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社團法人中華民國野鳥學會組織章程

19951217日第四屆第一次會員(會員代表)大會修正通過

1996113日內政部台(85)內社字第8573180號函核備

1996316日第四屆第二次會員(會員代表)大會修正通過修正條文:第12

1997315日第五屆第一次會員(會員代表)大會修正通過修正條文:第11112

1997418日內政部台(86)內社字第8612396號函核備

2003118日第七屆第一次臨時會員(會員代表)大會修正通過修正條文:第1718

2008419日第十屆第二次會員(會員代表)大會通過修正條文:第67

 

第一章 總

第一條:本會定名為中華民國野鳥學會,簡稱中華野鳥學會或中華鳥會(以下簡稱本會)。

第二條:本會以促進國民對野生鳥類的觀賞、研究與保育為目的,以培養國民高雅之情操與保護自然環境之觀念,並參加國際相關組織活動,以共同維護全世界野鳥族群之繁衍為宗旨。

第三條:本會會址設於中華民國中央政府所在地。

第四條:本會由經政府立案之各地域性鳥類保護團體共同組成,地域性劃分以中華民國政府之省、縣、市及直轄市行政區域為根據。

 

第二章 任

第五條:本會之任務如左:

一、從事野生鳥類之研究、調查及保育事項。

二、舉辦鳥類欣賞及保護之各項推廣活動。

三、接受國內外學術機構及機關團體委託辦理有關野生鳥類之研究及調查。並將該項研究、調查轉交合適的本會地域性鳥類保護團體執行。必要時,得分割該項研究、調查並分別轉交合適的地域性鳥類保護團體執行。

四、建議政府採取保護野生鳥類之措施。

五、協助有關單位辦理保護野生鳥類之教育及宣導活動事項。

六、推動有關野生鳥類保護活動之國際合作及連繫事項。

七、編輯及出版有關野生鳥類之書刊、通訊及文獻事項。

八、安排與國外鳥會及相關團體、學術團體之互訪事項。

九、協助政府制定符合本會立會精神之法律。協助各級主管機關落實符合本會立會精神之政令。

十、積極參加國際相關組織符合本會立會精神之各項活動。

十一、協助或補助本會各地域性鳥類保護團體,以充實其各項實力。

 

第三章 會

第六條:本會會員區分為:

一、團體會員:凡政府立案之各地域性生態保育團體,贊同本會宗旨,申請加入本會,經理事會通過,並繳納會費後,為團體會員。團體會員依第十二條規定選派會員代表,行使團體會員權利。理事會受理入會之審議決議辦法另訂之。

二、榮譽會員:凡對本會有特殊貢獻者或本會為協助推展會務或執行親善外交事務。須有理事總額及監事總額各二分之一以上出席,出席理監事總額三分之二以上決議認可頒予榮譽會員。

三、榮譽團體會員:凡每年定期贊助本會五萬元以上,或以相當之物力贊助本會之團體及公司行號,經常務理監事會認可頒予榮譽團體會員。

第七條:

一、本會會員(會員代表)應享之權利為:

      1.發言權。

      2.提案權及表決權。

      3.選舉權、被選舉權。

      4.罷免權。 

      5.其它應享之權利。

二、凡本會榮譽會員及榮譽團體會員則無以上會員(會員代表)之權利。

第八條:本會團體會員應履行之義務為:

 

一、遵守本會章程及決議案。

二、繳納會費。

三、其它應盡之義務。

第九條:會員(會員代表)有違反法令、章程或不遵守會員(會員代表)大會決議而致危害團體情節重大者,得經會員(會員代表)大會決議予以除名。

 

第四章 會 員(會員代表)大

第十條:本會以會員(會員代表)大會為最高權力機構。

第十一條:本會會員(會員代表)大會分為定期及臨時二種會議,由理事長召集之,並報主管機關備查。

一、定期會議:每年四月召開。

二、臨時會議:由理事會全體理事三分之二以上連署或監事會函請或會員代表五分之一以上之請求,應由理事長在請求後一個月內召開臨時會員(會員代表)大會。

第十二條:會員(會員代表)大會之組成由本會團體會員就其正式會員中選派之。每一團體會員分配代表六人,每滿一百人,增加代表一人。(各團體會員其會員人數以當年三月底以前實際繳費至本會之會員人數為準)。

               各團體會員應於每年三月底以前選派會員代表,列冊函送本會,報請主管機關備查。

 

