Thursday, April 3, 2008


Special treat for secretaries on April 26


It is Secretary’s Week again, and for the first time, the Beverly Hotel will be teaming up with the Sabah Secretary’s Association (SSA) for a special treat for all hardworking secretaries. Dubbed the ‘Red Carpet Hollywood’, the event’s joint organising chairperson, Zahara Ismail, said the dinner will be held on April 26 and promises fun-filled programmes. Zahara, who is also the Hotel’s Sales and Marketing Director, said among the highlights of the event would be performance by Madonna (Paper Doll Sabah) and D’Sunrise Band, while Deejay Andrew will be emceeing that night. “There will also be lucky draws and a special prize for the best dressed secretary,” she said after a food tasting for the Hotel’s promotional item during the Secretary’s Week. It is expected that some 300 people will be attending the event, and Assistant Industrial Development Minister Jainab Datuk Sen Panglima Ahmad Ayid is expected to be the guest of honour. Those attending will be able to taste a variety of cuisines covering the Indian, Chinese, Malay and Western style of cooking. Tickets are sold at RM6O per person and bookings can be made by calling 088-258998. “We hope that bosses would take full advantage of this dinner ... let it be a nice way of appreciating your secretary’s good work,” said Zahara. Meanwhile, SSA President Emily John Yagot, who is also the joint organising chairperson of the event, said that to date, they have a total of 260 members, and the number keeps growing. “This is a great way to keep in touch with other secretary friends from other organisations,” she said. The Association will also be holding its 32nd general meeting at Hotel Shangri-La, Kota Kinabalu on April 19. “We will also be attending the 19th ASA Conference to be held between Oct 19 and 22 at the Crown Plaza Mutiara, KualaLumpur and conducting a study tour to Australia in mid November this year,” she said.