The Council is a not-for-profit voluntary association of individuals and companies whose objectives are:
To promote the development of commerce and investment between the United States of America and Dubai and the Northern Emirates (Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain).
To be a direct liaison with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and other chambers of commerce and business organizations, and to express the views of the local American business community to public and private interests in the United States.
To provide a forum in which American business executives in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and business executives with American interests may identify, discuss and pursue common interests regarding their activities.
To work with individuals and organizations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates on matters of mutual interest.
To heighten awareness of Dubai′s commercial position in the Middle East among the American business community.
An Annual General Meeting is held in the month of November every year. Written notice of such meetings are given to the membership at least one month before each Annual General Meeting.
The following business shall be conducted at the Annual General Meeting:
a. Report of the Board of Directors;
b. Report of the previous year’s accounts;
c. Election of Officers and members of the Board of Directors.
d. Other matters which are properly placed on the agenda.
At least four General Meetings are held each year. No more than 4 months may pass without a General Meeting.
Notice of all General Meetings must be given to the membership at least two weeks before each meeting.
Any member who wishes to place an item on the agenda of a General Meeting may do so provided he or she gives notice in writing to the President at least one week before the meeting.
The quorum for the Annual General Meeting and all General Meetings is thirty percent (30%) of the voting membership of the Council. A quorum is required at all times during meetings if official actions are taken.
In the event of there being no quorum present at any Annual General Meeting or General Meeting, the meeting is adjourned to the following month at a place, date and time to be appointed. Notice of such meeting and a copy of the agenda should be sent to all members at least two weeks before the rescheduled meeting.
Should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered a quorum, but they have no power to alter, amend or make additions to any proposed resolution appearing on the agenda of the adjourned Annual General Meeting or General Meeting.
Voting is by simple majority of all votes cast.
The Council can not attempt to restrict or in any manner interfere with any lawful activity undertaken by any member in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Council is forbidden to engage in any political activity in the United Arab Emirates nor allow its funds or facilities to be used for political purposes in the U.A.E.
(last updated: 28-May-2008)
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