Constitution of Accueil Singapour

1-INTERPRETATION

1.1- In this Constitution, each of the defined terms has the meaning assigned to it in this Regulation 1.

 Assistant Registrar” means an Assistant Registrar of Societies appointed under section 3 of the Societies Act (Cap. 311) of the Republic of Singapore.

Assistant Secretary” means the assistant secretary of the Association.

Assistant Treasurer” means the assistant treasurer of the Association.

Association” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation 2.1.

Audit Firm” means a firm of Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants.

Constitution” means the constitution of the Association as amended from time to time.

General Meeting” means the annual general meeting or an extraordinary general meeting of the Association.

Interested Member” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation 12.5.

Management Committee” means the managing body of the Association constituted pursuant to Regulation 13.

Management Committee Meeting” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation 12.9.

Management Committee Member” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation 12.1.

Member” means a member of the Association.

President” means the president of the Association.

Private Lotteries Act” means the Private Lotteries Act (Cap. 250) of the Republic of Singapore.

Registrar” means the Registrar of Societies appointed under section 3 of the Societies Act (Cap. 311) of the Republic of Singapore.

Representing Member” has the meaning assigned to it in Regulation 11.10.

Secretary” means the secretary of the Association.

Treasurer” means the treasurer of the Association.

Vice-President” means the vice-president of the Association.

1.2- The Management Committee will be the sole authority for the interpretation of the Constitution, subject to any decision of the courts of the Republic of Singapore.

 1.3- In this Constitution, words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders and vice versa.

1.4- In this Constitution, a reference to any law or legislation or legislative provision includes any statutory modification, amendment, or re-enactment, and any subordinate legislation or regulations issued under that legislation or legislative provision.

2- NAME

The name of this society is Accueil Singapour (the “Association”).

3- PLACE OF BUSINESS

3.1- The place of business of the Association is at 22 Camden Park, Hollandse Club, Singapore 299814, or such other address as may subsequently be decided upon by the Management Committee and approved by the Registrar. The Association shall carry out its activities only in places and premises which have the prior written approval from the relevant authorities, where necessary.

4- OBJECTS AND POWERS

OBJECTS
4.1- The objects of the Association are as follows:

4.1.1- maintain and foster the relations between all members of the French-speaking community in Singapore;

4.1.2-  co-ordinate and reinforce the friendly contacts that the French community has with the Singapore government, other communities, and similar associations;

4.1.3- represent the French community vis-à-vis the representatives of the French Government in Singapore; and

4.1.4- promote and safeguard to moral and material interests of, or for which the French community is responsible.

POWERS
4.2 – For the furtherance of the objects of the Association, the Association has the following powers:

4.2.1- to organize conferences with representatives of organizations, government departments, statutory bodies, regulatory authorities, and individuals;

4.2.2- to arrange and provide for, or join in arranging and providing for, the holding of exhibitions, meetings, conferences, concerts, lectures, classes, seminars, and training courses;

4.2.3- to collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting such objects, and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objects, whether in Singapore or overseas;

4.2.4- to procure to be written and printed, published, issued, and circulated, gratuitously or otherwise, such papers, books, periodicals, pamphlets, or other documents, or films or recorded tapes, as shall further any one or more of the objects of the Association;

4.2.5- to purchase, hire, take on lease, or in exchange, build and construct upon, alter, maintain, develop, or otherwise acquire or use any movable or immovable properties whatsoever and any rights or privileges necessary, desirable, or convenient for the work of the Association;

4.2.6- to employ and pay any person(s) to supervise, organize, and carry out the work of the Association;

4.2.7- to purchase, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire and hold shares, stocks and securities in any corporation as may be permitted by law and to support and subscribe to any corporation having objects similar to or which further any one or more of the objects of the Association;

4.2.8- to purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire any land, building or immovable property, and, for the financing of such purchase, lease, or acquisition, to borrow or raise money with or without security and secure the payment of money or performance of any obligation in such manner and upon such terms as the Association may deem fit;

4.2.9- to make regulations for any property or assets which the Association acquires;

4.2.10- to sell, let, mortgage, dispose of, or turn to account all or any of the property or assets of the Association;

4.2.11- to make donations, or grants to any person or entity and upon such terms as the Association may deem fit;

4.2.12- to accept gifts and borrow or raise money required for the work of the Association with or without securities on such terms as the Association deems fits; and

4.2.13- to do all such other lawful things as are incidental or necessary for the attainment of one or more of the objects of the Association.

5- MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION AND RIGHTS

5.1- Membership is open to any individual residing in Singapore. For Members who are entities and who had been Members before the date that this Constitution comes into force, such Members’ membership will not be affected. After the expiry of the existing memberships of Members who are entities, such Members will not be able to renew their memberships.

5.2- For Members who are individuals, such Members have the right to vote and to hold office in the Association if they are above 21 years of age.

5.3- PATRON
The designation of patron will be given to any Member who has made a contribution of at least S$1,300.00 to the Association the date that this Constitution comes into force.

6- MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE

6.1- A person who wishes to join the Association must submit his membership application to the Management Committee in the prescribed form. The application must indicate the full name, Christian name, and such other particulars of as the Management Committee may from time to time require.

6.2- The Management Committee shall assess the applications to determine who will be a member. The threshold of approval for a successful application will be a simple majority. The Management Committee may, by way of a resolution passed by a simple majority, delegate to any person, the assessment and approval of any application or any part thereof.

7- RIGHTS OF MEMBERSHIP

7.1- Each Member has the following rights:

7.1.1- he is entitled to be given written notice of and to attend every General Meeting;

7.1.2- he may speak and vote at any General Meeting either personally or by proxy or by attorney, and he will have one vote for each resolution;

7.1.3- he may be elected to the Management Committee; and

7.1.4- he may be co-opted to the Management Committee in the event of any vacancy in the Management Committee.

8- TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

8.1- A Member will cease to be a Member:

8.1.1- if, as described in Regulation 9.3, he fails to settle his arrears in relation to his annual subscription fee;

8.1.2- if the Management Committee decides that his membership in the Association should be terminated as a result of his breach of Regulation 16 of the Constitution and such terminated Member will not have a refund for any fees paid under Regulation 9;

8.1.3- if he submits a notice in writing to the Management Committee indicating his desire to terminate his membership, with effect from such date is indicated in such written notice;

8.1.4- if he dies or loses mental capacity (as certified by a doctor); or

8.1.5- in the case of a Member who is an individual, if he is no longer residing in Singapore.

9- ENTRANCE FEES, SUBSCRIPTION FEES, AND OTHER DUES

9.1- There is no entrance fee payable for all Members.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEE

9.2- The Association shall determine the annual subscription fee for each year at the annual general meeting prior to the subscription fees of such year and the subscription fee may be different for individuals and entities. Each Member shall pay to the Association his first annual subscription fee at the time of submission of his membership application and the subsequent annual subscription fees by the relevant anniversary of the date he was admitted as a Member.

9.3- If a Member does not pay his annual subscription fee on the anniversary of the date he was admitted as a Member, such Member will be automatically denied his rights of membership, including but not limited to his voting rights, until he settles his arrears with the Association.

9.4- If a Member fails to pay his subscription fee within (i) 7 days from the date of a written reminder from the Association to make payment or (ii) 2 months from the date of his membership anniversary, whichever date is earlier, the Management Committee may terminate the membership of such Member and strike his name off the register of members.

9.5- If a Member whose membership is terminated under Regulation 9.4 is able to provide a satisfactory explanation to the Management Committee on his failure to make payment of the amounts due to the Association, the Management Committee may, at its sole discretion, re-admit such member if such member pays all arrears and interest thereon.

9.6- The income and property of the Association whensoever derived shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects of the Association as set forth in this Constitution and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly be way of dividend or bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the Association or to any of them or to any person claiming through any of them.

10- SUPREME AUTHORITY

The supreme authority of the Association is vested in the Association.

11- GENERAL MEETINGS

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETINGS
11.1- Subject to applicable law, the Secretary of the Association shall give each Member at least 15 clear days’ notice in writing (whether by posting on the notice board in the Association’s premises, or by electronic means, or by any other means) specifying the place, the day, and the time of each General Meeting, and the business to be transacted at that General Meeting. Notwithstanding that it has been called by a shorter notice than that specified above, a General Meeting shall be deemed to have been duly called if shorter notice thereof is so agreed to by at least a majority of 75% of the Members.

PLACING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
11.2- Besides the matters specified in the agenda by the Management Committee, the General Meeting may consider any matter included in any written notice signed by at least one-third of the Members and submitted to the Secretary at least 15 days before the date of the General Meeting.

