|IFORS BY LAWS
Requirement For Membership
|Relevant Provisions of the Colombian Association of Operational Research (ASOCIO)
BY LAWS/ IFORS Comment
|A society applying for membership in the Federation shall provide the Secretary with a copy of its constitution or charter and its bylaws. If the following matters are not stated explicitly in them, the society shall provide the Secretary with a statement giving:|
|1.The objectives of the society;||The purposes of the association are the following:
• Develop, improve, spread and make widely known the methods and applications of Operational Research, in any of its branches, as well as any other initiative which tends to the maximum exploitation of this area of knowledge to benefit the association.
• Encourage the contact, collaboration and exchange among the members of the Association and national or foreign professionals who are involved in activities related to Operational Research.
• Promote the teaching, learning, training and spreading of research in the area of Operational Research.
• Organize and promote meetings, lectures and educational or research programs related to Operational Research.
• Provide members with relevant information, edit and promote the publication of scientific publications and bulletins, promote national and international exchanges, promote consulting activities in the public and private sectors, encourage research and, in general, put Operational Research at the service of science and society.
|2. Confirmation that membership in the society is based on such scientific and professional qualifications as it has laid down, and that membership and its privileges are in no way restricted by race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or political preference;||Rights of the founding and active members:
a) Constitute the General Assembly of the Association with the right of voice and vote
b) Elect and being elected to the managing and representative positions of the Association, according to the conditions of each position.
c) Present proposals or studies to the consideration of the Board of Directors, which will decide their inclusion or rejection in the agenda of the next General Assembly.
d) Receive information about the activities of the Association.
Are obligations of the active members:
a) Attend the meetings to which they were summoned according to the Bylaws
b) Keep the Articles and Regulations of the Association.
c) Keep the resolutions adopted by the General Assemblies or by the Board of Directors of the Association, even if they didn’t attend the meeting.
d) Perform completely and thoroughly the tasks and commitments assigned to them.
e) Respect the purposes of the Association and contribute to their overall achievement, according to their aptitudes.
f) Pay the ordinary or extraordinary fees and any other economical obligations towards the Association on time.
|3. The names and addresses of the officers and the persons composing the governing body together with their tenures;||Executive Members
Juan G. Villegas Ramirez, President
Andrés Leonardo MEDAGLIA GONZÁLEZ, Vice-President
Francisco Javier DÍAZ SERNA, General Secretary
Juan Pablo FERNÁNDEZ GUTIÉRREZ, Treasurer
|4. The procedures for electing officers and members of the governing body;
|5. The qualifications for membership, the dues, entrance fees, and any other details affecting membership; and||Classif ication of Membership :
Founding members are those who signed the Constitutive Act of the Association.
a) Permanent active members are those who join the Association after this action, and who possess an academic degree or higher in an area related to Operational Research, or who have the confirmed capability to carry out a competent work over at least one area of Operational Research.
b) Student active members are those who currently study a full time degree or postgraduate studies in Operational Research or other related science. The student status must be proven yearly to the Association Board of Directors, who will decide case by case if the person maintains the position of active student member, changes to permanent active member or is discarded as member of the association, respectively.
c) Emeritus active members are those founder active members or permanent active members who have been in the association for at least twenty years and who have retired from active work. All their rights and obligations of active member’s status will be preserved.
d) Honorary active members are the private individuals who have stand out in the study of sciences and who have had and outstanding performance and/or have done relevant work in any of the disciplines object of the Association. The honorary members will have the same rights as the active members, except for voting and being elected. Furthermore, they will be exempted of the paying of fees and other extraordinary contributions that could be established. They must be appointed as honorary active members by a General Assembly after being proposed by two active members with the endorsement of the Board of Directors or by the Board of Directors itself; or a number of members that represents at least one quarter of the members authorized to vote.
Will be able to be institutional members those organizations where the teaching, development and/or practice of Operational Research methods is cultivated. The institutional members will be able to sign with the Association an agreement in which the basis of possible collaboration is specified, as well as its rights and obligations. Or the institution can pay an annual fee which grants it the right to receive periodical publications and have certain number of reduced registration fees to the Association Conferences. The institutional members satisfy the fee annually stipulated according to its possible agreement with the association.
Institutional members shall be designated by the same procedure applied to the honorary members (Article 7)
Sponsor members are people or legal entities which, without having made a scientific contribution, have applied or have done prominent services to the knowledge or development of Operational Research or another related knowledge area, and voluntarily cooperate to the maintenance of the association and the achievement of its purposes, may it be by contributing with their knowledge or experience, or by contributing financially and/or with equipment.
Sponsor members shall be designated by the same procedure applied to the honorary members (Article 7)
|6. Provisions for meetings and publications||
|B. A society may apply for Membership in the Federation only if no Member already exists in its country. This provision does not apply to Kindred Societies or to Kindred Society membership in various countries.|| IFORS Comment :
There is no existing member society in Colombia.