SDEA Annual General Meeting 2023

SDEA will be hosting its 21st Annual General Meeting on 20 September 2023, at 7:30pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend as well as vote on a new committee to lead the organisation from 2023-2025.

Members will also receive updates on SDEA through a presentation of our annual and financial reports which will be made available before the meeting.

Date: 20 September 2023
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: Singapore Book Council, Training Room
Goodman Arts Centre, Block E #03-32

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Meeting Agenda

The confirmed meeting agenda is as follows:

  1. Declaration of Quorum  
  2. Adoption of 20th SDEA Annual General Meeting Minutes 
  3. Welcome Address by President 
  4. Presentation of FY22/23 Annual Report and Financial Report  
  5. Adoption of FY22/23 Annual Report and Financial Report 
  6. Presentation of Proposed Changes to Auditor 
  7. Update on SDEA Activities in 2023/2024 
  8. Election of Committee 2023-2025 
  9. Any Other Business 

Nominations for Committee 2023-2025

The current Committee for the term of 2021-2023 will end their term on 20 September 2023 at the 21st Annual General Meeting, and a new committee will be voted in to lead SDEA and its advocacy and professional development efforts for the next 2 years. This could be you!

We are looking for leaders and advocates to push for the advancement of the profession of the drama/theatre educator, and advocate for the value and practice of drama and theatre in performance, education, and community. This will be a two-year volunteer commitment that will grant you a unique experience in leading an arts intermediary, inspiring change in the ecosystem, and enabling good work to happen.  

Alternatively, if you know someone you would like to represent you in the committee, nominate them (with their consent of course)! 

If you have any enquiries on nominations, drop us an email at, or contact 6345 6997.

Eligible Roles 

Here are the roles that are up for nomination, and their roles as described by the SDEA Constitution

  • President: The President shall chair all General and Committee meetings. They shall also represent SDEA in its dealings with outside persons. 
  • Vice-President: The Vice‑President shall assist the President and deputise for him in his absence. 
  • Secretary: The Secretary shall keep all records, except financial, of SDEA and shall be responsible for their correctness. He will keep minutes of all General and Committee meetings. He shall maintain an up‑to‑date Register of Members at all times. 
  • Treasurer: The Treasurer shall keep all funds and collect and disburse all moneys on behalf of SDEA and shall keep an account of all monetary transactions and shall be responsible for their correctness. 
  • Committee Members: Ordinary Committee Members shall assist in the general administration of SDEA and perform duties assigned by the Committee from time to time. 

For more information, you may refer to the Terms of Reference for Office Bearers here.  

Nomination Process

  1. Download and fill in the form here: pdf, docx

    1. You can either: 

      1. Nominate a member whom you think should be a committee member (with expressed consent). 
      2. Stand for election yourself. 
    2. The nominee will need to get the support of 2 backing SDEA members, as stated on the form. 

  2. Return the completed form to by the deadline for open nominations on 11 September 2023. You may submit nominations after the deadline and your submission may or may not be considered. 

  3. Details of the current nominees will be made available on this page from 8 August 2023 onwards. 

  4. Nominees will be required to give a short 3-minute speech at the AGM prior to voting. 

Current Nominees

Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan
Jasmin Wong

Regina Chua
Deborah Hoon

Regina Chua
Vishnucharan Naidu
Aswani Aswath

Adeeb Fazah

Committee Member
Regina Chua
Joel Tan
Aswani Aswath

The above nominees have submitted a completed and valid nomination form, and will be giving a short speech at the AGM before voting. You may click on each nominee's name to read their nomination forms and backing member's testimonials.

The same name may appear multiple times above. This reflects the nominees acceptance to run for multiple roles in the committee, though they may only be voted in for one. A nominee running for both Vice-President and Committee Member for instance, will go through the vote for Vice-President first. If they are successful, they can no longer be voted in as a committee member.

Members are reminded to consider each nominee individually based on their suitability for the role. This is in accordance to the principles of the Code of Governance for Charities and IPCs (2017, April 2023):

"Ensure the Board is diverse and of an appropriate size, and has a good mix of skills, knowledge, and experience. All Board members should exercise independent judgement and act in the best interest of the charity."