Committees & Volunteering
Volunteering to be a committee member
If you have any interest in one or more of our committees with a view to joining, please feel free to contact our office in person, by email or telephone.
Each Committee meets once a month. If you cannot commit regularly then we would love to have anyone interested in even helping with one-off events for any of the committees - from a day out with one of our charities to helping with decorations for a Ball or children’s parties for the membership. All assistance is very welcome and appreciated.
This committee likes to brainstorm ideas for activities that our members would enjoy and then bring the suggestions to fruition. If organising events as part of a team appeals to you or if you are interested in arranging an activity on your own, this committee will welcome you.
Chair: Lynn Campbell
They deal with the structure of The Helena May which includes all maintenance and repair, from damp to drainage and major construction and renovations. This also involves communication with Government Departments including the Antiquities & Monuments Office and Buildings Department. As well as committee members, they welcome any advisors who may wish to be involved.
Chair: Laurie Cullen
If you enjoy meeting people and conversation, they have a range of activities from helping with fun days out for lower income families (Cantonese speakers especially welcome); heritage tours of The Helena May for under-privileged primary school children; native English speakers helping the Girl Guides gain their English proficiency badges and organising visits and events for charity which are concentrated in helping the community of women and girls in Hong Kong. If you wish to help occasionally for some of our special events, we welcome you also.
Chair: Margaret Leung
You do not have to be an accountant but if you are interested in money matters and enjoy keeping up to date with the Hong Kong financial market, we welcome your advice and assistance.
Chair: Elizabeth Evans
Food & Beverage
For those who enjoy good food and have culinary ideas, join us for lively discussions and food tastings.
Chair: Gaylene McCarroll
House & Garden
If you have an eye for interior design or just enjoy choosing furnishings and fabrics and even shopping, please come and join us in maintaining our beautiful house. Alternatively if you love gardens and plants, please lend us your time to make plans for our beautiful garden.
Chair: Nathalie Geary
Do you love books? If you would like to help with the occasional morning library duty (you will be trained) and helping select new books for purchase from our monthly list along with giving a hand at our second hand book sales, please do get in touch.
Chair: J. A. Fearns