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The OGSS Board of Trustees are appointed with the sole purpose of managing the Congress Trust Fund.

The objectives of the Congress Trust Fund are:
  1. To promote the interests and the improvement of the Science of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Singapore
  2. To encourage research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Singapore by making awards of funds for this purpose
  3. To make provision for the establishment and endowment of scholarships, fellowships, travel grants, exhibitions and prizes for members of the Society in a University or Government Institution in the Republic of Singapore.

The Congress Trust Fund was first set up with monetary donations from various well-wishers all over the world from the 4th Asian Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology held in Singapore in 1969.  The Trust Fund was registered on 13 August 1971. The original Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman : Mr Lean Thye Hin
Secretary and Treasurer : Dr W Rasanayagam
Members : Dr Oon Chiew Seng
Professor S S Ratnam *
* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.)


In 1981, Dr TH Lean resigned and Dr Oon Chiew Seng was appointed as the Chair. The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman : Dr Oon Chiew Seng
Secretary and Treasurer : Professor S S Ratnam
Members : Dr W Rasanayagam
Clin Assoc Professor Charles Ng
Dr PC Wong*
* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 1993.

In 2001, new Trustees were appointed after Dr Oon Chiew Seng, Professor S S Ratnam and Dr W Rasanayagam retired. The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman : Clin Professor Charles Ng
Members : Clin Assoc Professor George SH Yeo
Assoc Prof Dato PC Wong
Dr Seng Kwang Meng
Dr Kelvin Tan Kok Hian *
* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2001

On 25 March 2000, the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore had, at its 28th Annual General Meeting (AGM), resolved to amend clause 13 of the Trust Deed.  This was duly approved by the Comptroller of Income Tax and the Commissioner of Charities on 27 October 2000.

 

So on 8 February 2001, a Deed of Variation was made supplemental to the main Trust Deed whereby clause 13 of the Trust Deed was deleted and the following clause was substituted :-

 

“The following provisions shall apply to the appointment of new trustees and the discharge or retirement of trustees:

 

(a)         there shall be a minimum of three trustees but the number shall not exceed five.

(b)         only members of the Society shall be entitled to be trustees.

(c)          a trustee shall retire on obtaining the age of 65 years.

(d)         a trustee may retire from the trust giving to the Society three (3) months written notice of his intention to do so and such trustee shall continue to hold office as trustee until the appointment of a new trustee or trustees in his place.

(e)         a trustee will cease to hold office in any of the following circumstances:

(i)           on ceasing to be a member of the Society.

(ii)          on being adjudicated a bankrupt.

(iii)        on being found to be mentally incapable of managing the affairs of the trust by the Council of the Society.

(iv)        on being found guilty of misconduct and has been suspended or struck off the medical register in Singapore or elsewhere or on being convicted of a criminal offence implying a defect of character which makes him unfit to be such trustee.

 

In 2004, Prof Charles Ng resigned on reaching 65 years of age (per Deed of Variation dated 8 February 2001) and Dr Seng Kwang Meng was appointed as the Chair. The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman :

Dr Seng Kwang Meng

Members :

Assoc Professor Ho Tew Hong
Assoc Professor George SH Yeo
Assoc Professor Dato PC Wong
Dr Lee Keen Whye *

* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2004.

In 2008, Dr Seng Kwang Meng passed away, Professor Dato PC Wong took over as Chair. The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman :

Professor Dato PC Wong

Members :

Professor Ho Tew Hong
Professor George SH Yeo

Dr Beh Suan Tiong *

* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2008.

In 2012, Professor George SH Yeo stepped down due to his heavy work commitments.  The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman :

Professor Dato PC Wong

Members :

Professor Ho Tew Hong

Professor Kelvin Tan Kok
Assoc Prof Fong Yoke Fai*

* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2012.

In 2015, Professor Ho Tew Hong  resigned on reaching 65 years of age. The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman :

Professor Dato PC Wong

Members :

Professor Kelvin Tan Kok Hian
Assoc Professor Fong Yoke Fai

Dr Beh Suan Tiong
Dr Tony Tan *

* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2015.

In 2017, Professor Dato PC Wong resigned on reaching 65 years of age. The Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman :

Professor Kelvin Tan Kok Hian

Members :

Dr Beh Suan Tiong
Assoc Professor Fong Yoke Fai

Assoc Professor Tan Lay Kok *

* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2017.

In 2019, the Board of Trustees comprised:

Chairman :

Professor Kelvin Tan Kok Hian

Members :

Dr Beh Suan Tiong
Dr Fong Yoke Fai

Assoc Professor Tan Lay Kok

Dr K Devendra *

* The President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) in 2019.


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