第十三條:會員(會員代表)不能親自出席會員(會員代表)大會時,得以書面委託其他會員(會員代表)代理,但以代理一人為限。

第十四條:會員(會員代表)大會之決議,除本章程另有規定外,應有代表總額二分之一以上之出席,出席代表較多數之同意行之。但下列事項應有出席代表三分之二之同意:

一、章程之訂定與變更。

二、理事、監事之罷免。

三、會員(會員代表)之除名。

四、財產之處分。

五、團體之解散。

六、與會員權利義務有關之重大事項。

第十五條:會員(會員代表)大會之職權為:

一、選舉本會理事及監事。

二、罷免本會理事及監事。

三、制定並修改章程。

四、審查本會之預算及決算。

五、對理監事會提出質詢。

六、檢討上屆大會之決議案及執行情形。

七、決定本會之工作計劃。

八、討論並決定有關會員權利及義務之事項。

九、檢討本會各地域性野生鳥類保護團體所提之問題或請求,並決議處理方案或協助辦法。

十、議決會費之費率(包括入會費及常年會費)

一、其它重要事項之決議。

 

第五章 組

第十六條:本會會員(會員代表)大會閉會期間,由理事會綜理一切會務。

第十七條:理事會由理事二十九人組織之。本會理事區分為二類:

一、當然理事,由本會團體會員之理事長或其指定代表為之,其接任及卸任隨所屬團體會員之理事長任期而異動。

二、票選理事,由會員代表就會員中選舉之,並依票數選出候補理事五人,其任期二年,爰依本會屆期。

三、若一人兼具上述兩項職務,僅能擇一擔任。

第十八條:

一、理事會置常務理事七人,由理事互選之。並由理事就常務理事中選舉一人為理事長,連選得連任一次為限。

二、理事長對內綜理會務,對外代表本會。理事長因故不能視事時,由理事會就常務理事中票選一人代理,其代理任期至原任任期屆滿為止。

三、理事會休會期間,得由理事長召開常務理事會。

第十九條:本會理事任期二年,連選得連任,為無給職。

第二十條:理事會每六個月至少開會一次,由理事長召集之。如理事長認為必要或經理事會全體理事二分之一以上聯名請求,或監事會之要求,得召開臨時理事會。

第二十一條:理事會召開,須有理事總額過半數之出席,始得舉行之,其決議應有出席理事較多數之同意行之。理事會議由理事長主持,如理事長因故不能出席,由常務理事互推一人主持。

第二十二條:本會理事會之職責如左:

一、通過各地域性野生鳥類保護團體會員入會。

二、召開會員(會員代表)大會並執行其決議。

三、選舉常務理事,理事長。

四、對秘書長之聘任及解聘行使同意權。

五、擬定年度工作計劃及經費預決算。

六、執行監事會移請處理之事項。

七、執行會員(會員代表)大會之決議,並提出報告及建議。

八、其它重要事項之決定。

九、依實際需要調整會費,並提交會員(會員代表)大會追認。

第二十三條:本會得視實際需要由理事會聘請顧問若干人。

第二十四條:本會得設各種委員會,經理事會通過,訂定組織簡則,施行後報主管機關核備。

第二十五條:本會設秘書處,置秘書長一人,專職工作人員若干。秘書長由理事長提名經理事會通過後聘任之,並報主管機關核備。

第二十六條:秘書長秉承理事長之指示,協調工作人員辨理相關會務,並應列席理、監事會及會員(會員代表)大會報告工作概況及備質詢。

第二十七條:監事會由監事七人組織之,監事由會員(會員代表)大會就會員代表中選舉之,並依票數選出候補監事一人。監事會得置常務監事一人,由監事互選產生。

第二十八條:監事任期二年,連選得連任,為無給職。

第二十九條:監事會每六個月至少開會一次,由常務監事召集之。應有監事總額過半數出席始得舉行之。其決議應有出席監事較多數之同意行之。

第三十條:本會監事會之權責為:

一、選舉常務監事。

二、本會會務之監督。

三、審核年度預決算。

四、監察本會財務及財產。

五、處理有關紀律問題。

六、向本會理事及職員執行任務提供改善意見。

七、向會員(會員代表)大會提出報告。

第三十一條:本會理、監事如有左列各款之一者應即解任,其缺額由候補理事、候補監事分別依次遞補:

