Come next year, HP Alumni turns 10 years old. In many ways, people outside HP are intrigued how this entity comes about and what makes it tick. We started with 60 odd people and grew to 331 today. Historically, we were able to organize an event of sort every 6-8 weeks culminating to an annual gala dinner each year.
Moving forward, it begs the question whether this pace is sustainable given the small membership. Marketeer will tell you that a participation rate of 3-5% is considered good. On that basis, we need a membership base of 1,000 people so that we get 30-50 members at each event (excluding family members, external parties). If each member works earnestly towards co-opting 3 new members, getting to 1,000 is not so difficult. So as we turn 10, please be an ambassador to help bring in another 3 new members.
It will be sad if we ever deteriorate to the point of simply having 2 events in a year; the AGM and gala dinner.
As part of rejuvenation, the EXCO needs people who are willing to step forward, make a difference, and translate talk to action. If all of us sit on our palms, do precious little and expect the same people to do the work, soon we will go the way of the dodo bird, except faster! Besides, no one in EXCO aspires to be Kim Jong-il. I leave you with the following quote.
Networks matter in a global world. And the value of a network depends on what you put in it, not what you take from it. Generosity is one of the most powerful tools you can use. – Charles Schwartz
HP Alumni gala dinner 4Nov10 Orchid Country Club
We are good to go with 37 tables inclusive of 15 corporate sponsors. The fashion parade was over-subscribed and only the 10 top made it! There will be lots of bling as our bevy of beauties sashay down the runway. Bring a whistle, a gong, a drum, a rattler or anything to make some noise to cheer them on.
As for the 2 talents from HP, I can assure you they will not disappoint. They were hand picked and we have to thank HP to allow them to perform.
For individual members, please understand that we cannot guarantee your request to be seated next to a so-and-so. It is already daunting enough to manage 370 persons.
This is not a typical Chinese wedding dinner where you try to outdo the other person by coming in last. We need to be seated by 7:00pm as event is scheduled to end by 10:30pm. Dress in your 60s/70s/80s/90s.
Lend a hand, contact Mary Ong
I would like to seek your interest in volunteering with the HCA Hospice Care (HCA established in 1989), which is a registered charity that provides comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
HCA looks after more than 3,200 patients at home annually and the HCA Day Care Centre sees more than 700 patients. The volunteers work with patients directly or choose to help in administrative work.
May I invite you to come and join us as a HCA Volunteer, either on a regular or ad-hoc basis.
This coming December and January, we need more hands. We are visiting the homes of patients and delivering goodie bags to them for the festive season (Christmas and Chinese New Year).
Volunteers work in groups of 3 or 4 persons. For the immediate, volunteers will be assigned to visit a few families between 2pm and 5pm on 11/12 Dec.
I hope you will step forward, bring some cheers to those in need. If you are able to help, please drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Charity Ride
We are into home run with event about 10 days away. Please visitwww.shpa.org.sg for more information. This is an occasion for havingfun while doing good.
Date: 14Nov10 Sun; Meeting Time: 7:30am
FREE Parking: around blocks 816/817/819/820
Meeting Point: Outside Yishun Stadium, off Yishun Ave 1
Please make cheque payable toSchool Pocket Money Fundand mail to:
3rd Charity Ride, 2010
Rochor Post Office
PO Box 1030
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Welcome on Board HPA post-Oct10
HPA-Chia song Leng
HPA-Wong Kwok Wah
HPA-Liew Siew Fong
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