§ 4. The Association realizes its objectives through:
§ 5. Members of the AIP may be in the following categories: full member, honorary, and supporting members.
§ 6. A full member may be any Polish or foreign citizen working in the field of IP&MV or related problems, who shall submit a declaration of enrollment, is recommended by two members of the Association and is accepted by the Governing Board.
§ 7. An honorary membership is conferred by the General Meeting on full members who are have particular merits in the scope of activities of the Association.
§ 8. A supporting member may be any individual or any corporate body, domestic or foreign, which offers financial support of the activity of the Association and is accepted by the Governing Board. The nature of the support is agreed upon with the Governing Board. The corporate body acts through the mediation of its legal representative.
§ 9. The full member has the following rights:
§ 10. The supporting member has the following rights:
§ 11. The full member has the following duties:
§ 12. The honorary member has all the rights of a full member and is exempt from the duty of paying the membership fees.
§ 13. The supporting member has the duty of contributing the agreed financial support for the AIP.
§ 14. The full and the honorary membership expires:
§ 15. The full member who declines from paying the membership fees for more than one year is suspended in in his/her rights by the Governing Board. The only correspondence which the Governing Board is obliged to send to such a member are the notifications of the forthcoming General Meetings. The suspended member regains his/her rights after having covered all the financial obligations in favour of the AIP.
§ 16. The supporting member ceases to be the member of the Association by
the resolution of the General Meeting upon the motion of the Governing Board,
as a result of a one and a half year suspension of financial support in
favour of the AIP.
4. Management of the Association back to top
§ 17. The authorities of the association are the following:
§ 18. The superior authority of the Association is the General Meeting. The General Meeting consists of all the full members of the AIP.
§ 19. The competence of the General Meeting is the following:
§ 20. Resolutions of the General Meeting are undertaken by plain majority vote at the presence of at least 29 per cent of the total number of the full and honorary members of the Association at the first appointed time, and without the requirement of the minimum number of members at the second appointed time, unless the Statute determines otherwise.
§ 21. The General Meeting is convoked by the Governing Board of the Association not less frequently then once every other year.
§ 22. The General Meeting elects from its members:
§ 23. The Extraordinary General Meeting is convoked:
§ 24. The convocator of the General Meeting informs the members about the appointed time of the meeting not later than one month in advance, and he/she simultaneously notifies them on the planned agenda of the meeting.
§ 25. The Governing Board is the executive organ of the Association. The Governing Board includes the President of the AIP and six members. The Governing Board elects the Vice-President, the Treasurer, the Vice-Treasurer and the Secretary from among its members. The functions of the Vice-Treasurer and the Secretary can be carried out by the same person.
§ 26. The competence of the Governing Board is the following:
§ 27. Resolutions of the Governing Board are undertaken by plain majority vote at the presence of at least three of its members. Possible ties are broken by the vote of the President.
§ 28. The Board of Control is a supervisory organ of the Association. The Board consists of five persons and elects its chairman and secretary from among its members. Decisions of the Board can be made at the presence of at least three of its members.
§ 29. The Board of Control has the following duties:
§ 30. The vacancies in the Governing Board and the Board of Control can be filled only through the resolution of the General Meeting. Filling in the vacancies in the Governing Board is indispensable if more than three persons are missing. Filling the vacancies in the Board of Control is indispensable if more than two persons are missing.
§ 31. The AIP is represented by its Governing Board, and between its meetings -- by the President of the Association. In the case of resignation or death of the President his/her duties are taken over by the Vice-President.
§ 32. Tenure of the President, the Governing Board and the Board of
Control lasts two years.
5. Funds and possessions of the Association back to top
§ 33. The funds and the possessions of the AIP come from the membership fees, donations, inheritances, bequests, incomes from own activities, incomes from the possessions of the Association, and from the public generosity and donations of the State.
§ 34. The possessions of the AIP consist of movables and immovables. The funds and the possessions are governed by the Governing Board.
§ 35. Obtention and disposal of immovables necessitates for a resolution of the Governing Board.
§ 36. Validity of the papers and documents concerning the property of
the Association must be confirmed by two signatures, one of the President or
the Vice-President of the AIP, and another one of the Treasurer or the
6. Changes of the Statute and dissolution of the Association back to top
§ 37. Resolutions concerning the changes of the Statute are undertaken by the General Meeting by the two thirds majority vote, at the presence of at least 33 per cent of the total of the full and honorary members of the Association at the first appointed time, and by the two thirds majority vote of the persons present at the General Meeting, without the requirement of the minimum number of members at the second appointed time.
§ 38. Possible changes in the Statute should be submitted for the agenda of the General Meeting, and the members should be informed of the proposed changes simultaneously with the information on the time of that General Meeting.
§ 39. The resolution on the dissolution of the Association is passed by the General Meeting by at least three fourths majority vote, at the presence of at least 52 per cent of the total of the full and honorary members of the Association.
§ 40. The resolution on the dissolution of the Association should be
preceded by the resolution on the assignment of the possession of the AIP
in the case of its dissolution.