Pacific Asia Travel Association Thailand Chapter

Section 2

PATA Thailand Chapter Bylaws

Cessation of membership shall be automatic upon the member firm resigning from the Chapter or being dropped from the rolls of PATA.

Any member in arrears for two calendar months of any levies or fees due this Chapter shall not be entitled to attend or participate in any meetings of this Chapter. Cessation of Chapter membership of such organisation shall be determined by the Executive Committee.

The Annual General Meeting shall be held not later than one month after the end of the PATA financial year – December.

General Meeting, to which all members in good standing of the Chapter shall be invited, shall be held at least once each quarter of the calendar year; the Annual General Meeting may be in lieu of one of the aforementioned General Meetings.

Notice of such meetings shall be delivered by post/fax/email to members at least seven (7) days before the day appointed for holding same. Such notice shall describe generally the order of business.

Special Meetings may be called at any time by either the Executive Committee missingshall constitute a quorum. In the event no quorum is present, the Chairman shall adjourn the Meeting after setting a date for a new Meeting to be held not less than 14 days nor more than 21 days after this adjournment. Notices of the new Meeting date must be sent to all members as indicated in 6 (C) above.

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

All decisions shall be made by a simple majority of those members in good standing present and voting, except as otherwise provided for in 12 (a) of these Bylaws.

Responsibility for the management of Chapter affairs shall rest with the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of ten (10) members, duly elected as of the Annual General Meeting from among the members present and eligible to vote, and with a least one member representing each category of membership, to wit Government, Carrier, Travel and Tour Agent, Hotel and Associate.

Members of the Executive Committee shall be distributed as equally as possible among Government, Carrier, Travel and Tour Agent, Hotel and Associate categories of membership, except, if there is only one, or no representative of any category available for election, then one additional member shall be elected from among the other categories.

Members of the Executive Committee shall be Chapter members in good standing for a term of two Chapter years.

No nomination for the Executive Committee shall be made unless the nominee is a member in good standing of the Chapter, and represents a member in good standing of PATA, or must be a "Travel Industry Associate" member in good standing, and for which the prior consent of the nominee to stand for office has been obtained by the Executive Committee or its duly appointed Sub-Committee, if any. Nominations of candidates for the Executive Committee can be made by any member in good standing present at the Annual General Meeting, which nominations will be accepted by the Election Chairman upon proper seconding by another member and with the consent of the person so nominated.

The newly-elected members of the Executive Committee shall meet, either during the Annual General Meeting or immediately following the adjournment of the Annual General Meeting to elect from among the elected members of the Committee, a Chairman, Vice Chairman, a Secretary and a Treasurer, who shall serve through the next Annual General Meeting. The positions of Secretary and Treasurer may or may not be held by the same person, upon the decision of the members of the Executive Committee.

A vacancy caused by the resignation or withdrawal for any reason, of any member of the Executive Committee shall be filled by appointment by the Chapter Chairman of another individual representing the same category of PATA membership as did his predecessor, such appointee to serve until the next Annual General Meeting.

Within fifteen days after the Annual General Meeting, the Chapter Chairman shall announcement in writing, to each member of the Chapter the appointment of Officers, to wit, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, each of whose terms shall expire as of the close of the next Annual General Meeting.

The Executive Committee may at its discretion appoint a professional Secretary or a firm of professional Secretaries or Public Accountants for such period, at such remuneration and on such conditions as may, from time to time, be determined by the Executive Committee.