The 43rd and 44th MAS Recreation Club Committees continued to create opportunities for staff to come together and bond meaningfully. These included special events organised in 2015 as part of Singapore's Golden Jubilee celebrations. We saw greater staff participation in performances, sports events and support for our adopted beneficiaries. This allowed staff to build connections outside of the office while celebrating Singapore's 50th year of independence.

MAS Carnival & Community Service Day 2015
The inaugural MAS Carnival was held on 9 June 2015 at Toa Payoh Stadium and Sports Hall. About 900 staff attended the Carnival to cheer on over 250 colleagues competing against each other in multiple sporting activities and tele-matches. These included track and field, tug-of-war, netball, dodgeball and flag football. Community Service Day 2015 was also held in conjunction with the Carnival, with participating departments organising innovative activities (e.g. a Cold Splash challenge) alongside sales of delicious food and beverages to raise funds for MAS' adopted beneficiaries.

Community Service
MAS continued to organise activities in support of our adopted beneficiaries — Lions Befrienders, Grace Orchard School and the New Horizon Centre. Our volunteers held block parties and excursion trips for elderly folks to events such as the ASEAN Para Games, and helped spring clean their homes over Chinese New Year. We also conducted mock interviews for special needs children, as well as organised a special outing to Jurong Bird Park for them and their families which incorporated staff-run games stations.

Our thanks go out to all staff who participated in MAS fundraising events. Through Community Service Day, Heartstrings Walk and the Care & Share pledge cards, staff contributed more than $30,000 to ComChest in 2014. In recognition of the funds raised, MAS was awarded the Corporate Bronze Award by ComChest in 2015, one of two government agencies to receive the award since its inception in 2011. MAS also continued to support ther initiatives such as the annual Share-A-Gift initiative by Boys' Brigade, and Red Cross disaster relief for the victims of the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Annual Dinner 2015
On 24 July 2015, MAS staff gathered at the Raffles City Convention Centre for an unforgettable evening, reminiscing local television classics and celebrating Singaporean icons through the years. Themed "Spectacular, Spectacular!", the event involved everyone through costume competitions, staff emcees and performances, and even a surprise management performance.

SG50 National Day Celebrations
MAS staff were treated to a special National Day Celebration on 6 August 2015. The Golden Jubilee commemoration event was themed "It All Started With A Dream", to celebrate how far we have come as a nation in the last 50 years. Staff were moved by the "Resilience" video which reviewed some of the key events of the organisation through staff interviews. They also enjoyed the games and performances by the newest officers, and a buffet lunch. The contributions of long-serving colleagues were also recognised and celebrated in an awards ceremony.

Inter-Central Bank Games 2015
The 39th Inter-Central Bank Games (ICBG) took place from 18 to 21 September 2015 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. MAS' representatives competed with our regional counterparts in Vertical Run, Basketball, Flag Football, Darts, Virtual Games and the ICBG-Got-Talent competition. MAS finished in 4th place overall.

Kidz@Work 2015
On 24 December 2015, over 100 children of MAS staff enjoyed themselves at the annual MAS Kidz@Work event. The party kicked off with a magic show and a staff-choreographed musical performance. The children were then treated to a carnival with free-flow popcorn and candy floss, a photo booth, balloon sculpting, and a wide range of games stations.

Family Day 2016
MAS' annual Family Day took place at the Jurong Bird Park on 12 March 2016. Themed "It's gonna be Birdy Good!", the event attracted over 500 staff and their families for a morning of fun and bonding amid our feathered friends. The entertainment included an interactive bird show, snack stalls, variety games, a magic show and a lucky draw.