Monday, July 25, 2011
Careplus First AGM
Today we awake extra early at 6am, bathed, dressed in our best, had coffee, then drove over at 7am to pick up our daughter, son-in-law and their children for the drive to Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, venue of Careplus Group first Annual General Meeting. An Extraordinary General Meeting will follow to obtain shareholders consent to 3 important resolutions proposed by the directors. This is a momentous day since the company was publicly listed in December last year. Many new developments and changes have taken place and will continue to take place as we evolve rapidly. I'm going to change and have my drink. It will be an interesting and busy day which I shall be updating here later.
The drive to Tropicana took almost 2 hours due to Monday morning jams after the Damansara Toll but we arrived in good time before the meetings start at 10am. Put up the corporate logo on the backdrop, took some pictures and signed in at the registration desk. I felt proud today as a very significant event. A few shareholders have arrived earlier than us and I greeted them. We had arranged for refreshments to be served at 9.45am for shareholders so they won't be hungry. All in we had about 38 attendance which was decent and within our projected turnout of 50.
At 10am sharp I called the meeting to order and disposed off all the resolutions and queries by 11.30am. Three shareholders were quite vocal in asking questions and commenting why we did no provide door gifts, even insisting we mail them to their houses! One asked if we can consider serving wine like some other companies do, even at the directors own expenses. We've expected such comments and I was relieved that I did not face a barrage of embarrassing questions. All in all, a wonderful first AGM to remember by.
Tropicana is troublesome to access from the south although the facilities are good. Maybe next year we will consider a different venue.