(Amended July, 1995)
The name of this organization shall
be The International Society of Biorheology, Inc., subsequently referred
to as The Society.
The purpose of The Society is to advance and disseminate knowledge
of the science of biorheology, and the applications of biorheology to
The Society will consist of regular members, emeritus members
and corporate members. Any membership may be terminated by the
President with the approval of the Council.
Section 2. Regular Members.
Any person who has contributed to the increase
in knowledge of biorheology, and is presently engaged in such
work, will be eligible for election to regular membership in The Society.
Section 3. Emeritus Members.
The Council may designate individuals
as emeritus members at its discretion. Such an emeritus member
is not required to pay dues.
Section 4. Corporate Members.
Corporations, institutions, and laboratories
that have an interest in the purposes of The Society will be
eligible for election to corporate membership in The Society.
Section 5. Voting.
Any regular or emeritus member of The Society is
entitled to a single vote on the business of The Society.
Section 1. Management of The Society and Composition of The Council.
property and affairs of The Society will be managed and conducted by
the Council, with powers of directors. The Council consists of not
more than eleven elected members including the President, four Vice
Presidents, the Secretary General, and the Treasurer. In addition the
ex officio members of the Council, the immediate Past President, the
Chairmen of all standing committees of The Society, the Liaison Officer
to the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB),
the representative of The Society on the Editorial Board of Biorheology,
and the next Conference Chairperson or President-Elect.
Section 2 . Meetings.
A regular meeting of the Council
will be held during each international congress held by The Society.
Section 3. Transaction of Council Business.
At Council meetings of The
Society, Council members attending the meeting will be empowered
to take any Council action authorized in the Constitution
and By-Laws of The Society. The President or his designee plus two
other members of the council will constitute a quorum. In addition valid
of the Council may be taken by consultation in writing with all members
of the Council. Decisions of the Council require the act of a majority
of those present or approached in writing.
MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY
The Society will hold international meetings of members for election
of officers and members, for the transaction of business, and for presentation
of communications and related activities. The time and place of such
international meetings will be determined by the procedure for selection
of a conference site. The President of The Society or a person designated
by him will preside at the business meetings of The Society.
This Constitution and By-Laws may be amended or repealed
at any business meeting of The Society by a vote of two-thirds of the
regular and emeritus
members in attendance provided that at least one third of the members
entitled to vote are in attendance or represented by proxy. Amendments
to be voted on at the regular business meeting of The Society require
that notice of them be given with a statement of the substance thereof
and of the Articles to be affected thereby in the call for a mail vote
of all regular and emeritus members provided that not more than one-third
of the members polled oppose the proposal. Amendments to the Constitution
and By-Laws can be proposed by the Council or by written proposals from
the membership provided that the proposal is supported by the signatures
of at least ten members of The Society in good standing.
WINDING UP OF THE SOCIETY
If upon winding up or dissolution of the Society there remains, after
the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any funds whatsoever,
the same shall not be paid to nor distributed among the members of the
Society, but shall be given or transferred to some other institution
or institutions which has or have objectives similar to the objectives
of The Society, and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their
income and property among its or their members.