CHAIRMAN OF GENERAL MEETINGS
11.3- The President will be the chairman of each General Meeting, and in his absence, the Vice-President shall be such chairman. In the absence of both the President and the Vice-President, a Management Committee Member elected by the Management Committee shall be the chairman of a General Meeting. If a Management Committee Member fails to be appointed, the Members shall appoint a Member to be the chairman.

QUORUM
11.4- Subject to Regulation 11.5, no business may be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum of Members is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. At least 25% of all the Members will form a quorum. For the purposes of Regulations 11.4 and 11.5, a “Member” includes a Member attending by proxy or by attorney.

11.5- If a quorum is not present at time appointed for a General Meeting, the General Meeting shall be adjourned for 30 minutes and should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present in person or by proxy shall be considered a quorum, but they shall have no power to amend any part of the existing Constitution.

VOTING
11.6-
In respect of any resolution, unless a higher majority or approval level is required for such resolution by any provision of this Constitution or by law, such resolution if voted on at a General Meeting will be passed at such General Meeting by a simple majority of votes of the Members present in person or by proxy. Voting shall be by a show of hands, except for the voting to elect the Management Committee Members, which will be by secret ballot. In the event that there is a tie in any vote, the chairman of that General Meeting may cast the deciding vote.

11.7- Unless otherwise stated in this Constitution, voting by proxy is allowed at all General Meetings.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
11.8- The Management Committee shall convene an annual general meeting once a year which will be held no later than 30th June each year.

11.9- At each annual general meeting, the Members shall:

11.9.1- receive and confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting;

11.9.2- receive the Association’s annual report for the financial year that the annual general meeting is convened with respect to; and

11.9.3- elect the Management Committee Members to hold office.

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
11.10-
Extraordinary general meetings may be convened as the Management Committee may decide or at the request of at least one-quarter of the Members. A Member representing the requisite number of Members who wish to request to convene an extraordinary general meeting (the “Representing Member”) shall notify the Secretary in writing of the same and such Representing Member shall in such notification, state the names of the Members whom he represents, and set forth the business to be transacted at the extraordinary general meeting.

11.11- The extraordinary general meeting shall be convened within two months after the date of the Secretary’s receipt of a Representing Member’s notification in writing.

11.12- If the Management Committee does not, within two months after the date of the receipt of the written request to convene an extraordinary general meeting proceed to convene an extraordinary general meeting, the Members who requested for the extraordinary general meeting shall convene the extraordinary general meeting by giving ten days’ notice to Members setting forth the business to be transacted and simultaneously posting the agenda on the Association’s notice board.

MEETING BY ELECTRONIC MEANS
11.13-
Any Member(s) or all the Members may participate in a General Meeting through the medium of conference telephone or similar form of communication equipment, provided that all Members participating in the General Meeting are able to hear and speak to each other throughout the General Meeting. Each Member so participating shall be deemed to be present in person at the General Meeting and shall accordingly be counted in a quorum and be entitled to vote.

11.14- The contemporaneous linking together through the medium of conference telephone or similar form of communication equipment, of a number of Members being not less than the quorum required under Regulation 11.4, will constitute a General Meeting. Subject to Regulation 11.6, resolutions passed at such General Meeting by conference telephone or means of similar communication device will be valid and as effectual as a resolution passed at a General Meeting duly convened and held, provided howsoever that the following conditions are fulfilled:

11.14.1- each Member being notified of the General Meeting by conference telephone or means of similar communication device and being linked by such communication device for the purposes of such General Meeting; and

11.14.2- each Member taking part in the General Meeting by conference telephone or means of similar communication device being able to hear and speak to each of the other Members taking part in the General Meeting by such communication device throughout the General M

RESOLUTIONS IN WRITING
11.15- In respect of any resolution in writing, unless a higher majority or approval level is required for such resolution by any provision of this Constitution or by law, such resolution in writing approved by a simple majority of the Members will be valid and effective for all purposes as a resolution duly passed at a General Meeting. Such resolution may consist of several documents in the same form each executed by one or more of the Members, including executions evidenced by means of email transmission.

PROXIES
11.16- An instrument appointing a proxy must be in writing and must comply with the following:

11.16.1- In the case of an individual, the instrument appointing a proxy must be signed by the appointor or by his attorney; and

11.16.2- In the case of an entity, the instrument appointing a proxy must be either under the common seal or signed by its attorney or by an officer on behalf of the entity, and the Management Committee may require evidence of the authority of any such attorney or officer.

11.17- A proxy must be a Member.

