Thursday, January 18, 2018

Infringement of Article 7 of the Societies Act

The newspaper report (refer yesterday's post) also said, “the RoS letter only stated that the club had infringed Article 7 relating to non-compliance of rules in the appointment of club officials during the AGM ….”

Our experts on Robert’s Rules should also know that there may also be articles which relate to other articles. For instance let us look at Article 8 of the Societies Act.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lions Club’s response to Newspaper report

The Lions Club of Kota Kinabalu Host claims it responded within 24 hours upon receiving a show cause letter from the Registrar of Societies on issues it believes “were purely administrative and do not warrant deregistration”

My comment: Why would The Lions Club of Kota Kinabalu Host respond within 24 hours when the matter is of such grave importance?

Should the matter not have been discussed at a BOD meeting or even at an EGM where all members’ opinions had been sought?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Lions Clubs Motto

The Lions International Constitution should be amended to deal with an eventuality where the DG is unwilling or unable to resolve a dispute. 

My question for the day: How do I get LCI to amend the Constitution?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Extracts of relevant sections of Societies Act

2 (A) Registered societies to act in fulfillment of the Constitution
The registrar may cancel the registration of the society after giving the society an opportunity to make representations to him.

My comments: The Lions Club of Kota Kinabalu Host (Name applies only as from November 2016 . Prior to this date the name was not registered with ROS) was served with a notice under section 13 (2) of the Societies Act. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Societies Act and clubs

One of the few things that I had asked the ROS is the reason for my expulsion from the club. The ROS is obliged to seek a reasonable explanation from the club failing which I would be reinstated as a member.

Norman Lie Chin Man's 10 page report presented to the Board of Directors clearly shows that there is no acceptable reason for me to be expelled. You may read the 10 page report by clicking here:

Lions Club gets show cause letter from ROS

The above photo is an article in the Daily Express dated 11.1.2018 on the Lions Club of Kota Kinabalu Host.

The two points in the letter from ROS under section 13 (2) to the club are:
The club intentionally violated the provisions of the registered law of the establishments;
1. by failing to comply with the requirements of the provisions in making the selection or appointment of the Club's committee during a general meeting. having appointed a committee where it is not provided for in any Article content in the Club's Constitution.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Response to a comment on FB by Marcia Hong


In response to a comment by a Face Book friend, Marcia Hong said that she was an invited guest at the board meeting where she had blurted out some words.

Now, I went through the minutes as I have a little time as I think that this has gone far enough and we should leave it to ROS for its investigation as I had intended.