On 29 May 2020, SLA organized the first virtual general meeting in the midst of the pandemic circuit breaker. SLA 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) themed “Tying Connections” was presided by Mr Kay Kong Swan – Chairman. In organizing the meeting, all efforts were made to observe the provisions in the SLA Constitution and the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 – Alternative Arrangements for Meetings for Registered Societies.
As the SLA Constitution currently does not specifically allow online voting, Ordinary Member representatives have to submit their proxy forms in advance and appoint the Chairperson of the meeting as their proxy to vote. 55 Ordinary Member Representatives appointed the chairman of the AGM as their proxy to vote on the agenda items. There was also an additional 8 Ordinary Member Representatives who were present at the virtual meeting.
Through proxy, the meeting approved the minutes of the 45th AGM held on 31 May 2019, Report of the Council and Financial Statements of the Association for the year ended 31 December 2019, as well as reappointed PKF-CAP LLP as Auditor until the next AGM. The meeting also elected all 14 nominees as members of the SLA Council for a 2-year 2020/2021 term.