Issue no. 68
(20 July 2005)
    Dear Members/Member Practices,
In this issue
Teens Learn Financial Management
Special e-Newsletters
ORO Seminars
Paddle Your Own Dragon Boat
China Desk
For Your Information
Teens Learn Financial Management
ast Thursday, the Institute hosted its first forum on financial responsibility for

more than 50 secondary school students. A part of the year-long "Rich Kid Poor Kid" project, the forum featured video, drama, lectures and panel discussions, and drew on the Institute's survey of teenagers' attitudes towards money. If you'd like to volunteer to present the programme in a secondary school this fall, please click here. Click here also to see the press release.

Pictured here are panel speakers Susanna Chiu, Dr. Anthony Ko, Ivan Yiu and Paul Pong.

Special e-Newsletters
arlier this month, the Institute introduced two e-newsletters for Accountant Ambassadors and students respectively.
The AA e-Newsletter keeps our volunteers up to date on Institute's community services programme and the "Rich
Kid Poor Kid" project until the end of the year. The student e-newsletter, titled Prospective CPA, is a new channel for keeping CPA QP students informed about what's new in the programme. To subscribe, please click the above links.

Seminars for Private Trustees in Bankruptcy
he Official Receiver's Office plans to contract out self-petitioned bankruptcy cases to the private sector under the recently

enacted Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance 2005. While tendering will not take place until 2006, the ORO is planning a series of orientation seminars in 2005. Institute members who are qualified to take up appointments as Trustees in Bankruptcy are invited to register with the ORO for the seminars. Click here for more details.

Paddle Your Own Dragon Boat
hinking about some excitement this summer? Dragon boat paddling could be your coolest
choice. The Institute's Dragon Boat and Water Sports Interest Group invites you to join its Fun Day on dragon boat paddling and swimming at Kiu Tsui Beach on 21 August.

China Desk to Help Members in Mainland
o help members in doing business in the Mainland, the Institute in October 2003 set up a China Desk at the Guangzhou
Institute of CPAs. The desk provides free advisory services on PRC accounting, taxation, customs, investment opportunities, charges, trade and commerce related issues.

Sign up as a Workshop Facilitator for the CPA Qualification Programme to train the next generation of accountants. Check out the workshop timetable here.
Last call for enrolment in the Institute's Diploma in Insolvency Programme recognised by the Official Receiver's Office.
The Audit Orientation Programme will be held on 2, 3 and 10 September. Enrol now to secure a seat!
The Institute's SMP Committee is organising a four-day driving trip to Zhaoqing, Kaiping and Zhuhai during the coming Mid-autumn Festival. Please get in touch if you'd like to join.

For Your Information
Hong Kong Productivity Council is organising an Investment and IPO Roadshow in Ningbo and Shanghai on 6-9 September.
Institute members will enjoy discounts for taking training courses organised by Hong Kong Institute of Directors on topics ranging from legal and regulatory updates to corporate governance skills.

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