2002-2003 Gifts and Prizes

Rank Prizes Sponsors
Winner

3 Panasonic CD Players SL-CT700

3 Flash MX

3 Freehand MX

3 Outward Bound Courses (LWYA 77)

Shun Hung

Macromedia

Macromedia

Advantage Trust 

1st Runner-up

3 Panasonic CD Players SL-CT700

3 Dreamweaver MX

3 Fireworks MX

3 SAT/TOEFL Courses

Shun Hung

Macromedia

Macromedia

Kaplan

2nd Runner-up

3 Panasonic CD Players SL-CT700

3 Dreamweaver MX

3 Alcatel 512 Mobile Phones

Shun Hung

Macromedia

HKCECL

3rd Runner-up

3 Panasonic CD Players SL-CT700

3 Fireworks MX

3 Helicopter Rides

Shun Hung

Macromedia

HK Heli

4th Runner-up

3 Panasonic CD Players SL-CT700

3 Fireworks MX

Shun Hung

Macromedia


Gifts to All Participants

Each student will receive 6 sessions of training sponsored by Macromedia / Hong Kong Productivity Council / HK Polytechnic University. Participants who have completed at least 4 training sessions and submit their work according to the Project Milestone Schedule will each receive a Certificate of Completion (courtesy ofAutomated Systems and Polytechnic University) for this course as well as the following gifts:

  • MTRC Octopus Watches.
  • Ling Kee Book Store discount coupons for guest speakers at Rotary Luncheon.

The above are the prizes and gifts for Learning2Give 2002-2003. We believe the gifts and prizes in 2003-2004 would be very similar to those of 2002-2003 but are subject to confirmation.

 

 

:: Vocational Service Project --Outstanding Vocational Service Achievement Awards::

In response to the call from the Rotary International to recognize the outstanding vocational achievements of Club members, the Vocational Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West organized the first Outstanding Vocational Service Achievement Awards for members of our Club. Due to the large number of qualified candidates in our Club, the Vocational Service Committee opted to choose members who have not only demonstrated outstanding vocational achievements in their career, but those who have been publicly recognized by independent organizations for their distinguished vocational achievements.

The Vocational Service Committee nominated five members, who were approved by the Board of Directors to receive our Club's Outstanding Vocational Service Achievement Award. The five Club members include:

Name Classification Recent Recognition Received from Independent Organizations
Rtn. Bernard Chan Hematology Baron's Global 500
Rtn. Wilson Chan Rice Import Bronze Bauhinia Medal from the HKSAR Government
PP Daniel Koo Department Store Honorary University Fellowship from the Open University of Hong Kong
PP George Hung Air Conditioning Equipment Distribution Honorary Doctorate Degree in Social Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong
PP Steve Lau Metal Manufacturing Bronze Bauhinia Medal from the HKSAR Government

On December 2, the Vocational Service Committee organized an Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Deep Water Bay Golf Club to recognize the recipients of the Outstanding Vocational Service Achievement Awards. During the Awards Ceremony, the Director of Vocational Service Allen Au informed Club members about the the vocational achievements about the 5 members. Souvenirs were then presented to Rtn. Bernard ChanRtn. Wilson ChanPP Daniel KooPP George Hung and PP Steve Lau for their distinguished career accomplishments. The following are some of the photos taken from the Awards Ceremony.

 
Director of Vocational Service Allen Au gave an introduction speech about the Outstanding Vocational Service Achievement Award and its selection criteria. Rtn. Allen also informed members about the vocational achievements of the 5 recipients of the award.
 
President Ernest Chiu presented a silver plaque to Rtn. Bernard Chan in recognizing his outstanding achievement in cancer research and in hematology.

 
President Ernest presented a silver plaque to PP Steve Lau in recognizing his outstanding contribution to civic services in Hong Kong.
 
President Ernest presented a silver plaque to PP George Hung in recognizing his distinguished career in the air conditioning and refrigeration equipment distribution.
 
President Ernest presented a silver plaque to Rtn. Wilson Chan in recognizing his distinguished career in rice import and distribution in Hong Kong.
  President Ernest, Rtn. Allen and the Outstanding Vocational Service Achievement Award recipients.

