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Moral Angels’ Weekly Flash 230607

Hi Hi Angels,
It was rather a quiet activity for last Saturday as not many angels turned up… Uncle Song, Auntie Molly and Sharon arrived the earliest.. Huai Yuan had NDP Parade Rehearsal and so he send his apology… Christina, Gary, Doris and Stuart were out for a trip to Vietnam…. Should have bought lot of goodies for us… hehe… :)

Well, Rusty, Mei Kuen and Jojo helped out in the games activities… The ah gong and ah ma had fishing, throwing of balls and bean bags… Auntie Molly as usual was the banker for the card games… SK played chess with Uncle John… Uncle Song, Rico, Sharon and Eric were there to do befriending and running errands for the elderly…

As for singing, Ah Yong took the whole show… It was Ah Yong concert tour at Moral Home… He sang the Hokkien songs continuously from the Karaoke disc without looking at the lyrics.. Impressive…

There is a new elderly at moral home… She is a Penarakan… and her name… oh no i forgot… Lucy, Sally???… Maybe Sharon will know… She speaks Malay, Hokkien and a little bit of English… Keep a look out..

Announcements

1. It will be a busy and concurrent activity for next saturday.. hopefully most angels will turn up… It will be movie screening day and we will be showing “Just Follow Law”, a local production by Jack Neo, starring Fann Wong and Gurmit Singh…

2. A big spring cleaning at the volunteer room… In-charge please take note:

Jojo – will be in charge of cleaning the room….
Uncle Sam – will be in charge of cleaning and sterilizing all the games plots… It is getting very dirty…
Ah Yong – will be in charge of giving away all Tiger Balms and bottles of Snake Powder…

ICs, please look for your own helpers… The time for the cleaning will start from 2.30pm to 4.00pm… Uncle Sam you can make use of the space outside the volunteer room to clean the games… Angels, please bring along your rags and cleaning equipment… (if you have)…

3. The Father’s Tribute concert will be held this coming Saturday on the 30th June 2007 from 2pm to 5pm at Esplanade … 10 elderly will be going… Hui Qing (the in charge of these event) will arrange a bus and about 8 volunteers to assist us… On our side, we have Uncle Meng Huat, Uncle Song, Winnie Tan and Fiona to help out… We need probably another 1 or two volunteers to assist us…

4. There will be a short discussion from 4pm to 4.45pm on Moral Home 10 years Volunteers Anniversary EventSharon will chair the discussion, which means she will be incharge of the event… haha…

5. ESN’s Vivocity outing for Home Econ Elderly on the 22nd July … So far we have the following volunteers helping out:

Jin Xiong, SK and Hui Quan (committee)
Sharon, Fiona, Huai Yuan, Jojo, Uncle Song, Desmond and Gary…
Poh Yan and Rico (Pending)
Uncle Song and Desmond will be incharge of wheelchairs logistics…

Interested personnel please feel free to SMS or email me asap… Thanks…

6. ESN End of Year Mini Carnival will be held on the 15th December 2007, Saturday from 2pm to 4.30pm at Yishun Junior College.

Main Objective: to infuse a sense of togetherness as a community of volunteers serving the elderly sector, to promote sharing and learning among volunteers and beneficiaries alike, and to create awareness of and promote the volunteering work that is being carried out in the elderly sector.

It will be a fun and interactive event comprising of carnival stalls (food, craft and games), activities such as dog therapy and handicraft demonstrations, and last but not least, a mini concert

We are to set up 1 or 2 stalls and come out with 1 or 2 performance for the carnival… Rusty will be the in-charge for Moral Home stall and performance setting for the carnival… Eric… will you be interested to assist Rusty???

Inter Agency Carnival 2007

7. Poh Yan going bald on coming Sunday 1st July 2007 at 2.10pm at Novena Square … Moral Angels who want to lend your support, please join meet me at 12.30pm Novena MRT Station and had a small lunch and Novena Square… Then we do a little shopping and at the same time see whether Rico is loafing around or not… Interested personnel, please let me know…

8. Fresh SMS from Sharon – TOMOKO REPLIED:
Tomoko is in Singapore from 10 June to 15 June before moving to Australia… She apologise for missing the Saturday… They are now in oz land (???).. Finally, her family is relocated at Brisbane. She is still keeping her handphone number and email address… The internet is currently not connected… Once it is done, she will email us the new email address…

9. National Day Celebration on 11th August 2007
Ah Xian, Ping Sing and Xiao Xuan – just to inform you that you guys will be in charge of the upcoming National Day Celebration… Do start brainstorm on what you guys intend to do…

Cheers
Quan

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  • Moral Angels Weekly Flash 160607

    Dear Angels,

    Thanks to VL for helping the decoration team to put up the deco. This year Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration was a low key, but interesting and entertaining celebration.

