By Jamie Morgan Ramsamy, Quality Assurance Manager & Ruth Beh, Senior Insurance Executive
Thome’s Annual Dinner & Dance in Singapore celebrated the efforts of the past year with a Latin inspired theme called “Viva La Fiesta” which means “Long Live the Party”. When we have worked hard over the past year, we intend to party hard as well and 2018 was no exception.
The Fullerton Grand Ballroom was the venue for this year’s event and it was filled to the brim with 318 people in attendance. In addition to our staff, we were privileged to have representatives from the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) join us for the celebration.
At the event, guests were welcomed by a roving Mariachi band which drummed up the fiesta mood for the evening. Guests were additionally treated to authentic Spanish Flamenco dancers who opened the event. Olav Eek Thorstensen, Claes Eek Thorstensen and Olav Nortun reflected on 2018 and set the expectations for the New Year.
This segment was concluded by the presentation of SGD 25,000 raised by Thome to the CCF, which was followed by several Long Service Awards to colleagues, some of whom have completed more than 20 years with the company! It was indeed a wonderful start to the event.
After a sumptuous themed dinner, activities commenced with our colleagues hitting the dancefloor with their Latin-inspired outfits. Those who attended went above and beyond the normal expectations of creativity and this made the selection of the best-dressed person significantly more difficult than previous years.
The excitement continued to build with mass participation activities and this led up to the final Lucky Draw segment with many winners walking away with fantastic prizes. Celebrations continued well into the evening.
We’d like to thank the organising committee for their efforts throughout the year in planning and executing this event for our colleagues. As we continue to work hard this year, we look forward to celebrating our efforts once more.