:: Community Service Project -- Youth Forum ::

I. Executive Summary

Hong Kong's economy in transition has posed unprecedented challenges and opportunities for our young people today. Not a single day had passed when we had not heard some news relating to the youth in Hong Kong. Taking heed of our District's call to put today's youths in the limelight, the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West's Community Service Committee has decided to organize a youth forum to allow young people to air their views on current status of Hong Kong and matters concerning them.

Leveraging on the success of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West's Learning2Give website design project ("L2G"), the Community Services Committee had decided to organize a youth forum during the L2G closing dinner held on Saturday, November 24 at the Polytechnic University Staff Restaurant. We have selected the topic "Opportunities and Challenges facing today's youth" as the forum's main theme. Over 48 students from 15 schools who participated in the L2G project, five sponsors for the project, educators, teachers and headmasters attended the forum.

In order to promote participation and discussions, an open format was used during the forum. Students spoke on the main topic, a list of auxiliary topics given to them or any topic they desired to talk about. In order to encourage interaction between the students and our guests, we assigned a Rotarian to sit with a group of 10 students each to talk about his vocation and any matters relating to the forum's topics. The students were also encouraged to exchange their views with our two guest speakers and a dozen or so Rotarians from our Club. Prizes were given to those who presented their views and the best three speeches were given special prizes and recognition. The students' inquisitiveness and their interest in learning more about Rotary generally encouraged our Rotarians.

We received an overwhelming response from the participants who spoke on more than a dozen different topics that felt concerning them. Over 20 students voluntarily participated and spoke on a variety of topics concerning them during a one and a half hour long forum session. We discovered that most students had an acute sense of awareness of the economic and competitive situation they are facing especially vis-a-vis competition from their Mainland China counterparts. In addition, we were also encouraged to find out that even though most of the students are generally weary about their future, they displayed a positive and constructive attitude towards most problems that they encountered during school and family. Lots of Rotarians as well as members of education institutions present were delighted to learn a few new ideas on how to improve the current education system in Hong Kong and ways that it could be structured to improve overall competitiveness. We were also surprised that despite an even number of boys and girls attending the forum, females were more outspoken then their male counterparts. More than 70% of those who participated were girls.

Overall, both the speakers and representatives from our sponsors and NGOs gave very high marks to the forum and were very encouraged by the performance of the students at the forum. Our Club has decided to make this an annual event to be held either separately or in conjunction with the L2G closing dinner.

 

II. Objectives

The youth forum has been organized with the following objectives in mind:

a) To sponsor Rotary's District Goals of addressing the needs of our community;
b) To allow young people to air their views on current status of Hong Kong and matters concerning them;
c) To allow accomplished members of society to share their experience with young people and to offer them some positive encouragement during this time of adversity;
d) To promote Rotary's public image among Non Government Organizations, sponsors, educators, schools and students; and
e) To allow young people to identify with Rotary at an early age.

 

III. Time and Venue

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2001
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Staff restaurant, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

 

IV. Participants

A. Speakers

1) Mr. Bernard Yee -Regional Managing Director, AT&T Asia Pacific Group Limited*
Topic spoken on - "Preparing oneself for 21st Century"

* AT&T Asia Pacific Group Limited is the Asian arm of the U.S. telecommunication giant AT&T.

2) Mr. Jerry Chang - Director, Barons & Company
Topic spoken on: - "Hot jobs for the future and the skills set needed to acquire them"

* Barons & Company is an international executive search firm with offices in 20 countries and more than 120 full time professional consultants.

3) Rotarian Speakers:

President Ernest Chiu, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West - "A Career in Engineering"
PP David Law - "A Career in China Investment"
Rtn. Alex Au, Chairman of Vocation Service - "The Future Job Market"
Rtn. Tony Yue, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West - "A Career in Construction"
Rtn. Edward Chow - "A Career in Trading"
Rtn. Andy Kwok - "A Career in Legal Industry"

 

B. Non Government Organizations

1) Hong Kong Productivity Council
2) Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
3) Macromedia (Hong Kong) Limited
4) AT&T Asia Pacific Group Limited
5) Genette (Hong Kong) Limited

C. Schools*

1) Wah Yan College
2) Diocesan Girls School
3) St Stephen's Girls College
4) Diocesan Boy's School
5) Belilios Public School
6) St. Louis School
7) Sacred Heart Canossian College
8) St. Joseph College
9) Lingnan Secondary School
10) St Paul's Secondary School
11) Ying Wah Girls School
12) King George V School
13) Hong Kong Island School
14) West Island School
15) Queens College

* All student participants are aged between 16-18 years old.

