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南方医科大学北美校友会章程

(草案 2011 年7 月4 日)

第 一 章 校友会名称

本校友会是在美国加州政府注册的非政治性,非营利性团体。校友会的全称为“南方医科大学北美校友会”(简称校友会),英文名称为 “North America Alumni Association of Southern Medical University”,(英文简称为"NAASMU")。遵守美国1954

年税务法501(C)(3)有关免交联邦所得税机构之规定以及1954 年税务法170(C) (2)有关向本会捐款人可以在所得税中扣除捐款数目之规定。校友会总部设在美国洛杉矶(Los Angeles), 北美其他各区以及国家可以设立分会。

第 二 章 校友会宗旨

校友会的宗旨在于联合北美地区南方医科大学校友,增进联谊,交流信息,互相帮助,共同受益;以及保持海外校友与南方医科大学母校之间的联系,支持与母校的交流及合作,维护母校的利益,促进学校在工程教育和科技研究的建设及发展。

第 三 章 校友会会员及义务

第 一 节 会员

凡在北美学习、工作或生活,拥护本会的章程,经本人与本会联系登,曾在南方医科大学(包括其他合并院校以及前身院校, 如中国人民解放军军医学院, 中国人民解放军第一军医大学)及其前身学习或工作过的毕业生、肄业生、进修生、留学生,访问学者和教职员工均可加入本会。

第 二 节 会员的权利与义务

所有正式会员有选举权与被选举权。所有会员均应支持和参与校友会的活动、与南方医科大学及有关团体的信息交流以及技术合作,促进校友会的发展和维护校友会的利益。

第 四 章 校友会理事会

理事会理事由校友会会员大会选举产生。理事会由至少7名成员组成, 任期2年,可以连选连任。北美各地区校友分会会长为理事会当然代表。理事会的主要职责是贯彻会员大会的决议,统筹校友会的组织运作,监督财务管理。

第 一 节 会长

会长将由新当选的理事会全体理事以无记名投票方式产生。会长的任期为2年,可以连选连任,并且任期内可以在其他任何社团或团体兼任任何职务。

第 二 节 常务副会长及副会长

校友会理事会设常务副会长1名和副会长若干名。常务副会长的职责为协助会长统筹校友会日常工作, 在会长缺席的情况下代表会长行使职权。副会长将由新当选的理事会全体理事以无记名投票方式产生。副会长可以连任或兼职。

第 三 节 理事

除会长和副会长外,校友会理事会设理事若干名,包括北美其他各区校友分会会长为理事成员。理事的职责为参与和组织校友会的各方面的活动。理事会可采取网络会议或现场会议的形式举行。理事可委托他人参加,行使选举的权力。三次无故缺席理事会议,视为自动放弃理事资格。

第 四 节 校友会董事會

董事會由卸任或名誉会长组成, 主要对理事会工作起监督与协助 作用。主席由前届卸任会长担任。

第五节 校友会顾问

校友会理事会有权聘请热心于校友会的有关权威人士(可不限于校友)为校友会顾问。校友会顾问可应邀参加理事会扩大会议并协助理事会开展工作。

第 五 章 会员代表大会和理事会的选举

第 一 节 会员代表大会

会员代表大会为校友会最高权力机构。定期召开会员代表大会, 选举产生校友会理事会,决定校友会的方针和重大活动,修改校友会章程。

第 二 节 理事会候选人

凡是已加入校友会的正式会员在1名正式会员或自己的提名下即可成为校友会理事会的候选人。候选人必需明确表明他/她一旦被选入理事会后能履行应尽的义务。

第 三 节 选举

理事会选举将以无记名投票的方式在会员代表大会上或网络投票的形式进行。会长及副会长的任免需有三分之二理事同意。经由十名以上正式会员连署, 校友会也可以召开特别理事扩大会。

第 六 章 校友会的财务及会计

本会活动经费来源为 1). 会员赞助; 2). 母校提供的资助;3). 校友及社会捐赠;4). 向政府申请资助;5). 其他合法收入。本会建立严格的财务管理制度并受理事会及全体会员

的监督。校友会的财务由司(财务副会长)主管,并向理事会进行年度汇报。

Bylaws of the North America Alumni Association of Southern Medical University

(Draft by July 4, 2011)

1. Name

The name of this organization is “The North America Alumni Association of Southern Medical University”, henceforth referred to as the “NAASMU”, which is a non-profit, non-political organization and officially registered in the state of California, USA. The Chinese name of the association is “南方医科大学北美校友会”. The NAASMU headquarters are located in Los Angeles, CA, USA, and there may be the alumni association branches set up in other various regions and countries of the North America.

