1. Name and Purpose
Art.1. Under the name "The
Winterthur Cricket Club", hereinafter referred to as "the Club",
an association has been founded. It is governed by article 60 ff of the
Swiss Civil Code and the present statutes.
Art.2. The purpose of the Club
is to further the interests of cricket by regularly held matches and meetings
as well as social activities.
Art.3. The Club year and therefore
also the financial year runs from 1st January to 31st December.
Art.4. The official language of
the Club is English.
Art.5. The Club is completely neutral
on the subjects of race, religion and politics.
Art.6. The membership of the Club
shall consist of Active Members, Passive Members and Honorary Members.
Art.7. All persons may apply and
be accepted for Membership of the Club.
Art.8. Acceptance and continuation
of membership is subject to approval by a 2/3 majority of the full Executive
Art.9. Any Active or Passive Member
whose membership fees have not been paid within 60 days of falling due
automatically ceases to be a member unless payment is provisionally waived
by a majority of the Executive Committee. Fees fall due on 1st April or
at the latest within 30 days of the Annual General Meeting.
Art.10. Honorary Membership can
be bestowed by a 2/3 majority of members present at a General Meeting.
Art.11. Annual membership fees,
valid up to the following Annual General Meeting, will be charged subject
to a decision at the Annual General Meeting and are not permitted to exceed CHF 200.- .
Art.12. Personal insurance is the
member's own responsibility.
Art.13. The administrative bodies
of the Club are: The General Meeting; The Executive Committee; The Auditors.
The General Meeting
Art.14. The General Meeting is
the supreme authority of the Club.
Art.15. Only the General Meeting
is permitted to:
Art.16. The General Meeting must
be called annually by the Executive Committee before the end of February.
Art.17. An extraordinary General Meeting may be summoned at any time subject
to a 2/3 majority decision of the Executive Committee.
Art.18. The Executive Committee
must summon an extraordinary General Meeting within 6 weeks of receipt
of a written request to do so, signed by at least 1/5 of all members.
Art.19. Notice of a General Meeting
with, items on the agenda, the time and place, must be given to all members
at least 2 weeks in advance.
Art.20. Decisions can only be taken
on items on the agenda, excluding Any Other Business. Members wishing to
include specific items for the agenda must do so in writing to the Executive
Committee by 31st December.
Art.21. The General Meeting shall
be chaired for its duration by a member appointed by the Executive Committee.
The chairman is entitled to vote only in the event of a tied vote.
Art.22. The chairman shall order
the meeting in the following way:
- a) modify or renew the statutes
- b) elect the Executive Committee
- c) discharge the members of the
- d) change decisions made by the
- e) elect Honorary Members
- f) fix the annual subscription
- g) dissolve the Club.
- 1. Opening the meeting with a statement
to say the meeting has duly convened,
- 2. Agenda of the Meeting to be
- 3. Appointment of two tellers to
count the votes,
- 4. Appointment of a secretary to
take the minutes of the meeting,
- 5. The minutes of the last General
meeting, duly signed by its chairman and secretary, to be read and offered
- 6. President's report for the last
- 7. Treasurer's report for the last
- 8. Auditors' report,
Art.23. At the General Meeting
only members present have the right to vote.
Art.24. If within 30 minutes of
the scheduled starting time fewer than ten Club members are present, the
meeting shall be declared void.
Art.25. All decisions shall be
made by a simple majority unless otherwise stated by the present Club statutes.
The Executive Committee
Art.26. The Executive Committee
shall consist of not fewer than six and not more than eight members.
Art.27. The Executive Committee
governs and represents the Club and is empowered to fulfil the purpose
of the Club as defined in Art.3., according to the present statutes and
is obliged to carry out decisions of the General Meeting.
Art.28. The Club is legally bound
by the signature of its President, or exceptionally by its Vice-President
together with that of any other member of the Executive Committee.
Art.29. Quorum for decisions of
the Executive Committee is three. In the absence of the President and Vice-President
the decisions must be unanimous. All financial decisions are subject to
the availability of a statement of current club assets supplied by the
Art.30. During committee meetings,
each committee member has one vote. In the case of a tie, the President
has an extra casting vote.
Art.31. The Executive Committee
must keep a written record of the decisions taken.
Art.32. If the President ceases
to perform his functions the Vice-President is empowered to assume this
responsibility ad interim. Any other positions which fall vacant may be
filled ad interim by another committee member. All such changes must be
communicated to the members of the Club within three months.
Art.33. If the Executive Committee
cannot fulfil its duties in accordance with these statutes, an extraordinary
General Meeting must be called within one month.
Art.34. The treasurer is empowered
to withdraw or transfer money from the club's funds for club activities.
The social secretary is empowered to set up a social committee or event
committees as the need arises. These committees are then entitled to organise
and run social events on behalf of the Club provided the event or events
have been sanctioned in advance either at a General Meeting or by the Executive
Art.35. The Executive Committee
may not spend more than 50% of the Club's total current assets within any
calendar month. The Executive Committee must ensure that the Club's activities
and programme remain financially secure.
Art.36. Committee meetings must
be formally called. The Executive Committee must meet at least once every
Art.37. The elected auditors, who
need not be members of the Club, must check the Club accounts and present
their findings, duly signed, at the next General Meeting.
Art.38. The resources of the Club
- 9. Treasurer's report to be offered
- 10. Discharge of the outgoing Executive
- 11. Election of a new Executive
Committee from any of the Members:
- a) President
- b) Vice-President
- c) Treasurer
- d) Secretary
- e) Club Captain
- f) Social Secretary
- g) Ordinary Committee Members (Refer
- 12. Election of two auditors,
- 13. Membership Fees,
- 14. Any other business,
- 15. Closure or adjournment of the
Art.39. Liability of the Club is limited to its resources.
6. Amendments to the Statutes
and Dissolution of the Club.
Art.40. Any amendments to the present
statutes requires a simple majority of the members present at a General
Art.41. The decision to dissolve
the Club can only be taken at a General Meeting and must be approved by
at least 1/2 of all Active Members of the Club.
Art.42. In the case of dissolution,
any surplus funds or property of the Club shall be assigned to a purpose
to be determined by a simple majority at the General Meeting.
- a) Subscriptions paid by its members,
- b) Any gifts, donations, bequests or legacies,
- c) Any other resources derived
by its own activities.