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TEAM BUILDING EVENT 2017

MORAL ANGELS’ VOLUNTEERING GROUP

TEAM BUILDING EVENT 2017

 

Objective

The Team Building Event is the third event of 2017. It was held on 4th March at Aloha Changi

Seafront Chalet A which is a double storey chalet nestled in the serene and laid back surroundings of

Changi Village. The objective was for moral angels to consolidate our activities of 2016 and chart our direction forward. This event was also the gathering of minds and sharing among like-minded people.

 

Angels Strength

We have about 20 volunteers turning out for this event.

 

Committee Members

Organisers – Stuart and Sam

Food and Beverage – Doris, Christina & Susan

Team Building Games – Ray Ray

 

Event Summary

The night before, Stuart & family checked into the chalet with Susan, Christina and Willit. The next morning, we ventured to Changi Village for breakfast and to buy the necessities needed for the event.

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Due to the heavy downpour, the event was delayed slightly so that everyone could attend the event. Uncle Meng Huat was the first to arrive. At around 2pm, Sam kicked off the event with a recap of the 2016 activities. In his recap, Sam brought us down the memory lanes of 2016. The recap was peppered with lots of photographs and we were all amazed by we had achieved in just one year. Sam paid accolades to Moral Angels for their contributions too.

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Stuart introduced the new Moral Angel Committee as well as the forecast of the 2017 activities. Almost all of us were assigned (arrowed) an activity to be organisers. Stuart ran through the scope of the committee members and the organisers. The initiatives for organiser were:

 

  1. To prepare a publicity poster before the event; and
  2. To prepare a report after the event.

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After that we took a short tea break. The tea break was food & fruits galore! All the moral angels quickly dived into the food. Thanks to Huiquan and Yiqi who bought us some nice roasted meat for us. Thanks to Uncle Song for buying so many varieties of fruits – so that we could have a “fruitful” discussion. Thanks to our Kitchen Chief Susan and Kitchen Aids Christina and Doris for preparing the sumptuous makan.

 

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After the tea break, Gary sprang into action with a useful lesson on AED. At first, we were all unsure of how and when to use AED. With Gary’s fun and engaging lesson, we tried our hands at using the AED while giving CPR and our confidence was greatly boosted.

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Next up was Yiqi who gave us an insight on the nuances of using Facebook as a personal/group profile and as a page. We were enlightened on the differences and the pitfalls for not abiding to Facebook’s regulations.

 

Sam stepped up to share his experience in volunteering and Meng Huat also gave a short thank you speech for receiving a Volunteer Award lately. Following that, Stuart talked about how we could live a healthy life through eating smart, eating right and cultivating good eating habits. Hopefully we can all become healthier so that we can take care of our loved ones and the elderlies.

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After the sharing session, Stuart took the opportunity to present some gifts of appreciation to Raymond, Sam and Susan for their hard work. (Unfortunately Poh Yan, Rico, James and Vivien could not join us during the event. No worries we will pass the gifts to you soon!)

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Raymond then picked up the baton to become the Games Master. We played two games. The first game was a special “Horse Race” which pitted the gentlemen against the ladies. The game gradually became a shouting match as both sexes were determined not to lose the game (and lose face).

We proceed to the second game which was named “Mai Tai”. Each team had to mix a cocktail for the other team to taste. For this game, the ladies won as they correctly guessed 4 out of the 6 drinks that were in the cocktail. You go girls!!!!! Thank you Raymond for the wonderful games. It’s a pity we could not go through the whole repertoire of games.

 

Right after the games, we tugged into dinner and the kids wasted no time in hitting the playground. It turns out that the playground comes with water play. Needless to say, the kids simply had loads of fun while we adults had fun just watching them go.

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We had a discussion on the new Moral Angel logo designs and new volunteer vest/shirt. It was decided that we will look for suppliers that can printed vests. The vest design will be shared with everyone once it is firmed up.

