We, the ex-students of the department of Marketing, University of Dhaka, through discussion and mutual understanding of cooperation established hereby formally a non-political, non-profit-making social welfare association under the name and title “The Marketing Alumni Association” in short “MAA” with a view to developing, fostering and maintaining mutual relationship of understanding among us, and other related fields and with a view to achieving goals set forth in the constitution. Following formation of the MAA and later confirmed in a General Meeting of ex-students of Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka a draft constitution for the MAA is placed before the general body of the association for decision and adaptation. In the General Meeting of the MAA held at the TSC on this day of December 31, 1997, we do hereby adopt and give to ourselves this constitution. Further, affirming that it is the duty of all the members of the association to protect, safeguard and obey this constitution. Honoring those who took initiative to establish this department under the University of Dhaka.
|01.||The name of the Organization will be MARKETING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION; Herein after referred to as Association and in brief it will be named as MAA. Monogram and Seal shall be designed and used upon the consent of the Executive Committee.|
|02.||Its Motto will be Marketing for Progress and Prosperity having a non- political, non-profit-making social well-being in the core.|
|03.||The registered office of the Association will be in Dhaka. Under the decision of the Executive Committee, there may be branch offices in any place both home and abroad.|
|04.||The Association will conduct its activities throughout Bangladesh.|
|a).||to build the Association as a professional organization;|
|b).||to hold seminar, symposium, workshop, debate and discussion on matters of marketing activities with a view to growing awareness on importance of marketing concept in Trade, Commerce, Industry and Society;|
|c).||to build up relationship among the members of the Association through cultural, social and welfare programmes;|
|d).||to arrange training programmes for existing and new marketing professionals;|
|e).||to highlight the problems and prospects of the marketing professionals, modern concepts, marketing research etc. through different media, journal publication etc.;|
|f).||to highlight the problems and prospects of the marketing professionals, modern concepts, marketing research etc. through different media, journal publication etc.;|
|g).||to make liaison with other Marketing Associations, exchange views and ideas, take up various projects jointly and arrange exchange programmes between various organizations both in home and abroad;|
|h).||to unite the members of the Association through arranging reunion, picnic, tour, sports etc.;|
|i).||to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standard in marketing profession;|
|j).||to honor the alumni for their outstanding contribution;|
|k).||to publish the activities of MAA and communicate with the alumni, home and abroad, in the form of newsletters, or magazines or in websites;|
|l).||to orient the alumni for effective representation of different bodies like syndicate, senate etc. and organizations home and abroad;|
|m).||to create a trust fund for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of the department and the name of the fund shall be “Dhaka University Marketing Alumni Association Trust Fund”.|
Any person irrespective of age, sex and religion who possesses any of the following degree from the Department of Marketing, Dhaka University may be a member of this Association:
Types of Member
a. General Member
b. Life time Member
*** Any applicant for General Member and/or Life time Member can apply according to the prescribed form described in the Schedule No FIRST and TWO respectively.
a. For general member, Tk.1000.00 only to be paid per year as membership fees by individual alumnus.
b. For life time member, Tk.2500.00 only to be paid as membership fees by individual alumnus.
08 Any member may resign from this Association and said resignation shall become effective upon acceptance by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may withhold acceptance however, until all indebtedness has been paid and all funds and property (if any) have been returned.
09 Any member who shall be found to act against the interest of the Association may be expelled or his membership may be suspended for any particular period by two-third opinion of the Executive Committee. However, before taking any such action, a show cause notice shall be served on the concerned member giving at least 21 (Twenty One) days time to explain his position. If the incumbent member does not respond within the given time limit or if his explanations are not found satisfactory, his membership shall be cancelled. In addition, membership can be automatically cancelled in the death of the member.
10. a. There shall be an Executive Committee comprising the following 55 (Fifty Five) office bearers:
|iii. General Secretary (GS)||1|
|iv. Joint Secretary||2|
|vi. Organizing Secretary||1|
|vii. Joint Organizing Secretary||1|
|viii. Information & Public Relation Secretary||1|
|ix. Cultural Secretary||1|
|x. Assistant Cultural Secretary||1|
|xi. Publication Secretary||1|
|xii. Assistant Publication Secretary||1|
|xiii. Office Secretary||1|
|xiv. Assistant Office Secretary||1|
|xv. Legal Affairs Secretary||1|
|xvi. Relief & Social Welfare Secretary||1|
|xvii. International Relation Secretary||1|
|xviii. Education & Research Secretary||1|
|xix. Tourism & Hospitality Secretary||1|
|XX. Event & Corporate Affairs Secretary||1|
|xxi. Assistant Event & Corporate Affairs Secretary||1|
|xxii. ICT Secretary||1|
|xxiii. Assistant ICT Secretary||1|
|xxiv. Women Affairs Secretary||1|
|xxv. Food & Entertainment Secretary||1|
|xxvi. Student Welfare Secretary||1|
|xxvii. Executive Members||22|
b. The term of the Executive Committee shall be for a period of two years. Commencing from the first day of the Gregorian calendar years and last day of the following calendar year. Due to unavoidable circumstances, if the tenure of the committee is to be extended, it must be informed in the next AGM. Any life-time member is worthy of being an EC member.
c. EC shall formulate the policy and procedures, programmes and activities of the association and shall be responsible for implementation of the same.
