BOARD of DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT: Juan Carlos Vazquez 305-588 7155
7007 SW 120 AVE
Miami Fl 33183
Vice PRESIDENT: Juan Jose Rodriguez 305-205-5757
1390 Lenape Dr
Miami Fl 3316
SECRETARY: Julio Masferrer 954 850 1340
9227 NW 44th Court
Coral Spring Fl 33065
TREASURER: Benicio Martinez 305-815-5206
8414 SW. 102 Pl
Miami Fl 33173
Sub TREASURER: Juan Valdez 305-282-7589
2875 SW 144 Ct
Miami Fl 33175
Statutes of the American Federation of Ornithology
Article One : In the city of Miami, on the 25 day of June , 2015 approved to resolve the Social Statute duly approved by the Assembly, it was decided to establish a non-profit organization , ornithological character entity. The name of the organization shall be AMERICAN FEDERATION of ORNITHOLOGY - A.F.O., registered office and legal address in the city of Miami.
( 1) Objectives
( 2) Functions
( 3) Powers
Article Two : This Federation of Ornithological, will bring together at the same time institutions of the same character, existing or to be in the country, wishing to join it.
Its fundamental objectives are outlined below:
a) Stimulate, promote and endorse any manifestation of ornithological character.
b) Instill the protection and conservation of all species of birds in general, and in particular the species susceptible of being bred in captivity, stimulating the study and dissemination of scientific knowledge of said species, advising whether it be through A.F.O. or through its affiliates on everything related to care, adaptation to environment, procreation, etc.
c) Develop the spirit of solidarity and collaboration between all related institutions, National or International.
d) Study, improve and establish, through the competent technical body of the institution, existing standards or to create such standards. They shall be exposed to the different ornithological species likely to be exhibited, as well as encourage breeders and/or partners from the affiliates to A.F.O. to adapt and adopt the approved new standards recommended by ornithological organizations National or International that ae affiliated with this Federation
e) Organize and/or participate in Championships, contests or exhibitions, whether these events are Municipal, Provincial, Regional, National or International, with the aim of promoting the ornithological activities, allowing also the fundraising, which will be allocated to the maintenance of the A.F.O. and its affiliates.
f) Provide is affiliates with exclusive Leg Bands intended for the identification of the different ornithological species being bred by its associates.
g) Create a publication to be distributed periodically, which constitutes both technical as well as informative facts, of which will be established in the Administration of this Federation.
h) Exchange ornithological publications with National and International institutions as well as its local affiliates.
i) Acquire or rent facilities for the purpose of holding local meetings, to be used by this Federation for activities that enable the development of its social objectives.
j) Work with National, Provincial or Municipal authorities in defense of the objectives and principles of this Federation, which adhere affiliates and partners which compose them.
k) Work closely with municipal agencies, provincial or State, who are in charge of the preservation of the ecological balance of nature.
l) Create and sustain a College of Judges to be called AMERICAN SCHOOL of JUDGES – D.B.A. A.F.O., being of high character and technical in nature, which will adhere to the advice and direction of the Executive Council of the Federation. Applicants will graduate as judges A.F.O. having complied with all the requirements of rules which, for this purpose, edited, revised, amended or will ratify the authorities of A.S.J., not exceeding more than two (2) years. All regulations, programs of study and improvement as well as amendments proposed the A.S.J., must be approved by the Board of Directors of the A.F.O. and will be used in courses, training meetings or similar involving judges and applicants to judges.
These judges will perform judge duties in the events organized by the A.F.O. and must provide their cooperation as such, as this Statute mandates it. The College of judges is the technical arm of the Federation, depending on all the cases of it. The Board of Directors of the A.S.J. will act in accordance to its own rules, which will be part of this Statute.
m) Maintain an updated data base with the personal data of the breeders who purchase rings to the Institutions affiliated to A.F.O. Affiliates must complete the form that to do so will provide them to the Federation.
n) Join or agree with the National or International Ornithological Institutions.
Article Three: The Federation is empowered to acquire movable and immovable property, execute obligations and carry out all kinds of operations with any official or private banking institution, into a whole in accordance with according to Article Two third paragraph e).
Article FOUR : Its heritage is constituted by:
(a) The annual membership fee or any other income or additional contribution fixed by the General Assembly.
(b) Donations, inheritances, gifts or grants agreed upon him.
(c) The goods which currently owns and acquires hereinafter, any title, as well as the income which they produce.
(d) Proceeds by way of provision of rings to affiliates, whose sale price will be set by the Board of Directors. Rings only requested will be provided to the affiliates that are updated with the annual membership fee and don't have any other debt with the Federation. Costs of postage or transportation that requires your door to door shipment, will be for the exclusive account of the affiliate who requests it.
(e) Produced by benefits, festivals, raffles, tournaments and other revenue it may lawfully obtain by any other concept, derived of its objectives and in accordance to the character of entity non-profit institution.
Article FIVE : The ornithological associations, constituting as affiliates, the AMERICAN FEDERATION of ORNITHOLOGY - A.F.O., Maintain absolute autonomy and independence in its order internal, management, technical as well as management of their resources and social heritages.
Article SIX: Those affiliated to the Federation and the people who represent them, should in solidarity, respect and compliance support all present Statute and the decisions taken by the general assemblies and the Board of Directors. These two branches constitute the highest authority representing the whole affiliate social interests. In order to exercise any authority , the affiliates must be up-to-date with the payment of the annual membership fee.
♦ Minimum requirements
♦ Rights and obligations
♦ Disciplinary sanctions
♦ Sports sanctions in Championships.
Article SEVEN: To be affiliate is required:
1) Be accepted by the Board of Directors in the conditions in force at the time of submitting the application for membership.
2.) Once approved your request for affiliation, must pay the annual membership fee, arranged for that calendar year by the General Assembly, which will include an additional character of administrative rights for the only time. In subsequent years will pay exclusively the uniform annual membership fee for all affiliates.