 

V. Topics Spoken on by Students, Evaluation Criteria and Results

1) Youth Forum Topics

The following are a list of topics spoken on by participating students: -

a) Opportunities & Challenges facing today's Youth;
b) What opportunities do you think the Internet brings to today's youth and how would you capitalized on these opportunities;
c) How to increase adaptability and competitiveness of young people by formal and informal education;
d) What do you see as the main challenges facing today's youth and how do you propose to face them;
e) How to foster constructive relationship between family members;
f) How will 24-hour border opening between Hong Kong and Shenzhen affect Hong Kong youths; 
g) Youth and drugs;
h) What should the government do to help youths to face the current adversity;
i) The performance of Mr. Tung Chee Yah;
j) How to restore Hong Kong's competitiveness;
k) The ICQ phenomena; and
l) What do youths think of today's society

2) Evaluation Criteria

We have the honor of inviting our two guest speakers, as judges on the topics spoken on. The following are criterion used by both Mr. Bernard Yee and Mr. Jerry Chang on deciding the result of the various presentations.

a) Topic content and relevancy (35%);
b) Presentation skills (25%);
c) Language skills (25%);
d) Overall impact (10%)
e) Miscellaneous (5%)

3) Winners

Name
School
Position
Diana Chung
St. Stephen's College
Winner
Brian Chan, 
Wilson Shum
Wah Yan College
1st Runner-Up
Catherine Leung
DGS
2nd Runner-Up


Topics spoken on:

* Opportunities and Challenges facing today's youth - Diana Chung

* How to foster constructive relationship among family members - Brian Chan & Wilson Shum

* What opportunities do you think the Internet brings to today's youth and how should one capitalize on them - Catherine Leung

 

VI. Synopsis of Topics Spoken by Students

"Opportunities and Challenges facing today's youth" by Diana Chung of St. Stephen's Girls

· Main challenges facing today's youths are the adverse economic environment, a bleak youth job market and declining competitive edge vis-a-vis the Chinese counterparts from the Mainland;
· A lot of youth today lacks confidence due to insufficient language skills such as English and Mandarin as well as IT training due to rigid educational system and declining standards of the teaching profession;
· The information explosion via the Internet offered a two-edge sword. While increasing most youth's exposure to the world, also offered too many distractions which are often unproductive and sometimes harmful;
· Most Hong Kong youths today lack a clear focus in life and the "enjoy today let tomorrow worry about itself" attitude is prevalent. This combine with the lack of financial planning and a tendency to overspent on credit cards lead to serious problems;
· A weak economy's impact on family cohesiveness attenuates youth problems;
· Youths in Hong Kong today still have the mindset of the bubble economy and too narrowly focus on fast return;
· On the opportunity side, China's robust economy and the entry into WTO offered young people who dare to work across the border tremendous opportunities and young people should seriously open their minds to opportunities outside Hong Kong;
· Hong Kong's better access to information can present an opportunity for Hong Kong's youths when compared to their Mainland counterparts.

"How to foster constructive relationship among family members" by Brian Chan & Wilson Shum of Wah Yan College

· Key to a good relationship between members of the family is to find a common bond or a common interest;
· Parents should give their children more constructive encouragement even in the face of wrong doings. This should result in more open dialogues and better acceptance parent's advice by youths;
· A weekly family day and open constructive conversation is extremely helpful;
· Try to teach by setting a good example;
· "Prevention is better than cure". Parents should pay more attention to any deviations from normal behavior and try to offer help before any serious problem occur;
· Parents should think young and sometime not to bounded by dignity;
· Today's parents should not only be parents to their children but their children's "friends";
· Try to use a common language during communication; and
· Youths should be more open to their parents in discussing their problems and thoughts.

