Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

1. post press conference (L-R): Kiwanis Malaysia Lt. Governor 2014/15 Div 7 Tora Wu, Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley President 2013 – 2015 Kimberly Tan, Organising Chair – Centennial Carnival Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley Collin Chong, Kiwanis International President 2014/15 Dr. John Button, Kiwanis Malaysia District Governor 2014/15 Tan Eng Too, Organising Chair – Centennial Dinner Kiwanis Malaysia Teh Chang Lian

A hundred kids from five children’s homes in Ipoh had a blast on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley, as part of its global service club’s centennial celebration.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

2. Sniper

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

3. Limbo Rock

This year, Kiwanis International celebrates a hundred years of service with special focus on children, with its motto “Serving the Children of the World”.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

4. Coconut Bowling

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

5. Happy Birds

Members of Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley took it upon themselves to celebrate this remarkable milestone, which is only observed in three cities in Malaysia, namely Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

6. Wheel of Fortune

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

7. Buzz Wire Challenge

President of Kiwanis International (2014/15) Dr. John Button visited Malaysia, besides Philippines and Taiwan in Asia, also some other countries before he returns to the Kiwanis headquarters in Indianapolis, United States of America, for the grand celebration in June. The actual anniversary date is January 21.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

8. Hole-in-One

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

9. World Grand Prix

The grand ballroom of Tower Regency Hotel was transformed into a large indoor carnival ground for the children, where members and volunteers of Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley designed and hand made ten different games for them to participate in, with exciting gifts to win and redeem.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

10. Organising Chair – Centennial Carnival Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley Collin Chong

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

11. popping the champagne

The kids, from Vision Home, Praise Home, Good Shepherd Home, EDUFUN Learning Centre and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Dan Miskin Ar-Ridwani also had their wishes granted when Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley distributed a hundred gifts to the kids based on each child’s wish list.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

12. cutting the 100th anniversary cake

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

13. group photo at the launch of Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

According to Dr. Button, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child smile. He expressed hope that this would be the first of an annual event!

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

14. a boy has his wish granted with the gift of a bicycle

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

15. happy boys and girls with their presents

Kiwanis is a global organisation of volunteers dedicated to improving the community one at a time, by serving its children and developing youth leaders. Kiwanis Club of Meru Valley is one of the 54 clubs in Malaysia, where the first club was chartered in 1976.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

16. a hundred smiling kids with Kiwanis members and volunteers

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

17. certificate of appreciation presented to Organising Chair – Centennial Dinner Kiwanis Malaysia Teh Chang Lian (m)

Kiwanis International is on a mission to eradicate maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT) by 2015, partnering with UNICEF in The Eliminate Project. MNT occurs when tetanus spores infect open cuts of a mother or her child during childbirth. Those at the highest risk are mothers and babies who have little or no access to proper health care, due to poverty or living in remote locations.

Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival

18. time for dinner

While only US$1.80 is needed to provide one woman with three doses of the tetanus vaccine to protect her including her future babies, the entire project requires US$110 million to immunise 129 million mothers and their babies across 38 countries in the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Event: Kiwanis Centennial Celebration Carnival
Venue: Tower Regency Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 28th March, 2015
Time: from 3pm

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