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Agenda and Minutes -
The 1 Meeting 14/15

Date: December 2, 2014 (Tue)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Room 1410, 14/F., DWSS Bldg.


1. Welcome new members. 

2. Election of Chairperson, Vice chairperson and representative to the Council’s Executive Committee. 

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

4. Update of current projects under Caring Company Scheme and WiseGiving 

5. Appointment of Co-opted members 

6. Preparation of annual planning. 

7. Any other business 

8. Date of next meeting



Present  :    


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

Mr. Chan Wing Kin (The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong)

Ms. Cheung Wing Suet, Wendy (St. James' Settlement)

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

Ms. Hung Ho Lin, Linda (The Salvation Army)

Ms. Wong May Kwan, May (Hans Andersen Club)

Mr. Shum Wai Chuen (S.K.H. Holy Carpenter Church Community Centre)

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


Apologies :  

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

Ms. Chan Kit Ling (Christian Family Service Centre)

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)

Ms. Winnie Wong (Officer, WiseGiving) - Recorder



1.          Welcome new members


Mr. Cliff Choi welcomed new Members to the PEP Standing Committee and thanks for their support to the Council.


2.          Endorsement of minutes of the last meeting


The minutes of the last meeting held on September 16, 2014 were adopted. 


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


3.1      Ms. Amarantha Yip and Ms. Regina Ting were elected the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Standing Committee on Public Engagement and Partnership respectively.


3.2      The Chairperson Ms. Amarantha Yip will be the Representative to the HKCSS Executive Committee.



4.          Appointment of Representatives to Steering Committee of WiseGiving and Caring Company Scheme


4.1      Ms. May Wong was appointed as representative to Steering Committee of WiseGiving.


4.2      Mr. Chan Wing Kin was appointed as representative to Steering Committee of Caring Company Scheme.


5.          Appointment of Co-opted members

5.1      Mr. Peter Lam (Individual)

5.2      Ms Sheila Tang (General Manager - Corporate Communication, NWS Holdings Limited)

5.3      Ms Catherine Sing (Senior Manager - Corporate & Community Affairs, Power Assets Holdings Ltd.)

5.4      Ms Cindy Cheung (Senior Manager - John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd.)



6.          Discussion


6.1      Progress Report and Business Plan


a. Caring Company Scheme


  • The Caring Company Partnership Expo 2015 has been confirmed to be held on March 25, 2015 in Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Wendy reported on new projects on youth employment issue, for example, JP Morgan – Project + AD and Hang Seng – HKCSS Youth Career Exploration Programme. Members noted that HKCSS put a lot of effort to promote the employment program with the private sections.


b. WiseGiving


  • Cliff reported the team keeps working with the existing donors and highlighted some significant projects with different donors like The Link and LKSF. Members raised that WiseGiving should play a stronger leading and coordinating role in representing NGOs to influence donors about the grant making, but members understand that the different donors have their own rationale to do giving.


7.          Date of next meeting


There being no other business, members scheduled the next meeting on Feb 9, 2015 at 4pm.




The meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm.