Wow can you believe we are already a quarter way through the year? Time sure flies! Let’s see what PUYO has been up to this past month!
PUYO Annual Planning Presentation Day
On February 21st, we had our PUYO Annual Planning Presentation Day, where all the teams across PUYO presented their plans for the year.
It was a great learning opportunity for everyone to get to understand all the teams across the organization. Looking forward to seeing all the plans come to reality in the next couple of months!
February Awesome Award
PUYO presents Awesome Awards to individuals who have gone above and beyond their roles throughout the year. The recipient of the Awesome Award gets to pick the next winner.
Recipient of PUYO Awesome Award: Jasen Xiang
“February’s Awesome Award goes to someone who, despite having a very busy professional life of their own, consistently fulfills their role at PUYO with professionalism, passion, and diligence.They joined PUYO solely to give back to the community and have proven again and again that they are really dedicated to that cause. From the moment they were given their first major responsibility—planning PUYO’s first ever career conference—they tackled the task with ease and demonstrated a genuine enjoyment for contributing to community initiatives. Even though PUYO is mainly just a pastime for them, they have shown a real dedication to PUYO culture and values. That’s why February’s Awesome Award is going to Jasen Xiang, our Events Director this year.” – Maggie Cheung, PUYO Sponsorship Director
PUYO Board Election Results
On February 21st, the following 3 people have been acclaimed by the voting members of the organization to the Board of Directors for a 3 year term:
1) Annabel Lee (19 Vote Yes, 9 Vote Abstain)
2) Chris Yau (23 Vote Yes, 5 Vote Abstain)
3) Rosana Zeng (26 Vote Yes, 2 Vote No)
Beneficiary Presentation Day
28 members from teams across PUYO were in attendance for the Beneficiary Presentation Day. We had invited presenters from SIck Kids Foundation, Children of Hope Uganda & Yellow Brick House. After an informative session, we had an open discussion with our members to ask questions and give comments on each of the candidates, to get us all on the same page on our considerations from the organization’s perspective. We encouraged the members to vote on one that they are most passionate about.
Then we conducted the voting system using a ranking method, asking members to list their choices from first to last. The first choice gets 1 point, the last gets 3 points. In the end, the one with the lowest points in total wins.
Sick Kids Foundation – 73
Children of Hope Uganda – 71
Yellow Brick House – 54
We are proud to announce that our Beneficiary of 2015
is Yellow Brick House.