Dear SASS Members & Friends of SASS,
On behalf of SASS & the Council, I wish all of you a happy, healthy & successful year in 2017.
2017 marks the beginning of a new 2 year term for the SASS Council. I thank all members for attending the AGM that was held on 5th January 2017 at the Singapore Island Country Club. The attendance at the AGM is by far the largest on record. Those who attended also witnessed the launch of the SASS Academy and had the chance to dialogue with Mr. Yeo Guat Kwang, Assistant Director General of NTUC.
Despite the last two years being extremely challenging for the marine & offshore industry, SASS has continued its mission to create value for its members and its vision of being the voice of the marine & offshore industry. The Project 100 initiated at the 2016 AGM to drive membership numbers to 100 from then under 50 has gained much traction. As of AGM 2017, membership stood at a commendable 83, although short of the 100 mark. The SASS Council will continue to work at increasing the membership number and target to have at least 150 members by the 2019 AGM. The Council is also actively recruiting Honorary Members and is targeting to have 25 Honorary Members by the 2018 AGM. Meetings with MPA, Customs, SPRING Singapore and other related industry partners are also ongoing to address the challenges the industry is facing and how solutions or assistance can be provided to qualifying members.
Leadership renewal must now rank high on the SASS agenda. I would like to encourage members with the passion and desire to contribute to the industry to step forward. Eligible and capable members can be co-opted into the current council and subsequently stand for election to hold office. SASS needs capable and committed leaders to continue this journey of excellence.
Last but not least, I want to again thank all SASS Members, Council Members and Industry Partners for their support and guidance the last years. My council colleagues & I are committed to raising SASS to the next level of excellence.
Looking forward to meeting all of you at the next SASS event.
Singapore Association of Ship Suppliers & Services