Lions Go Retro


Lions Club of Ipoh Centennial held its second Induction and Installation Ceremony cum Retro Party on Friday, September 9 at MH Hotel Ipoh. The event started off with the special ceremony, meant for Lions.

District Governor Douglas Oh Aik Kim was the guest of honour for the auspicious night. Lions from Ipoh, Manjung, Bidor, Georgetown, Kampar, Ayer Tawar, Tanjung Tualang, Taiping, Batu Gajah and even Kangar took the initiative to come.

The ceremony welcomed new members of Lions as they vowed to participate and do well in upcoming events and meetings. It was then followed by the Board of Directors installation and speeches by Centennial Charter President, Dato’ Dr Wenddi Anne Chong and District Governor.

“I’d like to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone present and all who had supported us. As our motto goes ‘We Serve’, we’ll continue to guide the community and strive to help those in need,” said Wenddi.

The party began around 8pm, where dinner was served while being entertained by performers. Everyone present were dressed retro, with hats and funky glasses on. Some even had Afro wigs on as they swayed along to the music.

Entertainment Director Caroline Wong who curated the dances and the fashion show went out of the way coaching and rehearsing with her team of young dancers for almost two months before the event. Some of the performances included the Gangnam Style dance, a retro fashion show displaying styles from the different eras ranging from1950-1978 highlighted by hit songs, the clothes co-ordinated and picked by Caroline and displayed by members of the Lions themselves. Dato’ Wenddi herself stepped on stage to perform,and sang and danced to Shalala lala by Vengaboys.

As most people were familiar with the lyrics, a great time was had by all as they sang along to the songs. Songs like Mambo No. 5, Grease and La Bamba filled the ballroom, alongside nostalgia, smiles and laughter. It was indeed a memorable night for all who came.

“I’m pretty sure the songs that were played brought all of you for a stroll down memory lane. I hope they remind you of all the good memories during that era,” Wenddi expressed.

Khaleeja Suhaimi

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