1.1 Association refers to : Iranian Canadian Builders ‘ Association (ICBA).
2.1 The Iranian Canadian Builders Association ‘IC Builders’ is a non-political, non-profit, and non-religious organization which serves Iranian Canadian Builders in Canada. The objective of this association shall be:
a) There shall be four classes of membership:
1) Corporate membership shall be entitled to have one vote for the elections of delegates of the General Assembly and eligible to hold a seat on the Board of Directors.
2) Individual membership shall be entitled to have one vote for the elections of delegates of the General Assembly and eligible to hold a seat on the Board of Directors.
3) Associate membership shall be a student of any related field of universities or colleges, and shall not be entitled to vote for elections of delegates of the General Assembly and is not eligible to hold a seat on the Board of Directors.
4) Honorary member is a person who has made a significant contribution towards achieving the objectives of the association and he/she shall not entitled to vote for elections of delegates of the General Assembly and is not eligible to hold a seat on the Board of Directors.
4-1 General Assembly shall be the highest decision making authority of the association.
4-2 General Assembly is held at least once a year in the last week of May to elect the Board of Directors and approve the annual budget.
4-3 General Assembly shall be the sole authority to decide the following:
4-4 General Assembly may be held more than once a year when:
4-5 At any General Assembly Meeting a quorum shall consist of city percent (50%) of regular members. Plus one (1). If the requisite quorum is not present a second meeting shall be held except that more than fifteen (15) days shall elapse between two meetings. A quorum is not required for the second meeting.
4-6 To be eligible to vote at General Assembly Meeting, a minimum of three (3) month of regular membership shall be required.
4-7 Notice of General Assembly stating the agenda of the Meeting shall be sent to each member at least one month before the date of the Meeting.
4-8 To approve the decisions of the general assembly with a quorum of 50% of the present members plus one.
Board of Directors shall be the second highest decision making authority after General Assembly. Board of Directors shall manage all the affairs of the Association. Except for the four (4) subjects stated in section 4-3. Board of Directors shall have authority to make decision on all the matters.
5-1 Board of Directors shall be elected by anonymous vote of regular members in General Assembly Meeting.
5-2 A regular member with a minimum of one year membership shall be eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors.
5-3 All directors shall be elected to a two (2) year term, and shall not be elected more than two (2) terms.
5-4 The Board of Directors shall consist of seven (7) main members as follows :
5-5 The above Seven (7) directors shall be elected the Board of Directors from among their numbers at the first meeting of the Board after General Assembly Meeting.
5-6 Member of Board of Directors who have been ranked 8th to 11th at General Assembly Meeting shall be “ substitute Members” . Each substitute director shall be a member of the Professional & Value Engineering, the Registration & Membership and Social & Relationship Committees.
5-7 Board of Directors meeting is held at least once a month. All directors may attend the meeting. Substitute members shall attend the meeting as consultants.
5-8 A quorum shall consist of five (5) directors.
5-9 In the absence of any one of the main directors, Her/his duties may be exercised by a substitute member with the highest ranking among the substitute directors.
5-10 All decisions shall be approved by the majority in the attendance.
5-11 In the absence of on of the Board members from three (3) consecutive Board meetings of their registration, She/he may be replaced by a substitute director with the highest ranking by votes of cast at the General Assembly. If three (3) members of the Board are sent from three (3) consecutive Board meeting or resign, the remaining directors shall call an election.
5-12 If a director declares a conflict of interest.
5-13 All services provided by the Board of Directors shall be on a voluntary basis with no financial compensation.
5-14 Board of Directors shall continue with their duties until the new Board of Directors is elected.
5-15 Board of Directors may publish the names and educational background of its members once a year.
6-1 In order to accomplish the objectives and task assigned by the Association Board of Directors shall appoint the following committees :
6-2 The head of each committee shall be elected among the members of Board of Directors. Each committee may recruit volunteers.
6-3 An officer shall be the head of the Financial & Legal Committee. The secretary must be a member of this committee.
6-4 Vice-Chair shall be the head of the Website committee. Two (2) other main Board directors shall be the member of the committee.
6-5 In order to accomplish the objectives of the Association, the Board may appoint other committees.