Sally Foo is now appointed Admin of SilverHairsClub.com. In this role, Sally approves all new members of this Club forum.
All new forum members start as subscribers. at this stage, the new forum member can read all Posts and Pages.
The admin will then upgrade subscribers to Contributors who can write Posts and comments. This is important to Event Organisers EOs or Event Coordinators ECs so that announcements can be made.
Members can register for a new profile and password, by yourself. from time to time, training may be provided by Admin on Zoom. You are invited to join to learn. EOs or ECs are invited to contact Sally directly, for tights upgrades.
We started SHC in 2005. Now 15 years old, we should review succession and handover plans. Change is needed to keep up with time and changing membership interests. It is my aim to be a SHC ordinary member by this year end and for a new person/committee to take over.
SHC operates as a free and easy to join Club with no physical premises. Its rules are no politics, religion, race, sex, direct selling and MLM.
We need a new person to head and lead this Club for another 5 – 10 years. We need someone with wide ranging interests so we can fulfil our Club objective of providing a platform for SilverHairsClub members to meet new and old friends, with like minded interests.
We need more activities and ideas. We need creativity, imagination and dreams. We need to expand our membership.
I am holding a brain storm meeting on how to transit to a new SilverHairsClub and who you see as someone who would lead SilverHairsClub for another 5 to 10 years.
Invitation to participate ONLY if you rsvp ‘handover” before closing date 18 Jul.
Venue: SHC Zoom Date/time: SUN 19 July 1000am 1.5 hrs.
In 2009 and 2013, SHC organised two 2 Stars-in-Concert respectively. These two events bring out the singing and entertainment talents of our SilverhairsClub members.
This year 2020, we have set the dates for Stars-in-Concert #3. The event is open to all SilverHairsClub members, SHC Ordinary and SHC Facebook members. There will be prizes for both singers and home audience. You are encouraged to participate. This event will be held LIVE over SHC Zoom.
Date: 1st week of Aug 2020
Time: after dinner, approx 3 hours.
Venue: SHC zoom. https://zoom.us/j/4178525736. New password will be issued after registration.
Judges: 3 members plus audience participation.
Singers and Audience open to all members, Ordinary and Facebook members.
Requirements: All singing participants are required to use their own Desktop PC, with Windows 10, speakers and an external microphone. You should also have a singing or song application. You can choose to have lyrics if you wish. Ideally, you have 5mm from the microphone, for best results.
Top 5 winners will be judged based on voice clarity, music and vocals broadcast stabilty and entetainment.
Practice sessions: regularly from now to 15 Jun 2020
Registration closes 27 Jul 2020. Enough time to practise before registration closes.
The previous SHC Facebook page is now discontinued. As part of getting our platform and objective to enable SilverhairsClub members to meet new and more friends, we are preparing to increase our membership via Facebook.
The new setup is called “SilverhairsClub in Singapore”, and this is our SHC Facebook group. Facebook members have to be Singaporean/PR, over 45, and have to abide by the same club rules.
All SHC members with a Whatsapp/tel registered mobile number are considered Ordinary members. You can also join as a SHC Facebook member, to enjoy another communication channel via Facebook. This is optional.
New members as well as current SHC ordinary members can join “SilverhairsClub in Singapore” Facebook group. Facebook Group members are called SHC Facebook members. Facebook members get to enjoy the same SHC activities and use our Club website “SilverhairsClub.com”, provided their Tel/Whatsapp are registered with the Club. This is the key difference between Ordinary member and Facebook members.
We intend to keep our membership registration simple.
Click here to join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2629109750634611.
During this holy month, I wish all our Muslim members and friends a Holy Ramadan Mubarak. May the essence of this auspicious month remain in your heart and life. And wishing you a successful month of fasting, prayers, forgiveness and charitable deeds while we shoulder on with the Covid-19 global crisis.
Wherever you are, let’s join together to thank our nation healthcare and migrant workers. We aim to build a crowd. Please come and show your faces. And look out for your friends.
Event: Sing together Singapore
Song title: Home, a popular NDP favourite.
Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020.
