2020 strikes again! Event postponed

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Due to the extension of the CMCO in Kuala Lumpur until 20th December, sadly MANZA’s Christmas coffee morning will be postponed. We plan to go ahead with this event on Tuesday 22nd December at 10am, all other details as per our original flyer. Please do get in touch if you’d like to attend!

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.

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.

December 2019 – January 2020 MANZA Magazine

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Our bumper December 2019 – January 2020 MANZA magazine has just hit the stands! It’s been a very busy couple of months at MANZA with our successful Melbourne Cup Lunch, MANZA Christmas Bazaar and several other functions raising much needed funds for our worthwhile charities and we were all able to enjoy the events at the same time – a double bonus!

Once again thank you to our Editor Georgina and all the other hard working volunteers who make all this possible! Please click below to read and enjoy the latest MANZA Magazine!

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MANZA’s Charity Christmas Bazaar

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What a busy weekend we have just had at MANZA. Our Christmas Charity Bazaar was held at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre on Sunday and we had a dedicated team of MANZA volunteers working hard on decorating the ballroom and terrace for six hours on Saturday. It was lovely getting into the spirit of Christmas and putting up our first Christmas tree of the year!

Sunday morning our valued vendors arrived early to start setting up their glittering stalls. We were extremely lucky this year to have students from Sunway College as volunteers and these young men and women worked so hard all day, always with a smile on their faces and willing to do whatever was asked.

By the time the bazaar opened at 11.00am the Equestrian Club was transformed. There were so many fascinating stalls with a wide variety of beautiful wares for sale.

MANZA’s Trash and Treasure was a favourite of the day and we had a run on donated leather shoes for men! Ladies scooped up many of the beautiful clothes that had been donated and many kitchen appliances went home to happy new owners.

Our always popular cake stall sold out well before the bazaar closed and our Tombola and Book Stall did incredibly well. And whilst the ladies shopped, their husbands were able to enjoy a few beverages overlooking the beautiful pool at the Equestrian Club, whilst their children enjoyed our kids’ activities including face painting, crafts, a bouncy castle and sumo wrestling.

Our Craft Ladies meet up every Friday at MANZA and create works of art. Sales at their stall were excellent – such a contribution to our Charity Funds. Thank you ladies!

All these profits go to MANZA’s charities, so thank you so much to all our stall holders, everyone who donated cakes, clothes, books and their time as well as those who took time out of their valuable weekend to come and have fun on the day. A special thank you to our Charities Co-Ordinator Martha, who as always worked tirelessly and quietly in the background for several months to put everything together.

And finally a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors Asian Tigers and AGS whose sponsorship is so important to the success of MANZA.

November Edition MANZA Magazine

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Please enjoy our information packed November edition of our MANZA Magazine, hot off the press! Thank you to our stellar team that works so hard to put this together and in particular our editor Georgina. We have so much going on in November at MANZA from our exciting Melbourne Cup Luncheon this Tuesday, dinner clubs, our Christmas Charity Bazaars, coffee mornings, etc. Make sure you don’t miss out. Please click here to enjoy!

MANZA Monthly Coffee Morning New Venue – The Wolf and Turtle Thursday 14 November

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Please come and join us in November at a new, convenient venue for our MANZA Monthly Coffee Morning!

Thursday 14th November at the Wolf and Turtle in KLCC.

Venue: The Wolf and Turtle
G floor, Menara AmBank,
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
Date: Thursday 14th November
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

To facilitate seating at the Wolf and Turtle it would be great if you could just click below and register you’ll be joining us!

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We look forward to seeing you and your friends there! Everyone is welcome!