New Club Rules (12th edition 2016)
11 Apr, 2016

Arising from a holistic review of the existing Club Rules, kindly be informed that amendments to the Club Rules have been approved by the Registry of Societies (ROS) effective from 26 January 2016. Each member would have received a copy of the new Club Rules. The key/significant amendments are summarised below.

RULE NO. DESCRIPTION/ REMARKS
Numbering The Rules have been completely reordered and renumbered to provide better sequence and flow, and to avoid numerous sub-numbers with the introduction of new Rules.
5 LIABILITY OF CLUB (New)
To include a clause to indemnify the Club.
7(ii) & 9(ii) CONVERSION TO ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP (Amended)
To qualify that only Patrons and Honorary Members admitted before 1 January 2016 may convert their memberships to Ordinary memberships.
8(i) MEMBERSHIP (Amended)
Founder Memberships have been removed from the category of Members as there are no longer any more Founder Members.
8(v) MEMBERSHIP (Amended)
To clarify that a Member is responsible for the breach of the Rules and Bye-Laws of the Club by his spouse and/or child.
13 (v), (vi), (vii) & (viii) MEMBERSHIPS PURCHASED FROM THE OPEN MARKET (New)
To provide for transfer of Subscribing Memberships (Category B) in the open market and to further specify that only eligible Members whose child is below 21 at the time of their admission, are eligible to purchase Subscribing Memberships (Category B) from the open market.
14 TERM MEMBERS (Amended)
To allow 2-year Term memberships.
16(iv) ABSENT MEMBERS (Amended)
To provide for members with medical conditions who are unable to utilise the facilities of the Club.
21 OTHER FEES AND CHARGES (New)
To clarify that the General Committee has the power to impose other fees and charges in addition to entrance fee, monthly subscription and green fee.
26(i)(f) & 26(iv) GENERAL COMMITTEE (Amended)
Co-option of General Committee members is now the prerogative of the President, after consultation with the Chairman. The Club will soon be going through some major changes such as renewing its lease, re-drawing of its boundaries and re-development of its golf courses.  The President should be empowered to directly persuade and recruit expertise and talent from amongst the membership to help the Club with the complex tasks ahead.
26(vi) GENERAL COMMITTEE (Amended)
To clarify the term limits of appointed, elected and co-opted General Committee members.
26(viii) GENERAL COMMITTEE (Amended)
To clarify that the decision of the General Committee shall be made by a simple majority and that the President, or the Chairman of the meeting (as the case may be), shall have a casting vote.
27 DUTIES OF OFFICE BEARERS (New)
To briefly describe the duties of key office bearers.
30 APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES (New)
To establish the Terms of Reference of key Committees.
32(ii) ELECTION / APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL COMMITTEE (New)
To clarify that the Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote to resolve the election of candidates who are tied in votes and any other decisions requiring members to vote.
32(iv) ELECTION / APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL COMMITTEE (New)
To differentiate the vacation of office by appointed office bearers, from elected officials (Rule 32(iii)).
45 THE RIGHT TO VOTE (Amended)
To be specific that voting by proxy at the AGM is not allowed.