B.中文名称：新加坡南洋孔教会； 英文名称：“NANYANG CONFUCIAN ASSOCIATION”。以下简称“孔教会”。
C. 注册地址为511 Guillemard Road, #02-35 Grandlink Square, Singapore 399849。董事会可决议更改注册地址，但须得到社团注册局批准。在必要情况下，举办会务活动的地点应得到有关当局的书面批准。
A. The Society shall be named “Nanyang Confucian Association”, hereinafter referred to as the Association.
B. Its place of business shall be at “511 Guillemard Road, #02-35 Grandlink Square, Singapore 399849” or such other address as may subsequently be decided upon by the Committee and approved by the Registrar of Societies. The Association shall carry out its activities only in places and premises which have the prior written approval from the relevant authorities, where necessary.
- To disseminate the Confucian ideology and propagate the Confucianism School of Thoughts.
- To promote worthy Chinese cultures and contribute to the building of a civilized society and advancement of the quality of human character.
- To further the development of the cultural enterprise by strengthening the relationship with the various social groups, cultural associations and Confucian organizations worldwide.
- To work towards a harmonious world and promote dialogues between different civilizations; to make unremitting efforts to encourage cross cultural and religious exchanges and promote peaceful co-existence of different civilizations and religions.
A. Grouping of membership:-
I. Ordinary Members
II. Basic Members
A. Qualifications: Ordinary Membership is open to all persons who are Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents or non-Singapore citizens of 21 years old and above and who are willing to abide by the Constitution of the Association.
B. Application Procedures: Any person wishing to join the Association has to complete the application form for membership. He will be duly informed by the secretariat after his application has been screened and approved by the Committee or by the Standing Committee. But he can only become an Ordinary Member upon payment of the entrance fee.
C. Entrance Fee: The entrance fee for Ordinary Membership is $300.00 and the Committee reserves the right to revise the entrance fee.
D. Rights and obligations: All members shall have the right
- to participate in activities and study courses run by the Association.
- They shall abide by the Constitution and the resolutions reached at the meetings of the Association.
- They shall be eligible to apply for Basic Membership subject to the approval of the Committee.
Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents reaching the age of 21 and above who are willing to abide by the Constitution of the Association can become Basic Members only after their qualifications have been scrutinized by the Committee.
B. Application Procedure:
To complete the application form to be vetted by the Committee and pay the entrance fee if his application for membership is approved.
To qualify for permanent membership, a person needs to pay a sum of S$500.00, and the Committee has the right to revise the entrance fee.
D. Rights and Obligations:
- The right to speak and vote at the General Meeting of members.
- The right to vote and be elected.
- The right to participate in all activities and study courses run by the Association.
- To abide by the Constitution of the Association and all resolutions reached at the meetings of the Committee
A. Any member found guilty of committing an act prejudicial to the reputation and interest of the Association shall have his membership cancelled with immediate effect, if it is approved by two-thirds of members attending the Committee Meeting. Such decision shall be final unless reversed at a general meeting of members.
B. Any member who wishes to quit the Association may do so by writing to the Committee.
The supreme authority of the Association is vested in a General Meeting of the members. A. Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- The AGM shall be held between the months of March and May yearly.
- The quorum of the AGM is at least 25% of the total voting membership or 30 voting members, whichever is the lesser.
In the event of there being no quorum at the commencement of a General Meeting, the meeting shall be adjourned for half an hour and should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered a quorum, but they shall have no power to amend any part of the existing Constitution.For a motion to be adopted as a resolution, it requires the concurrence of more than half of the voting members attending the meeting.
- Notice of meeting should be sent to members 14 days before the meeting is to be convened.
- Any member who wishes to include his proposal on the agenda of the General Meeting may do so, provided a notice has been given to the Secretary – General one week before the meeting is due to be held.
- Financial report to be submitted to the General Meeting must bear the signatures of the President, Treasurer and Auditors.
- The following points will be considered at the AGM:
a) The previous financial year’s accounts and annual report of the Committee.
b)Where applicable, the election of office‑bearers and Auditors for the following term.
c)To elect the Permanent Honorary President.
d)To appoint the Trustees of the Association
B. Extraordinary General Meeting
- In the event of any special purpose, an Extraordinary General Meeting must be called by the President on the request in writing of not less than 20% of the total voting membership or 30 voting members, whichever is the lesser, and may be called at anytime by order of the Committee. The notice in writing shall be given to the Secretary setting forth the business that is to be transacted. The Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened within two (2) months from receiving this request to convene the Extraordinary General Meeting.
