Pacific Asia Travel Association Thailand Chapter

Section 3

PATA Thailand Chapter Bylaws

At all meetings, the Chairman, or in his absence the Vice Chairman, shall take the chair.

The Executive Committee shall meet at such times and place as it shall from time to time decide, and at all times the Executive Committee shall determine its own procedure.

At all meetings of the Executive Committee a quorum shall consist of five (5) members, including the Chairman.

At all meetings of the Executive Committee each member in good standing who is present at the meeting shall be entitled to one vote, and in all cases of equality of votes, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a deciding vote as well as a regular vote. There shall be no vote by proxy.

All decisions of the Executive Committee shall be by a simple majority of those members in good standing, present and voting.

In order to deal with urgent matters expeditiously, Executive Action Sub-Committees may be appointed by the Executive Committee. At any time members of such Executive Action Sub-Committees may or may not be members of the Executive Committee but shall be considered as a functional part of the Executive Committee.

Dues shall be Three thousand baht (Baht 3,000.00) per year per member, and shall be due and payable within 30 days after the Annual General Meeting. In addition, the Executive Committee may levy nominal assessments on the members as may be needed to cover the cost of Chapter operations and activities.

The finances of the Chapter shall be controlled by the Treasurer (or the Secretary/Treasurer) who shall be authorised to pay accounts and to co-sign cheques with either the Chairman/ Vice Chairman/Secretary.

All books and accounts of the Chapter shall be audited at least once a year by a professional auditor designated by the Executive Committee.

The Bylaws may be altered, added to, rescinded or otherwise varied or amended by a resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting at an Annual General Meeting, and subsequently approved by the PATA Executive Committee.

Any member may propose such a resolution, in writing, to the Secretary of the Chapter, at least 21 days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting at which such resolution is to be voted on.

Notice of motion of any such amendment must be forwarded by the Secretary to all Chapter members in good standing, at least fourteen (14) days prior to date of the meeting.

The Chapter shall not enter into any contractual arrangement or make any other legal commitment unless it has requested, and received, the specific approval of the Executive Vice President of PATA.