7.00 pm: Zoom doors opens at 7.30pm. Say Hello to one another, check your dress, relax and get ready to sing. You can sway your body, clap your hands and sing along. Check your speakers, mic and camera. Check no background noise and TV.
7.45pm: Doors close. Late comers may not be admitted.
7.45 pm: We will play one or two songs and Zoom will mute everyone, to make best use of internet bandwith. Lets nake sure we see our faces and see everybody on video screen. Look your best. Those without video can stay, sing and enjoy the songs together. But will not be displayed.
7.55pm: Video “Home” will be played. Please sing along with friends, colleaques and families.
(Note: The video and audio may be unstable, depending on internet bandwidth), but continue on to sing along.
8.05 pm: Zoom will unmute everyone. Continue to chat.
Lunar New Year have always been celebrated by Chinese community for many centuries and is an important occasion to have close bonding with children, grand-children, parents and grand-parents together for grand reunion. Not forgetting to visit friends and relatives too for long lasting friendship/fellowships. – I have numerous new friends added on my list this year thru SHC and likewise, I am sure that most of you feel the same.
On behalf of SilverHairsClub, we like to take this opportunity to wish all members and families a healthy and happy Rat Lunar New Year. It would be nice to see how interesting we can be as we enjoy our SilverHairs years along the way. Share with us here if you can. We are waiting to hear from each and every one of you too.
And for those members whom have been inactive for some time due to other commitments previously, do take this occasion to wish fellow members seasons’ greetings. We want to hear from you.
A Happy prosperous New Year to everybody. Here we share our thoughts and exchange our greetings too… Starts the ball rolling…
We have revised our membership application procedure, Simply fill up the form below, and your application will be emailed to Admin for approval. Successful approvals will receive an email reply within one month.
This year, we celebrate our 15th Anniversary. SilverHairsClub has been established since 2005, and we have been quietly successful through a network of Event Organisers EOs, Event Coordinators and members support who share our culture and traditions.
It’s about time we look again at succession and a new team to take the club forward. At 50, I founded the Club. Next year, I shall be 65, and will get to collect the 1st payment from my CPF. I am running out of ideas. And in reality, I don’t have so much time to spare for the club, as I intend to continue work till I die. On average, I spend about 3 days a mth in Singapore.
Every organisation needs continued succession and we need to review this from time to time.
I am now ready to hand over the club to someone or a team to take over and develop further the SilverHairsClub. My eyes will be focused on someone with SilverHairs at heart. Let’s reopen the discussion.
All of us have seen many National Days. We participate in parades, we contribute to our nation and build Singapore to what it is today. We watch NDP celebrations on TV, at the Padang and National Stadium. We are all proud of Singapore.
On behalf of SHC, on this grand occasion, let’s wish our ourselves and our country, “Happy National Day”.
This is an old post. As the new year is here, we can revive the SHC best hug again. Let’s give one another the hug after our new year greeting.
In recent days, some members including myself have been doing some bear hugging; and we thought it would be a good idea to develop the SHC Bear Hug. Whenever we meet, we can do the Bear Hug. Here’s how it works.
Both hands forward, right hand slightly higher than left hand.
Smile and walk towards the other person, and give a good hug for 3-5 secs.
Works for both men and women.
You can still operate with the typical hand-shake.
The SilverHairsClub name tag has the following specifications. Please design and print your name tag yourself, and put the card into a plastic holder, which can be hung around the neck or pinned on the shirt/dress. There is no need to standardize the design.
Every member makes their own name tag.
Size: 89mm x 51mm (3.5inch x 2inch)
Paper: Can be of any colour or material.
Font size: As bold as possible so that others can see your name from far. Any colour, shape or design.
Content: Your name. Must have the first and last name or first, middle and last name. No abbreviation. Company name not allowed; except when approved as a Corporate member.
Members can choose any background, picture or design.
This name tag should be used at all SilverHairsClub gathering.
SilverHairsClub has numerous small groups. When members meet members, and they click, a group is formed. The numbers in the group varies, and this depends on common interests.
SilverHairsClub supports the formation of small groups by Group Leaders GL. Each group has its own outings, its own chatgroup and its own interests. GLs updates their group on the SHC monthly gathering.
