Weeks back, my wife and I were invited by a family friend to an installation dinner. Nearer dinner, I realized our lady friend was going to be installed as President for a particular Rotary Chapter in Singapore.
Rotary is 104 years old, has 32,000 clubs and 1.2 million men and women in virtually every nation in the world. In Singapore, I am told there are about 800 Rotarians. Whilst at school, I benefited immensely from Rotary because of their strong affiliation with the Interact Club. I learnt a lot about people, etiquette, giving, meeting target, deadline from adult Rotarians; both local and expatriates.
At dinner time, event sets me thinking about HP Alumni. We are 8 years old with close to 300 members. We organize 2 major events every year; our AGM and our annual dinner. In between, we organize a potpourri of activities every 6-8 weeks. It begs the question whether HPA will survive another 10 years?
On the bright side, HP Singapore recently came up with the following actions to help increase awareness of HP Alumni, Singapore (they are finally getting it now!). Better to be late than never.
Employee awareness–HPA website link is included in HP webpage for staff leaving the company. The secretariat’s email address is made available.
Manager awareness– This is now part of our exit checklist process for the manager to brief the employee. Again, HPA website is provided.
HPA brochure– HR will include the HPA brochure as part of exit process.
We do have a success story. AW, came to know about HPA at exit interview, joined immediately and attended the ‘watch investment talk’ the following week. So there is hope still. She immediately network into 20 other ex-HPites.
To every member in HPA, I like to emphasize that the future of HP Alumni is in your hands: participate, engage, interact and grow the network.
2ndHPA Charity Ride Update
While recession continues to bite, I am heartened that some companies came forward to assist. One company is offering breakfast at mid-point. Another donated a designer’s bike for auction. 4 SMEs (members) pledge to donate, including sending riders. My ex-boss of 20 years back donated $2,000.
All said, we are still 15,000 off target. I am down to volunteering my services for a donation to clean a member’s gorgeous swimming pool posted on Facebook! Any one needs car washing service or walk your dog?
Do your bid!
Highest bidder gets to keep this designer’s bike, donated by Speedmatrix PL. Market Value of bike is S$999.
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Kukuxumusu, which means “the kiss of the flea” in the Basque language, is best known for its expressive and irreverent designs especially those of the running with the bulls of San Fermin. The company’s designs can be on T-shirts, and a select range of consumer products worldwide.
Koldo Aiestaran, co-founder of Kukuxumusu. “This is the first time we have put our drawings on a bicycle. We had a big motivation to do it as this is a fun, functional product”.
Dahon produced 1,000 sets of this limited edition. Only 5 units allocated to Singapore!
Video link of bikein action:http://www.dahon.com/kukuxumusu.htm
Kukuxumuxu is pronounced koo-koo-shoo-mo-shoo
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