Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Re-union of the Magnificent Seven !

It has been been over 11 weeks since the 7 ACTIVE AGER AWARD WINNERS were publicly honoured at the Grand Gala Dinner and Presentation event at Cavenagh Bridge. That was on October 4th 2008.
Since then, we did not meet again as a group until today. This was our 1st Re-union at the official Briefing conducted at the Council of 3rd Age office at 10 am this morning.
Henry Quake, the CEO of C3A warmly welcomed all 7 of us back to the fold. He gave us an Overview of our anticipated role and function as the official Ambassadors for the C3A, particularly in the run-up to the many activities and programme for 2009.

Specifically, he requested for our active participation in the
1st Major Mega event of the year...the 50+ SINGAPORE EXPOSITION which is scheduled for the 10 and 11 January 2009 at SUNTEC CITY.

This Mega event is expected to draw some 70,000 visitors and these magnificent 7 will be involved in the Main Booth of the EXPO....the C3A booth.
What our role will be exactly is still being worked out. But among other things, all of us will represent the C3A as their Ambassadors in Q and A sessions on promoting active ageing and an active lifestyle. There will be different roles for some of us.

After Henry Quake's overview, Mr Lim Chee Kam who will act as our "Manager,gave us more info through a PP presentation.

Ms Phyllis Choo, AD of C3A added her input.

We were given some exciting news...the C3A intends to form an "ACTIVE AGERS WINNERS CLUB" which will include the 1st batch of winners from 2007 and ourselves from 2008. They hope the club will be a strong foundation of active Ambassadors whom they can rely on for added impetus and more.

Re: The January 2009 EXPO
Unk Dicko has been invited by C3A to give a TALK about "How senior citizens can make use of the internet and I T to enhance their lifestyle."

INFOCOMM DEVT AUTHORITY has also similarly invited Unk Dicko to give a TALK on his personal experiences and to share his expertise on BLOGGING and the internet with the seniors and retirees.

1 and 2, inside the C3A Meeting Room.
3 and 4...Tang W Kee and Unk Dicko


yg said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

unk Dicko said...

Thanks YG.
We sure need some X'mas merriment and some happiness in the New Year too!
And add in a wish and prayer for Prosperity and Health too.

peter said...

wah the meeting room like some BIG Conference presided by the chairman

stanley said...

Hi Unk Dicko

A Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

unk Dicko said...

Thanks Stanley,
Wishing you all the Good that can come your way too.
May the New Year bring joy and happiness to you and your family!

Thimbuktu said...

Hi Uncle Dick,

I've volunteered for the 50+ Expo on Jan 10, 2009 and look forward to attending your talk.

Best Wishes for Happy New Year 2009 to you and your family.


unk Dicko said...

Great to hear that..Thimbuktu!
Hope we can meet up for a chat there.
Meanwhile, here's wishing you and loved ones all the very BEST for 2009 too.