3.) New affiliates must be completed obligatorily, within the 12 months following its acceptance, the following standards:
(1) Have at least twelve (12) members.
(2) New affiliates shall communicate the complete list of partners, form the complete data of the partner; phone and email
(3) From the acceptance of membership, only partners may only use rings provided officially by A.F.O.
(4) New affiliates shall carry out a classical exhibition annually, classifying for the American Championship of Canary and Ornithology.
(5) Should be enabled to the public in general, at least one full day.(6) Must edit a catalog of his exhibition, which is identified by its type, year and number of ring exposed birds and the awards. Affiliates that do not meet this requirement and do not submit it to the Federation before the entry of individuals to the Championship may not participate in it.
(7) Must adjust its actions with the regulations of this Social status.
(8) Must necessarily have an email, for the purpose of making contact in this way and from the A.F.O.
(9) Promote the Canary in its zone of influence and manage the initiation of new interested in this hobby.
4.) New affiliates shall comply, in relation to the registration of the specimens in the Championships, to use the official nomenclature as well as the official registration forms of the Federation and completed strictly with the registration deadlines for these events by the A.F.O.
Accept for each Championship, the rules that determine the F.O.A., which shall be communicated to you in advance.
Article Eight: The enrollment form, to be completed on the official forms of the Federation, not omitting is none of the requirements and data entered in them.
It will be added to this application:
(a) Complete name of the entity and the adopted symbol
(b) Legal address of the institution.
(c) Full list of Board of Directors with specification: charges, addresses, phones, email, when there is one, and other personal information. This data will be completely confidential and may only be used in the A.F.O. administrative tasks
(d) A copy of its statute duly signed by all components, with the signature of the President and Secretary certified by notary public or justice of the peace competent.
(e) The Association requested enter the Federation is a third party alien to it, as long as your application is not approved. Submitting it does not generate any obligation for the Federation, since it reserves the right of admission. In the case not adopted the request for inclusion, despite the fact that the entity that you want to enter has filled the minimum statutory requirements for entry, it is neither necessary nor required the Board to explain the reasons for the refusal to grant and their decision is final.
Article 9: The entities joining the A.F.O., will be included in one of the three following associated categories:
( a) Active Affiliates: are the current plenary affiliates that have Provincial or national legal status. They shall enjoy all the rights established in this Statute. They will have voice and vote in general assemblies and can integrate, through their delegates who are elected at the General meeting: Board of Directors, the control body and the Court of ethics and discipline of this Federation as well as the subcommittees that will constitute.
( b) Partially Active Affiliates: are the affiliates with national legal status or Provincial entering the Federation, starting from the approval of the present amendment to the Statute by the A.F.O. Upon arrival they will only be entitled to voice in the general assemblies. They may not present candidates for elective positions in the Federation. Once after two years of membership, automatically they join the category of active plenary affiliates.
( c) Supportive Affiliates: Are those that do not possess legal residency. They will only be entitled to voice in the general assemblies, and may not submit candidates to be appointed to fill the elective offices that sets this Statute. After two years from its entry into the A.F.O, if within that period of time they obtained the legal status of national or Provincial, automatically and from its reliable communication to the Federation and have submitted the documentation detailed in the eighth article, they join the category to enable plenary affiliates.
( d) The current active affiliates and the supporters, who arrive to complete one year of seniority in the Federation and who meet the required conditions to be enable plenary affiliates, are exempt from complete within 2 years. At that time they will automatically join affiliates plenary enable category. Article TEN: The affiliates will cease as such for the following reasons:
(a) For non-compliance in the payment of the annual membership fee and/or other contributions approved by a General Assembly, within the maximum periods established by it.
(b) By resignation or dissolution of the affiliate.
(c) By cause for expulsion determined by a General Assembly of the Federation.
Article ELEVEN: Affiliates will have the following obligations:
c) Any affiliate to resolve separate from the A.F.O., may do so at the time considered opportune. Request for Disenrollment must present it accompanying folder, authenticated from the minutes of the General
Assembly by the affiliate, showing consideration of such approval. Only in this way it will be valid and the Board of Directors approve requested membership, provided that the affiliate is a day with Treasury. It must be taken into account that the annual membership fee for the year already
started must be paid in its entirety.
(d) Interests in every occasion of the A.F.O., promote it and disseminate it in its broadest manifestation. Enforcing its partners all the provisions issued by the present Statute, the resolutions of the General Assembly and those of the Board of Directors.
(e) All affiliates to this Federation, at a plenary meeting of its Board of Directors, shall designate two delegates, one and another alternate, to act on their behalf and representation at the general assemblies, in the citations of A.F.O., Championships and all activity or management to the Board of Directors of this institution.
For this purpose shall inform the designation carried out using the official form must provide the Federation.
The designated act individually and on behalf of your company and shall comply at all times to the rules laid down in this Statute and provisions emanating general assemblies and the Board of Directors of this Federation. Delegates must complete the requirements detailed in article 20, point 1).
(f) The delegates of the affiliates at the general assemblies will act with voice and vote when this is, being able to make use of this right only a delegate by affiliate, the owner or the alternate.
(g) The delegates may be re-elected for successive periods.
(h) During the realization of the American Championship, World Championship, international championships or any other type of competitions organized or authorized by the A.F.O., the affiliates will not carry out similar events, within the jurisdiction where this Federation made them and up to 60 km away from its headquarters.
(i) Any entity affiliated with the A.F.O., obliged to inform previously the Board of Directors his intention to carry out any type of events: Municipal, Provincial, national or international, to take knowledge of it and proceed to verify the compliance with provisions in the preceding paragraph and if not are you on time to their effective implementation.
