Regulations of Genetics Society of Thailand

I. General

Article 1. The name of association is called “Genetics Society of Thailand”. Its abbreviation is “GST” and the term “Society” using herein this regulation refers to “Genetics Society of Thailand”
 
Article 2. Logo of “Genetics Society of Thailand” as follows


 
 
 
Article 3. Establishment and office
3.1 GST was established from The Genetic Club of Thailand on December 1st, 1978 at Phinphaatpithayaphet meeting room, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok
3.2 GST office is located at Botany Building, Faculty of Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Phyathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok

Article 4. Objectives of GST are as follows
4.1 Acts as an academic society; therefore it is not involved in profitable and political activities.
4.2 To improve every related field of genetic education and to raise awareness towards genetic sciences.
4.3 To promote every related field of genetic researches.
4.4 To support genetic service and publicize genetic knowledge to people for better quality of life.
4.5 To act as a medium of collaboration, public relation and communication between GST members, individuals, both domestic and international, who interest in the genetic knowledge.
 
II. Membership
 
Article 5. Any of eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify for GST membership
5.1 Individual who works in the genetic field.
5.2 Individual who interested in the activities which conform to the objectives of GST.
5.3 Undergraduate students and school students.

Articles 6. Types of member
6.1 Ordinary members are qualified individuals as 5.1 and/or 5.2
6.2 Honorary Members are individuals who are invited to become a member upon the reaching of consensus among the board of GST.
6.3 Patron members are individuals or corporations who sponsor GST and invited to become a member by the board of GST.
6.4 Junior members are qualified individuals as 5.3

Article 7. Right of GST Ordinary member
7.1 Eligible for the position of executive director.
7.2 Eligible to vote and attend meeting.
7.3 Eligible to attend conferences.
7.4 Eligible to get access to documents.
7.5 Eligible to submit articles and/or scientific research articles in the Genetics Journals and/or the Genetics Booklets.

Article 8. Right of GST Junior member
8.1 Eligible to attend conferences.
8.2 Eligible to get access to documents.
8.3 Eligible to submit articles and/or scientific research articles in the Genetics Journals and/or the Genetics Booklets.

Article 9. Membership application
9.1 Any individual wishing to be ordinary and junior members should submit application to GST secretary. Said application must be approved by refer to two GST ordinary members and then it must be certified by the board of executive directors.
9.2 Honorary Members are those who obtain commemorative certificate from GST or nominated by the members. Upon nomination, their biography and academic performances must be submitted to the board of executive directors. Then they shall be certified by the board of executive directors.
9.3 Patron members are selected by the board of executive director.
 
Article 10. Membership fee
10.1 A Life ordinary membership is available for a one-time, paid fee of 1,200 Baht.
10.2 Ordinary membership is available for 400 Baht, paid once every two years.
10.3 Junior membership is available for 200 Baht, paid once every two years.
 
Article 11. Termination of membership is possible with
11.1 Death.
11.2 Written declaration.
11.3 Inappropriate conduct or in disregard of GST regulations. By the decision of the general meeting or special meeting said membership shall be terminated should the resolution is at least a half of the number of members presenting in the meeting.
11.4 Ordinary and junior memberships of which the fees have not been paid for two years.
 
III. Meeting
 
Article 12. Member meeting
12.1 There is a member meeting once a year, referred as “general meeting”, where the executive directors present the previous performances and elect for the new board of executive directors as Article 15. Other meetings are referred as “extraordinary general meeting” which will be set up when executive directors or at least 50 Ordinary members wish to raise a considered important issue which required an approval from GST.  
12.2 Advance notification, for at least 7 days prior the meeting, is required. Said notification and the agenda should be given as an official letter.
12.3 The quorum shall include at least one-fourth of the ordinary members or at least 50 members. Should the quorum does not meet this requirement, new meeting arrangement must be provided 30 days, with at least 15 days advance notification. Still, should the quorum does not meet the requirement, the meeting is considered as valid.
12.4 The resolution is based on majority votes. Should the vote is draw, the result is decided by the chairman.
12.5 GST president is a chairman of meeting. Should the president is absent, vice president should perform the duty. Should both president and vice president are absent, the delegate selected by the member should performed a role as the chairman.
12.6 Meeting is organized by GST Secretary with the approval from the president or the selected representative.
 
Article 13. Conferences
13.1 There should be conferences regarding 3 sub-areas of genetics comprising of fundamental genetics, human genetics and agricultural genetics. Said conferences are held once every two years in parallel with the general meeting.
13.2 Conferences other than what mentioned in 13.1 can be held according to decision of the broad of executive.
 
IV. Management of Genetics Society of Thailand

Article 14. The board of executive directors
       The board of executive directors consists of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, registrar, editor, public relations, head of fundamental genetics division, head of human genetics division, head of agricultural genetics division, head of other division and others selected from ordinary member; the board of executive should not consist of more than 40 persons.

Article 15. Election of the board of executive directors
          At each general meeting, the election of GST president is conducted. The candidates nominated by the members must be supported by at least 5 members. The president is elected by majority vote basis.  Then the president shall propose vice president and secretary before the meeting. The committee said in the first paragraph shall select candidates for other positions, should it is necessary, according to Article 14.

Aritcle 16. The board of executive directors meeting
16.1 The board of executive directors meetings are held at least three times per year.
16.2 Advance notification for at least 7 days before the meeting is required.
16.3 At least one-fourth of the executive directors shall attend the meeting.
16.4 The resolution is based on majority votes. Should the vote is draw, the result is decided by the chairman.

Article 17. Consultant, subcommittee and specific working group
          The board of executive directors may elect consultant, subcommittee and specific working group as appropriate.
 
Article 18. Termination of executive directors is possible with
18.1 Death
18.2 Written declaration
18.3 Defeated by votes of no-confidence motion set forth by at least a half of members of the general meeting or special meeting.
18.4 Discontinuous of GST membership
18.5 Resign as specified in Article 19.2

Article 19. Powers and duties of the board of executive directors
19.1 The board of executive directors is responsible for the management of the GST in order to achieve the objectives of the society, as well as other tasks related to activities of GST.
19.2 The tenure of board of executive directors last for two years or until the new election of the board is held. Should any of executive director positions become vacant before the full term is served, the board could elect one of the ordinary member to fill the position.
19.3 The board of executive directors  of GST has a right to issue regulations.
19.4 The board of executive directors has a right to hire and appoint temporary or full-time staffs as appropriate.
19.5 Cash of GST, if any, shall be deposit at the bank. Payment order in the bank draft must bear the signatures of GST president and treasurer and/or at least two signatures of deputy committee. Treasurer is appointed to handle the payment each of which is not more than 10,000 baht. Should it is more than said amount, it must be approved by the board of executive directors. In this case, financial auditor is nominated by the board of executive directors and selected upon the general meeting once every two year. The last day of annual payment is December 31st of that calendar year. 
 
V. Miscellaneous

Article 20. Dissolution of GST is possible with
          Written declaration set forth by at least a half of total number of ordinary members. Liabilities shall be handled as appropriate. Remaining assets, if any, shall pass into the ownership of The Thai Red Cross.

Article 21. Amendments to the GST regulations
          Amendments of the GST regulations is possible should it is agreed by a half of members in the meeting of at least 50 members. The written form of notification regarding the amendment of regulations meeting must be sent to the members at least 21 days prior the voting.

Article 22. The regulation shall be effective from July 30th, 2013
          This regulation is approved by Genetics Society of Thailand general meeting on July 17th, 2013.
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