Statutes of Skall International Macau

Chapter I Designation, Nature and Duration

Clause 1

One. The Association adopts the name SKAL INTERNACIONAL MACAU , 澳門國際順風會 , in Chinese, and SKAL International Macau , in English. Two. The Association is a non-profit, private institution, affiliated with the Association Internationale des SKAL Clubs, A.I.S.C. (Amicale Internationale de Professionnels du Tourisme).

Clause 2

One. The objectives of the Association are to:

  1. develop the relationship and common interests between members of the tourism industry;
  2. foster goodwill and enhance mutual understanding between people by means of international tourism;
  3. maintain relationships and promote co-operations with other, local and international, associations of the tourism industry;
  4. enhance the exchange with various organizations of the tourism industry in Macau or overseas, specifically through the organization and attendance of meetings, conferences, congresses and other initiatives whose aims are analysing and debating tourism topics of interest;
  5. promote among the members a deeper knowledge of Macau in the area of tourism development; and to
  6. promote activities that contribute to the progress of its members.

Two. In order to accomplish its objectives, the activities of the Association, shall not in any case be used for any commercial or trade-union purpose or impose on its Associates any limitations whatsoever, arising from differences of sex, race, religion, political opinions or social standards.

Clause 3

One. The Association is based in Macau SAR, at Centro de Actividades Turísticas (CAT), Rua Luí Gonzaga Gomes, n.º 431, R/C, Office A. Two. The office may be transferred to any other place in Macau , when deemed convenient, by resolutions of the Board of Directors.

Chapter II – Membership

Clause 4

The Association has four categories of members: active, associate, honorary and life.

Clause 5

One . Active members must be any person who is a Macau resident of good character and good professional reputation, currently occupying as principal profession a managerial or responsible post in one or more organizations genuinely and actively engaged in the promotion and/or sale of travel or in such kindred industries, as may be approved by the A.I.S.C.

Two . Active members shall be considered transfer-active members when having changed the place of their work or their residence, and are not accepted by the Association of their new residence.

Clause 6

One. Associate members must be persons of good character and good business reputation, whom the Association, at its discretion, may wish to include amongst its members, such persons being either, a former active member who, through retirement from business or a change of occupation, has lost his qualification for active member, and is not a life member; or being a responsible member of an organization associated with tourism but not included in the organizations list approved by the General Assembly for this purpose.

Two. A person eligible for active member can not under any circumstances be admitted as an associate member.

Clause 7

Honorary members may be either former active members who have distinguished themselves by service to the Association, or persons who have equally distinguished themselves by service to international tourism, and do not qualify for active or associate members and reside in Macau .

Clause 8

One. Life members are former active members who, owing to age limit and retirement, have ceased their activity in the tourism field.

Two. Approval for inclusion in this category may be granted by the Board of Directors.

Clause 9

One .Members have the rights to:

  1. participate in the discussions and deliberations of the General Assembly; without prejudice of the number two of the present clause;
  2. elect and be elected, without prejudice of the number two of the present clause;
  3. participate in, and be informed of, all the activities of the Association;
  4. use the services provided by the Association, in accordance with the terms established by the Board of Directors;
  5. participate in seminars, debates, congresses and other activities promoted or organised by the Association;

Two. Only active members have the right to vote at the General Assembly and be elected for the Social Bodies.

Clause 10

One. The obligations of the members are to:

  1. comply with the Statutes, to fulfil and ensure the fulfilment of the deliberations of the Social Bodies;
  2. participate and promote the activities of the Association;
  3. perform the duties of the social bodies for which have been elected, during the period of the mandates;
  4. pay membership fees;
  5. act in the common interests of the Association; and to
  6. inform the Board of Directors of any change of residential and professional address.

Two. Members who fail to meet the payment of the fees for a period in excess of 12 months and who, notified by the Board of Directors, fail to pay the said fee within thirty days, will have their membership suspended. Three. In accordance with the deliberation of the General Assembly, following the recommendation of the Board of Directors, those members who violate the members’ obligations shall forfeit the right of membership.

Chapter III – Social Bodies

Clause 11

The Association comprises the following bodies: the General Assembly; the Board of Directors; the Treasury Board.

Clause 12

The members of the social bodies of the Association shall be elected by the General Assembly, for a two-year term, renewable once for an identical period.

