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Stowarzyszenie Teatralno-Lingwistyczne
zostało zarejestrowane
w Sądzie Okręgowym w Krakowie
postanowieniem z dnia 27 maja 1999 roku
i wpisane do rejestru Stowarzyszeń Wydziału I Cywilnego Sadu Okręgowego w Krakowie
dnia 1 lipca 1999 roku, pod numerem rejestru 1630.

Dnia 7 lipca 2003,
przez Sąd Rejonowy dla Krakowa-Śródnieścia w Krakowie, XI Wydział Gospodarczy Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego
wpiany do Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego pod numerem KRS: 0000166666

 

Statute of the Theatrical and Linguistic Association.

Section I
General provisions.

 §1

The association bears the name of the Theatrical and Linguistic Association and is hereafter called the Association in the Statute.

§2

The Association consists of people who are engaged in amateur theatre directed towards linguistics, in amateur journalism in foreign languages and in the arts related to the aforementioned.

§3

The Association is a non-political organization opened to various attitudes to life and arts.  The area of its activity is the Republic of Poland yet, for further realization of its aims, it may act outside the country.

§4

The seat of the management of the Association is the town of Kraków.

 

Section II
The aims of the Association and the ways of their
realization.

§5

The aims of the Association are the following:

·       Work in a group independent of existing structures, which divide amateur culture activities into sections, age groups, administrative divisions etc.

·       Co-operative learning and improving foreign languages, spending free time together as well as recreation through work in theatre and journalist groups.

·       Making contacts with corresponding groups in Poland and abroad.

·       Using drama as a didactic and educational method.

·       Using our partners’ working methods during co-operative workshops in Poland or abroad as well as by inviting foreign group leaders to conduct workshops in Poland.

·       Popularizing our ideas by all media available.

 The realization of the aforesaid aims of the Association is based on unpaid work of its members. However, the Association may employ people to carry out its affairs.

 §6

The Association will be realizing its aims by:

·       Introducing various forms of amateur theatre performances in foreign languages, especially Polish plays translated into other languages.

·       Putting on stage foreign dramas in the original.

·       Cultivating the art of elocution.

·       Working with corresponding foreign groups.

·       Preparing multilanguage performances with its partners during co-operative workshops in Poland and in the partner’s country.

·       Forming a music group playing background music to plays performed.

·       Running an amateur journalist group editing together with corresponding foreign groups a multilanguage newspaper which documents our and our friends’ activity.

·       Publishing literary works written or translated by our members.

·       Taking unconventional initiatives such as working with drama, theatrical expression through performances and others.

 §7

The Association’s activity will serve directly the participants of the workshops, forming their self-assurance, ability to present their views in public, improving their knowledge of foreign languages and helping them to make friends both at home and abroad.

Section III
Association members, their rights and duties.

 §8

The members of the Association are divided into:

·       Ordinary Member

·       Honorary Member

·       Supporting Member

 §9

Anyone involved in the activities such as in §6 may become an ordinary member of the Association.

§10

1.     A candidate for a member has to present an application and accept all the aims and the statute of the Association.

2.     All the applications will be accepted by the Association’s board.

 §11

An Honorary Member of the Association may become a person with special merits or helpful in realizing the Association’s aims.

1.     Honorary Members are admitted on the motion of the Association’s board.

2.     The motion may be also presented by a group consisting of a minimum of 5 Ordinary Members of the Association.

 §12

A Supporting Member of the Association can become an organization, foundation, university, artistic or creative group as well as other social or community groups propagating culture at home and abroad. An enterprise, institution or a party involved in such activities can also become a Supporting Member

§13

Common Members have the active and passive right to vote while electing the members of the board.

§14

Moreover, Common and Honorary Members have the right to:

·       participate in all forms of the Association’s activities mentioned in the statute

·       influence the directions and forms of the statute activities

·       benefit equally from the property and the artistic achievements of the Association

 §15

The Supporting Members and their representatives have all the rights and duties of the Ordinary Members except the right of electing and being elected to the Association’s board. Supporting Members are privileged in the participation in the cultural achievements of the Association.

 §16

Ordinary Members of the Association are obliged to:

·       participate in at least one of the statutory activities

·       propagate the activity of the Association

·       contribute to the propagation of culture, tolerance and respect for different opinions and attitudes

·       take care of the cultural values, honour and possessions of the Association

·       pay the membership fees

·       comply with the resolutions of the board of the Association

 §17

The rules of the participation of the Members in the Association’s activities and the use of its premises, equipment and property will be defined by the General Meeting of Members (conference of representatives)

 §18

Ordinary membership terminates due to:

·       voluntary resignation of the member presented in any time

·       crossing out from the member register in accordance with the Act of the Board for not taking part in the Association’s activities

·       excluding by the resolution of general meeting of members

·       loss of public rights by the judgment in full force and effect by a general court of justice

·       death of the member

·       liquidation of a firm , institution or another legal personality having a status of a Supporting Member.

