Amendments approved by General Assembly on 04/03/2004
Registration No.: T-MOE-DSA-13956 on 28 March 1980
Amendments approved by General Assembly on 11/03/2012
Registration No.: T-MOE-DSA-1010141497 on 26 March 2012
Amendments approved by General Assembly on 24 March 2012
|Article I||General Provisions|
|Section 1.||The official name of the Society shall be The Endocrine Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Section 2.||The objectives of The Endocrine Society of the Republic of China, herein after referred to as the Society, exists 1) to promote endocrine related patho-physiology research amongst the public and private medical institutions and applications of Endocrinology and allied specialties, 2) to facilitate and encourage active exchanges with International Societies of Endocrinology and Metabolism and other foreign societies, and 3) to promote the health and wellbeing of communities it serves in Taiwan.|
|Section 3||The Society shall have its operating premises furnished in the city where the Central Government of the Republic of China is located.|
|Section 4.||The Society shall dedicate itself to the missions as follows:
To pursue advances in the research and applications of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and allied specialties
To organize and conduct regular and irregular scientific presentations and symposiums related to Endocrinology and Metabolism and allied specialties;
To edit scientific manuscripts or publish magazines or periodicals related to Endocrinology and Metabolism, and allied specialties;
To coordinate with public and private medical and research institutions to strengthen the development of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and allied specialties; To facilitate international scientific exchange related to Endocrinology and Metabolism, and allied specialties and the promotion of health and wellbeing of communities it serves in Taiwan.
|Section 5.||Membership of the Society shall be classified into the following three categories: Individual Membership, Sponsoring Membership, and Honorary Membership.
|Section 6.||Members’ Rights and Responsibilities
|Section 7||The Society’s highest authority and command lies in the General Assembly. The Board of Directors shall serve as the executive team, operating the official affairs of the Society on behalf of the General Assembly when the meeting is not in session. The Board of Supervisors shall serve as the Society’s watchdog body. The rights of the General Assembly is as follows:
|Section 8||Election of Directors, Supervisors and Organization
The Society’s directors and supervisors shall be elected by the active individual members in the General assembly by way of secret ballot. Directors-elect and supervisors-elect shall hold office for a period of three years renewable upon re-election. All board offices bearers are voluntary and unsalaried in nature.
The Board of Directors shall consist of 11 directors and 3 alternative directors. The Board of Supervisors shall consist of 3 supervisors and 1 alternative supervisor.
The eleven directors, upon election, shall proceed to elect three Standing Directors, who are in turn to elect one director to chair the Board of Directors and to represent the Society as its President. The elected president shall hold office for a period of three years, and the period is renewable once and once only upon re-election.
The supervisors, upon election, shall proceed to elect one Standing Supervisor to oversee the Society’s official affairs and audit balance sheets, respectively
The Board of Directors/Supervisors shall declare vacant any office for which an incumbent director/supervisor has been removed for absence in two consecutive meetings. The vacancy shall be replaced by the next available alternative director/supervisor.
The director/supervisor fails to attend two consecutive board meetings without providing any reasonable excuse, such absences shall be deemed equivalent to voluntary resignation.
|Section 9.||The Society shall appoint a Secretary-General and several Administrative Officers. The Secretary-General shall be nominated by the Society’s President and approved by the Board of Directors. Major responsibilities of the Secretary-General include:
To manages the Society’s official affairs under the President’s instructions.
To compile and keep complete and accurate minutes of all meetings, to keep all official documents and correspondences, to keeps custody of the Society’s official seal.
To manage business related to membership application and registration;
To advice bookkeeping related to the Society’s income and expenditure and counsel the safekeeping of all receipts and financial documents;
To assist the issues related to magazines or periodicals publication
|Section 10.||The Society shall assign several committees to meet organization needs; the organization bylaws of such committees shall be stipulated at other times. The number and committee members shall be appointed by the Board of Directors/Supervisors prior to employment. Unless otherwise arranged or appointed, such committees shall be chaired by a member of the Society’s Board of Directors/Supervisors.|
|Section 11.||The Society shall conduct the General Assembly at least once a year. Assembly ad interim may be arranged at any time by the Board of Directors or board of Supervisors or by written requests sent to the Board of Directors not less than 20% of the voting members of the Society.|
|Section 12.||The Board of Directors and/or the Board of Supervisors shall conduct a regular meeting every three months. Extra board meetings or joint meetings of directors and supervisors may be arranged at any time when deemed necessary.|
|Section 13.||The revenues of the Society shall be derived from the following sources: Annual membership due in the amount of NT$1,000 per member for Endocrine or Diabetes Society; Annual membership due in the amount of NT$ 800 per member for Endocrine and Diabetes Society dual memberships; Free donations; Government financial endowment, funds and interests; other sources.|
|Section 14.||Inability to make payment of annual membership dues for two consecutive years shall result in suspension of membership and resumption of membership upon completing the payment.|
|Section 15.||Inability to make payment of annual membership dues for three consecutive years shall be deemed equivalent to voluntary annulment of membership and pending a resolution from the Society’s General Assembly following the termination by the Board of the Society.|
|Section 16.||The Society shall establish a bank account which shall be attended by the Secretary General and all the accounting due process shall be performed by Secretary General under the auspice of the board of directors.|
|Section 17.||The Society’s final balance sheet shall be compiled into a formal report at the end of every calendar year and transferred by Board of directors to the Board of Supervisors for further review prior to the resolution of the General Assembly.|
|Article VII||Supplementary Provisions|
|Section 18.||In case of the Society’s dissolution, all properties shall be transferred to the government in compliance with related regulations. The Society’s properties shall be by no means distributed among individual members or transferred to any other institutions.|
|Section 19.||Further detailed administrative rules and bylaws shall be stipulated accordingly|
|Section 20.||Upon matters related to the constitution being inadvertently incomplete or negligent, shall be forwarded to the General assembly for further amendment..|
|Section 21.||whereupon the Society’s Constitution had been passed by the General Assembly shall be ratified by the Ministry of the Interior prior to implementation. Any subsequent amendments are alike.|
|Section 22.||The organization is a “non-profit” organization for the societies in which its establishment abides by the relevant ordinances stipulated by the Ministry of Interior concerning management of civic organizations.|
|Section 23.||Upon matters related to the constitution being inadvertently incomplete or negligent, the relevant ordinances stipulated by Ministry of Interior concerning civic organization management will be observed.|