Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ISA HK/China --- Organization Chart

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Dear Station Members,

As ISA HK/China keeps on expanding especially into China, we are beginning to regularize ourselves to meet the future challenges to ensure a sustainable development. With our own specific culture & local condition vastly deviating from western ISA Chapters especially when it comes to dealing with China, we equip ourselves with strategies unique of our own to ensure a continuous success. Having a solid organization is a start.

Attached is the latest Organization Chart of ISA HK/China.

The functions of the various committees are as follows:

1. Exam Committee --- Organize & conduct ISA exams in our territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China. Coordinate with exam venue providers, & liaise with proctors & evaluators for meetings & training. Assist Chief Proctor in administering ISA exams within our territory. Mike Leung is currently in charge.

2. Registration & Disciplinary Committee --- Administer registration for our local credentials like IPA, QA & future AC. Process applications & coordinate Technical Reviewers for QA report-writing. Investigate local complaints on ISA HK/China Arborists & maintain discipline of Station Members. Advise Station Manager on discharge of Station Membership for unacceptable individuals. Joseph Lee is currently in charge.

3. Education & Public Relationship Committee --- Conduct Tree Seminars locally & liaise with overseas trainers to provide training opportunities for ISA HK/China. Issue regular Station Mail on local Tree Affairs & ISA activities. Promote image of ISA to media, politicians & public in our territory. Sammy Au is currently in charge.

4. Activities Committee --- Organize Annual Dinner, Informal Dinners & Tree Climbing functions locally. Maintain welfare & unity of ISA HK/China Station Members. Organize overseas visits & provide protocol to overseas visitors including those from China. Chiky Wong is currently in charge.

5. TCHK --- Provide Tree Climbing & Tree Work training. Coordinate local Tree Climbers for local & overseas competition events. Unite local Tree Climbers to support ISA & ISA HK/China. Promote Tree Climbing within our territory. KM Li & Tony Ng are jointly in charge at present.

6. Auxiliary Committee --- The reserve unit within ISA HK/China. Helping any Committee in logistics to make events run smooth. Conduct any other business not specially handled by any Committee. Jack Chan is currently in charge.

As we now begin to develop China, there may be a China Development Committee to be set up in due course. The dotted line on the right in the Organization Chart refers to our future expansion to meet new challenges. We shall make sure we are the rising sun to shine for ISA in our territory.

ISA HK/China now runs very much like a Government Bureau with our staff being appointed rather than elected. The Station Manager ensures our development follow ISA Mission & Policies to the last word without deviation. This has been proven correct in our past 5.5 years to attract 1,400+ Station Members to join in & stay. We now also run the largest ISA exam in the world (200+ no. in Oct for the Certified Arborist exam in HK), & we have not even scratched China proper. We simply can not see how big & far we shall expand. We shall need to prepare for this.

In case if anyone worries the Station Manager might fell out from his motorcycle one day & bring ISA HK/China to a halt, please be assured that he has already instructed his family to open up his computer to release all information to the Deputy Station Managers to ensure smooth running. Let's hope this won't happen one day.

Thank you all for your support.

best regards,

Sammy Au
Station Manager

"If a tree is not designed, installed, maintained & inspected properly, it is likely to become a liability rather than an asset."

"Trees are good for the community. Trees need care like human beings. Arborists are the Tree Care Professionals."


Anonymous said...

Good to see your group organized. It's about time too.

Anonymous said...

Your organization is doing well, comparing with ours which is decades of age. It is really the people that counts.