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All Malaysians and former Malaysians and their offsprings are eligible to apply for membership of the Association of Malaysians in WA. Until a change in the Association Constitution expected in 2019, a $50 fee applies for Life Membership for a Family. It is expected that the new Constitution will introduce an annual membership fee but previous life members will remain life members.
AMWA relies on its members to contribute by joining the Executive Committee, assisting in events and services rendered to the community. Serving in the committee is rewarding and can be a good learning experience for many. AMWA is very keen for younger members to actively participate in the committee and sub-commitees.
Going forward in 2019, tangible membership benefits are being considered for the use of members. Besides business networking events, AMWA wants to provide special members only services. AMWA is always open to suggestion from its members on the sort of services they would like AMWA to provide.
The main benefit of membership often remarked by members is AMWA providing a forum for Malaysians and former-Malaysians to mingle and celebrate the rich Malaysian heritage. Very often, AMWA events are one of the few places where a large group of Malaysians come together. Many a new friendship has been made at these events. AMWA is also keen for the young children of its members to maintain a knowledge of Malaysian heritage. It holds family friendly events to support this aim.
Members are always entitled to discounts for AMWA events and given priority for limited capacity events. The Association also liaises closely with the Consul General of Malaysia in Perth to raise matters of interest impacting members. Despite the need to remain apolitical, AMWA maintains a working relationship with the Consul General of Malaysia in Perth. Members are welcome to contact AMWA to raise any matters impacting the community in WA.
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AMWA is an Australian based organisation and it will support the successful integration of Malaysians into the Australian community. AMWA support cultural and commemoration events held in WA. AMWA is the primary sponsor of the Merdeka commemoration in Perth where members and others in the community can come together to remember the sacrifices of those that fought for freedom in Malaysia.
The Executive Committee of AMWA kindly request all Malaysians and former Malaysians to apply for membership and together join in making our lives in Western Australia more enriching.