Section IV
Authorities of the Association

 §19

The authorities of the Association are:

1.     General Meeting of Members

2.     Board of the Association

3.     Board of Control

 §20

The Association’s term of office is 1 year.

 §21

The General Meeting of Members:

·       defines the main tendencies of the essential activity of the Association

·       elects the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board

·       takes resolutions in the matters significant for the Association

·       considers appealing against the decisions of the Board

·       takes resolutions about dissolving or suspending the Association

·       gives opinions on the activities of the Association authorities

·       takes resolutions concerning the changes in the Statute

·       establishes the amount and dates of paying the membership fee

 §22

The Boards of the Association and Control and the Members of the Association have the right to present motions for the debates of the General Meeting  

 §23

1.     The General Meeting of Members is called on the resolution of the Association’s Board at least once a year. Extraordinary General Meeting of Members is called by the Board out of its own initiative or following a motion of the Board of Control or 20% of the members of the Association.

2.     The Extraordinary General Meeting of Members is called within 14 days from the motion.

3.     The Extraordinary General Meeting of Members debates only on cases it was called for.

 §24

The resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Members can be taken in the presence of at least half of the Ordinary Members.

 §25

1.     The Board of the Association is constituted by 6-7 members elected by the majority of votes by the General Meeting of Members.

2.     The Board is constituted by President, Vice-President, Treasurer and 3-4 other members of the Board

 §26

The Board of the Association elects and dismisses President of the Association’s Board who is not its member but has the right to vote during Board meeting.

 §27

 The Board of the Association is responsible for carrying into effect the resolutions taken by the General Meeting of Members and programming the activities of the Association between the sessions of the General Meeting of Members.

 §28

1.     The Board of the Association is the executive body of the Association.

2.     The Members of the Board and, in case of their appointment, the problem committees of the Board have the right of initiating the work of the Board. The Board meets for the sessions at least once for three months.

3.     The activity of the Board includes:

a)     admitting new members

b)     representing the Association and acting on its behalf

c)     managing the work of the Association

d)     calling the General Meeting of Members

 §29

Representatives of the Honorary Members, Ordinary and Honorary Members as well as representatives of the authorities of the town of Kraków may participate in the Board meeting.

 §30

The meeting of the Board of the Association is called on the motion of the Board’s President, Board of Control or 30% of members of the committee.

 §31

The Board of the Association is responsible to the General Meeting of Members and gives an account of its work.

 §32

During the first meeting the Board of the Association elects its President who represents it.

 §33

The members of the Board have the right to act on behalf of the President of the Board.

§34

Resolutions of the Board are taken with the majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the members.

 §35

Board of Control controls the overall activity of the Association and its financial management.

 §36

1.     Board of Control is chosen by the General Meeting of Members from among Ordinary and Honorary Members.

2.     Board of Control has 2-4 members and a President.

3.     Memberships in the Board of Control and the Board of the Association cannot be shared.

 §37

The Board of Control:

·       Controls the compliance with the Statute and the regulation of the Association

·       Controls the financial management and the rights of the Association

·       Controls the payment of the membership fees

·       Presents reports on the control of the organizational, economic and financial activity of the Association

·       Presents to the Board and the General Meeting of Members motions concerning its competence

 §38

In case of reduction of the Association Board Members mentioned in §19, points 2 and 3, during their term of office they can be supplemented by co-optation. Co-optation is conducted by the rest of the members of the reduced body but not more than half of the Board can be chosen in such a way.

 

Section V
Assets of the Association

§39

The Assets of the Association are the property rights acquired during its activity.

The assets and funds include:

·       Membership fees

·       proceeds from real estate and movable assets

·       proceeds from business activity carried out on the basis of the suitable permissions

·       donations, allocations, subventions, services and legacy/bequests/settlements

 §40

In order to make valid declarations regarding property rights and duties of the Association as well as in order to grant powers of attorney the signatures of the President of the Board and of the Treasurer or of one Member of the Board are required.

 

Section VI
Change of Statute and dissolving the Association

§41

The General Meeting of Members takes a resolution concerning the change of the Statute with the majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the people entitled to vote.

 §42

The General Meeting of Members takes a resolution concerning the dissolution of the Association with ¾ majority of votes, in the presence of at least half of the people entitled to vote.

 §43

In case of taking by the Meeting of Members the resolution concerning the dissolving the Association all its assets will be transferred to the Society of Theatre Culture in Kraków.

 

Section VII
Temporary and final resolutions.

 §44

Until electing the statutory authorities, the Founders’ Committee will perform functions of the Association’s Board.

 §45

The first General Meeting of Members will be called within 2 months from registration of the Association.

§46

The Founders’ Committee will hand a report of its organizational and financial activity on the first General Meeting of Members.

 §47

In cases not mentioned in the Statute the laws concerning associations are in force.