of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society
Name and Seat
1. Czech-Liechtenstein Society (hereinafter referred to as the "Society) is an association incorporated pursuant to Act no.89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code (hereinafter referred to as the "Civil Code").
2. The Society has its seat in U Prašné brány 1078/1, Praha 1.
3. The Society was incorporated as a self-governing and voluntary association of physical entities which are interested in Czech-Liechtenstein relations in the field of economy, culture, education, sports and tourism as well as in the common history and cultural heritage of the family of Liechtenstein.
Purpose of the Society
1. The purpose of the Society is to support and develop Czech-Liechtenstein relations, activities and knowledge in all fields of common interests.
2. The Society will meet the purpose by organizing meetings, lectures, conferences, exhibitions,
excursions and other activities.
Initiation and termination of membership in the Society
1. Any physical entity over 18 years of age with the place of residence in the territory of the Czech Republic or abroad may become a member of the Society. If the committee of the Society decides, a physical entity may also become a honorary member.
2. The membership in the Society shall start on the day when the Committee of the Society decides to accept the applicant, based on his or her written application. The membership of the founders of the Society shall start on the day of the foundation of the Society.
3. A written application for the membership in the Society shall include at least following details:
- name and surname;
- address of the place of residence;
- date of birth;
- telephone and e-mail;
- date of application;
- applicant's own signature.
4. The Committee of the Society shall decide about accepting the member upon their consideration on the next meeting following the date when the application was delivered, and shall notify the applicant in writing about the decision. Members of the Society shall be included in a member list kept by the Committee of the Society.
5. The membership in the Society is terminated by:
a) a written resignation of a member delivered to the seat of the Society. In case the resignation is not dated, the membership shall be terminated on the date of delivery of the resignation;
b) suspending a member due to (i) serious breach of duties of the member of the Society pursuant to the Statues or applicable legislation or for (ii) a serious damage of reputation,
good name and legitimate interests of the Society; the Committee of the Society shall decide about suspending a member of the Society. Such a member is entitled to appeal against the written decision and nullify the suspension by filing a motion with the court within 15 days after the suspending decision was delivered;
c) failure to pay a membership fee within a reasonable deadline stipulated by the Committee of the Society in a reminder to pay, even though the member was notified about the consequence in the reminder;
d) death of a member of the Society;
e) dissolution of the Society.
Rights and duties of a member of the Society
1. A member of the Society is particularly entitled to:
a) participate in the Member Meeting, vote and be elected to the bodies of the Society;
b) present proposals, suggestions and comments concerning the activities of the Society;
c) participate in activities organized by the Society.
2. A member of the Society is particularly obliged to:
a) respect decisions of the Society's bodies and observe the Statutes;
b) pay membership fee in the amount and within the deadline stipulated by the Member Meeting, whereas for the first year of the Society's existence, i.e. for 2018, the membership fee is stipulated at CZK 1.200, due within 30 days after a member was accepted to the Society, paid to the bank account of the Society; if a membership is terminated in the course of a calendar year, neither the membership fee nor its proportional part shall be refunded;
c) perform duly the work in the bodies of the Society to which he or she was elected.
List of members
1. The list of members is a written or electronic document containing details of the members of the Society, particularly their names and surnames, addresses, dates of birth, emails and phone numbers.
2. The list of members of the Society is kept by the Committee of the Society which shall enter members of the Society in it.
3. The Committee shall ensure that all entries, deletions and changes in the list of members are done within one month after the particular fact occurred.
4. The list of members shall not be public; however, each member, former members included, shall receive, at the expense of the Society, a confirmed abstract from the list with details about his/her person, or a confirmation that the details were deleted from the list.
1. The Member Meeting, consisting of all members of the Society, is the supreme body of the Society. Member meeting is exclusively entitled to:
a) change these Statutes;
b) decide on the dissolution of the Society or a merger with other association;
c) elect and remove members of the Committee of the Society;
d) decide about the amount of the membership fee and the deadline for its payment;
e) approve annual report about the activity of the Society;
f) discuss and approve other proposals presented by members of the Society;
g) decide on other issues specified by the Member Meeting.
