Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation: New Lacanian School
1. Title1.1 The Organisation shall be called the “Irish Circle of the Lacanian OrientationNew Lacanian School” hereinafter to be referred to as “ICLO-NLS” or, moresimply, “ICLO” and shall be affiliated to the New Lacanian School (NLS) aconstituent body of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP).
2. Objects and aims
2.1 To promote the development of psychoanalysis in Ireland in conformity withthe aims of the NLS and WAP.2.2 To support the formation of psychoanalysts in the Lacanian Orientation basedon study, personal analysis and supervision.2.3 To engage in broad ranging educational activities to allow psychoanalysis tobe known to as many people as possible.2.4 To engage in and support clinical and theoretical research in LacanianPsychoanalysis
3.1 Membership is open to any person who demonstrates transference to the workof psychoanalysis as embodied in the work of the NLS and WAP.3.2 Acceptance to membership of ICLO is dependent on an interview with at leasttwo members of the Management Committee or “Bureau” and ratification ofmembership by the president of the NLS or their appointed delegate.3.3 Members are expected to act in accordance with psychoanalytic ethicalstandards in their relations with the public and with fellow members, and touse the designations, ICLO-NLS, the NLS and the WAP appropriately.
4.1 The officers, who make up the Bureau/Management Committee of ICLONLS, shall be as follows:• Chairperson• Secretary• Treasurer
5. Ratification and election of Officers
5.1 All Officers are nominated as follows:• Proposed by the Outgoing Chair• Ratified by the President of the NLS• Ratified by simple majority by the members of ICLO at the Annualgeneral Meeting (AGM)5.2 All Officers serve for a period of one year, but may be re-nominated to thesame or another office the following year
6. Management Committee/“Bureau”
6.1 The affairs of ICLO-NLS shall be administered by the ManagementCommittee/Bureau who shall meet at agreed intervals and not less than fourtimes per year6.2 The Bureau/Management Committee through the Treasurer shall keepaccurate accounts and have these presented at each AGM for inspection by themembership. These may include the operation of one or more Bank Accountson behalf of ICLO-NLS6.3 The Management Committee/Bureau is responsible for co-opting additionalmembers to the Committee as it sees fit and for the setting up of subcommittees to carry out the work of ICLO-NLS6.4 The Bureau makes decisions on the basis of a simple majority vote. In the caseof a significant difference of opinion the Chairperson shall be entitled to makethe final decision.
7 General Meetings
7.1 The Annual General Meeting shall be held once per year. Notice of at least 21days must be given to members prior to the Meeting by circulating a copy ofthe notice to all members via e-mail or if this is not possible by post. Membersmust advise the Secretary in writing of any business to be moved at the AGMat least 14 days before the meeting and the Secretary shall circulate or givenotice of the agenda for the meeting not less than 7 days before the meeting7.2 Nominations of candidates as Officers shall be circulated by the Secretarywith the Agenda for the meeting7.3 The AGM comprises all the members of ICLO-NLS. Its functions are:• Consultation• Hearing the reports of the Bureau and any sub-committees that have beenestablished• Annual review and forward planning• Commenting on the matters presented to it• Approving the accounts as presented by the Treasurer• Electing Officers7.4 Ordinary decisions made at an AGM shall be by simple majority on the basisthat any proposal considered has been proposed and seconded by twomembers of ICLO-NLS. In the event of equal votes, the Chairperson shall beentitled to an additional casting vote7.5 A quorum for a General Meeting shall be in excess of 60% of all members ofICLO-NLS.7.6 Alterations to the Constitution may only be considered at a General Meeting ifwritten notice of any proposal, duly seconded, is received by the Secretary 14days prior to the meeting taking place. Such alterations must be endorsed bythe President of the NLS and if so shall be passed by not less than two-thirdsof those members present at the meeting, assuming that a quorum has beenachieved.7.7 The Chairperson can also convene an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)of members when deemed necessary. Notice of at least 14 days must be givenprior to the Meeting
8 Termination of Membership
8.1 If the actions of any member shall, in the opinion of the Bureau and of thePresident of the NLS, be considered injurious to the interests of ICLO-NLS,the Bureau is empowered to suspend that member
9.1 The Bureau shall set an annual subscription in consultation with the Presidentof the NLS and this will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting9.2 Subscriptions shall fall due at the end of each financial year. Membership shallbe deemed to have lapsed, should any member’s subscription not be paidwithin one month of that date unless good reason is provided to the Bureau.
10.1 ICLO-NLS may be dissolved at the AGM, or a special meeting (EGM)convened for the purpose of dissolution on the condition that this motion isratified by the President of the NLS10.2 In the instance of dissolution all assets of ICLO-NLS, after the satisfaction ofany proper debts and liabilities, shall be transferred to the NLS This constitution was adopted on the 27th of June 2009Signed: Gil Caroz (on behalf of the President of the NLS) Signed: Alan Rowan Position: Chairperson; ICLO-NLSSigned: Florencia F.C. Shanahan Position: Secretary; ICLO-NLSSigned: Rik Loose Position: Treasurer; ICLO-NLS