STATUTES OF THE SPANISH ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY GROUP (GEQO)
The current Statutes were approved in July 2011, during the XXIX GEQO Meeting (Valencia)
It is the purpose of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group to promote the development of research, teaching, and dissemination of any area of Organometallic Chemistry by all means at its disposal.
As a working group contained within the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group shall depend on the Governing Board of said Society.
The members of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group shall be individual or corporate, as per the terms established by the Statutes of the RSEQ. Each individual member has the right to vote, can hold management positions, and participate in scientific meetings held under the favourable economic conditions set by the organising committees. To be a member of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group, it is compulsory to belong to one of the membership categories of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. All members are obliged to pay the fee established for them by the Group's Governing Board. The figure of Honorary Member is contemplated as per the terms in Article 4.
Honorary Members shall be admitted at the request of twenty-five members and with the approval of two-thirds of the Group's Governing Board, for those persons whose contributions to the development of Organometallic Chemistry may be of special significance and relevance. Honorary Members may be exempt from payment of the annual fee and shall have the same rights as the other members.
For the admission of members, it will be necessary to register with the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, indicating their membership interest for the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group in the application form.
A member shall be discharged at his/her own request, by failing to pay the membership fee, or by reasoned decision of the Group's Governing Board.
The President of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group shall annually communicate to the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry the program of activities and the outcome of said actions.
The supreme body of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group is the General Assembly constituted by all the members. A General Assembly shall be celebrated once a year, coinciding with one of its scientific meetings, or at the written request of a minimum of 25 members. At such General Assemblies, the finances will be examined and the election procedures for the renewal of positions will be agreed.
The Governing Board is, by delegation of the General Assembly, the governing body of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group. It shall consist of six members, including the figures of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, the remaining being members with right to vote.
The Governing Board shall be elected by election among the members. The renewal processes will be regulated by the Electoral Statutes, which will be approved in a General Assembly.
The members of the Governing Board shall serve a four year term as per the annual mandatory meetings. When a position is vacant for any reason, the Governing Board will designate a member to occupy it until it is covered at the first General Assembly held.
Candidatures for the renewal of the Group's Governing Board may be proposed by 10 members. Exceptionally, the renewal of the Governing Board outside the mandatory periods may be requested by 25 members and such renewal will take place at the first General Assembly held.
It is the responsibility of the different members of the Governing Board to exercise the functions within the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group analogous to those designated for the same positions by the Statutes of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Governing Board will decide the nature, duration, and location of the General Assembly meetings to be held. All individual members will have the right to vote in the General Assemblies. In cases where attendance to the General Assembly is not possible, the vote may be delegated to another member attending the meeting. Each GEQO member may exercise a maximum of one delegated vote.
The economic resources of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group shall be derived from the membership fees and any subsidies and donations obtained from public and private organisations. The Treasurer shall annually submit income and expense statements for approval at the General Assembly and report them to the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.
The annual membership fees shall be set by the General Assembly at the proposal of the Governing Board. Collection of the annual fees of the Group will be carried out by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry simultaneously to the collection of its own fees. Overdue payment of the fee may cause the loss of membership if the delay is unjustified as judged by the Governing Board, who will adopt the decision and communicate it to the member.
The Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group has an official logo that must appear as an identifier in the activities organised by the Group.
Any amendment to these Statutes shall be requested by a minimum of 25 members, be notified to all its members, and require its approval at a General Assembly by a minimum of three quarters of the votes.
The Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Group shall be dissolved by agreement of its General Assembly or when the number of members is below that established by the RSEQ (currently 30).