YEAR - 1972

CONSTITUTION OF THE OF THE SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY SINGAPORE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

NAME

The Society shall be called Society of Ophthalmology of the Singapore Medical Association.


OBJECTS

  1. To promote interest and study in ophthalmology.
  2. To achieve liason with similar bodies in other countries with the approval of the Singapore Medical Association Council.
  3. To publish a journal or proceedings or transactions of scientific meetings with approval of Singapore Medical Association of scientific meetings with approval of the Singapore Medical Association Council.

MEMBERSHIP

Three kinds of members:

  1. Ordinary - confined only to members of Singapore Medical Association.
  2. Associate - doctors not members of Singapore Medical Association.
  3. Scientific - members who are not qualified medical practitioners.

RIGHT OF MEMBERS

Only ordinary members have right to vote or hold office.


SUBSCRIPTION

The subscription shall be $12/- annually for all members.


MANAGEMENT

Shall be in the hands of the management committee consisting of:

  • Chairman.
  • Secretary cum Treasurer.
  • 3 Committee Members.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Chairman

  1. Shall preside at all business meetings.
  2. Shall have a casting vote.
  3. In the event of absence of Chairman the Committee shall elect one from among themselves to preside at the meeting.

Secretary cum Treasurer

  1. Shall be responsible for the management of the Society.
  2. Shall keep a register of all members.
  3. Shall convene all meetings.
  4. Shall prepare the Annual Report and audited Annual Statement of Accounts both of which shall be submitted to Singapore Medical Association Council, one month before the Annual General Meeting of the Singapore Medical Association.
  5. Keep minutes of all business meetings.
  6. Sign all cheques which have to be countersigned by the Chairman.

HON.AUDITOR) HON.EDITOR)

Both shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting


VACANCY

The Management Committee shall have right to fill any vacancy of office that may occur during their term of office.


TERM OF OFFICE

The term of office shall be one year.


MEETINGS

Annual General Meeting

  1. The Annual Meeting shall be held in the month of January every year.
  2. Notice of the meeting together with the agenda and the Annual Report and audited statement of Account must be circulated to all members at least two weeks before date of Annual General Meeting.
  3. The Agenda shall include:
    1. Election of Office Bearers.
    2. Annual Report.
    3. Statement of Account.
    4. Any resolution submitted by members notice of which must be given to the Secretary at least four weeks before the date of the Annual General Meeting

Extraordinary General Meeting

Shall be convened by the management committed or at the written request of at least one third of the registered members. Two weeks notice of meeting must be given.

Quorum

Quorum of Committee Meeting shall be 3. Quorum at Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting shall be one third of registered members.

In the event of lack of quorum at the Annual General Meeting the meeting shall be postponed to a date not earlier than ten days and not later than twenty days from the date of the cancelled meeting. No quorum will be necessary for postponed meeting.

In the event of lack of quorum at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the meeting will be considered cancelled and the subject for resolution will not be raised at another Extraordinary General Meeting again within a year.


PROFESSIONAL METTING

The Society shall conduct at least one closed meeting and one open meeting a year.


AMENDENT TO CONSTITUTION

Any proposed amendment must be notified to the Committee at least one month before the Annual General Meeting and must be passed by at least two thirds of the ordinary members present at the Annual General Meeting.


INTERCEPTION OF CONSTITUTION

In matters on which this Constitution is silent, the Society shall be guided by the Constitution of the Singapore Medical Association. When the Singapore Medical Association Constitution is also silent, the Society shall be guided by the discretion of the Management Committee.


DISSOLUTION

The Society shall not be dissolved unless with the consent of at least two thirds of its registered members.


FUNDS

In the event of dissolution, the balance of the funds, after the discharging off all debts, shall be handed over to the Singapore Medical Association.


EXPILSION OF MEMBERS

The Committee shall have the right to expel any member. The expelled member shall have right of appeal at the Annual General Meeting whose decision shall be final. Members whose subscription are in arrears for more than 2 years shall be given a notice of warning by the Secretary.

If after the warning, the arrears are still not paid up, the Committee shall have the right to strike his name of the register. One payment of all his arrears, he may be re-instated


PUBLICATION

The Society shall publish once yearly its journal or proceedings.

The Editorial Committee will consist of :

  1. The Chairman
  2. Sec/Treasurer
  3. The Editor

Material :

Proceedings of meeting (professional) and articles or communications which the Editorial Committee deems suitable, sent from or through members of the Society or affiliated bodies or from members of the parent body. (S.M.A.)