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Here is a brief guide to the information of The Korean Association for Buiatrics.
The Bylaws of Korean Association for Buiatrics (KAB)
May 31, 1996 Enacted / May 21, 1999 Revised / May 16, 2006 Revised / May 01, 2007 Revised
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Article 1 (Name) The Society is called the Korean Association for Buiatrics (KAB). The KAB is the Korean branch of the World Association for Buiatrics (WAB).
Article 2 (Office) In principle, the office of the KAB shall be placed in the office where the Secretary General resides.
Chapter 2 Purpose and Business
Article 3 (Purpose) The purpose of KAB is to contribute to the development of buiatrics and related industries through academic research and knowledge exchange on cattle diseases, and to promote mutual friendship among members.
Article 4 (Business) In order to achieve the purpose of the KAB, the following projects shall be carried out.
  1. 1. Annual conference and academic lectures
  2. 2. Publication of The Korean Journal for Buiatrics and academic books
  3. 3. Academic exchange with the World Association for Buiatrics (WAB)
  4. 4. Other projects necessary for the development of buiatrics
Chapter 3 Membership
Article 5 (Composition of members) The members of the KAB are composed of regular members, honorary members and supporters (groups).
Article 6 (Membership Qualifications) Regular members shall be clinical bovine veterinarians engaged in medical treatment, academic research, education, and personnel engaged in related fields. An honorary member is an internal and external person who has greatly contributed to the development of the KAB, and is chosen by the Executives. The members of the support group agree with the purpose of the KAB and are the personnel or group who paid the support fee.
Article 7 (Member's Obligations) Regular members and members of the support group are obliged to pay dues and follow the rules and resolutions.
Article 8 (Disqualification) As a member, a member who has damaged the honor of the KAB or has not paid the dues will lose his membership until he / she has paid the late dues.
Chapter 4 Officers
Article 9 (Composition of Officers and Executives) The KAB has the following officers and executives: 1 President, 2 Vice Presidents (including the Executive Vice President), 1 Treasurer, a few Directors, 2 Auditors, a few Scientific Committee members (including the Chairperson).
Article 10 (Election of Officers) The President is succeeded by the Vice President and the Vice President is elected by the Board of Directors before the regular general meeting. The Executives and auditors are elected by the general meeting and scientific committees are appointed by the President.
Article 11 (Terms of Officers) The terms of the President and Vice President shall be one year, but cannot be reappointed. The terms of the Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chairperson of scientific committee are not limited. Other officers have a two-year term.
Article 12 (Executive Duties)
  1. 1. The President represents the KAB and becomes the chair of the general meeting and the Executives.
  2. 2. The Vice President assists the President and acts as the President during the president's absence.
  3. 3.. The Executive Vice President provides general managment over the actual activities of the KAB.
  4. 4. The Treasurer assists the Executive Vice President.
  5. 5. The Chairperson of scientific committee assists the Executive Vice President regarding the issue of scientific journals and academic events.
  6. 6. The Auditor audits the assets and duties of the KAB and reports the results to the general meeting of KAB.
Article 13 (Advisors) Advisors may be appointed at the KAB. The Advisors is a person who contributed to the development of the KAB and is appointed by the general meeting after being recommended by the Executives.
Article 14 (Honorary President) An Honorary President may be appointed at the KAB, and the term of office is not limited. The Honorary President, who contributed to the development of the KAB, is appointed by the general meeting after being recommended by the Executives. The Honorary President provides the President advices for activity of the President.
Article 15 (Employees) Office manager may be appointed to handle the affairs of the KAB.
Chapter 5 Meetings
Article 16 (General Meeting) There are Regular and Temporary General Meetings. The Regular General Meeting is held within two months after the end of the fiscal year. The Temporary General Meeting is convened by the chairman with the resolution of the Board of Directors.
Article 17 (Establishment of General Meeting) The General Meeting shall be established by the number of attended members, and the resolution shall be assembled by a majority of the number in attendance.
Article 18 (General Meeting Resolution)
  1. 1. Enactment and revision of the Bylaws and Regulations
  2. 2. Business plan, budget and settlement
  3. 3. Election of the Executives
  4. 4. Acquisition and disposition of property
  5. 5. Other necessary matters
Article 19 (Board Meeting) The Board of Directors consists of the Officers and Directors. The Board Meeting is convened by the request of the President or more number than one-third of the Directors. The Board Meeting is established by more than a majority of the Board of Directors and resolves the following.
  1. 1. Election of Vice President
  2. 2. Membership and property management matters
  3. 3. Agenda of the General Meeting
  4. 4. Scientific Presentation and Academic Lectures
Article 20 (Scientific Committee) The Scientific Committee manage the planning and execution of overall scientific affairs.
Chapter 6 Finance
Article 21 (Finance) Financing for the KAB consists of admission fee, annual membership fee, supporting membership fee, group membership fee, subsidies and other income.
Article 22 (Accounting) The fiscal year of the KAB shall be from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
Additional Rules
Article 1 (Others) Matters not specified in the Bylaws of KAB shall follow the custom.
Article 2 (Public Declaration) This Bylaws shall take effect on May 21, 1996.
Article 3 (Public Declaration) This Bylaws shall take effect on May 16, 2006.
Article 4 (Public Declaration) This Bylaws shall take effect on May 1, 2007.