ARTICLES OF CIVIC ASSOCIATION

 

„Czech Society for Sexual Medicine “

I.

Basic Provisions

1. Name and Headquarters

The civic association is named: Czech Society for sexual medicine (hereinafter referred to as "The Association"). The Association is seated in U Tří lvů 4, 370 01, České Budějovice.

2. Legal Nature

The Association is established in compliance with Article No. 83/1990 of the Code for associations of citizens for an indefinite period. The association is a corporate entity acting within the territory of the Czech Republic. As far as legal purposes, the Association acts under its own name; the Association is entirely responsible for its liabilities relating to its assets. 

3. Objective of the Association and the subject-matter of its activity 

The objective of the Association and the nature of its activity is the inter-professional cooperation of medical and science experts in sexual and reproductive functions:

- the Association encourages the development and spread of scientifically based knowledge in the area of medical sciences and related fields and to promote their use in the care of the health of the citizen with a special accent laid on prevention. 

- it participates in raising the level of professional knowledge of its members in the area of medical sciences and related fields and health education among citizens. 

- it supports research and development activities in the health service area, helps to create the conditions for introducing its results to professionals and the public and implementing these results in everyday life. 

- it participates widely in solving issues regarding the management, organisation and implementation of diagnostic processes, medical and prevention care and other related activities. 

- it creates conditions for the exchange of information and development of all forms of cooperation between its members and professional organisations and institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad. 

- it widely supports the activity of professional societies, doctors and other staff working in the area of health care and related fields.

- It ensures that all ethical principles during the execution of medical procedures will be followed

- It ensures that only those diagnostic preventive and medical processes with proven effect, and based on currently acknowledged scientific research, will be used.

II.

Association Membership 

1. Character of the membership.  

Membership of the Association is voluntary. The member of the Association must be an individual who has reached the age of 18 years or any other legal entity.

2. Qualifications for membership.  

Founder members are those who 

- participate in constituent general meetings,

- agree to and are bound by the Articles of the association, 

- confirm that they meet the membership criteria,

On the basis of a written application and presentation from candidates, the Council decides on the admission of other applicants who wish to become a member of the Association. 

3. Cessation of membership.  

Membership of the Association ceases if:

- the member withdraws from the Association, 

- the member dies (an individual) or the member ceases (a legal entity),

- the member is excluded from the Association. The Council decides on exclusion from the Association, especially for reasons of non-fulfilment of duties as a member; non-payment of any financial duties may lead to exclusion following a two-month period after a reminder has been sent.

Membership ceases on the date of the written communication of a member who has decided to end membership of the Association or on the day the Council decides on the exclusion of a member. A member, whose membership has ceased, is not entitled to claim back membership fees. The decision to exclude may be reviewed by the Assembly at the request of the excluded member. 

4. General liabilities of members.  

Members of the Association are bound to: 

- follow the decisions of the bodies of the Association,

- contribute to the fulfilment of objectives and missions of the Association,

5. General rights of members.  

Members of the Association are entitled to: 

- elect and suggest candidates to the bodies of the Association,

- participate in all the advantages of membership.

III.

Bodies of the Associations

1. Common provisions  

The bodies of the Association consist of the Assembly and the Council.

2. The Assembly 

The Assembly is the highest body of the Association and takes place at least once a year. The Assembly is represented by all members of the Association. To approve a valid decision by the Assembly, it is necessary to obtain the absolute majority of all members, each member having one vote. The Assembly is united and coordinated by the president of the Council, who is also bound to call the assembly on the written request of more than a quarter of members. The invitation to the Assembly must be sent to members at least 10 days before the Assembly takes place. 

The scope of activities of the Assembly includes:

- approval, amendment or modification of the Articles,

- election and withdrawal of members of the Council, 

- deciding the amount and maturity of membership fees, 

- reviewing the decision of the Council on the exclusion of a member,

- decisions on the fundamental principles of the activities and the financial plan of the Association,

- decisions about the cessation of the Association, liquidator and settlement principles. 

- decisions about further issues in compliance with the decision of the Assembly or the Articles.

3. The Council 

The Council is the executive body of the Association; it is assembled according to the need of the Association, at least twice a year. 

The Council consists of five members, four members of the council + the chairman. The chairman is a member of the ČSSM council. Voting by the Council: each member has one vote and the majority decides. It is also possible to execute a mail vote via Email. During Council meetings, the majority of attendant members decides.

The election of the Council and the Chairman of ČSSM: Each member of the Council and the Chairman will be elected separately, by means of a direct vote by the majority of attendant members of ČSSM during public voting at the annual meeting (the Assembly) of ČSSM. If a person leaves the council, the additional election will take place during the next annual meeting and a new member will be elected by the end of the electoral term of the present council. 

The Electoral term of the council is a period of 4 years

To execute a valid decision of the Council, it is necessary to obtain the absolute majority of votes of all members, each member having one vote. The scope of activities of the Council includes:

- decisions on the admission or exclusion of a member from the Association, 

- decisions on the admission or discharge of employees of the Association,

- decisions on the activities of the Association and current issues.

4. The Chairman of the Council.

The Chairman of the Council is a statutory representative of the Association and is entitled to make legal acts in the name of the Association. The Chairman of the Association has a disposition right to the bank accounts of the association. The Chairman associates and manages Council meetings. The Chairman is elected by members of the Council for two years. The Chairman of the Council can withdraw at any time. The withdrawal comes into force on the day of the delivery of the written communication on withdrawal from the Council. 

5. Different bodies

The assembly can also establish different bodies. At the same time, the assembly must specify who will be a member of the body, what will be purpose of such a body and the principles of its activity. 

IV.

Management of the Association

Management of the Association

The Association is entitled to acquire assets and act with them. One source of assets is also represented by sponsorship gifts. The contingent excess for management of the Association is decided by the Assembly. The same is true of the contingent liquidation balance. 

V.

Final Provisions

Dissolution of the Association 

The Assembly is entitled to decide on the dissolution of the Association. The dissolution of the Association precedes liquidation, if the Assembly does not appoint an assignee. The liquidators, their number and scope of activity is decided by the Assembly.