IMSF By-Laws

1. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

1.1. All application for membership shall be forwarded to the Chairperson or one of the area representatives.

1.2. The Executive may grant provisional membership to the applicant.

1.3. All applications, whether granted provisional membership or not, shall be determined at the next meeting of the Forum.

2. MEMBERSHIP DUES

Membership dues related to a calendar year. Payment of dues shall be made upon invoice and are payable by all members within three months of receipt of invoice. Any variation of membership dues shall be determined at a General or Special Meeting of the Forum.

3. REPRESENTATION AT MEETINGS

Each member organization may nominate two representatives to attend meetings of the Forum. Where both representatives attend, only one may exercise a vote.

4. MANAGEMENT OF THE FORUM

4.1. Management of the Forum is vested in the Executive.

4.2. Duties and obligations of the Executive shall include the following:

  • To establish goals for the Forum.
  • To implement activities furthering the objectives of the Forum.
  • To represent and make representations on behalf of the Forum, to governments, industry, and the pubic.
  • To process applications for membership.
  • To keep members informed of the activities of the Forum.
  • To publish material furthering the objectives of the Forum.
  • To arrange meetings in accordance with the Constitution of the Forum and the direction of the members.
  • To account for all funds received and expanded on behalf of the Forum.
  • To maintain records of all meetings of the Forum and the Executive and correspondence to or from the Chairperson.

    5. OBLIGATIONS MEMBERS

    It is the obligation of every member to further the objectives of the Forum by:

  • Contributing to the goals of the organization Participating in working groups or other sub-groups of the Forum established by the Executive to investigate, report on, or undertake any other activity consistent with the objectives of the organization.

    6. ADDRESS

    All correspondence to the IMSF shall be addressed to the Chairperson.

    7. MEMBERSí REPRESENTATIVES

    Members / organizations shall advise the Chairperson of any changes in their representatives.

    8. AUDIT

    The finances of the Forum shall be audited each calendar year by an independent, certified auditor. The audit report shall be presented to the general meeting of the Forum.

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