The Women’s International Club Annual Charity Bazaar has indeed come a long way. Now, after 50 odd years, it is still going strong.
Let’s look back….
It started in the 1960’s with only 380 members comprised of 25 nationalities. From a fundraising committee to setting up the first Lebaran and Christmas Bazaar in 1968, followed by an international one in 1969. Participated by various embassies from Yugoslavia, Malaysia, Philippines, USA, Poland, Burman, Japan, India & Thailand which later added Canada, United Kingdom, India, Germany and Switzerland. Thus, in 1972, the 1st International Bazaar for charity took place. Due to the positive response, they raised a good amount of money especially because of their international contributors. The proceeds were given to Social Welfare.
As the years went by and the following became more popular, the venue of the bazaar changed, from the clubhouse to a hotel ballroom to a convention centre.
To the delight of everyone, it raised some unprecedented amount of money which resulted to forming its own Bazaar Proceeds Committee. Solely to assist various institutions in the community for their projects.
The dream of the committee in 1972 has now been realised … it has come true!
Our journey still continues…