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Friday, June 26, 2009

Mums On The Run - Bubba Gump 18.06.09

Mums On The Run June 2009
Bubba Gump

This months Mums On The Run looked more like a committee meeting rather than a ibu Mums night out as only ibu committee members turned up for dinner. However that didn’t mean that it wasn’t a fun night out. We had a great time catching up on chit chat that we don’t normally have time to get into at our meetings! We did however spend some time going through some work related details. Over drinks and some yummy fried shrimp we made decisions on some matters and discussed how to make things better for ibu members! It would be nice to see more ibu members join us for our monthly gatherings so we can tap your brains for more ideas! Our next night out is to
SPECIAL TREATS in Desa Sri Hartamas on the 9th of July 2009. Jot it in your calendar today!

Written by: Karen Loong-Thomas ( Activities Coordinator )

The ibu Jumble sale 13.06.09

The ibu Jumble Sale

Hot on the heels of the ultra successful Bazaar at Bangsar Village came the ibu Jumble Sale at the ibu House on the 13th of June 2009. The Jumble was organized to fulfill many requests from not only vendors but buyers too, many whom attended the Bazaar and noted that there were insufficient Jumble tables with great deals, something that ibu has become famous for.

Bright and early the day began as buyers from all walks of life streamed in to peruse the wares and sample the delicious baked goods. Some great buys were to be had this year, however it was sadly due to the fact that many families that were vendors on the day were selling up and leaving Malaysia.

The Jumble sale was a good day for all, with many buyers going away happy, laden with bags of goodies, vendors pleased that they managed to sell most of their wares, and ibu made a tidy sum of RM4000+ through the charity and baked goods tables, which will go to the upkeep of the house.

We thank all who came to shop and make this Jumble yet another success and last but not least, a BIG thank you to all our volunteers, whom without you, NOTHING would be possible at ibu.


Paige Head Jo Andrews Catherine Nobbs
Karen Loong Thomas Trudi Bondarenko Sandra Jones
Sarah Jane Harrison Susanne Kaiser- Dalhoff Marisa Rechenberg
Chan Yee Send Amanda Moggie Brenda Boehm
Joy Maclean Suzie Tuomey Adelina Hayden
Angela Philpot Choong See Ming Philippa Richards
Nikki D’Cruz

Many apologies if anyone has been left out of this list.

Written by : Karen Loong-Thomas ( Activities Coordinator )

Special Playgroup - Teddy Bear Tea Picnic 30.05.09

How sweet! A teddy bear tea party at the ibu house! Another special playgroup event on a lovely overcast Saturday morning. 32 children with their teddies in tow arrived to a morning filled with all things teddy-related!

Welcomed at the door by teddy bear name tags, followed by a temporary teddy tattoo, teddy bear craft, cupcake decorating ( complete with teddy bear decorations ) and then on to a sit down session to imbibe in a very civilized teddy bear tea party on the lawn, with the aforementioned cupcakes! The children were especially thrilled to be served tea ( actually apple juice ) in mini cups and saucers. Their eyes grew even bigger when their teddies weren’t left out either as they were given cups of tea too! Many enjoyed the picnic so much that they refused to move and an extra picnic area had to be set up. It was TEDDY MANIA! And it didn’t end there.. it was only 10.30am!

At 10.30am the call went out for all to gather round and Yee Send ( ibu House Manager and Party Planner Extrodinaire ) told teddy bear stories and sung teddy bear songs. Other fun activities included some teddy-inspired dancing and the icing on the cake was the parachute fun! Teddies flying into the air on the parachute sent the children into hysterics and silly giggles all around! What a fun way to end a teddy-licious day!

Many thanks to Yee Send for all the planning that went into this superb party, volunteers Amelie Langdon for the photos, Paige Head, Pipa Yoong-Bayly and Jo Andrews for all the help manning the tables.

Written by Karen Loong-Thomas ( Activities Coordinator )
Pls see for more photos of this event and for more on Yee Send’s Party Planning Services or call 0123927898.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

13th June 2009 ibu Jumble Sale

Hurry ! Book your tables today.. they are running out quick!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

The ibu Bazaar at Bangsar Village 2 - 01 May 2009

This is how it looked early on in the morning. Keen vendors set up shop early to avoid the crunch. Vendors did very well on the day and many commented how well the bazaar was orgainzed by Vice Chairperson Paige and Membership Officer Jo and the rest of the team ( too many names to mention ) !

The tastiest counter to man - The Baked Goods Table / F & B ! ibu Treasurer Auselia and a lovely ibu volunteer Moira had a hard time keeping themselves from eating all the lovely treats ibu members donated!

ibu lovelies all in a row.. volunteers at the ticket counter.

ibu volunteer and Charities Coordinator Trudi manning the Charity Table

ibu volunteer and Bonda editor Brigid and Lara manning the goody bag counter

ibu volunteer Teresa manning the ibu table.

Just look at the queues! This was 9.30 am, half an hour before opening time!

Free Passion Tea generously supplied by Starbucks on the Charity table in exchange for loose change! Every penny counts folks! Thank you!

Our beautiful MC of the day, PR Person and all round do-gooder Melissa sneaking in a cup of free Starbucks Tea in between lucky draw rounds.

ibu member and self-confessed bazaar junkie Kim having a fantastic time!

The balloon guy did a roaring trade!

The SIM booth which saw lots of enquiries about its' music programmes.

Fit For Two benefitted fantastically from the Bazaar which was right on its doorstep. Fit For Two is a huge supporter of ibu !

Kizports offered ticket holders a rm7 discount off fees and it proved a great hit!

More views of the massive crowds!

Shoppers hard at work!

The Powerpoint Display which highlighted names of sponsors and vendors and all that ibu is about.

Pipa - one of the very hardworking volunteers with an ibu Dad.