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

 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 
  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

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.
  1. MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

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: –

  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

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

SilverHairsClub wishes all members a Happy National Day

A National Day video by Project Providence Media Team

On this coming 9 Aug 2020, we celebrate our 55th National Day. We are Singapore. A home and Nation for all, regardless of race, language and religion. United we stand as one.

Let’s take this opportunity to remember our past and to look forward to our future as we enjoy our SilverHairs years.

Please share your greetings to fellow members and to Singapore.

Terence Seah

Club handover

Dear SilverHairsClub members,

Handover

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.

SHC Zoom Diary:
https://silverhairsclub.com/?page_id=39326

RSVP “handover” for password.

3RD AND LAST UPDATE ON SHC Cllub Handover, in our search for a member to lead and run the new SilverHairsClub. A LIVE recording of the meeting.

Terence Seah

Stars-in-Concert #3, early Aug 2020 evening over SHC Zoom

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.

More updates from organisers.  Keep in touch.

Terence Seah

 

The new SilverHairsClub Facebook group

Dear members,

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.

Terence Seah

Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa to all our Muslim members and friends

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.

Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa.

Terence Seah

Sat 25 Apr 7.30pm, let’s join the nation and sing together to thank our nation’s healthcare and migrant workers on SHC Zoom


An old video clip, sung by Kit Chan and Dick Lee

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.

Program:
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.

8.30pm: Event close. You may stay on until 9pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4178525736?pwd=azNDN3ZWWVVwYUhrU3dZb0RTSmR1UT09

Terence Seah

Happy Lunar New Year…

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…

Club Admin – Dolly Lim