SINGAPORE ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS
SINGAPORE SOCIETY FOR COSMETIC (AESTHETIC) SURGEONS

 
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Constitution
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Constitution

Objects

The objects of the Association shall be:

  1. The advancement of the specialty of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Republic of Singapore

  2. The establishment of the Republic as the regional centre for plastic surgery training

  3. The promotion of closer ties with Plastic Surgery Societies and Associations of other countries

Membership

Membership of the Association shall be either one of 2 categories

  1. Full member

  2. Honorary member

Eligibility

  1. Full Members may be elected by application from registered Medical Practitioners who hold a recognised higher qualification in Surgery and who have spent an approved period of specialised training in recognised Plastic Surgery Centres. Each applicant shall be proposed and seconded by two full members of not less than a year's standing. The application should be sent to the Hon. Secretary at least one month before the Annual General Meeting. Nomination for election as Full Member shall be made by the Executive Committee.

  2. Honorary Members may be elected by the Executive Committee from men and women of distinction, including laymen, who have made outstanding contributions to the progress of plastic surgery both in Singapore and abroad.

Subscription

  1. The Annual Subscription for full members shall be $50/-.

  2. The annual subscription is due on the 1st day of January each year and is payable in advance. A Member whose subscription is 12 months in arrears shall cease to be a member of the Association.

  3. Reinstatement shall be possible with the consent of the Executive Committee after payment of the arrears have been made.

Annual General Meeting

  1. An A.G.M. shall be held at least once a year before the end of January of each year. The Agenda for the meeting shall be circulated at least two weeks before the date of the meeting. The following points will be considered at the annual general meeting:-
      i.  The previous year's account and report of the Committee
      ii. The election of office-bearers for the following year.

  2. At least two-thirds of the Full Members shall form a quorum. In the event of there being no quorum, the meeting shall be adjourned to the same day in the following week at a place and time to be appointed and should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered a quorum, but they shall have no power to alter, amend or make additions to any of the existing rules.

Extra-Ordinary General Meeting

  1. The President shall call an Extra-ordinary General Meeting within 21 days of receiving a request signed by not less than one-third of Full Members and specifying the nature of the business.

  2. The quorum for the extra-ordinary general meeting shall be at least two-thirds of the Full Members. In the event of there being no quorum, the meeting shall be adjourned to the same day in the following week at a place and time to be appointed. Should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered a quorum, but they shall have no power to alter, amend or make additions to any of the existing rules.

Office-Bearers

  1. The office-bearers of the Association shall be the President, Secretary and Treasurer.

  2. The Office-bearers shall be elected annually from amongst the Full Members of the Association at the Annual General Meeting.

  3. The duties of the office-bearers are as follows:-

  1. The President shall act as chairman at all general and Committee meetings. He shall also represent the Association in its dealings with outside persons.

  2. The Hon. Secretary shall keep all records, except financial, of the Association and shall be responsible for their correctness. He will keep minutes of all general and committee meetings.

  3. The Hon. Treasurer shall keep all funds and collect and disburse all moneys on behalf of the Association and shall keep an account of all monetary transactions and shall be responsible for their correctness. Cheques, etc., for withdrawals from the bank will be signed by the President or Secretary in addition to the Treasurer.

Executive Meeting

  1. The Executive Committee shall comprise the 3 elected office-bearers of the Association.

  2. The Executive Committee shall meet at least 4 times a year and at such times as deemed necessary by the President for the conduct of the Association's business.

  3. The quorum for an Executive Committee meeting shall be 3.

Meetings of the Association

The association shall hold a minimum of 2 meetings per annum at such times and places as will be decided by the Executive Committee.

Audit

1 person not a member of the Executive Committee will be elected at each annual general meeting and will hold office for one year only. He will be required to audit each year's account and present a report to the annual general meeting.

Prohibitions

  1. Gambling of any kind such as the playing of mahjong, whether for stakes or not, is forbidden on the Association's premises. The introduction of materials for gambling or opium smoking and of bad characters into the premises is prohibited.

  2. The funds of the Association shall not be used to pay the fines of members who have been convicted in Court.

  3. The Association shall not attempt to restrict or in any other manner interfere with trade or prices or engage in any Trade Union activity as defined in any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force in Singapore.

  4. The Association shall not hold any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, in the name of the Association or its office-bearers, Committee or members.

  5. The Association shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or premises to be used for political purposes.

Interpretation

Any matter not expressly covered by the constitution or arising out of its interpretation, will be referred to the Executive Committee who shall be empowered to use their own discretion.

Amendment to Rules

The Constitution shall be altered only by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Full Members of the Association present at the General meeting and it shall not come into force without the prior sanction of the Register of Societies.

Dissolution

  1. The Association shall not be dissolved, except with the consent of not less than 3/5 of the members of the Association for the time being resident in Singapore expressed, either in person or by proxy at a general meeting convened for the purpose.

  2. In the event of the Association being dissolved as provided above, all debts and liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the Association shall be fully discharged, and the remaining funds will be divided equally amongst the members or donated to charitable organisations.