The Constitution of the
Association Internationale de Numerologues (AIN)
The Association’s Constitution and Code of Ethics can be downloaded here as a pdf
Article 1 Aims and Objectives
VISION, AIMS and OBJECTIVES 2014 to 2024
To achieve a rise in Soul consciousness across the World through leadership and the promotion and use of Numerology
To build a brotherhood amongst numerologists worldwide
- To serve the public good through the promotion and practice of Numerology
- To promote the practice of Numerology as a profession.
- To stimulate and encourage the development of Numerology
- To represent the interests of professional numerologists
- To develop significant co-operative ventures with Numerology organisations in all continents, similar to that with AINA, one per year starting in 2015
- To significantly increase the exposure of AIN and The Connaissance School through:
- increased marketing and publicity by end 2015, particularly in social media
- the delivery of workshops run to stimulate interest in the courses
- The Connaissance School to double the number of numerology courses run by end 2016
- To investigate by end 2015, the feasibility of developing a profitable commercial arm of AIN
- To develop commercial opportunities with AINA
- The Connaissance School to introduce a Master Level course by end 2016
- To work towards establishing Connaissance School teachers in three more countries by end 2016.
Article 2 Definitions and Interpretation
Numerology is the study of the hidden qualities of numbers as they reflect life.
A Numerologist is a person who uses his/her knowledge of numbers to enable their client to understand the patterns of their lives.
Interpretation of the Constitution shall be a matter for the Council except where otherwise instructed by an AGM or EGM.
Article 3 Code of Ethics
Membership of AIN may be regarded as a guarantee to clients of the member’s integrity, sincerity and ability.
a) Members must not behave in a manner that could bring the AIN into disrepute.
b) Proper ethical conduct must always be paramount in the numerologist’s relations with the client. Their disposition must be one of courtesy, discretion and tact to accept the responsibility to encourage and facilitate the self development of the client whilst fully respecting their right of self-determination.
c) Members must treat any information or material relating to clients with absolute confidentiality. Only if the client gives their agreement in writing should any case study be used for publication or teaching purposes.
d) Members must clarify before any consultation the nature of the service being provided, the duration of the session and the fees involved.
e) When speaking to the public, members should not comment on the personal lives of public figures
f) During a numerology consultation, members must not offer any advice normally covered by other specialised professions. If the need for such advice appears to be indicated, the member must make it clear to the client that he/she should seek such advice from a person with the appropriate skills.
g) Members should respect the religious, spiritual and social views of their clients.
Article 4 Organisation
a) The Council
The Association will be run by an elected Council, chosen from members by show of hands of members at an AGM
b) Council membership
i) Statutory officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer whose term of office shall be five years, and
ii) Council Members: Up to six Council Members whose term of office shall be one year.
iii) Any member of the Association may be considered for service on the Council
iv) The Council may co-opt members (inc. Officers) at any time there is a vacancy.
v) The Council may create from within itself officer posts lasting 1 year to carry out duties or tasks as required.
c) Council Meetings
i) The Council shall meet at least five times a year.
ii) To conduct business at least 5 members of the council must be present including at least two Statutory Officers.
iii) Voting will be by majority. In the event of a split vote the chair shall have casting vote.
d) Duties of Statutory Officers
The Chairman shall:
Oversee the general running of the Association
Chair Council and General Meetings,
Be the official representative of the Association in matters involving the media
Be responsible for all non-routine matters of Association business or policy.
The Secretary shall:
Be responsible for maintaining membership records
Take and distribute minutes of council meetings
Store the accounts and certified minutes
Attend to general correspondence and organise mailings to members
Organise the AGM and EGM notices
Act as Returning Officer at the AGM.
The Treasurer shall:
Be responsible for keeping the accounts
Invoice members where required
Provide as required financial statements to the Council
Present a statement of annual income and expenditure for the year
iv) Vice Chairman
The Vice Chairman shall deputise for the Chairman as required.
e) Duties of members of the Council
Members shall attend all scheduled Council meetings. Non-attendance without good reason shall be considered ground for resignation.
f) Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall comprise 3 members of the Council, elected annually by the Council. The Committee shall decide on applications from numerologists for membership as Consultant Members who are not graduates of the Connaissance School of Numerology.
The Membership Committee shall report periodically to the Council.
