Articles of Association

Adopted 31.01.2019. Last edited at annual meeting 19.02.2022.

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§ 1 Organization

§ 1.1 Name

The name of the organization is Steatornis.

§ 1.2 Purpose

Steatornis works intersectionally for inclusion and diversity, regardless of functional variation, age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Steatornis is responsible for conducting the art festival Fribåren. The festival focuses on the inclusion and promotion of artists (including dancers, actors, musicians, etc.), regardless of functional variation.

Steatornis is a religiously and politically neutral organization.

§ 2 Membership and dues

All members must give annual consent to their membership.

Membership fee is optional.

To change the membership fee, there must be a proposal for change at least 2 months before the next annual meeting.

You can become a member from the year you turn 13. There are no requirements beyond age.

§ 3 Voting rights and eligibility

§ 3.1 Voting rights

All members have the right to vote. You can be elected to the board from the year you turn 18.

§ 3.2 Positions of trust

Only members of the organization may hold positions of trust.

§ 4 Board

The Board of Steatornis is the highest body between annual meetings.

§ 4.1 Duties of the Board

Implement the provisions of the Annual General Meeting.

Appoint committees and draw up mandates for these.

Keep accounts, budgets, and control of assets.

Represent Steatornis outwardly.

§ 4.2 Board meetings

The manager calls board meetings as needed. The board can make decisions when a majority of the board members are present. Decisions are made by a majority of the casted votes. In the event of equality of votes, the chairperson has a double vote.

§ 5 Annual Meeting and Extraordinary Annual Meetings

The annual meeting is Steatornis' highest body.

The annual meeting shall:

§ 5.1 Annual General Meeting

The annual meeting is held every year by the end of April. The Board shall issue a written notice no later than 1 month before.

Proposals to be considered must be sent to the board no later than 3 weeks before the annual meeting.

The complete agenda must be sent to the members no later than 1 week before the annual meeting.

All members of the organization are called in with the right to meet and vote. The Board may also invite other persons and/or the media to be present.

§ 5.2 Extraordinary Annual Meetings

Extraordinary annual meetings are held at the discretion of the Board or when required by at least one-third of the voting members. Meeting invitations and resolutions are made according to the same rules as for ordinary annual meetings.

§ 5.3 Voting

Only members have the right to vote.

No one has more than one voice.

Blank votes are counted as uncast.

The statute can only be amended by a 2/3 majority.

§ 6 Environment of the organization

Board members and members must show each other respect.

Harassment should not be accepted. Harassment refers to a situation where one or more persons are repeatedly subjected to unpleasant, degrading, or hurtful treatment (for example of a sexual nature) by one or more persons, so that they feel it is difficult to defend themselves.

Show respect for the members' background, gender expression, name, and sexual orientation.

Conflicts that affect the organisation's environment must be reported to the board and/or the chairperson.

§ 7 Representation and fees

Steatornis receives 20% of representative fees.

Exceptions if necessary.

§ 8 Exclusion Clause

Members who violate statutes, policies and orders may be excluded from Steatornis. Decisions on exclusion can only be made by the Board.

The accused will have the opportunity to explain themselves orally or in writing before a decision is made regarding exclusion.

Sexual harassment leads to exclusion.

§ 9 Duty of confidentiality

All members of the board and committees must sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Persons holding positions of trust shall not share membership information, information about economic activities and other sensitive information.

Exceptions to this are public authorities and corresponding contributors, where control of membership numbers or age are criteria for allocating funds.

§ 9.1 Media

For inquiries from the media, please contact the chairperson or PR manager.

§ 10 Statute Amendments

Amendments to the articles of association may only be made at an ordinary or extraordinary annual meeting by a 2/3 majority.

Proposed amendments must be submitted to the Board no later than 2 weeks in advance of the Annual General Meeting.

§ 11 Dissolution of the organization

Dissolution of Steatornis takes place by resolution of the annual meeting at two consecutive annual meetings. The first should be ordinary, the second extraordinary. The Extraordinary Annual Meeting shall be held within 3 months. The resolution must be made by at least a 2/3 majority, and the vote must be in writing.

In the event of dissolution of Steatornis, assets shall be returned to the original funding body. It is not considered dissolution if the organization merges with others.

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