IAHS Statutes

The official IAHS statutes.

1§ Name
A non-profit organisation called The International Association of Hairdressing Schools ( IAHS) has been formed in April 1998. Within IAHS there may be national sections with their local rules.

2§ Location
The association is based and registered in the town of Gothenburg in Sweden.

3§ Goals
The goals of the association are to:

  • Increase the cooperation between Hardressing Schools by establishing and promoting conferences, seminars, teachers exchange, students exchage, competitions and and visits.
  • Work for increased students and teachers exchange.
  • Work for increased international trainee internship positions.
  • Increase the avialability and quality of teaching materials and methods for the benefit of hairdressing education.

4§ Time Limit
The association has no set time limit and can be operated indefinitely.

5§ Official language
The official language of the association is English – except in national sections.

6§ Membership

  • Membership in IAHS is open for every Hairdressing School who support the goals of the association.
  • It´s also possible to become supporting member – without votes– for individuals and companies. Supporting members will have information about the IAHS-activities.

7§ Fees

  • The annual meeting decides the yearly membership fee for schools, the entry fee for schools, the yearly membership fee for individual supporting member and company supporting member.
  • The fee should be paid the same month as membership is accepted and thereafter by the 15th January every year.

8§ New Members
New members have to be accepted by the board, by a majority of two/thirds.

9§ Resignation or Explution from the Association
Membership in the association can be broken in the following way:

  • Through explusion, decided by the board, by reason of a action that have damaged the association or through non-payment of fees.

10§ The Board

  • The work will be lead by the board, elected during the yearly meeting by the annual meeting for a period of three years. The members of the board should be limited to maximum 9. However if the hosting school has no member in the board, they will receive an open invitation to participate the coming year. The members of the board decides the chairman, secretary and treasurer.
  • The delegates are appionted by the member schools.
  • Should a vacancy appear between the annual meetings, the board can fill the the position with a temporary member from the same country, for approval at the next annual meeting. This position will still only run for the original elected term.

11§ The duties of the board

  • The boards governs the objectives and the operations for the association.
  • The board passes resolutions on the majority principle. Should there be a dead lock then the chairman´s vote carries the balance.
  • The board decides the economic support to national sections.
  • Records of all the meetings will be kept and should be signed by the secratary and the chairman.
  • The board will not recieve any remunaration or wages from the association, but members can be reimbursed for travel and accomondation expences and other expences, connected with their work for the board.

12§ The authority of the board

  • The board has full authority, limited by the goals and objetives of the association and the resolutions that have been passed by the annual meeting.
  • The board has the right and authority to open any kind of financial account.
  • The central office of the association is located in Göteborg, Sweden.

The chairman

  • The chairman leads the board and is responsible for the association work.
  • The chairman can delegate his/her responsibility to one or all of the members.

The secretary

  • The secretary of the association is responsible for correspondence and for arranging the meetings. The secretary keeps all the records at the association meetings and registers all decisions of the board and the annual meeting.

The treasurer

  • The treasurer is responsible for the association accounts and financial matters. The treasurer has access to all the staff that is found necessary for the accounting of the association and is responsible for the income and payments of the association together with the chairman.
  • The treasurer is in charge of the continuous accounting of the association and is responsible for reporting financial standing of the associations during the annual meeting.

13§ The annual meeting

  • The annual meeting is comprised of all the active member-schools of the association.
  • The annual meeting will hold a general meeting at least once a year. An invitation to the annual general meeting will be sent out by mail or post at least four weeks prior to the meeting, but in case of an extra general meeting other methods may be used.
  • The annual meeting can summon an extra meeting upon the request of one/fifth of the members.
  • The annual meeting can only pass a resolution by majority vote of the members present.
  • A list of decisions that the annual meeting has decided upon should be prepared and signed by the chairman.
  • The meeting agenda is decided by the board. Suggestions for the agenda will be accepted if receiwed 30 days in advance.
  • The annual meeting shall be informed about all past operational and economical transactions of the association. It should also be informed about the coming events and discuss all the points that are listed on the meeting agenda.
  • The annual meeting should elect auditors, two of which at least one is not a member of the IAHS.

14§ Income and finance
The associations income is based upon:

  • Income from capital and activities.
  • Fees and contributions from the members.

15§ The Accounts
The treasurer is responsible for presenting income and expences of the association and to keep an inventory of the associations assets and any goods in stock.

16§ Responsibility
Members of the association are not resonsible for the association obligations.

17§ Changing the rules
The association rules can only be changed upon the suggestion of the board. All members are required to be present and the suggested change should pass with three/fourths majority.

18§ Closing the association

  • The annual meeting should be called to an extra general meeting to discuss the motion of closing the association. In this meeting a three/fourths majority can pass a resolution to close down the association.
  • In the case of closing the extra meeting should appoint the auditors to close down associations assets. The remaining asset shall be subject to liqvitation.

19§ Formalities
The board shall inform the registering municipal authority within three months if any of the following changes have taken place.

  • Changes in the board.
  • Changes in the rules.
  • Moving the head quarters of the association.

20§ Method of work
The board shall create an organizational plan, that would be presented and voted upon by the annual meeting. This organizational plan should regulate plans, objectives and duties not mentioned in the association rules and should regulate day to day activities of the association.