We are a registered charity and governed by constitution approved by MOH.
To ensure good governance and management, a Board of Directors were elected to act in the best interest of RDSS and they are actively involved in the management and decision making process, and jointly make decisions as a Board on policy matters.
The board members of Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) comprise entirely of volunteers. They do not receive payment for their services to the Society.
RDSS governing board members
- Exercise strict control over financial matters of the charity in order to:
Ensure the charity remains solvent;
Ensure charitable funds and assets are used reasonably, and only for the furtherance of the charity’s objects; and
Avoid undertaking activities that will place charity funds, assets and reputation at undue risks;
Ensure that the charity complies with the Charities Act and Regulations, and with the requirements of the Office of the Commissioner of Charities or Sector Administrators
Stay true to the charitable purposes and objects, and abide by the rules set out in the charity’s governing instrument;
Ensure proper management of the charity such that it is not opened to abuse and avoid conflict of interests.
Day-to-day operations are managed by a team of volunteers who are appointed to be the Office bearers and they meet regularly and manage the daily running of the Society. These volunteers are devoted to create a empathetic society for individuals and their families, living with rare diseases.