Bylaws of Rehabilitation Science Organization
ARTICLE 1 – NAME
1.1 The name of the organization shall be Rehabilitation Science Organization,
hereinafter called ReSciO.
ARTICLE 2 – PURPOSE
2.1 The purpose of ReSciO is to promote, organize and support cross-cultural
international projects in the area of rehabilitation science. ReSciO shall be a
non-political and non-religious organization.
2.2 It shall be a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the
Kingdom of Norway.
2.3 Working language shall be English.
ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERSHIP
3.1 Membership in ReSciO shall be open to all individuals interested in health
related rehabilitation and research.
3.2 Membership in ReSciO requires a written application to the board and
payment of annual fee, the amount of which shall be established by the board.
3.3 Members can participate and vote at the annual general assembly.
3.4 ReSciO membership may be resigned at any time by written notification to the
ARTICLE 4 – MEETING OF MEMBERS
4.1 Annual meeting: An annual meeting of the members shall take place in the
month of November; the board will designate the specific date, time and
location. At the annual meeting the members shall elect members of the board,
receive reports on the activities of the organization, and determine the
direction of the organization for the coming year.
4.2 Regular meetings: Members of the board shall meet on a quarterly basis at a
time and place designated by the chair.
4.3 Special meetings: Any member of the board may call for special meetings.
4.4 Notice of meetings: Written notice and agenda of each meeting shall be given
at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
4.5.1 Issues to be voted on at the annual meeting shall be decided by a
simple majority of those present.
4.5.2 Issues to be voted on at the regular meetings shall be decided by a
simple majority of those present. A majority of board members
constitutes a quorum. In absence of a quorum, no formal action shall
be taken except to adjourn the meeting to a subsequent date.
ARTICLE 5 – BOARD
5.1 There shall be at least five members of the board; Chair, Secretary, Science
coordinator, Member coordinator/Treasurer, and a member appointed by a
relevant user organization.
5.2 Members of the board shall be re-elected annually.
5.3 The board shall supervise activities.
5.4 Resignation from the board must be in writing and received by the secretary.
5.5 In the event of a vacancy a new member can be elected by a majority vote of
ARTICLE 6 – COMMITTEES
6.1 The board may create committees as needed.
ARTICLE 7 – FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
7.1 The fiscal year of ReSciO shall be from 1 January to 31 December.
7.2 No parts of ReSciO funds shall accrue to the personal benefit of any member.
7.3 ReSciO shall not be organized or operated for profit. The organization’s
income can only be used for charitable and research purposes in accordance
with the purpose of this organization.
7.4 Income shall be from fees, contracts, grants and gifts.
7.5 The board can, by majority vote, use the funds in the best interest of the
7.6 Annual report including accounts will be made available on the internet.
ARTICLE 8 – CONFLICTS
8.1 All disputes arising shall be governed under Norwegian law. The legal venue
is Oslo Tingrett (Oslo District Court).
ARTICLE 9 – AMENDMENTS
9.1 These bylaws may be amended when necessary by two-thirds majority of the
ARTICLE 10 – DISSOLUTION
10.1 If the board decide that it is necessary or advisable to dissolve the
organization, it shall call a special meeting of all members, of which not less
than two months notice shall be given stating the terms of the resolution to be
proposed. If the proposal is confirmed by a two-thirds majority of those
present and entitled to vote, the board of the organization shall have the power
to realise any assets held by or on behalf of the organization. Any assets
remaining after the settling of any proper debt and liabilities shall be given or
transferred to such charitable institutions having similar objects to that of the
organization or failing that shall be applied for some other charitable purpose.
These bylaws were approved at the foundation meeting by a two-third majority vote
on 24 November 2010.