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Technological Society of Greenland - stiftet i 1987

 
 

 
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
 
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR
THE TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREENLAND
 
Including changes adopted at the annual general meeting on March 16th, 1994.
 
§ 1. NAME

The name of the society is the Technological Society of Greenland (GTS).
 
 
§ 2. OBJECTIVE

The objective of the society is to promote cross-functional contact between persons, institutions and businesses that have knowledge of and interest in technology and science in Greenland and the Arctic regions with an aim to:
  • assist technicians and other interested parties in continuing to qualify themselves to take part in addressing and discussing tasks in the Arctic and in regions with similar conditions,
  • establish an exchange of experience and ideas regarding work on matters of technical, environmental and social development,
  • organize cooperation between institutions and societies with a similar objective in other countries,
  • work to bring about relevant training opportunities in Greenland and Denmark and other related regions within the fields of Arctic technology and science,
  • influence technological research and development taking into consideration environmental and social conditions in Arctic regions.

 
 
§ 3. ASSOCIATED SOCIETIES

The Society for Arctic Technology (SAT) in Denmark which has the same objective, is associated with GTS, with the advantage that members can, for example, freely take part in both societies' arrangements.
 
 
§ 4. MEMBERS

The following are eligible for membership:
People and institutions/companies that are interested in fulfilling GTS's objective. No technical or scientific background is required.
 
 
§ 5. MEMBERSHIP

A written application for membership addressed to GTS is required.
 
 
§ 6. RESIGNATION

Notice of withdrawal of membership must be sent in writing with three month's notice up to the end of the calendar year.
 
 
§ 7. LEADERSHIP

The society's highest authority is the annual general meeting.
The society is led by a committee that, in addition to the chairperson, consists of 5-6 members.
Re-election is permissible.
Should a vacancy occur, the committee may nominate an alternate at the first-coming annual general meeting.
The committee is competent to transact business when the chairperson and at least three of the other members are present and decisions are settled by ordinary majority vote. In the case of a tide vote, the chairperson's vote is decisive.
 
 
§ 8. SUBSCRIPTION RATE

Is determined at the annual general meeting and is due in advance for one year at a time.
 
 
§ 9. FINANCIAL YEAR

The financial year is the calendar year.
 
 
§ 10. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The ordinary annual general meeting is held in March.
An extraordinary general meeting is held when at least two committee members or one fourth of the members request this in writing together with an agenda. The extraordinary general meeting must be held within four weeks after the committee has received the request.
Notification of the annual general meeting is given two weeks in advance by the committee together with the agenda.
The agenda of the annual general meeting shall include:
  1. Election of chairperson of the meeting.
  2. Annual report.
  3. Financial report for the preceding year.
  4. Budget for year to come.
  5. Consideration of proposals.
  6. Election of committee chairperson.
  7. Election of committee members.
  8. Election of one critical accountant.
  9. Other business.
The annual general meeting may only adopt proposals that have been included on the announced agenda. Proposals which one or several committee members want to be considered by the annual general meeting must be included in the agenda under item 5) by the committee when the request to do so has been received in writing by February 1st at the latest.
Decisions are made by simple majority vote in accordance with §§ 11 and 12. Written votes are required at elections.
Committee members are elected singly.
In the case where there are more candidates than vacant committee seats, the committee may - before voting begins - decide to let the vote take place by written ballot amongst all attending members of the society.
 
During a written ballot for election to the committee the vote is for all seats at the same time, so that on each valid ballot there must be as many votes as there are vacant seats, and there must be only one vote per candidate. Those candidates who get most votes are elected. In the case of a tied vote, the election will be determined by a draw.
 
 
§ 11. CHANGES OF ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

Changes can only be made by the annual general meeting with a 2/3 majority.
 
 
§ 12. DISSOLUTION

The society can only be dissolved after a written vote held amongst all members and only when a majority of at least 2/3 of the votes are in favour of dissolution.
Decisions concerning disposal of any assets and accrued income will be made at the following general meeting.
 

 
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