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THE SOCIETY FOR KOREAN LEPROLOGISIT CONSTITUTION


 

ARTICLE I   Name:

          The name of this Society shall be the Society for Korean Leprologisit (SKL)

 

ARTICLE II  Purpose :
 
    1. To further scientific research in Leprosy and provide public health through medical services.

    2. To share and promote a common goal among members through collaboration and friendship.

 

ARTICLE III  In furtherance of these aims, the Society may :

 

    1. Pursue scientific research and provide medical services in Leprosy
    2. Host conferences and lectures
    3. Publish a journal
    4. Do all such things necessary for the attainment of the said objects

 

ARTICLE IV  Membership :

 

 Section A.
    Membership shall be of three types: (1) full member, (2) associate member, and (3) honorary member
 
 Section B.
    1. Full member: Doctors who endorse Society’s aims. If not a doctor, persons who have been recommended by a full member and approved by the Board of Directors. Full members are eligible to run for an officer position and vote.

    2. Associate member: Members with a recognized interest related to Leprosy. Associate members have the right to vote.

    3. Honorary member: Members who have contributed to the advancement of the Society. Non-Koreans can become honorary members. 

 

Section C.
    Membership shall be available those who apply and pay membership dues.

    Members must abide by and follow the bylaws, regulations, and resolutions of the Society.

    Members must pay annual membership dues and be obligated to provide support funds.

    Members of the age 70 and over are exempt from membership dues.

    The Council may remove from membership of the Society any members whose conduct is detrimental to the interests of  the Society or without valid reason fail to pay dues for a minimum of 3 years.

    Members shall be distributed the Society’s journal publications.

 

ARTICLE V Officers:

 Section A.
    Officers of the Society shall consist of the following: President, Vice-President, Chairman, Trustees, and Auditors.

 

 Section B.
    The President, Vice-President, Chairman, Trustees, and Auditors term in office shall be two years. The President and   Chairman may only run again for a second term. In the absence of an officer position, a newly elected officer shall perform those duties for the remaining period of the previous officer’s term.

 

Section C.
    Society may have some honorary chairpersons. An honorary chairperson is elected at a general meeting from a pool of members who have given great contributions to the Society.

 

ARTICLE VI Duties of the Officers:

 

 Section A.
    The President shall preside over at all meetings and regulate the proceedings of the meetings. The President shall also take part in the Board of Directors and have the right to vote.

 

 Section B.
    The Vice President shall assist the President and shall serve as acting President in the absence of the President.

 

 Section C.
    The Chairman shall be responsible for his duties and serve as the president of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the Chairman, the General Secretary shall fulfill the Chairman’s duties.

 

 Section D.
    The Auditor shall be in charge of financial affairs and can take part in the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE VII Meetings:

 Section A. 
    The Society has general meetings, Board of Directors meetings, and other meetings.

 

 Section B.
    The President shall convene a general meeting once a year.

    Additional meetings can be held upon request of at least one third of the members or upon the decision of the Board of Directors.
    The President shall lead all general meetings and shall besides an ordinary vote have a casting vote in the case of equality.

    At least a third of the members must be present for meetings to be valid and majority of members must come to an agreement to reach a decision.

    General meetings shall be held to carry out an agenda that shall include elections of officers, amendments to the constitution, discussing and carrying out financial matters, and voting on bills submitted by the Board of Directors.

 

Section C.
    The Board of Directors shall meet twice a year.

    The Chairman has the power to call additional meetings or upon request of at least the majority of the members.

    The Chairman shall serve as the president of the Board. The Chairman shall besides an ordinary vote have a casting

 

vote in the case of equality.
 
    The majority of the members must be present for meetings to be official and majority of members must come to an agreement to reach a decision.

    The Board of Directors agenda shall include membership matters, financial affairs, operations planning, settlement of accounts, rules and regulations, and important matters of the Society.

    The General Affairs Manager, Scientific Director, and Finance Director shall be elected by the Board of Directors, and they shall elect the Executive Director. The General Affairs Manager shall be in charge of the general affairs of the Society and maintain relationships among members. The Scientific Director is in charge of organizing scientific conferences, handling scientific and academic matters, and publishing bulletins. The Finance Director is in charge of financial matters and accounting.

 

ARTICLE VIII Financial Administration:

    The Society’s revenue consists of membership dues, donations, and other sources of income.

    The fiscal year shall begin on the first of November each year and end the following year on the 31st of October.

    The Society’s settlement of accounts shall be audited and reported for the next fiscal year. 
 
Appendix

Any other matter not listed in the Constitution shall be handled according to common customs. Any changes to the Constitution must be approved by the Board of Directors.

 
 
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