11.18- An instrument appointing a proxy or the power of attorney or other authority, if any, must be left at the Office or such other place (if any) as is specified for the purpose in the notice convening the General Meeting not less than 24 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the General Meeting to which it is to be used, and in default will not be treated as valid.

11.19- An instrument appointing a proxy must be in the following form with such variations, if any, as circumstances may require or in such other form as the Management Committee may accept :

 

ACCUEIL SINGAPOUR (the “Association”)

I/We, ______________________________________ of __________________________________ a Member/Members of the abovenamed Association hereby appoint ___________________________________________________ of ___________________________________________________ or whom failing __________________________________________ of ___________________________________________________ to vote for me/us and on my/our behalf at the [Annual, Extraordinary or Adjourned, as the case may be] General Meeting of the Association to be held on the day of and at every adjournment thereof.

I/We confirm that we have obtained the consent of the proxy to disclose his personal data in relation to his appointment as proxy.

Dated this ___ day of _______”

 

11.20- An instrument appointing a proxy will, unless the contrary is stated thereon, be valid as well for any adjournment of the General Meeting as for the General Meeting to which it relates to and need not be witnessed.

12- THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

ROLE AND COMPOSITION
12.1-
The Management Committee will manage the Association and the Management Committee will have a minimum of four members and up to a maximum of nine members (“Management Committee Members”) and such Management Committee Members must be individuals. The Management Committee Members will be elected at each annual general meeting by secret ballot.

12.2- The Management Committee shall appoint the officers of the Association amongst the Management Committee Members at a Management Committee Meeting. The compulsory positions of the officers are as follows:
12.2.1- the President;
12.2.2- the Vice-President;
12.2.3- the Secretary; and
12.2.4- the Treasurer.

12.3- Subject to the appointment of the compulsory officers under Regulation 12.2, the Management Committee may appoint the following additional officers among the Management Committee Members:
12.3.1- the Assistant Secretary; and
12.3.2- the Assistant Treasurer.

APPOINTMENT OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
12.4-
Appointment of and voting in relation to the appointment of Management Committee Members are subject to the following conditions:

12.4.1- a Member who has been reasonably deemed to have derided the Association, the Management Committee, or any of the Members will not be appointed to be a Management Committee Member;

12.4.2- the office of a Management Committee Member who has not reached the end of the term of his office shall not be contested; and

12.4.3- a Member may not vote for himself.

12.5- A Member who wishes to be appointed to a Management Committee Member’s office (an “Interested Member”) shall inform the Management Committee of such intention by notice in writing. Subject to the restriction in the size of the Management Committee in Regulation 12.1, Interested Members with the highest number of votes from the Members at a General Meeting shall be appointed to the Management Committee.

12.6- Subject to Regulation 12.4, where a Management Committee Member’s term of office has ended and:

12.6.1- there are no Interested Members in relation to that office; or

12.6.2- no Interested Member obtains the requisite approval for appointment to that office,

the President may appoint a Member to such unoccupied office if at least a simple majority of the Members vote in favour thereof.

12.7- Subject to Regulation 12.4, where there is a casual vacancy in the Management Committee for any reason, the Management Committee may appoint any Member to fill the casual vacancy for such period that remains for the term of that vacant office if at least a simple majority of the Management Committee votes in favour thereof.

TERM OF OFFICE
12.8- Subject to Regulation 4, the term of office for each Management Committee Member is one year, and each Management Committee Member may be re-elected to the same office or other office for an unlimited number of consecutive terms, except the Treasurer and the Assistant Treasurer, who may only be elected for two consecutive terms.

MEETINGS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
12.9-
Meetings of the Management Committee (each a “Management Committee Meeting”) will be held in the following ways:

12.9.1- The Management Committee shall convene an annual Management Committee Meeting at least once a year;

12.9.2- The Management Committee may convene extraordinary Management Committee Meetings at the request of a majority of the Management Committee Members; and

12.9.3- The President may convene extraordinary Management Committee Meetings.

12.10- The Secretary shall give each Management Committee Member at least one week’s notice in writing of each Management Committee Meeting. Notwithstanding that it has been called by a shorter notice than that specified above, a Management Committee Meeting shall be deemed to have been duly called if shorter notice thereof is so agreed to by at least a majority of 75% of the Management Committee.

