RC Deaf Missions Malaysia needs Christmas blessing

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As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for everyone, and particularly for charities which rely entirely on donations to survive. One of MANZA’s regularly supported charities, RC Deaf Missions Malaysia, is struggling to sustain their 14 year mission of enhancing deaf livelihood.

Christmas charity bazaars which are normally organised by associations like MANZA to generate income have been cancelled this year. Therefore, RC Deaf Missions have taken this initiative to showcase all their in-house sewn merchandise on their website for you to shop safely and comfortably from your home.

Everything you see here is designed and made by talented deaf folks. We hope you will find them beautiful and worthy as gifts to yourself and your loved ones. Thank you for your orders. Your support means so much.http://www.rcdeafmissionsmalaysia.com/…/christmasblessing/

Christmas decorations on green background, with text "Christmas Blessing - an RCDM #stayhome online shopping initiative. 26 Oct - 16 Dec 2020. Free shipping for purchases RM125 and above. Thank you for being a blessing!"

You can still support Pink October!

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MANZA was sadly forced to postpone our annual Pink October morning tea due to the CMCO, but there is still time to support the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation and breast cancer survivors. We have some PRWF merchandise available for purchase – caps, socks, t-shirts (in quick dry fabric), keyrings, pins, and notepad and pens. If you would like to make a purchase and/or a donation – any amount helps! – please contact [email protected] and we will get back to you.

All funds raised will go to the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation, run entirely by breast cancer survivor volunteers. We appreciate all your support for this wonderful cause.

CMCO update

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Red text "Postponed"

As you will be aware, the government announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) effective midnight 14th October. In accordance with the CMCO, recreational and social activities are not allowed to take place between 14th and 27th October. MANZA House will therefore be closed to visitors, and all activities including Mahjong, Bridge, Craft group and coffee mornings will be postponed. Unfortunately our Pink October morning tea scheduled for 26th October will also be postponed. We hope to reschedule this event when restrictions ease and will still have merchandise available for purchase to support the Pink Ribbon Wellness Foundation.

We also hoped to share with you details of our low key, SOP-friendly Melbourne Cup function on November 3rd. However, due to the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 case numbers and the likelihood of restrictions being extended beyond the current timeframe, we feel it would not be in our members’ best interests to proceed with this event. The safety of our members and the broader community must always be our highest priority. We will resume our regular activities and special events as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your understanding. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

CMCO effective midnight 14 October

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The government has announced that Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya will be placed under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) effective midnight 14th October. In accordance with the CMCO, recreational and social activities are not allowed to take place between 14th and 27th October. MANZA House will therefore be closed to visitors, and all activities including Mahjong, Bridge, Craft group and coffee mornings will be postponed. Unfortunately our Pink October morning tea will also be postponed. Thank you all for your understanding. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Pink October 2020

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Join us to raise money for breast cancer patients and survivors at our annual Pink October morning tea. As always strict SOPs will be in place – wear your mask, maintain distance and record temperature and contact details on arrival. Attendance will be limited to ensure proper distancing so please advise your attendance in comments below or by emailing [email protected].
Some fantastic Pink Ribbon merchandise is available for purchase on the day, or you can purchase from MANZA House at our Mahjong, Bridge and Craft sessions during the week. If you can’t make it to the morning tea but would like to make a donation or grab yourself a t-shirt, hat or pin, feel free to contact us to make an appointment at the House. We always appreciate the great support of our members for this wonderful cause.

Stay safe!

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Cartoon image of hands holding a face mask. Text "Just Wear It!"

In light of recent increases in COVID-19 cases across Malaysia, we would like to remind our members to continue following SOPs and keep yourselves and others safe – especially at MANZA! We plan to continue gathering for our regular weekly activities and other special events in the coming months, and the committee will do everything we can to stay safe at MANZA House.

When visiting MANZA House, please wear a mask, ensure you take your temperature and record your details on arrival, and wash your hands regularly. Keep a safe distance from others and avoid physical contact.

The MANZA committee and our partners at Malaysia Health Travel Council have decided to postpone the coffee morning and health talk scheduled for Monday 12th October. We will provide details of a new date for this event, as well as our Pink October coffee morning, as soon as possible.

Our weekly Mahjong, Bridge and Craft Groups will continue to meet at MANZA House. A reminder to all attendees that we have resumed collecting non-perishable food items for one of our charities, The Reading Room, and we appreciate any contributions you can bring when you attend these activities. Charities across Malaysia have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and any contributions we can make will make a huge difference.

Thank you all for your support!

Members return to MANZA House

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MANZA members gather around two tables set with a spread of coffee and morning tea.

The committee was pleased to welcome new, old and returning members back to MANZA House this morning for the first time since the MCO. We are delighted to have the ongoing support of our community.

We look forward to our Craft group resuming this Friday, with Bridge and Mahjong to resume in the coming weeks once we confirm the best days for our members. If you are interested in joining any of these activities please comment below, send a DM or email [email protected] and we will add you to the relevant WhatsApp group.

Don’t forget that SOPs are in place for all activities at the house – wear a mask, maintain social distance and register your details on arrival. We also appreciate you renewing your membership if you participate in these groups to help keep MANZA alive.

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MANZA members chatting and drinking coffee

Welcome back!

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MANZA welcome back flyer. Cup of coffee sitting on board with macaron and leaves. Text - enjoy the little things.

We are pleased to welcome back our members for some of our regular activities at MANZA House. We will begin with a welcome back morning tea at the house on Wednesday 19th August at 10:30am. This is an opportunity to meet the new committee, renew your membership and find out about our plans for the future. We will be fundraising on the day for the Alliance of Chin Refugees (ACR). MANZA will resume mahjong, bridge and craft groups in the coming weeks. Please note that SOPs will be in place at the house for all activities to ensure compliance with government regulations. All attendees must wear a face mask, maintain social distance, have their temperature taken and leave contact details on arrival at the house. Please register your attendance at [email protected].


We would also like to encourage all those who have let their memberships expire, or regular group attendees who paid for each visit, to renew your membership for the remainder of 2020 (100RM). As most of you are aware the MCO has left MANZA unable to raise any income since March and we have had to stop supporting our charities. Your support in renewing your membership will help MANZA recover some of our losses and we hope to resume support of our charities as soon as possible.