"What opportunities do you think the Internet brings to today's youth and how should one capitalize on them" by Catherine Leung of DGS

· E-commerce enables people to sell to the world at a much lower cost than traditional means;
· More and more corporations are moving their day to day activities to the web and this lead to a huge demand for students with IT skills especially software designers, system integrators etc.;
· The Internet has also make job search and human resources management easier which is a great help in today's bleak youth job market;
· "Learn at your own pace" via web-based learning and an vast array of free information on all sorts of subjects on the web can help youth today in keeping up to date with necessary skills to compete effectively in today's global economy;
· The Internet also open channels of communications with people in other parts of the world which will be very helpful when we have an international horizon both in future education and work;
· Youth should focus more on making use of the vast of information available on the Internet to help themselves plan for the future rather than wasting time on game playing and ICQ;
· Keep pace with technology developments especially web-based technologies;
· Make more friends from other places especially Mainland China as this will help you understand more about how to compete effectively across the border; and
· Try to download and use more shareware and freeware both in your education and your work.

 

VII. Promotion of Rotary

This project made the students, the schools, non-profit organizations and multinational companies aware of the community services provided by a Rotary club. The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West, being the organizer, will receive recognition from various means. Students who attended will put this event on their websites and the educators, teachers and headmasters attending this forum all gave us very positive feedback and have agreed to let their schools be participants of similar events organized by Rotary in the future. This will in turn help rejuvenate Rotary's membership in the long run by attracting more young people to identify with Rotary at an early age.

 

XIII. Conclusion

Young people are not only the engine to drive Hong Kong's future; they are Hong Kong's future. Understanding their needs and respecting their views can better equip Hong Kong's future generation and thus Hong Kong to face up to the challenges of today's competitive global economy as well as making a more harmonized environment for all of us to live in. Having that in mind, the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West organized this Youth Forum to provide educators, Rotarians, students and leaders of our community an avenue to better understand of each other as well as to share their experience and thoughts. We have received very positive feedback from all parties that had attended the forum, which has served to recognize Rotary's continued contribution to Hong Kong and its future. Our Club intends to make this an annual event that involves all schools, universities, Rotaract and Interact Clubs so that more people can benefit from this experience and share in Rotary's vision. Through this event, we hope to promote Rotary's image as a progressive and caring voluntary organization to Hong Kong's future generation.

 

IX. Photos

Community Service Director Alex Au gave an opening speech at the Youth Forum. President Ernest Chiu gave a brief introduction about Rotary International and our Club at the Youth Forum.
Mr. Bernard YeeRegional Managing Director, AT&T Asia Pacific Group Limited, talked about "Preparing oneself for the 21st Century" at the Youth Forum.
Mr. Jerry Chang, Director, Barons & Company, talked about "Hot jobs for the future and the skills set needed to acquire them" at the Youth Forum.
The Youth Forum was well attended by teachers and students from 15 schools, Rotarians and guests.



President Ernest Chiu, Community Service Director Alex Au, Vice President Joe Lu (far right), Mr. Bernard Yee and the winners of the Youth Forum - Diana Chung of St. Stepen's College (third from left),Brian Chan and Wilson Shum of Wah Yan College and Catherine Leung of DGS.

:: Vocational Service Project -- ROR ::

 

I. Executive Summary

The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Online Recruitment Service (ROR) is a Vocational Service project organized by the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West. ROR is the first non-profit, no-cost online recruitment service that takes advantage of the employment opportunities provided by the extensive network of 1.2 million Rotary professionals worldwide. By harnessing the speed and global reach of the Internet, ROR has designed and developed a powerful recruitment medium, which brings employers and job seekers together and allows them to interact directly for fast, efficient and cost effective recruitment.

Initially, ROR will focus on providing quality job listings from local prestigious firms in the financial services sectors such as accounting, banking, finance and law, etc., and will feature a special section for students looking for summer job opportunities. To date, we have solicited Club members to actively participate in the project and make referrals, and we have received favorable response from our Club. Our next step is to introduce ROR to Rotarians of our Extension Clubs and later to other Rotary Clubs in the 3450 District, companies, governmental organizations and universities in Hong Kong.

All job seekers, including students are potential users of ROR. In order to reach out to these potential users, we have solicited the support of the Rotaract Club of United College to help us introduce and publicize ROR to the 1,400 Rotaractors of the 25 University-based and Company-based Rotaract Clubs in the 3450 District. Through the help of Rotaractors, we hope to be able to introduce ROR to other university students, job seekers and employers.