(j) All affiliates must have permanent email address for receiving of this Federation fast and fluid communications and to keep a much closer contact with it. It should be the date and except for reasons of force majeure, the form of communication from the Federation with its affiliates and vice versa.
Article TWELVE: The affiliates to be up to date, with the payment of the annual membership fee shall enjoy the following rights:
(a) In general meetings and through their delegates, holder, or alternate, to exercise the rights set forth in the ninth article.
(b) Affiliates may propose to the Board of Directors of the F.O.A. in time and due form, themes, and issues, to be included in the first General Assembly to be held. The topics included at the request of any affiliate and not approved by the General Assembly who tried them, may not again be proposed until after 2 (two) years of failed consideration. c) Use all the services provided by the Federation and participate in all activities that organize or sponsor it.
(d) The Member, together with a member of the control body designated for the purpose, may monitor all sorts of accounting documentation and approved books, accounts and activities of the Federation, prior notification by letter in reliably addressed to the President of the Board of directors not less than thirty (30) calendar days in advance.
(e) Request for proposals at an extraordinary General meeting, when the thirty-five (35) percent of the affiliates so to solve it.
f) Requesting the intervention of the Federation under the terms established in the article second Inc. j) Social status.
(g) Organize the American Championship, only those affiliates plenary enable that have been authorized by the Federation, ad referendum of the ruling a General Assembly.
Article THIRTEEN : Freedom of expression and opinion of belonging to the A.F.O. physical and/or legal persons, will be of fundamental character in it, and thus any act that follow you against such a freedom or right violated it, it will be sanctioned according to the norms of the present Statute.
Article fourteenth: Shall be considered violations of affiliates and individuals related to this Federation, which are detailed below by way of example and without limitation:
(a) Wrong or insulting physical and/or juridical persons associated with this Federation.
(b) Constrain the freedom of opinion or expression.
Article SIXTEEN: All possible sanctioned has the right to know the disciplinary proceedings that has started it, so that afterwards you get resources which creates suitable, the Court of ethics and discipline and to the first General Assembly which takes place, which necessarily must complete the following procedure:
a) Court of ethics and discipline, at the request of the Board of Directors then take cognizance of reported possible violations, shall be available to the accused, such history.
(b) The accused shall have 30 calendar days to take knowledge of all hearing background information on your record.
(c) At the same time, you will have other 30 (thirty) calendar days, to appeal and to present evidence, allegations and resources deemed make the defence of its case.
(((d) If the accused complete not determined in any of subparagraphs b) and c) above, shall be considered ex officio that it has done so, by accepted transgressions detailed in the record. This resolution will be knowledge of the accused.
((e) The Court of ethics and discipline will have 45 calendar days from the completion of the terms of the subsection c) issued to raise the corresponding report for consideration by the Executive Council of the Federation.
f) The Board of Directors, will analyze the record and consider the opinion of the Court in order to ratify or rectify the recommended decision. Disciplinary sanction that apply will be so effectively and will be temporary, until the first General Assembly, resolved as definitive and un-appealable.
(g) The affiliates, before a breach committed by any of its delegates or representatives, can disallow them featuring the A.F.O. copy of the minutes of its Board of Directors, duly signed by its authorities, where has been resolved to request that the responsibility falls on the person who committed it and that have already implemented you the disciplinary sanction which provides their Social status which must be entered in the said document.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS THAT SHALL EXCLUSIVELY DURING THE
REALIZATION OF SIMILAR AND/OR AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP:
During these events organized or supervised by this Federation, will govern mandatory special provisions for athletically punish urgently transgressions, modifications and/or detailed malfunctioning in the 2nd point, Inc. a) to Inc. h).
These provisions have an ethical basis and for this reason is penalized the unsportsmanlike behavior of the breeder and also have organizational, attentive support the recognized and inescapable need to proceed urgently to sort, compile, review, and publish the results of the American Championship to the moment in which starts exposure with public assistance.
Therefore, that the application of the provisions outlined below becomes necessary.
1ST degree - REGULATORY PROVISIONS:
Affiliates and partners, by submitting specimens to compete and to know the material impossibility, by the time that would fill in the American Championships or similar rules and penalties provided for in the fourteenth articles, tenth fifth and tenth sixth to the present regulations, accepted in accordance that exclusively govern these events quickly implementing provisions, mandatory compliance and that should not be recused for no reason, for specific transgressions detailed in point 2.
You know and accept both the affiliates and their associates that the American School of judges - A.S.J., is the unique and recognized technical body of the institution, with technical capacity to verify and/or check the anomalies and/or transgressions committed in the submitted copies to compete.
The judges involved in the judgment of the copies as well as subsequent controls carried out the identifying rings and the documentation presented, if they detected an anomaly in them, with the presence of authorities of the A.S.J. draw up a report that explained clearly identifying the sample data, as well as alleged violations of the provisions in force and the rules that come from the uses and customs of our activity. Copies of this document must be delivered immediately to the authorities of the Federation, as well as the General Coordinator of the event.
Before the end of the judgment of the Championship, with the minimum presence of three judges and that of the President of the College or the authority that it has in its replacement, they will proceed to perform a second check of the copies that were detected him alleged anomalies, styling below the corresponding Act, copies of which will be handed over to the authorities of the Federation and the General Coordinator of the event.
In this second check must be present as a witness the Titular delegate or alternate of the affiliate, notice in writing or by the information to be published on the undercard exhibited in the booth administrative Federation.
If any of them does not present, the authorities of the Federation shall appoint ex officio to a replacement act as witness to the realization of the second recognition.
If judges Lords involved in this second verification confirm the existence of violations already reported in the first trial or extend them, at special meeting of the Directing Council of the Federation, will proceed immediately to implement any of the sanctions provided for in point 3 ° of this article.
