Saturday, November 12, 2011

Yew Tee Primary School - A Walk with Grandparents 12 Nov 11

Our club and Yew Tee Primary School jointly organised a rather novel event to bolster the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. The Council for Third Age, C3A, also sponsored some gifts and literature on ageing.

The grandparents went for a slow walk on a beautiful Saturday morning, did some exercises and share a few precious moments together. There was a small contest for both parties to find out more of themselves, whereby grandparents and grandchildren needed to exchange and share informations to win some prizes. It was a pleasant and enjoyable morning under the coordination of our very own MC in Lion David Lee. Participants were also happy to bring home a photo of grand parents and grandchildren together for memory and keepsake. Lion David was not only the MC but brought along a big gadget in the form of a colour printer to print all the beautiful photographs for the participants. He was supported by three photographers in Lions Tet Nee, Lam and Chua.

The School Principal Ms Janis Kok and her staff were fully involved in all areas of the project, providing marshallers, logistic support and distributing refreshments to the participants after the event. The school also graciously donated a generous sum to the Lions Homes for the Elders. Many appreciative parents donated generously to the Homes as well.

Zenith would also like to thank the Leo Club Metropolitan who sent in a supporting team to assist in the project. Lion Linda also donated the T shirts and caps for participants of the Walk. Many thanks Linda, CP Teh for the early bird gifts and Lam for the cost of the ambulance on standby, and David Ter for the banner. Also many thanks to all the sponsors for their generous support.

We also like to thank PDG Henry Tan and 1VDG and Region and Zone Chairpersons and other lions for gracing the event.

And of course all the lions of Zenith for putting up a good show in organising the event, and not forgetting the co Chairpersons President Jordan and Jerine..

Photos of a 3 generation family participants, Ms Kok, the School Principal, 1VDG Irene Tan, President Jordan and Charter President Teh who is also a member of the School Advisory Committee, leading the Walk. And Lion MC David hosting the interaction games with the grandparents and their charges.

The multi generation Walk

Photos, the Walk commences, half way mark and Lion Lam busy at work, shooting the Walk. The ending with refreshments for the hungry participants.

The people that made it happened 1

Photos, early arrivals being received by Mei Ping, Mary and other lions at the reception. Lions dignitaries and President Jordan with lion cubs from Leo Metropolitan.

The people that made it happened 2

Photos, the Principal Ms Kok, Charter President Teh and Leo Club President and members. Our Lions and school staff and their charming offensive. The co Chairman of the Walk is Jerine of Yew Tee Primary, extreme left on bottom pic.

The people that made it happened 3

Photos, Our beautiful refreshment staff, Lion Andora, Ariel and a school teacher. Lion David and Ariel showing the goodies which they couldn't finish themselves, and the School's Operation Manager Mr Peter Chong who was there at 5.30am to see that everything is ready for the big event.