statute

Articles of Association Vanlife Germany e. v.

§ 1 Name, registered office, financial year

§ 2 Purpose of the association

§ 3 Acquisition of Membership

§ 4 Termination of Membership

§ 5 Membership Fees

§ 6 Compensation

§ 7 Organs of the Association

§ 8 The Board

§ 9 Term of office of the Executive Board

§ 10 Resolution of the Management Board

§ 11 The General Assembly

§ 12 The convening of the general assembly

§ 13 The resolution of the general meeting

§ 14 Subsequent motions to the agenda

§ 15 Extraordinary General Meetings

§ 16 House Rules

§ 17 Dissolution of the association and accrual entitlement

§ 1 Name, registered office, financial year

  1. The association bears the name "Vanlife Germany".

  2. It should be entered in the register of associations and then has the addition "e. V.";

  3. The association is based in 31840 Hessisch Oldendorf

  4. The association was established on October 26, 2020.

  5. The association is politically, ethnically and religiously neutral.

  6. The financial year of the association is the calendar year.

§ 2 Purpose of the association

  1. The association based in Hessisch Oldendorf pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of the section “Tax-privileged purposes ” of the tax code.

  2. The purpose of the association is

    1. 1) the promotion of culture;

    2. 2) the promotion of Heimat;

  3. The purpose of the statute is realized in particular by

    1. 1)  Promotion in material and spiritual areas by

    2. 2) mutual help in the conversion of vans to mobile homes

      and the maintenance, care or restoration of motor vehicles

    3. 3) Holding information events about the self-conversion of

      motor vehicles to mobile homes and the associated points:

      1. Decelerated life

      2. Economic aspect

      c. Freedom

      d . Minimalism

    4. 4) Maintaining a clubhouse to provide a location for

      independent creation of a mobile house

      that is affordable for everyone

      on wheels

    5. 5) Maintaining a clubhouse to provide a place to repair

      of a motor vehicle

    6. 6) Caring for the community by creating a contact point for "vanlifers"

    7. 7)   Provision of free information on the topic of DIY

  4. The association works selflessly; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.

  5. Funds of the association may only be used for statutory purposes. The members do not receive any grants from the funds of the association.

  6. No person may be favored by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or by disproportionately high remuneration

§ 3 Acquisition of membership

  1. Any natural or legal person can become a member of the association. The application for membership can be made in writing or verbally. The board of directors makes the final decision on the application for admission.

  2. Any natural person can become a "guest member" via the association's website. A guest member has all the rights and obligations of a full member.

  3. Any natural person can become a "daily member" via the association's website. A day member has all the rights and obligations of a full member.

  4. The board can appoint any natural or legal person as an "honorary member" . The honoree must accept the honor as a prerequisite for effectiveness.

  5. The amount of the admission fee is determined by the board of directors. Details are regulated by a fee schedule to be issued by the Board of Directors. Executive and honorary members are exempt from admission fees.

§ 4 Termination of membership

  1. Membership ends

    1. 1) with the death of the member,

    2. 2) by voluntary withdrawal,

    3. 3) by being removed from the membership list,

    4. 4) through exclusion from the association,

    5. 5) in the case of legal entities through their dissolution.

    6. 6) upon termination of membership as a guest or daily member.

  2. The voluntary resignation is made by declaring it to a member of the Executive Board. The declaration can be made in writing or orally.

  3. A member can be removed from the list of members by decision of the Board of Directors. The deletion is to be communicated to the member by e-mail.

  4. A member who has grossly violated the interests of the association can be excluded from the association by resolution of the general meeting. Before the resolution is passed, the member must be given the opportunity to justify themselves personally. Any written statement by the person concerned must be read out at the general meeting.

§ 5 Membership fees

  1. Contributions are collected from the members. The amount of the annual fee and

    whose due dates are determined by the board of directors. The details are regulated by

    Contribution regulations to be issued by the board.

  2. Board of Directors and honorary members are exempt from the obligation to contribute.

  3. The contribution regulations are not part of the statutes. It will be given to the members in the

    the current version is announced on the club website.

§ 6 Remuneration

  1. Volunteers are only entitled to reimbursement of proven expenses.

  2. The members of the Executive Board can receive (lump-sum) remuneration for their work or time. The amount of remuneration must not be unreasonably high.

§ 7 Organs of the association
1. the board of directors
2.the general meeting

§ 8 The board of directors

  1. The Executive Board i S. d. § 26 BGB consists of

    1. 1) the 1st Chairman

    2. 2) the 2nd chairperson

    3. 3) the Chief Financial Officer

  2. The association is represented in and out of court by the board of directors. Each board member is individually authorized to represent.

  3. The combination of the board office 1.1) or 1.2) in combination with the board office 1.3) in one person is permitted.

§ 9 Term of office of the Management Board

1. The board of directors is elected by the general meeting for a period of two years, calculated from the day of the election. However, he remains in office until the new board is elected.

