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Bylaws of the Woodmiles Forum

(Name)
Article 1
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The name of this organization shall be Woodmiles Forum (hereafter, the Forum).

Article 1-2
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The office of the Woodmiles Forum shall be at 1-10-1-202 Kamiasao,Asao,Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture (Japan).

(Purpose)
Article 2
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The purpose of the Forum is to develop and disseminate indexes@concerning the distances between the places at which timber is harvested and the places at which it is consumed (i.e., woodmiles).

(Activities)
Article 3
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The Woodmiles Forum conducts the following activities in order to fulfill the abovementioned purpose:
(1) Developing indexes and tools related to woodmiles
(2) Disseminating woodmiles and networking for woodmiles
(3) Collecting related information and conducting research
(4) Other activities aimed at fulfilling the above-mentioned purpose

(Membership)
Article 4
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All members of the Forum shall support the purpose and pay the designated membership fees.

Article 5
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The Forum membership types comprise full members (individual, organizational) and supporting members (individual, organizational).

Article 6
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The membership fees for the types mentioned in Article 5 are as follows:
<Full member>
(1) Individual member: 5,000 yen;
(2) Organizational member: 30,000 yen
<Supporting member>
(1) Individual member: 3,000 yen;
(2) Organizational member: 30,000 yen

Article 7
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Those who wish to join the Forum shall fill in and@submit an application form to the Secretariat. Those who wish to leave the Forum shall submit a written application to the Secretariat.

Article 8
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The Secretariat will provide the Forum members with periodic reports from the Secretariat regarding the activities of the Woodmiles Forum via the Internet.

(Officers)
Article 9
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The officers of the Forum shall be the President, Organizing Committee Members (Chairperson of the Committee and several others), one or two Auditors, Technical Committee Members, and a Secretary-General.

Article 10
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The President represents the Forum and oversees all its activities.

Article 11
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The Organizing Committee Members constitute the Organizing Committee they organize all the activities of the Forum.

Article 11-2
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The Auditors audit the activities of the Organizing Committee Members and the assets of the Forum.

Article 11-3
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The Technical Committee Members constitute the Technical Committee and conduct the following activities:

1, Discuss and approve indexes and tools related to wood miles
2, Discuss and make decisions regarding indexes and tools related to wood miles
3, Other matters put forth by the Organizing Committee

Article 12
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The President, the Organizing Committee Members, and the Auditors are selected at a General Meeting. The President nominates the Secretary-General.

Article 12-2
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On consultation with the Organizing Committee, the President appoints the Technical Committee Members.

Article 13
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The Forum may have Advisors. On consultation with the Organizing Committee, the President appoints Advisors.(Meeting)

Article 14
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The Forum holds a General Meeting once a year. A majority of members constitutes the quorum of a General Meeting.

Article 15
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The following matters shall be approved at a General Meeting:
1 Annual report, annual plan
2 Statement of account, budgeting
3 Selection of a President and the Organizing Committee Members(Accounting)

Article 16
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In principle, the Forum is operated by using member fees, donations, and other sources of revenue.

Article 17
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The accounting year of the Forum begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 of the next calendar year.(Amending the bylaws)

Article 18
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The bylaws of the Forum may be amended at a General Meeting.(Additional rules)

Article 19
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The Organizing Committee lays down the rules to be followed when conducting the activities of the Forum.

Article 20
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These bylaws have been in effect since June 12, 2003.
These bylaws have been amended on April 24, 2004.

 
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