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Statute of the Theatrical and Linguistic Association.
The association bears the name of the Theatrical and Linguistic Association and is hereafter called the Association in the Statute.
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.
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.
seat of the management of the Association is the town of Kraków.
The aims of the Association and the ways of their realization.
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.
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
corresponding foreign groups.
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.
initiatives such as working with drama, theatrical expression through
performances and others.
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.
Association members, their rights and duties.
members of the Association are divided into:
Anyone involved in the activities such as in §6 may become an ordinary member of the Association.
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.
Honorary Member of the Association may become a person with special merits or
helpful in realizing the Association’s aims.
Honorary Members are admitted on the motion of the Association’s board.
The motion may be also presented by a group consisting of a minimum of 5
Ordinary Members of the Association.
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
Common Members have the active and passive right to vote while electing the members of the board.
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
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.
Ordinary Members of the Association are obliged to:
participate in at least
one of the statutory activities
propagate the activity of
contribute to the
propagation of culture, tolerance and respect for different opinions and
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
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)
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.
Authorities of the Association
The authorities of the Association are:
General Meeting of Members
Board of the Association
Board of Control
The Association’s term of office is 1 year.
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
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
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.
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Members is called within 14 days
from the motion.
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Members debates only on cases it
was called for.
The resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Members can be
taken in the presence of at least half of the Ordinary Members.
The Board of the Association is constituted by 6-7 members elected by
the majority of votes by the General Meeting of Members.
The Board is constituted by President, Vice-President, Treasurer and 3-4
other members of the Board
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.
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.
The Board of the Association is the executive body of the Association.
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.
The activity of the Board includes:
admitting new members
representing the Association and acting on its behalf
managing the work of the Association
calling the General Meeting of Members
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.
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.
The Board of the Association is responsible to the General Meeting of
Members and gives an account of its work.
During the first meeting the Board of the Association elects its
President who represents it.
The members of the Board have the right to act on behalf of the
President of the Board.
Resolutions of the Board are taken with the majority of votes in the
presence of at least half of the members.
Board of Control controls the overall activity of the Association and
its financial management.
Board of Control is chosen by the General Meeting of Members from among
Ordinary and Honorary Members.
Board of Control has 2-4 members and a President.
Memberships in the Board of Control and the Board of the Association
cannot be shared.
The Board of Control:
Controls the compliance with the Statute and the regulation of the
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
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.
Assets of the Association
The Assets of the Association are the property
rights acquired during its activity.
The assets and funds include:
proceeds from real estate and movable assets
proceeds from business activity carried out on the basis of the suitable
donations, allocations, subventions, services and
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.
Change of Statute and dissolving the Association
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.
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.
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.
Temporary and final resolutions.
Until electing the statutory authorities, the
Founders’ Committee will perform functions of the Association’s Board.
The first General Meeting of Members will be called within 2 months from registration of the Association.
The Founders’ Committee will hand a report of its organizational and financial activity on the first General Meeting of Members.
In cases not mentioned in the Statute the laws concerning associations are in force.