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Election of Members of the Specialized Committees (2017-19)

Others – News      2017/07/05

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting of the Council of this year will be held at 9:00 am on November 1, 2017 in Room S421 of The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In addition, HKCSS Convention 2017 cum 70th Anniversary will also be held on the same day. It is our honour that Mrs. Carrie LAM, Chief Executive of HKSAR, has agreed to attend and deliver a speech. We shall be grateful if you could join us in these events, the details of which will be announced in due course. 

The annual election process of the new governance 2017-19 has commenced, as decided by the Executive Committee on May 29, 2017. Please note that: 

  1. The election of the Executive Committee and the Standing Committees shall take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) ; and
  2. The election of the Specialized Committees shall be done by postal ballot during the months of August and September 2017. 

The Executive Committee has also decided that election of members of the Specialized Committee on Rehabilitation Service will be jointly held with the election of the Management Committee of The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, at their AGM scheduled for November 1, 2017. 

Attached with this memo, please find the Nomination Form for the Election of the Members of the Specialized Committees [Note] and Election Guide 2017. In order to provide accurate membership information that you will need for reference in nomination and voting, please refer to the most updated Membership Register & List of Official Representatives of Agency Members which has been posted on the Council’s website. The nomination form for the election of the Specialized Committee on Rehabilitation Service will be sent to Agency Members who have confirmed their membership with The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities in due course. 

The following documents on the election of Specialized Committees for 2017-19 are available from the section of News on the front page of the Council’s website at www.hkcss.org.hk

  1. Election Guide 2017;
  2. Terms of Reference of HKCSS Specialized Committees;
  3. Nomination Form for the Election of HKCSS Specialized Committees;
  4. Membership Register & List of Official Representatives of Agency Members (Updated version)  

The nomination process of the Election of the Specialized Committees shall begin immediately. The closing time for nomination is 5 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017

As of the date of this memo, the Council has registered 68 Life Members and 864 Official Representatives from 461 Agency Members.  All eligible Official Representatives are able to nominate candidates and to vote in the election of Specialized Committees. Agency Members have been invited to update their information of their Official Representatives and their participation in the Specialized Committees on services earlier. Agency Members who have not yet registered the type(s) of service they operate, or not yet informed the Council on any changes of their Official Representatives are requested to notify the Council in writing as soon as possible. The Membership Register published on the Council’s website shall serve as the basis for verifying the identity of an Official Representative or a Life Member, and his or her eligibility in making nomination and voting in the election. 

Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2017 and information related to the Election of the Executive Committee and Standing Committees will be sent to Life Members and Official Representatives of Agency Members after the completion of the Election of Specialized Committees. Related information will also be announced on the Council’s website in due course. 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact Chief Officer (Membership Liaison and Service), Ms CHEUNG Lai Wah at 2876 2455, or Officer (Membership Liaison and Service), Mr TAM Wai Kuen, at 2864 2986. 

Thank you for your kind attention. 

 

[Note]:

Only one representative from the same Agency Member shall be elected or co-opted to become a member in any Specialized Committee at the same period of time. Official Representatives of Agency Members and Life members are advised to check relevant Committee Membership List(s) on the front page of the Council’s website -“Committees” to ensure that the person(s) to be nominated are eligible to stand for the election.

 

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