March meeting

Last Thursday 5th March was our 3rd meeting of 2015. We had lots of ‘business’ to get through before our guest speaker, Charlotte Douglas, educated us on a few basics of using homeopathy as treatments over traditional methods.

Musetta sold raffle tickets and we raised $2020 to go towards our Small Group Homes target for 2014/2015.

Exclusive, hot off the press news, was the announcement of the 3rd Ladies Circle Hong Kong Quiz Night on Monday 18th May at The Globe. Volunteers will be required to help source raffle prizes and the organising of the evening.

Voting took place on 2 requests for funding, one for Watchdog and one for LoveExpress – both had a unanimous ‘for’ vote, so cheques will be winging their way to them very soon,

We welcomed 2 new Members, Kristy and Marina, who have both attended 2 or more Ladies Circle functions/meetings.

The next meeting will be held on 16th April 2015, with our guest speaker being Denby Tams, who is a Health Coach.

 

Welcome to our new Membership Coordinator

We welcome our new Membership Coordinator, Emma Ross, to the Ladies Circle Hong Kong Council.

Emma was very keen to step up and join us on Council when Melanie asked for the opportunity to step down after so many years service on the Council – Thank you Melanie.

Emma will be sending out the new member packs, liaising with guests and prospective members and monitoring member stats with immediate effect.  Emma has bags of enthusiasm and is a really great asset to our team.


 

February Dinner Meeting

We had a great meeting last night with many Members and guests coming along to hear the wonderful charity news from Barbabus and see where our donations have been put to very good use, namely the replacement of 2 very old doors and also the pot stands where the residents are growing many flowers, herbs and plants.

Also, we had the local historian, writer, lecturer and conductor of many walks in Hong Kong, Macau and Canton, Jason Wordie.  Jason amazed us with some very interesting facts on Macau last night, including the meanings of some of the surnames of families, the reasons behind some of the different colour paintwork you see around Macau among many other things. He also offered the chance for us to buy, and have him sign, his book titled  Macau, People and Places, Past and Present. 

We had two guests join Ladies Circle Hong Kong last night too – so we welcome Becca and Jung min, we hope to see you at many social and fundraising events in the future, and hope you enjoy what we have to offer here at LCHK!

LCHK visit to Small Group Homes

Laura, Karla, Sharon, Diane, Rachel, Musetta and Mary visited Small Group Homes last weekend.   It was a very enjoyable and rewarding trip to another SGH.
We made CNY decorations and rice dumplings with the children and they entertained us with magic, singing and dancing performances.
All in all a lovely visit, six children present ranging in age from 8 – 17.
This picture was taken at the station on our way home, we are holding our home made CNY decorations and a lovely home made Thank You card.

LCHK visit to Barnabus

Jill, Laura, Fiona and Bev visited Barnabus Charitable Services Association on Friday 23rd January.
We had a lovely hot drink, with homegrown lemongrass which was delicious.  We toured the facility and were shown the work that had been done with our donation
- pictures showing Fiona in front of renewed door, and plants on plant shelf, and Laura and Bev with bunches of the lemongrass.
The girls made a presentation which they had done entirely by themselves which had obviously taken a great deal of time and effort.
One of the girls played various pieces of music on the piano which we had to guess, and she had only been playing for a year, it was astounding how good she was, we also witnessed a maths class and we saw them participating in a boxacise.
After a delicious lunch all together we had a short walk and then back to the ferry.
This was a very meaningful and worthwhile visit to one of our charities we have supported and we look forward to welcoming them at our February meeting.

February Social Events

Can you believe January has flown by so quick…roll on the summer!

February brings a couple of social events, as well as our meeting on Thursday 5th, where Jason Wordie will be speaking about Macau (please don’t forget to RSVP by Sunday night!).

On Thursday 12th February, we will be walking Blacks Link for anyone who’d like to join us. The start point will be Hong Kong Cricket Club and this will also be the finish point. We will start at 9.30 and the walk should only take an hour and half.
Please let us know if you would like to join us.

On Thursday 26th, by popular demand, we will be raising the roof with our singing voices(!) at RedMr (Windsor House, Causeway Bay) Details to be finalised re price/time etc the week before when we have a rough idea of numbers, so please let us know if you fancy having a warble in the comfort of a private room, amongst friends!

Please let us know by return email if you’d like to join us at any of the above events.

Yours in friendship

Caroline and Karen
HKLC Social Coordinators

hklcsocial@gmail.com

LoveIt Social

What a great night we had at LoveIt on Thursday!

12 of us took part in Style Games – a non-stop 2 hour event during which we gleaned a lot of useful information about our body shape and how to dress to flatter it, drank a lot of champagne, and created some fabulous looks for each other.

Well done to Claire who was the worthy winner of the silent vote for the best look, and many thanks to the girls at Loveit for hosting us, and giving a very generous $1000 voucher to spend on clothes at the shop to our winner!




January 2015 Dinner Meeting

The first Ladies Circle Hong Kong dinner meeting for 2015 was held last Thursday, and we welcomed the ladies from LoveIt Hong Kong to guide us, with the help of two ‘volunteers’, Caroline and Laura, into understanding and dressing for our body shapes. Caroline and Laura had a couple of initial consultations before the Christmas break to meet with Catherine and her team, to understand what to wear and colours to compliment them. They then were able to model a couple of outfits on the night with which Catherine demonstrated ways to enhance the shape and adjustments to suit their heights etc. We all had a fabulous time, lots of information and we were also offered free body assessments at the end of the evening, with the LoveIt ladies giving a quick styling lesson on our own bodies, to those who wanted it.

Well done to Caroline and Laura for volunteering to be ‘on show’ to us ladies, you both made superb models for the night!

Thank you so much to Catherine and her team, we know lots of our Members will be paying a visit to your shop on Hollywood Road.  Don’t forget, those who were lucky enough to get themselves on the list for the LCHK Social night there on the 22nd January – more fun to be had – we can’t wait to see the photos!

Christmas Dinner Meeting 4th December

By now, Members will have received their invite for the meeting in December from Eleanor – please respond by 30th November whether you are able to come or not – and if you are bringing any guests if you are coming.

If you are not a member but would like to come along, please send an email to our secretary to register hklcsecretary@gmail.com

For $250 you will have a lovely 3 course Christmas Dinner, with a vegetarian option, lots of fun with the activities we have lined up, take part in the Secret Santa gift swap and much much more…

A couple of points for the December meeting:

- Please bring a Secret Santa gift to the value of $100-$150, please let your guests know also

- If you can bring a table decoration for the dinner tables, that will be great (please advise the social team if you can bring one hklcsocial@gmail.com)

- We will be having a Christmas Raffle too, we don’t usually on a Christmas meeting but as we missed having one in November due to our highly successful Box oh Hope packing night, we decided to hold one in December

- We will be collecting new wrapped toys for the ABC Toy collection – please label whether for girl or boy

- We will also be making up a hamper to give to the Crossroads Foundation for their staff, so please bring any food items, drinks but not alcohol.

We look forward to seeing you there for our Christmas festivities!

Pedal Kart 2014

Well done to all those involved in the weekends event, Hong Kong Round Table Pedal Kart 2014, the volunteers, racers, spectators etc.

If you take a look at the Facebook page for the Pedal Kart, you’ll find lots of photos and results posted by Round Table.

Thank you to all the ladies from LCHK who volunteered their time over the weekend too, either for set up, marshalling, manning the Ladies Circle booth and all other areas – well done ladies!

Early estimates from Round Table is that at least $1.5m HKD was raised over the weekend – fantastic news!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/PedalKartHongKong

 

 

 

 

 

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