Alteration of constitution
- Any alteration to this constitution shall receive the assent of not less than two-thirds of the membership of the Society who are present and voting or whose representative is present and voting at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting PROVIDED THAT notice of any such alteration shall have been received by the Secretary in writing not less than 21 clear days before the meeting at which the alteration is to be proposed. Members who are not present at the aforementioned meeting, may nominate the Secretary or other member as their representative by completion and signature of a proxy voting form indicating their voting intentions and the name of the nominated representative, which must be produced at the meeting. At least 14 clear days’ notice in writing of such a meeting, setting forth the terms of the alteration, shall be sent by the General Secretary to each member of the Society together with proxy voting forms. No alteration shall be made to Clause 2, Clause 19 or this clause until the approval in writing of the Charity Commissioners or other authority having charitable jurisdiction shall have been obtained and no alteration shall be made which would have the effect of causing the Society to cease to be a charity at law.
- An instrument appointing a proxy shall be in the following form, or as near thereto as circumstances will admit: “I ___________________of ________________________ a member of the South African Society of Dermatologic Surgery (herein called “the Society”) are entitled to one vote, hereby appoint ____________________ of ________________________another member of the Society, and failing him ____________________of _________________________another member of the Society to vote for me on my behalf at the General Meeting of the Society to be held on ________ day of ____________ and at any adjournment thereof. AS WITNESS my hand this _______ day of _____ 20__”.
- If the Committee by a simple majority decide at any time that on the ground of expense or otherwise it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the Society, it shall call a meeting of all members of the Society who have the power to vote, of which meeting not less than 21 days’ notice (stating the terms of the Resolution to be proposed there at) shall be given. If such decision shall be confirmed by a [two thirds] majority of those present and voting at such meeting the Committee shall have power to dispose of any assets held by or on behalf of the Society. Any assets remaining after the satisfaction of any proper debts and liabilities shall be given or transferred to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to the objects of the Society as the Committee may determine and if and in so far as effect cannot be given to this provision then to some other charitable purpose.