CONSTITUTION (download as a PDF)
name of the Society shall be AUSTRALIAN
EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING SOCIETY
objective of the Society is to reduce earthquake risk by:
- advancing the
science and practice of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology,
- improving understanding
of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political
and cultural environment,
comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
assets and income of the Society shall be applied exclusively to the promotion
of the objects of the Society and no portion shall be paid or distributed
directly or indirectly to the members of the Society except as bona fide remuneration
for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the Society.
activities of the Society are directed towards providing national leadership,
facilitation and co-ordination of professional society activities in
the practice of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. Such
of technical conferences, symposia and meetings,
a newsletter and other technical publications,
- promotion of
research, development and improved practice,
- acting as the
Australian representative in dealings with the International Association of
Earthquake Engineering and other regional earthquake engineering associations
and interest groups.
of the Society shall be open to persons and organisations who are interested
in the objective and activities of the Society.
annual subscriptions for membership shall be determined by the National
Committee from time to time and shall be payable to the Society on the
of the financial year then commencing.
affairs of the Society shall be managed by a National Committee
elected by the members and consisting of an Executive and State representatives
(one from each State). The
Executive shall comprise:
- Chairman (President)
of the Society
- Secretary of
- Treasurer of
shall be elected annually, normally at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.The Executive
members shall occupy their position for no more than three years.
Society may have chapters in such states or regions as the Executive
shall from time to time decide.
the event of the Society being dissolved, the amount which remains
after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall
be paid and applied by the Society in accordance with its powers
to any organisation which has similar objects and which has rules prohibiting
the distribution of its assets and income to its members.