2nd Degree - ANOMALIES or violations:
Anomalies and/or subject sports sanction violations are which are detailed below:
(a) Use of chemicals that alter the natural color of the plumage of the copy submitted to compete. This may also occur before the trial through the use of the so-called 'black light' or any other technical method that both the Executive Council of the Federation or the A.S.J. has enabled these events.
(b) Modification and tampering that occur anywhere in the body of the specimen.
(c) Non-natural anomalies of any detected in the sample.
(d) Tampering at the ring identification: enlargement, flattening like also use rings of diameter exceeding the permitted.
(e) Anomalies of any detected at the ring.
(f) Noticeable differences between the numbering of the ring of the copy submitted to compete, in the form of registration for the Championship and in the classic exhibition catalogue of the
Affiliate to which belong.
(g) Other transgressions that the College of judges determines that detected and are not included in the details above, as these guidance and not limited.
(h) Difference of one digit, in the numbering of the ring of the submitted sample and the existing in the documents referred to above, attributable to an error display of printed numbers in the ring, not being this perfectly engraved or legibly printing.
3rd degree - SANCTIONS TO APPLY, PROVISIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
Transgressions above detailed and detected in the specimens that are competing, authorizes the Board of Directors of the Federation, attentive tacit acceptance for sporting sanctions detailed in point 1st, to apply automatically the following sanctions and provisions:
(a) Disqualify for adulteration to the specimens in violation, 2nd point, Inc. to) Inc. g) precedent.
b) Disqualify the specimens in violation, 2nd point Inc. h) precedent.
(c) To put in knowledge of the Titular delegate or alternate of the affiliate, informing, inform their represented the sanctions applied to its partner, according in Inc. a) and b). If it were not present some of them, the Federation will inform this fact by notice detailed in the official Billboard in administrative booth of the event.
(d) In all cases, if had been awarded one of the disqualified copies, reached checkpoints and the points scored will be removed him.
(e) All disqualified copies will be published in the catalogue of the Championship, as appropriate, with the explanation "(DISQUALIFIED for ADULTERATION article No 17, point 3, Inc. to) Inc. g)" or "DISQUALIFIED Art. No. 17, 2nd point Inc. h)".
4th Degree - SANCTIONS TO BE APPLIED BY THE AFFILIATES:
Violations detected by the A.S.J., athletically penalized by this Federation and notified by the Federation by the means provided for in this Statute, shall be disciplinary punished by the affiliates, only in the case of violations detailed in point 3 o Inc. to), a worldwide according to their Social status within ninety (90) calendar days following its notification.
(a) The sanction to be applied by the affiliate will be to your partner as determined by its Statute, prior knowledge of by their associated summary and presentation of disclaimers that it deems appropriate. The sanction to be applied should be proportionate to the seriousness of the violation committed by his associate. The Federation shall be informed within 10 (ten) calendar days of the imposed sanction, with copy of the minutes of the Commission
Directive, duly signed by its President and Secretary, which must include the applied penalty.
(b) The sanction to be applied must be that the directive of the Affiliate Commission available, but in all cases and without exception, it must be completed from 1 January of the calendar year following the Commission's failure, having special importance enabling or non-participation by the breeder in the events to be held in that year or following by society and by the Federation According to the seriousness of it and the background of his associate.
(c) The other affiliates where the breeder could be associated or partner must necessarily apply the same punishment as applied by the affiliate who presented the / copy/s to compete, once the Federation has made it known by the means provided for by the Statute.
5TH - AFFILIATES - SANCTIONS VIOLATIONS:
If the expired 90 (ninety) calendar days referred to in point 4 ° above, the affiliate already notified, does not present the minutes of its Board of directors or disclaimer of actions carried out by the disqualification applied by the A.F.O., this Association shall be automatically suspended on activities linked with the Federation such as: ignore their requests for rings , suspension of its rights of affiliates, etc., until both effective compliance with the provisions of point 4 above..
The same punishment it will be imposed on the affiliates listed in point 4 o Inc. c) precedent that did not give effective implementation to the sanction to the sanctioned breeder.
6TH - NON-CONFORMITY OF A.F.O. WITH THE IMPOSED SANCTION:
If the Federation does not agree with the penalty imposed by the affiliate to its breeder, only in the case that it considers that failure deserves one greater than the applied sanction, may request
a reconsideration of the same, duly justifying its application. The directive Committee of the affiliate may or not modify its resolution taking into consideration the arguments convincingly communicated by the A.F.O., notifying their decision in the same way within 30 (thirty) calendar days of received communication of reconsideration of the punishment.
The Federation in case of being dissatisfied with the resolution of the affiliate, will subject to consideration of the first Assembly General Partner of which is carried out, it will definitely solve and in final form in this regard.
7TH - INFORMATION TO MEMBERS AND TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
The Executive Council of the Federation, at the first General Assembly which takes place, inform in detail all acted to date, with regard to according points no. 1 to 6 degrees above.
Also inform the affiliates, publishing everything about these unfortunate subjects.
Of the Government: ♦ General Assembly ♦ Board of Directors ♦ Executive control
♦ Court of ethics and discipline
♦ Requirements to be fulfilled by the candidates and delegates
Article EIGHTEEN: The AMERICAN FEDERATION of ORNITHOLOGY-A.F.O. is governed by the General Assembly, the highest body of it and by the Board of Directors.
Article NINETEEN: The Government of the Federation will be exercised by a Board of Directors with seat in the city of Miami or the place determined by the General Assembly, when special reasons so warrant it. It will be composed of: A President, a Vice President, a Secretary, UN Assistant Secretary, a Secretary of minutes, a TREASURER, a sub-TREASURER, 7 (seven) members holders and up to 4 (four) VOCALS alternate.
They will also exist: a control body, consisting of 3 (three) members holders and a Court of ethics and discipline consisting of 3 (three) members and 2 alternates (two).
