Sunday, May 27, 2012

MNS Miri Branch Annual General Meeting 2012

It is the time of year again to exercise your right to elect your branch committee. Please do block this date in your diaries. 
MNS Miri Branch Annual General Meeting 2012 
DATE     : 7th July 2012 (Saturday)
TIME      : 2.00 – 4.00 pm (tea will be served)
VENUE  : Lambir National Park
-          AGM ( 2 – 4 pm)
-          Night walk at Lambir National Park (6 – 8 pm)
Branch committee members are important for the success of the branch. In the past, many of the activities organized by MNS Miri have been driven by passionate and energetic individuals who are personally interested on a particular field. Thanks to these individuals, we’ve enjoyed a variety of activities such as birding, trekking, Reefcheck, conducting firefly surveys and promoting nature awareness through outreach programs with local schools. It is important that we build upon or expand the good work done over the years and sustain MNS Miri’s presence in Miri. It is up to us to make this happen.
The following are positions up for elections:
Branch Chairperson
1.      Responsible to Council and undertakes responsibilities determined by Council and branch members
2.      Responsible for Branch supervision and operations
3.      Upholds and represents MNS Society at the branch level
4.      Leads the Branch committee in developing annual strategy and programmes
5.      Chairs the Branch committee meetings and the Branch AGM

Branch Vice Chairperson
1.       Upholds and represents MNS at the branch level in the absence of Branch Chairperson
2.       Assists in developing annual strategy and programmes
3.       Leads the Branch and its committee in its activities / operations, as deemed necessary, in the absence of the Branch Chair

Branch Honorary Secretary
1.       Responsible for all Branch records and correspondence
2.       Custodian of MNS Rules and Regulations and other official branch documents
3.       Submits annual returns to MNS Secretariat
4.       Records and reads minutes of branch meetings and Branch AGM

Branch Honorary Treasurer
1.      Responsible for development and execution of financial policies, procedures, audits and controls at branch level
2.       Receives and disburses funds in payment of all obligations
3.       Develops and recommends annual budget to Branch committee

Ordinary Committee Members
(At least one and not more than 6 members can be elected.)
1.      Specific role to assist Branch committee including areas of membership, public relations, succession planning, developing conservation and environmental education programmes and initiation of new project initiatives

Only valid members with paid-up memberships up to 31st July 2012 are eligible to attend, stand for election and vote at the AGM.
Please respond to by 25th June 2012 on the following:
  • Your attendance for AGM
  • Are you planning to join the night walk?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bukit Pantu Trek

We're heading to Lambir National Park before the holidays. 

Date: 26 May 2012
Time: 0700 hrs (at Taman Awam) - 1300 hrs

You'll need, proper shoes, small face towel, water & insect repellant.  

For queries and to register please e-mail

p.s: Gayu Guru, Gerai Nyamai to all MNS Miri members who celebrate Hari Gawai !

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Let's Cycle

Some of us at MNS are planning to take our cycles out for a spin and we would love for you to join us. Below are a few details of the event:

Date: Saturday, 19th May 2012
Route: Road side (just before the ASEAN bridge)-Kuala Baram Sungai Tujuh road-jetty and back
Distance: 24 km approx.
Start time: 7.00 am The must haves: a cycle (of course:)) and a helmet.

So slap on some sunscreen and be at the car park at 6:50 am on the 19th of May. For queries and to register, please contact