한국무용 연구학회 SINCE 1981

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Chapter Ⅰ General Provisions

Article 1 Name
The name of this society shall be the Society of Korean Dance Studies. It is an affiliate of the Korean Dance Association (formerly the Society of Korean Dance Research) and shall be referred to as the Society throughout the rest of these By-Laws.
Article 2 Purpose
The objects of the Society shall be to study and practice Korean dances and the convergence and fusion arts on the basis of the nature of Korean dances aiming at developing such studies into the future academic field.
Article 3 Office
The office of the Society shall be located at the President's organization.
Article 4 Business Scope
The Society will conduct following activities under the purpose of its foundation:
  • to study Korean Dances and the relevant academic field
  • to publish journals (3 times per year) and scholarly books>
  • to hold local and international academic symposiums
  • to foster the younger generation through thesis award and research support
  • to form an alliance and collaborate with relevant Korean or overseas academic organizations
  • other necessary activities to fulfill the purpose of the Society

Chapter ⅡMembership

Article 5 Determination of Membership
Members of the society shall be persons who have consented on the purpose for which the Korean Dance Association and the Society were formed and received the approval from the committee of the Society by submitting required application.
Article 6 Member's Rights
A member shall be entitled to rights to participate in the events held by the Korean Dance Association or the Society.
Article 7 Member's Obligations
A member shall be obligated to observe the followings:
  • the by-laws and other rules of the Society
  • decision(s) of a general meeting or the committee of the Society
  • payment of admission and other fees determined by the Society
Article 8 Membership Withdrawal
A member may withdraw from the Society by submitting a withdrawal application to the President of the Society.
Article 9 Reward and Punishment
  • Member who has contributed to the development of the Society will be entitled to a reward by the approval of the committee of the Society.
  • Member(s) who has committed deeds against the purpose of the Society, defamation of the Society and defaulted in any of his or her obligations as set out in Article 7, shall be subject to disciplinary actions such as expulsion and/or reprimand by the decision of the committee of the Society.
  • Member(s) who is in chronic default on the payment of fees shall be subject to automatic disqualification of his or her membership.

Chapter Ⅲ Officers and Committees

Article 10 Officers
The Society shall have the following committees for the operation. The member of these committees are same as those of the Korean Dance Society.
  • board of directors
  • steering committee
  • The chairs of division and committee shall be appointed among executive directors by the President through a resolution of the board of directors (a standing committee).
Article 11 Officers
The Society shall consist of officers as follows:
  • President: 1 person
  • Vice President: 9 persons
  • Executive Director: 15 persons or more (including President and vice-President)
  • Director: 15 persons or more, but not exceeding 50 persons
  • Auditor: 2 persons (excluding directors)
Article 12 Election
  • Officers shall be elected by a vote in general meeting.
  • The by-election of officer(s) shall be made within 2 months since a vacancy occurs.
  • The new election of officer(s) shall be made no later than 2 months before the term of existing officer(s) expires.
Article 13 Dismissal of Officers
Any officer who commits one or more of deeds in the following may be dismissed by a decision of a general meeting.
  • any deed working against the purpose of the Society
  • causing disputes among officers, accounting fraud and/or other conspicuous faults and wrongdoing
  • default on payment of fees
Article 14 Terms of Officers
  • The term of a President shall be 3 years and may be reelected.
  • The term of officers excluding a President shall be 3 years and may be reelected.
  • The term of by-elected officers shall be the residual term of his or her predecessor.
Article 15 Duties of Officers
  • The President shall represent the Society, preside over the operation of the Society and serve as the President of a general meeting and a board of directors.
  • Director shall attend a board of directors, vote for issues of the Society and address tasks committed by the board or the President.
  • The auditor shall conduct the following tasks;
    • 1)to inspect and audit the management of the properties and financial status of the Society
    • 2)to inspect the operation and functions of the board of directors
    • 3)to report to the board of directors or a general meeting any unfair, unrighteous and improper deeds or incidents discovered by his or her auditing activities as set out in a. and b. of this Article and to request the rectification of the same, and to report to Seoul Metropolitan Government
    • 4)to call for a general or board meeting, as required, in order to make the report of the foregoing c. of this Article
    • 5)to attend a general or board meeting to make a statement
Article 16 In the absence of President
  • In the case an incident occurs to President, the oldest among the directors shall perform the duties of President.
  • In the vacancy of President, the director elected by the board of directors shall perform the duties of President.
  • The director who perform the duties of President pursuant to 16.2 shall initiate the process of electing a new President immediately.
  • The board meeting in accordance with 16.2 requires the majority presence of the board members, and the election of acting President shall be presided over by the most senior director member and shall be passed by a majority of votes of the present board members.
Article 17 Committees
  • The Society shall have Editorial Committee, Research Committee and Research Ethics Committee thereof, for the purpose of publishing a collection of papers, the Korean Dance Research.
  • Respective committees shall consist of one chairperson and the necessary number of staff.
  • A chairperson of a committee shall be appointed by the President after the decision of a board meeting.
  • Details on organization and operation of respective committees shall be determined separately by the resolution of a board of directors.

