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December 2018 Message from DC Peggy

November has been another busy month. On the 3rd, was the club visit for IWC Petaling Jaya held at Unique Seafood Restoran, PJ. Good visit but had to rush as I had to go to the airport to catch a flight to Penang to attend the second organising commitee meeting for World Inner Wheel Day. It was a good meeting as it was held at the venue and we could inspect the hall and the surrounding.

On 10th November, was the club visit for IWC Bangsar. It was held at Meeta's house and we had a lovely time and I got a lovely gift.

After that, it was off to Alor Star for their inaugural meeting. DEC Ambika led the way with PDC Parimala, myself, IIWPBD Pearl, DS Shanti and DT Shamini. We flew in and flew out the same day.

Seeing that the proceeds from SARS was still there, the District decided to do a project in Sri Lanka for the Missionaries of Charity Home in Kandy. This is a home for abandoned and retarded children run by a nun from New Zealabd who has devoted her whole life to caring for these unwanted children. We were able to buy them some things which they needed through the help of IWC Metropolitan Kandy.

While in Kandy we managed to meet up with the current IIWBD Roshani Peris at her house. When we got back to Colombo, we had a tea session with some clubs from District 322 hosted by District Chairman Nirmalie at her house. I was accompanied by PDC Parimala and President Kamala.

On 24th November, I presided over our exco meeting at Selangor Club Bkt Kiara and then later, in the afternoon, had a club visit with IWC Selangor. Another nice visit too. Needless to say another lovely gift.

To round up the month, I met up with IWC KL North for a visit on 27th November at Selangor Club, Dataran, where they got me a most unusual gift.

Ok, happy holidays everyone and Merry Christmas.

Empower and Evolve.

Peggy Khoo
District Chairman 2018-2019

November 2018 Message from DC Peggy

October started with a bang. We all had a good time attending the 70th anniversary of IWC Ipoh. It was held at Excelsior Hotel and it was a fun celebration. I went to Ipoh by train with my home club members and we had a good time on the train followed by a sumptuous lunch at Overseas Restaurant. Thank you to PP Yeok San and PP Anu for providing the transportation from the train station to Excelsior Hotel.

Next day I was supposed to go visit IWC Taiping but something came up and instead I went to the interest meeting in Butterworth. It was a good visit and we ended up setting a pro-tem committee. I am trying to find another date to visit the two Ipoh and Taiping clubs. For Butterworth I was accompanied by DEC Ambika, PDC Parimala and President Kamala of IWC Apsaras who did the driving. Thank you Kamala for driving all of us safely to and from the meeting. It was a long way home and to make it worse it rained for most of the journey. Couldn’t have done it without you, Kamala.

Next visit was to the two Inner Wheel clubs in Penang on 20th October. Both the clubs extended me their warmest hospitality and welcome. I truly enjoyed my visit and would like to thank both the Presidents. Although we had three meetings in one day, one was the organizing committee meeting of the World Inner Wheel Day, I wasn’t feeling tired as I enjoyed spending time with the Penang ladies. Special mention to President Dr Jeya, PP Shirlynn and Latha for going out of your way to make my stay memorable. I saw more of Penang this time although I wasn’t so lucky to try some of its favourites.

It is a historic moment as we went to Alor Star for the Inaugural Meeting. I am excited and happy as my baby is being born. We have another two babies in the waiting room and am excited for them too. Glad that the hard work has borne fruit for the District Extension Chairman and her dream team.

The two clubs in Penang are working hard organizing the World Inner Wheel Day in Penang which will be held on 12th January 2019 at the Rainbow Paradise Hotel. Do give your support to this as the IIW President Christine Kirby will be present. It will be a good opportunity to meet her especially for those who did not attend the recently held IW Convention in Melbourne. When else can you get to meet the IIW President. So keep your date free for this event.

On 27th October is the visit to IWC Subang which was held at Hotel Geno, Subang. First time for me to visit the hotel. Enjoyed my visit and of course had a lovely gift from the club.

