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)

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Things to do…

Holiday over… back to work, back to work, back to work!

*We’re having our board meeting tonight – the last one before next month’s AGM. I’ve already told the respective coordinators to get their reports done by tonight’s meeting. I’ve got my CEF/Sponsorship reports all done since last month… but haven’t started anything on the chairperson’s report to be included in the annual report. (hmmm… suruh orang siapkan report tapi sendiri belum siap… ada ka patut?? Excuse: I want to read everybody’s reports before doing my overall report…)

Next month’s AGM will include election of committee members. Now THAT is a problem. Not because of politicking or members fighting to get elected… but because if given the choice, none of us want to get elected! And with 2 from the last committee already resigned before the end of their term, and the Vice-Chairman still recuperating from cancer of the throat (affecting his voice-box), I am still wondering if we can get enough people to be pulled into the committee. (adoiii… orang lain berebut nak dipilih, kita orang berebut tak nak dipilih…)

*Tomorrow I will be on clinic duty. SN had already called me this morning to ask if I’d be going to the hospital tomorrow. There is a homeless PLHIV about to be discharged from the hospital and so SN asked if we could find this guy a place. Most likely he will have to be sent to either KL or Penang…

*I need to send 2 boxes of form 5 books, given by a friend to be passed to children of my clients sitting for SPM this year. I’ve sorted them out… one box will be sent to Azlan, Sofie’s son; while the other box (with subjects like Physics & Add Maths which Azlan is not taking) will be given to Valli’s son who will be sitting for those subjects.

*I need to take Fuzi and her son Hafiz to go buy police cadet uniforms. There is no such shop at her place and she’s not at all familiar with Ipoh to find the shops. Besides Hafiz is under our sponsorship programme and uniforms for co-curricular activities are covered under sponsorship. The uniform I’m sure is not cheap, I doubt Fuzi can afford to pay anyway. So I’ve set aside Friday morning to do this.

*I am planning to visit Ina, the orang asli lady who gave birth earlier this year. I need to get a copy of her baby’s birth cert to be submitted together with the PAF form we’re helping her to apply for. And I am also planning to bring along a new volunteer with me for her first ever house visit, so the visit will have to be over the weekend as the new volunteer has to work on weekdays.

*I’ve been offered 4 free places at a motivational camp due to be held in April this year, to be given to children of my clients. It’s a 3D 2N programme. I’m targetting those who will be sitting for major exams this year. I hope the children will want to go as the programme should be good for them, and being poor, they don’t usually get the chance to go. Usually programmes like this can be costly, but this one is offered to them free.

What else ya? Ah, yang lain tu minggu depan punya cerita laa…

 

4 comments:

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Back to reality, eh? Takpe, kucing-kucing semua memberi sokongan! purrrr.....meow!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

don't blame them for not wanting to be elected, it's a tough task after all & not too many people have the mental ability to cope with this sort of responsibility especially with this kind of work u r doing.

Pi Bani said...

CiS,
Kucing tak mau jadi volunteer ka?

Pi Bani said...

Tommy,
Making it worse is that all the volunteers are already busy with their own work... the fact that they are willing enough to become volunteers is good enough. Mau jadi committee meaning got added work some more...