The success of any job recruitment website lies in the number of jobs available, and with the support of the extensive network of Rotarians we will be able to have a constant supply of high quality job postings on ROR. Through word-of-mouth and media exposure, we hope to be able to attract a large number of job seekers to utilize our website. ROR will be launched officially in March 2002 and we will kick off with a PR program that aims to increase the awareness of ROR and to sign up employers and job seekers to use the website.

In organizing and launching the ROR project, we believe our Club has aligned our objectives with that of the Rotary International and the District 3450 for the Rotary Year 2001-2002, and we have demonstrated our commitment that Mankind is Our Business. Specifically, by providing a no-cost platform on the Internet for employers and job seekers, we have helped 1) address the unemployment problems of Hong Kong, 2) increase membership of Rotary, 3) enhance Rotary's public image, 4) promote communication through the internet and 5) contribute to our Club's development and improvement.

Our hope is to make this project a District project so that more people can benefit from the use of ROR. With the global reach of the Internet, it becomes a real possibility to take the project internationally with the reach of the Rotary International network of professionals.

 

II. Project Goals

The key objective of the Vocational Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West in the current Rotary year is to develop a meaningful multi-year project to demonstrate that Mankind is Our Business - the 2001/2002 Rotary International Theme. In launching the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West Online Recruitment Service (ROR), our Club hopes to help improve the well-being of humanity while growing and strengthening Rotary, and we hope to achieve the following:

1. Help Address the Unemployment Problems of the Local Community
Hong Kong's economy is undergoing a major transition and the associated structural changes have brought about unemployment levels to an unprecedented 6%. The number of unemployed skilled and unskilled workers has increased to over 200,000. As responsible citizens of the Community and part of the Rotary International organization, we felt strongly to act to help the unemployed to look for employment. It is with this in mind that we decided to utilize the Internet to tap the Rotary network of professionals to help people find jobs.

2. Increase Membership
The ROR is linked to our Club's website, which provides comprehensive information about Rotary International, the object of Rotary, the 3450 District and that of our Club. Job seekers and employers who use the ROR will naturally visit our Club's website, and some of whom will through the exposure to Rotary International, be interested in becoming a member of the Rotary family.

3. Enhance Rotary's Public Image
As ROR is free of charge, we believe a large number of people will use its services for recruitment and for job seeking. We have already signed up a number of reputable local institutions, companies and multi-national companies such as Arthur Andersen, Coutts Bank, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Ling Kee Group of Companies, Charles Mar Fan, Shui On Group of Companies, Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo Solicitors and Notaries, Wo Hing Construction to use ROR's services. In March of 2002, a PR campaign, including newspaper advertisement will be launched among Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs in the 3450 District and target companies in the service sector of the economy to publicize ROR. By doing so, we hope to increase the exposure of Rotary International and enhance the image of Rotary in the local community and other countries.

4. Promote Communication Through Internet
As Rotary Club members and Rotaractors in District 3450 and users of ROR will be using the Internet to do job search and recruitment, the communication among Rotary Club members, Rotaractors and people in Hong Kong and overseas through electronic mail will be enhanced.

5. Club Development and Improvement
In launching the ROR, we have successfully utilized and accessed the Internet to do worthwhile service projects. In addition, many members of our Club have for the first time tried conducting their recruitment online and visited our Club's website. Moreover, the launching of ROR helps foster communication and cooperation among Rotary Clubs within the 3450 District, Rotaract Clubs, especially the Rotraract Club of United College and our Sister Clubs in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and the US. Consequently, we will strive to enhance our Club's e-ability to develop more worthwhile service projects via the Internet in the future.

 

III. Project Description

The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Online Recruitment Service (ROR) is a Vocational Service project developed by the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West. ROR is the first non-profit, no-cost online recruitment service that takes advantage of the employment opportunities provided by the extensive network of 1.2 million Rotary professionals worldwide. By harnessing the speed and global reach of the Internet, ROR has designed and developed a powerful recruitment medium, which brings employers and job seekers together and allows them to interact directly for fast, efficient and cost effective recruitment.

For job seekers, ROR provides a unique opportunity to explore constantly updated employment opportunities in Hong Kong and other countries through a growing and extensive job posting database. Job seekers may utilize ROR's services all free of charge as registered members or visitors. The Job Seeker Corner provides a personalized, total service with user-friendly ease from easy registration, job search, online resumes, hot job listing, job alert and online job application.