Duties and powers of the Executive Committee shall be as follows:
a) Executive Committee shall be responsible for formulation and execution of the policies, programmes and activities of the Association.
b) It may appoint sub-committee for any particular activity or programme of the Association.
Comprising a chairman and other 4 members (maximum), there shall be a Search Committee approved by EC to form a new Executive Committee (EC). Any member of the search committee shall be considered ineligible to be selected/elected for any other post other than to be EC member for the said duration. In case of failure to select Office Bearers, the Chairman of Search Committee shall consult with the President of EC of MAA and president shall take final decision regarding arrangement of upcoming EC.
The Executive Committee shall form the Advisory Council for duration (equal to that of EC) and it shall be comprised 20 (maximum) members of MAA. All of them shall have to be life-time members and hold senior position of the state like public & private services, business etc. The role of the advisory council would be to provide advices, support for betterment of the Association.
The committee shall have the power to form sub-committee from time to time to oversee specific functions, projects, etc. Any member of the Association may be co-opted to form any sub-committee.
In case of any vacant post of EC, it can be filled by any life-time competent member as per discussion among the EC members, the decision of the President shall be termed as final.
President of MAA shall take oath (affirmation) by the Convener of the Search Committee, in the prescribed form described in Schedule THREE. The other EC members shall take oath (affirmation) by the President of MAA, in the same Schedule.
a). The first meeting of the Executive Committee shall have to be held within 45 (forty five) days of the declaration of the committee.
b). Regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association shall be held once in two months, notice of regular meeting shall be signed by the General Secretary. Seven days notice shall be given for regular meetings.
c). Special meetings may also be called if deemed necessary and such meeting may be called with two days notice.
d). An Annual General Meeting/General Meeting of the Association shall be held once in every two year. At least 10 (ten) days notice through message/email/courier/social media etc will be necessary for convening the same.
e). The presence in person of at least fifteen members of the Executive Committee shall be necessary for a quorum of at all meetings of the Executive Committee. No quorum will be necessary at any Annual General Meeting.
a). Membership fees, Subscriptions, Donations received from the members, well-wishers, Government and Business community will constitute the fund of the Association.
b). Earnings through publication of Journals, Booklets, News Letters, Books, Souvenirs etc. will also contribute to the fund of the Association.
c). Earning through training programmes, research projects, consultancy will also contribute to the fund of the Association.
d). All receipts shall be taken through the official receipt book printed by the Association and counter-signed by the GS. The Treasurer shall receive all the receipts and funds with the receipts and deposit the same in the bank account(s).
a). A practicing Chartered Accountants and a committee consisting of two members of the Association nominated by the President and approved by the Executive Committee shall audit all the books and accounts and financial records of the Association and prepare a report thereof for submission in Annual General Meeting for approval.
b). One or both of the committee members shall counter-sign all the bills paid by Association after proper verification. Any objection arisen on them shall be recorded properly for presentation to the Executive Committee.
21 Bank Account
a). On recommendation by the Executive Committee, the Treasurer will open a Bank(s) account.
b). All Bank Accounts shall be operated by joint signature of the Treasurer and General Secretary or President.
a). This constitution may be amended at any General Meeting of the Association by the Affirmative opinion of majority of the members present in person.
b). No amendment shall be put to opinion, unless written notice there of stating the proposed amendment shall have been mailed or delivered personally to the members of the Association at least 7 (seven) days prior to the General Meeting at which the opinion on the proposed amendment is to be taken.
There shall be an authentic text of this constitution in Bengali, and an authentic text of an authorized translation in English, both of which shall be certified as such by the President of the Executive Committee.
24 Winding Up
If three-fourth of the members of the general body individually want in writing to wind up the Association, it can be done in an Annual General Meeting with the presence of at least three-fourth of the applicants in person. If on the winding up or dissolution of the Association there shall remain, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall be handed over to such an organization which is working for the promotion of Marketing in the country.
Amended By: Mr. K.M. Shamsul Alam
Constitution Amendment committee