The Objectives, Responsibilities and Organisation of The Association

 

The Objectives, Responsibilities and Organisation of Sam Sui Association

Objectives: 
The objects of the Association are to promote the friendly relations amony co-villiagers, to plan for member's welfare, to support any undertaking for public benefit, and to promote cultural activities including the Lion Dance Band.

Responsibilities:

(a)With regard to the investigation and registration of members.
(b)With regard to the carrying out of benevolent and special benefits to members.
(c)With regard to the promotion of education for members' childen.
(d)With regard to the helping to co-villigers who are in distress.

Organisation:
The affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Management committee which is elected once every two years at the Annual General Meeting of the members. Unless otherwise determined by the members in the general meeting, the Management Committee shall consist of 25 office bearers, From the Management Committee, 9 committee members will be elected to form the Lion Dance Band Sub-committee.

The office bearers of the Management Committee shall elect among themselves 1 President and 4 Vice Presidents.

The Management Committee shall be divided into the following sections:

1)General Affairs Section(1 Secretary & 2 Assistant)
2)Correspondence Section(1 Chinese & 1 English)
3)Financial Section(1 Treasurer & 1 Vice Treasurer)
4)Supervisory Section(1 Officer & 1 Assistant)
5)Public Affairs Section(1 Officer & 2 Assistant )
6)Cultural & Recreation Section(1 Officer & 1 Assistant )
7)Property Section(1 Officer & 1 Assistant)
8)Youth Section(1 Officer & 1 Assistant)
9)Women Section(1 Officer & 1 Assistant)

All office bearers of the Management Committee shall hold the office for the period of two years, and may be re-elected. The President and the Treasurer are not eligible for re-elected for a consecutive two terms

Any officer of Management Committee that falls vacant owing to resignation or other reason, the Management Committee shall have the right to appoint from members of the Association to fill the vacancy, and the period of the officer shall be the remaining of the term.

Enrolment of members:

a)Persons whose father or mother of Sam Sui ethnic origin and reaching the age of 16, irrespective of sex are eligible to membership of this Association. Persons who are below 18 years of age shall not be accepted as members without the written consent of their parent or guardian. They must be agreeable to the objectives and regulations of the Association. An applicant is to be introduced by an existing member submitting an applica- tion form. The application form is to be displaced on the notic board for one week, after which the application is to be admitted when there is no objection from any member, and when the applicant is duly examined as fit and proper to be a member. An advanced payment of the annual subscription is to made by new member to attain membership status. If investigation reveals the undesirability to admit or there is any objection, then the matter is to be discussed by the Management Committee for decision. Any person whose age exceeds 75 shall not be accepted as a new member. Member who pay the subscription at one lump sum $300.00 will become a life member, member whose age below 30, and pay subscription at one lump sum of $200.00 wlll become a life member. The amount of the annual subscription and the subscription of life membership shall be decided by General Meeting.

b)Members who come from different dialect groups are allowed to participate in all the activities and io enjoy all the privileges and benefits of the Association. However they are not eligible to vote and allow to participate in management's affairs of the Association.