For employers, ROR delivers the most convenient, no-cost, and efficient solution for business recruitment through direct networking and access to a continuously expanding resume database. The Employer Corner provides employers with access to a greater number of applicants than traditional recruitment methods, enabling them to shorten the recruitment process and greatly reducing recruitment costs. ROR enables employers to post and update their company profiles and jobs online and provides them with a free medium to recruit qualified candidates for their jobs. If employers want to advertise their companies on ROR, they could do so by paying a reasonable nominal fee per month. All in all, ROR helps employers with a no-cost alternative to manage their recruitment efficiently, speedily and easily online.

Initially, ROR will focus on providing quality job listings from local prestigious firms in the financial services sectors such as accounting, banking, finance and law, etc., and will feature a special section for students looking for summer job opportunities.

Currently, ROR will provide its services to employers and job seekers in Hong Kong and later expand its outreach to other countries with the help of our Sister Clubs in Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

 

IV. Project Details

A. Functions of ROR

ROR is designed to work as an efficient online recruitment platform for employers and job seekers with minimal maintenance costs to our Club. It has all the functions of major online recruitment portals such as classifiedpost.com, careertimes.com.hk, pandacareer.com, etc., but without the need for a large number of staff to update the website. Practically speaking, only a webmaster is needed to conduct routine maintenance and site updates. As such, it is manageable by a charitable organization such as our Club.

Job seekers may utilize ROR's services all free of charge as registered members or visitors and can enjoy the following functions:

· Register online free of charge.
· Customize personal profile and job search criteria.
· Browse most current available jobs.
· Browse list of companies using ROR.
· Search jobs by industry.
· Search jobs by location, company name, job title, etc. 
· Post and edit resume online.
· Upload resume from file.
· List jobs matching the candidate's personal profile and job search.
· Apply jobs online with or without cover letters.
· Block resume search.

For employers, ROR delivers the most convenient, no-cost, and efficient solution for business recruitment through direct networking and access to a continuously expanding resume database.

ROR entitles employers to the following benefits:

· Register online free of charge.
· Post and update corporate profiles.
· Post, edit and delete an unlimited number of jobs free of charge.
· Search resumes of qualified candidates.
· Advertise in ROR.

B. ROR's Design Specifications

The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West employs Inn Media Co., which has kindly offered to sponsor part of the development costs, to design ROR. ROR's design is simple, user-friendly and has a cyber feel to it. More importantly, ROR is designed with allowance for high-speed, multi-user data access so that multiple number of users could access ROR simultaneously.

The website address of ROR is currently the same as that of our Club, namely http://www.rchkiw.org.hk. The direct link for ROR is http://www.rchkiw.org.hk/ror.asp. However, when the time warrants that website to have a separate URL, we will do so.

C. Target Users

Initially, ROR will focus on providing quality job listings from prestigious firms in the financial services sectors such as accounting, banking, finance and law, etc., and will feature a special section for students looking for summer job opportunities. To date, we have solicited Club members to actively participate in the project and make referrals, and we have received favorable response from our Club. Our next step is to introduce ROR to Rotarians of our Extension Clubs and later to other Rotary Clubs in the 3450 District, companies, governmental organizations and universities in Hong Kong. The following is a preliminary list of companies that have signed up or are considering to use ROR:

 

  1. Arthur Andersen & Co., SC
  2. Asia Insurance Co., Ltd.
  3. Chekiang First Bank
  4. Charles Mar Fan 
  5. Che San Co., Ltd.
  6. Coutts Bank AG
  7. Deutsche Bank Asia
  8. Fuji Bank
  9. Hong Kong Stock Exchanges
10. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
11. Ling Kee Publishing Co., Ltd.
12. Ling Kee Book Store Ltd.
13. Liu Chong Hing Bank
14. Shui On Group Ltd.
15. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.
16. SW Steel
17. Cheung Vincent T.K. Yap & Co.
18. Wah Ming Hong Ltd.
19. Wo Hing Construction Ltd.
20. Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo Solicitors and Notaries

All job seekers, including students are potential users of ROR. In order to reach out to these potential users, we have solicited the support of the Rotaract Club of United College to help us introduce and publicize ROR to the 1,400 Rotaractors of the 25 University-based and Company-based Rotaract Clubs in the 3450 District. Through the help of Rotaractors, we hope to be able to introduce ROR to other university students, job seekers and employers.

