Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Hong Kong Club on Friday, 22 April 2016. Similar to last year, the AGM will be followed by a cocktail party. In accordance with the Club’s regulations, the event must be hosted by a member. Therefore, the notice at the venue will be in the name of "Mr Robert Nield", not the Society.
The General Meeting will begin at 6.30 pm, with cocktails and canapés to follow at 7.30 pm. Drinks will be able to be purchased prior to the cocktail party.
A booking form is provided at the end of this Newsletter and should be mailed to Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, GPO Box 3864, Hong Kong together with your cheque made payable to ‘Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch’. If you only wish to attend the AGM, please inform the Administrator, Ms. Ivy Ho, so that seating can be arranged. firstname.lastname@example.org .
Although the Club’s regulations prohibit the sale of books, the Society is very keen to showcase any books that have been written or edited by members in the last twelve months or so. Note that this does not include books that have been published by members on a commercial basis. If you would like to promote a book that you have written or edited recently, please notify the Administrator and bring a copy to the AGM, together with order forms to allow members to purchase a copy if they wish.
If members wish to submit nominations for the Society's Council, they are asked to complete the nomination form at the end of this Newsletter and return it to the Hon. Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, GPO Box 3864, Hong Kong not later than Friday, 15th April 2016. Nominees, as well as their Proposer and Seconder, must be members of good standing. Election will be by a majority of members present as required by the Constitution of the Society. Members are reminded that the Council is a functional one. The standard of the Society’s activities depends on having officers and members of the Council who are willing to take their part in the efficient management and control of the Society’s affairs. Please note that a quorum of 20 members is required for any General Meeting.
Kindly note that the dress code for the event is Smart Casual. Smart Casual includes slacks and an open- necked shirt with collar. Shirts must be tucked in. Denim jeans, T-shirts, tracksuits, shorts, shoes for sports activities and flip flops are not acceptable.