Our 23rd AGM was held on June 24 at the Graduate Guild of Singapore Polytechnic.
This year’s meeting had an added significance because we held our 2-yearly election for our Executive Meeting. Tay Cheng Pheng, our incumbent President and his team were returned unopposed (see link to attachment). He thanked the outgoing Ms Lam Kit Wing for her past services and welcomed Ng Cheng Leong, Winston Low and Solomon Lee into their first elected term. These gentlemen had been co-opted into the Executive Committee in the past year. Solomon was elected Honorary Treasurer. He will serve one year in this role.
Cheng Pheng thanked our members, both individual and corporate, for their support of SLP’s activities which included technical talks, seminars, workshops and other training courses. During the year, we had organized information exchange sessions. These were well supported. Such sessions will continue.
Financially, SLP was sound. We had recorded a small surplus for the year (see the link to the Financial Report). Members were reminded that this happy state was only possible because of their support, particularly the training courses.
Members were asked to propose training courses that would help them in their jobs.
We elected two new Honorary Auditors, Chua Tuan Meng and Michael Tan for 1-yr. terms.
Cheng Pheng highlighted two important achievements for the year. They were the website revamp and the Emergency Response Planning Guide revision. He thanked Teng Chong Seng, Website Team Leader, and Ivan Sin, Emergency Response Guide Team Leader, for their hard work and dedication.
Attendees would each be given a copy of the 3rd Edition of our Emergency Response Planning Guide.
Kenneth Ng demonstrated the revamped website. It has many more features than the old one. The secret of success of a website is to keep the contents current. Hence it was important for members to support it by regularly posting news items on it.
At the end of the business part of the meeting, Cheng Pheng invited everyone to dinner and to continue their conversations. These networking opportunities were just as important as the meal itself.