Lions Ambulance Service Constitution [Revised][Iii]
PERSATUAN PERKHIDMATAN AMBULAN LIONS,
KOTA KINABALU, SABAH.
(Kota Kinabalu Lions Ambulance Service Society, Sabah)
Article 1. Name
The name of the Society shall be:-
Persatuan Perkhidmatan Ambulance Lions, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
(Kota Kinabalu Lions Ambulance Service Society, Sabah) (LASS)
hereinafter referred to as the Society.
Article 2. Registered Address
(1) The registered address of the Society shall be at Hse 822, Taman Dah
Yeh Villa, Jalan Damai, 88400 Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah or such
other place or places as may from time to time be decided by the
Committee and the postal address shall be P.O. Box 16, 89400 Likas,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
(2) The registered and posted address of the society shall not be changed
without the prior approval of the Registrar of Societies.
Article 3. Aims
(1) Emergency care at the scene and enroute to the treatment centre;
provides transportation to patients in need; assists in the
emergency/disaster relief operations and on stand by at all times.
(2) Organizes first aid training for the public in collaboration with other
(3) To relate with Lionism.
1. The main objective of the Society is:-
a) To provide adequately the ambulance services of the
State Medical Services and other related non-government bodies.
b) Other objectives are to provide adequately equipped ambulances
and qualified trained ambulance personnel for the sick and the
5. Power of Society
For the carrying out of the foregoing objects the Society shall have the
(1) To raise funds to further the aforesaid objects with the prior
approval from relevant authorities and the Registrar of Societies.
(2) To receive grants, endowments, subscriptions and legacies from
associations or persons desiring to promote the objects aforesaid or
any of them.
(3) To hold or invest and deal with money of the Society not
(4) To purchase, accept or inherit or otherwise or hold any lands and
building whether provided with endowments or not that may be
given or leased to the Society for the purpose of furthering the
objects of the Society.
(5) To acquire or undertake to acquire the whole or part of the land,
activities, properties of any organization with objects, wholly or in
part, similar to the objects of the Society or possess any properties
suitable for the purpose of the Society.
(6) To promote, support or assist in the promotion of any scheme,
project or appeals which has for its objects raising funds in aid or in
pursuit of the objects of the Society.
(7) To raise or borrow money (whether or not secured upon the funds
or property of the Society) for the purpose of the Society.
(8) To execute any special trust in connection with money or property
received, obtained and held by the Society.
(9) To apply the capital and income of the funds and property or any
part thereof, subject to trusts (if any) for or towards the objects of
(10) To join by means of affiliations with such other bodies within the
country having similar objects.
(11) To produce and publish or distribute gratuitously or otherwise, such
books, pamphlets and other literatures as may tend to promote the
objects of the Society, with the approval of the authority concerned.
(12) The Society shall not engage in any business commercial
Article 6. Membership
(1) The membership of the Society shall be open to all Lions members above
the age of 21 years who are residing in Kota Kinabalu Sabah and
subscribes to the objects of the Society. The membership of the Society
shall consist of the following:
(I) Ordinary Member
(ii) Life Member
(iii) Honorary Member.
(i) Ordinary Member
Anyone who is trained and volunteers his or her time to the care and/or
transportation of the sick and injured, or related activity, is eligible for
membership. A member in good standing is one whose dues are paid.
(ii) Life Member
Any member who has contributed significantly to the Society may be
granted Life Membership by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.
He/She will have all of the privileges of an individual member, but no dues
will be collected
(iii) Honorary Member
Any person who is not a member of the Society but has enhanced the
association, may be granted Honorary Membership by a two-thirds (2/3)
vote of the Board of Directors. They will have no right to vote/ hold an office
and pay no dues.
Article 7. Application of Membership
(1) Every application for ordinary membership shall be in writing,
proposed and seconded by two (2) existing members and shall
contain all particulars as the Management Committee may, from
time to time, prescribe and shall be forwarded to the Secretary who
shall be at the first convenient opportunity, submit to the
Management Committee meeting for consideration and approval.
