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Agenda and Minutes -
The 1 Meeting 13/14

Date: Nov 29, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Room 1410 of HKCSS

  1. Welcome new members.
  2. Election of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Representative to Executive Committee.
  3. Appointment of representatives to Steering Committee of WiseGiving and Caring Company Scheme.
  4. Preparation of annual planning.
  5. Any other business
  6. Date of next meeting


Present  : Ms. Ng Ka Man, Carmen (HK Alzheimer’s Disease Association)

Mr. Peter Lam (Public adminstration and PR expert)

Mr. Andy Ho (Public adminstration and PR expert)

Mr. Lo Wing Ching, Wesley (Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service)

Mrs. Helina Yuk (Hong Kong S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre)

Ms. Amarantha Yip Yun Wan (Hong Kong Family Welfare Society)

Ms. Ting Suk Yee, Regina (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council)


Apologies : Mr. Cheung Tat Cheong (St. James’ Settlement)

Ms. Chan Kit Ling (Christian Family Service Centre)

Mr. Chan Wing Cheung (Caritas HK)

Mr. Mok Hon Fai, James (The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups)

Ms. Christine Kwan (Senior Manager, WiseGiving)


In attendance: Mr. Cliff Choi (Business Director, PEP, HKCSS)

Ms. Wendy Luk (Senior Manager, Caring Company Scheme)

Mr. Eddie Tsang (Senior Manager, Corporate Communciations) - Recorder



1. Welcome new members.

  • Cliff CHOI, Business Director of PEP welcomed new members and thanks for their support to the Council.
  • Due to the resignation of elected member Mr. Charles CHAN, Ms Hung Ho Lin, Linda from The Salvation Amy who participated in the election will fill the vacancy as the member of the Standing Committee.


2. Election of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Representative to Executive Committee.

  • Ms. Carmen Ng and Mr. Wesley Lo were elected Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Standing Committee on Public Engagement and Partnership respectively.
  • Ms. Carmen Ng will be the representative to Executive Committee.


3. Appointment of representatives to Steering Committee of WiseGiving and Caring Company Scheme.

  • Mr. Wesley Lo was appointed representative to Steering Committee of WiseGiving.
  • Ms. Regina Ting was appointed representative to Steering Committee of Caring Company Scheme.


4.  Appointment of Co-opted members

  • Partners from private sector were named to be invited to serve the committee, for example , NWS, HK electric, Disney, Hysan, Swire and HSBC, etc.


5. Preparation of annual planning.

  • Cliff introduced the annual planning process to members. The 1st ExCo meeting will be held on 9 Dec, 2013 as the kickoff the process, critical issues, important targets will be discussed among the Governance and concerned committees. With the consolidation in the Extended Governance Meeting in Jan 2014, the Council will finalize the annual plan in Feb 2014.
  • The following critical issues were shared with members: Lump Sum Grant subvention mode, welfare planning, ageing population, poverty, housing and health, etc.
  • On the corporate strategies, members suggested to include Charity Accountability, not only to increase NGO transparency but also facilitate private sector to carry out better CSR disclosure.


6. Any other business

7. Cliff briefed members on the report of Sub-committee on Charity of the Law Reform Committee. Charity Law and concerned commission were unlikely to be recommended by the sub-committee. However, organizations should obey some kinds of disclosure regulations if they are going to have public donations. Members addressed the importance of charity accountability and the importance to have a Government dept to own and operate the procedure.


8.  Date of next meeting

  • The next meeting will be held at 4:00pm on 22 Jan, 2014.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm.