The New Year
2012, the year of the Dragon, is another special year full of changes and challenges. Whether or not the Mayan Prophecy will come true, we shall make use of every single day of our life better and enjoy the moments. May I take the opportunity to wish you healthy and wealthy in year of the Dragon.
For YSG, our year of hard works has just begun. Our energetic team of committee members will continue to bring you attractive and innovation CPDs and Social Events. We will continue to show our power at the Dragon Boat Competition, broaden our vision at the Study Tour, and enjoy our moments at our Annual Dinner.
New YSG Co-opted Members & Student Representatives for 2011/12
I am pleased to announce that we have 11 new co-opted members joined our YSG Committee 2011-2012 as endorsed in our first YSG monthly meeting held on 6 January 2012. They include, in alphabetic order, Ada Chan (LS), Dick Chan (QS), Evangeline Chan (GP), Gigi Mok (BS), Jerry Li (BS), Lizzy To (LS), Michael Yau (GP), Ming Tsang (GP), Patrick Lam (GP), Patrick Leung (PFM), and Sylvia Leung (PFM). In addition, new student representatives from Land Surveying & Geo-Informatic Students’ Society (LSGISS) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Surveying students of City University of Hong Kong attended the meeting as well.
If you wish to join us as co-opted members as well, please do not hesitate to let me know!
Highlights of the month
7 January 2012 – Inauguration Ceremony of Junior Chamber International Hong Kong Jayceettes
I attended, together with our committee member Miss Mandy Ko, the Inauguration Ceremony of the 2012 Board of Directors of the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong Jayceettes (香港女青年商會, HKJTT) on 7 January 2012. Sharing the spirit of youth, HKIS YSG and HKJTT are working on a proposed joint seminar series named “Work Smart, Play Smart – How to be a wise woman in your career?”. A number of successful and outstanding ladies will be invited to give talks to share their secret tips on how to maintain the work-life balance. Stay tuned for further details!
Our talented YSG committee member Ms Bette Sinn & Vice Chairman Miss Michelle Chung, were nominated to represent HKIS for the Joint Professional Singing Contest 2012 with dentists (Hong Kong Dental Association Limited, HKDA), doctors (The Hong Kong Medical Association, HKMA), barristers (Hong Kong Bar Association, HKBA), solicitors (The Law Society of Hong Kong, HKLS) and accountants (Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, HKICPA). Further reports can be found in the Sports & Recreational Committee’s section.
CPD Events – “Factory Visit to the 8th Estate Winery – Hong Kong First Winery”
The visit will introduce the first local winery at Ap Lei Chau which produces the Hong Kong’s taste of wine. The CPD will also cover the maintenance of the special environment for wine production facilities, and a wine tasting opportunity. Don’t miss it!
One-Day Seminar on Contract Management 2012
Proudly brought to you by HKIS YSG, together with CIArb-YMG, CIBSE-YEN, HKIE-YMC, ICE-G&S and Law Society-YSG, the One-Day Seminar on Contract Management 2012 will be held on 3 March 2012 at the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Topics covered will include Professional Communication, Tender and Contract Documentation, Implementation - Condition of Contract, Claims on Unforeseen Ground Condition, Construction Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Members of the co-organizing institutions could enjoy the discounted price of HK$150 for this informative seminar. Act and register now!
Education & Career Expo 2012
Hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the annual Education and Careers Expo for 2012 will be held in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center on 9 – 12 February 2012. Students and job-seekers can find the information on education, career and training from over 700 exhibitors in the Expo. Our President Serena Lau will also deliver a talk at the Seminar Room at 11:45am to 12:15pm on Sunday, 12 February 2012. Feel free to bring your friends to visit the HKIS booth located at Hall 1C-E11.
Stanley International Dragon Boat Championship 2012
The flying dragons of HKIS are ready! Our legendary HKIS Dragon Boat Team will start our series of practices very soon in order to prepare for the Championship. Want to be one of our paddlers, drummers, steersmen or cheer-leaders? Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We need your ideas, suggestions, support and active participation for our coming events. You may email us at email@example.com
, or join us in our YSG committee meetings which will be usually held in Room 810, Jardine House on the first Fridays of each month, except public holidays (i.e. 3 Feb, 2 Mar, 13 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct & 2 Nov).