The new extension to the Andersonians’ Clubhouse was officially opened recently. After undergoing almost two months of construction, the project was completed on schedule, in time for the 75th Anniversary dinner of the Andersonians’ Club in October last year.
Andersonians’ Club members, past and present, were in attendance along with the president and committee members of the club. Former Perak state assembly speaker, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Ahmad Azizuddin bin Hj Zainal Abidin, a former student of Anderson School, officially opened the new extension.
After the opening ceremony, Ahmad Azizuddin toured the clubhouse and proceeded to the hall. The hall is a part of the extension and is named Dewan Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Ahmad Azizuddin. The hall can accommodate up to 200 people at one time. It can be used for club activities and also be rented out.
For the love of his alma mater, Ahmad Azizuddin donated RM100,000 for the renovation of the building. Ahmad was very much involved in the building of the original clubhouse in 1969 and was instrumental in getting the new extension done.
The club managed to collect another RM100,000 from former students. The two major donors were Dato’ Gregory Wong and Hamdan who gave RM10,000 each.
According to club president, Mohammad Abdul Kadir, the club is still short of RM150,000 to enable it to carry out landscaping works, interior furnishing and to change the roof and wiring of the clubhouse.
If the complete works are done, members of Andersonians’ Club can look forward to enjoying a cleaner and better equipped clubhouse, one which will be the envy of Ipohites.