Chapter Ⅳ General Meeting

Article 18 Organization
The General Meeting shall be the utmost decision-making organization of the Society and consist of entire society members.
Article 19 Convening General Meetings
  • The general meetings shall be divided into regular general meetings and extraordinary general meetings and shall be convened by a President.
  • A regular general meeting shall be convened within 30 days prior to the commencement of each fiscal year, and an extraordinary general meeting may be convened anytime at the discretion of President.
  • The notice convening a general meeting in writing with the information on the agenda, date, time and place shall be addressed to each member 7 days prior to the date of the general meeting by President.
Article 20 Convening of General Meetings
  • The President shall convene a general meeting within 20 days since a requisition of members for the meeting is lodged as in the following cases:
    • 1)when a majority of registered directors have made a requisition of a general meeting and presented the purpose of the meeting
    • 2)when an auditor has convened a general meeting in accordance with c. and d. of Article 15.3.
    • 3)when one third (1/3) or more of registered members have made a requisition of a general meeting and presented the purpose of the meeting
  • If the convocation of a general meeting is delayed for beyond 7 days by shrinking or absence of a person who is entitled to convene a general meeting, a general meeting can be convened by the approval of a majority of registered directors or of one third (1/3) or more of registered members.
  • A general meeting convened in accordance with Article 20.2 shall be presided over by the most senior among the present directors to elect a new President.
Article 21 Quorum for General Meeting
  • The attendance of a majority of registered members constitutes a quorum at a general meeting, and the approval by a majority of present members constitutes a resolution. In the case of a tie, a chairperson shall have the casting vote.
  • The voting rights at a general meeting may be entrusted to other attending members in writing. In this case, a letter of attorney shall be submitted to a chairperson prior to the opening of a general meeting.
Article 22 Roles and Functions of General Meeting
The general meeting votes for the following agenda:
  • election of executives
  • disbandment of the Society and amendment of by-laws
  • disposal of existing properties, acquisition of new properties or borrowing funds
  • approval of budgets and settlement of accounts
  • approval of business plans
  • other major agenda in relation to the operation of the Society
Article 23 Exclusion from Voting Right at General Meeting
A member who any single or multiple cases in the following applies to shall be excluded from executing a voting right at a general meeting:
  • when the member himself or herself is the concerned person in relation to a resolution on inauguration or dismissal of executive
  • when the member has his or her own interests contradicting to the interests of the Society in relation to monetary or property issues

