This year’s Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, 12 September. It marked the first time the AGM was held at DPA’s new premises at Jurong Point Shopping Centre. A total of 27 members were in attendance, more than enough for quorum to be achieved. Members enjoyed a pre-AGM buffet dinner and mingling session at 6.15pm.
At 7pm, the AGM proper started. The members then went through the minutes of the 2012 AGM and had it approved. Then DPA President, Mr Nicholas Aw, and the other office bearers briefed the members on the key events, finances and initiatives of the past year, as well as on the association’s future plans.
Finally, members were given a preview of the upcoming public awareness campaign ads, which received a warm reception. There were suggestions on providing different languages for the ads (besides English and Mandarin) as well as showcasing other disability groups besides wheelchair users for future campaigns.