1 The 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) is scheduled as follows:
Date/Time : 9 September 2017 (Saturday) from 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue : Rehabilitation Centre
Handicaps Welfare Association
16 Whampoa Drive
(1) To receive, approve and adopt the Annual Report (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017), the minutes of the 47th AGM and Financial Statement for the period under review [Rule 16 (i)(a)].
(2) To elect office bearers for the term 2017-2019 [Rule 16 (i)(b)].
(3) To consider the recommendations of the outgoing Committee [Rule 16 (i)(c)].
(4) To appoint/re-appoint Auditors and Trustees [Rule 16 (i)(d) and Rule 14 (viii) and (ix)].
(5) To transact any other business of which 21 days’ notice in writing has been given under Rule 16 (i) (e) of the Constitution.
3 If you wish to raise any matter under item (5) of the Agenda, please write to the Honorary Secretary at least twenty-one days before the AGM (ie 18 Aug 2017). All matters must be duly proposed and seconded in writing. The Executive Committee will not entertain any matter raised by members on the day of the AGM, if no written submission has been received within the stipulated date.
4 ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
4.1 The AGM is an opportunity for members to express their views and feedback regarding the Association and to exercise their rights to vote for the leadership. All members are invited to attend the AGM. However, only Ordinary and Life members have voting rights at the AGM.
4.2 In accordance with the Constitution [Rule 16 (iii) and (iv)], members who are nominated and are ready to serve in the Executive Committee must be either Ordinary or Life members of the Association for at least one calendar year and have their membership subscriptions fully paid up to year 2017.
5 The Nomination Form(s) must reach HWA office by 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017. Nomination Form(s) received after 5.30 pm on 30 Aug 2017 will be disqualified.
6 You are welcome to witness the opening of the Nomination Forms on 30 Aug 2017, at 6.00 pm in HWA. Please call HWA office at 62543006 by 28 Aug 2017 to register your attendance.
7 TRANSPORT SERVICE
a I am pleased to inform you that free shuttle service will be provided at designated MRT stations for members who are attending the AGM. For your convenience, there will be two shuttle services from the following pick-up points:
(i) Novena Square Shopping Centre (at the exit facing Tan Tock Seng Hospital) to HWA’s office at Whampoa from 12.00nn to 12.30pm.
(ii) Boon Keng MRT Station Exit B (at the exit next to the McDonald’s) to HWA’s office at Whampoa Drive from 12.00nn to 12.30pm.
b Return trips to the respective MRT stations will be arranged after the meeting.
c If you have difficulty in using public transport and wish to use Dial-A-Ride service, please call HWA to place your booking at least 5 working days in advance with Ms Grace Ng at tel 62543006. Dial-A-Ride is chargeable at a special rate of $10 for a two-way trip.
8 Lunch will be provided from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. Please register your attendance with Ms Ainon / Mr Dexter Goh at 62543006 by 30 Aug 2017 if you wish to attend the AGM