Chapter ⅤBoard of Directors and Committees

Article 24 Board of Directors
The board of directors shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, executive directors and non-executive directors.
  • President is entitled to the right to appoint executive directors among non-executive directors to entrust purposed business thereto.
  • In the event that a vacancy of executive directors occurs, executive directors may be elected among non-executive directors by a resolution of the board of directors.
Article 25 Types and Convocation of Board Meeting
  • The board meetings are divided into regular board meetings and extraordinary board meetings which shall be convened by a President.
  • The regular board meeting shall be convened once in a calendar year and extraordinary board meetings may be convened at the discretion of a President.
  • President shall send a written notice of convening a board meeting with the information on the agenda, date, time and place to respective executives, executive directors and auditors 7 days prior to the date of the convened board meeting.
Article 26 Convening of Board Meetings
  • The President shall convene a board meeting within 20 days since a requisition of members for the meeting is lodged as in the following cases:
    • 1)when a majority of registered directors have made a requisition of a board meeting and presented the purpose of the meeting
    • 2)when an auditor has convened a board meeting in accordance with c. and d. of Article 15.3
  • f the convocation of a board meeting is delayed for beyond 7 days by shrinking or absence of a person who is entitled to convene a board meeting, a board meeting can be convened by the approval of a majority of registered directors.
  • A board meeting convened in accordance with Article 26.2 shall be presided over by the most senior among the present directors to elect a new President.
Article 27 Prohibition of Documentary Resolution
None of documentary resolution of a board meeting shall be valid.
Article 28 Quorum for Board Meeting
  • The attendance of a majority of registered directors constitutes a quorum at a board meeting, and the approval by a majority of present directors constitutes a resolution. In the case of a tie, a chairperson shall have the casting vote.
  • The voting right at a board meeting shall not be entrusted.
Article 29 Matters for Decision by the Board
The board shall deliberate and vote for the following agenda:
  • he management of business
  • the execution of a business plan
  • the documentation of budget plans and settlements
  • missions assigned by a general meeting
  • the management of the properties of the Society
  • the execution of the rights pursuant to the by-laws of Society
  • referring the agenda to a general meeting
  • voting for the agenda referred by a President
  • other important agenda in relation to the operation of the Society
Article 30
As per the purpose of the business and if necessary, a President shall be entitled to convene a board meeting which consists of vice Presidents and executive directors, and to elect to exercise the rights to resolution and execution of the raised agenda on behalf of the board.
Article 31 Roles and Functions of Editorial Committee
The Editorial Committee will take charge of following duties:
  • to inspect papers to be contributed to journals
  • to edit and publish the magazine titled the Korean Dance Research which will be issued 3 times per year, namely in April, August and December
  • to edit and publish research materials
  • to select papers eligible for the best excellence award and the excellence award
    • 1)The chief editor will form a separate group of judges to examine each candidate and select final winners by the approval of a steering committee.
    • 2)The group of judges shall be formed with 7 or more editors by the chief editor, and the attendance of two thirds (2/3) or more of the judges and the approval of two thirds (2/3) of attending judges shall constitute a resolution.
    • 3)Only those who are the member of the Society and not a full-time faculty at college shall be qualified candidates for paper awards. The criteria of the examination for awards will be the originality, logicality and academic and educational contribution of submitted research subjects.
  • publication of other academic books
Article 32 Roles and Functions of Research Committee
The Research Committee will take charge of following duties:
  • to conduct various studies on Korean dances and win research funds
  • to spread and streamline the education of the academic achievements
  • to hold academic conferences
Article 33 Roles and Functions of Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee will take charge of following duties:
  • to set up the rules of research ethics
  • to take measures against violation of research ethics
Article 34 Branch and Research Subcommittees
  • The Society may set up regional or national branches in order to foster Korean dance research.
  • The Society may set up research subcommittees in order to foster research activities in respective areas.
  • The steering committee shall stipulate the separate rules in relation to the organization and operation of branches and research subcommittees.

Chapter Ⅵ Properties and Accounting

Article 35 Properties
The properties of the Society divides into fundamental property and general property.
  • The fundamental property collectively indicates the assets contributed by the founder of the Society at the time of its foundation and the basic property defined by the board.
  • The general property indicates other assets except fundamental property.
Article 36 Disposal of Fundamental Property
  • The sale, donation, lease, exchange or use as collateral of the fundamental property of the Society shall be subject to Article 46. Amendment of the By-laws hereunder.
  • Any plan of assuming liability, quitclaim deed and/or flotation of a loan shall be subject to a resolution by a general meeting.
Article 37 Proceeds
The proceeds of the Society will be membership fees, contribution and other earnings.
Article 38 Fiscal Year
The Society shall observe the government's fiscal year criteria.
Article 39 Budget Compilation
The Society shall draw up the revenue and expenditure plan one month prior to each fiscal year, obtain the approval from the board and then the approval from a general meeting.
Article 40 Loan
In the event that the Society intends to receive long-term loan for the sake of its purpose of business, the Society shall obtain the approvals from the board and then a general meeting respectively.
Article 42 Settlement
The Society shall draw up settlements within 2 months after the end of each fiscal year and obtain the approvals from the board and then a general meeting respectively.
Article 43 Audit
The auditors shall audit accounts of the Society no less than 2 times per year.
Article 44 Remuneration for Officers
Entire officers shall serve as honorary posts with no pay. But actual expenses needed to conduct their official duties may be paid by the Society.

Chapter Ⅶ Supplementary Rules

Article 45 Dissolution of Society
  • The dissolution of the Society shall be subject to the approval by two thirds (2/3) or more of registered members at a general meeting, and such resolution of dissolving shall be reported to Seoul Metropolitan Government.
  • In the event of dissolving the Society, the residual properties, if any, shall be contributed to the government, a local government or similar organizations by a resolution of a general meeting.
Article 46 Amendment of the By-laws
The amendment of the by-laws shall be subject to the approval by two thirds (2/3) or more of registered members at a general meeting and then shall be reported to and obtain the approval from Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Article 47 Report on Operation
The annual business and budget plans for the next fiscal year and the business performance and settlement reports for the current fiscal year shall be reported to Seoul Metropolitan Government within 2 months after the end of a fiscal year. The list of property and the business performance and audit reports shall be also submitted to Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Addendum

  • The by-laws herein shall put in force as of June 2013.
  • The term of officers elected at the foundation of the Society shall be valid till next officers are elected
  • What is not stipulated herein in the by-laws shall observe the general custom rules.