Regulation

Regulation of China Family Planning Association


Part I About the regulation and the organization

1. All acts of China Family Planning Association (hereinafter referred to as CFPA) must comply to the Constitution of CFPA. For the purpose of implementing the Constitution, regulation of the organization hereby is formulated to direct the work of CFPA.
2. CFPA shall abide by its commitment to all international organizations, and the constitution, laws regulations and policies of the country. Its ultimate aim is to serve the masses of people wholeheartedly.
3. CFPA shall lead the broad masses of the people in self-education, self-governance, self-service, protecting the legitimate rights of its members and the masses. CFPA via its members’ functions of leading, communication, service, supervision and exchange, shall serve the people.
4. For the purpose of furthering its objects, CFPA may:
(1) accept gifts, grants, allowances and other benefits, and , consistent with the objects of promoting sexual and reproductive health service and safeguarding the legitimate rights of married couples, undertake and perform any services or conditions attached to their acceptance;
(2) borrow money and secure the payment of money or performance of any contract for any purpose approved by the Association;
(3) make appeals, advertise and conduct such other lawful activities as may be appropriate to raise funds for the Association or to made known its existence, purposes or work;
(4) carry out any charitable work which may be lawfully undertaken by the Association to further its objects;
(5) employ such persons as may be required for the purposes of the Association; and do all other lawful things which may be necessary to enable the Association to achieve its objects.

Part Ⅱ Membership

1. Membership Eligibility
(1) Any person aged 18 or over at the time of application is eligible for individual membership provided that he or she subscribes to the aims, objects, policies and activities of Association and satisfies such other qualifications for membership as the National Council may determine from time to time.
(2) Any institution is eligible for corporate membership provided that it subscribes to the aims, objects, policies and activities of the Association and satisfies such other qualifications for membership as the National Council may determine from time to time.
2. Exclusions
Persons who are undischarged bankrupts; persons found by a Court to be of unsound mind, and persons sentenced to imprisonment for an indictable offence shall not be eligible for membership.
3. Procedures of Application
Applications should be made in writing or in speaking to the local CFPA branch in which the applicant is resident, after which they will be submitted to the Branch Standing Council for approval. If approved membership will commence from notification by the Branch together with the payment of any subscription or joining fee, if applicable.
4. Rights & Duties of Members
(1) Applicants for Association membership must commit themselves in writing or in speaking (e.g. by completing the approved application form) to:
a. be bound by the constitution and any accompanying Regulations as they presently stand and as amended from time to time; and
b. pay their subscriptions as and when required the amount of which the National Council shall determine from time to time.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, members shall have such rights, duties and privileges as the National Council may determine from time to time. The National Council may divided the members into classes and determine the rights, duties and privileges of each class of members.
5. Loss of Membership
Members who fail to pay their annual subscription within the time as the National Council shall decide from time to time, shall lose their membership and the rights that go with it.
6. Renewal of Membership
Members who have resigned or have lost their membership through not-payment of their subscription may re-apply for membership.
7. Resignation
A member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the local CFPA Branch in her or she is resident. Acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective. The resignation shall not affect any obligation of the member to pay dues for the year in which the resignation becomes effective.
8. Subscriptions and Other Dues
The National Council shall establish from time to time rates of annual subscriptions and other dues to be paid by individual and corporate members.
9. Conflicts of Interest
(1) A member elected to the National Council shall state any interests that he or she has which could give rise to a conflict when exercising his or her duties as a member of that body. The interests which are regarded as relevant and material in this connection are:
a. directorships, including non-executive directorships, held in private companies;
b. ownership or part ownership of private companies, businesses or consultancies, supplying goods or services to the Association or seeking to do business with the Association;
c. a majority or controlling shareholding in an organisation supplying goods or services to the Association or seeking to do business with the Association;
d. a position of authority in a non-government organization in the fields of health, social care, or reproductive and sexual health; and ownership or part ownership of land or property used by the Association, or likely to be used by the Association.
(2) The interests to be declared shall include any of the above in which a spouse or any immediate relatives (grandparents and parents, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, grandsons and grand-daughters and in-laws) has an interest.
(3) These interests shall be recorded in a register. And this shall be updated from time to time. 
(4) No individual member shall use his or her position with the Association to further the manufacture, distribution, promotion, or sale of any materials, products or services in which that person has either a direct or indirect financial interest.
(5) No member shall accept any gift or payment from a provider, or potential provider, of goods or services to the Association.
(6) A member elected to the National Council shall state any interests that e or she has which could give rise to a conflict when exercising his or her duties as a member of that body.
(7) The requirements of the above clause shall apply equally to the Secretary General (Executive Director) and other senior staff.
10. Register of Members
(1) Each branch shall keep a register of its members. The register shall record the:
a. name of the member and his or her address (and, where appropriate, PO Box number, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address);
b. date membership started;
c. category of membership;
d. subscription renewal date, where applicable;
e. amount of subscription paid and for what year; and
f. date subscription was paid.
(2) Branches shall notify the immediate higher-level office, and at last CFPA not less than annually, of the subscription paying.
11. Voting Eligibility of Members
(1) Every member of the Association shall have one vote provided always that:
a. membership has been held for at least three months; and
b. where applicable, that all subscriptions have been paid at the time of voting.
(2) The following members shall not have the right to vote:
a. members who are employees of the Association;
b. members who are more than three months overdue with their subscription;
c. those members in categories which the Association has decided shall not have the right to vote.
(3) The following members shall not be permitted to vote on matters relating to goods, services, and materials used by or supplied to the Association:
a. those who commercially manufacture, promote, sell, supply or distribute any goods, services or materials used in the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services;
b. those who are employed directly or indirectly in the commercial manufacture, promotion, sale, supply or distribution of any goods, services or materials used in the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services;
c. those who have any financial or commercial interest in supplying the Association with goods, services or materials;
d. those who have any financial or commercial interest in buying goods, services or materials from the Association.
12. Payment to Members and Loan
(1) Other than reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of the Association’s business, members volunteering their services to the Association shall not receive any payment for those services except to the extent allowed by agreement with IPPF.
(2) No individual volunteer member shall be granted a loan from the funds of the Association.