    We started the celebration with the distribution of dumplings, proudly & solely “bao” by our beloved Bak Chang “Rapper”; Madam Molly Yap :)  Next came the Opera Performance Group, invited by our one and only MH opera singer Chang Peng Jie, to sing and banter with the elderly for about an hour. Though they sang only the Cantonese Opera Songs, I”m sure the Ah Kongs and Ah Mas enjoyed and appreciated their performance.

    At last, the elderlys were then served dinner together with fresh, healthy fruits prepared by our HuiXian, Ping Sing, Mei Kuen, Meng Huat, and Rico”s girls.  Thank you – Josephine and Jinxiong for Mceeing, Loi for videoing, Poh Yan for photo-taking, Xian & Ping Sing for getting the fruits, Song & Fiona for preparing the refreshment for the performers, Molly for doing the dumplings, Desmond for the sound system-in-charge, Vl, Rico & Kids for the decorations, Meng Huat, Suzanna, Julene, Alexandra, Alex, Eric, James & Jane, Gary Ken, for being present at the celebration, helping in one way or another. :) 

    On behalf of the organisers Yen, Doris & Yong (especially Yong) would like to thank all volunteers who helped to make the celebration a success. THANK YOU ANGELS!

    Oh, a SPECIAL THANK to Yong who has kindly and WILLINGLY agreed to take up ALL future Dumpling Festival Celebrations by HIMSELF 😮

    NOTES:- Those who need to claim any money for the celebration expenses, pls hand your receipts to our treasurer”s Rico.

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  • Moral Angels’ Weekly Flash 090607

    Yo angels,
    Well, I was late for last Saturday Activity due to personal matters… Sincere apology to those who arrived earlier…

    Last Saturday was a games and activities day… We had Poh Yen to play chess and board games with the elderly.. Auntie Molly was playing cards with the ah mas which was later replaced by Uncle Song and Christina… Eric, Jin Siong, Rusty, Christina and Gary helped out in the games where the elderly had fishing. Auntie Chen Peng and Uncle Meng Huat was playing Mahjong with the elderly which was subsequently replaced by Rico and Ah Yong.. By the way, ah yong was not on form that day… Don’t know why?? Perhaps Jojo is not around…. Hehe.. :)

    Eric, Uncle Song, Doris, Rico, Mei Kuen and Sharon went around doing befriending and at the same time run errands for the elderly…. Doris had a new hair cut… very pretty… with the first look, Gary and I know that she had a hair made at Johor Bahru… haha.. :)

    Gary, Jin Xiong, Uncle Meng Huat and Ah Yong brought out some “Kuai Zhi Ren Kou” songs for the ah gongs and ah mas…

    Hopefully I did not miss anybody out…

    Announcements

    1. Well as for the outing for Home Econ at Vivocity… Our dear ‘Kim Leng’ has been arrowed volunteered to be part of the organizing committee for this outing that will be held on 22nd July 2007, Sunday from 1200hrs to 1800hrs (latest)… Some of our volunteers have already expressed interests in helping… Sharon, Gary, Uncle Song and Christina… Rico and Poh Yan still pending…
    Already announced on the blog… so no way back… hiak hiak… :) Interested personnel, please feel free to register with me or SK….

    2. I will likely be organizing a visit to Kreta Ayer Senior Citizen Center at Chinatown next wednesday 20th June 2007 from 7pm to 9.30pm.. Interested personnel, please let me know… Encourage to go as you can see how elderly live on their own in one room HDB flat…

    3. 30th June 2007, Hui Qing (Ex-Volunteer of Moral Angel) is organizing a concert for the elderly.. She invited 10 to 15 mobile elderly to the concert at esplanade… So far Winnie has given her consent… Now we need 5 to 8 moral angels volunteers to accompanied them for the concert… There will be providing 20 volunteers and a bus for transportation. Here are the details:

