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General Assembly

The General Assembly is composed of all Full Members of the Association as defined in art. 5 of the Alumni Association's Statute.


Tasks of the General Assembly

The General Assembly has the right and the duty to:


a. elect the Executive Committee by simple majority following the procedure given in art. 17 of the Statute

b. approve the Treasurer's report (art. 22)

c. approve the administration of the Executive Committee

d. decide on the dissolution of the Association (art. 24)

e. decide on amendments to or modifications of the Statute with a majority of two thirds of the votes cast, following the procedure given in art. 25 of this Statute.



Meetings of the General Assembly

1. The Executive Committee shall call a meeting of the General Assembly at least once a year.

2. The Executive Committee shall give all Members of the Association notice of such a regular meeting at least three months before the actual date; the invitation shall enclose the agenda to be discussed.

3. An extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly may be convened by the Executive Committee either on its own motion or as a result of a request for such a meeting signed by one tenth of the Full Members of the Association.

4. More than half of the Full Members of the Association shall form a quorum for the General Assembly.

5. If there is no quorum at the time of the first invocation, a second invocation is held for the same day and place one hour later. At this second occasion, the Full Members present do form a quorum.

6. The General Assembly takes a decision with simple majority of the votes cast except when a qualified majority is required by this Statute. Postal votes are held valid.

7. The members of the Executive Committee shall not vote on the decision regarding their administration. The President, in his/her absence the Vice-president, shall not vote in the General Assembly, except in the event of a tied vote.

 

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