On Sunday, 28th October along with some of my home club members, we visited the home built by Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur for the family of Paizat & Suri, which was completed in 3 days from 26-28 Oct 2018. This is the main project of the year by the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur, which is to provide a home for an Orang Asli family in Sungai Lallang, Semenyih. We also witnessed the presentation of the keys to the house. What is worth mentioning is that 5 members of my club were actually hands-on in the building of this home after attending a training workshop. They are President Lynn Wong, DNR Juanita Lee, PDISO Foong Pack, PP Beh Pek Ling and PP Tan Siew Leng. Together with them were members from IW clubs of Ipoh East (PDE Cheng Yeok San), Intan (President Ning and Sunita) and Klang (President Saras Muthu). Congratulations to all of them for a job well done. This project will be launched at IWCKL’s World Inner Wheel Day celebration of a carnival at this orang asli village on 6 January 2019. The details (click here) are announced in our HAPPENINGS page and we welcome participation.

Well, that is all for now.
Empower and Evolve.

Peggy Khoo
District Chairman 2018-2019

October 2018 Message from DC Peggy

September is another busy month.

On 2nd September I took the train to Ipoh to have a club visit with the Inner Club of Ipoh East. I was promptly met at the railway station by CP Linda Wong and Webmaster Yeok San who drove me straight to Sue Shaari's house who was my host for the weekend. We had a lovely Thai dinner with President Prema joining us. Next morning it was straight to the visit after a sumptuous breakfast. The visit was held at KFC, Canning Garden where we entertained 34 children from two homes after the meeting. After lunch I was driven to the bus station where I caught my bus home. Since it was a long weekend I took 6 hours to reach home. I would like to thank IWC Ipoh East for their fantastic hospitality.

On Thursday 6th September I had a club visit with my home club, IWC Kuala Lumpur. It was a pleasant surprise as they gave me a most warm welcome complete with bunga mangar and kompang music. I was treated to a sumptuous lunch at Bangsar Village and we even managed to slot in a little shopping. I also received a beautiful shawl from China. Many thanks to PDC Juanita, President Lynn and her committee who came up with this programme. I am truly touched.

On Saturday 15th September, I attended the installation of the Inner Wheel Club of KLCC held at the Coriander Room in Holiday Villa, Subang. It was a lovely reception and I inducted four new members. There were lots of prizes given out and they gave me a beautiful outfit. There was also good attendance by ladies from the other Inner Wheel clubs.

I took a break and went on an 8-day trip to India. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip although it was rather tiring. I did many new things like horse riding, elephant riding and having to travel in a small boat called a shikara to our houseboat in Srinagar daily. I got to see the Taj Mahal, visit Jaipur, Kashmir and New Delhi — all on my must-see list.

I came back on 29th September morning and in the evening had a club visit with Inner Wheel Club of Mutiara where I inducted two new members. The meeting was held at Rama V Restaurant where we had some lovely Thai food. I was also presented with a candle set.

In the meantime, Extension Chairman and her team was busy going round to give presentations at interest meetings in Alor Star and Johor Bahru. I understand that they were very successful and have managed to set up pro-tem committees. It is a very exciting period for the District and a tiring one for the District Extension Chairman too. Lots of travelling and speaking.

That is all for now.
Ladies remember to Empower and Evolve.

Peggy Khoo
District Chairman 2018-2019

September 2018 Message from DC Peggy

Dear All,

August was a hectic month. It started with attending two installations back-to-back on 4 August 2018. That was the installation of IWC Klang and IWC Petaling Jaya. What a tiring and exciting day. Thankfully, both were held in the Klang Valley.

On 11th August, I flew to Penang to attend the installations of IWC Penang and on the next day, IWC Pearl of the Orient. These Penang girls really know how to let their hair down and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

On 19th August, I was in Kuantan for a club visit in the morning and the installation hi-tea in the afternoon. Had a good meeting with the Kuantan girls.

On 25th August, it was off to Seremban for a club visit with IWC Apsaras, the baby club of the district. I am happy to be present as I was asked to induct 4 new members although two were unable to attend. After the meeting, we adjourned for a sumptuous lunch, the same menu that was on Charter Nite.

I am also bursting with news for you.

IWC Penang and IWC Pearl of the Orient have agreed to host the World Inner Wheel Day to be held in Penang on Saturday, 12 January 2019. We invited District 331 but they have an overseas trip. However, they will send one or two representatives. More details to follow.

We have fixed the date for our District AGM and it will be held on 16 March 2019. It will be a one-day affair with no dinner. It will be held at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Resort and the registration fee will be only RM30.00. We are still working out the finer details. For your information District 331 will be having their own AGM the following weekend.

I have lined up my club visits until end of November. By that time I would have visited 17 of our clubs except for IWC Intan and IWC Ioras.