The success of any job recruitment website lies in the number of jobs available, and with the support of the extensive network of Rotarians we will be able to have a constant supply of high quality job postings on ROR. Through word-of-mouth and media exposure, we hope to be able to attract a large number of job seekers to utilize our website.

D. Publicity Relations Program

The following outlines the launch phase of the PR program of ROR. It involves the introduction of ROR to the Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs in the 3450 District and the public at large.

a. Rotary Clubs in 3450 District
· Introduce ROR to the 4 Extension Clubs.
· Introduce ROR at the JPM of the 3450 District.
· Conduct e-mail campaign to Rotarians in the 3450 District.
· Work with Vocational Service Chairpersons of other Rotary Clubs to introduce ROR to Rotarians at the 3450 District and ask for their support.
· Arrange sign-up booths at District Functions such as the District Conference.

b. Rotaract Clubs in the 3450 District
· Introduce ROR to the Rotaract Club of United College. 
· Work with UC Rotaract Club to organize a promotional program with the latter to publicize ROR to other Rotaract Clubs in the 3450 District. This will include:
  - Conduct e-mail campaign to Rotaractors in the District.
- Introduce ROR to the District Rotaract Committee and its meetings.
- Arrange sign-up booths at District Rotaract functions such as the Rotaract Week in March and District Conference in April.

c. Public
· Issue press releases to editors of local magazines and newspapers in order to obtain free media coverage of Rotary, RI District 3450 and ROR.
· Solicit ad sponsorships from companies to place ads for ROR in local newspapers and other suitable media such as RoadShow. 
· Participate in events such as government-sponsored job fairs to introduce ROR to the public.

 

V. Future Plans

If ROR is successful, we intend to introduce the project to the 3450 District to make it a District project as we will be able to pool our resources better and increase the profile of Rotary in the local community.

Currently, ROR will provide its services to employers and job seekers in Hong Kong and later expand its outreach to other countries with the help of our Sister Clubs in Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

 

VI. Conclusions

In conclusion, in organizing and launching the ROR project, we believe our Club has aligned our objectives with that of the Rotary International and the District 3450 for the Rotary Year 2001-2002, and we have demonstrated our commitment that Mankind is Our Business. Specifically, by providing a no-cost platform on the Internet for employers and job seekers, we have helped 1) address the unemployment problems of Hong Kong, 2) increase membership of Rotary, 3) enhance Rotary's public image, 4) promote communication through the internet and 5) contribute to our Club's development and improvement.

Our hope is to make this project a District project so that more people can benefit from the use of ROR. With the Global Reach of the Internet, it becomes a real possibility to take the project internationally with the reach of the Rotary International network of professionals.

:: Community Service Project -- Youth Volunteer Day ::

The Youth Volunteer Day is a community project organized jointly by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group and the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West. The event was held on December 2, 2001 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Chater Road Pedestrian Area in Central. On that day, 3,000 youth volunteers, 30 Rotaractors from theRotaract Club of United College and members of our Club participated in a day of events that aimed to foster the spirit of volunteer work in the local community. The opening ceremony of the event was attended by a number of high profile guests, including the First Lady of the HKSAR, Mrs. Tung Chee Wah and The Director of Social Welfare, Ms. Carrie Lam, J.P. The following are photos of Youth Volunteer Day.

 
The First Lady of HKSAR, Mrs. Tung Chee Wah gave a speech at the Opening Ceremony at the Youth Volunteer Day.
 
It was followed by a speech by The Director of Social Welfare, Ms. Carrie Lam, J.P. 
 
President Ernest Chiu (3rd person from right) was one of the guests of honor of the event. 

 
Ms. Carrie Lam visited our Club's booth and took time to chat with our Community Service Director Alex Au and Rotaractors of the Rotaract Club of United College.
 
Well, let's see who we have here (left to right): Community Service Director Alex Au, Vice President Joe Lu, President Ernest Chiu, Rtn. Edward Chow and PP George Hung.
 
President Ernest Chiu took part in a rally of the Youth Volunteer Day.
   
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