2. If a member of the board resigns during the term of office, the board elects a substitute member for the remaining term of office of the person who has left.

§ 10 Resolution of the Management Board

1. The board of directors generally passes its resolutions in board meetings that are convened by the 1st or 2nd chairman in writing, by telephone or telegraph. In any case, a notice period of three days must be observed. It is not necessary to announce the agenda.

2. The board has a quorum if at least two board members, including the 1st chairman or the 2nd chairman, are present.

3. The decision-making process is decided by the majority of the valid votes cast.

4. In the event of a tie, the chairperson of the board meeting has the casting vote.

5. The board meeting is chaired by the 1st chairman, in his absence by the 2nd chairman.


6. The resolutions of the Executive Board are to be recorded for evidence purposes and signed by the person chairing the meeting.

7. A board resolution can be passed in writing, by telephone or telegraph if all board members declare their consent to the regulation to be resolved.

§ 11 The General Assembly

1. In the General Assembly, every member present - including an honorary member - has one vote.

2. The General Assembly is particularly responsible for the following matters: 1) Receipt of the Annual Report of the Executive Board; 2) Discharge of the board. 3) Election and dismissal of the members of the board. 4) Resolution on the amendment of the statutes and the dissolution of the association.

§ 12 The convening of the general assembly

1. The ordinary general meeting should take place at least once a year, if possible in the last quarter. It is convened by the board of directors by means of written, telephone or telegraphic notification, stating the agenda and a notice period of 3 weeks.

2. The letter of invitation is deemed to have been received by the member if it is addressed to the last address, e-mail address or telephone number given by the member to the association in writing or by telegram.

3. The agenda is set by the Board.

4. The general meeting can take place online.

§ 13 The resolution of the general meeting

1 The general meeting is chaired by the 1st chairman, if he is unable to do so, by the 2nd chairman or another board member. If no board member is present, the assembly appoints a leader.

2. At the beginning, a recorder is appointed by the general meeting.

3. The type of voting is determined by the meeting leader.

4. The General Assembly is not public. The meeting leader can admit guests. The Executive Board decides on the approval of the press, radio and television.

5. Each properly convened general meeting has a quorum regardless of the number of those present.

6. The General Assembly generally passes resolutions with a simple majority of the valid votes cast; Abstentions are therefore not taken into account. However, to change the statutes (including the purpose of the association), a majority of three quarters of the valid votes cast is required, and to dissolve the association, a majority of four fifths is required.

7. The following applies to elections: If no candidate has achieved the majority of valid votes cast in the first ballot, a runoff election will take place between the candidates who have achieved the two highest number of votes.

8. Minutes must be taken of the resolutions of the general meeting, which must be signed by the respective chairman of the meeting and the recorder. It should contain the following statements: place and time of the meeting, the person chairing the meeting and taking the minutes, the number of members present, the agenda, the individual voting results and the type of voting. In the case of amendments to the Articles of Association, the provision to be amended must be specified.

9. Even without a meeting of the members, a resolution is valid if all members (board members) were involved (i.e. written to) and at least half of the persons entitled to vote who were written to cast their votes in text form (letter, fax, Whatsapp, online) and thus the resolution was passed with the required majority

§ 14 Subsequent motions to the agenda

1. Each member can apply to the board of directors in writing, by telephone or telegraph no later than one week before the day of the general meeting that further matters are subsequently placed on the agenda.

2. The chairman of the meeting must supplement the agenda accordingly at the beginning of the general meeting.

3. The general assembly decides on the motions for additions to the agenda, which are only made in the general assembly.

4. A majority of three quarters of the valid votes cast is required to accept the application.

5. Amendments to the statutes, the dissolution of the association and the election and dismissal of board members can only be decided if the motions have been announced to the members with the agenda.

§ 15 Extraordinary General Meetings

1 The board can convene an extraordinary general meeting at any time. This must be convened if the interest of the association requires it or if one tenth of all members require the convocation in writing or by telegram from the executive board, stating the purpose and reasons.

2. §§ 11, 12, 13 and 14 apply accordingly to the extraordinary general meeting.

§ 16 House Rules

1. The board is responsible for creating the house rules of the clubhouse.

2. The respective house rules must be observed by each member.

3. The house rules are not part of the statutes. The current version will be announced to the members on the club website.

§ 17 Dissolution of the association and accrual entitlement

1. The dissolution of the association can only be decided in a general meeting with the majority of votes specified in § 13.

2. Unless the general meeting decides otherwise, the 1st chairman and the 2nd chairman are jointly authorized liquidators. The above provisions apply accordingly in the event that the association is dissolved for another reason or loses its legal capacity.

3. In the event of the dissolution or cancellation of the association or if tax-privileged purposes no longer apply, the assets of the association pass to a legal entity under public law or another tax-privileged corporation for use in cultural sponsorship.

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