Tea Dance at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road on Saturday, 21 October 2017- EC Event

Dear All,

We have received many positive feedback from members and friends who attended our last tea dance and also many asking when we will be organizing another one.

To all the happy people and those who missed the last one, we are pleased to announce that we shall be organizing another tea dance soon.

For this time round, the management of the club has informed us that we could have the place exclusively for our party if we hit 40 pax.

Date:             21 October 2017 (Saturday)
Time:            2pm to 6pm
Price:           S$25 net

Mini Buffet:  Comprising one fried item (prawns or samosa or onion rings or spring rolls)
assorted mini cakes and pastries, one fried noodles or fried rice, one dessert (green bean soup or bubur chacha or cheng tng or bubur hitam) and fruit platter.

Drinks:          Free flow of hot or cold tea (other drinks at your own expense)
Music:           DJ Armstrong – one of the best DJ in town.  You can make song requests.
Account:        Payable to Caroline Gee – POSB savings account 067-00687-9

There will be a game or two and a lucky draw.  So if members feel generous and would like to sponsor some prizes, please contact me via caroline.gee23@gmail.com and it will be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.

P.S.  Club 5 at Park Royal on Kitchener Road has informed me that they will be sponsoring several prizes which will include dining vouchers and one or two bottles of wine.

Registration starts now and the closing date is 2 October 2017 so please save the date and get ready to party through the afternoon. We shall close registration at 45 pax (paid up). However, if the response is good, we may close at 50+ – (for paid) up by the closing date or if we reach our targetted number, whichever comes first. For the comfort of our guests, it should not be more than 53 pax.

If you don’t know how to dance, you could learn a step or two from other members or just be there to soak in the atmosphere and chill out.

1.     Caroline Gee (Paid)
2.     Stella Sheng (Paid)
3.     Maria (Paid)
4.     Maria’s friend (Paid)
5.     Michelle Sim (Paid)
6.     Dolly Lim (Paid)
7.     Jennifer Lim (Paid)
8.     Jennifer’s partner A (Paid)
9.     Joan Ang (Paid)
10. James (Paid)
11.    Reserved (Paid)
12.   Reserved (Paid)
13.   Reserved (Paid)
14.   Reserved (Paid)
15.   Reserved (Paid)
16.   Reserved (Paid)
17.   Reserved (Paid)
18.   Reserved (Paid)
19.   Reserved (Paid)
20.   Reserved (Paid)
21.   Reserved (Paid)
22.   Reserved (Paid)
23.   Reserved (Paid)
24.   Reserved (Paid)
25. Rosalind Lee (RL) (Paid)
26. Rosalind Low (RL) (Paid)
27. Geraldine Ting (Paid)
28. Gingko Tay (Paid)
29. Steven Chan (Paid)
30. Li Hong (CG)(Paid)
31. Friend (CG) (Paid)
32. Friend (CG) (Paid)
33. Friend (CG) (Paid)
34. Friend (Anne) (CG) (Paid)
35. Friend (Diana) (CG) (Paid)
36. Friend (CG)(Paid)
37. Friend (CG) (Paid)
38. Friend (CG) (Paid)
39. Catherine Tan (CT) (Paid)
40. Andrew Tan (Paid)
41. Friend (Annie)(CT) (Paid)
42. Friend (CT) (Paid)
43. Friend (Anna)(CT) (Paid)
44. Friend (CT) (Paid)
45. Friend (CT) (Paid)
46. Doreen Chan (Paid)
47. Friend (Doris)(CG)(Paid)
48. Friend (Janet)(CG)(Paid)
49. James SS (Paid)
50. James SS (Paid)
51. Richard Wong (Paid)
52. Friend (Dolly) (Paid)
53. Susan Tan (Paid)
54. Philip (Susan Tan)(Paid)
55. Molly (Susan Tan) (Paid)
56. Roger (Susan Tan) (Paid)
57 Alice (Susan Tan) (Paid)
58. Cath CT (Friend)
59. Friend (CT)
60. Friend (CT)
61. Friend (CT)
62. Friend (CT)
Full amount paid by James and his reserves. Waiting for name list from him to update.

