OF THE JORDAN CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
PART I: Establishment and Objectives of the Association
On Thursday 14th Jan .1981 the signatures to this Constitution and those who may be elected to join them founded a society in the name of “the Jordan Concrete Association “. Its headquarters is in Amman and the field of its activities covers the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan and it may establish offices and branches in other cities.
The Association has the following address: The Jordan Engineers Association – Amman
The Association performs its activities aiming to fulfill the following objectives:
Endeavour to promote and develop concrete design and execution technology.
Participate in procedures of quality control and specification of materials used in concrete.
Participate in collection of information, data and economical and technical statistics connected with concrete and safety of concrete structures.
Participate in the studies, research and investigations on all matters related to concrete .
Follow up technical advancement and development in the methods for the design and construction of concrete works and exchange of technical information related to concrete works and participated and technical information related to concrete works and participated and coordinated with Jordanian and Foreign concrete research centers and institutions.
Subscribe to, Associate with and assist International Concrete Societies and participate in conferences on concrete works.
Convene meetings, organize symposiums, publish and distribute books, reports and information within the objectives of the Society.
The Association has no political or denominational activities and serves all nationals equally. It has no commercial objective .it is a non profit society and is not connected in any way Trade Union activities.
PART II: MEMBERSHIP
a: Active members:
Shall be such individual ,body ,company or institution directly concerned with the objectives of the Association and subscribes to, participates in, and supports its objectives and satisfies its requirements and accepted as a member in accordance with this Constitution having paid the necessary dues .Active members ,only ,have the right to vote ,be elected and oversee the assets of the Association.
b: Associate member:
Shall be such body, company or institution not fulfilling the requirements of active member but is prepared to support the Association, pay the necessary dues and is admitted in accordance with this Constitution .An associate member has no right to vote or be elected.
c: Honorary Member:
Shall be such person ,body company or institution giving outstanding service to the Association and is chosen in accordance with the decision of the Board of Directors. An honorary member has no right to vote or to be elected.
Conditions of Acceptance of Members
Every national who has attained the age of 21 years may be admitted to the association as an active members provided he or she satisfies the following requirements:
Entrance and Subscription Fees
Cessation of Membership
Reinstatement of membership
PART III: FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INVESTMENT
The resources of the association are:
PART IV: ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING
The general assembly embodies all the active members who have satisfied the requirements of the constitution.
The general assembly must be convened at least once a year within one month from the date of completion of the auditing of the accounts. the general assembly may be convened for an extraordinary meeting whenever necessary.
The general assembly is convened by the Board of Directors, at a place designated by them ,by a notice enclosing a copy of the agenda ,at least two weeks before the date of the meting .One fifth of the active members having the right to attend, may apply in writing to the Board requesting them to convene a general assembly stating reasons for such a request .I f the Board does not comply with this request within 15 days they (the one fifth of the active members ) hay approach the Minister of Interior requesting him to order the meeting .The Minister may, after investigation, take whatever steps he may deem necessary and his decision is considered final.
When the active member is a Company or an Institution or a Body the representative must be designated in writing for registration in the Association .The representative may be changed by a letter signed by an authorized officer .The designate representative may elect, nominate, vote and attend the general assembly .
The meetings of the general assembly are presided by the Chairman of the Board .If the Chairman is absent the Vice Chairman presides. When both are absent the general assembly elects one of its members to preside.
Fifty percent of the numbers of members who satisfy the requirements attending the general assembly constitute a quorum .When there is no quorum as second notice will be sent out, at least two weeks before the date calling for a second meeting. The members attending the second meeting constitute a quorum irrespective of the number attending.
The general assembly is not empowered to discuss any items not on the agenda .items may be added to the agenda by a vote of the assembly attainting an absolute majority.
At the annul meeting of the general assembly the following points are discussed:
Decisions arrived at by an absolute majority of members having the right to vote and by a two thirds majority in the following cases:
A member may not participate in the vote on a matter before the meeting connected with the approval of an agreement of which he is a party or in the matter of raising a case against him ,or terminating a case between him self and the Association or in any matter in which he has a personal interest ; with the exception of the subject of the election of the Board or committees connected with the Association.
The decisions of the General Assembly are recorded in the minutes of the meetings signed by the presiding member and the Secretary .The minutes of the meetings must contain the names of the members actually attending the meeting and the name of observers. The name of the member presiding and the Secretary also be mentioned and the decision taken with the number of votes obtained on each decision.
The Association is administered by Board of Directors composed of seven members elected by the general assembly by secret ballot. The terms of office of the Board is two years and they may be re-elected .The chairman of the Board may not serve for two consecutive terms .After the registration of the Association the founder members remain responsible for the administration of the Association for a period not exceeding one year as board of Directors during which they will convene a meeting of the general assembly to elect anew Board which will administer the Association in accordance with the constitution.
The Board of Directors will represent the Association before all government bodies, public concerns, and the courts in accordance with its rights and responsibilities.
When a position becomes vacant on the board during its term of office the member who obtained the highest number of votes after the members elected to the Board will fill the vacancy. When this procedure is not possible the general assembly will convene to elect a member to fill the vacancy and the members of the board will remain in office until their term of office is ended and until the time is due for election of Board in accordance with the Constitution.
The responsibilities of the Board of the Directors will include every thing connected with the administration of the Association and in particular:
The Board of Directors will meet not less than once in two months to consider the affairs of the Association. Meetings will be considered legal when a quorum of the 51% obtained (Absolute majority).
Decision will require an absolute majority of members present. When voting is equal the chairman has the casting vote.
His Board of directors at its meetings after election by the general assembly will elect a chairman, Vice chairman, Treasure and Secretary.
The Board may appoint sub-committees to follow up the activities of the Association in chosen fields.
The powers of the Chairmen will include:
The Secretary’s responsibilities will include :
The Treasurers responsibilities will include :
PART V: DISSOLVING OF THE ASSOCIATION
DISSOLVING OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Association may subscribe to and participate with International Concrete Societies and cooperate with such societies in matters related to its objectives.
The Association may acquire land and buildings and fixed or movable assets and may sell, mortgage lease any assets by a decision of the Board of Directors.