QUORUM
12.11- At least 75% of the total number of Management Committee Members must be present to form a quorum for a Management Committee Meeting. If a quorum is not formed within 30 minutes after the time appointed for the holding of a Management Committee Meeting, the Management Committee Meeting may proceed as if a quorum were present for such meeting.

CHAIRMAN FOR MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS
12.12- The President will be the chairman of each Management Committee Meeting, and in his absence, the Vice-President shall be such chairman. In the absence of both the President and the Vice-President, a Management Committee Member elected by the Management Committee shall be the chairman of such Management Committee Meeting.

MEETING BY ELECTRONIC MEANS
12.13- Any Management Committee Member(s) or all the Management Committee Members may participate in a Management Committee Meeting through the medium of conference telephone or similar form of communication equipment, provided that all Management Committee Members participating in the Management Committee Meeting are able to hear and speak to each other throughout the Management Committee Meeting. Each Management Committee Member so participating shall be deemed to be present in person at the Management Committee Meeting and shall accordingly be counted in a quorum and be entitled to vote.

12.14- The contemporaneous linking together through the medium of conference telephone or similar form of communication equipment, of a number of Management Committee Members being not less than the quorum required under Regulation 11 will constitute a Management Committee Meeting. Subject to Regulation 12.15, resolutions passed at such Management Committee Meeting by conference telephone or means of similar communication device will be valid and as effectual as a resolution passed at a Management Committee Meeting duly convened and held provided howsoever that the following conditions are fulfilled:

12.14.1- each Management Committee Member being notified of the Management Committee Meeting by conference telephone or means of similar communication device and being linked by such communication device for the purposes of such Management Committee Meeting; and

12.14.2- each Management Committee Member taking part in the Management Committee Meeting by conference telephone or means of similar communication device being able to hear and speak to each of the other Management Committee Members taking part in the Management Committee Meeting by such communication device throughout the Management Committee

 

VOTING
12.15- In respect of any resolution, unless a higher majority or approval level is required for such resolution by any provision of this Constitution or by law, such resolution if voted on at a Management Committee Meeting must be passed by a simple majority of the Management Committee Members. Each Management Committee Member shall have one vote. Any Management Committee Member who is absent from the Management Committee Meeting may nominate any other Management Committee Member to act as his alternate and to vote in his place at the Management Committee Meeting.

RESOLUTIONS IN WRITING
12.16- In respect of any resolution in writing, unless a higher majority or approval level is required for such resolution by any provision of this Constitution or by law, such resolution in writing approved by a simple majority of the Management Committee Members shall be valid and effective for all purposes as a resolution duly passed at a Management Committee Meeting. Such resolution may consist of several documents in the same form each executed by one or more of Management Committee Members, including executions evidenced by means of email transmission.

TERMINATION OF A MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER’S TERM OF OFFICE
12.17- A Management Committee Member’s term of office will be terminated upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

12.17.1- his being absent for three Management Committee Meetings, each without a satisfactory explanation in the reasonable opinion of a simple majority of the Management Committee;

12.17.2- the end of his term of office pursuant to Regulation 8;

12.17.3- his submission of a notice in writing to the Management Committee indicating his desire to resign from office;

12.17.4- his death or loss of mental capacity (as certified by a doctor); or

12.17.5- his being convicted of any offence which in the opinion of a simple majority of the Management Committee is inconsistent with his standing as a Member or which is likely to bring disrepute to the Association.

13- MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND THEIR DUTIES

PRESIDENT
13.1- The President shall:

13.1.1- chair all General Meetings and Management Committee Meetings;

13.1.2- represent the Association in its dealings with others; and

13.1.3- ensure that proper accounts and records of the transactions and affairs of the Association are kept to show and explain all the Association’s transactions and to disclose, with reasonable accuracy, the financial position of the Association at any time.

VICE-PRESIDENT
13.2-
The Vice-President shall:

13.2.1-assist the President; 

13.2.2- act for and on behalf of the President in his absence; and

13.2.3- ensure that proper accounts and records of the transactions and affairs of the Association are kept to show and explain all the Association’s transactions and to disclose, with reasonable accuracy, the financial position of the Association at any time.

SECRETARY
13.3- The Secretary shall:

13.3.1- keep all records (except financial records) of the Association, and shall be responsible for their correctness;

13.3.2- keep minutes of all General Meetings and Management Committee Meetings;

13.3.3- maintain and keep up to date at all times, a register of the Members of the Association; and

13.3.4- make all filings to the Registrar as necessary.