59 thoughts on “Tea Dance at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road on Saturday, 21 October 2017- EC Event

  1. Hi caroline

    Very glad and thank for organising the events.
    I had miss the previous events and will be the 1st to registered now.

    Cheer !

    Stella Sheng

  2. Hi Caroline

    I have been waiting and looking forward to this event… guess timing is not on my side. I will be in Zurich during that period. But I will keep on a lookout on your next available date.

    Looking forward…….


    • Dear Sally,

      What a shame that the date is not right for you. I am sure there will be more to come if there is enough support.
      Enjoy Zurich. Its a beautiful place. Love the chocolates there. Have fun!

  3. Weiwei, Buddy,
    Will support but can’t help you in game this time round ya.. you know la…

    But will upside down my home storeroom, to search for some white elephants to sponsor ok.. no promise though..

    Cheers… Dolly

  4. Hello Buddy,
    Thank you so much. I understand about the games so no worries at all.
    Hope you turn every corner of your house upside down and search carefully ok LOL!
    Looking forward!

  5. Hi Caroline
    Please register me for the Tea Dance on 21 Oct.
    Thank you for organising this event.
    Will make payment soon.
    Have a nice day.& God Bless

    Joan Ang

  6. Hi Joan,
    So good to hear from you again. And thank you for your support. Looking forward to seeing you again. Take care and stay happy!

  7. Hi Caroline,

    I am keen to join in this tea dance. Pls include Philip, Molly and me as confirmed going.

    I am still getting 4 friends to join us. Let you know later once they confirm.

    Will make payment once our attendance for the # of pax confirm.

    Susan Tan

    • Hi Susan,
      Thank you for your support. So glad you are coming this time. Shall update my list accordingly and also hoping that more of your friends will be come too. Looking forward…..

    • Hi Susan,
      Have you gotten your list of friends yet? As I am almost reaching my maximum number and its on a first pay first serve basis, I hope you can make payment soon because I do not want you and your friends to miss out. I know you and your friends love to dance, and can do it well too. So looking forward to seeing you all there.

  8. Some people have used my post for their quarrels. I shall have to delete your postings because my post is for a happy occasion and not a platform for your quarrels. You have to save what you have written because I will not condone this kind of actions on my post. Please take your quarrels and arguments elsewhere.

  9. Hi Caroline Gee ,
    Please register me for the tea dance in October 2017.

    I fully support you although I cannot do the ballroom dances.
    I enjoyed the previous tea dance very much esp with the DJ Armstrong choice of music and songs.

  10. Hi Caroline,

    I will e transfer $25 to your account soon.
    Thanks so much for sacrificing so much time and effort to organise the Tea Dance a 2nd . time

  11. Hi Steven,
    Glad to know you enjoyed the last tea dance. And thank you for your support once again. I love Armstrong’s selection of music too. Looking forward.
    Its my pleasure.

  12. Dear All,
    For those who have registered, please kindly pay soon because my seats are filling up and it’s on a first pay first served basis. Don’t want to disappoint so I have to send reminder. Thank you all for your wonderful support and looking forward to another fun afternoon together!

  13. Good Morning Caroline
    I have transferred $25.00 to your POSB Savings A/c
    (Receipt No: 035I)
    I have invited Ken for the Tea Dance. He can only
    confirm next month. (Too busy travelling)
    Take care and be happy, don’t worry .. ….

    Warm regards,
    Joan Ang

    • Thank you Joan for your support. Looking forward to seeing you again.
      Yes, I know Ken is a very busy man. Mr nice guy. Hope he can come.

    • Hi Susan,
      Thank you for responding. There is no last day to pay up. Once the first 53 has paid up, we shall close registration.

      • Hi Susan,
        Could you and your friends confirm if they are coming?. If you all are, please could you confirm payment as I would like to close the registration. Many thanks.

  14. Weiwei Buddy,
    My suggestion is that you pushed up those paid participants’ list so that we have a better count of paxs and once we had hit the targeted qty required by the hotel, we will closed the participation list. Those unpaid list will put on waiting list and based on first pay first get scenario.

