THE extended lunch hour on Fridays is a boon for many women who need the prolonged break to run errands, shop for groceries and even squeeze in some window-shopping.
Women in private or public service can now add one more activity to the list with the introduction of a new monthly event initiated by Putrajaya Corporation's Puspanita, which was set up last year and now has more than 100 members.
The “Ladies Time Out” event was created by the association's Social and Cultural Bureau to foster closer ties between Puspanita members from ministries as well as those hailing from organisations in the Klang Valley.
A press conference to announce the inaugural “Ladies Time Out” was held at the Putrajaya Corporation Complex in Precinct 3 on Tuesday chaired by PJC Puspanita president Puan Sri Suslita Abdul Majid, wife of Putrajaya Corporation president Tan Sri Samsuddin Osman.
She explained that “Ladies Time Out” on July 1 would incorporate several segments like “Shop Out”, “Talk It Out” and entertainment besides offering a platform where women would be able to exchange ideas, views and opinions.
“Exposure to talks like “Woman of Substance” by speakers like Puan Sri Raja Noora Ashikin Raja Abdullah through her series “Empowering Women” would greatly benefit Puspanita members and others participating in our monthly lunchtime sessions,” said Suslita.
She added that Puspanita Federal Territories Ministry members who visited the Kajang Women's Prison in May found the experience to be an eye-opener and hoped to organise a charity dinner in Sept.
The inaugural “Ladies Time Out” event will be held between 12.30pm and 3.30pm at the Conference Hall of PJC Complex. Tickets at RM50 are being sold at the Putrajaya Lake Club, Alamanda, Puspanita Puri and PJC Complex.
Besides the talk and a sumptuous lunch, ladies will spend the afternoon browsing through some 20 stalls and a fashion show featuring Habib Jewels is also planned.
A “Sing It Out” segment with Farihin Abdul Fattah and Frenzs is also in the works, and the singer will also host the “Talk It Out” segment.
For tickets, call 012-920 8589 (Nurul) or 019-614 6311 (Zaiton).