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.
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.
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.
We had a great turn out for Christmas Drinks last night at
the residence of HE the New Zealand High Commissioner Hunter Nottage and his
lovely wife Sara, who so kindly opened up their stunning home to us.
Members and friends of MANZA, MNZCC (the Malaysia New
Zealand Chamber of Commerce) and MABC (the Malaysia Australia Business Council)
met and mingled over drinks and canapes in the tranquil surrounds of the
Residence on a beautiful, balmy evening.
MANZA organised a raffle for Charity and as always our guests opened their hearts and their wallets and by the time ticket sales closed and the Raffle was drawn RM1,700 had been raised for MANZA charities. As always a huge thank you to everyone for your incredible generosity!
This will be the last official function for MANZA in 2019
and it just remains for us to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe,
healthy and happy new year 2020!
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!
Just a heads up that bookings will be closing at midnight tomorrow (Sunday 1st December) for the Christmas Party at HE The New Zealand High Commissioner’s Residence on Thursday 5th December. We have a great crowd of people already booked and are looking forward to celebrating the start of the festive holiday period! If you would like to join us make sure you click on the link below to make your booking. There will be no entry on the night to anyone who has not made a prior paid booking.
There are only 150 places available and bookings need to be made online at the latest by midnight 1st December. However it will close once we reach 150 bookings, so get your tickets booked asap!
We look forward to seeing our MANZA members and their friends on the 5th December!
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.
MANZA is very proud to once again be holding our annual Christmas Charity Bazaar on Sunday 24th November at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre, Off Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, from:11am – 4pm.
This is always such a popular event and with Christmas just over five weeks away, it’s a great way to stock up on your Xmas presents whilst helping some of MANZA’s very worthy Charities.
We have a jumping castle for the kids, and amazing donated items for our Tombola this year, so don’t miss that!
There will be something for everyone – a great family day out!
We have a plethora of stalls selling a whole range of wares from jewellery, to spices, books, cakes, greetings cards, handmade bags, candies, kids’ shoes, personal care luxuries, Xmas Decorations and the list goes on!
If you are able to volunteer to bake cakes, pies, muffins, whatever is your forte in the kitchen, for sale on our cake stall, MANZA will be incredibly grateful. Please contact Martha at [email protected] if you are able to help out, or pop into MANZA House and talk to Shirley.
Come along and get in the festive spirit! Here are a few photos from last year to whet your appetite!
Just a reminder MANZA will be holding our Monthly Dinner Club this coming Saturday night, 16th November. This month we are meeting at 7pm at the excellent Malai Thai Restaurant in KL City Centre at Fraser Place, 10 Jalan Perak.
Come and join us for another fun evening of good food and good company. Just order your own meal and drinks with individual bills for everyone attending.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please register if you are coming to enable us to advise the restaurant on how many people they will be expecting. Just click here
MANZA would like to thank Asian Tigers for kindly sponsoring our official photographers for the Melbourne Cup Lunch on Tuesday. The photos are now available and here’s the link to the photographs. You can download any you would like to keep! Enjoy!