一、喪失會員(會員代表)資格者。

二、因故辭職經理事會或監事會決議通過者。

三、被罷免或撤免者。

四、受停權處分期間逾任期二分之一者。

第三十二條:本會理事會、監事會認為必要時,得召開理監事聯席會議或臨時會議,由理事長召集並主持之,理事長因故缺席時,由常務理事主持。

第三十三條:本會理事、監事不得兼任本會專職工作人員。

 

第六章 經

第三十四條:本會經費依左列各款充之:

一、會費:繳納標準授權理事會訂定之。

                  1.入會費。

                  2.常年會費。

二、基金孳息。

三、會員捐款。

四、委託收益。

五、其它收入。

第三十五條:本會會計年度,以每年一月一日起至同年十二月卅一日止。

第三十六條:本會每年於年度開始前二個月,由理事會編製年度工作計畫、收支預算表、員工待遇表,提會員(會員代表)大會通過(大會因故未能如期召開時,先提理監事聯席會議通過),於年度開始前報主管機關核備。於年度終了二個月內,由理事會編造年度工作報告、收支決算表、現金出納表、資產負債表、財產目錄及基金收支表,送監事會審核後,造具審核意見書送還理事會及會員(會員代表)大會通過,於三月底前報主管機關核備(大會未能如期召開時,先報主管機關核備)。

第三十七條:本會會所,除購置時初次房屋貸款外,不得設定抵押權或其它權利。除為增加購置固定資產或購置更適當之會所,並依照本會章程第十四條決議之程序外,不得出售。

第三十八條:本會解散後,剩餘財產或歸屬所在地之地方自治團體或主管機關指定之機關團體所有。

 

第七章 會

第三十九條:本會會徽經公開徵求,經會員(會員代表)大會票選之。

第四十條:本會會徽限本會團體會員、專職人員及當任理、監事於執行公務時方得使用。但其使用應經本會同意。

第四十一條:本會會徽具有商標註冊,凡是標明有本會會徽之紀念品及用品均應由本會統一精製。如未經本會理事會之同意,不得任意翻製。

 

第八章 章

第四十二條:章程施行細則由理事會訂定之。

第四十三條:本會辦理法人登記後,本章程之修改,應依下列程序之一為之。

一、由會員代表總額五分之一以上之提議,會員代表二分之一以上出席及出席代表四分之三以上之同意。

二、由全體理事四分之三以上之通過,向會員(會員代表)大會提請修改,經會員代表二分之一出席及出席代表四分之三以上之同意。

三、全體會員代表三分之二以上之書面同意。

第四十四條:本章程經會員(會員代表)大會通過,報請主管機關核備後公布實施,修正時亦同。




 

Constitution of the Chinese Wild Bird Federation

Amended by the First Congress of the fourth General Assembly 17 Dec, 1995

Accepted by Ministry of the Interior, document number 8,573,18o 13 Jan, 1996

Article 12 amended by the Second Congress of the fourth General Assembly 16 March 1996

Articles 1, 11, and 12 amended by the First Congress of the Fifth General Assembly 15 March, 1997 

Accepted by Ministry of the Interior, document number 8,612,396 18 April, 1997

Articles 17 and 18 amended by the First Assembly ad Interim of the Seventh General Assembly 18 Jan, 2003.

Articles 6 and 7 amended by the Second Congress of the Tenth General Assembly 19 April, 2008.

 

 

Chapter I: General Principles

 

Article I: The organization shall be officially known as the Chinese Wild Bird Federation of the Republic of China; more simply referred to as the Chinese Wild Bird Federation (hereafter referred to as the Federation).

 

Article II: The Federation aims to promote appreciation of the beauty of wild birds as well as ornithological research and conservation nationally and to improve national sentiment on the importance of protection of the natural environment. It also seeks to participate in activities and projects supported by international organizations which jointly maintain breeding populations of wild birds worldwide.

 

Article III: The Federation shall have its offices in the city where the central government of the Republic of China on Taiwan is located.

 

Article IV: The Federation is to be jointly composed of bird or ecology-related conservation groups which are registered nationally at the province-level, county-level, city-level and/or municipality-level.

 

 

Chapter II: Roles and Responsibilities

 

Article V: The Federation is tasked with the following:

 

        1. Engage in the research, surveying, and conservation of wild bird species and their ecosystems.

        2. Organize interesting and informative activities with the goal of promoting bird conservation.

        3. Work with international academic institutions and government agencies as well as other organizations entrusted with wild bird research. The studies and surveys done will then be forwarded to the applicable bird conservation groups to use in the planning of their projects. Also, when applicable, pertinent parts of said studies or surveys will be forwarded to the appropriate regional or international bird conservation groups for use in their project and/or program planning.

