Aug 2022 Announcements to all members.

We announce to all SHC regularly every month. If you are not getting our announcement, it means you are not a member. Only Ordinary members can participate.

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SilverHairsClub news update:

On the pessimistic side, the world is in a mess. There is covid around every corner, the not-so-sure when the Russian-Ukraine war can end, the outcome of the US mid term elections, why the world suffers from oil shortage when the US has huge crude oil capacity and Russia is sanctioned from selling to China and India. And why China is circling Taiwan.

Seniors may not feel the effects of this ongoing mess. But we know GST increase must go through. Petrol getting expensive. Fresh chickens are getting smaller. And we dont know why we still feel we are getting younger.

If current affairs is your interest, join us on zoom, every Wed 8pm, including tonight.

Type ZOOM LINK at the whatsapp box 5 mins before 8pm.

  1. SHC Crafts group
    We have just formed a crafts group. Share and learn crafts.

Type SHC CRAFTS GROUP to join. Strictly to topic.

  1. Social Dancing group
    Not everybody dance. I definity cannot dance. To help dancers and learner social dancers share where you can dance, and find dancing kakis, the club will help you network with other dancers.

Social dancing is a top 3 activity in the club.

To join, type SOCIAL DANCING GROUP exactly in the whatsapp text box below.

  1. For joining other groups, type HELP exactly in the whatsapp box below.

Terence Seah

Inquiry into member abuse of another member

There has been reports of member abuse by one member to another new member, involving a SHC activity.

Evidence given to me confirmed the use of abuse words.

I have given the person until tomorrow 20 Aug 2022 6pm to give full details why I should not terminate his SHC membership.

If details are not given, the termination is effective 20 Aug 2022 6pm.

Upon termination, this person will be withdrawn from all whatsapp groups, club forum and facebook. No participation in any club activity. There will be an announcement, upon termination.

Terence Seah

New SHC membership

Nowadays, applying Silverhairsclub Ordinary membership has been made simpler. Just whatsapp “New Membership” to 9489 4360 with full name. Wait for a welcome msg.

If your telephone number is changed, the membership lapsed.

We have started running new advertising campaigns to recruit new members.

Members have to be Singaporean or PRs, over 45. Our rules remain same ie No politics, religion, sex, race, direct selling and MLM.

Terence Seah

SHC BBQ by Changi Beach Park, Sun 5 Jun 2022 4pm, Pit 11

3.  SHC will have a beach side BBQ, likely at Changi Beach park. Date 5 Sun June 4 to 7pm, subject to successful pit booking.

Today, we are successful to book Pit 11 at Changi Beach Park.

Cost:. $10 per person, if paid before 25 May 2022.

$20 per person, for friends of members and non-members.

Payment via PayNow or Paylah to Treasurer Dolly Lim at tel XXXXXXX

$15 per member, paying after 25 May 2022.

Terence Seah

Registration list:
1. Loh Yew Kwong – Paid 17 May 2022
2. Jean Lim – Paid 15 May 2022
3. Terence Seah – Paid 15 May 2022
4. Lydia Poh – Paid 10 May 2022 
5. Kwie Siew Wah – Paid 17 May 2022
6. Bobby Yee – Paid 16 May 2022
7. David Ong – Paid 15 May 2022
8. Lilian Chua – Paid 15 May 2022
9. Doreen Ho – Paid15 May 2022
10. Lee Ah Nee – May 15 May 2022
11. Michelle Sim – Paid 15 May 2022
12. Melissa Khng – Paid 15 May 2022
13. Annie Seah – Paid 15 May 2022
14. Sherry Wong – Paid 17 May 2022
15. Caroline Gee – Paid 15 May 2022
16. Dolly Lim – Paid 15 May 2022. Treasurer.
17. Iris Lim – Paid 15 May 2022
18. Vincent Hee – Paid 15 May 2022. Zoom karaoke EO.
19. Cola Tan – Paid 15 May 2022. Helping Jean to carry thing and start BBQ fire.
20. Eileen Lim – Paid 15 May 2022
21. Bobby Bok – Paid 15 May 2022. Jun mthly EO.
22. Cat Soon – Paid 15 May 2022
23. Audrey Wong – Paid 16 May 2022
24. Cath Yeo – Paid 16 May 2022
25. AnneC – Paid 16 May 2022 
26. June Peh – Paid 16 May 2022
27. Alfred Ang – Paid 16 May 2022
28. Janie Leong – Paid 16 May 2022
29 & 30 Daisy & Steven Phua – Paid 16 May 2022
31. Ronald Lam – Paid 16 May 2022
32. Doreen Cady – Paid 17 May 2022
33. John Chua – Paid 17 May 2022
34. Doreen Chan – Paid 17 May 2022
35. Douglas Chan – Paid 18 May 2022. Cycling EO.
36. Josephine Wong – Paid 18 May 2022
37. Jasmine Wong – Paid 18 May 2022
38. Cheryl Tiong – Paid 19 May 2022
39. Frisna Tan – Paid 20 May 2022. Games’ Master 
40. Jessie Ow – Paid 20 May 2022
41. Kelly Ng – Paid 20 May 2022
42. Rena Chong – Paid 20 May 2022
43. Tony Ang – Paid 20 May 2022
44. Sam Chua – Paid 20 May 2022
45.  Pattiya Thommued – Paid 20 May 2022
46. Margaret Soo – Paid 21 May 2022 – Replaced by Joo Seng
47. Christina Pan – Paid 21 May 2022 – Replaced by Agnes Hong
48. Mega – Paid 22 May 2022
49. Jane Tan – Paid 22 May 2022
50. Lydia Chin – Paid 22 May 2022
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All SHC activities are created to enable opportunities for members to find common interests.