 

Special thanks to

Sam for bringing the barang barang to and from Moral Home.

Susan for preparing the tea break and buying stuff.

Christina for helping Susan.

Doris for helping Christina who was helping Susan.

Jinxiong for helping to pick up Susan, Christina and Doris in the rain and buying ice.

Raymond for planning the games and playing game master.

Yiqi and Sam for sharing valuable information with us.

Gary for the useful lesson and the extra effort in bringing CPR dummy.

Adeline and Willit for popping by for a short while.

Everyone for attending this event and sharing your view points. We really appreciate you taking time out of a precious weekend to meet up. See you at Moral Home soon.

Written by Stuart

8rd March 2017

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  • Moral Home Travelogue : Penang

    Hi Angels,

    we have just return from our recce mission to Penang Island. And we enjoyed every bit of it.. hahaha.. So let Stuart and Doris give u a brief account of the happenings over at Pulau Pinang… fyi photos for the Newater outing, CNY event and the Penang trip hasl be loaded onto the Moral Angel’s website.

    After the outing to the garden on last Saturday, those Angels going to Penang went off to either Stuart or Sharon’s house to freshen up. We promptly met up at bout 8pm plus at Golden Mile to begin our journey.

    We set off for Tuas 2nd Link at about 9… Brr… the bus was cold and the seats were not so comfy… we kinda get the feeling of sliding down the seats even when they were inclined to the sleeping mode.. anyway Aunty Molly was very nice. fearing that we don’t haveanything to eat when we reach the pit stop, she made lots of Png Kuay ( Pink Rice Cakes ) and French toast with Luncheon Meat. She reasoned that the food at Yong Peng was not hygienic that’s why she went to great pains to make all the Png Kuays… Thanks Aunty Molly!!!

    Along the way we were held back by a traffic jam… apparently there was a traffic accident on the road.

    After a ardous and sleepless( for some angels) trip, we finally reach Oriental Hotel. Unfortunately there were some hiccups and we did not manage to check into our rooms, instead we just deposited our barang barang at the hotel… Aunty Molly then brought us to the POSH Cititel Hotel to wash up… haha…. After freshening up, we “Marched on” to find the local breakfast… we went on a 10lm road march before we hit the local market. At this point, Aunty Molly ordered a few bowls of Kuay Teow with Pig intestines for us to try out… a few of us disobeyed orders and decided to explore the market by ourselves…bringing back You Tiaos and Wan Tan Mee… ” AIyo.. why you all buy these?? they are not nice one!!! ” so said Aunty Molly…. ” Don’t eat too much… later I bring you all to eat the Assam Laksa”..

    Subsequently we finish our food there and continues our road march to find the best Assam Laska…. it was located at one small shop along the road… we sampled possibly the BEST laksa in Penang…. the fish meat was ample but it was the broth that took our breaths away.. Jin Xiong and Stuart had to revive some of the angels by CPR… AFter all the makan… we proceeded to Penang Hill. It was a 10min taxi ride. When we reach the base station Uncle Song got the tickets for the tram ride(4 ringgit per pax ). The tram ride was not easy as we were packed like sardines into the small tram….halfway through, we had to change trams… Penang Hill is 700ft above sea level so when we reach the summit, the view was panaromic as you could see the entire Penang Bridge as well the Penang City…. it was definitielyworth the squeezy trip up… We had a break up there, enjoying the scenery and coffee… and then down the hill we went.

