ISNM is the international society for manufacturing

ISNM is the international society for nanomanufacturing

Constitution
C1 IDENTIFICATION

C1.1 The name of this Society is The International Society for Nanomanufacturing.

C1.2 The Society is a nonprofit organization, founded on February 23, 2010, and chartered under the laws of the United Kingdom.

C2 PURPOSES

C2.1 The purposes of this Society are to:

Promote the development and use of nanoscience and related technology for the benefit of society;

Promote the exchange of information among members;

Encourage original research;

Support education of nanoscience and nanotechnology;

C2.2 The Society may approve or adopt any report, recommended practice, or related conformity assessment program but shall forbid and oppose the use of its name and proprietary symbols in any commercial work or business.

C3 MEMBERSHIP

C3.1 The memberships of ISNM consist of Fellows, Members, Student Members and Corporation Members.

C3.2 Fellows are the distinctive members of ISNM who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the field of nanomanufacturing, and normally should have no less than 10 years of active practice in the field.

C3.3 Members are those who have good knowledge or experience in the field of nanomanufacturing and should have no less than 3 years of experience in the profession.

C3.4 Student Members are those who engage in full-time study in nanomanufacturing and related technologies, either in undergraduate or in postgraduate level, and have not yet obtained their terminal degree. Post-Docs are not eligible for student membership.

C3.5 Corporate Members are those who from industrial organizations with focus on nanomanufacturing and support the purposes of ISNM.

C3.6 Personal or professional achievement of members, within the Society and/or their professions, may be designated by appropriate titles or descriptive words.

C4 GOVERNMENT

C4.1 The affairs of the Society shall be managed by an Executive Board chosen from its membership which shall have full control of the activities of the Society, subject to the limitations of the Constitution and By-Laws and the laws of the United Kingdom.

The seven members of the Executive Board shall be elected from the members of the Society of Member grade or higher.  The term of each Board member shall be two years. There is no term limits for the members of the Executive Board.

C4.2 The Officers of the Society shall consist of the President, the CEO, the Secretary, and such others as the Executive Board may appoint.

C4.3 The President shall be a member of the Executive Board.  He or she shall be elected for a term of two years.  There is no term limits for the President.

C4.4 The CEO shall be a member of the Executive Board.  He or she shall serve a term of two years. There is no term limits for the CEO.

C4.5 Each Executive Board at its first meeting shall appoint for two years a Secretary.

C4.6 The members of Executive Board shall usually meet every two years, or at the call of the President. Five members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.

C4.7 The deposit, investment, and disbursement of all funds shall be subject to the direction of Executive Board.

C5 SOCIETY STRUCTURE

C5.1 The Society membership may be divided into smaller units for administrative and technical activities.

C5.2 The provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws established by the Executive Board of the Society shall govern the procedure of all units of the Society but no action or obligation of such units shall be considered an action or obligation of the Society as a whole.


C6 MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY

C6.1 Society-Wide Meetings of the Society shall be held at such time and place as the Executive Board shall designate.

C6.2 There shall be one Meeting of the Society every two years, as determined by the Executive Board.

C6.3 Special Meetings of the Society may be called at any time and place at the discretion of the Executive Board, or shall be called by the President upon the written request of the Society membership.

C7 PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

C7.1 The papers and publications of the Society shall be issued in such manner as the Executive Board may direct.

C8 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

C8.1    At any Meeting of the Society members may propose in writing an amendment to the Constitution, provided that it shall bear the written endorsement of at least 10 members in good standing.

   Such proposed amendment shall not be voted on for adoption at the meeting, but shall be open to discussion and modification, and to a vote as to whether in its original or modified form, it shall be mailed in printed form to the members of the Society for action.

   If the members present at the meeting, not less than 20 voting in favor thereof, shall so decide, then the President shall mail in printed form to each member, a notice of the proposed amendment as so decided by said vote, setting forth the amendment in full, accompanied by any comment the Executive Board may elect to make.

   A ballot shall be sent with the notice of the proposed amendment, and the voting shall be by sealed letter-ballot, closing at 12:00 a.m. on the 30th day after the mailing.

   The adoption of the amendment shall require a vote in its favor of two-thirds of the votes cast.

   The President following the close of the ballot shall announce the result, and if the amendment is adopted it shall thereupon take effect.

C8.2    Any changes in the order or numbering of paragraphs of the Constitution and By-Laws required by an amendment shall be made under the direction of the Executive Board.

C9 DUES

C9.1 Any changes to the dues must be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of the Executive Board.

A dues increase shall be limited to the change in the Consumer Price Index since the previous dues increase.  A dues decrease shall not be limited.

C9.2 Any proposed dues increase beyond the limit contained in C9.1.1 must be submitted to the membership for approval by letter ballot.