    Venue: Singapore Art Cafe, at Esplanade
    Time: 2pm to 5pm (will send a team of 20 volunteers to pick up a group of selected 10 to 15 mobile elderly from MH, arrive at esplanade at 3pm latest)

    Concert time: 3pm to 4pm (will be an hour of music, songs sang by a few friends and myself…mainly oldies…my dad loves oldies of shanghai era…n i believe the elderly will love these familiar old tunes too)

    Other program: Lucky draw prizes (like small items to cheer the folks), and light tea snack (sponsored) at the Art Cafe

    Objectives:
    a)To bring sweet memories to elderly giving them a treat at somewhere different, and in tribute of my father

    b) To invite more young working adults esp of my network (those executives) to be exposed to volunteerism…..(kind of like NVPC ambassador..haha, for u know, volunteerism is FUN, n meaningful:)
    Logistic: 20 volunteers, 1 bus (sponsored)
    Safety plan: The Esplanade is quite friendly to elderly (lifts direct) and have handicapped toilets. Thus, safety should not be an issue.

    4) Poh Yan going bold on 1st July 2007. Please remember to lend your support by pledging your donation… The donation card will only be available on 20th something… For those who want to donate but do not have credit card, please let Poh Yan knows and he will donate it on your behalf.. Remember to pay him back…

    Give him your encouragement to go bald. So donate generously thru
    http://www.ccf.org.sg/hfh/webApp/shaveeBIO.php?identificationNo=S1588447I

    For more info, go to
    http://www.ccf.org.sg/hfh/index.php
    http://www.ccf.org.sg/hfh/objective.php

    Pls let him know if you prefer to donate thru a pledge card

    5) Remember to be at Moral Home at around 2pm for the Dumpling Festival Celebration… Be there early to assist in the decoration… Rusty and Jin Xiong will be the MCs for this event.. haha… :) details are already posted below… wow so efficient…

    Cheers
    Quan

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  • Dumpling Festival 2007 – Schedule

    Schedule

    2.00pm – Arrival of angels and last min catch up on what is to be done.

    2.30pm – Mobilisation of the elderly into dining area

    3.00pm – Distribution of Bak Changs & Chinese Tea

    3.30pm – Performance by Alexandra & Friends

    3.45pm – Performance by Opera Group (may include singing, story telling etc)

    4.45pm – Sing-a-long Session

    5.00pm – Dinner

    Committee members

    Emcee
    Jinxiong
    Josephine

    Decor
    Rico
    Sharon

    Logistics
    Desmond

    Video Man / Camera Man
    Hui Quan

    F & B
    Ping Sing
    Hui Hsien

    Games
    Seow Kuan
    Josephine
    Mei Kuen

    1. Games committee – The schedule looks a bit occupied for the time being and we might not have ample time for games. But nevertheless, we may still need your help to organize/prepare a game on hand as a stand by plan just in case any of the performance ends early.
    2. F&B Committee – They have in mind fruits such as kiwi, dragonfruits and mango to serve to the elderly. So pending confirmation with Winnie if it is ok.
    3. Lovely angels with good voices (you should noe who u are) hahahaha – We might need you to stage a mini concert just to entertain the elderly whilst waiting for their dinner or in between breaks.
    4. No special dress code needed for this event

    Hope to see you angels for the event and cheers to all.

    Thank you and have a nice weekend.

    Regards
    Organising Comm

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  • Moral Angels Weekly Flash 020607

    Hi Hi Angels,
    Is me again!!! Your “lovely” VL is here doing this week weekly flash…. :) We have Auntie Molly conducting the card games but somehow or rather she upgraded herself playing mahjong with Ah Yong and the ah mas…. (Ah Yong and Gary not on form last Saturday)… The card game is subsequently taken over by Christina, Rusty, Jojo and Uncle Song….

