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Message from the President

by DRACO

Junior Chamber International Dragon (JCI Dragon) has just gone through a journey of four decades, and it is my greatest honor in life to serve my chapter as the 41st President.

In the year 2020, society has gone through a series of adversities; COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and economic downturn, all pushed our ordinary life to an unconventional space. Coping with such a situation as members of JCI Dragon and empowered leaders, we rose to the challenges and opened up roads to a lot of new achievements. Challenges are not obstacles, but opportunities.

In 2021, we will continue to serve our community with great dedication and enthusiasm.

Best Employees and Employers Awards: We expect to expand the recognition spectrum to cover more industries and a wider tier of employees.

Dragon Job Fair: Business recovery shall be one of our missions to assist our Hong Kong community. We would facilitate the right employers to find the right employees at the right place.

Dragon Apprentice – Job Shadowing: Bringing insights of career planning to secondary school students will continue to be the core objective of this project. Unlike previous years, in 2021 we will provide job-shadowing opportunities to the youths of Hong Kong allowing them deeper insight into different career paths and industries.

Youth Re+Lift – ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, or excessive activity and impulsivity, which are otherwise not appropriate for a person’s age. How can we help ease the difficulties of people diagnosed with this disorder and how can we help them to better integrate with the community? We will try hard to find the answer.

Filippin-KNOWS: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the family problems faced by local Filipino maids were intensified as they could not go back to their country once a year like in the past. We will bridge the resources with our sister chapter JCI San Juan Pinaglabanan to assist those who needed a hand.

I found it quite interesting to describe my presidency with the term “40+1”. It appeared to me as a flower seed sprouting from a fertile savannah. In such an extensive ground, we have the quality to build up a forest. However, we still need to be wise, tactical, cautious, and most importantly, be determined. Our slogan for 2021 is “Create With Passion, Unite To Succeed”. In such an ever-changing era, we need creativity, passion, and unity to overcome every obstacle ahead.

“Hope is not a strategy, but it is a requirement for leadership” – by Cheryl Viegas Walker. In the following year, let’s keep faith with each other. Leaders, we shall, and always be.

Michael Lee
2021 President
Junior Chamber International Dragon

Michael Lee, 2021 President, Junior Chamber International Dragon
Junior Chamber International Dragon 2021 Board of Directors