Section 1 (Name): The name of this council shall be the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science. (Hereinafter known as the "ACESS").
Section 2 (Characteristics and Areas): The ACESS is a non-stock, non-profit, educational, and professional organization. The ACESS is an international professional organization consisting of professors, researchers, students, and other membership groups in exercise and sports science. The specific areas of exercise and sports science include Exercise Physiology, Health and Fitness, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Sports Training, Sports Technology, Martial Arts Science, Dance Science, and related areas.
Section 3 (Participating Regions): The term "region" shall be utilized instead of "country" in the ACESS. All academies, research institutes, researchers, and students in the field related to exercise and sports science from all regions in Asia may qualify as members of the ACESS, who can participates in the activities of the ACESS.
4 (Background and Purpose): There
has been a phenomenal and rapid development in the fields of exercise and
sports science. The ACESS is founded in recognition of the need to address the
specific concerns of Asia. Therefore, the purpose of the ACESS is to promote
communication, interaction, and cooperation among exercise and sports science
professionals and students in Asian educational, scientific, and research
institutions. In particular, the ACESS seeks to promote and facilitate
communication among young researchers and students in the Asian regions.
In these ways, the ACESS seeks to make a contribution to the enhancement of the quality of life among Asians in particular, but also for the rest of the world.
Section 5 (Academic Activities): The ACESS shall endeavor to carry out these purposes by:
Section 6 (Types of Membership): There shall be two types of membership as follows:
Section 7 (Duties and Responsibilities): A member, to be in good standing must:
Section 8 (Rights and Privileges): A member in good standing may:
Section 9 (Processing of Membership): All applications for membership shall be evaluated and approved by the Membership Committee which shall be composed of the founding members, the Secretary General, and two other members to be designated by the founding members.
Section 10 (Appointive Officers): The President may appoint, with the concurrence of the Executive Board,
Section 11 (Elective Officers): The following officers are to be elected at large by a plurality of votes among the members in a general assembly meeting.
Section 12 (Duties and Responsibilities of Officers): The duties and responsibilities of the officers shall be as follows:
Section 13 (Term of the Office): The terms of the officers shall be as follows:
Section 14 (Types of Meetings): There shall be two types of the meetings in the ACESS:
Section 15 (General Assembly Meeting): The General Assembly meeting shall be held as follows:
Section 16 (Decisions in General Assembly Meetings): In a General Assembly meeting, any motion shall be ratified by a simple majority vote of the attending members. If there is a tie, the President will cast the deciding vote.
Section 17 (Executive Board Meetings): An Executive Board meeting shall:
Section 18 (Finance): The ACESS derives its operating income from the following sources:
Others sources identified and pursued by the ACESS
Section 19 (Annual Membership Fees): Annual fees are as follows:
Professional membership fee is US$ 40.
Student membership fee is US$ 15.
Library membership fee is US$ 20.
The President may decide on the membership fee for each region.
Section 20 (Deadline for Payment of Annual Membership Fees): Annual membership fees shall be payable upon receipt of notice that fees are due. Members not paying appropriate fees within ninety days following receipt of such notices shall automatically have their membership terminated and shall be notified by the Secretary General.
Section 21 (Fiscal Year): The fiscal year of the ACESS shall begin on January 1 and end on December 31
Section 22 (Annual Budget): The annual budget of the ACESS shall be developed by the President in accordance with priorities. The budget shall be reviewed by the Executive Board and approved in the General Assembly meeting.Section 23 (Annual Financial Report): An annual financial report shall be prepared by the Treasurer and signed by the Treasurer, the President and the Auditors.
Accepted memebership applications are not refundable. All payments must be paid in US dollars.