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Membership

  1. Any person or legal entity that supports the association’s goals and acknowledges these statutes can become a member.
  2. The application for membership must be made in writing; it is decided on by the executive committee. Their decision can be objected against to the general meeting. The objection must be made in writing to the executive committee within one month after receipt of the executive committee’s decision. The next general meeting will decide about the objection by vote; a simple majority will decide.
  3. Every member has the obligation to pay membership dues. The amount of the membership dues will be decided on by the general meeting in a Decree of Dues. Delayed payment of dues will be deemed a breach of duty as stated in 4 section 6 sentence 1. The Decree of Dues can demand higher dues for legal entities; it can contain the possibility of reduction in suitable cases and contain regulations concerning the mode of payment.
  4. Membership ends with the death of a person, by the dissolution or liquidation of a legal entity, by withdrawal or by expulsion.
  5. Withdrawal from the association must be declared in writing to the executive committee. It becomes effective immediately unless a different period is stated. Dues already paid will not be reimbursed.
  6. A member can be expelled from the association by a decision of the executive committee if he or she grossly acted against the association’s interest; the member must be given an opportunity to make a statement or justify himself or herself before the decision is made. The member can appeal against the decision in a way analogous to the one described in 4 section 2. For the duration of the appeal the member’s right to vote will be suspended as stated in 6 section 2 sentence 2. Expulsion does not cancel a member’s debt of dues.
  7. Members will be liable for financial and other obligations of the association only through the association’s means and their outstanding dues.