MEMBERSHIP

As a non-profit organisation, MERCY Malaysia upholds good governance in ensuring transparency and accountability. As a registered society, we are governed by the Societies Act and the Constitution of MERCY Malaysia.

In compliance with the Societies Act (1966), we are required to prepare financial statements to be made public and tabled at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Our AGM is held on the final Saturday of June every year, where all members are invited to attend to examine the financial statement, vote on matters arising, and to vote for or stand as a candidate for the Executive Council.

We welcome members who share our vision and commitment, regardless of race, religion or background. As a member, you are able to get involved in the governance of MERCY Malaysia.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

For more information on Volunteering and Membership not covered in the FAQ or the constitution, please drop an email at volunteer@mercy.org.my.

What is expected of MERCY Malaysia members?

Members are expected to subscribe to our mission and objectives, exercise membership privileges in a responsible manner, and most importantly – be sincere.

In reciprocation, we commit to provide members with access to our financial statements, decision-making during AGM and relevant updates on governance of MERCY Malaysia through our Annual Report.

In accordance to the Societies Act (1966), we will prepare financial statements to be made public and tabled at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on the final Saturday in June of every year. Members are invited to attend to examine the financial statement, vote on matters arising, or stand as a candidate of the Executive Council.

Am I eligible for membership with MERCY Malaysia?

Yes, as long as you are a Malaysian citizen aged eighteen (18) years and above, and subscribe to the objectives of MERCY Malaysia as a society. Any persons irrespective of race, religion or gender will be considered.

What is the difference between being a member and a volunteer?

As a member, you can attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and any Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) (where necessary), vote on issues raised during meetings, and stand for elections for Executive Council (EXCO) positions. Volunteers do not enjoy these privileges.

How do I apply as a member of MERCY Malaysia?

To become a member, please:

  • Fill the application form
  • Submit application to info@mercy.org.my or mail to our office address.
  • The application needs to be proposed and seconded by an existing member of the society in writing.

Are there different categories of Memberships?

There are 3 types of Memberships. The main difference between them is the mode of payment which entitles the member to exercise voting privileges within a given year.

Ordinary Member: Needs to ensure the membership fee is cleared before 1 March every year in order to have voting rights in the AGM within the same year.

Life Member: Has perpetual voting privileges once the initial one-off payment is cleared.

Honorary Member: Elected by the Executive Council for directly or indirectly contributing to MERCY Malaysia’s objectives. Has no voting rights in the society.

How do I know if my membership application is approved?

All applications received will be evaluated by the Executive Council. The Council reserves the right to accept or reject any membership application, or to request an interview with the applicant before deciding. The results will be communicated to you in writing.

How much are the membership fees?

Entrance Fee: RM50 (Ordinary and Life Membership)
Subscription Fee: RM60 per annum (Ordinary Membership, due before 1 March every year)
Life Membership: RM500 (one-off)
For further information, please contact us at info@mercy.org.my.