European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (British and Irish Division)

The British and Irish Division is a Division of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, recognised under the Constitutional changes of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging made in 1999. The Division is a non-profit making organisation and does not pursue commercial interests.

The Division has a Constitution and Bylaws.

Article 1 Name
The Division shall be known as the British and Irish Division of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging hereafter referred to as the “Division”. The parent body, the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging shall hereafter be referred to as the “Association”.

Article 2 Duration of establishment
The Division shall be established for an unlimited period.

Article 3 Aims
The aims of the Division shall be to promote the study and development of veterinary radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, ultrasonography and any other veterinary applications of diagnostic imaging or radiobiology.

Article 4 Membership
The Division consists of honorary members, ordinary members and student members of the Association, who are in good standing and who are resident in Britain or Ireland.

Article 5 Organisation and Officers

5.1 The officers of the Division shall be:
  • The Chairman
  • The Honorary Secretary
  • The Honorary Treasurer

A new chairman shall be elected at every second Annual General Meeting (AGM) and will not be eligible for immediate re-election. The chairman will remain on the Executive Committee for a further two years in an advisory capacity.

An Honorary Secretary shall be elected at every second AGM. She or he will be eligible for one further term of office. If not re-elected or after a second term, she or he will remain on the Executive Committee for a further two-year period in an advisory capacity.

The Honorary Treasurer shall be elected at every second AGM. She or he will be eligible for one further term of office. If not re-elected or after a second term, she or he will remain on the Executive Committee for a further two-year period in an advisory capacity.

Together, the Chairman, the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer shall be known as the Board of Officers of the Division.

The Board of Officers of the Division is responsible to the Executive Committee of the Association.

5.2 The Executive Committee of the Division shall consist of the Chairman, the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Treasurer and the immediate past Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Individual members may be asked by the officers to join the executive committee or to form ad hoc committees.

5.3 All members of the Division must be in good standing with the Association and pay the usual annual subscription to the Association’s Honorary Treasurer, directly or through the Division.

Article 6. Elections
Nominations for the election of officers must be proposed and seconded by ordinary members of the Division and have the consent of the nominees. Any necessary elections shall be held at the AGM of the Division.

Nominations for officers can be passed to the Honorary Secretary, before the AGM at which the election is to take place or can be made at the AGM itself. In the event of there being no nominations received prior to the meeting, the executive committee shall seek suitable individuals to act as officers and recommend their election at the AGM of the Division.

Article 7 Subscription
Annual subscriptions, as decided by the Association, are paid to the Association’s Honorary Treasurer, either directly or through the Division.

Article 8. Meetings

8.1 A general Assembly of the Division shall be held every calendar year. This Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at a meeting of the Division in the latter half of the year.
  • During the AGM the business shall include:
  • The minutes of the previous AGM
  • The Chairman’s report
  • The Honorary Secretary’s report
  • The Honorary Treasurer’s report
  • Reports on activities of the Division
  • Election of Officers, members of Sub-Committees and Auditors
  • Notification of new members
  • Confirmation of future meetings
  • Approval of the budget for expenses incurred by Officers and Members acting as official representatives of the Division
  • Any other business

8.2 Special General Meetings (SGM) of the Division shall be called by the Chairman whenever she or he shall think fit, or convened by the Honorary Secretary on the instruction of the Executive Committee or on receipt of a written request made and signed by at least twenty honorary or ordinary members of the Division stating the subject to be discussed. The SGM shall be held not earlier than three calendar months and not later than four calendar months after receipt of such instructions or request. No business shall be transacted at the SGM other than that for which the meeting was called.

At any AGM or SGM the necessary quorum shall be thirty members, either ordinary or honorary. All members shall be notified of the time and place of any SGM. Decisions made at any SGM will require ratification at the next AGM.

Article 9 Affiliations with other societies

The Division may elect to enter into an affiliation or other suitable relationship with other Societies having aims and objectives that conform to those of the Association.

Affiliations made by the Division must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of members present at an AGM of the Division and by the Executive Committee of the Association.

Article 10 Amendments and alterations

Proposed amendments or alterations to this Constitution must be submitted in writing to the Chairman of the Division for study at least three months before the next AGM. Such proposals be they submitted, or arising from the officers of the Division, shall be distributed to the membership with a recommendation of the Executive Committee, at least two calendar months prior to the AGM and shall be brought to a vote of members present at this meeting. An affirmative vote of at least two thirds of members present shall be required for adoption. The necessary quorum shall be thirty members (Ordinary or Honorary).

Article 11 Availability of the Constitution

A copy of this Constitution shall be provided in reasonable time by one of the Officers, on the request of any member.