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Bylaws 2018-04-04T11:42:15+00:00

Satzung

§ 1 (Name and Registered Office)

The association carries the name “Kleine Hilfsaktion“

The registered office of the association is in Neuss.

 

§ 2 (Financial year)

The financial year matches the calendar year.

 

§ 3 (Purpose of the association)

The association pursues exclusively and directly – non-profit-making – charitable purposes in the sense of the section “Tax-privileged purposes” of the tax code.

The purpose of the association is to support people in need of help, e. g. in Cambodia. We help with house building, produce drinking water supplies, promote self-sufficiency through agricultural projects, help with the development of our own trade, take care of direct medical care, operations, educational projects, sponsoring, accompanied travel, introduction to aid projects.

The purpose of the articles of association is realized in particular by measures directly on site. In the case of longer-term projects, we also cooperate with local aid organisations.

 

§ 4 (Selfless Activity)

The association is selflessly active; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.

 

§ 5 (Use of funds)

The funds of the association may only be used for the statutory purposes. The members do not receive any contributions from the Association’s funds.

 

§ 6 (Prohibition of benefits)

No person may be favoured by expenses that are not in keeping with the purpose of the corporation or by disproportionately high remunerations.

 

§ 7 (Acquisition of membership)

Association members can be natural persons. The application for admission must be submitted in an appropriate form. The board decides on the application for admission.
The applicant is entitled to appeal against the refusal, which does not require any justification, to the General Assembly of Members, which then makes a final decision.

 

§ 8 (Termination of membership)

Membership ends by resignation, expulsion, death. Withdrawal is effected by a written declaration to an authorized member of the board. The written notice of resignation must be given to the Executive Board with one month’s notice at the end of each financial year. An exclusion can only take place for important reasons. Important reasons are in particular a conduct that damages the association’s goals, the violation of statutory obligations or arrears of contributions of at least one year. The board decides on the exclusion. The member is entitled to appeal against the expulsion to the General Assembly of Members, which is to be addressed to the Board of Directors in writing within one month.
The General Assembly of Members makes a final decision within the framework of the Association. The member reserves the right to review the measure by taking it to the ordinary courts. Referral to a court of law shall have suspensory effect until the judicial decision has become final.

 

§ 9 (Contributions)

Members will be charged a fee of at least € 5, -/month, details are explained in the annex “Membership fees”.

 

§ 10 (Organs of the Association)

Organs of the association are the general meeting of the executive committee.

§ 11 (General meeting)

The general meeting is the highest organ of the association. Their duties include in particular the election and removal of the executive board, discharge of the executive board, acceptance of the reports of the executive board, election of the cash auditors, determination of fees and their due date, resolution on the amendment of the statutes, resolution on the dissolution of the association, decision on admission and expulsion of members in the case of appeals as well as other tasks, insofar as these result from the statutes or according to the law. An ordinary general meeting of members is held once a year. The executive committee is obliged to convene an extraordinary general meeting if at least one third of the members demand this in writing, stating reasons. The General Assembly of Members shall be convened in writing by the Board of Directors with one week’s notice, stating the agenda. The period begins on the day following the dispatch of the invitation letter. The invitation letter is considered to have been sent to the members if it was addressed to the last address given to the association. The agenda shall be supplemented if a member submits a written request to this effect no later than one week before the scheduled date. The supplement shall be announced at the beginning of the meeting. Proposals concerning the dismissal of the executive board, amendments to the statutes and the dissolution of the association, which have not already been received by the members with the invitation to the general meeting, can only be decided on at the next general meeting. The general meeting has a quorum regardless of the number of members present. The general meeting is chaired by a member of the board. A secretary shall be elected at the beginning of the General Assembly. Each member has one vote. Voting rights may only be exercised in person or on behalf of a member on presentation of a written power of attorney. In the case of votes, a simple majority of the votes cast shall be decisive. Amendments to the statutes and the dissolution of the association can only be decided with a majority of 2/3 of the present members. Abstentions and invalid votes are not taken into account. Minutes must be kept of the decisions of the general meeting, which must be signed by the chairman of the meeting and the secretary.

 

§ 11a (Remuneration for association activities)

1. If necessary, club and organ offices can be exercised in return for payment on the basis of a service or employment contract or against payment of an expense allowance in accordance with § 3 No. 26a EStG within the limits of budgetary law.

2. The executive committee decides on any paid activities of the association. The same applies to contract contents and termination of the contract.

3. The managing board is authorized to commission activities for the association against payment of an appropriate remuneration or expense allowance. The budget situation of the association is decisive.

4. The Executive Board is authorized to employ full-time employees within the limits of budgetary law to carry out management tasks and to manage the office.

5. In addition, the members and employees of the association have a claim for reimbursement of expenses according to $ 670 BGB (German Civil Code) for such expenses that they have incurred as a result of their work for the association, including in particular travel expenses, travel expenses, telephone, postage, office rent, consumables, etc.

6. Further details are regulated by the Association’s financial regulations, which are issued and amended by the Executive Board.

 

§ 12 (Board of directors)

The board of directors in the sense of § 26 BGB consists of the 1st and 2nd chairman and the treasurer. They represent the association in and out of court. Two members of the Executive Board represent together. The board of directors is elected by the general meeting for a period of one year. Only members of the association can become board members. Re-election is permitted. The board of directors remains in office until a new board is elected. Upon termination of membership in the association, the office as executive committee also ends.

 

§ 13 (Cash audit)

The general meeting elects an auditor for a period of one year. This person may not be a member of the Executive Board. Re-election is permitted.

 

§ 14 (Dissolution of the Association)

In the event of dissolution or cancellation of the association or in the event of discontinuation of tax-privileged purposes, the assets of the association shall be transferred to Deutsche Krebshilfe, which shall use them directly and exclusively for charitable, charitable purposes. Place, date Neuss, 25.05.2012