Dec 2021 events updates

1. Cola Tan conducts Self Defence class for ladies every 1st Thurs, 3 – 4pm. $20 (donated to SHC) per session. PM 9459 3681

2. Whatsapp PROGRAM to 9489 4360 to receive events listing automatically.

3. SHC looking for a florist to deliver wreaths to a member’s wake. Whatsapp 9489 4360 for info. Closing date 31 Dec 2021.

4. Interested in crafts, Whatsapp CRAFTS TO 9489 4360.

5. Yoga for seniors, every Mon on zoom at 10.30 am. Dress comfortably.

6. For more details about club events, contact your EOs or Group Leaders GL. Event organisers and GLs help you keep in touch with the club.

Terence Seah

Self Defense class conducted by SHC member, Ms Cola Tan

This self defense session is good for ladies when you are suddenly attacked by someone such as snatching your handbag or grab your hair. More important, a form of exercise.
When: Every FIRST Thursday of the month
Where: Cola’s condo vicinity
Time: 3pm to 4pm
Attire: Comfortable pants and sports shoes
Fee: $20 per session. All proceed will be DONATED to SHC
This self defense session is ONLY for Ladies who are SHC members. However, she may bring along a lady friend who must be 45 years old and above, to learn the session together.
Fee will also be $20 per session and same proceed DONATE to SHC.
For ladies who are keen, kindly PM (Private Message) Ms. Cola Tan

Collecting commision from advertising, promoting, introduction or selling products or services to SHC members

It has come to my attention that some members get a commission when introducing other members to external courses including skills development or skill credits courses.

In concept, it sounds like “Why not?” when the cause is good.

SHC was developed as a free platform. It incurs costs in operating the Club.  However, some members are unwilling to contribute to a SHC startup operating fund. And they use our members and forum to advertise and collect monetary benefits in return.

The club will be reviewng this situation. 

Terence Seah

Daniel Chan’s suggestion to take SHC forward as a registered entity

At last night’s meeting, 11 Jul 2021, Daniel Chan has suggested to take SHC forward as a registered entity. His view is that we cannot collect donations if we are unregistered.

From members’ feedback in recent surveys and live recordings, members have overwhelming opted to remain status quo ie unregistered and informal. Plse follow this thread.

To give this topic one more opportunity to bring SHC into the registered status, I am open to Daniel Chan bringing his suggestion into fruit.

DanielC, pls go ahead to do all necessary discussions with members, to set up SHC as a registered entity. This will likely take some months. Once your protem committee and entity is set up, you can invite current members to join this new entity. I open this option and shall leave this to you.

Meantime, SHC shall proceed to move forward as preferred by the majority of SHC members. We shall stay clear within the laws as Singapore citizens, and keep to our rules of not engaging in politics, race, religion, sex, direct selling and MLM. Our single objective, since 2005, is to provide a platform for seniors to meet new and old friends.

Terence Seah

How to verify your SHC membership via whatsapp auto- response?

Auto SHC Membership verification (1 min).- Verify your SilverHairsClub membership by sending a whatsapp msg “Am I a SHC member? My name is xxxx xxxx xxx.” to 9489 4360. Exact format within quotes.

