The Constitution of Alpha Omega UK
- The name of this body is Alpha Omega UK London Chapter.
- The registered office of the Chapter will be situated in LONDON.
- Based on the three original pillars on which Alpha Omega was founded, namely, Fraternalism, Professionalism and Judaism, the objects for which the Chapter is established (“the Objects”) are to promote the study and practice of dentistry, to maintain and improve professional standards in dentistry, and to encourage research and education in dentistry in the United Kingdom and Israel.
- In furtherance of the Objects, but not further or otherwise, the Chapter may exercise the following powers:
- To hold international, national, and local meetings as determined by the Council.
- To publish any material relevant to the practice of dentistry.
- To establish and maintain contact with regional dental bodies and where appropriate support local clinical groups.
- To maintain a list of members in all categories;
- To raise funds and to invite collect and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscriptions and otherwise provided that the Chapter shall not undertake permanent trading activities in raising funds for the Objects and shall conform to any relevant statutory regulations.
- To support the Alpha Omega Charitable Trust of the London Chapter.
- To Support the Hebrew University- Hadassah School of Dental medicine founded by Alpha Omega International and other such institutions of equal or comparable standing in Israel.
- To raise money for the purposes of the Chapter on such terms as may be determined from time to time;
- To invest the moneys of the Chapter not immediately required for its purposes in such investments, securities or property as may be determined from time to time, subject to any conditions or consents (if any) as may be imposed or required by law and subject to approval of the Chapter Council
- To establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of any charitable associations or institutions formed for all or any of the Objects and to subscribe money for charitable purposes connected in any way with the Objects;
- To co-operate with other charities, voluntary bodies and statutory authorities operating in furtherance of the Objects or similar charitable purposes and to exchange information and advice with them;
- To draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue, bills, cheques and other instruments, and to operate bank accounts in the name of the Chapter
- The income and property of the Chapter shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the Objects and no part shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly, by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit, to the members of the Chapter, and no member shall be appointed to any office of the Chapter paid by salary or fees or receive any remuneration or other benefit in money or money’s worth from the Chapter; provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment in certain circumstance and in good faith by the Chapter:
- for the usual professional charges for business done by any member who is a solicitor, accountant or other person engaged in a profession or by any partner of his or hers when instructed by the Chapter to act on its behalf; provided that at no time shall a majority of Members or Councillors benefit under this provision and that a member or Councillor shall withdraw from any meeting at which his or her appointment or remuneration, or that of his or her partner, is under discussion;
- The Chapter should be covered by Indemnity Insurance. (Item 81 of the Bye Laws)
- Every member of the Chapter undertakes to contribute such amount as may be required (not exceeding £10) to the Chapter’s assets if it should be wound up while he or she is a member, or within one year after he or she ceases to be a member, for payment of the Chapter’s debts and liabilities contracted before he or she ceases to be a member, and of the costs, charges and expenses of winding up, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves.
- If the Chapter is wound up or dissolved and, after all its debts and liabilities have been satisfied, there remains any property it shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Chapter but shall be given or transferred to some other charity or charities having objects similar to the Objects and which shall prohibit the distribution of its or their income and property among its or their members to an extent no greater than is imposed on the Chapter by Clause 5 above. Such charity or charities to be determined by the members of the Council at or before the time of dissolution, and if and so far as effect cannot be given to such provision, then to some charitable object.