Looking forward to September.

Till then do remember to Empower and Evolve. Thank you.

Peggy Khoo
District Chairman 2018-2019

August 2018 Message from DC Peggy

We just wrapped my first month as District Chairman. It was go, go from the word "Start". There were three installations to attend, a club to visit, a District Committee meeting and the highlight of the month, the training session.

Attended the first installation which happened to be of my home club, the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur on 1st July 2018, held at the Royal Lake Club. Theme was "Swinging Sixties", a night of fun and dance. They even brought back "The Supremes".

Next, attended the installation of the Inner Wheel Club of Ipoh East on July 7th, which was a "Garden Affair". Lots of Victoria Secret gifts, which I received too. After the formal part there were some fun games. Lovely opening numbers by the children from the Dance Centre, a ballet academy, in Ipoh who gave us a few performances after that too.

On the 18th, had my first club visit to the Inner Wheel Club of Klang. I had a tour of Klang before I found the meeting place. Sat in with them through their normal meeting and after that had some nice food. Loved the lovely gift they had presented to me.

The 21st July was the first District Exco meeting. It was a full attendance. Thank you to all who attended. Had a good discussion. We liked the venue but will explore others.

It was a rainy start to our training session which went off rather well. A big thank you to the organisers and to all the speakers who did a great job presenting their area of expertise. There was good fellowship and except for a few clubs who were absent, it had a good attendance. It was a good interactive session with the participants asking lots of questions, especially during PDC Parimala's session about the Registrar of Societies. She really had her hands full. IIWPBD Datin Pearl Jai Mohan carried out a form-filling exercise which showed that some clubs still had not mastered this simple exercise. PDC Ambika tackled Procedures and Protocol, IIWPBD Joy Sundram told us all about International Inner Wheel, IIWPBD Jessie Wang talked to us about leadership, National Representative Datin Seetha tackled Duties and Responsibilities, District Secretary Shanti talked about the duties and responsibilities of a Club Secretary and the Media Manager gave us a lively session on what is expected of us.

We even managed to exchange banners with Ms Swati Banerjee from the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Kandivil who came visiting with her son.

We had an excellent lunch arranged by PDC Ambika who went around to made sure that there was enough food at every table.

All in all, we enjoyed tremendously, catching up with old friends and making some new ones.

Thank you.

Empower and Evolve

Peggy Khoo
District Chairman 2018-2019

District Chairman Peggy Lee Beng Choo
District Chairman 2018-2019 (District 330)

District Chairman 2018-2019, District 330, Peggy Lee Beng Choo

It is an honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to lead District 330.  I would like to thank those members who have encouraged me and led me to take this path.  Congratulations are also in order for my committee who would be serving with me.  I am certain that we will be able to work together to achieve this year’s theme which is to empower and evolve.

As I said in my installation speech in Singapore, the District is entering unchartered waters.  Whether it will be a calm journey or a stormy ones remains to be seen.  The world around us is changing whether we like it or not.  We have a new government in place but with an old Prime Minister.  We are living in exciting times.  Who would have thought that the North Korean leader would be not only meeting US President Donald Trump but signing an accord for nuclear disarmament!!

The District is now made up of 19 clubs and with Johor and Malacca joining us we would soon be growing. Of course, there is a lot of hard work before this happens. It is good to grow but extension also includes consolidation of older clubs whose numbers are dwindling.  International Inner Wheel recognizes this fact and has introduced new generation clubs so that Inner Wheel will have younger members who can pump new blood into the club.  However the situation of these new generations are different from ours.  A lot of them would have just started their careers, got married and starting a family.  All of which calls for their attention and time which are in short supply with a full-time job. We have to be patient with them and accept that they have their own ways of running the club and doing projects.

The District has to also think about a new structure for the District AGM as it would not be a joint AGM anymore.  At the last AGM it was also agreed that the District would be organizing a one-day fellowship rally so as to maintain the friendship with District 331.

We must not ever forget the objectives of Inner Wheel which is

  • To Promote True Friendship
  • To Encourage the Ideals of Personal Service
  • To Foster International Understanding

Before I end my message let me give you this quotation about leadership from Lao Tzu

“ I have 3 previous things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness, the second is frugality,
the third is humility which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal,
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.”

Thank you.

Yours in Inner Wheel

Peggy Khoo
District Chairman














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