Verified members will receive a Club’s verification within 1 min.

If no response within 1 min, this likely means your membership has lapsed, you did not follow the text or your tel is incorrect.

Verified members names will be published in the Club forum.

In future, some activities would require membership verification to participate.

Terence Seah

Oximeter – unboxing

Using the Oximeter

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ-m3jDMaEk/

Since SHC members already received the gadget recently, the above link is how to use it ! Click and enjoy the video.

Those haven’t redeem – dun wait too long while stock last because some outlet clear stock before 11am on my first day.

or throw away leaflet – wait for later to collect by Nric redemption.

Share your views and thoughts !

Funding SHC for the next 5-10 years

SHC is not funded by any individual or organisation. All activities are voluntary and at costs. EO usually report losing money despite putting in time, effort and costs

We can carry on as we have done for the last 15 years.

A common question which members asked is how much do we have under the pillow. My answer is Zero.

At the recent feedback on finding a successor, we had some suggestions to raise funds. We had not considered because many members felt we should remain status quo because of legal concerns and how to go about. I am not in favour of fees and subscriptions. I think that collecting fees is a debate itself as members have expressed strongly they benefit differently from SHC besides the legalities, so fees or subscriptions is an unfair concept.

But we should still explore how we can fund ourselves. Besides the operational costs, we should now look forward the next 5-10 years how to manage new seniors expectations eg how to handle major events, membership drives without running losses.

If we have a fund, we can see ourselves operating as a voluntary social club for the next 5 or even 10 years. This will enable the Club successor and the Admin committee to run SHC, within rules set.

To start the process, I like to initiate 2 brainstorms sessions. Members get to voice your opinion and suggestion.

Session 1 – What are the big ticket activities or ideas, you, as a member, expect or hope to see within the next 5-10 years. Date next Sat/Sun.

Session 2 – We should then determine a budget as our aim for a fund. Here, we brainstorm how can go about setting a fund.

Both sessions are recorded, for members update.

You can also participate in this topic in SilverHairsClub.com forum.

Terence Seah

How to use mobile apps series 1 to 4 parts

** Thur 3 Jun 10.30am “How to use mobile apps?” On Android phones.

Almost everyone carries a mobile phone. Nowadays, you can check almost anything using a mobile app. In our 1st part series, Howard Yong will kickstart “How to use tracetogether, Buying and selling online using Carousell and how to setup Paynow so that can get your GST vouchers.

To be alerted about our weekly Mobile Apps Zoom program, “RSVP Mobile Apps”.

** Announcenents:
Members receive Whatsapp news if you had keyed in 9489 4360 into your contact list.

Non members do not receive announcements. If you change your mobile number, your membership is no longer valid unless u update the club.

Take care everybody.

SHC MEMBERS’ SURVEY FORM – FEEDBACK REQUIRED

With the current operation of SilverHairsClub, do you think changes need to be done?  If so, what are the changes that you would like to see gradually in the next 5 to 10 years’ time?

SHC need your Feedback. Kindly click this online survey form to give us your honest feedback. We need to be updated in order to bring SHC forward to the next level.

Do rest assured that all inputs are strictly confidential and we abide by the PDPA guideline. No personal information will be compromised.

We do believe some of our members have received this online survey form and submit it. Thank you for the response.  Kindly ignore this message if you have already submitted as we only need one-time submission.

Let’s work together for SilverHairsClub…. Thank you!

DollyL

SHC ZOOM PROGRAM – Update 

  1. DAILY ACTIVITIES

LA KOPI with our EOs in the morning and afternoon… 

Morning Breakfast: Let’s have breakfast together and share news updates from 07:30am – 08:30am

  • Monday EO/Co-Host:  Chan KN
  • Tuesday EO/Co-Host: Dolly Lim
  • Wednesday EO/Co-Host: Jean Lim
  • Thursday EO/Co-Host: Cola Tan
  • Friday EO/Co-Host: Jean Lim
  • Saturday EO/Co-Host: Catherine Ho
  • Sunday EO/Co-Host: Sally Foo

