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ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE SOCIETY OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

 

5 Council Members—The Establishing Committee
5.1 There shall be a Council of the Society (hereinafter referred to as "the Council") consisting of such number of members with such qualifications and to be elected or constituted as members of the Council in such manner and to hold office for such period and on such terms as to re-election or otherwise as the Articles for the time being of the Society may prescribe.
5.2 The number of Council Members shall be not less than three but (unless otherwise determined by ordinary resolution) shall not exceed twelve.
5.3 (a) Until the conclusion of the first annual General Meeting of the Society, all powers discretions and authorities vested by these Articles in the Council or in any Officers of the Society shall be vested instead in the Establishing Committee appointed under this Article 5.3.

(b) Until the conclusion of the first Annual General Meeting no person shall hold any of the posts of Officers of the Society, save that the Establishing Committee shall appoint one person to be Secretary and Treasurer of the Society.

(c) The Subscriber(s) to the Memorandum and such other Members of the Society as the Establishing Committee may co-opt shall be the Establishing Committee.

(d) The minimum number of members of the Establishing Committee shall be three. At any time at which its membership is less than three, its member or members may act solely for the purpose of admitting Members to the Society and co-opting Members of the Society to such Committee and for no other purpose.

(e) If there are two or more members of the Establishing Committee, a majority of its number present in person shall constitute a quorum.

(f) The members of the Establishing Committee shall retire at the conclusion of the first Annual General Meeting but may stand for nominations or election to any office or position of the Society at such Meeting.

 


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