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Agenda and Minutes -
The 1 Meeting 2015-16

Date: December 3, 2015 (Thur)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Room 1410, 14/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service B


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)

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

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

Ms. Tam Chi Wah, Angelique (The Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers


Apologies :   Ms. CHAU Shuk King, Kitty (Christian Family Service Centre)

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

Mr. Wong Stephen (Caritas - Hong Kong)

Mr. YUEN Siu-lam (Hong Kong Alliance of Patients' Organizations)


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

Mr. Eddie Tsang (Senior Manager, Corporate Communciations)

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

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 14, 2015 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. Linda Hung was appointed as representative to Steering Committee of WiseGiving.


4.2      Ms. Wendy Cheung was appointed as representative to Steering Committee of Caring Company Scheme.


5.          Appointment of Co-opted members


Members proposed candidates include Mr. Kevin Orr from Centum Charitas Foundation, Mr. Ralph Szeto (Individual), Ms Daisy Yuen from MTR, Ms Judy Chan from Towngas and Ms Stephanie Chen from HSBC. Management would approach the candidates in order of Members’ preference.


6.          Discussion


6.1      Progress Report and Business Plan


a. Caring Company Scheme


  • The HKCSS Convention cum Caring Company Partnership Expo was confirmed to be held on May 10, 2016 at HKCEC Hall 5FG, Chancellor Room and S420 series Meeting Rooms.
  • Cliff reported the team keeps engaging business sectors and working closely with the existing corporate like The Link and Heng Seng Bank. Also Cliff highlighted the number of SMEs has increased on 2015/16 nomination.


b. WiseGiving


  • HSBC Festival 2015 had been successfully held in 29 November 2015, Cliff thanked NGOs’ supports and contributions.
  • Under the new Company Ordinance, all companies cannot publicize not qualified simplified financial report instead of a full report. And WiseGiving website already removed the charity financial disclosure that part. Management is considering to organize the seminar regarding this new Company Ordinance for NGOs.


7.          Date of next meeting


There being no other business, members scheduled the next meeting on Feb 18, 2016 at 4pm.




The meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.