The General Assembly is the supreme authority in mapping out the policy of the Association and monitoring its implementations. Its decisions are in effect on all committees and members of the Association.
Article no. 22:
The General Assembly consists of all working members whom committed to their obligations towards the Association, and in accordance to the Association's regulations. Those shall be members of the Association for no less than six months, seldom the Association's first meeting.
Article no. 23:
The General Assembly holds its ordinary session once a year during the first three months of the end of the fiscal year of the Association at the headquarters premises of the Association. The board may call the General Assembly for a meeting somewhere else under the condition of obtaining a written authorization from the Ministry of Social Affairs. The board specifies the date and the location of the General Assembly meeting, as well as the agenda. Members are informed at least two weeks ahead of the meeting. The General Assembly shall not discuss matters that are not included in the agenda, unless approved by the absolute majority of the General Assembly members.
Article no. 24:
The General Assembly's meeting is not considered rightful unless attended by the majority of its members. If this is not possible, the meeting is postponed to another session, to be held within 15 days from the date of the first meeting. The second meeting is considered rightful if attended by a third of the General Assembly's members. If the legal number is still not completed, the meeting is postponed to another session, to be held within no less than an hour and no more than 15 days; in this case the meeting is considered rightful if attended by 10% of the members. If the legal number is completed, the rightfulness of the decisions taken is not affected, even if half of members walked out at the beginning of the meeting.
Article no. 25:The General Assembly may hold an extra ordinary session according to:
a) A board invitation. b) A written request to the board by a third of the members who have the right to attend the General Assembly. c) An invitation from the Ministry of Social Affairs.
The invitation shall specify the purpose of holding the meeting, as well as issues and subjects calling for holding the meeting. In an extra ordinary session, the same procedures for an ordinary session are applied, as of specifying the date and place, rightfulness of holding the meeting, … etc.
Article no. 26:
The Ministry of Social Affairs shall be informed of all meetings of the General Assembly at least 15 days ahead, and a copy of invitation letter, issues of the agenda and enclosed papers should also be attached, and it is up to the Ministry to nominate a suitable person to attend the meeting. The mentioned Ministry shall also be informed within 15 days following the meeting of all minutes of the General Assembly meeting, and shall contain the taken decisions.
Article no. 27:
The General Assembly decisions are issued by the majority of votes of present members, and for the rightfulness of the decisions it is vital that a third of the General Assembly members vote on issues of members' dismissal, amending the By-Law and the principal regulations of the Association, approving breaking up or dismissal of board members; as well as what relates to the merging of the Association with other societies, or dividing it up, or forming branches for it.
Article no. 28:
The Association's member may well delegate another member representing him/her in attending the General Assembly. The delegated member shall not represent more that one member, and the delegation shall be exclusive and confirmed in writing and approved by the board. The delegation does not include representing the member in voting for election or dismissal of all or some of the board members.
Article no. 29:
The Association's member shall not participate on behalf of himself/herself or any other members who he/she represents - according to the rules of the former Article - in the discussions of the General Assembly, or vote on an issue discussed by the General Assembly, if he/she has a personal advantage in the discussed issue or decision.
Article no. 30: The Ordinary General Assembly specializes is in the following:
a) Discussing reports and proposals presented by the board or committees, and reviewing viewpoints on it if necessary. b) Discussing budget of the next fiscal year of the Association, and reviewing viewpoints on it. c) Discussing the Association's final statement of account for earnings and expenses, and reviewing viewpoints on it. d) Discussing the board's report regarding last year's performance. e) Appointing an account auditor, and discussing his/her report on the Association's final statement of account, bearing in mind the rules of Article (48) of this By-Law. f) Electing board members for the first time as a replacement for those whose memberships have been terminated or ended. g) Other issues deemed necessary by the board to be included in the agenda.
Article no. 31:The Extra Ordinary General Assembly specializes is in the following:
a) Amending the By-Law and regulations of the Association. b) Integration of the Association with other societies working to achieve the same goals, or dividing it up or forming branches for it. c) Dismissing some or all board members. d) Disbanding the Association voluntarily. e) Other issues determined by the entity which called for a meeting of the extra ordinary General Assembly.