CHAPTER V GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly shall be the supreme governing body of WFAS. It shall be held every four years either in conjunction with the World Academic Conference on Acupuncture-Moxibustion or not.
Delegates to the General Assembly shall be elected from each member society. The number of delegates shall be fixed according to the individual number of members of the society or association, on the following basis:
—— one delegate for member societies with up to 200 individual members inclusive;
—— two delegates for member societies with 201-400 individual members;
—— three delegates for member societies with 401-600 individual members;
—— four delegates for member societies with 601-800 individual members;
—— five delegates for member societies with 801-1000 individual members;
—— six delegates for member societies with more than 1001 individual members.
The functions of the General Assembly shall be:
(1) to review the progress and financial reports of the Executive Committee;
(2) to examine and approve the admission and termination of members;
(3) to elect members of the Executive Committee and appoint the honorary president and other honorary titles;
(4) to examine and approve the proposals for the programs of work of the current Executive Committee submitted by the previous Executive Committee;
(5) to determine matters concerning the next session of the General Assembly.
A simple majority of the delegates present, including proxies, shall constitute a quorum. One delegate must have no more than two proxies.
All delegates attending the General Assembly shall be entitled to vote. All motions shall be decided by vote. Resolutions of the General Assembly shall be valid when adopted by a simple majority of the delegates present (including proxies) and voting. Amendments to the Constitution shall require a two-thirds majority of the delegates present (including proxies) and voting.
Delegates from Associate society members shall not be entitled to elect or to be elected in the Executive Committee.
Voting shall be:
(1) by a show of hands;
(2) by secret ballot.
If the votes are equally divided, the President shall have the casting vote. Those special occasions that should be decided by the general assembly after the closing of General Assembly will be settled by voting through the letter communication with the same procedure.