- If the Committee does not within two (2) months after the date of the receipt of the written request proceed to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, the members who requested for the Extraordinary General Meeting shall convene the Extraordinary General Meeting by giving ten (10) days’ notice to voting members setting forth the business to be transacted and simultaneously posting the agenda on the Association’s notice board.
- A Basic Member is eligible to nominate and express his support for the nomination; he can also stand for election and be elected as Committee member.
- An Election Committee shall be formed prior to the expiry of the Committee so as to facilitate the election of the new Committee.
- The Election Committee is made up of the President, the Ex-President, the two Vice-Presidents and the Secretary – General.
- The duties of the Election Committee are –
(a) To elect the Chairman of the Election Committee.
(b) To fix the date of AGM for election.
(c) To send out notices of election together with nomination form to Basic Members 14 days before the date of election.
(d) To ensure that not more than the names of 4 candidates are included in the nomination form.
(e) To screen the qualifications of the candidates and their seconders.
(f) The nomination form shall be considered valid only if it bears the signatures of the proposer, the seconder and the candidate.
(g) A person can be allowed to nominate and second the nomination only once.
5. Where there are 19 or less nominees, they shall be declared as duly elected to the Committee at the AGM.
6. Balloting shall be carried out at the AGM when the number of candidates exceeds 19.
7.The Election Committee is to preside over the Meeting of office-bearers to nominate and elect the positions in the Committee.
8.The Election Committee shall fix the date of Meeting of the office bearers which shall be held within 14 days and inform those elected Committee Members.
9.During the Meeting, the members of the Committee shall nominate and elect among themselves to the following positions in the Committee:
Secretary – General (1)
Cultural, Arts and publication officer (1)
Member Affairs officer (1)
Social Affairs officer (1)
Chairman of Youth Group (1)
Ordinary Committee members (10)
10. Balloting shall be carried out if there is more than one candidate being nominated for the same destination.
11. The new Committee shall assume duties once the respective office bearers are elected.
12. The Election Committee shall be dissolved once the respective office bearers are elected.
13. The term of the Committee shall be three years.
14. All members of the Committee, except the Treasurer may be re‑elected to the same or related post for a consecutive term of office.
15.Committee is made up of 19 elected Committee Members and Immediate Past President.
B. Committee Meeting
- The Committee Meeting shall be held at least once in three months.
- The quorum for the Committee meeting shall be half of the total number of Members in the Committee.
- A notice should be given 7 days before the Committee is to meet.
- Any member of the Committee absenting themselves from three meetings consecutively without satisfactory explanations shall be disqualified from The Committee. Any changes in the Committee shall be notified to the Registrar of Societies within two (2) weeks of the change.
C. Duties of the Committee
- To formulate policies of the Association and to organize activities without contravening the objectives of the Association.
- To implement the resolutions adopted by the General Meeting of members.
- To make decisions in all matters not stipulated in the Constitution.
- To manage and utilize the assets of the Association.
- To draw up subsidiary rules to guide the Association on the right administration procedures.
- To be responsible for recruiting new office staff.
- To take disciplinary action against those who damage the reputation of the Confucian Association and those who violate the Constitution; including sacking those who fail to abide by the Constitution.
- To convene AGM and Extraordinary General Meeting.
- The Committee has the authority to sanction any item of expenditure not exceeding S$200,000.00.
- Any expenditure in excess of S$200,000.00 shall have to be approved by the General Meeting.
- The Committee shall not engage in the purchase and sale of immovable property.
- The Committee may invite suitable persons to be the Arts Adviser, Honorary President, Honorary Adviser Honorary Committee member, whose terms of office shall be similar to those of the Committee members, with the exception of Permanent Honorary President.
- The Committee is empowered to nominate not more than 5 Committee members as reserves. Such reserves shall assist the Committee and
- The Committee is entrusted with the task of managing the daily affairs and assets of the Association.
- 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.
