Constitution/Bylaws of The Middle East Network for Animal Welfare (MENAW) Secretariat: 30 Khorshed Street off Road 293-New Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Article 1 – Purpose
The purpose of the Middle East Network for Animal Welfare (MENAW) is to improve animal welfare by bringing together animal welfare societies through networking, providing a forum to exchange ideas and lessons learned, and to speak with a louder combined voice.
Article 2 - Geographical Focus
MENAW’s primary geographical focus is the Middle East and North Africa, but members from other countries are welcome.
Article 3 – Branch Offices
MENAW may pursue its activities through branch and/or regional offices. The branch or regional offices must strictly adhere to MENAW rules and regulations.
Article 4 - Funds
The sources of income of MENAW include donations from individuals, organizations, institutes as well as and other sources approved by the Board.
Article 5 – Membership
Requirements. MENAW members shall be animal welfare societies, including wildlife
societies with the following categories.
Full Member: Must be an animal welfare society (no individual person members) within the generally accepted geographic boundaries of the Middle East and/or North Africa. The society may be a founding member who has requested to continue membership as a Full Member or may be a new member who has requested to join and been accepted by the Board after the society was established. Membership begins upon acceptance by the Board. A Full Member has the right to attend General Assemblies, the right to nominate for the Board, and to be on the Board.
Associate Member: Animal Welfare societies (no individual person members) in neighboring countries interested in joining MENAW (or who have already joined), but not technically within the generally accepted geographic boundaries of the Middle East or North Africa. Associate Members may attend General Assemblies but they may not vote, nominate Board Members, nor serve as Board Members.
Honorary Member. The Board may offer Honorary Membership to organizations or individuals who offer services or financial support. Honorary Members may attend General Assemblies, but they may not vote, nominate Board members, nor serve as Board Members.
Observers. The Board may offer Observer status to individuals, including those seeking to establish a society. Observers may attend General Assemblies, but they may not vote, nominate Board Members, nor serve as Board Members.
Notification. Full Members and Associate Members shall provide MENAW with the name and contact information of the person selected from the member society to officially represent the organization to MENAW.
Article 6 - Membership will be terminated under the following conditions: - Resignation from MENAW membership.
- Committing an act that causes harm to MENAW.
Membership may be reinstated, by approval from the Board.