May also exist subcommittees in support of the Board of Directors, when it deems it necessary and thus to solve it, that will be integrated at least with a member of the Council and by all those members of the affiliates to interpret that they can and should contribute their knowledge and/or commitment, for the purpose of collaborating in the development of specific activities that you must carry out this Federation.
All functions that are exercised in the field of the Federation: Board of Directors, Executive control, Court of ethics and discipline, delegates of the affiliates, subcommittees and members of the American School of Judges. A.F.O., anyone who is its nature, will be honorary, and can not be seen nor granted emoluments of any kind or money for any reason. Expressly excepted the costs of mobility and stay motivated by the transfer of the members of the Board of Directors and the subcommittees, and from inside or outside the country and the members of the body of oversight and Court of ethics and discipline from and towards the interior of the country, at the time of completing the functions entrusted to them. Article twenty: The following are the requirements to integrate:
1st - the list of candidates to be elected as members of the Board of Directors and the Executive control: (a) they must be members of the entity in good standing and certified with minimum, 3 (three) years of antiquity, duly certified by the affiliates who propose them.
(b) be of legal age and possess ability and suitability for these positions.
(c) To take home, as possible, constituted in the same city or town in which your institution is seated or in surrounding towns, as well as the location of his kennel.
(d) Must have been sanctioned never by any of the entities affiliates to the A.F.O., by this same and/or the A.S.J.
(e) The members of the Board of Directors may not form part of the control body or Court of ethics and discipline.
The members of the Executive control may not form part of the Board or the Court of ethics and discipline of the Federation.
2nd - The list of candidates to be elected as members of the Court of ethics and discipline:
(a) They must be members of the entity they represent and have in it, at least, 3 (three) years old, duly certified by the affiliates who propose them.
(b) Be of legal age and possess ability and suitability for these positions.
(c) Take home, if possible, in the same city or town in which your institution is seated or in surrounding towns, as well as the location of his kennel.
(d) Not must have never been sanctioned, by any of the entities affiliates to A.F.O., this same and/or by the A.S.J., nor possess any kind of background in the national registry of recidivism and crime statistics. (e) Should form part of the Board of Directors of the A.F.O., of control and any organ Subcommittee. They must not occupy either of the three main positions in the Board of Directors of any of the affiliates. (f) They must act in a measured manner and proceed in all circumstances with prudence and equanimity. (g) If possible, have solid legal expertise.
Article twenty first: The election of the members of the Board of Directors Auditors Board and members of the Court of ethics and discipline, both holders as alternate, (detailed in the ninth tenth article) will be made every 2 (two) years and they remade in its entirety in occasion of the aforementioned ordinary General Assembly for this purpose, and may intervene therein all the affiliates who are staying in the statutory conditions. The duration of all commands is two years.
(a) The election will be held for the full list of candidates, and it raised to the Board of Directors to prior official, with a notice not less than twenty-five (25) calendar days of the date of the General Assembly. The complete list, shall be submitted by the appointed attorney, duly signed by this note and which shall include their number and type of document, address and telephone number.
(b) At the same time the Board of Directors will have 6 (six) running days from its notification to issue, meaning that after this period, without having received a communication on the subject, will be automatically formalized this list.
c) If you solved the challenge of any of the members of one or more lists, to understand that they do not conform to the statutory regulations, parents of these lists may make claims and relevant changes, up to 6 (six) calendar days prior to the Election Act.
d) The Board of directors should be issued in final form, within 3 (three) calendar days subsequent.
(e) A candidate from a list you can integrate any other.
(f) Lists of candidates shall be raised only in writing, be properly signed by each of them, in proof of compliance and acceptance of the post for which have been proposed.
(g) The proposed candidates to conform to any of the lists must comply with the requirements in the article 20th.
(h) Complete lists of candidates may integrate maximum three representatives per affiliate.
(i) All members of the Board of Directors, Executive control, Court of ethics and discipline, and delegates of the affiliates, shall comply with the period of time for which they were elected, not being able the affiliates which represent revoke them the mandate, unless the grounds provided for in the second twenty article.
(j) Members of the Board of Directors, body control and the Court of ethics and discipline, whose term of office lasts for two years, can form any list of candidates without any restriction to be reappointed in successive periods, in the same or other charges.
(k) The members of the Court of ethics and discipline among its members, shall annually elect a Chairman.
Article TWENTY: The members of the Board of Directors of the Executive control of the Court of ethics and discipline, and delegates of the affiliates will cease automatically in their functions on the following grounds:
(a) When belong to an entity that has not filled in as determined in the tenth article.
(b) For reasons of federal order related to the articles 14, 15, 16 and 17 of this Statute.
(c) At the request of the affiliate that represents and only on the occasion of having been sanctioned by it with: reprimand, suspension, debarment, separation from office or expulsion determined by a General meeting, to verify which its represented must submit an authenticated photocopy of the relevant Act.
(d) All the members of the Board of Directors, Executive control, Court of ethics and discipline, and delegates of the affiliates should take into account, that represent at all times the institution that proposed them to the positions that play and that to cease these, for the reasons set out above, must let them do so in the Federation.
Duties and responsibilities:
♦ Board of Directors.
♦ Control organ.
♦ Court of ethics and discipline. ♦ College of judges.
Article twenty third: Duties and powers of the Board of Directors are:
a) convene ordinary and extraordinary general assemblies, setting the agenda to consider and implement its resolutions.
(b) Take all the resolutions that believeth suitable and appropriate for the best achievement of the purposes pursued by the Federation.
(c) Resolve the admission or rejection of associations seeking to enter as the Federation affiliates.
(d) Issue, when it considers it appropriate, the necessary regulations for the better fulfilment of its purposes, which must be approved by the General Assembly and subsequently by the General inspection of Justice, without which cannot enter into force.
(e) Give an account to the first General Assembly which is held, except for the cases of acquisition, alienation or mortgage of real estate as well as the pledge of movable property, for which prior authorization by a General Assembly will be required.
