Adopted at the Constituent Congress

on June 17, 1995

 

S T A T U T E S

OF THE ASSOCIATION OF NEUROSURGEONS OF RUSSIA

An informal organization


1. GENERAL SECTION

1.1. The Association of Neurosurgeons of Russia, an informal voluntary organization, hereinafter referred to as the Association, is an All-Russian public society which has been founded in order to defend mutual interests and to achieve the statutable goals and tasks aimed at development of neurosurgery in the country.

1.2. The Association activities are based on principles of voluntariness , equality, self-government, legality and publicity.

1.3. The Association realizes its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation (RF) where its branches are formed and observes the RF laws currently in force, the RF Constitution and the present Statutes.

1.4. The Association is a legal entity since the moment of the state registration and has independent balance, a seal with its own emblem and name, stamps and forms, payments, currency and accounts in the RF banks, other property and symbols necessary which are approved, registered and accounted of in the established lawful order.

1.5. The State is not responsible for commitments of the Association and the Association is not responsible for commitments of the State.

1.6. The seat of the Association: Saint Petersburg.

2. AIMS AND GOALS OF THE ASSOCIATION

2.1. The major aims of the Association are:

2.2. The goals of the Association are:

2.3. In order to ensure achievement of the statutable aims and goals the Association:

3. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE ASSOCIATION

3.1. In compliance with the laws currently in force and with the purpose of achieving the statutable aims and goals the Association has the right:

3.2. Income resulting from business activities of the Association is not to be divided between its members and is used to achieve the aims and goals of the Association.

3.3. The Association is obliged:

4. THE ASSOCIATION FRAMEWORK

4.1. Regional branches of the Association serve its structural units. They act in compliance with the present Statutes as well as statutes of their own in the lawful order. These branches are legal entities since the moment of registration.

4.2. The Annual General Meeting is the highest leading body of any regional branch acting in accordance with the present Statutes. The Meeting is competent in case of participation of at least one half of its members. The Meeting can decide on any problem of the branch activity. Between two Meetings a branch is guided by a chairman elected for a period of two years.

4.3. The Association owns the property belonging to it. The Association branches with no statutes of their own have the right to manage the property allotted to them.

5. MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASSOCIATION RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF MEMBERS

5.1. Membership in the Association is voluntary.

5.2. Membership in the Association is allowed both to physical persons provided they are neurosurgeons, citizens of Russia and other countries who have been working in the field of neurosurgery for at least 5 years, who recognize the Association aims and goals, pay registration and annual fees and to legal entities, i.e. public organizations.

5.3. Claim for membership, a written application for physical persons and that supplied with resolutions of the regulating body for public societies, is considered by the Board.

5.4. Scientists, citizens of the Russian Federation or of other countries, noted for their scientific and practical services in the field of neurosurgery, theoretical and practical medicine, can be considered for honorary membership in the Association.

5.5. Honorary members are free from registration and annual fees.

5.6. The Association members have the right:

5.7. The Association members are obliged:

5.8. A member of the Association can be dismissed on the basis of the Board decision if he or she violates the Statutes or does not pay fees for 2 years, or acts in the way incompatible with membership.

6. ORDER OF FORMING THE REGULATING BODIES OF THE ASSOCIATION AND THEIR COMPETENCE

6.1. The Association Congress is the highest regulating body. It takes place as often as needed but not less than once 3 years. Resolutions on changes and additions to the Association Statutes, on reorganization and abolishment are approved by the qualified majority of votes of delegates present. Resolutions are voted on either by a show of hands or ballot. The Congress is valid if not less than two thirds of elected delegates are present.

6.2. The following items are the exclusive competence of the Congress:

6.3. An extraordinary Congress can be called in compliance with the Board decision or demand of one third of the Association members or the Auditing Committee for consideration of only certain issues put in its program by the Congress initiator.

6.4. Between Congresses the Board is a constantly acting regulating body of the Association accountable to the Congress.

6.5. The Board consists of the President, first Vice-President, Vice-President, heads of working committees, scientific secretary, treasurer and members of the Board representing the RF regions.

6.6. When any problem is hard to be settled by the Board it is included into a program of an ordinary or even extraordinary Congress if needed.

6.7. The Board:

The Board holds its meetings as often as needed, at least 2 times a year. A meeting is called by the President. All resolutions of the Board are approved by the mere majority of voices provided that no less than a half of the Board members are present. They are voted on by a show of hands.

6.8. The President of the Association:

6.9. When the President is absent, his functions are taken by one of vice-presidents.

6.10. The Scientific Secretary:

6.11. The Executive Directory is a working body realizing financial and economic activity of the Association.

Duties of the Executive Directory are:

6.12. The Executive Directory is headed by the Executive Director who acts in compliance with resolutions of the Board and deals with means and property of the Association within the limits of the proxy given to him by the Board.

7. THE AUDITING COMMITTEE

7.1. The Auditing Committee is an auditing body of the Association elected by the Congress for 3 years.

7.2. No member of the Board can be a member of the Auditing Committee.

7.3. The Auditing Committee exercises control over the Statutes observance, safety of the Association property and looks after incomes, expenses and regularity of accounts. The Auditing Committee presents its judgement on an annual account of the Association.

7.4. The Auditing Committee elects its Chairman to guide its activity, his Vice-Chairman and a secretary. Meetings of the Auditing Committee are called as often as needed, at least once a year.

7.5. The Auditing Committee is accountable to the Congress.

8. PROPERTY AND MEANS OF THE ASSOCIATION

8.1. The Association has the right to own land, houses, buildings, constructions, transport, equipment, tools, means of cultural and sanitation purposes, cash, shares, other securities and property necessary for promotion of the Association activity in accordance with its aims and goals.

8.2. The Association property is composed of:

9. REORGANIZATION AND ABOLISHMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

9.1. The Association activity may be discontinued through abolishing in compliance with its Congress resolution or judgement rendered in the order established by the RF Law currently in force.

9.2. The Association may be also reorganized through amalgamation, joining, dividing or reformation in the order denoted by the Civil Law of the Russian Federation.

9.3. The Congress resolution on reorganization or abolishment of the Association is considered to come into effect if not less than two thirds of delegated voted pro, quorum secured.

9.4. In case of abolishment the Association property and means which remain after satisfying demands of creditors are to be spent on purposes denoted by the Statutes. Decision on ways of using the property remainder is published in press by the Abolishing Committee.

9.5. The Association ensures registration and safety of documents of the staff members and, in case of discontinuing its activity, sends them to be stored by the state in the denoted order.