Pursuant to Article 11 of the Law of Associations (Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia 88/01 and 11/02) Constituent Assembly of the Croatian-Israeli Business Club held on June 10, 2010 in Zagreb has issued the
STATUTE OF THE CROATIAN-ISRAELI BUSINESS CLUB
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
The purpose of this Statute is to regulate the provisions such as the name and the seat of the Club; main scope of interests and activities; the objectives and activities for the realization of the objectives; realization of public transparency of the actions; membership and membership dues; member’s rights, obligations and responsibility of members; the organization structure and its bodies; election of body officials; powers, decision making, conditions and methods of election and recall, the duration of the mandate and responsibilities of members; assets and disposal of possible profit; means of property acquisition; liquidation of the Club and assets management in the case of termination of the Club.
Croatian-Israeli Business Club (hereinafter called the Club) a non-profit legal entity, registered in the register of Clubs at the Municipal Office for General Administration of the City of Zagreb.
The Club is active in the Republic of Croatia.
2. SIGN AND SEAL
The seal of the Club is rectangular in shape. There are a smaller rectangular shaped formation, a stylized Star of David and title of the Club “CROATIAN-ISRAELI BUSINESS CLUB” within the outer rectangle.It is also the sign of the Club.
3. OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF THE ACTIVITIES
The objectives of the Club are:
In order to achieve the objectives put forth in Article 6 the Club shall perform the following activities:
The Club’s activities are based on following principles: respect for the diversity of attitudes, thoughts and ideas, freedom of choice, independence in organization’s activities, openness to the general public and responsibility of individuals and organization in their actions.
A membership status is exercised in one of the following types of membership:
Regular and Executive members apply for membership by filling out the application form and submitting it to the Club.
Honorary members of the Club are appointed by the President.
The application form is defined by an separate decision of the President.
A regular member of the Club may be any natural or legal person paying their membership dues and actively participating in the work of the Club.
Applicant for regular membership is required to fill out correctly the application form and the application has to be approved by President’s decision.
A member receives status of a executive member after they have supported the activities of the society, taken part in projects and regularly attended Club meetings.
A membership status is promoted to executive membership after a member has presented the evidence of its activities in the Club to the President and filled out the application form.
Executive status of a member is granted by a decision of the President.
The President is obliged to review each request for an executive membership status of the Club within 30 days after receipt of the application.
Any natural or legal persons who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in line with the objectives of the Club may be appointed honorary membership status. A honorary member status is granted by a president decision pursuant to recommendation made by Advisory Board.
The founding members of the Club are also executive members.
A membership card is issued for each member. The appearance, content and issue of membership cards are defined by an separate decision of the President.
Regular and Executive members pay annual membership dues in an amount determined by the President of the Club.
The rights and obligations of the Club members are:
Membership in the Club shall cease:
a) For regular and executive members:
b) For honorary members:
The President reaches the decision in cases of expulsion.
Member of the Club who was expelled from the Club by a President’s decision may, within 15 days, counting from the date of the receipt of a copy of the decision, appeal to Assembly of the Club in order to object to the particular act of expulsion and the Assembly of the Club shall discuss the appeal and reach a final decision.
The Club is represented by the President. The officials accredited for legal representation are the President and the Secretary.
President can form Committees, Project teams and other bodies within the Club. Should the Club intend to enter Club with other societies, it has to be approved by the Aseembly.
Committees, Project teams and other bodies within the Club may act freely in accordance with this Statute and the by-laws regulating their work.
The bodies of the Club are:
Assembly is the highest governing body of the Club.
Executive members form The Assembly.
Each member of the Assembly is entitled to one vote.
Assembly sessions may be regular (annual), elective and extraordinary.
Regular session of the Assembly will be held at least once a year, whereas the elective session of the Assembly shall be held once in every four years.
Sessions of the Assembly are independently convened by the President.
Meeting agenda and place and time of the session are part of the decision of the Assembly session. The Secretary shall dispatch the written invitations to every executive member not later than seven days prior to the session.
The President shall also convene a session of the Assembly when it is requested by at least one third of the members of the Assembly. Such a request must include the proposed agenda.
If the President fails to convene a session of the Assembly within 15 days of receipt of the request in paragraph 4 this Article shall be convened by the applicant (the decision should include a draft agenda, date and place of the meeting).
The Assembly session is presided by the President. If the President is not present, the session will be presided by the Secretary of the Club.
If both the President and the Secretary are not present on the Assembly, the decisions of the assembly shall be verified by the person elected by the Assembly itself.
Minutes of the sessions are permanently archived in the archive of the Club.
The decisions of the assembly are valid if they are voted for in a session with more than half of all the executive members are present.
If less than half of the executive members are present in a session of the Assembly, the President shall convene another session not later than 7 days after the first session. The next session will be able to reach valid decisions if at least three executive members take part in it.
The Assembly makes decisions by a majority vote of members present.
The Statute and its amendments can be altered by two-thirds of total present votes in a session. The decision on terminating the Club can be reached by two-thirds of the total votes of members of the Assembly.
Decisions are reached usually by open ballot, but they can also be reached by secret ballot in extraordinary situations.
Assembly sessions are closed to the public.
The Assembly has the following responsibilities:
The Assembly can dismiss the President and Secretary before the expiration of their term if they do not perform their duties.
5.3. The President and the Secretary of the Club
The President can be nominated from executive members, and is elected by the Assembly. The mandate of the President of the Club shall be four years and they can be re-elected.
President of the Club reports his work to the Assembly.
The Secretary also performs deputy President duties. In case of President’s resignation or his permanent incapacity, the Assembly will elect a new president of the Club on the first successive session.
Secretary of the Club is elected by the Assembly out of executive members. The Secretary is proposed on the proposal of the President of the Club. The mandate of the Secretary of the Club shall be four years and they can be re-elected.
The Advisory Board advises the President of the Club. It meets as needed on the initiative of the President of the Club or on its own initiative to discuss the strategic directions of the Club.
The Advisory Board is appointed by the President of the Club for a term of four years and the same person may be reappointed. The Advisory Board submits proposal for honorary members appointments to the President.
6. FINANCIAL OPERATIONS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
Activities of the Club shall be financed by:
The Assets of the Club are managed in accordance to applicable regulations.
Financial management ensures Club’s long-term financial stability.
Long-term assets as well as ad-hoc created funds are created from sources mentioned in Article 31.
Assets of the Club consists of cash, fixed assets, tangibles such as equipment and other inventory and bibliographic and archived material.
Assets of the Club is primarily used for the achievement of program objectives as well as for the regular operations of the Club.
The President of the Club is allowed to regulate the procedures of financial and asset management in more detail by a special rule book.
7. PUBLIC NATURE OF THE ACTIVITIES
The activities of the Club are open to general public.
The openness to the general public is achieved by:
8. TERMINATION OF THE CLUB
The Club will cease to exist when so decided by the decision of the Assembly or in other cases provided by law.
If the Club shall be terminated on the basis of decision of the Assembly, such a decision must be voted by a two thirds majority vote of all members of the Assembly. The Assembly will simultaneously take decision the Club’s assets.
The President or the Secretary of the Club are obliged to apply to authority competent for deletion of the Club from the Register.
9. FINAL PROVISIONS
The Statute and its amendments are decided upon by two thirds of the total members of the Assembly provided that it has been previously discussed.
The Assembly interpretation of this Statute is final.
This Statute shall enter into force upon adoption by the Assembly of the Club.
In Zagreb, June 10, 2010
Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D.