    Rusty, Jojo and Ah Xian intended to conduct the games activities with them but somehow or rather one of the elderlys complained that they had not have movies for quite a long time and so we ended up having movie screening for the rest of the day… Therefore, Rusty, Jojo, Ah Xian, Fiona, Uncle Sam, Sharon, Rico, Desmond, Eric and Gary went around the house doing befriending with the elderly.. Uncle Meng Huat was there as well…

    For the later part of the day, SK arrived to assist in the feeding while Ah Xian and Ken Goh helped Auntie Molly to prepare for the “Ba Zhang”… Fiona donated 120 bottles of snake powder for the elderly… We intend to give it out during the dumpling festival… Thanks Fiona…

    A couple of announcement:

    1. Still remember that I posted a note on the comments for Moral Angels’ weekly Flash 120507 that ESN members is organizing a outing to Vivocity on the 21st or 28th July, and we need volunteers to be part of the committee to assist us in this outing.. so far no reply… I will bring this up next week… haha…. :) Just a recap… Timing will be in the afternoon starting from 1200 to 1700 (Still not confirmed). Home Econ have already confirmed that there will be 28 elderly going. And there will be no dinner provided as the administrator wants all of them to be back for dinner.

    Wendy, how is the sponsorship for Home Econ Outing?

    2. Sharon and I suggests to have a meeting with the main committee members to reflect on past year (Jan 2007 – Jun 2007) activities and events… And at the same time, to set up another committee for next year mega events for moral angels, which is our 10 year anniversary… We will discuss it in the coming week as well… Feel free to throw in suggestion as well…

    3. I received an invitation from a past volunteer of Moral Angels to invite the elderly to a concert… Here are the details:

    Proposed Date: 30 June 2007(Sat)
    Venue: Singapore Art Cafe, at Esplanade
    Time: 2pm to 5pm (will send a team of 20 volunteers to pick up a group of selected 10 to 15 mobile elderly from MH, arrive at esplanade at 3pm latest)

    Concert time: 3pm to 4pm (will be an hour of music, songs sang by a few friends and myself…mainly oldies…my dad loves oldies of shanghai era…n i believe the elderly will love these familiar old tunes too)

    Other program: Lucky draw prizes (like small items to cheer the folks), and light tea snack (sponsored) at the Art Cafe

    Objectives:
    a)To bring sweet memories to elderly giving them a treat at somewhere different, and in tribute of my father

    b) To invite more young working adults esp of my network (those executives) to be exposed to volunteerism…..(kind of like NVPC ambassador..haha, for u know, volunteerism is FUN, n meaningful:)
    Logistic: 20 volunteers, 1 bus (sponsored)
    Safety plan: The Esplanade is quite friendly to elderly (lifts direct) and have handicapped toilets. Thus, safety should not be an issue.

    What I need from you to help:
    1) Send this invite to the Moral Home Nurse Manager and seek approval for this outing.
    2) Mobile your regular volunteers as well since they know the elderly better (most 5 to 8 will do)

    4. Attached program is this month activity… Long time never do liao… Haha… :)
    Moral Angels Weekly Activities

    5. Lastly and very importantly, our Poh Yan is going bald… Please lend him the support by pledging online…

    Give him your encouragement to go bald. So donate generously thru
    http://www.ccf.org.sg/hfh/webApp/shaveeBIO.php?identificationNo=S1588447I

    For more info, go to
    http://www.ccf.org.sg/hfh/index.php
    http://www.ccf.org.sg/hfh/objective.php

    Pls let him know if you prefer to donate thru a pledge card

    Cheers
    Ah Quan

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  • Moral Angels’ Weekly Flash 260507

    Hi Hi Angels,
    It has been quite sometimes since I wrote the flash. The flash will be pretty short as I arrived at the home at around 4.30pm last Saturday….hehe… :)

    The moment I reached the home, I saw Ah Yong and Gary singing to the elderly, Christina and Ping Sing were playing cards with the elderly…. SK and Rico were playing mahjong with the ah mas… Sharon, Uncle Song, Jin Xiong, Desmond, Ken Goh, JoJo and Mei Kuen were befriending with the elderly… I think that is about all… Hopefully I did not miss anybody….

    Just to let you guys know that our Ah Yong was on form last Saturday. He chaired the meeting, going through the programs for the upcoming dumpling festivals and starting to shoot arrows like nobody business…. For those who were not presence during last week meeting.. be careful… you might get a shock of your duties for the dumpling festivals… Especially Rusty and Jin Xiong… I think they already know what their duties are… haha… :)

    The upcoming dumpling festival will be held on the 16th June 2007 at Moral Home… There will be exciting program lining up… we have opera show, Alexandra and friends performing Chinese Orchestra, games and brand new MCs…. Stay Tune…

    Oh ya, Alexandra needs 3 music stands for the performance… Uncle Song, is it possible to bring yours? I have one and the home have one…

    Cheers
    Ah Quan

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