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 Singapore Government is encouraging SMEs, restaurants, and all businesses to digitalise its its operations. Can we digitalise club activities, membership applications, approvals, membership tracking, etc.
How can we digitalise network working to meet out club objective? Volunteer your time to bring technology into SHC.
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.
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.
** 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.
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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!
Morning Breakfast: Let’s have breakfast together and share news updates from 07:30am – 08:30am
Monday – Friday EO/Co-Host: Jean Lim
SaturdayEO/Co-Host: Catherine Ho
SundayEO/Co-Host: Sally Foo
Yeah! It’s LUNCH TIME update and chat from 01:00pm – 02:00pm
Monday EO: Agnes Seow
Tuesday EO: Vivian Lai [Let’s speak Mandarin]
Wednesday EO: Dolly Lim
Thursday EO: Jasmine Wong
Friday EO: John Chua
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
Health & Wellness for ladies ONLY
Wednesday from10:30am – 11:30am. EO/Co-Host: Anne Choi
Foodie’s World of Feasting, Cooking & Baking – Weekly Affair
Tuesday 10:30amPeranakan & 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.
Saturday 11:30amYummyYummy “Where/What should I eat?” [1hr]: EO Louis Siah – a good introduction and sharing of every MUST-EAT nook & corner plus online food orders and delivery. Open to Screen Sharing and Text Chat.
SHC Monthly Gathering:
from 02:00pm – 04:00pm
Last Sunday of the month – Getting to know one another. Breakout rooms available.
Do ZOOM in and get to know them as well as mingle small talks with fellow SHCians.
Things to note during video conferencing: –
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.
Waiting time at waiting room – approximately 5 – 10 minutes before start time.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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 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…