This Society shall be known as the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore. The abbreviated name of the Institute shall be IPRS.
Its place of business shall be at 43A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058677 or at such place as the Institute shall decide from time to time subject to the approval of the Registrar of Societies. The Institute shall carry out its activities only in places and premises, which have the prior written approval from the relevant authorities, where necessary.
The Institute shall have a logo subject to the approval of the Registrar of Societies.
The objectives of the Institute are:
The membership of the Institute shall consist of the following classes: Honorary Member, Fellow Member, Accredited Member, Full Member, Associate Member, Affiliate Member, Student Member, Corporate Member, Overseas Member and Retired Member.
Membership cards shall be issued to all categories of members. They shall remain the property of the Institute and must be returned to the Honorary Secretary immediately upon cessation of membership unless the Council grants permission for such cards to be retained under exceptional circumstances.
Any member who resigns from the Institute must do so in writing, addressed to the Honorary Secretary. The resignee must pay up all dues and return any property belonging to the Institute.
If a member falls into arrears with his subscription or other dues he shall be informed by the Honorary Treasurer. If he fails to settle his arrears within three months of their becoming due he shall cease to be a member.
If any member of the Institute refuses to comply with the standards laid down in the Code of Ethics, the Council is empowered to: Caution or reprimand such a member, or/and, Suspend such a member from the privileges of membership for any period not exceeding six months.
The Council is empowered to expel any member who violates the IPRS Constitution and the Code of Ethics or who has been charged in a Criminal Court of Law and found guilty. Before such a member is expelled, the Honorary Secretary shall inform him of the violations and give the member a minimum of seven days’ written notice to attend a meeting of the Council and give an explanation. If after the hearing, two-thirds of the members of the Council present vote for the expulsion, then he/she will thereupon cease to be a member of the Institute. If such a member refuses to attend the meeting in answer to the notice calling him/her to do so, the Council may nevertheless proceed in the member’s absence to discuss the expulsion matter.
Full Member – S$150
Associate Member – S$100
Affiliate Member – S$100
Corporate Member – S$300
Full Member – S$100
Associate Member – S$80
Affiliate Member – S$80
Corporate Member – S$700
A Vice President
An Honorary Secretary
An Honorary Treasurer
Council Members, numbering a minimum of five and a maximum of seven
No amendments, alterations, additions or deletions to these rules shall be made except at a general meeting by two-third majority vote by members present at the AGM or EGM as the case may be and proxies duly appointed in writing by members, and they shall not come into force without prior sanction of the Registrar of Societies.
In the event of any question on matter arising out of any point which is not expressly provided for in the rules, the Council shall have power to use their own discretion.
Note: The revised changes to the Constitution as proposed during the 40th AGM on 30 March 2010 were approved by the Registrar of Societies (ROSES) on 10 May 2010.