| 1. Name
The name of the Society is : "The Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology"
The society may be referred to by the acronym: CSCOP
To act as an advisory body to teaching, training, industrial and research establishments on a national and international level.
To serve the members in a professional capacity.
There are three categories :
(i) full memberAn honourary member shall be a founding member, retired member or member who has distinguished him/herself by virtue of their outstanding contributions to the work of the society.
All members are responsible for promoting the goals of the Society and should be willing to advise in matters of coal research and development in Canada.
All members are entitled to attend the annual meeting and receive a directory of members and the Society newsletter on an annual basis.
(i) The President
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of meetings and transactions, communicating information to members via the newsletter or electronic means and managing the Society's website.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for collection of membership dues, management of the Society's funds and investments and payment of accounts payable.
6. Election of
Elections for president and secretary shall be offset by one year.
Other officers can be nominated and elected by the members present at the annual meeting.
Constitutional committee shall be responsible for drafting and implementing changes to the constitution; shall consist of three members, including the President and one other officer). The recommendations of this committee must then be approved by two-thirds of the membership before the proposed amendments can be implemented.
Awards Committee: shall consist of a minimum four members and shall be responsible for administering, seeking nominations and informing the recipients of the Hacquebard Medal and the Alexander R. Cameron Award.
Publications committee shall consist of the Publications Editor and at least two other members. This committee shall be responsible for publications, other than the newsletter, fostered and initiated by the society.
Membership committee: (three members) shall evaluate applications for membership and examine the criteria for honorary membership.
Proposed changes can be effected only by agreement of two-thirds of the membership at the annual meeting.