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Agenda and Minutes -
The 3 Meeting 15/16

Date: 2016/03/04
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Room 1410 of DWSSB


1. To adopt the minutes of last meeting (Appendix 1)

2. Matters arising

2.1.   Report on Extended Governance

3. Matters for Discussion

3.1.   Endorsement of Business Plan 2016-2017 (Appendix 2, to follow)

3.2.   Update of Retirement Protection Advocacy

3.3.   Preparation for Advocacy Agenda for:

-        Annual Submission

-        LegCo Election

-        CE Election

4. Reports

4.1.   Progress Reports (To circulate)

4.2.   Conferences and Events in March and April

5. A.O.B.

6. Date of Next Meeting: 4 March 2016 (2:30)


Minutes of the 3rd meeting held on March 4, 2016 (Friday) at 9:30pm in Room 1410 of the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building. 


Mr. Chau Yin Ming, Francis


The Association of Evangelical Free Churches of Hong Kong

Ms. So Suk Yin, Susan


Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children

Dr. Lui Wai Ling, Annissa


Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service

Ms. Wong Wai Mui, Nancy


Christian Family Service Centre

Mr. Fung Kai Man, David


St. James’ Settlement

Ms. Li Siu Fan, Perina


The Salvation Army

Dr. Chung Kim Wah


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor Wong Yu Cheung


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms. Siu Ka Yan, Sky


Kely Support Group

Mrs. Yuk Fung Yin King, Helina


Hong Kong S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre

Mr. Stephen Wong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms. Liu Kam Fung, Iris


International Social Service Hong Kong Branch

Mr. Wong Kwai Yau


The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong

(Representative of Specialized Committee on Social Security and Employment)

Mr. Chan Kin Hung, Charles


Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

(Representative of Specialized Committee on Social Development)







Ms. Mariana Chan



Mr. Richard Chow



Mr. Anthony Wong



Ms. Olivia Ip (Recorder)









Mr. Suen Lai Sang


Hong Kong Christian Service

Ms. Hung Tak Fung, Anchor


Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

Mr. Keith Wong



1. Welcoming new member

The Chairman, on behalf of the Committee, welcomed the new co-opted member Ms. Liu Kam Fung, Iris joining the Committee.

2. To adopt the minutes of last meeting

The minutes of last meeting was adopted with the following amendments:

Item 3.1 and 3.2 should read as:

3.1    Meeting with Principal Official Series - Dr. Ko Wing Man

The event has to be postponed……

(Post-meeting noteMeeting with Principal Official Series – Dr. Ko Wing Man is….

3.2     Meeting with Principal OfficialSeries - Mr. Eddie Ng

Anthony Wong reported that…..

3.Matters Arising

3.1  Report on Extended Governance

- Anthony Wong reported that PRA major recommendations had already been included in the Council’s major task list.  It was discussed in the Extended Governance Meeting.

- A Staff Group was set up to follow up the discussion after the meeting.

3.2  70th HKCSS Anniversary

- Anthony Wong reported that the Steering Committee on 70th HKCSS Anniversary was set up. 

- Mr. Bernard Chan was the Chairperson of this Steering Committee.

- Basic ground work had been started.  Anthony Wong would report the progress to this PRA Standing Committee periodically.

4.      Matters for Discussion

4.1  Endorsement of Business Plan 2016-2017

- Revised Business Plan 2016-2017 had been circulated to members before the meeting.             

- There was no further comment from members, the Revised Business Plan 2016-17 was endorsed at this meeting.

4.2  Update of Retirement Protection Advocacy

- Mariana Chan updated members on the work progress of retirement protection advocacy.

- Memo on “Talk about Pension Project” (退休保障全城傾計劃) was sent to Council’s member agencies on January 5, 2016. 

- The Council produced 「退保懶人包」, 「退保 Q&A」 and 「服勝使用者發聲咭」to the public.

- 「Home Service (到戶服務)」had received applications from 23 agencies with 30 units. 

- 177 participants registered to attend the 「Preparation Class Session (裝備班) 」.

- Platform on promoting retirement protection held on February 14, 2016 at Mongkok.

- Event on “退休保障跨代共議” would be held at April 23, 2016 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

- Hong Kong Social Workers Association, Hong Kong Social Workers General Union and the Council “3 organizations (三會)” wrote a joint statement and submitted to support the Retirement Old Age Pension Scheme “學者方案”.

- Members suggested to:

  -  lobby existing LegCo members, political parties and District Board to support Retirement Old Age Pension Scheme “學者方案”.

  - re-send Alliance’s 「社區關注的民生事項」to all members of 18 district boards.

- Mariana Chan reminded members the deadline for submission of HKSAR’s consultation on retirement protection was June 21, 2016.

- Professor Wong Yu Cheung reported that:

  - 眾言堂 of 慎思民調 at CUHK would hold at March 5, 2016.  Guests were Mrs. Carrie Lam, Professor Ho Lok Sang, Professor Nelson Chow and Ms. Raees Baig.

  - Cardinal of Hong Kong circulated a Proclamation to believers, encouraging them to support HKCSS’s retirement protection advocacy “學者方案”.

4.3  Preparation for Advocacy Agenda for:

4.3.1        Annual Submission

-            Anthony Wong briefed members on the preparation for Annual Submission.

-            He encouraged members to brain-storm for preparing 2016 Annual Submission.

-            Anthony Wong told members that in the 2015 Annual Submission, for those which CE of HKSAR had not achieved, would be included into the 2016 Annual Submission.

-            Members gave their views on preparing social development agenda to candidates of LegCo Election for consideration.

-            When the draft Annual Submission was ready, it would circulate to members for comments at our next PRA meeting.

4.3.2        LegCo Election

 -            Anthony Wong briefed members that:

              - 2016 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election would be held on September 4, 2016.
              - In general practice, HKCSS would prepare the 5 years social welfare agenda, including poverty, housing, families, elderly, rehabilitation, etc to candidates for recommendation.
              - It was noted that some members of PRA were the members of LegCo Election Committee, member suggested that it was better to through members’ channel and lobbying with those candidates of LegCo Election.  Members agreed.

4.3.3    CE Election        

-            2017 CE Election will be held at March 27, 2017.

-            After discussion, members agreed to include the issues of child care, cross-border families, ethnic minority and the future of youth (including job matching) into the Council’s recommendations to 3 candidates of CE Election.

-            Anthony Wong encouraged members to give their views for preparing recommendations of CE Election to him for compiled.

5.      Reports

5.1  Progress Reports

Progress report will be circulated to members at next meeting.

5.2  Conferences and Events in March and April

List of Conferences and Events in March and April:

March 10, 2016   -       Briefing Session on Policy Address
March 21, 2016   -       The 5th Conference cum Workshop on Practice and Research for Social Service Excellence Evidence Base Conference
April 8, 2016       -       Meeting with Principal Official Series - Dr. Ko Wing Man

Anthony Wong encouraged members to attend.

6.      Any Other Business


7.      Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting was scheduled for April 27, 2016 (Friday) at 3:00 pm in Room 1410 of Duke of Windsor Social Service Building.

(Post-meeting note:

The next meeting was re-scheduled for May 27, 2016 (Friday) at 3:00pm in Room 1002A of Duke of Windsor Social Service Building.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm.