Article I - Name and Status
Section 1 Name
The name of the organisation shall be the "Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (Hong Kong)" , hereafter referred to as the "Association", and abbreviated as "AGS(HK)".
Section 2 Definition
An association of organisations and individuals having a common interest in the practice of site investigation, geotechnics (soil mechanics, rock mechanics, foundation engineering, geoenvironmental engineering), engineering geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology and related disciplines (hereinafter referred to as "Geotechnical Engineering").
Section 3 Legal Status
The Association shall be a legal entity and operate as a COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE AND NOT HAVING A SHARE CAPITAL.
The Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association shall reflect the principles of the RULES.
Section 4 Liability
The liability of the members of the Association is limited. There is no liability on individuals who are non-voting members.
Every member of the Association undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Association in the event of the same being wound-up while they are a member, or within one year after they cease to be a member, for payment of the debts and liabilities of the Association contracted before they cease to be a member, and of the costs, charges and expenses of winding-up, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributors among themselves, such amount as may be required not exceeding HK$1,000 per member.
Section 5 Language
Meetings of the Association, together with meeting minutes, proceedings, and other official Association documents and publications shall be in English.