TREASURER
13.4- The Treasurer shall:

13.4.1- keep all funds and collect and disburse all monies on behalf of the Association;

13.4.2- keep proper accounts and records of all the Association’s monetary transactions and be responsible for their correctness;

13.4.3- ensure that proper accounts and records of the transactions and affairs of the Association are kept to show and explain all the Association’s transactions and to disclose, with reasonable accuracy, the financial position of the Association at any time; and

13.4.3- make all filings to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore as necessary.

13.5- The Treasurer is authorised to expend up to S$200 per month for the Association’s petty expenses. If the Association expenditure for petty expenses is projected to exceed S$200 per month, the Treasurer shall inform the President as soon as reasonably possible, and a Management Committee Meeting shall be convened to decide whether such additional expenditure should be approved.

13.6- The Treasurer shall not keep more than S$600 in cash at all times, and he shall deposit all monies in excess of such amount into the Association’s bank account.

13.7- Any withdrawal from the Association’s bank account for an amount more than S$200 shall only be made if authorized by both the Treasurer and the President of the Association, and any withdrawal from the Association’s bank account for an amount less than or equal to S$200 shall only be made if authorized by any two Management Committee Members, of which one of them must be the Treasurer or the Assistant Treasurer.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY
13.8- The Assistant Secretary shall:

13.8.1- assist the Secretary; and

13.8.2- act for and on behalf of the Secretary in his absence if and only if so instructed to do so by the Secretary.

ASSISTANT TREASURER
13.9- The Assistant Treasurer shall:

13.9.1- assist the Treasurer; and

13.9.2-act for and on behalf of the Treasurer in his absence if and only if so instructed to do so by the Treasurer.

 

ORDINARY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
13.10- The Ordinary Management Committee Members shall assist the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer in the general administration of the Association and perform duties assigned to them by such persons from time to time.

14- AUDIT

14.1- An Audit Firm shall be appointed as auditors at each annual general meeting for a term of one year and will be eligible for reappointment.

14.2- The auditors will be required to do the following:

14.2.1- Audit each year’s accounts and present a report to the Members at the annual general meeting; and

14.2.2- On the request of the President, audit the Association’s accounts for any period within the President’s tenure of office at any date and make a report to the Management Committee.

15- VISITORS AND GUESTS

15.1- Visitors and guests may be admitted into the premises of the Association but they will not be admitted into the privileges of the Association. All visitors and guests must abide by the Association’s rules and regulations.

16- PROHIBITIONS

16.1- Gambling of any kind by any person, excluding the promotion or conduct of a private lottery which has been permitted under the Private Lotteries Act, is forbidden on the Association’s premises.

16.2- The Association shall not hold any lottery, whether confined to the Members or not, in the name of the Association or its office-bearers, Management Committee or Members except with the prior approval of the relevant authorities.

16.3- The introduction of materials for gambling or drug taking and/or bad characters by any person into the premises is prohibited.

16.4- The funds of the Association shall not be used to pay the fines of Members who have been convicted in the court of

16.5- The Association shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force in Singapore. The Association shall not attempt to restrict or in any other manner interfere with trade or prices of goods or services.

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

16.7- The Association shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purposes without the prior approval in writing of the Assistant Director of Operations, Licensing Division, Singapore Police Force, and other relevant authorities.

17- DISPUTES

17.1- In the event of any dispute arising amongst Members, they shall attempt to resolve the matter at an extraordinary general meeting of the Association in accordance with this Constitution. If the Members fail to resolve the dispute at the extraordinary general meeting, the disputing Members may bring the matter to a court of law for settlement.

18- AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

18.1- No amendment, modification or addition to the Constitution and its provisions shall be effective unless such amendment, modification or addition has obtained the following approvals:

18.1.1- The approval of at least two-thirds of the Members in writing or the approval of at least two-thirds of the Members present and voting in a General Meeting; and

18.1.2- The approval of the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar.

19- DISSOLUTION

19.1- At least 50% of the Members are required to form a quorum to decide on the winding up of the Association. The Association shall be dissolved if a majority of two-thirds of the Members present and voting vote in favour thereof at a General Meeting convened for such purpose.

19.2- In the event of the Association’s dissolution, all debts and liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the Association shall be fully discharged, and any remaining assets of the Association shall be disposed of in such manner as determined at the General Meeting of Members convened pursuant to Regulation 11.

19.3- A certificate of dissolution shall be given with seven days of the Association’s dissolution to the Registrar.