No application is necessary for Honorary Membership. However
records of Honorary Membership shall be maintained for
(2) The decision of the Management Committee on any application for
admission to membership shall be final.
(3) An application whose application for membership has been
approved shall upon payment of the prescribe fee, be a member of
(4) No university or university college student shall be
Admitted as a member of the society without prior written consent
of the vice-Chancellor of the university concerned.
8. Resignation of Membership
A member may; at any time, by giving notice in writing sent by registered
post or delivered to the Secretary terminate his membership provided that
he remain liable to pay outstanding dues to the Society.
9. Entrance Fee and Subscriptions
(1) There shall be no entrance fee for membership.
(2) The Annual subscription shall be:-
(a) Ordinary Member, RM10.00 per annum
(b) Life Member, a lump sum f RM150.00
(3) All subscriptions of Ordinary Members shall be paid to the Treasurer
within the first 30 days of each year.
Article 10. Cessation of Membership
Any Ordinary Member whose subscription shall remain unpaid for eighteen
(18) months or more after it has become due and payable shall
automatically cease to be a member of the Society and his/her name shall
be removed from the membership register, but such cessation shall not
relieve him/her from his/her liability to pay the subscription and any
outstanding dues to the Society.
Article 11. Expulsion and Suspension
(1) The Management Committee shall have the right to expel or
suspend from membership of the Society a member whose conduct
in the opinion of the Management Committee, renders him/her unfit
for membership of the Society but no decision to expel or suspend
shall be taken unless such member has been given at least
fourteen (14) days’ notice of the allegation against him/her and he
has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard on the
(2) Any member aggrieved by any decision of the Management
Committee may appeal to the General Meeting of the Society
whose decision shall be final.
12. Annual General Meeting
(1) An annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held as soon as
possible after the close of each financial year but not later than 30th
June on a date and at a time and place to be decided by the
Management Committee. The business of the Annual General
Meeting shall be:-
a) To receive the Management Committee’s report on the activities of
the Society during the previous year.
b) To receive the Treasurer’s report and the audited accounts of the
Society for the previous year.
a) To elect a Management Committee once every 2 years.
b) To appoint an auditor and legal advisor once every 2 years.
c) To deal with such other matters for which due notices in writing
have been given.
(2) Notice of the Annual General Meeting stating the date, time and
place of meeting and the agenda for the meeting shall be sent by
the Secretary to all members at least twenty eight (28) days before
the date fixed for the meeting.
(3) Any member who wishes to raise any matters for the discussion
shall give notice of such matter in writing to the Secretary at least
fourteen (14) days before the Annual General Meeting.
(1) At least one half (1/2) of the total voting
Membership of the Society or twice the number of
the Management Committee whichever is the lesser
must be present at a General Meeting for its
proceedings to be valid and to constitute a quorum.
(2) If half an hour after the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is
not present, the meeting shall be postponed to a date within one
calendar month to be decided by the Management Committee and if
a quorum is not present half an hour after the time appointed for the
postponed meeting, the members present shall have the power to
proceed with the business of the days but they shall not have the
power to alter the constitution of the Society or to make decisions
affecting the whole membership.
Article 14. Extraordinary General Meeting
(1) At other times, an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) must be
called by the President on the request in writing of not less than
25% of the total voting membership or thirty (30) voting members,
whichever is the lesser, and may be called at anytime by order of
the Management Committee. The notice in writing shall be given to
the Secretary setting forth the business that is to be transacted. The
Management Committee shall be convened within two (2) months
from receiving this request to convene the EGM.
(2) If the Management Committee does not within two (2) months after
the date of the receipt of the written request proceed to convene an
EGM, the members who have requested the EGM shall convene
the EGM by giving ten (10) days’ notice to voting members setting
forth the business to be transacted and simultaneously posting the
agenda on the Society’s website or by post.
