Monday, April 13, 2009

Theme and attire for welcome & Gala Nite

District 51 Annual Convention April 17th-19th 2009

Friday 17th Welcome Nite Theme: Sarawak Cultural Night
Dress Code: Casual smart.

Kindly take note that the organising team in Kuching will be selling the Pua Kumbu (hand woven traditional tribal textile in longhouses, renown and sought after textile of cotton blankets of the Iban tribe of Sarawak) at RM 10 each to be worn by all delegates that night.
This pua normally cost between rm50 to rm500. It is a traditional piece of cloth weave with native motifs and can be used in a number of ways like overcoat and scarfs. You are actually encouraged to buy extra as souvenir.
On the night it self you will be entertained by Sarawak Traditional dances.

The organising team has also arrange for the poco poco dance.

Saturday 18th Gala Dinner
Black Tie - A Black Tie calls for formal attire. Men wear tuxedos, women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates.
Formal - usually means the same as Black Tie, but in some trendier cities like New York or Los Angeles, it could mean a black shirt, no tie with a tux. Women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates.


Anonymous said...

Not everyone can afford a tuxedo or rent one. Why not allow batik, national costumes on Gala Nite. Let's not separate the have and have not.

Ritchie said...

Yes, Noted...Of course everyone is free to come on anything that they are comfortable with....

I have seen how at the world convention during the President's Dinner Dance Gala,they were very impressed with one of the delegates who wore a traditional costumes.

Again, a Banquet dinner for our district traditionally encourages members to look best in their attire....not necessarily in Tux but suffice to be in jacket tie as it is in some club meeting...

It's one way showing appreciation to the event and the speakers especially those receiving awards etc...

See you in the convention! Will you be there?