Hi, welcome to DAP Air Itam Branch Community weblog, an informal bulletin and information site created especially for our members and friends. Here is where we share with you some of those many wonderful moments we had, working and learning together as one big family of the DAP Air Itam Branch community.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Berbuka Puasa with our Muslim brothers and sisters...

August and September were hectic and full of activities for us.  Muslims and non-Muslims members in our close-knit community attended many Majlis Berbuka Puasa dinner gatherings hosted by the various JKKKs of our constituency as well as other related activities of the holy month of Ramadan.

Majlis Berbuka Puasa -

YB Wong and members at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Zoo Road.

 Members with YB Wong Hon Wai at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Jalan Mesjid Negeri 

CM YAB Lim Guan Eng, YB Wong Hon Wai and YB Koid Teng Guan  
arriving at Majlis Berbuka Puasa JKKK Kg. Melayu
Members at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Kg.Melayu

Pretty girls in ethnic costumes waiting for the arrival of the VIPS
at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  JKKK Kg.Melayu

 YB Wong Hon Wai presenting hampers at Majlis Berbuka Puasa  
JKKK Sungei Dondang

 YB Wong Hon Wai and our Sdr. Ariffin having dinner 
with children of Wisma Anak Yatim Air Itam.

YB Wong Hon Wai and members ( Sdr.Ang and Sdr.Chow) 
welcoming and giving Merdeka flags to children of 
Wisma Anak Yatim, Ayer Itam.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Merdeka Holidays VOTER registration Campaign

For those who have yet to register themselves as voters please take note that DAP Penang is running statewide 5days Voters Registration Campaign for this Merdeka festive period from 27th to 31st August.

Thus, in addition to our regular Farlim Night Market VR operation on every Wednesday, our Air Itam VR Team will be at Gurney Drive on the eve of Merdeka Day (30th August) as well as at Sunshine Farlim on Merdeka Day itself (from2pm-10.30 pm on 31st Aug.,2010) to serve you.

So, if you have not registered, hesitate no more... make a date with us at one of these venues. All we need is your IC (updated with your current address) and just 2 minutes of your time. It's all done in a jiffy and as easy as ABC... we assure you, it's entirely a painless process getting you your right to VOICE YOUR CHOICE!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Celebrating the 25th VR operation.

(from left: Sdr.Tan Joon Choo, Sdr.Ramalingam, Sdr.Khoo Kay Chee, Sdr.Cheah Poh Seng, YB Sdr.Wong Hon Wai, Sdr. Ang Say Teik, Sdr. Joseph Tan, Sdr. Lee Eng Oo and Sdr.Ernest Chee.)

On June 12th, our DAP Air Itam branch Voter Registration team gladly posed for the above group photo at Sunshine Farlim Bandar Baru Air Itam as we ‘commemorated’ our 25th operation that evening.

It was not the statistical satisfaction of 2,500 registrations our branch VR team netted over the 3 months since we started the campaign in April that gave us a sense of pride to commemorate the occasion but rather, it was the joy of having successfully fostered a close-knit team of diligent branch members during the course of the campaign operations that gave us a more meaningful reason to celebrate.

Here are some pics showing the relentless effort of our 'happy family' VR team at the various venues of our operation to get as many of the 200,000 eligible but yet to register fellow Penangites to sign up.

 At our weekly Wednesday's Farlim Pasar Malam operation...

... our weekly Saturday's Sunshine Farlim operation.

...at the occasional Sunday morning Air Itam Market operation
  (just in front of our ADUN service Center).

 and ad hoc operations such as Wesak Day at the Malaysian Buddhist Association, Burmah Road.

On every of the 25 operations we had, it was clearly the awareness of the nuturing presence of joyful teamwork as well as the earnest patronage of our Air Itam ADUN, YB Wong Hon Wai that gave this community service project such a relentless driving force.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Changing Voter's constituency Service.

In response to the many inquiries and requests we have been receiving pertaining to Changing Voter's constituency from people who have relocated, we are happy to inform that SPR representatives will to be with us at our weekly JOM DAFTAR UNDI Community service at Sunshine Farlim supermarket in Bandar Baru Air Itam on this Saturday 12th June 2010 to provide changing of Voter's Constituency service.

NOTE: Changing of voter's constituency can be done at all POST OFFICES during their operation hours.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kg Melayu Warga Emas Registration Day

The Air Itam community had two events running simultaneously on the morning of Mothers Day (9th of May).

While our regular Voters Registration Team members were up and sprightly doing their stuffs at Sunshine Farlim, Bandar Baru Air Itam that morning, just about a kilometer away, Pakcik Ariffin (pic on right) and his JKKK Kampung Melayu members were equally busy running the Warga Emas Registration service at the residents' community hall there.

With the village loud speaker making periodic announcements inviting senior citizens of the kampung to the community hall for this event', folks soon started arriving and members of the JKKK in red uniforms were there at hand to assist and to welcome the senior citizens into the hall.

Folks were given queuing numbers before they took their seats.

  By 10am most of the seats were taken and reporters seated at the front row, armed with their notebooks and cameras were all set and ready ...

"The RM100 may be just a paltry sum but it is nevertheless, our small token of sincere appreciation for your contributions to the Penang state in one way or another during your younger days. We have not forgotten you and what you have done for the state and country...."

The registration service began immediately after the opening speech and YB Wong personally attended to some of the Warga Emas applications and inquiries .......

before rushing over to Sunshine Farlim to give moral support to our Voter Registration volunteers there....

YB Wong having a chat with some young eligible
voters who were waiting for their turn to be registered at Sunshine Farlim...