Article 15. Management Committee
(1) A management Committee shall consists of the following office-
bearers who shall be elected at an Annual General Meeting and
shall hold offices for a term of two years:-
Seven (7) other members.
(2) There shall be one ex-official on the Management Committee.
(3) Names of the above offices shall be proposed and seconded and
election will be by a simple majority vote of the members at every
alternate Annual General Meeting.
(4) A person shall not serve as Chairman or Treasurer consecutively
for more than three (3) terms. The Management Committee shall
have the entire management of the affairs of the Society, its
properties and funds, and shall exercise all the powers of the
Society, subject only to the powers being otherwise expressly
reserved under these constitution to a General Meeting of the
Society and to resolutions from time to time passed by a General
Meeting of the Society. It shall furnish a report to every Annual
General Meeting on its activities during the previous year.
(5) The Management Committee shall meet at least once every two (2)
months and seven (7) days notice shall be given to the members. At
least half of the Management Committee members must be present
for its proceedings to be valid and to constitute a quorum.
(6) Any member of the Management Committee who fails to attend
three (3) consecutive meeting of the Management Committee
without valid reasons shall be deemed to have resigned from the
(7) The Management shall have the power to fill any vacancy on the
Management Committee resulting from death or resignation.
(8) All members of the Committee and every officer performing
executive functions of the Society shall be Malaysian citizens. Any
non-citizens may also hold office in the Society provided prior
written approval is obtained from the Registrar of Societies.
Article 16. Duties of Office-Bearers
(1) The Chairman, shall during his/her term of office, presides at all
General Meetings and all meetings of the Management Committee
and shall be responsible for the proper conduct of all such
meetings. He/she shall have the casting vote and shall sign the
minutes of each meeting at the time they are approved.
(2) The Vice-Chairman shall deputize for the Chairman during the
latter’s absence, and in the absence of both Chairman and Vice-
Chairman, the function of the Chairman shall be performed by a
member appointed by the Management Committee.
(3) The Secretary shall conduct the business of the Society in
accordance with the constitution, and carry out the instruction of the
General Meeting and of the Management Committee. He/she shall
be responsible for conducting all correspondence and keeping all
books, documents and papers including membership register with
all particulars of members except the accounts and financial
records. He/she shall attend all meetings and record the
(4) The Treasurer shall be responsible for the finance of the Society.
He/she shall keep accounts of all its financial transactions and shall
be responsible for their correctness.
Article 17. Sub-Committee
(1) The Management Committee may from time to time appoint such
number of Sub-Committee as it may consider necessary for the
purpose of assisting the Management Committee in the
management of the affairs of the Society, its properties and funds
and may delegate to the Sub-Committees such powers as it may
(2) Members of the Sub-Committee need not be members of the
(3) Delegation of power to the Sub-Committee shall not
Relief the management Committee of its responsibility under these
constitutions and all Sub-Committee shall make appropriate
periodical report to the Management Committee.
Article 18. Financial Provisions
(1) The funds of the Society may be expanded for any purpose
necessary for the carrying out of its objects, including the expenses
of its administration and payment of salaries and allowances to its
employees, but they shall no account be used to pay the fine of any
members who may be convicted in a court of law.
(2) The Treasurer may hold a petty cash advance not exceeding
Ringgit Malaysia: Five Hundred (RM500.00) at any one time. All
monies in excess of this sum shall within seven (7) days of receipts
be deposited in a bank or banks approved by the Management
Committee. The banks account shall be in the name of the Society.
(4) All cheques, or withdrawal notices on the Society’s account shall be
signed by the Treasurer and any signatories who may be Chairman,
Vice-Chairman or Secretary or the latter three principal office-
bearers may jointly sign all cheques or withdrawal notices on the
Society’s account in the absence of the Treasurer. At the end of the
financial year, i.e. the 31st day of December a statement of income
and expenditure and a balance sheet for the year shall be prepared
by the Treasurer and audited by the auditor appointed under clause
19. The audited accounts shall be submitted for the approval of the
next Annual General Meeting.
