Article Index

CHAPTER II
REPRESENTATIVE BODY

Article 6. The Association shall be managed and represented by a Board consisting of a President, Vice President, and Secretary. They are elected and removed by the General Assembly and its mandate will last __4__ years. Members of the board will perform their functions without payment, although they will not have to pay for the expenses derived from the exercise of their functions. In addition to this they can be remunerated for their work in other areas within the Association.

Article 7. Members of the Representative Body can resign voluntarily by communicating their wish to do so in writing to the Board. They may also be ordered to resign from the Representative Body due to a breach of the obligations that had been entrusted to them. Finally, the expiry of the mandate automatically terminates the roles occupied by the elected members of the Representative Body.

Article 8. The elected members of the Board will hold their positions until the moment the new elected members will substitute them.

Article 9. The Board shall meet as often as determined by its President, or if requested by at least ____1/3___ of its members. The meeting is considered to be constituted when attendance reaches or surpasses 2/3 of its total members, and its agreements are valid if taken by the majority of votes. In thecase of a tie, the vote of the Chairman will be determining.

Article 10. Authority of the Board

The authority of the Board shall generally extend to all acts of the Association, unless express authorization of the General Assembly is required.

Particular responsibility of the Board:

  1. Coordinate social activities and carry out economic and administrative management of the Association, agreeing to fulfill necessary legal work related to contracts and acts.
  2. Implement resolutions of the General Assembly.
  3. Present the annual financial activity in the General Assembly, and submit the next financial schedule for approval.
  4. Make decisions on the admission of new members.
  5. Elect delegates for any particular activity in the Association
  6. Exercise any other authority that is not in the exclusive competence of the association’s General Assembly.

Article 11. The President has the authority to: legally represent the Association before any kind of public or private bodies; convene, preside and close meetings held by the General Assembly and the Board as well as any of its proceedings; arrange payment orders and authorize documents, minutes and correspondences with his/her signature; adopt any urgent measure that guarantees normal functioning of the Association or give advice in the further successful development of its activities, or make any personal decision, if necessary, without approval from the Board nor subsequent communication to the board.

Article 12. The Vice President will substitute the President in his/her absence, due to illness or any other cause, and shall perform the functions expressly delegated to him/her by the President. He/she will also collect and safeguard funds belonging to the Association and shall comply with payment orders issued by the President.

Article 13. The Secretary will be in charge of managing the Association’s administrative work, issuing certifications, legal documents, members’ administrative dossiers and will safeguard the documentation of the organization. He or she will be present in every board meeting and will register all resolutions. He or she will register all necessary data and will accomplish the documentary obligations designated by law.

Article 14. Member vacancies that may happen during the governance of the Board will be provisionally covered by any member until the definitive election is established by the General Assembly.