2. The Member Meeting shall be held at least once a year. The Committee of the Society shall call for the Member Meeting at least 30 days in advance in an invitation specifying the place, time and agenda of the meeting; the invitation may be delivered by email.
3. The Member Meeting is quorate if the majority of the Society's members is present, whereas a member may act as a proxy for another member upon a written authorization. Provided the Member Meeting is not quorate in 15 minutes after its beginning specified in the invitation, a substitute Member Meeting is held immediately which is quorate regardless the number of members present.
4. The Member Meeting shall adopt resolutions by the majority of votes of the members present at the time of the vote; each member shall have one vote. The two-third majority of members present at the time of vote is necessary to change the Statutes or decide about the dissolution of the Society or a merger with another association.
5. A honorary member of the Society is entitled to participate in the Member Meeting, however he or she shall have only an advisory vote.
6. Minutes shall be taken from any Member Meeting containing:
- names of persons who summoned, initiated and chaired the meeting;
- date and place of the meeting;
- adopted resolutions;
- results of voting;
- objections of members against resolutions that were required to be documented.
The appendices of the minutes from a meeting shall include documents which were presented to discuss issues and the attendance sheet.
Committee of the Society
1. The Committee of the Society is the statutory and executive body of the Society, responsible to the Member Meeting.
2. The Committee of the Society shall particularly:
a) decide on all issues concerning the Society in the time between member meetings, with the exception of cases stipulated under Section VI, 1, herein;
b) call for member meetings and prepare annual reports;
c) decide on accepting and suspending a member;
d) elect the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Society;
e) decide on execution of agreements;
f) prepare budgets and activity plans of the Society;
g) decide on honorary membership in the Society and on honorary chairmanship of the Society;
h) keep the list of members of the Society.
3. The Committee of the Society shall consist of five members of the Society who shall be elected by the Member Meeting for three years.However, their term in office shall end on the day when new members of the Committee of the Society are elected.
4. The meetings of the Committee of the Society shall be held as necessary; the meetings can be summoned by the chairperson or vice-chairperson of the Society. The Committee of the Society is quorate when the majority of members is present. Decisions shall be taken by the majority of the present members. In case of equality of votes, the vote of the chairperson shall decide, if not present, the vote of the vice-chairperson. Any member of the Committee of the Society may also participate in the meeting and vote electronically or he or she may authorize in writing another member of the Committee to vote.
Chairperson of the Committee
1. The chairperson of the Society shall particularly:
a) act on behalf of the Society in all its affairs;
b) decide on the issues connected to providing and organizing the common operation of the Society;
c) decide on other affairs of the Society which were referred to him by the Committee of the Society;
d) be responsible for bookkeeping and other written registries of the Society;
e) be responsible for preparing the drafts of budget, activity plan and annual report of the Society;
f) summon and prepare member meetings and meetings of the Committee of the Society.
2. In case the chairperson of the Society is not present, he or she shall be substituted by the vice-chairperson of the Society.
Signing for the Society
The chairperson of the Society or vice-chairperson of the Society shall sign on behalf of the Society, each of them separately, or two members of the Committee of the Society together, namely by attaching their signatures and positions to the name of the Society.
Economic activities and management of the Society
1. The Society shall manage its activities pursuant to applicable legislation, whereas any business or other profit-making activities may be only a secondary objective of the Society, provided its purpose is to support the main objective of the Society pursuant to Section II hereof, or manage the property of the Society in an economical manner.
2. The sources of income of the Society particularly include membership fees, profit from events organized by the Society, incomes from the property of the Society and sponsor donations.
3. Any profit from the activities of the Society shall be used solely for the activities of the Society, including the administration of the Society.
4. The management is continuously supervised by the Committee of the Society and once a year by the Member Meeting.
Dissolution of the Society
1. The Society shall be dissolved upon:
a) the decision of the Member Meeting about the dissolution of the Society or a merger with other association;
b) other reasons stipulated by law.
2. The Member Meeting shall decide about the property settlement of the Society. The Committee of the Society shall appoint and remove a liquidator and decide about his/her remuneration.
Unless stipulated hereby otherwise, the organization and activities of the Society shall be governed by the provisions of Section 214 and following of the Civil Code.
In Prague on 29 January 2018