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THE SINGAPORE BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS ASSOCIATION
 
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL
   
1 Name
  This Association shall be known as THE SINGAPORE BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS ASSOCIATION.
   
2 Address of the Association
  112 Middle Road, #03-01 Midland House, Singapore 188970.
   
3 Aims & Objects
  Its aims & objects shall be as follows:
3.1 To promote mutual understanding, co-operation and friendship among members.
3.2 To promote material, social and educational welfare of members.
3.3 To publish periodicals and take part in cultural and educational undertakings.
3.4 To assist and be in harmony with the commercial and economic development of the Republic.
   
CHAPTER 2 - MEMBERSHIP
   
4 A firm or company will become a full member of the Association only after its membership application has been approved by the Committee.
   
5 The association regards a firm or company as a single membership unit. Each member shall appoint one representative. Substitution of the representative should be notified to the Association in writing.     
   
6 Any firm or company which has registered with the Government of the Republic of Singapore and is engaged in publishing business, or selling books, writing materials, periodicals, newspapers, paper products, athletic equipment, souvenirs and other stationery, wholesale or retail, may apply for a membership of the Association.
   
Chapter 3 - ADMISSION AND LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP
   
7 Application for membership shall be made on the prescribed Application Form, duly endorsed by a Full Member.
   
8 The Committee shall vote to decide upon every application for membership, and the Association shall reserve the power to reject any application without giving any reason.
   
9 The General Secretary shall notify the applicants about the results of their applications.
   
10 A member may lose his membership under the following conditions:
10.1 When he sends a one-month Notice of Withdrawal from Membership to the Association.
10.2 When he falls into arrears of payment for monthly subscriptions for twelve months and fails to pay up within one month of a registered letter of demand from the Association.
10.3 When he winds up his business, his representatives shall quit the office of the Association and he shall cease to be a member automatically.
10.4 If a member is found to have purposely violated or broken the Rules of the Association, the Association may, with the consent of a Committee Meeting with two-thirds majority, expel him immediately. However, a fourteen - day notice will be given to him so that he may have an opportunity to answer the charges.
10.5 An expelled or withdrawing member should pay up all arrears of subscriptions and other dues to the date of his expulsion or withdrawal.
   
CHAPTER 4 - PRIVILEGES AND DUTIES
   
11 All members of the Association shall enjoy the following privileges:
11.1 All members have the right to speak and vote.
11.2 All members have the right to elect and to be elected.
11.3 To request the Association for help to settle business disputes among members.
11.4 To request the Association for assistance in commercial negotiations.
11.5 To join trade missions organized by the Association,
11.6 To enjoy all other privileges in the Association.
   
12. All members shall fulfill the following duties:
12.1 To abide by the Rules of the Association.
12.2 To observe the resolutions of General Meetings and Committee Meetings.
12.3 To pay for entrance fees and monthly or yearly subscriptions.
12.4 To assist the Association to conduct business smoothly.
12.5 To help maintain funds for expenditures incurred by the Association.
12.6 To contribute to the special funds raised by the Association such as building fund, education fund, cultural fund and social welfare fund.
   
CHAPTER 5 - ORGANISATION
   
13 The Committee of the Association is formed by the 23 Committee Members voted by ballot and elected by members in the year of election. This new Committee then appoints 2 Members to form the new session of Committee for a term of 2 years. These 2 appointed committee members shall have no voting rights in the committee.
   
14 The committee comprises a President, two vice Presidents, a General Secretary and an Assistant, a Treasurer and an Assistant, a Supervisor and an Assistant, a correspondence  Officer and an Assistant, a Public Relation Officer and an Assistant, a Recreation Officer and an Assistant, 8 Ordinary Committee, Members and 2 Appointed Committee Member.
 

 

15 The organization of the Association shall be as follows:
  q  Trustees: General Secretary & Assistant,    Sub-Committee
  q  President  & Vice President: General Secretary & Assistant, Treasurer & Assistant, Supervisor & Assistant, Public Relation Officer & Assistant,
   
  Recreation Officer & Assistant, Correspondence Officer & Assistant, Ordinary Committee Members, Appointed Committee Members
   
16 The term of office for the Committee Members of the Association is 2 years. The President shall not hold office for 3 sessions consecutively. The Treasurer shall not be re-elected to the same position for a second term with the exception of the Assistant Treasurer.
   
17 The incumbent Committee should not relinquish its duties until the new Committee has taken office.
   
18 When the President or a Vice - President or any other office- bearer vacates his office, the Committee shall conduct a supplementary election among the Committee Members to fill the vacancy and the vacancies of Ordinary Committee Members shall be filled by the candidates in order of votes received from the election at the General Meeting. The Office - bearer so supplementarily elected and the Ordinary Committee Member so supplementarily appointed shall act for the remainder of the existing term of office.
   
   
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