§1 Name, Domicile
§ 2 Mission
The activities of the Association are of an altruistic nature and the Association does not have any economic purposes of its own. The Association is unpolitical and its mission is
§ 3 Means to succeed in the association's object
§ 4 Categories of Memberships
§ 5 Acquisition of Membership
§ 6 Termination of Membership
§ 7 Rights and responsibilities of members
§ 8 Association Bodies
The bodies of the Association are the General Membership Meeting (§§ 9 and 10), the Board of Directors (§§ 11 and 12), the Auditor (§ 14) and the Arbitration Board (§ 15).
§ 9 General Membership Meeting
§ 10 Tasks of the General Membership Meeting
The tasks stated below are reserved to the General Membership Meeting:
(a) Receipt and approval of the statement of accounts and the closing of accounts with participation of the auditors.
(b) Election and suspension of members of the Board of Directors and the Auditors.
(c) Approval of business transactions between the Auditors and the Association.
(d) Assessment of admission charges and membership fees for full and sustaining members.
(e) Discharge of the Board of Directors.
(f) Resolutions on amendments to the by laws of the Association and on voluntary dissolution of the Association,
(g) Deliberation and resolutions on other agenda items.
§ 11 Board of Directors
§ 12 Duties of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the direction of the Association. It is the "governing body" according to the VereinsG 2002. The Board of Directors shall be in charge of all tasks that are not allocated to another body of the Association according to the by laws. The scope of the Board of Directors comprises in particular the matters stated below:
(a) The establishment of an appropriate accounting, containing a regular record of revenue/expenditure and a schedule of assets as a minimum requirement.
(b) Draft of the financial report and the balance sheet.
(c) Preparation and summoning of the General and Extraordinary Membership Meeting in the cases of § 9 paragraph 1 and paragraph 2, lit. a - c of these by laws.
(d) Notification of the Association's activities, the Association's financial situation and the audited balance sheet to the full members.
(e) Management of the assets of the Association.
(f) Implementation of the resolutions of the General Membership Meeting.
(g) Final decision on the admission, suspending and exclusion of members of the Association.
(h) Final decision on the award and withdrawal respectively of internal honorary titles such as "honorary president", etc.
(i) Contingent establishment of an advisory board.
(j) Hiring and dismissal of employees of the Association.
§ 13 Specific duties of individual board members
§ 14 Advisory Board
§ 15 Auditor
§ 16 Arbitration Board
§ 17 Dissolution of the Association
(Version 22nd January, 2018)