Love • Passion • Action
With only 28 days this month, February was filled with much love and joy as we celebrated Chinese New Year. And once a year, Hong Kong, the city that never sleeps takes a short break to gather and to laugh with family and friends. As love surrounded us in this short month, Jayceettes’ passion was ignited with a common goal to create a memorable 45th anniversary year for members and friends.
Thanks to hard working Chairlady and project committee members. We are happy to officially announce that our chapter's 45th Anniversary Ball will be held on 19 October 2014 at The American Club Hong Kong, Country Club in Tai Tam.
As we embark on the 45th anniversary journey, as you read on, you will find Board of Directors and I have been busy reaching out and making connections externally. We were privileged to attend some great external functions such as Hong Kong Federation of Women 2014 Spring Gala Dinner and an exclusive tea gathering hosted by Hong Kong Women Professional & Entrepreneurs Association. Of course, members also enjoyed a number of trainings and joint JCI chapter events, particularly the JCI Yuen Long Day Tour and Big Bowl Feast.
It is definitely important to highlight the chapter's First Prospective Member Orientation, it was a joyful evening and well-attended by close to 30 new friends. Last but not least, the February Fellowship Gathering was a true witness of passion into action from our guest speaker Dr Joyce Samoutou-Wong, which she and her husband founded the first and only non-profit eye surgical center in the north of Republic of Congo, Africa.
Besides all the events, the chapter is also taking a bold step this year with SNAPSHOTS publication, which we officially launch this brand new electronic publication. We, Jayceettes, is ready to lead the way to be a more 'green' chapter and cut down on print with more targeted distribution.
With the eSNAPSHOTS, the chapter's news will be more timely, and you can view it easily on your mobile or your computer, anywhere, anytime. And we estimate that now using this new format, we save around 23,600 trees per year which can help charge over 280,700 smartphone once a day! So, welcome again to the first issue of eSNAPSHOTS of 2014 and enjoy reading!