§ 1 Name and registered office
§1 No. 1. The name of the Organization is: DAKIE International e.V.
§1 No. 2. The registered office of the Organization is in Langenhagen – Hanover.
§1 No. 3. The Organization is registered and has received the title of a registered organization.
§1 No. 4. The Organization is registered in the District Court of Hannover under the Registration number: VR 202276.
§1 No. 5. The Organization pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes in the sense of the
“tax-exempt purposes” section of the tax code.
§1 No. 6. The Organization is politically, ethically and denominationally neutral.
§1 No. 7. The financial year is the calendar year
§ 2 Purpose of the Organization
§2 No.1 a) the promotion of civic engagement in favour of charitable and benevolent purposes.
b) Promoting development cooperation with partner organizations in developing countries
South of Sahara-Africa.
c) the promotion of education and vocational training, including Student assistance.
d) Used clothing collection for the needy.
e) to promote Art and Culture, and the implementation of culturally related Events in rented halls.
§2 No. 2. The Organization is selflessly active;
§2 No. 3. The funds of the Organization may only be used for the statutory purposes. The members
receives no payments from the Organization.
§2 No. 4. No person may be favoured by expenditure which is alien to the purpose of the
Organization or by disproportionately high remuneration.
§2 No. 5. Volunteers are only entitled to reimbursement of proven expenses. The management
board may, however, decide to pay compensation in accordance with the expense
§3 Acquisition of membership
Member of the Organization can be any natural and legal person. The Executive
Board have the final decision on the written membership Admission form.
§4 Termination of Membership
a) With the death of the member,
b) by voluntary withdrawal,
c) by deleting from the membership list,
d) By exclusion from the Organization,
e) In the case of legal persons by their dissolution
Voluntary withdrawal is made by written declaration to a member of the Management board. It shall be admissible only at the end of a calendar year in accordance with a notice period of three months.
A member may be removed from the Members’ list by decision of the Executive Board if, despite a two-time reminder, it is in arrears with the payment of the contribution. The deletion shall be communicated to the member in writing.
A member may be excluded from the organization if he or she has violated the interests of the Organization, by a resolution of the General Assembly. Prior to the decision, the member shall be given the opportunity to justify himself/herself Personally. Any written statement of
the person concerned can be read in the Annual General Meeting.
§5 Membership Fee
Contributions are made by the members. The amount of the annual contribution and its maturity is determined by the general meeting.
Honorary members are exempt from the obligation to pay contributions.
§ 6 Organs of the Organization
a) the Executive Board
b) the General Assembly
§7 The Executive Board
The executive Board according to § 26 BGB consists of
a) the first chairman
b) the second chairman
c) the secretary
d) the treasurer
The Organization is jointly represented in court and out of court by two members of the
§8 Term of office of the Executive Board
The Executive Board is elected by the General Assembly for a period of two years, from the day of the election. However, they remain in office until the new election of the executive committee.
If a member of the Executive Board leaves during the term of office, the Executive Board elects a substitute member (from among the members of the Organization) for the remaining term of office of the departed.
§9 Resolution of the Executive Board
The Executive Board summarizes its resolutions in general in Executive board meetings, which are convened in writing, by telephone or by telegraphic means by the chairman or by the second chairman. In any case, an appeal period of three days must be observed. There is no need for a communication on the agenda. The Executive Board can decide if at least two
members of the Executive Board, including the first chairman or the second chairman, are present. Most of the valid votes cast shall be decided by the decision-making process. In the event of a tie, the chairman of the Executive Board meeting shall decide the vote.
The Executive board meeting is chaired by the first chairman, or in his absence then the 2. Chairperson. The resolutions of the Executive Board are to be used as evidence Log and signed by the chairman.
An Executive Board decision may be adopted by written procedure or by telephone, if all members of the Executive Board declare their agreement to the resolution to be adopted.
§10 The General Meeting
The General Assembly has every member present, including an Honorary member-a voice. The General Meeting is particularly responsible for the following matters:
a) Acceptance of the annual report of the Executive Board; Discharge of the Board.
b) Determination of the amount and maturity of the annual contribution
c) Election and dismissal of the members of the Executive Board.
d) Resolution on the amendment of the Articles of the Organization and the dissolution of
e) Appointment of honorary members.
§11 The convening of the general meeting
At least once a year, if possible in the last quarter, the ordinary Annual General Meeting. It shall be convened by the Executive Board, subject to a notice period of two weeks, by written notification stating the agenda. The period begins with the business day following the sending of the invitation. The invitation letter shall be deemed to have been sent to the Member if it is addressed to the last address notified by the member to the Organization in writing. The agenda is set by the Executive Board.
§12 The resolution of the General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is chaired by the Chairman, or, if prevented, by the second chairman or another member of the Executive Board. If no board member is present, the Assembly shall designate a leader. The Minute is run by the secretary. If not present, the Chairman of the Meeting shall designate a protocol guide.
The type of vote is determined by the Chairman of the meeting. The vote must be carried out in writing if one third of the voting members present in the vote are requested to do so.
The General Assembly is not public. The Chairman of the meeting can allow guests. The General Assembly decides on the approval of the press, broadcasting and television.
Any duly convened general meeting is independent of the number of the published decision.
The General meeting generally summarizes decisions with simple majority of the valid votes cast; therefore, abstentions remain out of consideration. However, to amend the Articles of Statue (including the purpose of the Organization), a majority of three quarters of the valid votes cast is required, and to dissolve the Organization, is required by four fifths.
The following applies to the elections: If no candidate has won the majority of the valid votes cast in the first ballot, a selection is held between the candidates who have achieved the two highest votes.
The minutes of the General Assembly are to be signed by the respective meeting chairman and the secretary of the minutes. It shall include the following: the place and time of the meeting, the person of the meeting chairman and the writer of the minutes, the number of Members present, the agenda, the individual voting results and the type of voting. In the case of amendments to the Articles of Statue, the determination to be changed shall be indicated.
§13 Subsequent proposals for the agenda
Any member may, at the latest one week before the date of the General meeting of the Executive Board subsequently put in writing further matters on the agenda.
At the beginning of the General Assembly, the Chairman of the Meeting shall supplement the agenda accordingly. The requests for supplementing the agenda, which will be submitted to the General Assembly, shall be decided by the General Meeting. A majority of three quarters of the valid votes cast is required to accept the application.
Amendments to the Constitution, the dissolution of the Association and the election and dismissal of board members can only be decided if the applications have been announced to the members on the agenda.
§14 Extraordinary General Meetings
The Executive Board may at any time convene an Extraordinary General Meeting. This must be convened if the interest of the Organization requires it or if the convening of one tenth of all members is required in writing, stating the purpose and reasons of the board.
For the extraordinary general Meeting are subject to § § 10, 11, 12 and 13 accordingly.
§ 15 Dissolution of the Organization and seizure eligibility
§ 15 No. 1 The dissolution of the Organization can only be decided in a general meeting with most votes as specified in § 12. Unless the general meeting decides otherwise, the first
Chairman and the second Chairperson shall jointly be authorized liquidators. The above provisions shall apply if the Organization is dissolved for another reason or loses its legal capacity.
§ 15 No. 2 At the dissolution of the Organization or in the event of the elimination of tax-exempt
purposes, the assets of the association shall fall to the city of Langenhagen which must be
used directly and exclusively for charitable purposes.
Langenhagen – Hanover