The Board of Directors at the end of his mandate, may leave the Federation, without a permission of a General Assembly, with total debts that exceed the amount of income of 4 (four) years of social assessments. Do not complete this provision, which with its approval or signature, accepted them, they shall be responsible personally for damages resulting to the Federation, as well as they should also be sanctioned disciplinary by ignore the provisions of the Social Charter.
((f) Submit to the ordinary General Assembly, the documentation detailed in the article forty-, point 3rd Inc. to).
(g) To ensure strict compliance with this Statute, the provisions of the General Assembly and the Regulations handed down and observe them faithfully.
(h) To accept public authorities, institutions or any person, grants or donations to increase the heritage of the Federation.
((i) Direct the management of the F.O.A., authorize for reasons of necessity and urgency, extraordinary expenses, which shall be carried out and which exceed the 75 (seventy-five) per cent of the amount determined in the Inc. e) precedent, which shall subsequently be put to consideration of the first General Assembly to be performed.
(j) To appoint, promote or leave administrative staff earnings, set the salary and determine their tasks.
(k) Appoint internal subcommittees and appoint delegations which represent the Federation at home and abroad.
(l) Sponsor and organize competitions, Championships or exhibitions, whether they are national in character,
International. Set your dates, which will then advance to the affiliates.
(m) Choose, within the proposed by the A.S.J., the Director-General of the said College. Also elect a Director by branch and a Director of training and evaluation of the listing of two (2) candidates by specialty, if any, that have chosen the A.S.J. General Assembly
n) Aware in advance of 10 (ten) calendar days of the appointment of the
School of judges, juries who will perform in the classical exhibitions, American Championships, International, world or similar, organized or sponsored by A.F.O. or at the request of any of its affiliates. (n) Authorize the performance of foreign judges in the American Championship and others who organize the Federation, as well as you can also authorize the participation of American judges in Championships C.O.M. carried out abroad.
(o) Schedule the dates in which American School of Judges will begin courses for applicants to judges, will take the exams and will carry out the assessments, as well as also agree on courses of improvement for breeders or interested in the matter, members or not of our affiliates.
(p) Maintain constant relations with the affiliates and manage the entry of new entities to the bosom of this Federation.
(q) Designate for the Organization of the American Championship or other similar performing "General Coordinator" (titular and alternate) and his colleagues, whose position will be the control of the Organization of the event and the verification of compliance with the statutory regulations and instructions handed down for its realization.
(r) Ratified by the signing of its components, the minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors which have been present, as well as those that did not, to take knowledge of the issues and resolutions considered and/or approved in the same. This last is not to approve or reject the considered issues.
(s) Members of the Board of Directors, Executive control, Court of ethics and discipline, subcommittees and delegates of the affiliates (first tenth article), which do not comply with the provisions of the present Status there will be sanctions in the tenth articles fifth and tenth seventh of this Statute, when appropriate as well.
Article twenty fourth: The Executive control will have the following duties and powers:
(a) Review and constantly monitor the books and accounting entries supporting documentation.
(b) Supervise the Administration, frequently checking the case status and the existence of cash, securities and valuables.
(c) Attend the meetings of the Board of directors when it sees fit, with voice but without vote, not computing in its assistance for the purposes of quorum.
(d) Verify compliance with the Statute and regulations particularly in relation to the rights of the affiliates and the conditions in which social benefits are granted.
(e) Decide annually on memory, inventory, Balance sheet, expenses and account resources and other accounting documentation, presented by the Board of Directors for consideration by the affiliates in the ordinary General Assembly.
(f) Convene ordinary General Assembly, when it omits to do so in term the Board of Directors, prior intimation in reliably thereto, for a period of 15 (fifteen) days.
(g) Request the convocation extraordinary General Assembly, when it considers it convenient, putting a history who based his order on knowledge of the General inspection of Justice, when it refuses to accede to this Board. (h) Convene, informing the Agency's Control, to an extraordinary General meeting, when this is unsuccessfully requested to the Board of directors by the affiliates, within the meaning of point 2 of the article forty.
(i) Convene, informing the Control organism, to an extraordinary General meeting, in the case of emergency, under the terms of the thirty-six article.
(j) To monitor the operations of liquidation of the Federation.
k) the control organ shall ensure at all times exercise their functions, in such a way that does not impede the normal development of social administration.
Article twenty fifth: The Court of ethics and discipline shall have the following powers and duties: (a) the members of the Court should act in all cases, with integrity, truthfulness, independence of judgment and total objectivity.
(b) Members shall respect and act in any agreement with the Social Statute of the Federation, the A.S.J. Regulation and the rules of procedure that are approved promptly.
Article Twenty seven:
Modifications to existing standards, will take effect in the second year of its information to the affiliates, as well as of their publication on the website of the institution.
Article twenty eighth:
For the better development of the American Championships organized by the Federation, amendments to the nomenclature shall have full force from the American Championship of the year following the approval, prior information and knowledge by all the affiliate outlet.
Article twenty nine:
On the premises of the Federation is strictly forbidden, all members of elected bodies and subcommittees, the judges, administrative staff or anyone else who is there, talk, discuss or reporting concepts or points of view of the members of the Board of Directors and other agencies the A.F.O., as well as managers tip of affiliates. It is also forbidden to discuss themes of religion and politics, as well as the practice of gambling or for money.
Duties, powers and functions of the members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS
♦ Regime of operation of the Board of Directors.
OF THE PRESIDENT
Article thirty: The President and in the case of resignation, death, absence, license, illness or disability, or the grounds provided for in the second twenty article, Vice President, has the duties, powers and functions:
(a) Convene general meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors.
(b) Preside over meetings of the Board of Directors and decide with their vote, solely in case of tie emission.