4. Make recommendations to the government on measures that can be taken to protect wild birds and their ecosystems.

        5. Assist other organizations or individuals working on education and outreach activities related to the conservation of wild birds and their ecosystems.

        6. Promote international cooperation as it relates to the protection of wild birds and their ecosystems.

        7. Draft, edit, and publish literature, articles, and other documents related to the conservation of wild birds and their ecosystems.

        8. Coordinate visits by international bird conservation and related organizations and members of the international academic community to discuss issues related to conservation.

        9. Assist the government to develop policies in line with the spirit of the law; assist the relevant authorities at all levels to create policies that are in line with legislative rules.

        10. Actively take part in international organizations and related events which relate directly to the Federation.

        11. Assist or subsidize member associations in order to improve organizational strength.

 

       

Chapter III: Membership

 

Article VI: Forms of Membership

 

        1. Regular Membership: Any organization which has a focus on environmental conservation and is recognized by the central government can apply to become a member association (heretofore to be known as Member) of the Federation. The applicant organization must agree with the principles held by the Federation and once an application for membership has been submitted, the Board of Directors must vote on the applicant. If accepted, the applicant organization must then pay an entry fee. Once paid, in accordance with Article XII of the Charter, the new member association may then vote to select a representative who will represent it in handling Federation affairs. A Federation bylaw based on the Board of Directors’ review and voting procedures shall be stipulated at a later date.

 

        2. Honorary Membership: This title is awarded to individuals who have made a special contribution to the Federation, helped to promote its development, or aided it in promoting better relations with related groups internationally. To vote on the admittance of an honorary member, over half of the General Assembly must be in attendance. Of this number, 2/3 of those in attendance must approve the candidate for them to be declared an honorary member.

 

        3. Honorary Group Membership: This title is given to groups who, on a yearly basis, donate at least NT$50,000 per year to the Federation, or provide an equivalent amount in the form or materials required by the Federation to fulfill its mission. Approval by the Executive Board of Directors is all that’s required for the group to receive this title.

 

Article VII:

 

1. Members (Member Representatives) will hold the following rights:

                A. The right to talk.

                B. The right to propose items and vote.

                C. The right to elect candidates and to be elected.

                D. The right to recall elected officials.

                E. Other rights.

        2. Honorary members and honorary group members are not entitled to the rights of Members stated above.

 

Article VIII: Member Obligations

        1. Abide by the constitution and its resolutions.

        2. Pay membership fees to the Federation.

        3. Other obligations.

 

Article IX: Should a Member (Member Representative) violate the Federation constitution, the resolutions passed, national laws, or do not comply with the decisions made by the General Assembly, the Member (Member representative) can be removed from the Federation by resolution of the General Assembly.

 

Chapter IV: The General Assembly

 

Article X: The Federation’s General Assembly, comprised of Members (Member Representatives) has the highest authority in the organization. 

 

Article XI: The General Assembly will be convened by the president and the minutes will be recorded in order to report them back to relevant authorities and agencies for reference.

 

1. The General Assembly is convened every April.

2. An Assembly ad Interim can be convened if more than two-thirds of all members of the Board of Directors or the Supervisory Board or one-fifth of Members (Member Representatives) call for one. It must be held within one month of the General Assembly and convened by the president.

 

Article XII: The composition of delegates to the General Assembly aims to best represent the full membership of individual member associations. Each member association should send six delegates on its behalf, yet if the organization has over one hundred members, for each one hundred they can increase their delegate number by one. (All Members must appoint their delegates before the end of March so that the list of Member Representatives can be sent to the government for review).

 

Article XIII: Should a Member Representative not be able to attend the General Assembly, a document in writing must be submitted appointing another attending member of the delegation to fulfill the role, but each attending representative is limited to one alternative representative.

