TAIWAN SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGY The Taiwan Division of the International Academy of Pathology

Constitution / Constitution

ARTICLE I – NAME
The Society shall be called the Taiwan Division of The International Academy of Pathology, thereafter referred to as the Society.
ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVE
The aim of the Society shall be to promote the advancement of the knowledge and practice of pathology.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
  1. Membership shall consist of Regular Members and Emeritus Members.
  2. Regular Members shall consist of those who possess a medical qualification and are following a career in pathology.
  3. Persons over 65 years of age may be made Emeritus Members on Recommendation of the council.
  4. Election to membership shall be by the Council. Each applicant shall be sponsored by two regular members of the Society.
  5. The annual subscription of the Society, payable by Regular Members, shall be fixed by the council and shall be payable in advance. Regular members delinquent in payment of dues for two years may be dropped from membership at the discretion of the Council.
  6. Emeritus Members shall be exempt from subscriptions.
ARTICLE IV – THE COUNCIL AND THE OFFICERS
  1. The officers shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and Councilors. The Council shall consist of the officers.
  2. Officers and Councilors shall be nominated by any member of the Society in writing to the Secretary at least seven days before the Annual General Meeting, provided the consent of the nominee has been obtained.
  3. The term of office of the President, the President-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurer, and Councilors shall be for two years.
  4. The Council shall formulate policies and shall authorize disbursement of the Society’s funds to further the objectives of the Society.
ARTICLE V – MEETING
  1. The supreme authority of the Society shall be vested in Annual General Meetings.
  2. The Society shall hold its Annual General Meeting each year, the program of which shall consist of the business meeting, which shall include the President’s report, Secretary’s report, the Treasurer’s report and the election of offices and Councilors and consideration of such business as may be required.
  3. The Council shall meet before and after the business meeting and take action on such matters are brought to it.
ARTICLE VI – AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Amendments to the Constitution shall first be submitted to the Secretary in writing for consideration by the Council. The proposed amendment and the recommendation of the Council shall be submitted to the member either at the general meeting or by correspondence. A two-third majority vote of those members present at the general meeting or those voting when polled by correspondence, shall be required for adoption of the proposed amendment.