The AICR Book (Memories of the AICR)
The objective of this book is to record the history of the AICR from its inception 45 years ago to its current, ever-growing and vibrant association of today.
It will showcase the different personalities who first came together to form and develop their ideas, nurtured their individual local sections.
The book will have records of our achievements, failures and future developments. It is hope that this book will inspire more hospitality industry people especially our young executives to join the AICR.
The concept of the book is to tell a story of the AICR and individual member’s experiences of past and present.
The expected completion of this book would be by end of 2010. We hope to have it available in print before the next Congress in 2011. The 1st Draft by end of 2009 and final draft by mid-year of 2010.
Cost and Sponsorship
We will try to keep the cost down but paper and print must be of good quality for the book to last. The number of sponsors for this book is open for discussion. We will also consider of putting it up on a specially designed website link to the International AICR website.
Taking into consideration the quality of photographs from the pre-digital age, we would still appreciate all contribution. Although the quality in the final print may be slightly lacking, it will help to capture the mood of the early years.
The layout and design of the book will reflect as follows: (draft only).
1. Cover page
2. Current International President’s Message.
3. The inspiration and the men who formed the AICR.
a) First International President of AICR
b) List of International Presidents
c) Why was it necessary to form the AICR? Its aim and benefits?
d) What were the challengers when forming the first AICR?
e) The growth from the beginning to current.
4. First section to form the AICR in their country, followed by the second and so forth over the years.
a) How did it the AICR come into being in their respective country?
b) What were the challengers in forming the individual local sections?
c) Who were your first members and executive committee members?
d) Key Section events over the years.
e) Growth of its memberships
f) The future of AICR sections
5. Congress and Presidium
a) The concept of the Presidium?
b) When and where was the first Presidium held.
c) When and where was the first Congress held – year and number of attendees.
d) Challengers faced hosting the first Congress
e) Second Congress and so forth
f) What happen at each Congress and Presidium?
6. David Campbell Trophy
a) Who was David Campbell?
b) What inspired David Campbell to have the Receptionist Competition?
c) The David Campbell Trophy – Design by and concept
d) List of Receptionist of the Year Winners, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up
e) A feature on each of the DC Trophy winners e.g. where are they now? etc
7. The future of AICR – where do we go from here?
8. List of all current members and their hotels.
For the 1st publication of the book in hard cover, all articles in the book will be entirely in English.
Note: There may be instances where another foreign language will be necessary to capture the essence of the story. In this case, we will print the foreign language and the translated version in to English.
We will require the assistance of each Section Presidents and Councilors for their input and suggestions. Any pictures or documentations will be much appreciated.
Each section President will assign their section PR’s to collate pictures and write articles on their section or what they would like to feature in the book based on the above. However, each section President can if so wish, write anything they feel is important to their sections and that it should be featured in the book.
The above layout is just a draft idea of how the book should feel and how it would take the readers on its historical journey. It is not meant to be a “cut and paste concept.” All articles and pictures must be sent to Alphonso D’ Conceicao, President of ARDE Singapore who is coordinating the production of the book.
As there will be overlapping of events especially on the first hand knowledge of each Congress or Presidium, all articles will be reviewed so as to blend in with the whole concept. Please note that articles sent will be edited if necessary to fit the entire concept of the book.
Note: There may be instances where another foreign language will be necessary.
Please be careful when quoting from sources. Please ensure your source of information is correct and truthful. We do not want any defamation case against AICR or its sections. It is important to note that during the two years while the book is in progress, there will be some changes as new and better ideas to the whole book from different sources. Please bear with us.
Alphonso D’ Conceicao