Club Guidelines


1. What is the IAC?:

The purpose of the Club is to share and enjoy adventures in a manner which is in keeping with good conservation practices. The Club will operate on a non-profit basis and no property or funds can be used for the private benefit of members.

2. Membership:

One fee for one e-mail address. Membership categories are full fiscal year.  The fee is 2,000 JPY. The fee can be changed by the committee anytime. It is non-transferable and non-refundable. Members must be at least 20 years old.

3. Manner:

Consideration and polite behavior are essential in order to ensure the enjoyment of all events. Especially, event organizers must be treated with respect, as these people are members who volunteer their time and skills for the enjoyment of everyone.

4. Safety:

Members are responsible for their own safety.

5. Committee:

The Committee typically consists of 4 members: President, Treasurer, Technical Manager, and Secretary, though this can be adjusted to the club’s needs at any time.  A general election shall be held in March of each year. If more than 1 committee runs in the election, the winning committee is chosen by the votes of a plurality of members attending the meeting. Individuals may run on more than 1 committee, though each candidate committee must be formed before the election. The new committee’s term begins on April 1, and ends March 31 of the following year, though the old committee is obligated to help the new committee with the membership renewal process. Each club member may serve an unlimited number terms on the committee. Previous Committee members are exempt from  membership fees; their memberships will be automatically renewed.
In the case that the incumbent committee does not fulfill their responsibility, any club member may call a special election for a vote of no confidence, and to propose an interim committee to serve until the next general election in March. To pass a vote of no confidence, more than 1/2 of all club members must be present at the special election, and more than 2/3 of the members present must approve the motion.
This Year’s Committee

6. Governance:

Members must respect the authority of an event organizer and the Committee and follow any additional rules set up. The Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, for any cause which could likely bring the club into disrepute. Any grievance or concern shall be brought to the attention of the Committee and the verdict of the Committee shall be accepted as final and binding.