Part Ⅲ Meetings of the National Council and the National Standing Council

1. Supplement to the Eligibility of Representatives
(1) Members may present themselves for election as branch representatives after a break of five years but may not serve for more than a cumulative total of twenty years, either as a member of the National Council or an Honorary Officer. Once this total is reached an Honorary Officer or member of the National Council shall retire and not be entitled to present him or herself again as a candidate for the National Council or for honorary office.
(2) It shall not be permitted for a member to avoid the lapse period by serving one year short of the maximum number of consecutive terms and then to stand for another post.
2. Resignation
A National Council member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the National Council. The resignation shall take effect when received, unless the member states otherwise. The resignation shall be effective whether or not it is accepted.
3. Suspension or Removal
A member of the National Council may be suspended or removed from office on receipt of a motion to this effect, duly proposed and seconded, provided that:
(1) the motion to suspend or remove is carried by a vote of at least two-thirds majority of the National Council members present and entitled to vote; and
(2) the member is notified of the proposed action and is given an opportunity to participate at the National Council meeting before the proposal is put to the vote.
4.Vacancies
If a vacancy occurs in the National Council it shall be filled by the election of a man or woman replacement from the branch having the vacancy. National Council members elected in this way may only hold office for the period up to the next National Council meeting at which elections take place.
5. Disqualification
Any member of the National Council shall be prohibited from continuing to serve if, among other things, they:
(1) become a member of staff or assume any office of profit under the Association;
(2) are judged by a court to be bankrupt;
(3) become of unsound mind;
(4) cease to be a member of the Association;
(5) are directly or indirectly interested in any contract with the Association and fail to declare the nature of their interest as required by this constitution or by law;
(6) have been sentenced to imprisonment by a court of law;
(7) absent themselves from two consecutive meetings of the National Council without cause.