    Next stop was Kek Lo Si ( Ji Le Temple) … it was a temple perched on a hill. Along the way up to the temple, shops selling memorabillias are set up. so how could our female Angels not resist the temptation of SHOPPING? off they went while the rest of the angels went on a trek up to Kek Lo Si…… besides the temple, there was a Pagoda, a few angels took the challenge and climbed the little stairs up the Pagoda… the view was magnificent up there…

    Before we realise, it was almost nightffall.. tired and sticky from all the walking we headed back to our hotel for a wash. After that we headed out for some Dessert at a street side stall… Soon it was time for Rico to leave us as she had to return to S’pore. After seeing her off, we took a cab ride to Gurney Road for dinner. We reached a hawker centre located along the beach. Non of us angels could resist the good food there yummy.. after the makan, we had a stroll along the beach and did a little bit of shopping nearby.. By the time we reached the hotel, all of us were deadbeat… phew…. and this was only the first day.

    Rise and Shine !!! By 8am in the morning… we gathered at the hotel lobby. By that time a few of the angels had already went across the road to have a cup of coffee. This morning, Aunty Molly took us on a ride on the Public Bus.. and we were all amazed by it because you don’t have to pay a single cent. After about 10 mins, we alighed and were sheparded to a shop that sells Kuay Teow Thng … Aunty Molly has been friends with the owner of this shop for 30 over years… and guess wat? they served us extra soup with extra fillings inside… We then proceeded to Komtar, a pretty big shopping centre. A few of us wanted to buy the local goods such as nutmeg.. so they followed Aunty Molly. We met up back at the hotel where a van was waiting for us.

    We were whisked off quickly to a certain road side hawker cente…we had a quick lunch there before we headed for Batu Feringhi… this is a BEach resort where lots 5 star hotels are located…. a few of the angels had a nice stroll along the beach, some even went for horse rides. After a short rest, we returned back to the main town area. Aunty Molly took us to a Famouse shop that sells Tambun ( Tao Sa Bia ) . Mind you, our dear Aunty Molly had to call them up to book 25 boxes because they sell like hot cakes… All of us can attest to that as we saw lots of people coming in and out to buy their biscuits during our short stay there.

    After that we were chauffered to a nice little restaurant along the sea side for food sampling.. We had a taste of succulent prawns and crabs… we did not take too much as we still had to take dinner later on. According to Aunty Mollly, all the seafood were freshly caught by the fishermen.. that explains the freshness….

    Our last stop was dinner at a restaurant near the Bus Terminal… by then most of us were still quite full but we still manage to gobble up everything. Sadly and unwillingly, we bid farewell to Penang… and made our way via coach back to Singapore..

    That’s all folks, see ya at the Home this weekend!!!!

    P.S : Do remember to take a look at the photos at our website

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  • Moral Angels’ Annual Retreat 27th Jan 2007

    Hi Angels,

    For those who have missed out the retreat on 27th January 2007, no worries. Here are the attached documents containing all information that has discussed.

    Moral Angels’ 2007 Calendar

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/moral-angels-2007-calender.pdf

    Sample of welcome gifts for new volunteers and appreciation gifts for volunteers who have contributed selflessly to the elderly and Moral Angels Volunteering Group.

    Moral Angels’ Wallet Calendar

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/ma-2007-wallet-calender.pdf

    Sample of Moral Angels Doll Gifts Wallet Calendar.

    Moral Angels’ Schedule of Events

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/moral-angels-schedule-of-events-and-budgeting.pdf

    List out the dates and coordinators for Moral Angels’ events and outings 2007.

    Moral Angels’ Volunteer Organization 2007

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/moral-angels-volunteer-organization-2007.pdf

    List out the structure of Moral Angels’ Committee 2007.

    Moral Angels’ Roles and Regulations

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/moral-angels-roles-regulations.pdf

    Specify roles and regulations for the Moral Angels’ Committee 2007.

    Moral Angels’ Annual Retreat 2007

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/moral-angels-annual-retreat-2007.pdf

    Powerpoint information on the topics discussed during the retreat.

    Moral Angels’ Retreat Program 2007

    http://moralangels.wordpress.com/files/2007/01/moral-angels-retreat-program-2007.pdf

    Time schedule of events for the retreat 2007.

    That’s all folks… Happy Viewing!!! :)

    Cheers
    Hui Quan

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