- All banking transactions shall be signed by two authorised signatories, who shall each be from one of the following two Groups:
Group A: President or Vice-President (Administration); and
Group B: Treasurer or Secretary-General
- If the number of Committee Members is less than 19, the Committee may appoint person(s) to fill up the insufficient number.
- Besides the 19 Committee Members and Immediate Past President, the President can recommend not more than 3 Basic Members to serve as Invited Committee Members according to the activities of the Association. Invited Committee Member(s) will enjoy the same authority as the regular Committee Members.
- Term of office of Invited Committee Members is the same as the Committee.
D. Standing Committee
- The Standing Committee shall consist of:
A Vice-President (Administration)
A Cultural, Arts and Publication officer
A Member Affairs Officer
A Social Affairs Officer
- The Standing Committee is empowered to handle all urgent matters of the Association.
- The Standing Committee Meeting may be called whenever there is a need to do so.
- The quorum for the Standing Committee Meeting shall be half of the total number of Members in the Standing Committee.
E. Duties of Office-Bearers
(i) The President shall chair all General Meetings and Committee Meetings
(ii) He shall represent the Association in its dealings with outside persons.
(iii) He shall lead in managing affairs of the Association together with all the other Committee Members.
(iv) He shall have the casting vote.
(v) He can adjust the positions of the Standing Committee according to the activities of the Association upon the Committee’s approval.
2.1. Vice-President (Administration)
(i) The Vice-President (Administration) shall be responsible for overseeing the Social Affairs group, Member Affairs group, and Youth Group.
(ii) He shall assist and share the duties and responsibilities of the President at all times.
(iii) In the absence of the President, he shall assume the role of Acting President, taking over the duties and responsibilities of the President.
2.2. Vice-President (Academic)
(i) The Vice-President (Academic) shall be responsible for overseeing the Cultural, Arts and Publication group.
- Secretary – General
(i) He shall be responsible for convening the Committee Meeting as well as the General Meeting.
(ii) He shall keep all the records books of the Association as well as handle all the Association’s correspondences.
(iii) He shall see that the dossiers of members are updated and check the applications for new membership.
(iv) He shall implement the resolution of the Committee, besides handling the day – to day affairs of the Association.
(i) He shall keep an account of all money transactions that is to be forwarded to the Committee for perusal.
(ii) He is authorized to keep a petty cash amounting to S$2,000.00 for daily expenditure.
(iii) He shall prepare the annual budget of the Association.
- Cultural, Arts and Publication Officer
(i)To promote the development of the Confucian culture.
(ii)To run relevant classes and organize various other activities.
(iii)To take charge of all other cultural, educational and art matters.
(iv)To publish books and magazines.
- Member Affairs Officer
(i) To start classes on the norm to be observed at the meeting for both Committee members and ordinary members.
(ii) To recruit new members
(iii) To organize get-together for members aimed at strengthening their cohesion.
(iv) To update the dossiers of members.
- Social Affairs Officer
(i)To keep close contact will other social, cultural and educational bodies.
(ii)To attend to external matters including receiving local and oversea representatives under the leadership of the President.
- Chairman of Youth Group
(i) To form the Youth Group of young members whose age falls between 21 and 40
(ii) Recruit Youth Group members and develop future leadership talents for the Association
(iii) Harness the enthusiasm and energy of the Youth Group to actively participate in the Association activities led by the Committee.
(iv) Represent the Youth Group to exchange with other cultural associations’ Youth Groups.
(v) Responsible for leading the Youth Group in initiating and executing all Youth Group related activities.
- Immediate Past President
(i) He shall supervise the activities of the Association and ensure the Association is working towards the Objectives.
(ii) He shall give necessary advice to the Committee.
A. 1. 本会可以购买和拥有不动产。
A. 1. The Association shall have the right to buy and hold immovable property;
2.The Association shall have the right to apply for any loan for the immovable property from banks or financial companies.
B. The Trustees shall keep the title deeds of all the immovable property belonging to the Association and shall sign a letter of trust to be kept by the Association.
The Trustees have no power to sell or mortgage the property of the Association without the consent of two-thirds of members attending the General Meeting.
C. The Trustees shall implement the resolutions on the purchase of property that have been approved by two-thirds of members attending the General Meeting or the Committee Meeting.