6. Participants in the Meetings of the National Council and the National Standing Council
National Council meetings shall be attended by:
(1) the duly elected branch representatives who shall be individual members who have the right to vote, are paid-up and in good standing; and
(2) the Honorary Officers.
7. Meetings of the National Council and the National Standing Council
The National Council shall meet at certain times and places as it may decide. The President of the Association shall be the Chairperson at all National Council meetings. If the President is not present within 30 minutes of the appointed starting time the Vice-President shall preside. If neither is present then the meeting shall elect a person from among its number who shall chair the meeting.
8. The National Council shall elect a person from its number who shall chair a meeting on the following occasions:
(1) in the absence of the President (and the Vice-President if appropriate);
(2) at the request of the President; and
(3) during the election of the President.
9. Duties
In addition to the duties prescribed in the Constitution, the National Council shall also be responsible for
(1) It shall appoint annually the external auditors.
(2) It shall review, amend or revise the staff conditions of service; financial rules and regulations, and other procedures required for the sound management of the Association’s business.
10. Meeting Agendas
At least once a year National Council shall meet. The Standing Committee of the National Council shall decide the agenda. And the agenda of the meeting shall be delivered to every member seven days in advance.
According to the requirements IPPF, the agenda shall include:
(1) the presentation by the Honorary Treasurer of a full financial report, certified by a firm of independent public accountants selected by the National Council in such form and with such contents as may be required from time to time by the National Council, and a copy of such report shall be filed with the minutes of the meetings; and
(2) a report by the Standing Vice-President or the Secretary General (Executive Director) on the past and projected activities of the Association
11. Record Date according to IPPF
The record date for determining the members entitled to notice of any meeting and any adjournment thereof and entitled to vote at any meeting and any adjournment shall be as of the close of business on the day preceding the day on which notice of such meeting is given.
12. Notice of Meetings
The General Office of CFPA shall give notice in writing to each member, by the most appropriate means, not more than 20 days before each and every meeting. If mailed, it is considered that notice shall have been given when the envelope, addressed toe the member at the address given by the member, and with the necessary postage paid, has been placed in the official postal service.
13. Waiver of Notice
Notice of any meeting need not be given, however, to any member who submits a signed waiver of notice in person or by proxy before or after the meeting, or who attends the meeting in person or by proxy without protesting the lack of notice before the conclusion thereof.
14. Register of Members
The Register of Members shall be produced at all National Council meetings. If the right to vote at any meeting is challenged, all those members recorded as having the right to vote may vote at the meeting.
15. Proxies
Every proxy must be submitted on the duly approved form, dated and signed by the member, and shall be valid only for the particular meeting specified in the notice, and any adjournments thereof. The form shall specify the agenda items for which authority is given for the proxy to be used and who is authorized to use it. 
If proxy voting is permitted then the next article should be included. If not. The sentence “Proxies are not permitted” should be included.
An individual member with the right to vote may authorise another member with the right to vote, to act for him or her by proxy. Every proxy must be in writing, dated and signed by the member, and shall be valid only for the meeting stated in the notice, and any adjournments of it. The member who authorized a proxy may withdraw it at any time before it is used. Proxies shall comply with any further requirements stated in the regulations.
16. Equality of Votes
Each member shall have one vote only but in the event of the number of votes cast being equal, the Chairperson shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
17. Notice Which Arrives Late of Not At All
A meeting of the National Council, and the decisions taken at it, shall be valid even if:
(1) notice of the meeting was accidentally not sent;
(2) due to circumstances beyond the control of the Association notice of the meeting reaches a member late or never arrives/.
18. Action by Written Consent of the Members of the National Council and Other Committees
(1) Any National Council action may be taken without a meeting if all the members adopt a resolution in writing authorizing such action.
(2) The same shall apply to any committee of the National Council.
(3) Any such resolution(s) and the written consents shall be filed with the minutes of the National Council or the committee.
19. Record of the Meetings
The General Office of CFPA shall keep well the records of the members and contents of the meeting.
20. Adjourned Meetings
With the consent of the national council by a simple majority, the chairperson may, whether or not a quorum is present, adjourn a meeting to another time and place. The only matters that may be discussed or decided upon at any adjourned meeting, with or without a quorum, are matters which were not finished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place.
21. Notice of Adjourned Meetings
Members who were not present at the time of adjournment shall be given written notice of an adjourned meeting at least 10 days before the rescheduled meeting.
22. Extraordinary Meetings of the National Council
(1) The Calling of Extraordinary Meetings
Extraordinary meetings may be called:
a. by the National Council as and when it considers necessary; or
b. by a minimum of 20% individual members of the National Council entitled to vote requesting such a meeting in writing to the Standing Vice-President and Vice President.
(2) Notice
The notice of any Extraordinary Meeting shall always state the purpose of the meeting.
(3) Majority Required Any proposal put to an Extraordinary Meeting will be considered to have been passed only if carried by a majority, of not less than one half plus one, of the members present and entitled to vote; and provided always that the notice of the meeting shall have stated its purpose.