    You need more personal time to tackle your own pte issues from now till early October, hence take the time off till then.. Cheers.. Dolly and take care…

    PS: I had digged out some lucky draws to be sponsored for this event too but will only hand over to you in early October nia.. OK 🙂

  15. Dear All,
    registration to attend the tea dance is now officially closed as of today. For those who now wish to register shall be put on the waiting list.
    I closed at a bigger number because it’s for valid reasons.
    I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your overwhelming support and I look forward to all of us spending an enjoyable afternoon together, living life to the fullest, fill our tummy to the fullest and have fun to the fullest!
    Caroline aka Carly

  16. Hi Caroline,
    Thank you for accepting me you after you announced that the crowd should not be more than 53 pax.

    I would like to get in touch with you on contributing a few items for your lucky draws. Maybe not appropriate to disclose hp #, I shall give you my email address. Pls drop me email so that we can start our communication.

    Susan Tan

    • Dear Susan,
      Very glad to have you and your friends at the tea dance cos I know you all really enjoy dancing. And you were away so did not receive my reminder. Looking forward to seeing you there.
      And thank you so much for your generosity. You can email me at caroline.gee23@gmail.com
      Thank you n cheers

      • Hi Caroline,


        I have already sent the pics via your watsapp.
        Did you get a chance to take a look?
        Do reply via watsapp as I wld like to take this offline.

        Btw, I did not bring my hp to work today. I can only reply tonite if any msg.
        Susan Tan

  17. Dear All,

    Happy Friday everyone. A gentle reminder. One more week to go when we shall meet again! Looking forward to having fun, laughter and makan with everyone! Doors will open at 1.45pm to ensure smooth flow for registration. Its free seating except for the two very large sofa sets which have been reserved for the two big groups who have signed up. My apologies for any inconvenience it may cause.
    Eat well and stay healthy and happy! Have a great weekend!
    Caroline aka Carly

  18. Dear All,
    My apologies to all. I made a mistake and left out several reservations made by Catherine Tan. She kept increasing the number and paid me in cash. I did not count the money and did not know how many pax she paid for. Yesterday, I confirmed all those who booked for friends and she told me the number and was shocked as I left out too many. She said most of them are there to eat and chill out. Since payment was received in August/early Sept, i have to honour the reservations.
    But rest assured there will be enough food and space as I have checked with the bar captain on the numbers.
    My genuine mistake and please accept my apologies.
    See you all soon.
    Caroline aka Carly

  19. I want to thank CAROLINE  for organising this tea dance ay club 5 .
    The day ran smoothly, we stayed for extended periods of time and seemed to enjoy ourself, and overall the day was a success.
    I would like to thank DOLLY too, it wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of DOLLY , who help prepare ahead of time, planning gifts during the event.
    The gifts was amazing. It truly is a wonderful day from the hardwork planning. Finally, I would like to compliment both of you for helping to make the day WONDERFUL for everyone.
    Do look at your comments when wrapping up this year’s event and planning for next year.

    Cheer !


  20. Dear Stella,

    Thank you very much for your sweet and kind words. Glad you had a good time. Most feedback were positive and makes all the hardwork put in to get the show going very fruitful. Yes my buddy Dolly did a fantastic job in helping me out when I was feeling under the weather. It was a week of coughing, fever and runny nose. So glad to have a very trusted great friend.
    Looking forward to having more fun with you and the rest. But for now, its rest time.

  21. Dear All,
    A summary of accounts for the 21 April 2017 Tea Party at Club 5.
    Collected 62 pax @SGD25.00 per pax = SGD1,550.00
    Paid to Club 5 62pax x SGD23.30 = SGD 1,444.60
    Paid to Armstrong (DJ) = SGD100.00
    Balance of collection used for props = SGD5.40 (bal sponsored by Dolly)
    Gratuities to staff at club 4 x 20 = SGD80 (borne by EO)
    Prizes for lucky draw and games = Sponsored by Club 5, Dolly Lim,
    Rosalind Lee, Catherine Tan and
    Caroline Gee

    I hope that those who attended had a great time and its an afternoon well spent. Thank you all for the fantastic suppot.
    Caroline aka Carly

  22. Dear Stella,
    Thank you for the positive feedback and glad that you still hv enough dancing space lor.. Aiyoh.. you also know the Club 5 Management well mah.. so perhaps, next year, you plan so that both Carly and me can be the first to sign up to support lo.. Tio bo, buddy? Cheers.. Dolly

  23. Dear Members,
    I had been thinking for the past couple of days and was wondering whether to pin down my thought here. Eventually, decided to do so and hope this be a gentle reminder for the party goers. No offence pun intended.