(5) No expenditure exceeding Ringgit Malaysia Two Thousand (RM2,
000.00) at any one time shall be incurred without the prior sanction
of the Management Committee, and no expenditure exceeding
Ringgit Malaysia Fifty Thousand (RM50, 000.00) at any one month
shall be incurred without the prior sanction of a General Meeting.
Expenditure of less than Ringgit Malaysia Two Thousand (RM2,
000.00) at any one time may be approved by the Chairman together
with the Secretary and the Treasurer.
(1) A Public Accountant, who shall not be an office-bearer of the
Society, shall be appointed by every alternate Annual General
Meeting as An Auditor and once appointed he may be re-appointed.
(2) The auditor shall be required to audit the accounts of the Society for
the year, and to prepare a report or certificate for the Annual
General Meeting. A copy of such audited accounts must be
forwarded to the Director General of Inland Revenue at his
headquarters in Kuala Lumpur every year.
(3) The financial year shall be from 1st January to 31st December.
(1) Three Trustees, who must be over 21 years of age, shall be
appointed at the Annual General Meeting and shall hold office
during the pleasure of the Society. They must have vested in them
all immovable property whatever belonging to the Society upon the
execution of a Deed of Trust.
(2) The Trustees shall not sell, withdraw of transfer any of the property
of the Society without the consent and authority of an Annual
General Meeting of members.
(3) A Trustee may be removed from office by decision taken during the
Annual General Meeting on the grounds that, owing to ill health,
unsoundness of mind, absence from the country or for any other
reasons, he is unable to do so satisfactorily. In the event of the
death, resignation or removal of a Trustee the vacancy shall be
filled by a new Trustee appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
(4) Benefits of the Society shall not be enjoyed by any of the Trustees
and their immediate family members. The Trustees shall not use
or their position for their own personal interest.
Article 21. Amendment to the Constitution
(1) Any amendment to this constitution may only be made at a General
Meeting of the Society.
(2) Any amendment of this constitution shall only be valid if at least
three quarters (3/4) of the members attending the General Meeting
vote for the amendment.
(1) The Society may be voluntarily dissolved by a resolution of not less
than three fifths (3/5) of the total membership at a General Meeting
of the Society specially convened for the purpose.
(2) In the event of the Society being dissolved as provided above, all
debts and liabilities legally incurred on its behalf shall be fully
discharged, and the remaining funds shall be disbursed amongst
one or more charitable organizations having similar objects.
(3) Notice of the dissolution shall be given to the Registrar of Societies
within fourteen (14) days of the date of dissolution.
Article 23. Interpretation
The Management Committee shall be the sole authority
for the interpretation of this constitution and for
determining any point on which the constitution is silent.
Except where it is contrary to or inconsistent with any
ruling made by a General Meeting of the Society, the
decision of the Management Committee shall be binding
on all members subject only to it being reversed by a
Article 24. Prohibitions
(1) Any form of gambling shall not be allowed in the premises of the
(2) The Society shall not payout any benefits as defined under Section
2 of the Society Act, 1996 to any of its members.
Article 25. Visitors And Guests
Visitors and guests may be admitted into the premises of the Society but
they shall not be admitted into the privileges of the Society. All visitors and
guests shall abide by the Society rules and regulations.
Article 26. Disputes
In the event of any dispute arising amongst members, attempts should be
made 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.
The Association reserves the right to control the use of its name and
insignia. Upon termination of a membership, the privilege of using, wearing,
or otherwise displaying the name and/or insignia of the Association shall be
28. Savings Clause
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this
Constitution shall be judged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder
thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence,
paragraph, section or part of this constitution thereof directly involved in the
controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
Article 29. Emblem
(1) Shape of the emblem
The Emblem consists of a letter ‘L’ on a field. Bordering this is a
circular yellow area.
(2) Meaning of the colours
The yellow colour is meant to resemble ambulance siren.
The blue colour ‘L’ featured the original Lions Clubs’ logo.
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