Article thirty first: The Secretary and in the case of resignation, death, absence, license, illness or disability or the grounds provided for in the 20th article second, the Secretary, has the duties, powers and functions:
(a) Attend general assemblies, signing with the President appointed by the Assembly the minutes thereof. (b) Sign with the President correspondence and other documentation that corresponds with its function. (c) Sign with the Treasurer the detailed documentation on the thirtieth, Inc. article d).
(d) Summon meetings of the Board of Directors.
(e) Be in accordance with the Treasurer, the affiliate registry, besides being responsible for the custody of the book of proceedings of general meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as the rest of the documentation of the Federation.
(f) Draft all correspondence of the Federation, as well as the memory for the period and the Convocation to the general assemblies.
Article thirty two:
The Secretary's records, has the duties, powers and functions:
(a) Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and general meetings.
(b)Draw up and establish the minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, to be subjected to the approval and ratification by the present and the absent knowledge.
Article Thirty three:
The Treasurer and in case of resignation, death, absence, license, illness or disability
or the grounds provided for in the 20th article second, the Sub-Treasurer, has the duties, powers and functions:
(a) Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and general meetings.
(b) Record in accordance with the Secretary the affiliates, dealing with everything related to the payment of social contributions, as well as correspondence relating to them.
OF THE MEMBERS
Article thirty four:
The vocal members and alternates have the duties, powers and functions:
(a) Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and general meetings.
(b) Perform the duties and tasks that the Board of Directors may be given to them.
(c) Integrate the sub commissions to be created.
d) Replace in the event of death, illness, resignation, absence, leave, disability or the grounds provided for in the second twenty article, members who left the vacant positions, then be covered the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer for their respective replacements and if not any order: Vocal 1st, 2nd Vocal, Vocal 3rd, 4th Vocal, Vocal 5th Vocal 6th and 7th member.
(a) May attend the meetings of the Board of Directors, with voice but not vote and the general assembly’s law. Their attendance at Board of Directors meetings, for the purpose of achieving the appropriate quorum shall not be Computable.
The Board of Directors held its meetings at least once a month, on the day and time to be determined at the previous meeting and also every time that it is cited by the President, or at the request of at least two of the members of the Executive control, in these latter cases must be the meeting within 7 (seven) working days. The citation, in these cases, shall be carried out: by telephone, circular or e-mail, with 5 (five) days in advance. The meetings shall be validly held with the presence of the absolute majority of its members 8 (eight), requiring the same number of members present vote for resolutions, except for cases of reconsideration, which will require the vote of two-thirds of its members, in a session with the same or greater number of attendees from one in which the issue was resolved to consider. If they had already passed forty-five minutes of the time fixed for the meeting and not existing yet quorum for transaction of business, the President shall fix new date for such a meeting. Member Board of Directors that rounded to 4 (four) consecutive sessions or 7 (seven) alternating at the annual meetings, without duly justified reasons and without giving notice in this regard, will be automatically separated from his post, and should be establish this fact in the book of acts of the Council. Also is it shall appoint his replacement, which will do so until the end of its mandate.
A C E L I F TO
Article thirty six: If the number of members of the Board of Directors will be reduced to one amount less than the absolute majority of the total 8 (eight) and having been called all of the remaining members to replace the holders, those who remain must convene an extraordinary General meeting within 5 (five) calendar days, to be held at the same time, within 30 (thirty) calendar days subsequent to the effects to the integration of the Board of Directors. In the event of total vacancy of the Executive Body, the Executive control must comply with such a call, all without prejudice to the responsibilities that some incumbent members of the Board of Directors. In both cases, the organ that the call made will have all the powers inherent to the celebration of the General Assembly.
Article thirty seventh: The annual fiscal year, will close on June 30 of each year.
♦ Types of assemblies.
♦ Period of preparation.
♦ Call for general assemblies.
♦ Proposition of points to be treated.
♦ Register of qualified affiliates.
♦ Of the dissolution.
♦ Transitional clause.
Article thirty eight:
In the ordinary or extraordinary general meetings to be held, the following requirements must be completed:
(a) The active plenary affiliates, to assist them, must do so through their delegates, owner and/or alternate designated as it is envisaged in article tenth first Inc. e). The owner or his alternate replacement, will have voice and vote in the General Assembly.
(b) The plenary affiliates and the adherents to assist them must do so through their delegates, owner and/or alternate, designated as determined in article tenth first Inc.). The owner or his alternate replacement, will have only voice in the General Assembly.
(c) The delegates designated according to article tenth first Inc. e), must meet the requirements in article twenty point 1st.
(d) For the presentation of full lists of candidates for all elective bodies of the Federation integrate, these must be completed as determined in the article 20th, 1 St and 2 nd point accordingly.
Article thirty nine:
Resolutions adopted at these meetings, they will be resolved by majority vote, are final and should be performed in an integrated manner by the Board of Directors of the A.\F.O.
Article Forty: There will be two kinds of assemblies: ordinary General and General.
Ordinary general meetings will be held once a year, within the four months following the end of the year and extraordinary general assemblies shall be such as is provided in point 2 ° of this article.
1 - Ordinary general assemblies should be considered:
to approve or reject: memory, the Balance sheet, inventory, expense and resource account and the Report of the Executive control, as well as the rest of the documentation that by law corresponds.
In all cases, the partial or total rejection of the balance sheet and other documents presenting to approval of the General Assembly, the Board of directors should be made through a copy of the minutes of the Executive Council of the affiliate adopted such a decision, duly signed by the authorities registered in the institution and their signatures, President and Secretary, certified by notary public.
The rejection should be informed with a report issued by public accountant, his duly legalized by the Professional Council that corresponds. Hereof, shall be put convincingly to the attention of the Executive Council of the Federation, with a notice not less than 5 (five) business days prior to the implementation of the General Assembly.
Not completed according above, rejection not will be considered as presented.