D. The Trustees shall sign on behalf of the Association if the deal to buy or sell any immovable property has been approved by the General Meeting.
But such deal can only be valid if the number of Trustees who sign the deal exceeds half of the total member and also bears the stamp of the Association.
E. The office of a Trustee shall be considered to have been vacated if he dies or becomes a bankrupt, or is of unsound mind, or is absent from the republic of Singapore for a period of a year and more.
F. The Association shall have to call a General Meeting for the purpose of removing trustee who is found to be guilty of misconduct and hence unfit to discharge his duty as a Trustee.
Another Trustee then shall be elected to fill the vacant post.
G. The number of Trustees must not exceed 4 or be less than
H. The Trustees shall receive on behalf of the Association donations either in the form of properties, or stocks from members of the Association as well as members of the public.
I.The address of each immovable property, name of each trustee and any subsequent change must be notified to the Registrar of Societies.
A. 董事部可根据市场的 情况将存款用于投资股票、债券等，以增加收入。
A. The Committee may use the deposits to invest in stocks, bonds, etc., so as to increase their income.
B.The Committee shall appoint to form a trust of three members to present an investment proposal to be approved by the Committee.
C. The amount of investment in excess of S$300,000 or 30% of the total balance of the Building Fund of the previous year, whichever lower, must be approved by the EGM.
A. 由常年会员大会选出二位非董事会成员的核心会员为本会查账。查帐任期三年， 期满可连任一次。依照社团条例第四章，若本会一年的收入或开支超过S$500,000（新币伍拾万元），则必需由注册会计师审查帐目。
A. Two (2) Basic Members, not being members of the Committee, shall be elected as Auditors at an Annual General Meeting and will hold office for a term of three years only and may be re‑elected for a consecutive term. The accounts of the Association shall be audited by a firm of Certified Public Accountants if the gross income or expenditure of the Association exceeds $500,000 in that financial year, in accordance with Section 4 of the Societies Regulations.
B.The Auditors shall check and sign the annual statements of accounts before submitting them to the General Meeting of members.
C.The financial year shall be from 1 January to 31 December.
The Association shall not amend its Constitution without the prior approval in writing of the Registrar of Societies. No alteration or addition/deletion to this Constitution shall be passed except at a general meeting and with the consent of a majority of the voting members present at the General Meeting.
Whenever there is a dispute arising from doubt over the interpretation of certain provisions in the Constitution, and should there be no explicit rules to that effect as contained in the Constitution, the Committee shall have the power to provide an annotation with regard to that matter.
The decision made by the Committee shall be final unless reversed at the General Meeting of members.
When there is a difference between the Chinese version of the Constitution and the English version of the Constitution, the English version of the Constitution shall be the criterion.
The Association has fixed August 27 as the Commemorative Day of the birth of Confucius, and the Committee shall decide the procedure for holding the commemorative ceremony.
A. Gambling of any kind, excluding the promotion or conduct of a private lottery which has been permitted under the Private Lotteries Act Cap 250, is forbidden on the Association’s premises. The introduction of materials for gambling or drug taking and of bad characters into the premises is prohibited.
B. The funds of the Association shall not be used to pay the fines of members who have been convicted in court of law.
C. The Association shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force in Singapore.
D. The Association shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or premises to be used for political purposes.
E. The Association shall not hold any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, in the name of the Association or its office‑bearers, Committee or members unless with the prior approval of the relevant authorities.
F. The Association shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purposes without the prior approval in writing of the Assistant Director Operations, Licensing Division, Singapore Police Force and other relevant authorities.
In the event of any dispute arising amongst members, they shall attempt to resolve the matter at an Extraordinary General Meeting in accordance with this Constitution. Should the members fail to resolve the matter, they may bring the matter to a court of law for settlement.
A. The Association shall not be dissolved, except with the consent of not less than three-fifths (3/5) of the total voting membership of the Association for the time being resident in Singapore expressed, either in person or by proxy, at a General Meeting convened for the purpose.
B. In the event of the Association being dissolved as provided above, all debts and liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the Association shall be fully discharged, and the remaining funds will be disposed of in such manner as the General Meeting of members will determine to donate to an approved charity or charities in Singapore.
C. A Certificate of Dissolution shall be given within seven (7) days of the dissolution to the Registrar of Societies.