 Yeah! It’s LUNCH TIME update and chat from 01:00pm – 02:00pm

  • Monday EO: Agnes Seow
  • Tuesday EO: TBA
  • Wednesday EO: Vivian Lai
  • Thursday EO: Jasmine Wong
  • Friday EO:  John Chua 
  1. WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
  • Karaoke Crooners: Every Monday & Tuesday from 09:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Room 1 – Mandarin/Hokkien session
  • Room 2 – English Session
  • Room 3 – Cantonese Session
  • EO/Co-Host: Cheryl Tiong / Vincent Hee
  • Tuesday 10:30am – Peranakan & Asian Cuisine [1hr]:  EO Catherine Soon – understand the unique blend of Asian culture.  Importantly, no 2 dishes are the same, as each creation is an interpretation based on preferred flavours and ingredients of the Matriarch.
  • Wednesday – 10:30am – Health & Wellness [1hr] for ladies ONLY – EO/Co-Host: Anne Choi
  • Wednesday – 2:00pm – Growing Vegetables @ HOME [1hr] – Speak to any SHC home gardener and you’ll notice one thing: they are passionate about what they do best – growing vegetables
  • Wednesday – 9:00pm – SINGLES only [1hr] – EO/Co-Host: Terence Seah – Are you in love?  What does Love mean to you? A sharing program for Singles.

 Join this SUPPORT GROUP to provide each other with various types of help. a platform to mingle, adjusting to life and motivation to maintain healthier lifestyles, offer emotional support and shared experiences through these weekly activities

 Every Thursday 9:00pm EO Jean Lim

  • 1st week – Diabetic, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Hypertension
  • 2nd week – Depression
  • 3rd week – Cancer
  • 4th week – Dementia vs Parkinson

 Unwind & Relax – Weekly on FRIDAY

  • 05:30pm – 07:00pm Happy Hour [1.5hr] EO: Terence Seah – “Wine, Ladies & Song” at SHC Lounge – a theme event, singalong background, enjoy quizzes, charade or play games. Ideal for members to sing LIVE with pre-programmed music.
  • 09:00pm till MN Late Birds that croon by moonlight with Chat & Songs for those who are unable to sleep early. [Breakout Rooms available]

TGI Sunday

  • Sunday – 10:00am – Entrepreneurship [1hr]. EO/Co-Host: David Tan – sharing with members how to generate ideas
  • Sunday – 9:00pm – TCSS [Talk Cock Sing Song] – Breakout Rooms available

 

3. MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

SHC Monthly Gathering: from 02:00pm – 04:00pm

Last Sunday of the month – Getting to know one another.  [Breakout rooms available].

Things to note during video conferencing: –

  1. Required to indicate or rename Proper names (first and last names) in any Zoom events.
    • To change your own name that is displayed, hover over your name in the participants list and click Rename.
    • You can permanently change your name in your profile.
  2. Waiting time at waiting room – approximately 5 – 10 minutes before start time.
  3. Meeting ID: 417 852 5736
  4. Passcode: shc

Sally Foo

(updated on 20 November 2021)

Chap Goh Mei (YuanXiaoJie) or Lantern Festival

The 15th day marks the first night of the full moon and also the end of Chinese New Year celebration.  It is also known as Lantern Festival Day.  Another reunion dinner for us to celebrate, a customary to have special sweet dumplings called YuanXiao also called TangYuan made of glutinous rice flour stuffed with sugar fillings, symbolizing a family unity and wholeness.

This festive is about rejoicing and cultivating positive relationship between people – friends and families.  Another legend associates with higher beings ‘Ruler of Heaven’ responsible for good fortune, bestowing wealth and good luck.

To some, Chap Goh Mei is known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day – coz long time ago it was the only day that young maidens were allowed to dress up, stroll on the street and went to temples to pray, wishing to bestow a suitable match.  Such believes are still practice to this day…

Let us know how do you celebrate your last day or Chap Goh Mei which falls on Friday, 26 February 2021…

Sally Foo

As we usher in the Year of the METAL OX…

On behalf of Terence and all Moderators, Admins, EOs and Group Leaders

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR to each and every member of SHC…

After a year of anxiety, what can we expect from the Year of the Ox in 2021?  Well, may each moment of this 2021 steer us towards a new and better direction to mold our life with all that is good; be it kind, positive, fruitful, loving and fulfilling…

Here are some Lunar New Year symbols or Spring Festival customary greetings that most of us would wish every SHCians for the upcoming gatherings, be it physically or remotely…

Let’s soak in the festive mood with celebration greetings n send your wishes through this page…

Sally Foo

Learn and share the new app “Signal”. Say 16 Jan 2021 8.30pm. RSVP only.

Whatsapp is widely used by Singaporeans. Today, Facebook has bought over Whatsapp. A new app “Signal” is here, with more than 10m users. And it works like Whatsapp.

