1 Name, legal form and Address
Under the name “Doppelaxtwerfer Zeiningen” the association exists within the meaning of Art. 60 ff. ZGB headquartered in Zeiningen. It is politically and denominationally independent.
The association aims to exercise and promote Double Axe throwing as a sport, as well as friendship, camaraderie and conviviality.
In pursuit of the association’s purpose, the association has the following funds:
3.1 Membership fees
The membership fees are set annually by the General Assembly. Fees are paid bi-annually (in January and July) into the association account.
Active members pay a higher contribution than passive members. Honorary members are exempt from the fee.
3.2 Proceeds from events
Income (entry fees, sponsor contributions, etc.) of events (demonstrations, competitions, etc.) are primarily used to cover costs thereof. Any extra money flows into the club treasury.
3.3 Patrons’ contributions, donations and contributions of all kinds
A patron has the option of either donating an arbitrary amount or to give any other form of assistance.
3.4 Other contributions and income of all kinds, are welcome as long as they do not contradict the purpose of the association.
4.1 Active Members
Active members run the Double-Axe association and help with training and events. They must be at least 16 years old and entitled to vote at the general meeting.
4.2 Passive Members
Passive non-voting members can be former Active members and any other person interested in the sport, there is no age restriction. Passive members may participate in training and events.
Patrons of the Association can be any natural or legal persons who support the goals of the association. A patron does not have a membership and is not associated with any obligations and / or rights. Patrons are nevertheless kept up to date on the activities of the association.
4.4 Honorary Members
Honorary members are proposed by the Board or by members at the Annual Meeting, appointed by acclamation and honored with an appropriate Acknowledgement.
Natural or legal person who are interested in the club can become members of the association. The board decides about admission of patrons.
Applications for admission as a member are addressed to the President. Acceptance is decided upon by the board. For people under 18 years of age, the written consent of the parent or guardian is required.
4.6 Termination of Membership
– Natural persons by written resignation to the Board, expulsion or death
– Legal persons by written resignation to the Board, exclusion or dissolution
4.7 Withdrawal and expulsion
An exit from the association is possible at any time. The resignation letter must be sent to the President by registered mail at least two weeks before the end of the month and at least four weeks before the annual meeting.
A member may at any time be excluded without explanation from the association. The board makes the exclusion decision.
The exclusion will apply if a member repeatedly violates the safety regulations, course and competition rules.
The member may challenge the exclusion decision at the General Assembly. Already paid membership fees will not be refunded.
5.1 General Meeting
The supreme body of the association is the general meeting. An ordinary general meeting takes place annually. The members will be invited in writing in advance of the meeting, with the agenda enclosed. Invitations by mail are valid.
The Board may convene an extraordinary general meeting at any time with a twenty-day invitation period. Extraordinary general meetings are called on the authority of the Board, a resolution of the General Assembly or one-fifth of the members. At the general meeting of each active member has one vote; the decision will be taken by a simple majority.
The general meeting has the following inalienable duties and powers
a) elect or remove the Board and the auditors
b) adopt and amend the Articles of Association
c) approve the annual report
d) decide on the annual budget and the membership fees
f) Resolution on requests of the members or of the Management Board
e) Consideration of exclusion appeals
The board consists of at least three persons. They constitute their engagements amongst themselves, and serve, club-internally as a collegium.
The board is elected for a term of 4 years. The members can be re-elected. If a board member exits during a current year from the board is responsible for the choice of a successor. The choice is to be confirmed at the next meeting.
The Executive Board conducts the business and handles all matters that are not assigned to the general assembly or another organ. Municipal representatives can be invited by the Board as visitors for the planning of events. The municipality may in certain circumstances have a right to attend a meeting.
The board may make or use of other teams and give them instructions. They can delegate tasks to those teams. These teams are under the supervision of the Board. For example, a media officer to take care of the associations website.
The Board has a quorum if two thirds of the board members are present. Circular resolutions are permitted.
The President leads the board meetings and the General Assembly and may take the casting vote in decisions. He represents the association outwardly and towards authorities and the media. The / the media officer represents the President toward the government and media contacts.
The Treasurer takes care of the members contributions, the cash balance and performs the bookkeeping. He advises the Board for major investments, e.g. for events.
The actuary created the protocols, takes care of the member correspondence and maintains the membership database.
The auditors review the bookkeeping and accounts annually and creates the audit report for the attention of the General Assembly.
5.4 Media Relations Officer
The media manager is responsible for maintaining the association’s website and represents the President in respect of authorities and media contacts.
The association is bound by the joint signature of the President, together with another member of the board.
7 Safety and Liability
Members who enter or use the training area must necessarily know and follow the safety regulations, course and competition rules. They must also have signed the limitation of liability disclaimer.
The Association is not liable for the consequences of non-compliance with safety regulations, course and competition rules by the members.
The association shall be liable solely for the association’s assets.
With the end of membership any claim expires on the assets.
Personal liability of the members or the funding obligation of the members is excluded.
8 Modification of Statutes
These Statutes may be amended, if two thirds of the present co-members approve the proposed amendment.
9 Related Documents
The “Safety regulations for the Double Axe throwing” in short called “safety regulations” constitute an integral part of the statutes.
10 Dissolution of the Association
The dissolution of the association can be decided by a qualified majority of two thirds of the members present.
If less than two-thirds of members of the General Assembly are present, a second meeting must be held within a month. At this meeting, the association can be dissolved by a simple majority, if less than two-thirds of the members are present.
At a dissolution of the association, the association’s assets will devolve to an institution which pursues the same or a similar purpose. The distribution of assets among the members of the association is not allowed.
11 Entry into force
These statutes have been adopted at the founding meeting of 27 February 2016 and entered into force on that date.
Signed by the founding members