As pretty Joanne commented, ‘wow….today full force…’ Indeed, we had a good number of volunteers who turned up last Saturday, 19 Jan 08. Yan Quan & Xiao You being the babies of our group brought their youthful spirit with them and resourceful Cui Xian got her colleagues to join her. Welcome, Kenneth & Erica! Both were seen smiling and mingling with the elderly throughout the stamp cutting session. Please visit the elderly and join in the activities as often as you could.
Thanks ALL for being so supportive and helpful during the meeting. The CNY celebration at Bright Hill Evergreen Home (BHEH) is confirmed on 16 Feb 08. Please arrive at BHEH by 2pm or earlier for a quick briefing & preparation. I will be there at 1pm. Please dress in your bright colours like red, pink & orange to add to the festive spirit!
Besides our own volunteers, I would be counting on Molly to rope in the VAD group of friends and if any of you have a few friends, colleagues or relatives to help out, that will be good. Please indicate all your presence by leaving your notes in ‘Add A Comment’. We too value your other feedback & comments. THANKS!!
Our meeting ended with a happy note with a task for almost everyone:
Chung Tat – possibly Fortune God; logistics; representative to receive the lion dance team and lead them to greet the elderly on the upper floors
Lay Leng – work with Chung Tat and lead the lion dance team to upper floors
Mun Hoe – liaise with WS about volunteer support in the kitchen; coordinate the purchase of mandarin oranges; logistics; photographer
Kee Hoon, Siow Har, Kenneth & Erica – pack oranges and Floor ICs for giving out game prizes
Kiwi – possibly Fortune God; logistics; song IC 1
Seetoh – logistics; song IC 2
Hwee Seng – logistics; song IC 3
Michael (Cui Xian’s colleague) – song IC 4
Joanne – prepare a short & funny script for the appearance of the ‘pigs’ and ‘mice’. MC for the full celebration
Cui Xian – MC with Joanne for the full celebration
Mei Fang – coordinates the arrival of Fortune God costume; prepares props for the ‘pigs’ and ‘mice’; work with Joanne and lead the children who are acting
Jane – Game IC 1; work with Joanne/Mei Fang and lead the children who are acting as the ‘pigs’ & ‘mice’
Darren, Desmond & possibly Cui Xian’s relative kids – our cast for the ‘pigs’ & ‘mice’ and distribute of oranges to the elderly
Yan Quan – Game IC 2
Xiao You – Game IC 3
Molly – coordinate with VAD volunteers on their help for the celebration; represent your friend in the ang pow distribution with Fortune God; Floor IC leading some VAD volunteers to interact with the elderly throughout the celebration
Other volunteers – please work with Molly
Catherine – liaise with ZHSS teachers for the Chinese Drum & Chinese Orchestra performance