Statutes for download: (statutes.pdf)
on the statutes approved by vote of the regular members in Winterthur,
Switzerland, 10 August 1988. Modified by the 2002-2005 and 2006-2009
AIC Executive Committees, and approved by vote of the regular members
in the General Assembly in Hangzhou, China, 14 July 2007. With a
modification introduced by the 2006-2009 AIC Executive Committee,
presented at the General Assembly 2009 in Sydney, and approved by vote
of the regular members on 3 December 2009. With a modification
introduced by the 2010-2013 AIC Executive Committee, presented at the
General Assembly 2013 in Newcastle, and approved by the regular
Some of the changes
approved in 2007 are:
previous category of “observer” has been changed into “individual
member”, allowing persons domiciled in any country (even in countries
with a national color association that is an AIC regular member) to
become an individual member. The idea behind this is to have more
direct contact with the people.
• The General Assembly is to
be held every 2 years (at Midterm Meetings and Congresses) instead of
every 4 years (only at Congresses).
• The membership dues are to
be voted on by members rather than fixed by the Statutes or established
by the Executive Committee.
• The different Guidelines that
appeared at the end of the 1988 statutes have been placed in separate
documents. These guidelines are approved by the AIC Executive
modification approved in 2009 is about article 4, Regular Members:
• The category of “region” is added to the
category of “country”, with the aim of making the AIC more open to
color associations which previously could not have a place as regular
members. However, the AIC Executive Committee decides in which cases
the incorporation of a regular member from a region is pertinent and
creates no conflict with the existing regular members.
The main changes approved in 2013 are:
In article 7, Executive Committee:
• The term of the executive committee members
was reduced from 4 to 2 years.
• The ordinary members shall be
eligible for one re-election.
• The Secretary/Treasurer shall
be eligible for three re-elections.
• The retiring Vice President
shall automatically continue as President for an additional 2-year term
and will then have the role of Past President for a 2-years term.
• The Past-President position is
a “consultant” position or trustable advisor in order to benefit the
work of the EC.
• The editor of the Journal of
the AIC will be invited to attend the EC meetings.
• The annual subscription for an associate
member shall be determined by the Executive Committee but shall not be
below 75% of the regular member fee.