Global Health Activism Network Constitution

Article VII

Section 1.
The officers of the Network shall consist of a Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Council may deem advisable. No person shall serve in more than one capacity to execute, acknowledge or certify any instrument which is required by law, by these by-laws, or by the articles of incorporation to be executed, acknowledged or certified by two or more officers.

Section 2.
The officers of the Network shall be elected by the Leaders of the Council. In the event of death, resignation or inability to serve of any officer, vacancy on such account shall be filled by the Council.

Section 3.
The Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary and Treasurer shall be selected from among individuals serving on the Council of Leaders. Each shall serve for a term of two years.

Section 4.
Unless another individual is elected to chair any Council meeting on an ad hoc basis, the Chair shall preside at all meetings of the members of the Network and of the Council; and when chairing the Council meetings, he/she shall be known as the Chair of the Council. The Chair shall have general supervision and direction of all other officers of the Network and shall see that their duties are properly performed. The Chair shall be an ex-officio voting member of any committee of the Network.

Section 5.
At any time during the absence or disability of the Chair, the Vice-chair shall exercise the functions of the Chair and, when so acting, shall have such powers and be subject to such restrictions as the Chair. The Vice-chair shall have such other powers and duties and shall perform such functions as may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Council or by the Chair.

Section 6.
The Secretary shall keep a record of the membership by class and status and report regularly on changes to the Council; attend all sessions of the Council, record all votes, provide for taking of minutes, and see to it that all documents required by law are properly kept and filed with the appropriate authorities; be the custodian of the seal of the Network and any emblems indicating membership; issue membership documentation as required; give or cause to be given notice of all meetings of the members and of the Council; and perform such other duties and functions as may be assigned from time to time by the Chair or by the Council.

Section 7.
The Treasurer shall have the responsibility for the funds and assets of the Network and shall be responsible for accurate accounts of the receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Network. He/she (or delegate) shall deposit all monies and other valuables in the name of and to the credit of the Network in such depositories as may be designated by the Council.

Section 8.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shall be appointed by the Council, under terms and conditions to be established by the Council or its delegate, to administer the day-to-day affairs of the Network. He/she shall be considered an officer of the Network for the purpose of any Malaysian law which requires action by a corporate officer. He/she shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed by the Council and the members of the Network at the respective meeting of each.



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