Terms of reference
Not limited to:
- The Executive Committee of the Association shall manage the affairs of the Association, which shall be referred to hereafter as the “Executive Committee.”
- The Executive Committee shall be free to act and govern itself as it thinks fit, subject always to the overriding power and authority, which is vested in a General Meeting of the Association.
- For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby expressly declared, that in exercising its functions and responsibilities, the Executive Committee shall have power to:
- Appoint sub-committees and councils and to co-opt any members of the Association thereto, and to delegate its powers as it may deem appropriate. Unless specifically mandated otherwise, sub-committees and councils shall be advisory only.
- Engage such professional or other employees, workers or agents on behalf of the Association as may be necessary, and upon such terms and remuneration as it deems fit. The Executive Committee may also lawfully terminate any such engagement at its discretion.
- Formulate and adopt its own rules and regulations pertaining to all matters relating to the management of the Association and the conduct of its affairs not expressly provided for in these rules.
- Such rules and regulations shall come into effect at such time as may be notified to the members of the Association, provided that the Executive Committee may in its discretion, waive any rule or regulation as it may deem fit.
- Enter contract for the purposes of the Association on behalf of all members of the Association.
- Do all such things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of aims and objectives of the Association, including, but not limited to:
- Initiating and coordinating policies and procedures to ensure that efficient management and continued development of the Association in all its aspects
- Disseminating information and distribution of educational materials
- Safeguarding the interests of the members of the Association
- Liaising and or entering into arrangements with any person or organisation on behalf of the members
- Advising and assisting members on ethical problems and with respect to matters that arise in practice or other veterinary matters
- All members of the Association shall be required to uphold and obey Association rules regulations and by-laws as the Executive Committee may make in the exercise of its powers herein under
Indemnity and Honorarium
- The members of the Executive Committee shall be
- Indemnified by the members of the Association
- Entitled to an indemnity out of the assets of the Association for all expenses and other liabilities properly incurred by them in the management of the affairs of the Association
- An honorarium of not more than 1% or the net profits in a fiscal year that shall be equally divided and paid to the members of the Executive Committee for their service to the Association
- Regular members by a simple majority shall approve the honorarium to be distributed
- The honorarium is to be paid no more than thirty (30) days following an Annual General Meeting
The Executive Committee may from time to time confer other functions and responsibilities on any sub-committee