The WSCF Asia Pacific Standing Committee held its 20th Meeting from February 6 to 11, 2011 at the WSCF AP Regional Office in Hong Kong. It was attended by Mr. Yustin Pasaribu (Indonesia), chairperson; Ms. Phan Dara (Cambodia), vice-chairperson; Mr. Immanuel Gopala Kitnan (Sri Lanka), Exco; Ms. Bronwyn Claire Crowe (Australia), Exco; Ms. Fanny Lam (Hong Kong), Member-at-large; Ms. Gayeon Lee (Korea), Member-at-large; Ms. Janejinda Pawadee (Thailand), global vice-chairperson; Ms. Sunita Suna (India), Regional Women’s Coordinator; and Ms. Necta Montes (Philippines), Regional Secretary.
The Standing Committee is the policy-making body of the WSCF AP region only next to the Regional Committee. During this meeting, the members received the program reports from the Regional Secretary and Regional Women’s Coordinator, evaluated the programs in the past two years and identified the directions and plans of WSCF AP for year 2011 to 2012.
The members also listened to the sharing from Yustin Pasaribu on his participation at the Global Christian Forum, from Gayeon Lee on the SCM USA Launch and Immanuel Kitnan on the WSCF Executive Committee Meeting in November 2011. It also reviewed the situation of the 18 national movements in the region based on the reports submitted in the 2010 Regional Committee. Highlights of the meeting included the approval of the extension of contract of Ms. Sunita Suna, Regional Women’s Coordinator for another two years, approval of the 2010 audited financial report and 2011-2012 budget, development of fund-raising strategies for WSCF AP region, appointment of Leni Valeriano as interim Human Rights Coordinator until the next RCM.
The meeting coincided with the meetings and interviews done by the Search Committee for the post of the WSCF AP Regional Secretary. The Search Committee meeting was attended members of the Standing Committee, Ms. Janejinda Pawadee and Dr. Wong Wai Ching, WSCF AP senior friend from Hong Kong.
The Standing Committee and Search Committee Meetings concluded with a worship and fellowship with members and senior friends of Hong Kong SCM at the Kowloon Union Church in Jordan Road, Hong Kong.