 15/16
e: info@raleighinternational.org.my 

Raleigh Kuala Lumpur at The Golden Globe Tigers Award 2016

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The Golden Globe Tigers Award 2016 is the highest recognition amongst individual and organizations who have achieved the highest levels of standards and benchmark in numerous areas such as CSR, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Education Leadership Award and so on. The award ceremony took place in Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences on the 11th of April, where a number of respectable attendees were present not only from Malaysia but from many different parts of the world such as Iceland, Saudi Arabia, India, China, South Africa and such! Among the respectable, Sunway University, Maybank, Star Media Group Berhad, and even Iflix and many, many more were there to accept their Golden Globe Tigers! It was definitely a humbling experience to be in the same room as these long-standing organizations in Malaysia and of course, globally and we're glad that Raleigh Kuala Lumpur has gotten this far! 

Lo and behold, our current president, Chin Liang Keat received an award from the Golden Globe Tigers Award 2016 for Excellence in NGO Leadership Award on behalf of Raleigh Kuala Lumpur! Beyond proud and honored, here's what Liang Keat has got to say about accepting this award: 

"I'm sincerely humbled and honored to be receiving the NGO Leadership Award. I am proud to say that this award belongs to everyone who has contributed to Raleigh Kuala Lumpur one way or another, hence I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our project partners and alumni, especially all past and present committee members. We are where and who we are now because of your efforts! Special thanks to Raleigh International and all other support groups for their continuous support and guidance.
As we strive to be a successful and sustainable youth developmental organization, I am grateful to say that we have indefinitely made a difference in our communities through, for and with youth." 

Liang Keat up on stage accepting the award for NGO Leadership on behalf of Raleigh Kuala Lumpur.
As what Liang Keat mentioned, Raleigh KL would definitely not be who and where we are now if it isn't with the continuous support and guidance from our alumni and our volunteers. After all, our volunteers are our driving force that keeps us moving forward. A massive thank you to everyone! We hope that this is just the beginning to a much more endless and worthwhile journey!

RIC 2016 FAQs

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Q1: What is RIC2016?
A: RIC 2016 is the 4th Round Island Challenge event hosted by Raleigh International Kuala Lumpur. To know more about us check out our website: www.raleighinternational.org.my
Q2. When is RIC2016 happening?
A: The event day is on 28/5/2016 (Saturday).
Volunteers and participants are expected to arrive at Pulau Perhentian Besar on 27/5/2016 (Friday) and the event will officially end on 29/5/2016 (Sunday).
Participants
Q3: What does the participation fee include?
A: Participation fee includes medal, t-shirt, participation certification, finisher’s certification, lunch + snacks + dinner on the 28th, equipment rental, marine park fees and insurance.
Q3: Are there prizes if I win?
A: No prizes to be won in RIC2016 as it is a non-competitive event. RIC2016 is merely an open water swimathon for our Sea Challengers seeking a dose of adrenaline while braving the raging waves of the South China Sea.
Q4: I am not fit/I cannot swim well/ I swim well but I have zero experience in open water swimming. But I still want to take part in your challenge!
A: We strongly advise that you have prior experience in open water swimming due to the nature of our challenge. A good guideline: if you can swim continuously for 2KM you could take up this challenge then!
Alternatively you can join us as a volunteer!
Q5: How far do we have to swim/kayak?
A: Total distance will be 18KM (a loop around Pulau Perhentian Besar).
You may however choose to cover a shorter distance and end your challenge at the designated checkpoints. Kindly inform our event marshalls if you decide to stop.
Q6: What is the cut-off time?
A: Cut-off time is 11 hours (7AM – 6PM) , subjected to weather and tide conditions. Cut-off times will also be imposed at each checkpoint and participants will be informed of the details closer to the event date.
Q7: What about the format of the challenge?
A: A team comprises of 4 members, 2 kayakers and 2 swimmers at any one time.
Q8: I am short on members!
A: We can recommend & match other sea challengers who are lacking members but we will not be held responsible for it. Members are advised to train together to understand each other and achieve effective team dynamics.
Q9: How many checkpoints will there be?
A: There will be 5 checkpoints. Water and light snacks will be provided at the checkpoints. There will be no bag deposits at any checkpoints, teams are advised to bring their own supplies with them on board their kayaks. A map of the checkpoints will be provided closer to date.
Where will the flag off and finishing point be?
A: We will be flagging off and finishing at Watercolours Resort, Teluk Dalam.

Q11: Wait, hold up, my fees do not cover accommodation and transportation fees. Where should I stay and how should I get there?
A: We highly recommend you book rooms at Flora Bay and Carver Cove as they are special RIC accommodation, you will receive special discounted rates if you stay in the aforementioned resorts. Click on their websites for their room rates.
Flora Bay Resort: http://www.florabayresort.com/
Carver Cove Resort: http://carvercove.com/index.html
However, please do register and book your stay as soon as possible as these resorts may be fully booked as the dates gets closer because it is during the school holiday season.
Alternatively, you can find rooms in any of these resorts along the stretch of Teluk Dalam, Pulau Perhentian Besar.
Fauna Beach Chalet  
B’First Chalet    
Bayu Dive Lodge   
Samudra Beach Chalet  
Arwana Resort Reservation
We do not recommend you find accommodation outside Teluk Dalam as you would have to find your own transport to and fro Watercolours resort where the flag-off point and closing ceremony will take place.
Is my registration fee refundable?
A: No, registration fee is not refundable.
Something came up and I am unable to attend, can someone else take my place?
A: Yes. However, you are required to inform us of this changes via email at ric@raleighinternational.org.my no later than 2 weeks prior to event.
Is there a mandatory kit list?
A: Yes, please bring the following items
Mandatory items:
1) Dry bag
2) Water (at least 3 Liters)
3) Cap (for use when kayaking)
4) Emergency whistle (x2)
5) Same bright colour swim caps
Strongly recommended:
1) Energy bars/gels/snacks
2) Sunblock
3) Vaseline
4) ORS (oral rehydration salt)
5) Personal medical kit
6) Long sleeved lyras/ swimming attire, shades

Volunteers
Being a volunteer sounds interesting, what is the typical roles of a volunteer?
A: Volunteers are expected to pick up roles in logistics, water stations (checkpoints) and give moral support to the participants!
Ok, sign me up! How much would I have to pay and what does the fee include?
A: Volunteer fees are RM399, fees includes event t-shirt, participation certificate, food on event day, accommodation, transportation from KL- Perhentian- KL, equipment rental, marine park fees and insurance

Any age limit for volunteers?
A: Volunteers must be 16 years old and above.

If you still have anymore queries, feel free to drop us a message at ric@raleighinternational.org.my and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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