THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Family Day: Where to?

With 2 new volunteers roped in during the past 2 weeks, we now have 27 volunteers altogether inclusive of 7 trainee volunteers. That doesn’t mean all 27 are really active volunteers. I haven’t met some of the volunteers for quite some time already. Understandably, since we are all working people (except for 2 or 3 pensioners), priority will have to be given to our jobs rather than our voluntary work.

Besides, this is VOLUNTARY work, and in any voluntary organisations, usually the enthusiasm is very high in the beginning, and then the momentum slows down. That’s where new volunteers with enthusiasm are needed. Otherwise, depending on the very same volunteers each time may cause burnout.

However, I do hope we will be able to get as many volunteers to attend our coming Family Day in August. We haven’t really decided on the venue of this year’s Family Day, but we have shortlisted 3 venues. There is however, a similarity between the 3 places – the children (and the “child-at-heart” adults) can play in water, water, water… it’s just a matter of whether we choose “hot or cold”!

Of course, when it comes to places where the children can play in water, we have to bear in mind the safety of these children. We went to Teluk Batik once, but during that year, we didn’t have as many clients and as such, not as many children. It was easier to control them then. Recently however, we have more and more children joining the family day and it will very difficult to control the children, especially the extra adventurous ones. They don’t often get to go jalan-jalan anywhere, so in their excitement, they may do things which may endanger their own safety. So, no to beaches and especially waterfalls, although we do have lots of choices in Perak when it comes to waterfalls.

Whatever it is, we will definitely have to decide by next week’s board meeting, and after that, we will have to start calling our clients, inviting them to join the Family Day. As I mentioned in my previous posting, chances are the sub-committee will have to meet every week to discuss on the logistics and arrangements to ensure that everything will run smoothly.

So, any guesses as to where the 3 shortlisted places are?


Wan Sharif said...

Salam Pi,
Will Taiping lake Garden be one of the three short-listed places..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Bukit Merah, Clearwater, Tambun Lost World. Betul tak? har har har *evil laughs*

Pi Bani said...

Wan Sharif,
Lake Garden? Nope. Didn't even consider the place.

Pi Bani said...

Hmmm.... 2 out of 3, not bad. You still got one wrong though...

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Pi Bani, how you doin'? Every time I pop over, I get a warm glow read of your kind acts towards people, children...

Re 'sub-commitees'...I remember old days, re local government...first they form a task force to check out whatever.
Then the task force gets a committee to follow up...lepas tu, a sub-commitee is formed....and by the time any results come out, semua da lupa.....have to form a task force to find out what happened in the first place, arhaaaa ha ha.

Re the short listed places....I lost touch with Perak....
but not a lovely lady named 'Pi Bani'.
Have a nice week and simpan satu lagu dalam hati, best regards, Lee.

Pi Bani said...

Simpan satu lagu dalam hati? Simpan banyak lagu cannot ah?

Have a good week, Lee. Don't go flirting around ok? ;)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Salam Pi, this ‘child-at-heart adult’ wouldn’t like to be ‘caught wet’ playing in hot water, unlike that unker b4 me….kakaka, soli hehehe. No lah, I got phobia over water/beach since I saw Jaws the movie.

Hope u guys find a pleasant place for your do. Have FUN!



P/S – Ya-lorr Pi, simpan banyak lagu ok what, Tommy got 7000++ song in my iPod mah :))

Pi Bani said...

Aiyah, why so scared one, jaws oso see you sure dowan!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
One more try. Belum, Banding, Temenggor, Chenderuh. har har har *evil laughs*

Pi Bani said...

Yo Cat!
No, no, no and no. Muahaha!

Anonymous said...

Kak Pi

Sg Klah hot srings?

Ogre Auditor.

ps: See you tommorrow insyaAllah

Pi Bani said...

Ogre Auditor :)
Yayy! You guessed right what Cat in Sydney couldn't guess...

See you Saturday insyaAllah. Tomorrow baru Friday kan?

Anonymous said...

Salam Pi,

Pangkor Laut pun cool gak.


Pi Bani said...

As mentioned in my posting, tak berani nak bawak bebudak terlebih active ni to beaches. So kasi chan depa main air where there are kiddies pool and/or lifeguards available.