 

Article XIV: To convene the General Assembly, unless otherwise provided for in this Constitution, delegates must collectively number over half of those selected by the member associations to take part. However, to pass resolutions related to the following, agreement from two-thirds of the delegates is required:

 

        1. Changes to the constitution.

        2. The recall of a director or supervisor.

        3. Delisting a Member (Member Representative)

        4. The disposition of property.

        5. Dissolving the organization.

        6. Member rights and obligations.

 

Article XV: Powers and responsibilities of Members (Member Representatives) at the General Assembly:

 

        1. The election of directors and supervisors.

2. The recall of directors and supervisors.

3. The development of and voting for constitutional amendments.

4. Budgetary review and auditing.

5. Question items discussed during the meetings held by the Board of Directors and the Board of Supervisors.

6. The review and implementation of the resolutions passed at the last General Assembly.

7. Make decisions on project plans for the Federation.

8. Discuss and decide on matters related to the rights and obligations of Members.

9. Craft responses to queries posed to the Federation by local bird and ecology-related groups; determine means to resolve issues related to the coordination and execution of conservation plans.

10. Decide on membership fees (including entrance fees and annual dues).

11. Resolve other important matters.

 

Chapter V: Organizational Structure and Staff

 

Article XVI: When the yearly General Assembly is not in session, the Board of Directors will be in charges of Federation affairs.

 

Article XVII: The Federation’s Board of Directors is comprised of twenty-nine individuals and divided into two categories:

 

        1. Representative Directors—these directors are the presidents or appointed representative of member associations. These directors hold terms dictated by election laws created by the individual member associations.

 

2. Elected directors—these directors are selected from amongst the representatives. An additional five alternative directors are also selected in case those initially selected cannot fulfill the required duties. They serve for a period of two years.

3. One individual cannot hold both of the positions listed above.

 

Article XVIII:

 

1. The Board of Directors will hold a vote and choose seven members to serve on the Board of Executive Directors and later choose the Federation’s president from amongst the Executive Directors. The president serves a term of two years and may only be re-elected once.

2. The president of the Federation has charge over the internal and external affairs of the Federation. Should the president be unable to finish their term, one of the members of the Board of Executive Directors will be selected to finish out the term for them.

3. When there is no Board of Directors meeting planned but a serious issue arises, the president can call a meeting of the Board of Executive Directors.

 

Article XIX: Members of the Board of Directors serve for a term of two years and can be re-elected, but receive no pay for their services.

 

Article XX: The full Board of Directors must meet at least once every six months, and their meeting must be convened by the president. A meeting can also be called by the president or if more than half of the Board of Directors feel one is needed or at the request of the Board of Supervisors.

 

Article XXI: For a Board of Directors meeting to be convened, over half of the members must be in attendance. Resolutions can be passed via majority vote. Also, should the president be unable to preside over the proceedings, a member of the Executive Board of Directors may take their place. 

 

Article XXII: The powers and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are as follows:

 

        1. Review applications for new members.

2. Convene the General Assembly and implement approved resolutions.

        3. Elect Executive Directors and the president.

4. Approve the appointment of the Federation’s Secretary-General; consent to their dismissal.

5. Prepare the Federation’s annual work plan, budget, and final account numbers.

6. Implement the suggestions provided by the Federation’s Board of Supervisors.

7. Execute resolutions passed and implement suggestions made during the General Assembly.

8. Decide other important matters.

9. Investigate the membership fee and adjust it as suggested by Members (Member Representatives) at the General Assembly.

 

Article XXIII: The Federation may, based on the recommendation of the Board of Directors, hire advisors to council the Federation on certain issues.

 

Article XXIV: The Board of Directors can also approve the establishment of committees in order to investigate certain issues for the Federation. The Federation bylaw for committees shall be stipulated and submitted to relevant government agencies for approval.

 

Article XXV: The Federation shall establish a Secretariat and appoint a Secretary-General and a certain number of professional staff members. The Secretary-General must be nominated by the president and approved by the Board of Directors. The plans and actions being undertaken by those under the direction of the Secretary-General are to be recorded and presented to relevant organizations and agencies.

 

Article XXVI: The Secretary-General is to be under the direct guidance of the president, and coordinate staff to accomplish specified plans and projects. They should also attend meetings held by the Board of Directors, the Board of Supervisors, and the General Assembly, preparing reports to discuss progress as well as recent developments within the Secretariat.

 

Article XXVII: The Federation’s Board of Supervisors is comprised of seven members who are elected from the Members (Member Representatives) taking part in the General Assembly. An additional alternative supervisor will also be selected. The seven individuals on the Board of Supervisors will then select one person to serve as Executive Supervisor.

 

Article XXVIII: Supervisors serve for a period of two years and can be re-elected but receive no pay for their services.

