Would you like to become an Active member of the Centro Amigos Cuaqueros para la Paz?
The Association will have the following categories of members
All of whom shall have the same rights in the Association
Step 1: Read and sign the Goals and Principles. A copy is here to download.
Step 2: Fill out the petition for membership.
Step 3: Bring (or fax 2233-2693) the two sheets both signed, to the CAP office. New petitions are presented to the Board at each monthly meeting. If your petition is accepted you will be notified.
Step 4: After you are notified, pay the annual dues. Dues are currently 3000 or 5000 colones.
Membership will be open to all persons who accept the Goals and Principles, sign a petition for membership and pay the annual dues.
Please note that if later you change your mind, our bylaws require a letter of resignation to the Board. Membership can be revoked for behavior that harms the Association, blocks Association objectives or violates the bylaws.
Membership will be discontinued in the following ways voluntary resignation by letter to the Board of Directors expulsion by the General Assembly for behavior that harms the reputation of the Association impeding the Association’s objectives violating the articles and bylaws of the Association or violating internal rules of the Association
As a member you have certain rights: to elect and be elected to positions of oversight; to participate in the activities organized by the Association; to speak and vote in the General Assembly and to make motions and suggestions in the Assemblies; to have complaints and criticisms or concerns heard by the Fiscal; to examine the accounts, documents and resolutions of the Association; to propose changes to the bylaws.
The Members shall have the following rights to elect and be elected to the positions of oversight (Fiscal) and to the commissions of the Association to participate in the cultural and social activities organized by the Association to speak and vote in the General Assembly to make motions and suggestions in the assemblies to make a complaint or criticism to the Fiscal of any irregularity perceived in the carrying out of the functions of the Board of Directors and other members of the Association to enjoy the benefits and privileges agreed upon by the General Assembly and the Board of Directors to examine the accounts, documents and resolutions of the Association and its governing bodies held by the officers responsible for them and to propose changes to the bylaws.
The obligations of members are to comply with the laws governing associations and with the bylaws and rules of order of the Association; to pay the annual dues established by the Board of Directors; to attend the General Assembly and any extraordinary assemblies; to complete any tasks that you have accepted;
The obligations of the Members are:
to comply with the laws governing Associations, the bylaws and rules of order of the Association and the agreements emanating from its various bodies to pay the annual dues established by the Board of Directors to attend meetings to which they have been called to cooperate in the maintaining of property and the good development of the activities of the Association, to carry out responsibilities and tasks that have been accepted to completion to communicate decisions to resign in writing to the Board of Directors.
TENTH ARTICLE SECTION ONE
The Association shall be composed of the following bodies:
(there is no English equivalent—the responsibility that assures that the Association is in compliance with the Law of Associations and with its own mission, purposes, bylaws and rules of order and that the accounts are in order)
As a member of CAP and a member of the General Assembly you have the power of your vote in all decisions.
The Ordinary Assembly is convened at least once a year in December. At this meeting the President and Treasurer and Fiscal present their reports.
Extraordinary Assemblies must be called with 8 days notice by decision of the Board of Directors; or, by 2/3 of the members of the Association; or, by the Fiscal. Calls for Extraordinary Assembly not coming from the Board require a written request to the Board of Directors,and the Board is obligated to convene them within eight days of receipt.
TENTH ARTICLE SECTION TWO
The General Assembly is the supreme power of the Association. Composed of the totality of its members. There shall be two types of sessions of the Assembly: Ordinary and Extraordinary.
The Ordinary Assembly shall be convened at least once each year in the month of December to hear the reports of work done by the President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors as well that of the Fiscal and committees.
Extraordinary Assembly shall be convened each time that the Board of Directors calls for it, OR it is requested by no less than 2/3 of the members of the Association OR the Fiscal deems it necessary. Requests for an Extraordinary Assembly coming from 2/3 of the members or from the Fiscal shall be made in writing to the Board of Directors. In this case, the Board of Directors is obligated to make the call for meeting within 8 days of receiving the request.
The Assemblies, Ordinary and Extraordinary shall be called by the means that the Board of Directors considers most appropriate for the occasion, with eight days prior notice.