2. Mission

The mission of the NAASMU is to (1) network with Southern Medical University (SMU) alumni in North America, promote friendships, exchange information, help each others, and benefit all from the organization; (2) maintain contact with our home University, support development of the University in the public technology education and scientific researches, and promote the welfare of SMU.

3. Membership and Privileges

3.1 Membership

Any former students, staff and faculty of the Southern Medical University (including all merged and any former Institutes), currently living in the North America, can join the Association as a member with full membership privileges, by submitting an application and acknowledging the Association bylaws.

3.2 Member Privileges and Responsibilities

Active members are entitled to the voting privileges and eligibility to be nominated as a candidate for the Board of Directors. All members should support and participate in activities sponsored by the Association, NAASMU and related organizations, such as, information exchanges, academic and technology collaborations. It is our member’s responsibility to promote the Association's development and to protect the interests of the Association and home University, as well.

4. Board of Directors

The Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of at least seven board members. Board of directors members shall be elected from the slate of eligible candidates at

the Association assembly of member’s meeting, with a regular term of two years, and may be re-elected. All regional presidents of the Association branches are considered as representatives of the Board of Directors. The duties of the Board of Directors are to implement the decisions established by the assembly of member’s meeting, to operate the association routine business and activities, and to manage the financial matters.

4.1 President

The President shall be elected from among the Board of Directors members by a majority voting. The term of the President shall be two years. During his/her duty, the President can accept any additional positions and duties from other organizations.

4.2 Executive Vice President and Vice Presidents

There are one Executive Vice President and several Vice Presidents from the Board of Directors. The Duty of the Executive Vice President is to assist the President work in the daily operation and business. In case of absence of the President, the Executive Vice President takes over the President responsibility. All Vice Presidents shall be elected from among the Board of Directors members by a majority voting, and may be re-elected, and may take other duties, as well.

4.3 Other Board of Directors Members

There are several other Board of Directors members, which also include the regional branch chairmen of the Association in different areas of North America, in addition to the President and Vice Presidents. The Duties of the Board of Directors members are to participate in Board member meetings, and to coordinate and organize various Association activities.

4.4 Presidents Council

Presidents Council consists of NAASMU’s past presidents and plays an advisory role. The immediate past president shall become the council chair for two years. In case the immediate past president is unable to serve as chair, the council can select a chair.

4.5 Advisory Board

The Association is authorized to invite advisors to the Advisory Board. Advisory Board shall be composed of reputable SMU alumni, friends or current staff of the University, who are enthusiastic and support the Association and its activities. The Advisory Board members may be invited to attend the Board of Directors meetings, and to assist the Association works and its development.

5. Member Assembly Meeting and Elections

5.1 Assembly of Member’s Meeting

The assembly of member’s meeting is the highest authorized organization of the Association. The assembly of member’s meetings will be called annually. The tasks of the member Assembly meetings are to elect its board of Directors members, decide the association polices, plan major activities, and amend the bylaws.

5.2 Board of Directors Candidates

Every one may become the Board of Directors candidate when he or she is nominated by a member or himself or herself. Each candidate should explicitly indicate his/her qualifications, duties and responsibilities, for the slate of eligible candidates.

5.3 Elections

Members of Board of Directors shall be elected from the slate of eligible candidates at the Association annual assembly of member’s meeting by the secret ballot way or by email through an election committee consists of three members who are not candidates for the election. The election is conducted through email and the process includes nomination, candidate introduction and campaign statement, and voting by members. The appointment and dismisses of Association president and vice-presidents must have 2/3 Board of Directors members’ agreements. By way of ten above member joint signatures, the alumni association may also convene a special and expended Board of Directors members meeting.

6. Association Finance

The Treasurer (financial vice-president) is in charge of Association's finance, and shall present an annual report to the Board of Directors.