About Society Art. 1 -- Constitution. The Liophant Simulation Club, not recognized Association without profit aims, is constituted in Savona on January 31st, 1996. Art. 2 -- Aims. The Liophant Simulation Club has as purpose the diffusion and the increment of knowledge about simulation and its applications, the sponsorship of meetings, workshops and seminars about this subject locally, nationally and internationally, the participation of similar events in Italy and abroad, the instruction of young people in this Field, their support for study's persecution and the obtaining of education grants in Italy and abroad, the pursuit of agevolations from National and Foreign Authorities in order to develop and encourage the employment of Simulation, and even less the promotion of Club’s Social Activities. The Liophant Simulation Club works according to Genoa University - Faculty of Engineering rules to promote inside it the diffusion of simulation techniques. The Society will not ever anyway assume the control of commercial activities in a major or exclusive way, but only, if necessary, in a marginal way towards social activity here above and only to organize and offer services to its Members, but anyway never for profit sake. Art. 3 -- SCS Chapter. The Liophant Simulation Club is a Chapter of Society for Computer Simulation International and conforms to its Rules and Bylaws. Technical publications developed will be given to SCS and the Board of Directors keeps the contacts between Club and SCS. Art. 4 -- Location. The Liophant Simulation Club has its Official Office in Savona, nearby the University of Genoa, Faculty of Engineering and its detached office in Genoa. It may authorize the constitution of its Sections in other bordering places. Art. 5 -- Duration And Dissolution. The duration of Liophant Simulation Club is unlimited; the dissolution of the partnership must be deliberated at least by 4/5 of the members that have right to vote by referendum announced by extraordinary general meeting. In case of dissolution the possible remaining credit patrimonial activities will be devolved in support of similar associations or for the support to students working in the simulation field. About Social Guidon Art. 6 -- Social Guidon And Symbol The Social Guidon has three points, a red background over which there is a white cross with a red cross inside. In the middle there is a circle that contains a Liophant and a tree. Symbol of the club is the Liophant.
About Members Art. 7 -- Requisitions For Admission As Members Classes of members Italians or foreign citizens, both males and females, may be admitted to take part to the Liophant Simulation Club as members; no person may be denied membership or full participation in Society activities because of race, sex, creed, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, or place of residence. Members may belong to the classes below: Founder Members Subscribing Members Members Art. 8 -- Founder Members. Founder Members are those who have subscribed the first Statute of Liophant Simulation Club; they enjoy this title indefinitely and they may enjoy the rights of ordinary members as long as they are up-to- date with the payment of their social share. Art. 9 -- Subscribing Members Any Corporation, Association, Institution, Partnership, or person may be admitted as an Subscribing Member of this Society upon application and payment of the annual dues. Subscribing Members shall receive such benefits as the Board of Directors may from time to time provide. Art. 10 -- Members. Members have the following rights: a) to vote in Ordinary and Extraordinary Meetings; b) to be elected to take part of the Board of Directors; c) to attend the Social Seat and use Social Settings according to Rules; d) to wear Social Badges according to Rules; e) to have assistance from Society in Scientific activity. Art. 11 -- Admission As Members. Admission As Members. The admission as member's request must be compiled by at least 2 members as proponents. Requests are examined and approved by the President. Members of Liophant enable the use of their pictures and data for promotion of Scientific and Cultural Initiatives in the Club Web Sites and publications. Art. 12 -- Association Share. The amount of entrance fees and the annual share is established by the Ordinary General Meeting. The delay of the annual payment involves an automatic suspension of all right of a member. The amount of entrance fees is the same for all kind of membership; the annual share of Subscribing Members is higher than the one of Members About General Meetings Art. 13 -- Right Of Voting. General Meetings can be ordinary or extraordinary. The Meeting regularly constituted represents the Universality of Members, and its decisions, taken according to Statute, are compulsory for all Members. Members having right of voting have faculty to make themselves represented by another Member, having right of voting, by written proxy presented to the Meeting. The Proxy by email are valid for being represented in General Meetings if properly checked by the President. Proxies given to the same Member cannot be more than ten. Art. 14 -- Ordinary General Meetings. The ordinary general meeting has to be called by the Board of Directors at least once a year by notice containing date, time and place of the meeting, either for the first and the second calling, and with indication of the agenda. This calling must be shown in the head office at least 15 days before the meeting. The ordinary general meeting is officially opened when at least 1/5 of the members is present in the first calling. The second calling is always officially opened, careless the number of the attendants. The ordinary general meeting is subject to the examination and approval of balance sheet, of the programs, to the proposals of the Board of Directors and to the renewal of the new appointment of the due dates. Art. 15 -- Extraordinary General Meeting The Extraordinary General Meeting can be convoked by Board of Directors or by at least a fifty per cent of the Members. The Extraordinary General Meeting can modify this Statute, this Meeting results regularly established in case the number of present members is at least fifty-one per cent of total members. About Social Organs Art. 16 -- Board of Directors The Board of Directors is composed by 4 managers: -President -Director -Secretary -Treasurer -Web Responsible The President and the Director are elected by all members with right to vote convened in the General Meetings: they propose the nomination for Secretary,Treasurer & Web Responsible, then the Meeting elects them; all the dignitaries last for two years and are renewable. The President has tasks for representation and chair the General Meetings; the Director manages all resources of the Club. Art.17 -- Auditors of Accounts. The Auditors of Accounts are elected by the General Meetings of the Members having right of vote; they are two, continue in office for two years and are re-eligible. The Auditors of Accounts have to control the perfect keeping of all social books.