Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF THE KOREAN INTERNATIONAL STATISTCAL SOCIETY

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization is the Korean International Statistical Society, hereafter called the society.

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES

The Society is a non-profit organization. The Society is organized, and will be operated, for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes only. Its objectives are:

* to promote the theory and applications of statistical disciplines through scholarly activities, including publication of journals in statistics and probability, scientific meetings, and other educational programs;

* to broaden applications of statistical techniques in all areas of society, including industry and government;

* to promote better understanding and interest by the general public in statistical methodology and related applications;

* to promote better communication through the development of standards and common terminology;

* to foster cooperative efforts among educational, research, industrial, and governmental personnel in statistical activities,

* to cooperate with Korean and other international organizations in the advancement of statistics.

The objectives are pursued without regard to race, creed, color, sex or nationality.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

The Society may have different categories of members, including individuals and organizations. An individual or organization who is interested in the objectives of the Society may apply to become a member. The right to vote, to sign referendum petitions, to hold office, and to sign nominating petitions shall be limited to individual members.

ARTICLE IV. SECTIONS

Sections shall be encouraged to develop and explore ways to vigorously pursue the objectives of the Society, including meeting on matters of specialized interest such as current research and findings in a specific area, expository sessions on a single topic, or in-depth discussions of applications in a new field or of a new type.

(i) Sections: Sections may be established by the Board of Directors as provided in the By-Laws in order to promote the objectives of the Society. Each Section shall cover a field of statistical methods, theory, or applications which is sufficiently broad to represent active interests within the scope of the Society. Each member may belong to one or more Sections.

Only a member of the Society can hold membership in a Section.

ARTICLE V. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the policymaking and legislative body of the Society. Its actions are subject to the referendum of individual members as indicated in the By-Laws. The Board of Directors shall consist of at least nine (9) but no more than twenty (20) members, including the President, President-Elect, Past President hereafter the members will be called the Directors. All voting members of the Board of Directors must be individual members of the Society for the years preceding the start of their term of office.

ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS

The officers of the Society shall be the President, President-Elect, Past President, Executive Director, Communications Director and Treasurer. Executive Director and Treasurer are appointed by the Board of Directors and shall be eligible for immediate reappointment after completing a full term as described in Article VIII. The officers of each Section shall be the Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer.

ARTICLE VII. METHOD OF ELECTION

Only individual members of the Society may become candidates for offices and Directors. All individual members shall be eligible to vote for the positions of President-Elect, President and Directors for the initial term or if such a nominations is made under provisions of the By-Laws. Only individual members in each Section shall be eligible to vote for the officers and Director of that Section.

ARTICLE VIII. TERMS OF OFFICE

Once elected to the position of President-Elect, the incumbent shall serve a  six year term. The first two years the incumbent shall serve as President-Elect, the second two years as President, and the third two years as Past President. No Past President shall be eligible for immediate re-election to the office of President-Elect or President after the completion of the term.

Approximately one third of the members of the Board of Directors, excluding the President, President-Elect, and Past President shall be elected annually to serve a three year term except the Board of Directors may provide initial terms of one or two years in order to facilitate election of an approximately equal number of such Directors, and final terms of one or two years in order to facilitate any changes of Sections. No Directors completing a full term shall be eligible for immediate re-election to the same office.

Terms of office of five years or less shall be determined by the Board of Directors for the Executive Director and Treasurer. The Chair-Elect of each Section shall serve a one-year term, and at the end of this term automatically become Chair for a one-year term. No chair shall be eligible for immediate re-election to the office of Chair-Elect of the same Section.

Terms of office shall end, and new terms shall begin on January 1, but each office holder shall serve until a successor takes office. No individual may serve in two capacities on the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IX. COMMITTEES

The Committees of the Society shall consist of the Standing Committees, which are named in the By-Laws, and such Current Committees as may be established or dissolved by the President with the consent of the Board of Directors as the situation warrants.

ARTICLE X. PUBLICATIONS

Publications of journals and other periodicals, reports, proceedings or other publications may be authorized in the By-Laws or by vote of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE XI. MEETINGS

The Society shall have at least one membership meeting each year held at a time and place designated by the President with the consent of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE XII. AMENDMENTS

Amendments to the constitution may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by a petition signed by ten percent (10%) of the Society’s individual members. An amendment originated by petition shall be referred to the Board of Directors for its recommendation as to ratification. Regardless of the recommendation of the Board of Directors, an amendment proposed by petition must be submitted for vote at a membership meeting. At least thirty (30) days’ written notice shall be given, and a copy of the proposed amendments shall be sent with such written notice, to the membership of the meeting in which there is to be a vote to amend the Constitution. A two-thirds affirmative vote of the members voting shall be required for ratification, provided that the number of affirmative votes exceeds twenty percent (20%) of the Society’s individual members.
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