    Some of you might be aware that Carly underwent a sudden surgery not long after she had posted this event and many friends including myself told her to cancel this event as she needed lots of recuperation time after the operation but she decided to go ahead with this so as not to disappoint them. We knew that we had couple hiccups on the event day which might had upset some members. For this, we sincerely apologised.

    Regret to say that eventhough party was deem as fun and enjoyable but something did dampened our mood abit – 1 member sold his ticket and but still came to attend the function. Perhaps, not aware that both the club and we do count our numbers which left us with not much choice and we had to ask him to leave the event – Not really a pleasant sight though. Club 5 was gracious to charge us only 62paxs instead of 63paxs but we sincerely hope that this kind of scenario will not be repeated again. And another one tried to gate crash but we had to tell her no registration on the spot to ensure fairness practice to all members. We will not want to set any precedences to ensure fairness. My read is that you want to come, register, pay and enjoy…

    Cheers.. Dolly

  24. Hi Caroline,

    You have been with SHC since 2007. You are a member of the SilverHairsClub family. This is why you carried on the event, even though you had an operation after announcing the the event. I have always been proud of members like you and Dolly, and you will always have my support.

    And Dolly, it was the right decision to not to allow gate crashers, male or female. And re the guy who sold his ticket and still come for the event, I have to say I am shocked with his attitude. We do not want to have such a culture in SHC.

    Caroline, Dolly, I hear the event was fun and it went well. It truly meets our Club objective of providing a platform for SilverHairs to interact with other members and meeting new friends. Thank you.

    Terence Seah

    • Hi Terence,
      Thank you for your kind words. It’s always a pleasure to give without expectations of gains. So long as there is a demand, they can be organised. But there have to have breaks in between.
      Dolly and I are buddies and we complement each other.
      Already there were guests who said if there is another one remember to let me know. LOL!
      All who came were very sporting so they made it successful. Thank you all who came.
      Hopefully when the next one comes around, you will be here to join us.

  25. Hi Caroline. Another job well done. Yet another feather to your cap. Best wishes to your health.

    On the subject of feedback and evaluation, allow me to use your post to share my thoughts with all concerned.

    Feedback is supposedly to be constructive and aims to make future similar events better for all participants. Individuals should not use it to air their personal displeasures, laden with toxicity and taunts.

    Evaluation should be a two way process. However, while it is easy to make comments for or against an organiser; it is not possible for the organiser to abhor or appraise each and every participant.

    With past experiences and without referring to any event in particular (SHC or beyond), I summarise participants into 3 groups:

    1. The “sine qua non” – About 5% of participants will fall in this category. Such people are in urgent demand by the organiser. They are usually the first-in-last-out, follow the rules and assist in any way they can. In travelling, they are ever ready to lend a hand or a head to those with physical or mental limitations, respectively. To them, moral and sense is more important than dollars and cents.

    2. The “nonchalant” – Majority or 90% belong to this group. They pay whatever is due and make their money worth by participating in things they like. Nothing more nothing less – they abide by the rules, observe timings and execute predictive and preventive actions for the good of the entire assembly. Organisers will like this type to make up the number.

    3. The “persona non grata” – Needs no elaboration. They usually form 1 to 5 % in an event. Thank goodness if there is none.

    In the final analysis, every organiser should keep a list of names of people in each of the 3 categories, and share it with other organisers.

    Best regards
    Daniel Chan

    • Hi Daniel,
      thank you for your compliments. But for the success, it has to come from the organiser and participants.
      And thank you for your well wishes. I am on the road to recovery except for the nasty sore throat and cough which is taking forever to recover. Otherwise, I am doing fine.
      I dont want to sound cliche but its true. It takes all kinds to make up this world. But I accept people for who they are because everyone has their own idiosyncrasies and I am not one who will judge.
      If we share the same interests and can gel well, then I hang out with them more often.

      I hope members read your analysis and take note. Maybe they can identify which group they belong to and snigger LOL!. I fall into 1 and 2.
      Have a great day!


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