BlackNet February Update

I hope you had a great Chinese New Year and are ready to get back to the grind! We have a lot of exciting updates for you this week. In today’s update:

1. BlackNet 1 Year Anniversary Party – THIS FRIDAY, 7PM AT SKY 57

2. US Embassy Black History Month Event

3. BlackNet Registration Update




1. BlackNet 1 Year Anniversary Party

The BlackNet 1 Year Anniversary Party will be held THIS FRIDAY, Feb 4th at 7PM at SKY on 57. Please note that the previous email listed the venue as Ku De Ta, but we have changed locations to Sky on 57. Same great view with a more conducive atmosphere for our group. Big thanks to John Mims for his assistance in securing the venue.

The view of the sunset from our area is supposed to be amazing, so be sure to arrive before 7:30pm to enjoy it.

2. US Embassy Black History Month Event The United States Embassy is hosting a panel discussion and screening of The Butler in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 20th. This is a private event, but the Embassy has reserved 20 tickets for BlackNet members specifically. Details are below, if you are interested in attending, please RSVP with me here by Feb 10th. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Embassy of the United States of America cordially invites you and a guest to the special movie screening of THE BUTLER Thursday, February 20, 2014 Golden Village Grand, Great World City, Hall 5


5:45pm : Registration and ticket collection

6:20pm : Guests seated

6:30pm : Remarks from Ambassador Kirk Wagar

6:35pm : Panel Discussion on Black History Month

7:00pm : Screening of The Butler Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Guests are encouraged to have their dinner before the movie.

Movie Synopsis

This 2013 American historical fiction film directed by Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. More information about the film can be found at

3. BlackNet Registration Update

The BlackNet Registration has been successfully submitted to the Singapore Registry of Societies. We have not yet been contacted by RoS for next steps, but we will keep you posted every step of the way. A huge thanks to Derren Joseph for volunteering to complete the registration submission. Derren is a Tax Consultant at American Expat Tax Services. If you are an American looking to minimize your tax liability abroad, you can reach out to Derren at


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2 comments on “BlackNet February Update
  1. Katie Sanchez says:

    Hello fellow members,

    Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!

    I wanted to let the group know that I have been assigned a temporary assignment for 6 months to Singapore! I leave March 5th. So, I am looking forward to seeing those members I met earlier and to meet new members, during this time.

    Hopefully I will see you at the April meet up, if not sooner.

    Katie Sanchez
    Disney Institute

  2. blacknetsg says:

    That’s awesome Katie! Can’t wait to see you!

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