Article 5 Membership
a) Categories of Membership
There are four categories of membership: Consultant Member, Member, Honorary Life Member and Affiliate Member (Organisation)
b) Qualification: Consultants
All applicants who meet the following requirement will be eligible for Consultant membership. Applicants shall either:
i) Have obtained a diploma from a Numerology teaching body recognised by AIN
ii) Have practised as a numerologist and can provide evidence from written and recorded readings. OR
iii) Have made a recognised contribution to the field of Numerology, or can produce a book or an original article of no less than 5000 words in length demonstrating their familiarity with an aspect of Numerology, thus demonstrating their competence in their chosen area.
iv) Agree to abide by the Association's Rules and Code of Ethics
v) Agree to include mention of their membership of the Association on any relevant publicity or information material they produce.
c) Qualification: Member
This category is open to anyone over 18 years old, or minors with parental permission, who have an interest in numerology, irrespective of knowledge or experience.
d) Qualification: Affiliate Member
Terms for affiliate membership shall be considered on an individual basis by Council.
e) The Award of Honorary Life Member
The award of Honorary Life Member shall be in the gift of the Counciland awarded only for exceptional service to the Association.
f) Selection of Membership
i) Selection of new Consultants shall be by the Membership Committee
ii) Approval of applications for Honorary Life Member and Affiliate Member shall be by Council.
iii) The Council reserves the right to refuse an application for membership without giving a reason.
g) Termination of Membership
Membership shall be terminated by letter from the Council
i) If the annual membership due is in arrears for 3 months
ii) For breaches of the Code of Ethics as decided by the Council
iii) For comments or actions that bring the Association into disrepute
iv) where, in the opinion of the Council, a member has shown by his conduct to be unfit to remain in membership.
v) Where the Council decide a membership may be terminated that member will be sent:
a letter of warning that termination is being considered giving grounds and a notice of termination and grounds for it in a letter from the Chairman.
vi) A terminated member is entitled to appeal. An appeal must be made to the Chairman detailing any grounds or information not previously disclosed within 21 days of termination. Appeals will be heard by the Chairman who must consult with the Membership Committee before reaching a decision. The Chairman’s decision will be final.
vii) In exceptional circumstances the Council may decide to terminate a membership with no right of appeal allowed.
Article 6 Education
a) Recognition of Courses
the Council, shall at its discretion, from time to time, and, for the purposes of section 5 b) i), formally recognise courses of numerology tuition.
b) Incorporation of the Connaissance School of Numerology
The Connaissance School of Numerology was incorporated on 29th September 2002. The terms of incorporation are as follows:
The Educational Heart
Part of the Association’s educational function is exercised by and through the Connaissance School of Numerology which is incorporated into the Association subject to the following provisions:
1. The School retains complete control over all matters relating to its own operations, in particular,
a. content of courses, workshops, etc. Plus the style and methods of teaching;
b. the selection and training of teaching and other staff;
c. the maintenance and confidentiality of its own financial accounts except it shall provide an annual statement of revenue and outgoings, but not balance sheet, to the Association accounts to be presented to the Annual General Meeting.
2. The Association shall have no claim upon the funds of the Connaissance School for any purpose. The Council of the Association may at its discretion, make periodic grants or loans to the Connaissance School for purposes except the funding of day to day operations.
3. The Connaissance School and the Association shall indemnify each other against any third party claims.
4. The incorporation of the Connaissance School may be withdrawn subject to 3 months notice by either party.
Article 7 General Meetings
a) The Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held at a time and place to be notified to all members 60 days in advance
The Council shall submit to the Annual General Meeting:
a) Reports by the Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer
b) Accounts for the last financial year
c) Any resolutions proposed by the outgoing Council
d) Any other matters as directed by earlier General Meetings
The following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting:
e) Presentation of the accounts
f) Presentation of reports of Statutory Officers
g) Consideration of resolutions by the Council
h) Consideration of members motions
j) Election of Statutory Officers and Council Members
All members are eligible to vote.
Voting shall be by a show of hands of eligible members. A motion or resolution will be deemed passed if more than 50% of eligible members present, or voting by proxy, are in favour. In the event of a tie the Chair shall have casting vote.
An election shall take place where more than 1 member has been nominated for a Statutory Officer post or Council Member post, as appropriate.
The election shall be conducted by the Secretary or a statutory officer who is not a candidate as appropriate. Each candidate shall be permitted to address the meeting and the meeting shall vote by show of hands from eligible voters. The candidate polling most votes shall be deemed elected. In the event of a tie the chair shall have casting vote.
b) Extraordinary General Meeting
An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time by Council. Notice of such a meeting shall be posted to every member at least 21 days before the meeting, specifying the business to be discussed. No other business may be discussed at an EGM. Upon request for an EGM to the secretary from a minimum of 5 members, all members shall be balloted as to whether or not such an EGM shall be held. If a majority of those replying request such an EGM then the Secretary shall arrange for it to be held within 21 days.
All members are eligible to vote.
Voting shall be by a show of hands of eligible members. A motion or resolution will be deemed passed if more than 50% of eligible members present, or voting by proxy, are in favour. In the event of a tie the chair shall have casting vote
Article 8 Constitutional Change
The Constitution may be changed at an AGM. Members may propose changes, and the proposal shall be passed if voted for by at least two thirds of the eligible members present.
Article 9 Winding-up of the Association
In the event of the winding-up of the Association, when all debts and obligations are met, any remaining moneys become the assets of the Connaissance School of Numerology.