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The name of the organization is the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (hereinafter referred to as CCNP).
The aim of the College shall be:
There shall be six categories of members including Founding Fellows, Fellows, Affiliate Members, Honorary Fellows, Junior Members and Retired Members all of whom shall be interested and concerned with neuropsychopharmacology.
The officers to be elected for two-year terms shall be:
These five officers, together with the Past President, shall constitute the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as designated by the President and conduct the business of the College in the interim between meetings of Council and the general membership meetings.
If a position within the Executive Committee is vacated as a result of the death, resignation or removal of such member, then the position vacated may be filled by a member of the Executive Committee on an interim basis and until such time as the CCNP shall appoint a candidate for the position. While serving in such interim capacity, the stand-in shall have the powers and duties assigned to that position. If a position in one of the other Committees is vacated, the President shall appoint an interim member, if required.
In addition to the Executive Committee, there shall be eight Councillors, elected also for two-year terms to provide broad geographic, language, discipline and points-of-view representation. Council shall also include one junior member with voting rights on council matters and who shall be elected by junior CCNP members only. There shall be staggered elections for these positions. These 15 shall constitute the Council.
The CCNP shall ordinarily meet once a year.
Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed by a two-third vote of Council or by petition of 5% of the active members without approval of Council. Both must be submitted in writing to the members thirty days in advance of the meeting of the CCNP. Alternately the amendments may be submitted for mail vote with response required within sixty days. Approval requires a favorable response from two-third of all members voting. The vote shall be null and void if less than 30% of members participate.