02 May 2019
香港工程師學會 就處理特別會員大會事宜之最新情況
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Updates on the Handling of Special General Meeting

(香港,二零一九年五月二日) 因應有會員要求召開特別會員大會,香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 繼三月二十八日及四月四日發出新聞稿後,現交代有關進度及安排。

 

學會理事會以積極、正面的態度處理會員提出的要求,包括指示學會秘書處向要求召開會議的會員提供協助、委託法律顧問釐清會章相關條文等,希望令特別會員大會能盡早召開。負責處理是次特別會員大會事宜的學會前任會長黃耀新工程師指出,自從受理事會委託後,他已根據會章要求,立即展開相關籌備工作。

 

黃耀新指出,根據會章第二十五條,任何六十名法定會員可要求理事會召開特別會員大會。正如早前於四月四日發出的新聞稿中提及,理事會務求令特別會員大會可合乎會章規定程序舉行,已指示秘書處透過電郵向提出召開會議的會員釐清他們所提出的議程內容,同時核實其會員身份,以符合最少六十名法定會員要求召開會議的門檻。

 

黃表示,在確保會議得以符合會議程序舉行的前提下,秘書處自二月中已努力與相關會員溝通,包括指出如委任代表處理是次會議的各種行政程序,可省減溝通的時間;並就討論事項提供文書支援,目的是令所有會員清楚理解議程及作出表決。

 

然而,秘書處現時只獲十數名相關會員回覆,反應未見積極。為免事情受到拖延,黃耀新將會向理事會建議,相關會員就會議議程的意見須於五月十五日或之前回覆。

 

黃預計,議程確定後,根據會章第二十五條,需要召開理事會通過特別會員大會議程、提交會議文件、物色場地等,需時約六星期,即六月下旬完成以上安排。根據會章第二十六條要求,任何會員大會均需在會議召開前二十八日通知會員,因此特別會員大會預計於七月下旬召開。

 

香港工程師學會

 

電話:2895 4446

傳真:2882 6825

 


 

(Hong Kong, 2 May 2019) Concerning the requisition for a Special General Meeting (SGM) by some members, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) issued press releases on 28 March and 4 April, and would like to give a brief account on the progress and the arrangement of the SGM.

 

The Council of the Institution holds a positive attitude in handling requests from Members. With a view to facilitate the convening of the SGM, the Council directed the Secretariat of the Institution to provide necessary assistance to the Members who raised the requisition for the SGM, and consulted the legal advisor in clarifying the related Articles of the HKIE Constitution. Past President Ir Peter Y Wong pointed out that since his appointment by the Council to handle all the procedures and arrangements for the SGM, he had immediately started the preparatory work in accordance with the Constitution of the HKIE.

 

Ir Peter Y Wong added that according to Article 25 of the Constitution, an SGM may be convened by the Council on the requisition of any 60 Corporate Members of the Institution. As stated in the Institution’s press release dated 4 April 2019, the Council has directed the Secretariat to clarify via email with the requisitionists for the SGM on their proposed agenda and process the authentication of membership status in order to ascertain that the criteria of having at least 60 Corporate Members for the said requisition has met in accordance with the Constitution.

 

Ir Wong said that to ensure procedural compliance of the SGM, the Secretariat has made great efforts to communicate with the Members since mid-February, and had drawn their attention that appointing representative in regard to the SGM requisition could help reduce the time that is required for communication and administration arrangements. The Secretariat has also been providing clerical assistance on the preparation of the agenda that should be capable of reaching a resolution at the SGM.

 

Unfortunately, the Secretariat has by far received less than 20 responses from the Members. To avoid delay on the subject matter, Ir Wong will propose to the Council that the Members should return their views with regard to the agenda by 15 May 2019. Ir Wong anticipated that upon confirmation of the agenda among requisitionists, the agenda shall be passed at a Council Meeting according to Article 25 and that it would take approximately 6 weeks from now up to end of June to submit the meeting documents and identify a venue for the meeting. As required by Article 26 of the Constitution, 28 days’ notice has to be given to members for Annual or Special General Meeting, and it is therefore expected that the SGM will be held in late July. 

 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

 

Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825

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