(b) Choose when appropriate, to the members of the Board of Directors, as well as to the members of the body of control and the Court of ethics and discipline that should replace that which completed his term of 2 (two) years, as well as also complete, if necessary, the number of elective posts for any reason have been vacant.
(c) Fix the fee annual Social which must pay the affiliates in the coming year calendar as well as the additional contribution that one-time credited new affiliates joining the Federation. For reasons of force majeure, these amounts may be amended by the Board of Directors "ad referendum" of the ruling the first General Assembly to be performed.
(d) Address any other matter included on the agenda.
2nd - Extraordinary general assemblies:
These shall be convened whenever the Board deems it necessary or at the request of the control body or at least the thirty-five (35) percent of the affiliates. These orders must be resolved, within a period of 15 (fifteen) calendar days and to hold such an Assembly, within the term of 30 (thirty) calendar days subsequent. In case of not taking into consideration the request or deny him molesting, may be required in the same terms and procedures to the Executive control, who will proceed to the immediate call for an extraordinary General meeting, to be held at the 30 (thirty) subsequent calendar days from the date of this call for proposals.
3rd - general assemblies:
(a) These will be scheduled through notifications to the affiliates by simple mail or communication via email. The call shall be 30 (thirty) calendar days in advance to its realization by attaching itself for knowledge of all the affiliates: memory, the Balance sheet, inventory, the account of expenses and resources, the report of the control organ, other accounting documentation, as well as a copy of the certification of the Balance, by national public accountant. The original of the document must be legalized by the respective professional Council.
Also all this documentation should be posted on the website of the institution, where it can be consulted. ((b) in cases in which is subject to consideration by the General Assembly, reform to the statute or regulation of the A.S.J., must refer the project of the same to the affiliates as determined in subsection a) precedent, also with not less than 30 (thirty) calendar days in advance.
(c) In general meetings cannot may dealt with matters not included expressly in the order of the day, except that were present 100% of the representatives of the affiliates to A.F.O. and the incorporation of the topic be voted unanimously.
(d) General assemblies will be held validly, even in cases of reform of the Statute and/or social dissolution, whatever the number of present affiliates, an hour after the set in the call, if before the absolute majority of the affiliates had not met.
(e) The General Assembly shall be presided over by who the Assembly members designated for the purpose, by an absolute majority of votes cast. Who exercises the Presidency, only entitled to vote in the event of a tie, in order to decide the outcome of the vote with this.
(f) Resolutions shall be taken by an absolute majority of votes of the delegates of the affiliates. None will be able to cast more than one vote. The General Assembly has the most extensive powers and their decisions must be respected by the Board of Directors of the A.F.O. and by all affiliates.
(g) Delegates or alternates of the affiliates plenary active incorporated, after the General Assembly, will only have voice and vote in the unresolved points. The plenary affiliates and the adherents only voice from your late entry.
(h) All elective positions of the Federation are elected by full list and by an absolute majority of votes cast by holders delegates or alternates present, allowing voting by power or by certified mail.
(i) The members of the Board of Directors and the Executive control not to vote in the assemblies
Overall, in all matters related to its management.
(j) Members wishing to propose points to be addressed in the general assemblies, must send them to the Board of Directors of the A.F.O, within 60 (sixty) calendar days subsequent to the year-end, for the purpose of its incorporation into the order of the day. It is essential that the proposed themes are clear, fair and consistent with the purpose and that they are well founded.
If promoted the amendment of articles of the Social status or the regulation of the A.S.J.se they must submit the full texts of the new, specifying the grounds justifying such changes.
(k) The present statute can be reformed by an ordinary or extraordinary General meeting convened for the purpose, in which other topics may include to consider. The same shall be according to the provisions of paragraph (d)) precedent and its resolutions will be valid with the vote of two-thirds of the delegates present, in the case of modification of the Statute.
l) Must be displayed in a clearly visible location of the Social headquarters of the Federation, the list of the trusted affiliates to take part in the Assembly of 15 (fifteen) calendar days in advance. Affiliates may pay claims up to 6 (six) calendar days prior to the date of completion of the Assembly, who shall be resolved within 2 (two) days. The affiliates that despite not being up to date with the payment of the membership fee for the current year, shall not be excluded from the registry had not been effectively given low. This without prejudice to deprive him of his participation in the Assembly, if not they paid the outstanding debt for the membership fee for the current year in respect.
m) Annually, will be made up to 2 (two) congresses of informative and deliberative, but not so resolute. The date and place of the meeting will be communicated similar provisions for general assemblies, with 7 (seven) days following minimum anticipation. It will involve the members of the Executive Council of the Federation and appointed titular and alternate delegates, article tenth first, Inc. e), the plenary affiliates and the adherents, these events will have voice and vote. The same can be done anywhere in the country. Affiliates through their delegates will manifest their points of view and their particular problem, the drawbacks and concerns that affect them, as well as also suggestions that they consider benefit the Canary in general. The Board should take note of each and every one of the exposed situations, and will try to give them appropriate solution within a period of time not greater than 120 (one hundred twenty) calendar days of its realization.
The resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on these issues shall be informed to the affiliates.
Article Forty One:
The General Assembly may not approve the dissolution of the Federation, while there are a number of affiliates willing to hold it in such a way that they make possible the regular functioning of the social organs. Become effective dissolution, shall be designated the liquidators, who may be: the Executive Council of the Federation or any affiliate or Commission from affiliates that the General Assembly may decide. The Executive control shall monitor the operations of liquidation of the Federation.
Once paid all the debts of the Federation, the remaining equity will go, as should solve it the Assembly approved the dissolution, to the Secretary of education of the Government of the city of Miami or any other institution of the common good of the country. This must be approved by the competent body, the category of institution nonprofit, with legal personality, domiciled in the country and be exempt for income tax according to the I.R.S and concordant.