Friends of Youth Society International

 

 

F Y S I

free-standing university

Free-standing international scientific non-profit academy
 

 

Charter

Adopted by the meeting held on April 10, 1999

 

1. Name of the academy

The complete name of the academy is “Friends of Youth Society International free-standing University" and, in short, either "FYSI UNIVERSITY." or "Fysi Academy".  Hereinafter it may be referred to simply as "Academy".

  

2. Goals

FYSI  University  is a non-profit academy aiming to:

a. promote life in a permanent state of youth;

b. maximize the harmonious coexistence of all living beings;

c. promote freedom;

d. promote and disseminate verified and useful knowledge;

e. promote and improve scientific thought and scientific learning;

f. recognize and impartially certify scientific excellence;

g. fight and expose false science and false views;

h. conduct scientific research;

i. separate facts from falsity;

j. confer merited academic degrees.

 

3. The Academy is not bound to any political party and is distant to unfounded beliefs.

 

4. Board’s seat

The Board has its seat whereever it deems it can enjoy the necessary freedom of thought and action.

 

5. The Academy's fiscal year

The Academy’s activity, as well as fiscal year, is identical to the calendar year.

 

6. Organisation

FYSI University is an Academy open for membership to both physical and legal persons accepting this here chapter.

Activity is carried out by the Board and the workgroups or committees  appointed by the Board.
Work groups can be given any name or title, according to their activity (e.g., "faculty", "senate", "plenum", "school" etc.)

  

7. Membership

Application to become a member is handled by the President (Chairman of the Board) or by the person appointed for that purpose by the Board.

Members of the Academy can become physical or legal persons from all countries and all worlds.

There are five kinds of members:

Regular members –only regular members have the right to vote and to participate in the governing of the Academy and take part in the ordinary or extraordinary annual assembly.

Supportive members (abbreviated as spt. members)

Honorary members (abbreviated as hon. members)

Special members (abbreviated as spe. members)

Academic members (abbreviated as aca. members) more specifically described according to their academic standing, as decided and determined by the corresponding workgroup.

One and the same member may be at the same type more than one kind of member, eg., regular and academic and honorary.
 

 

8. Member’s duties

Anyone can become supportive, honorary and special member, provided she/he/it does not act against the goals of the union. To become a regular member, the approval of the President (Chairman) of the Board or of the Board or of the Assembly is required. To become an academic member, special conditions must be met as to qualifications and participation in research, learning, teaching and/or writing.

Members must respect the Academy’s charter and decisions unreservedly.

 

9. Associate member

A legal person that supports the goals of the Academy can apply to the Board for membership as an associate member. An associate member can be either regular (with the right to vote) or supportive or honorary or special (the disjunction is inclusive).

 

10. Membership fee

The Academy can take an annual fee from its members, the size of which is to be determined by the assembly.

 

11. Expulsion

A member in violation of this chapter or causing harm to the Academy’s interests or goals can be expelled by the Board.

The member thus expelled is entitled to bring the Board’s decision before the Assembly. That has to be done within a month from the day the decision of the Board was sent.

 

12. Board

The Board is made up by a President (Chairman), a Secretary General and a Cashier. The members of the Board are elected by the Assembly every four years.

The Board is responsible for governing the Academy and for managing all its assets and affairs in the best possible manner so as to promote the Academy's goal. The Board must document is decisions.

The President (Chairman) of the Board is responsible for summonsing its members to meetings.

The Board is functional and can take decisions if at least two of its members are present in a meeting.

 

13. Workgroups

The Board can appoint workgroups. Workgroups are under the Board’s direct supervision and are responsible for the duties delegated to them. The Board appoints the chairman of each workgroup. The chairman of the workgroup is responsible and reports to the Board about the workgroup’s work.

 

14. Annual Assembly

The Academy has an annual assembly within three months after the end of the fiscal year. During regular assembly the following issues are to be addressed:

  1. Opening of the Assembly

  2. Election of Assembly’s chairman.

  3. Registration of the election of assembly chairman by those keeping minutes.

  4. Election of two persons who are to check the minutes kept.

  5. Checking of the voting register.

  6. Question if the Assembly has been announced according to the Charter.

  7. Presentation of the Board’s annual report and of the auditor’s report.

  8. Decision about establishing a balance sheet and a gain versus lost account, as well as decision concerning the fiscal year’s losses or gains.

  9. Decision about freedom of liability for the President of the Board and for the Board members.

  10. Question of remuneration to the members of the Board and to the auditor(s).

  11. Membeship fee.

  12. Election of the President (Chairman) of the Board.

  13. Election of the other members of the Board, as well of their substitutes.

  14. Election of auditor(s) and of substitute auditor(s).

  15. Miscellaneous questions.
    a. Propositions from the Board
    b. Motions from members.

  16. Assembly’s closing

 

Only regular members have the right to vote in the Assembly. One vote per person, be it physical or legal.
Members may participate and vote through a duly authorized representative who must also be a regular member. There is no limit to how many members one and the same person can represent.

 

15. Invitation to the Assembly, messages to members

Invitation to regular annual assembly or to extraordinary assembly is sent out by the Board.

The invitation to the assembly is sent via electronic mail. If need be, it can be sent via ordinary mail, facsimile or other suitable means.

The invitation must be sent at the latest ten days before the assembly.

 

Other messages to members are also sent via e-mail or, if need be, via ordinary mail, facsimile or other suitable means.

 

The Board must let the auditor(s) know, via e-mail or ordinary mail, the fact that the invitations have been sent to the members.

 

16. Auditors

The regular annual assembly elects one or two auditors as well as one or two substitute auditors for the time period until next year’s assembly.

 

17. Signatory and seal

Signatory for the Academy is the President of the Board.

The Academy's seal is round with a sun and a brilliant- cut diamond shape, as seen from the side, enclosed within a laurel wreath in the centre.
The sun, apart from symbolizing enlightenment, is also the source of all life-sustaining energy and, in fact of all life. Diamond is a combination of utmost purity and hardness, meaning therefore that there is strength in purity of thought and reason.

 

18. Annual Report

The Board shall, at the latest one month before the regular assembly, give its annual report and accompanying documents to the auditor(s).

 

19. Charter Changes

Charter changes can be made only if they have been voted by two consecutive assemblies or by a majority of three fourths of the assembly members that are present.

 

20. Dissolution

The Academy can be dissolved only by a decision of at least two thirds of the members who have the right to vote which has to be reaffirmed once again by a consecutive assembly. For the decision to be valid, the invitation to the two assemblies must clearly mention the issue of dissolution.

 

In case the Academy is dissolved, the general assembly decides that all its assets and property will be transferred to either or both:

1. Similar organizations with goals related to the ones of the Academy.

2. Other activities which promote wild life and especially members of the feline family such as leopards and tigers.

 

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