As the sun sets on another year, the Entomological Society of Malaysia (ENTOMA) gears up for a momentous occasion – the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2023. This gathering, a cornerstone of the society's activities, will take place at MARDI, Serdang, on January 29, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. What makes this year's AGM particularly special is its hybrid nature, seamlessly blending physical attendance with a virtual platform, ensuring widespread participation.

Hybrid Meeting Experience: Embracing the new normal, ENTOMA recognizes the importance of accessibility and inclusivity. This hybrid approach allows members from various corners of the entomological community to come together, whether physically at MARDI or virtually through online platforms. This dual setting amplifies the reach of the AGM, fostering collaboration and engagement.

Agenda Highlights: The AGM's agenda promises a rich array of discussions and decisions that will shape the society's trajectory. The schedule includes:

  1. Welcoming Address by the President:

    • President [President's Name] will set the tone for the meeting, providing insights into the society's achievements and aspirations.

  2. Endorsement of AGM Minutes 2022/2023:

    • Reflecting on the past, members will endorse the minutes of the previous AGM, acknowledging the milestones achieved.

  3. Matters Arising from AGM Minutes:

    • An opportunity to address any issues or queries arising from the minutes, fostering transparency and open communication.

  4. Adoption of Annual Report 2023:

    • Members will adopt the comprehensive Annual Report, encapsulating the society's endeavors, initiatives, and impact throughout the year.

  5. Matters Arising from Annual Report:

    • Delving into specific aspects of the Annual Report, attendees can engage in discussions and seek clarifications.

  6. Adoption of Financial Report 2023:

    • Ensuring financial accountability, members will endorse the Financial Report, a crucial document reflecting the society's fiscal health.

  7. Other Matters:

    • An open forum to address any additional topics or concerns brought forth by the members.

  8. Adjournment:

    • The AGM will conclude with the formal adjournment, marking the end of this significant annual gathering

The ENTOMA AGM 2023 is not merely a meeting; it's a convergence of minds, a platform for reflection, and a catalyst for future endeavors. Members, whether physically present or joining virtually, are encouraged to actively participate, share their insights, and contribute to the collective growth of the entomological community in Malaysia.

As we step into 2024, let the ENTOMA AGM be a beacon guiding us towards a future enriched by shared knowledge, strengthened bonds, and a renewed commitment to the fascinating world of entomology.

Mark your calendars, and let's make the ENTOMA AGM 2023 a resounding success, setting the stage for a year filled with collaboration, discovery, and advancement in the field of entomology!