As I am unable to chat with members directly, the Group Leaders GL concept works very well for me and the Club. So, if you have a small group formed, plse contact me. Usually, your name will be tagged with the letter GL.
Group leaders GL stand up very well. They keep their group informed of Club activities, gather participation and has direct Whatsapp communication with me. GL do get direct updates from me and usually I do sought their comments and suggestions.
Join the monthly gatherings or interest groups, and you are on the way to becoming a SHC Group Leader GL. Find your interest and join a group,
SilverHairsClub’s objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.
We can have the May monthly gathering if a member raises his/her hand to be the EO. I won’t be available in May and June 2018.
If you have not been an Event Organiser for the monthly gathering, plse give it a good, as all members are expected to organise at least one event for the club.
One option is SilverHairsClub invites outside organisers to handle the monthly gathering. I would assume there will be an organising fee, if we are unable to organise the event ourselves. I hope members would make effort to be an EO, as the Club has expenses, and this is one way to keep the club going. We would therefore no need to hire external organisers.
SHC is taking one more step to expand its membership. Through Meetup, we are looking at new members, as young as 45. Membership is free; and the same club rules apply. All applicants for SHC membership will go through our normal procedures.
Currently, we have Andrew Koh leading and managing the SHC facebook channel. Before the end of 2018, I shall be looking out for one or two members to head the SHC meetup channel meetup.com/SilverHairsClub-Singapore/.
(This Post and idea were conceived and written on Nov 2010, 7 years ago. I must admit we had limited but natural organic success,
SHCians who have been with the club for a number of years will know that we have always been on the lookout for matchmakers. To avoid misunderstanding, the role was create with no intention to match-make boys with girls, or vice versa.
I had used this role name in the club to facilitiate the match making of members with similar interests. For example, a new member has joined the club, and is interested to find other friends with interests in tree climbing. Well, the match-maker will then look around his/her contacts in the club and introduce the like-minded members together.
The criteria to be a Match-mater are:
Has been with SHC for at least a year.
Is an active participant in this forum, and known to other members.
The tasks are:
To take care of new members (20 new members), as assigned by the club.
To assist the new members with finding their interest and participating in the activities.
To constantly keep in touch with these new members.
So, if you are keen to take up this role, please raise your hand. I will then be in touch with you; and you will be assigned new members. Initially, I am looking for 5 match makers.
On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, fellow members and supporting committee committee members, let’s look forward to many more years of friendship and togetherness. You are part of the effort to make SHC a successful Club for seniors in Singapore. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Not that I had lost my memories, but recently I vaguely remembered we had a SilverHairsClub facebook page. It is callee SHC group.
Some years ago, i had asked Andrew Koh to initiate and administer the SilverHairsClub Facebook. Together with Douglas Chan, both of them have brought our facebook page to what it is today. In fact, I had almost forgotten about it until recently.
Andrew Koh and Douglas Chan both joined SHC in Jan 2007. I am glad to have Andrew be the co-administrator for our Facebook. Facebook has a different social media structure; It is open to eligible SHC members. If you wish to join the Facebook, please register your interest here. The administrators will pick up from here.
One of SilverHairsClub rules is No Direct Selling activities. The Club has now decided to relax this ruling, in support of active members interests and hobbies.
1. Active Club Members may now sell and promote products which are personally made to other members. Examples include: Arts & crafts, kueh2, food, jams, balms, plants, furniture and electronic items.
2. Active Club Members may also offer chargeable personal services eg repair services, animal care, aged care, child care, concierge services, guide services, dancing training, events organising and house work.
3. Corporate products, network marketing, MLM and house items are not permitted. External organisations and corporate items are treated as paid advertising. Plse contact admin@SilverHairsClub.com.
4. Only Active Club members are allowed to participate in this program. Non-active members won’t be allowed.
5. Currently, this program is free to use to approved members. Approved products and services will receive a “Supported by SilverHairsClub” letter from the Club. SilverHairsClub may withdraw this support, if the member misuse this program. Members are wholly responsible for their products and services.