1. The society shall be called the Caledonian Society for Endocrinology
  2. The Society shall promote the study of Endocrine diseases by meeting for discussion and demonstration and shall provide for the dissemination of the results of the studies undertaken.
  3. Membership is open to any person who is working or who has worked in the field of Endocrinology. For the purpose of the Society, Endocrinology includes diabetes.
  4. Prospective members should be proposed by one member of the Society. Ordinary members shall pay an annual subscription of an amount to be determined by the Society. Those members residing in Scotland and the North of England may pay a higher subscription than those members living elsewhere. Membership shall automatically lapse on failure to pay the annual subscription on two successive years. Members who wish to resign from the Society shall give notice in writing to the Secretary.
  5. The Officers of the Society shall be the Secretary, Treasurer, the Senior Member and one elected member from each of the major centres ie Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen with a further elected member from a non teaching centre. The senior member will also act as auditor of the annual accounts. Members of the Council or ordinary members are eligible for election as Secretary or Treasurer.
  6. Nomination for election to the Council shall be made by two members of the Society either at the Annual General Meeting during the winter meeting or in writing to the secretary before the meeting. Casual vacancies may be filled by co-option which can then be confirmed at the next Annual General Meeting.
  7. The Secretary of the Council shall supervise the affairs of the Society and arrange scientific meetings.
  8. The Secretary of the Society shall serve as Chairman of the Council and in their absence the members of the Council of the meeting will elect a Chairman.
  9. An Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held normally in conjunction with one of the scientific meetings. A business meeting will normally be held at one of the scientific meetings.
  10. A special general meeting may be called at any time by Council or at the written request of ten ordinary members to the Secretary.
  11. Proposals to change the Constitution must be made in writing to the Secretary at least eight weeks before the Annual General Meeting. Notification of such a proposal or proposals must be included in the printed agenda of the said meeting and sent to all ordinary members of the Society in advance. For a change to be adopted two thirds of the members present must vote in favour.
  12. The Society may be dissolved by resolution presented at a special General Meeting or at the Annual General Meeting provided that 21 days notice has been given in writing to all ordinary members. Such a resolution may give instructions about the disposal of any assets held by or in the name of the Society after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities. Assets shall not be paid or distributed to members of the Society but be given to another charitable institution or charity with objects similar to the objects of the Society.





This is a copy of the most recently revised constitution when Dr Colin G Semple and Dr Derek Gordon were Secretary and Treasurer respectively.