Clause 13

One. The General Assembly is the supreme body of the Association and consists of all the current members.

Two. The General Assembly has the capacity to:

  1. define and modify the statutes;
  2. elect and remove the members of the social bodies;
  3. approve the membership fees proposed by the Board of Directors;
  4. discuss and to approve the annual balance, report and accounts;
  5. approve its working guidelines;
  6. approve the annual budget proposed by the Board of Directors;
  7. permit the Association to proceed against its Directors for actions performed in the exercise of their respective duties;
  8. dissolve the Association;
  9. perform all other activities entrusted to it by law and by the statutes.

Three. The General Assembly has one Chairman, one Vice-Chairman, and one Secretary.

Four. The Chairman and the Vice-Chairman are elected by the General Assembly among all active members. The Chairman s duties are, among others, chair the General Assembly meetings. In the event of the absence or incapacity, the Chairman shall be substituted by the Vice-Chairman.

Five. The General Assembly assembles once a year in plenary and ordinary session, and, extraordinarily, whenever summoned by the Chairman of the General Assembly, at his own initiative or, at the request of the Board of Directors, of the Supervisory Board or whenever one-third (1/3) of its members so require.

Six. In case the President and the Vice-President of the Board of Directors are unable to perform their duty and thus resign, the Chairman of the General Assembly will call for an extraordinary General Assembly within sixty days after the resignation date.

Seven. The call notice for the meetings of the General Assembly, that must state the day, hour and place of the meeting and the order of business, shall be served by registered post, within a minimum period of ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

Eight. The ordinary meetings of the General Assembly shall be considered legally convened at the time determined being present, at least, half of the members. In the absence of a quorum at the time determined, the ordinary meeting of the General Assembly shall be considered legally convened, on second call, half an hour later with any number of members present.
Eight. The ordinary meetings of the General Assembly shall be considered legally convened at the time determined being present, at least, half of the members. In the absence of a quorum at the time determined, the ordinary meeting of the General Assembly shall be considered legally convened, on second call, half an hour later with any number of members present.

Clause 14

One . The executive body of the Association is the Board of Directors, which consists of one President, one Vice-President, one Treasurer, one Secretary and a maximum of five (5) members, being the total number of members odd.

Two. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to:

  1. carry out the deliberations of the General Assembly;
  2. plan and organize the Association s activities;
  3. manage and organize the member services and admit members;
  4. propose to the General Assembly the amount of the membership fees;
  5. manage the Association’s funds;
  6. run the daily business of the Association;
  7. prepare and present annually to the General Assembly the financial report and the proposed budget for the next year, together with the report of the Treasury Board, and a plan of activities for the forthcoming year;
  8. carry out all other activities entrusted to it by law and by the statutes.

Three . The President represents the Association and directs the Association s activities. The Vice-President seconds the President, and the Directors are responsible for the participation in the activities of the Association. In the event of the absence or incapacity, the President shall be substituted by the Vice-President.

Four . The Association is legally bound by the joint signature of two members of the Board of Directors.

Five . The Board of Directors convenes ordinarily once a month, chaired by its President, and extraordinarily when convened by its President or at the request of a majority of its members.

Six . In order for the Board of Directors to legally deliberate, more than half of its members must be present and the deliberations must be taken by the majority of the members of the Board of Directors. In the case of a draw in an election, the President may decide the vote.

Clause 15

One . The supervising body of the Association is the Supervisory Board, which consists of one President, one Vice-President and one Secretary.

Two . It is the duty of the Supervisory Board to:

  1. supervise the functioning of the Board of Directors and examine the proposed budget;
  2. examine the accounts of the Association, at least once every trimester, in a meeting with the Board of Directors, called for this purpose;
  3. report on its supervisory acts and present the same to the General Assembly;
  4. perform all other activities entrusted to it by law and by the statutes.

Three . The Supervisory Board meets ordinarily once a year called and chaired by its President and extraordinarily when convened by its President or the two other members.

Chapter IV – Revenues

Clause 16

The Revenues of the Association consist of:

  • membership fees, which are paid annually;
  • donations made by individual or collective persons;
  • subsidies from the public services of the Macau Government.

Clause 17

Any omissions of the present statutes shall be ruled by the provisions established in the Civil Code and all other applicable law.