East Asia Chapter – Bylaws
1. The name of the chapter:
The Eastern Asia chapter of ISBA (EABA); hereafter refereed as ”Chapter” below.
2. The purpose of the chapter:
The purpose of Chapter is to promote research and education in Bayesian statistics in Eastern Asia region and nearby countries, by organizing academic activities including but not limited to conferences, workshops and sessions of other meetings.
3. The offices, duties and terms of offices:
The offices are those of Chair, Chair-elect, Program chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Chair-elect, Program chair, Treasurer, and Secretary are elected by the membership for staggered two year terms. The Chair-elect succeeds the o ce of Chair for a term of two years.
The officers constitute the Chapter Executive Committee, which shall follow the general policies established by the ISBA Board and shall conduct the a airs of Chapter.
The Chapter Chair convenes and chairs meetings of the Chapter Executive Committee and the Chapter membership. The duties of the Secretary, Treasurer and the Program Chair are as de- scribed in item 4.B through D of the ISBA constitution, but restricted to Chapter. The Secretary will also act as the webmaster for Chapter. The Program Chair additionally works, with the other members of the Chapter Executive Committee, to organize conferences, workshops, and short courses.
4. Elections of chapter officers:
Each year a three-member Chapter Nominating Committee will nominate candidates for Chapter o ces. Two members of the Committee will be elected by the Chapter Executive Committee based on suggestions from the Chapter membership. To facilitate this process, for every election year, the Chapter Chair will request suggestions from the Chapter members. The Chapter Executive Committee will elect two members from the suggested names and appoint one of the two members as Chair of the Chapter Nominating Committee. The remaining one position in the committee will be lled by the Chair-elect. The Chapter Nominating Committee selects and gets consent to stand for election from, at least two candidates for each o ce. The Chapter slate must be provided to the ISBA Executive Secretary by August 15th.
The term for all offices starts on January 1 following the election.
5. Chapter membership:
Any ISBA member who pays the Chapter membership fee is a member of Chapter. The Chapter membership fee is set by the Chapter Executive Committee.
6. Amendment of the bylaws:
The Chapter Bylaws may be amended by majority vote in two successive Chapter Executive Committee meetings, with at least a two-week interval between the meetings.
7. Annual report:
The Secretary submits yearly reports of Chapter activities to the ISBA Board.
8. ISBA bylaws and constitution:
Provisions in the ISBA Bylaws and Constitution will apply in connection with any issues that are not specifically addressed in the Chapter Bylaws. In case of con ict ISBA Bylaws and Constitution take precedence over the Chapter Bylaws. Chapter Bylaws take precedence over resolutions of the ISBA Board.