Part Ⅳ. The National Standing Council
1. Nomination for Election to the national Standing Council
(1) Any paid-up member of the Association who is entitled to vote may nominate individuals for election to the National Standing Council, the procedure for which shall be determined by the National Council.
(2) Nominations shall be submitted on the form prescribed, by any member eligible so to do and signed and dated b the nominating member and his or her supporter. Nominations should be received by the Honorary Secretary at the headquarters office not less than 30 days before the date of the National Council meeting at which elections are held. The Honorary Secretary shall obtain the written consent of the nominee before that meeting.
2. Composition of the National Standing Council
(1) The National Standing Council shall consist of such members as the National Council may from time to time determine, provided that it includes a minimum of 35 elected persons all of whom are paid-up voting members of the Association, among whom shall be the leading officers of CFPA, and that no decrease in the number of members shall shorten the term of any incumbent member.
(2) In addition there may be not more than two members without the right to vote. The Secretary General (Executive Director) shall be an ex-officio member of the National Standing Council but shall be without the right to vote.
(3) At least 50%of the National Standing Council shall be women.
(4) The election and voting procedures shall be as laid down in the Procedures for Association meetings.
3. Resignation
A member of the National Standing Council may resign at any time by giving written notice to the National Council. The resignation shall take effect when received, unless the member states otherwise; and shall be effective whether or not it is accepted.
4. Suspension or Removal
The National Council may suspend or remove a member of the National Standing Council if the member is disqualified from serving on the National Council (see Article 5.9.) or for conduct which could be harmful to the Association provided that:
(1) the motion to suspend or remove is carried by a vote of at least two-thirds majority of the National Council members present and entitled to vote; and
(2) the member is notified of the proposed action and is given an opportunity to participate at the National Council meeting before the proposal is put to the vote.
5. Vacancies
(1) If a vacancy occurs in the National Standing Council the unsuccessful candidate with the next highest member of votes in the last election shall fill it. National Standing Council members elected in this way may only hold office up to the next meeting of the National Council at which elections take place.
(2) In the event of this not being possible, the National Council shall elect a replacement at its next meeting.
6. Notice Of The National Standing Council Meetings
Notice of the time, date, place and purpose of every meeting of the National Standing Council shall be given by the General Office of CFPA by mailing, telegraphing, faxing, e-mailing, delivering or telephoning the same to each Standing Council member at least 20 and no more than 30 days before such meeting. Non-receipt of notice by a member, either absolutely or at the proper time, due to circumstances beyond the control of the Association shall not invalidate the meeting or decisions taken at it.
7. Waiver of Notice
Notice of any meeting need not be given, however, to any member who submits a signed waiver of notice in person or by proxy before of after the meeting, or who attends the meeting in person or by proxy without protesting the lack of notice before the conclusion of the meeting.
8. Adjourned Meetings
(1) A majority of the National Standing Council members present, whether or not a quorum is present., may adjourn the meeting to another time and place.
(2) If a quorum is not present half an hour after the time the meeting is due to start those members present shall be a quorum.
(3) The only matters that may be discussed or decided upon shall be matters which were not finished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place.
9. Action of the National Standing Council.
(1) The act of the National Standing Council shall be the vote of a majority of members present and entitled to vote if a quorum is present at the time of the vote.
(2) Should there be an equal number of votes the Chairperson shall have the right to second or casting vote.
10. Action by Written Consent of the members of the National Standing Council and Other Committees
(1) Any National Standing Council action may be taken without a meeting if all the members adopt resolution in writing authorizing such action.
(2) Any such resolution(s) and the written consents shall be filed with the minutes of the National Standing Council.

