The Society shall be called ‘The International Sansevieria
Society’ (henceforth referred to as ‘the Society’).
The objects of the Society shall be to advance the education of
the public by the study, cultivation and conservation of plants
of the genus Sansevieria and other plants of the family Dracaenaceae.
The Officials of the Society shall be:
- The Honorary President who shall act as a figurehead for the
Society and advise on botanical accuracy of material considered
for publication in the journal.
- The Chairman who shall chair committee meetings, AGMs and EGMs.
In the absence of the Chairman at any one meeting, the Committee
may invite one of its members to act as Chairman for that meeting.
- The Hon.Secretary who shall conduct the correspondence and
business of the Society and generally act in accordance with the
decisions of the Committee. He shall also enroll new members and
help the treasurer maintain the register of members and deal with
any matters relating thereto.
- The Hon.Treasurer who shall receive, expend and keep and submit
proper accounts of all monies of the Society in accordance with
the decisions of the Committee, and shall present proper accounts,
duly audited by an appointed Accountant at each AGM. The Treasurer
will also maintain an up-to-date list of members and send out
- The Hon. Editor who shall be responsible for the publication
and printing of the Society Journal.
- The Hon. Art Manager who shall be responsible for liaising
with the editor and journal designer to ensure the standard of
the journal is maintained and publicizing the activities of the
Society at every event, arranging advertising, social events and
conventions, and whatever else may be agreed from time to time
by the Committee.
The Society shall be managed by a Committee consisting of the Chairman,
the Hon. Secretary, the Hon. Treasurer, the Hon. Editor, the Hon.
Art Manager and other Committee Members.
- The Committee may appoint such sub-committees as it deems necessary.
- The Committee shall meet at such places. Times and dates as
it may decide.
- The quorum necessary for the transaction of business at a committee
meeting shall be four.
- Minutes shall be kept of all Committee Meetings and entered
into a ‘Minute Folder’, copies of the Minutes shall
be sent to each Committee Member. These Minutes to be approved
by the Committee and signed by the Chairman at the subsequent
5. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS
- The Society shall hold an AGM not later than 31st December
of each year, when the following business shall be transacted
1. To receive the Chairman’s report
2. To receive the Hon. Treasurer’s annual report and audited
accounts for the preceding year.
3. To elect Officials and Committee members.
4. To deal with any other relevant business.
- Attendance at General Meetings shall be open to all Members
of the Society, and notice of the date, time and place of the
meeting given in the August Journal.
6. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICIALS
The election of officials and Committee shall be by majority vote
at the AGM, when the number of nominations exceeds the number of
vacancies. Nominations, in writing, bearing the signature of the
proposer and the seconder, shall be submitted to the Hon.Secretary
not less than one calendar month prior to the AGM.
- A list of elected officials will appear in each issue of the
- If any Official resigns or is otherwise unable to continue
to fulfil his duties, the Committee shall have the power to co-opt
a replacement to serve until the AGM.
- The Hon. President is elected for life. All other officials
shall be elected annually.
7. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, SUBSCRIPTION AND EXPULSION
- Membership of the Society shall be open to all persons interested
in the aims of the Society.
- All applications for membership shall be in writing and accompanied
by one year’s subscription or such sum as may be decided
by the Committee.
- All subscriptions shall be due on January 1st. Notification
will be given in the preceding issue of the Journal. Subsequent
Journals will not be sent until subscription is received by the
Treasurer or Secretary.
- The Committee shall have the power to expel any member for
conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Society, subject
to that Member having had an opportunity to put his case to the
8. ALTERATION TO THE RULES
Any alteration to these rules and/or any additional rules must
be made at an AGM. Notice to propose an alteration/addition shall
be given to the Hon. Secretary not less than one calendar month
prior to the AGM and shall bear the signature of the proposer and
seconder. A copy of the proposed alteration/addition shall be included
in the notice of the AGM sent to members.
9. INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES
- The Committee shall be the sole authority for the interpretation
of these rules and their decision shall be final.
- The Society may be dissolved by a resolution passed at an Annual
or Extraordinary General Meeting held in accordance with this
constitution. Such resolution may give instructions for the disposal
of any assets held by or in the name of the Society provided that
if any property remains after the satisfaction of all debts and
liabilities, such property shall not be paid to or distributed
amongst the members of the Society, but shall be given or transferred
to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects
similar to some or all of the objects of the Society as the Society
shall determine, and insofar as effect cannot be given to this
provision then to some other charitable purpose.