Section 14.

  1. The Board of Directors leads, manages and represents the Association and is composed of:
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
  2. A minimum of 1 voting member and a maximum of 5 voting members.
  3. The election of the members of the Executive Committee shall be by ballot at the General Assembly.
  4. They shall hold office without remuneration, but may be reimbursed for expenses and losses incurred and duly justified in the performance of their duties.

Section 15.

  1. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors shall be four years.
  2. Termination of office before the expiry of the statutory term may be for any of the following reasons:
    1. Voluntary resignation in writing to the Board of Directors.
    1. Illness resulting in unfitness for office.
    1. Resignation as a member of the Association.
    1. Sanction for an offence committed in the performance of the office.

Section 16.

The Board of Directors has the following powers:                                     

  1. To represent, manage and administer the Association in the broadest sense recognised by law and to carry out the decisions taken by the General Assembly in accordance with the rules, instructions and guidelines established by it.
  2. To take decisions in relation to appearances before public bodies and the exercise of all types of legal remedies and appeals.
  3. To propose to the General Assembly the amount of dues to be paid by the members.
  4. To present the balance sheet and statement of accounts for each financial year for approval by the General Assembly and to draw up the budget for the following financial year.
  5. To prepare the annual activity report and submit it to the General Assembly for approval.
  6. To engage any employees that the Association may have.
  7. To decide on the admission of new members.
  8. All other powers not expressly assigned or delegated to another body of the Association.

Section 17.

  1. The Board of Directors, whose members must be convened in advance by the President, must hold an ordinary meeting at intervals decided by its members, which may in no case be less than three months.
  2. It must meet in extraordinary session if the President so orders or if 50% of its members so request.
  3. Only members may be members of the Board of Directors. To be a member of the Board of Directors, one must be of legal age, have full civil rights, have been a member for at least one year and there must be no grounds for incompatibility as defined by the legislation in force.
  4. Vacancies occurring during the term of office of a member of the Board shall be filled provisionally by those elected from among the aforementioned members until the final election by the General Assembly convened for this purpose.

Section 18.

  1. The Board of Directors constitutes a quorum if the members have been convened in advance and half plus one person is present.
  2. Members of the Board of Directors are required to attend all specified meetings, but may be excused in justified cases. The presence of the President and the Secretary or the persons representing them is always required.
  3. The Board of Directors passes its resolutions by a simple majority of those present.

Section 19.

The resolutions of the Board of Directors must be entered in the minute book. At the beginning of each meeting of the Board of Directors, the minutes of the previous meeting shall be read so that they may be approved or corrected, if necessary.