What does this mean? Will our personal data be secure? Will we have to pay for whatsapp soon? How to use Signal? How to transfer Whatsapp contacts and messages to Signal?

I am no expert in Signal. But as SHC members, we can share how to use Signal and what these changes mean to us.

Tonight we have a Zoom session to share this new App Signal.

No entry after 9.05 pm. Whatsapp RSVP “Signal” to 9489 4360.

Venue: SHC Zoom. ID 714 852 5738. For password, check with your group leader.
Date:. Sat 16 Jan 2021.
Registration starts: 8.45 pm. First and Last name, mic and video required for participation.
Session starts: 9.00 pm sharp.
Session ends: 10 30 pm.

Terence Seah

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Where were we on Christmas Eve?

We (Chan Keng Ngee, Katherine, Laura Wee, Jasmine Wong, Sandra Chuah, Lydia Chin, Annie Seah and me la) spent our morning touring Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the Kent Ridge Campus of the National University of Singapore.  Officially opened on 18 April 2015.

The Museum currently has more than 560,000 catalogued lots in its collection and over a million specimens from throughout the region and about 2000 of these are exhibited in the museum’s galleries.

Everyone had a wonderful time walking thru these history memory lanes and also busy taking photographs to showcase too…

We initially scheduled to leave around 12 noon for our lunch but was delayed till 2pm as there were more to cover but time was not at our side as we can heard our stomach crying for food liao.

Eateries around NUS were either not opened to public or too much R&R to follow so we finally landed in Alexandra Village for our lunch.

Many thanks to ChanKN for making this trip possible as he got discounted lobang for entrance tickets.  Till the next outing…

Cheers!
Dolly Lim

A Blessed and Bountiful 2021 New Year!

On behalf of Terence and all Moderators, Admins, EOs and Group Leaders

Today is the end of 2020 and tomorrow will be the beginning of our own 365-page book… No one can go back in time to change what has happened. So work on your present to make yourself a Wonderful Future

Be PROUD of, one that excites – one that you are not itching to get to the end of….

Be RIDICULOUSLY happy to wake up and be a part of every single day…

After all, we are the writer of our own life to blow our own mind……

Here is a TOAST to all our futures, to our past, definitely to all our friends far and near. May our SHCians remains as a family filled with joy and sunshine…

Looking forward to more greetings n wishes from each and every one through this page and let us know we care… Do pen down your wishes here…….

Sally Foo

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy 2021 New Year

On behalf of Terence and the Team (Admin, Moderator, Co-Hosts and EOs)

We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every SHC Members tonnes of greetings…

  • Wishing all a Christmas that’s merry and bright…
  • Have a safe and relaxing holiday season albeit CoronaV shouldn’t be ignored…
  • Is it just us, or does Santa look younger every year?
  • Christmas is usually for children but we adults can enjoy it too, until our credit card bills arrive…
  • Christmas is magical because we are all together…
  • Eat… Drink… Be Merry… Have a wonderful season!
  • New Year is always followed by Christmas…sending you Bountiful Blessings for year 2021…

Invitations to investment, property and MLM seminars are not allowed in SHC activities

Dear members,

Sometimes, chat-group members are invited to special seminars. However, some seminars put pressure on the guests to buy investment products. Other invitations serve as phone number collections.

WhatsApp group chats are set up for sharing important issues among SHC members.

For members in the investing business, pls seek admin approval. If the intention is to sell investment products, I require this intention to be made clear and upfront to members.

MLM and property seminars and related advertising are not allowed to be mentioned or conducted in all club activities.

Face to face seminars can also be conducted over SHC Zoom, at no charge.

Kindly observe this announcement. Thank you.

Terence Seah

Appointment of new SilverhairsClub.com administrator

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.

Terence Seah

SHC GL Variety – Forming your group members or finding a group leader

SHC GL variety. We are introducing GL variety.  Every Sat 1 – 2pm, members can group together under different Group Leader GL.

1.  If you like to be a Group Leader, pls RSVP “GL”.  A room number will be allocated to you eg Room 5.

2.  If you like to join eg Room 5, plse choose Breakout Room 5, when you enter Zoom.

3.  Each group GL can have its own discussion topic.  Once you enter a breakout room, you wont be able to return to main room.

4.  If you do not have a group, you can remain in the Main room for freechat.

5. Each breakout room has screen share, white board and textchat.  No recording.

6. Take this opportunity to find your own friends and interests.

See u this Sat 1pm.

Terence Seah