 

Article XXIX: The Board of Supervisors must hold a meeting once every six months and it must be convened by the Executive Supervisor. To hold a meeting, over half of the supervisors must be in attendance. To pass a resolution, it must receive a  majority vote.

 

Article XXX: The powers and responsibilities of the Board of Supervisors are as follows:

 

1. Election of the Executive Supervisor.

2. Supervision and inspection of Federation affairs.

3. Review of the Federation’s annual budget and final accounts.

4. Monitoring of Federation finances and property.

5. Handling of disciplinary issues.

6. Providing suggestions to the president and Federation staff members on how to improve effectiveness and quality.

7. Report findings to the General Assembly.

 

Article XXXI: Those serving as directors or supervisors will be dismissed from their posts and those selected as alternatives will be called upon to take their place in case of one of the following scenarios:

 

        1. Forfeiture of position.

        2. The individual’s dismissal is approved by a resolution passed by the Board of Directors or the Board of Supervisors.

        3. The individual is recalled or dismissed.

        4. If the individual receives a sentence of punishment which will last over half of their tenure.

 

Article XXXII: In the event of an extraordinary circumstance, the Board of Directors and the Board of Supervisors can call a joint meeting which must then be convened by the president. However, should the president be unable to convene the meeting, the responsibility will fall to one of the Executive Directors.

 

Article XXXIII: Neither members of the Board of Directors nor members of the Supervisory Board are allowed to work as staff members for the Federation.

 

Chapter VI: Membership Fees

 

Article XXXIV: Federation funding is comprised of the following:

 

1. Membership fees: These amounts are standard and approved by the Board of Directors:

                   A. Admission fee.

                   B. Annual dues.

        2. Fund Yields

        3. Member donations

        4. Commissions for projects

        5. Other income

 

Article XXXV: The Federation’s fiscal year begins on January 1 and finishes on December 31 of the same year.

 

Article XXXVI: Two months before the start of a new fiscal year, the Federation must begin work on the Board of Directors work plan and budget estimates and employee salary table. It must be approved by the General Assembly (Should the General Assembly not meet to approve it before the deadline, it can be first approved during a joint meeting of the Board of Directors and the Board of Supervisors) so that in the beginning of the year it can be reported to government agencies and authorities. Within the last two months of the year, the Board of Directors must also create its annual report detailing its projects, income and expenditures balance sheet, cash-register statement, balance sheet, property catalogs and fund balance sheet. This information must be provided to the Board of Supervisors for inspection. The Supervisors will then check the documents and prepare a response with suggestions and opinions that will then be presented to the Board of Directors and the General Assembly as well as being sent to government authorities and agencies for approval before the end of March (should the General Assembly fail to convene as scheduled, it should be sent to government authorities first to fulfill the law).

 

Article XXXVII: The Federation headquarters cannot be sold or mortgaged or used in a manner by which to raise funds for the Federation.

 

Article XXXVIII: Should the Federation be dissolved, the relevant government agencies will be informed and the Federation’s property will fall under the control of either government agencies or a government-appointed organization.

 

Chapter VII: The Federation Insignia

 

Article XXXIX: the Federation’s insignia was decided upon after public consultation and a vote by the General Assembly.

 

Article XL: The Federation’s insignia should only be worn by Federation members, full-time staff, supervisors, and those executing projects on behalf of the Federation.  All other uses should first be approved by the Federation.

 

Article XLI: The Federation’s insignia has been trademarked and registered and has been permitted to be placed on items and products sold by the Federation. Without the permission of the Board of Directors, no others are allowed to use the Federation insignia without facing a penalty.

 

Chapter VIII: Implementation and Changes to the Constitution

 

Article XLII: Constitutional Rules are strictly enforced by the Board of Directors.

 

Article XLIII: As it is legally registered, amendments to the constitution must come in the form of one of the following:

 

        1. The proposal must come from one-fifth of the Member Representatives when at least half the Member Representatives are in attendance and over three-fourths of Member Representatives must approve it.

        2. Should three-fourths of the Board of Directors agree upon an amendment, yet during the General Assembly the delegates feel that alteration is necessary, half of all the delegates must be present and three-fourths must agree on the change.

        3. If two-thirds of the entire membership agree to the change in writing.

 

Article XLIV: Since the original constitution was adopted by the General Assembly and then submitted to government authorities and agencies for promulgation and implementation, any changes to it must also go through the same process.