I expect it is not that straightforward.
I-SNR may have a point when they say SAN can be set up as a separate organisation and people can choose to belong to one or both or none.
From: Patricia Bellinghausen <belling@xxxxxxx> Reply-To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: esnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [esnr] Communication on behalf of the European Board Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 02:07:02 +0100
this is to inform you, on behalf of the Board of Directors, that the European Board will seek legal advice concerning issues brought forward by the message sent to the European membership from the American office as of 29th July 2004.
The European Chapter of the International Society for Neuronal Regulation is a legal corporate entity, which operates under a set of byelaws. Its name and acronym were registered under European law ( Brønnøysund Registers, see http://www3.brreg.no/oppslag/enhet/detalj.jsp?orgnr=984637942). Please note that although financially subordinated to the ISNR, the E-iSNR is a legally independent body.
Nowhere in the current byelaws is there an ownership of the Chapter by another group. As we see, no other organization can dissolve an incorporated legal entity nor dispose over its assets. Since the E-iSNR is a membership organization, only the European membership has the legal right to decide over issues such as name and affiliation changes or election of officers.
Patricia Bellinghausen Treasurer, E-iSNR Tel. +351 91 6305575