OUBS Oxford University Brazilian Society
CHAPTER I - AIMS AND OBJECTS
2. Full membership must be confined to members of the University and, at the discretion of the committee (to be defined in Article 7), certain other institutions listed in the Proctors' and Assessor's Memorandum.
3.Non-University members other than those referred to in Article 2 may also be admitted, if the club wishes. The total number of non-University members shall not exceed one-fifth of the total membership.
4.The General Meeting has the discretion to dismiss any member (see Article 14).
5.The sessional subscription shall be fixed by the Annual General Meeting preceding the session in which it is to be levied.
6.The Officers of the Society shall be:
8.All the rules concerning method of election or appointment, and duration of office of the committee are the same as those applied to the Officers.
9.The Officers shall be elected by a ballot at the General Meeting. Casual vacancies shall be fixed by a ballot at a special General Meeting.
10.The General Meeting shall appoint a member of congregation as Senior Member of the Society, who shall be an ex officio member of its Committee.
11.Annual elections for all Officers of the Society shall take place in Trinity Term each year.
12.Eligibility to any of the positions listed in Article 8 shall be confined to the full members of the Society.
13.The Committee may from time to time appoint sub-committees to undertake such tasks as it considers appropriate.
14.The General Meeting consists of a meeting of all the members of the Society. It is the highest decision powered organism in the Society. Its attributes are:
16.A special General Meeting may be called by the Secretary upon the instructions of the Officers or by not fewer than thirty per cent of the members in writing.
17.The quorum for General Meetings shall be fifty per cent plus one of the full members in a first calling and as many persons as present in a second calling thirty minutes later.
18.The dismissal of the Officers and amendments of this Constitution may be made by an affirmative vote of two thirds of the full members of the Society.
19.The property of the Society shall be vested in the present Treasurer.
20.Bank account cheques on behalf of the Society shall be signed by both the President and the Treasurer.
21.In the event of dissolution of the Society, or if it shall have failed to meet during any period of eighteen consecutive months, the said property shall, subjected to the payment of any liabilities of the Society and of the Treasurer to indemnify him/herself against any liabilities properly incurred by him/her as Treasurer, be vested in the Oxford University Student Union.