Chinese Taipei Netball Association
Article 1: Under the name of “Chinese Taipei Netball Association”(herein after CTNA), is the
sole member national association representing Chinese Taipei partaking in international events hosted by International Netball Federation(IFNA).
Article 2: CTNA is a non-profit organization had formed regulated by the present Constitution and
By-Laws, and Civil Code of the Republic of China(Taiwan, a.k.a. Chinese Taipei). As a
Non-Profit making organization, all profits and surpluses will be used for the promotion and development of netball domestically.
II. PURPOSE AND AIMS
Article 3: The purpose of the CTNA are:
a) to develop the sport of netball in the territory of the Republic of China(Taiwan, a.k.a. Chinese Taipei).
b) to conduct national and international netball events to uplift the technical skills and standards island-wide.
Article 4: The registered office of CTNA is located in Taipei City, Taiwan, The Republic of China.
Article 5: The duties of the CTNA are:
a) to conduct the development affairs for the sport of netball in the Republic of China(Taiwan, a.k.a. Chinese Taipei).
b) to host national and international netball events.
c) to conduct the selection of Chinese Taipei National Team for international assignments.
d) to evaluate the qualification and scores for netball players.
e) to arrange the visiting and friendship games for foreign players visiting Taiwan.
f) to conduct the registration, training and upgrading of national coaches, referees and players for each level.
g) to nominate and evaluate the qualification of international referees.
h) to formulate the rules of the sport of netball and translate it into Chinese version.
i) to evaluate the standard of the netball game venue, including its equipment and facility in request.
j) to conduct the research on netball and publish related publication and website development.
Article 7: Definition of Members
a) Clubs which foster netball, herein called “member clubs”;
b) Individual who are members of a member club or a collegiate club;
c) Individual netball who are not home club members of any member club, herein called “individual members”;
d) Collegiate club and school-affiliated members;
e) Support Members;
VIII. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The bodies of the CTNA are:
a) The General Assembly
b) The Council and the Executive Board
c) The Auditors
d) The Secretariat
Article 8: General Assembly
a) The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the CTNA
b) The General Assembly is held every year.
Article 9: Special General Assembly
a) A Special General Assembly may be called by the President with the agreement of the majority of the Executive Board.
b) A Special General Assembly shall be called upon request of one fifth (1/5) of the Members. The request shall be sent to the Secretary General.
The Assembly shall be called by the President within fifteen (15) days of the date of receipt of the request.
c) Notice of a Special General Assembly shall specify the business to be transacted and no other business shall be considered.
Article 10: Notice
a) All notices of Assemblies, together with the agenda, shall be received by the Members seven (7) days before the date of the Assembly.
b) Notices of Motion to change the Constitution or the By-Laws shall be received by the Secretary General sixty (60) days in advance of the General Assembly for circulation with the Notice calling the General Assembly. Proposed constitutional changes, without prior notice, may be dealt with if two-thirds (2/3) of all eligible votes are present, and with unanimous consent.
Article 11: Quorum:
a) To conduct CTNA business at General Assemblies, a minimum of two-third (2/3) of all eligible votes shall be present.
b) When the General Assembly must deliberate upon the dissolution of the CTNA, any decision shall be 8 valid only if two-thirds (2/3) of the Members are present.
b) If there is no such quorum, a second Notice shall be sent indicating that any decision shall be valid no matter how many Members are present.
Article 12: Voting
a) Only the Members which have paid their subscriptions, including arrears, according to the By-Laws, shall be entitled to vote at General Assemblies, or move or second a motion.
b) Representatives carrying proxies are entitled to vote differently for themselves and for their proxies, and that, whether the proxies be discretionary or directive.
Article 13: Proxies
a) Members may carry proxies of other Members within the limits.
b) The proxies are valid for all decisions taken during the General Assembly concerned.
c) The Proxy shall be given in writing to the Secretary General at least one week before the General Assembly. In special circumstances a proxy may be transmitted to the Secretary General without a full week’s notice, in which case the Executive Board shall decide the validity of the proxy.
Article 14: Powers: The General Assembly has the following powers:
a) election of the Members of the Executive Board;
b) election of each member of the Management Committee;
c) approval of the auditors;
d) approval of the Reports of the Executive Board;
e) approval of the accounting records and financial statements and discharge to the Executive Board.
f) approval of annual subscriptions;
g) approval of the budget;
h) admission or exclusion of a Members;
i) decision on any proposal in the agenda or arising during the General Assembly;
j) changes to the Constitution and By-Laws;
IX. EXECUTIVE BOARD
Article 15: Formation
a) The Executive Board comprises 5 Members:
- 1 President
- 1 Vice President
- 1 Director of Finance
- Board Members
b) Each of the Executive Board Members shall be elected from General Assembly.
c) The Executive Board shall comprise both male and female members.
d) The Different Members of the Executive Board are elected or appointed according to a specific By-Law.
Article 16: Period of Office
a) Executive Board Members are elected or appointed for a four (4)-year term of office.
b) Executive Board Members are eligible for a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms in the same position.
c) Vacancies on the Executive Board shall be filled as defined in a By-Law.
d) The period of office of an Executive Board Member shall be unaffected by any revision to the Constitution unless otherwise stated.
Article 17: Quorum and Vote
a) Quorum - To conduct Executive Board business, at least one (1) Officer and four (4) Executive Board Members.
- Each Member of the Executive Board, except the President, has one (1) vote.
- The President only has a casting vote.
- The Members of the Executive Board shall not be represented by proxies.
Article 18: Powers
a) The Executive Board has the following powers:
- management and administration of the CTNA;
- presentation for acceptance by the General Assembly of the Report,
the accounts and the budget;
- expenses of the budget up to $20,000,
- authority to borrow such sums as may be required from time to time,
- when urgent, take decisions normally assumed by the General Assembly, except election of Executive Board Members, expulsion of Members, changes to the Constitution and dissolution of the CTNA.
In such a case the decision must be approved by the next General Assembly. The Executive Board is responsible to the General Assembly.
a) The auditors are approved each year by the General Assembly.
b) The auditors shall present an annual report to the General Assembly.
XI. SECRETARIAL OFFICE
Article 20 - Location
a) The headquarters of the CTNA is based in Taipei, Taiwan.
b) Any change of location shall be approved by the General Assembly.
Article 21 - Secretary General
a) The Executive Board appoints the Secretary General.
b) The Secretary General is member, ex-officio, of all General Assemblies, Executive Board meetings and takes the minutes of these various meetings.
c) The Secretary General takes part in the discussion but has no right to vote.
d) The Secretary General is responsible to the Executive Board for his activity.
Article 22: The income of the CTNA consists of:
a) annual subscriptions of the Members;
b) contribution from sponsors;
d) proceeds from rights or from sales;
Article 23: The financial year of the CTNA shall be 1 January until 31 December.
Article 24: Responsibility
a) Liabilities of the CTNA are only guaranteed by its assets.
b) No liabilities may be incurred by a Members.
c) The Members of the Executive Board are responsible only for their personal illegal acts.
a) The decision pronouncing the dissolution of the CTNA is taken according to article 11 of the present Constitution;
b) The General Assembly, having pronounced the dissolution, is entitled to decide by simple majority of the voting members the allowance of the remaining assets of the CTNA, which have to be allocated to a non-profit and of public interest corporation.
XIV. ENTRY INTO FORCE
Article 26: a) The present Constitution, adopted by the General Assembly on Sep 21, 2005, which comes into force immediately right after the approval by the Ministry of Interior the Republic of China (Taiwan, a.k.a. Chinese Taipei) dated on March 9, 2004.