This Society shall be known as “Christian Counselling Services”, hereinafter referred to as the “Society”.
(B) PLACE OF BUSINESS
(D) STATEMENT OF FAITH
(F) EXECUTIVE COMMITEE
1] Composition :-
- a) The Executive Committee (in this Constitution called “the Committee”) shall consist of the following:
i] A President
ii] Two Vice-Presidents
iii] An Honorary Secretary
iv] An Honorary Treasurer
v] Up to a maximum 7 Committee Members
2] Election :-
- a) The President shall serve a two-year term and may be re-elected to a second consecutive term. Exceptions may be made if need arises where the current Committee shall make a recommendation to the Annual General Meeting of members for a maximum of one more term.
b) The remaining Committee Members shall serve two-year terms and shall be eligible for re-election save for the Honorary Treasurer who can only serve a maximum of two consecutive terms and thereafter must step down from the position for at least a year.
c) All elected Committee Members must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents of Singapore. Unless with the prior approval in writing of the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar of Societies, majority of the Committee Members shall be Singapore Citizens. Foreign Diplomats shall not serve as Committee Members.
3] Nomination Process :-
- a) Names of all the above offices shall be proposed by the voting members to the Committee.
b) The Committee shall vet through the nominations and make recommendations. Members of the Committee who are nominated for offices shall not take part in the vetting and recommendation process.
c) The Committee shall, on written request, furnish reasons for rejection to candidates who do not meet the requirements.
d) Recommendations will then be brought up to the voting members for election. Election will follow on a simple majority vote of the voting members.
4] Function :-
- a) The Committee shall manage the day to day activities of the Society and make decisions on matters affecting its running within the standing and general policies laid down by the Society at its general meetings. The Committee may not act contrary to the expressed wishes of the General Meeting without prior reference to it and shall always remain subordinate to the General Meetings.
b) The President shall furnish a report at the Annual General Meetings on activities of the Society during the previous year.
c) A Committee Meeting shall be held at least once in two months (bimonthly) after seven (7) days’ notice to Committee Members. The President may call a Committee Meeting at any time by giving twenty-four hours (24) notice. At least one half of the Committee Members must be present for its proceedings to be valid.
d) Cheques etc. for withdrawals from the bank will be signed by any named officers or designated persons appointed by the Executive Committee.
e) The Committee shall act by simple majority and in the event of a tie, the President shall have a casting vote.
f) Any vacancy in the place of a Committee Member resulting from any cause shall be filled by voting members at any Committee Meeting. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term of the member whose vacancy is being filled. Any change in the Committee shall be notified to the Registrar of Societies within two weeks of the change.
g) If any Committee Member should tender his resignation to take effect at a future time, the remaining members of the Committee (other than such member) shall have power to elect a successor to take office at such time as the resignation shall become effective.
h) Any member of the Committee who wish to tender their resignation should do so, in writing, one month in advance.
- i] Any changes in the Committee shall be notified to the Registrar of Societies and, where the Society is a registered charity, the Commissioner of Charities, within two (2) weeks of the change.
5] Board of Advisors :-
- a) The Committee may appoint up to 3 Advisors to form the Board of Advisors for the term.
b) All persons who desire to become members and Advisors of the Society must subscribe to the Apostles’ Creed.
c) The Board of Advisors shall help the Committee in strategic planning, practical and spiritual guidance. They may be deployed in specific/special projects where the Society can tap on their experience, special skills or abilities.
6] Conflict of Interest :-
- a) Whenever a member of the Executive Committee in any way, directly or indirectly, has an interest in a transaction or project or other matter to be discussed at a meeting, the member shall disclose the nature of his interest before the discussion on the matter begins.
b) The member concerned should not participate in the discussion or vote on the matter, and should also offer to withdraw from the meeting and the Executive Committee shall decide if this should be accepted.