Part Ⅴ. Leading Officers

1. Leading Officers of CFPA
(1) The officers of the Association shall be a President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer, and such other officers as the National Council may determine. Officers shall be elected from among those National Council members. They shall be elected by a majority of the voting Councilors present provided always that a quorum is present at the time of the vote.
(2) No person may hold more than one office at any given time.
2. Nominations
Nominations shall be submitted on the form prescribed, by any member eligible so to do and signed and dated by the nominating member and his or her supporter. They should be received by CFPA at the headquarters office not less than 30 days before the date of the National Council meeting at which elections are held. CFPA shall obtain the written consent of the nominee not less than 10 days before the meeting at which elections are held.
3. Elections.
The Honorary Officers shall be elected by a majority of the members present and entitled to vote at the National Council meeting at which elections are held.
4.Terms of Office
(1) Each Officer shall serve for a term of five years and shall continue in office until the close of the election of the Officers at the National Council meeting at which elections are held; or until a successor is elected and confirmed in office; or until the Officer dies, resigns or is removed.
(2) An Officer may be re-elected to office, provided that no person may hold any office for more than a maximum of two consecutive terms of five years, i.e., ten years in all.
(3) Once the maximum number of two consecutive terms in any one office has been completed no person may hold that office again until at least five years have passed.
5. Holding More Than One Office
No person may hold more than one office at the same time.
6. Resignation
An Officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the National Council. The resignation shall take effect when received, unless the Officer states otherwise, and whether or not it is accepted.
7. Suspension or Removal
The National Council may suspend or remove an Officer if he or she is disqualified from serving on the National Council or for conduct which could be harmful to the Association provided that:
(1) the motion to suspend or remove is carried by a vote of at least two-thirds majority of the National Council members present and entitled to vote; and
(2) the Officer is notified of the proposed action and is given an opportunity to participate at the National Council meeting before the proposal is put to the vote.
8. Vacancies
If one or more vacancies occur they shall be filled by the vote of a majority of the National Council members with the right to vote. Honorary Officers elected in this way may only hold office until the next National Council meeting at which elections would normally take place.
9. Powers and Duties
(1) The President
The President shall chair all meetings of the National Council and the National Standing Council and shall represent the Association as and when necessary.
As chairperson of the National Council and Standing Council the President shall:
a. motivate and evaluate the way these bodies function;
b. monitor attendance at Standing Council meetings and follow-up on absent members;
c. ensure new Council and Standing Council members are oriented fully and are provided with all documents needed, e.g., strategic plans, policy manuals, recent minutes;
d. lead by example in advocacy and external affairs and in resource mobilization;
e. select the chairs of committees and task forces; unless provided otherwise in the association’s constitution;
f. work with Vice Presidents and the Secretary General (Executive Director) in setting the agenda for Council and Standing Council meetings;
g. initiate and participate in the annual evaluation of the Secretary General (Executive Director).
(2) The Vice-Presidents
The Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in the performance of the duties of the office and carry out such other duties as may be determined by the National Council by regulation and Constitution.
(3) The Treasurer
The Treasure shall:
a. ensure the safekeeping of all funds and assets;
b. ensure that all funds are expended on the purposes for which intended;
c. ensure that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide the association’s financial decision making;
d. develop a close understanding of the key assumptions included in the association’s financial planning and its annual work programme budget;
e. advise the Standing Council on major financial issues which arise and which are outside the boundaries of management responsibility;
f. ensure new Standing Council members are oriented fully about their financial responsibilities and are provided with all relevant documents;
g. where necessary and appropriate, provide financial insight and expertise to the Audit Committee (where one exists) and to any sub-groups which may be established by the Standing Council to deal with specific financial issues;
h. develop an understanding of the key features of the association’s internal control system and procedures and to ensure that its financial integrity is sound;
i. where necessary and appropriate, provide support and advice to the Executive Director and the Director of Finance;
j. ensure that an annual audit of the accounts and books is carried out according to generally accepted accounting principles;
k. present the audited accounts to the National Standing Council.
(4) The Management Work
a. ensure that suitable membership records (including addresses) and other records relating to the legal status of the association are maintained;
b. arrange for notices of meetings to be sent out in good time;
c. in consultation with the president and the executive director arrange the preparation and distribution of the agenda for Standing Council meetings;
d. keep a record of all persons attending meetings of the National Council and the National Standing Council as required by Article 16.1 of the Constitution;
e. arrange for the minutes of Council and Standing Council meetings to be taken and in consultation with the president and executive director, for draft minutes to be distributed to members as required by Article 16.2 of the Constitution;
f. arrange for the minutes of the meetings of any subsidiary bodies to be taken and in consultation with the relevant chairpersons and the Executive Director, for draft minutes to be distributed to members;
g. ensure that the originals of the approved and signed minutes of all the National Council, the National Standing Council, and those of all other duly appointed subsidiary bodies are kept on file at the headquarters office;
h. provide advice and guidance on procedural matters arising in the conduct of Council and Standing Council meetings and those of any subsidiary committees;
i. ensure that the association meets all its statutory responsibilities, including any registration requirements, and liaise with the relevant authorities;
j. provide advice and guidance on legal issues affecting the association’s voluntary or chair table status.

Part Ⅵ. Other Matters

1. Validity of Acts
No act carried out by any Association meeting shall be made invalid by the fact that some irregularity was found afterwards regarding the appointment, election or qualification of a person who participated.
2. Record of Attendance and Record of Meetings
(1) Record of Attendance
A record shall be kept of all persons attending all meetings of the National Council and National Standing Council, each person attending writing his or her name in capital letters, followed by his or her signature.
(2) Record of All Meetings
a. Minutes shall be made of the proceedings of the National Council and the National Standing Council and of all committees, sub-committees and other approved bodies.
b. At the next meeting any amendments shall be made and agreed. The meeting shall then approve the minutes, which shall be signed by the Chairperson of the current meeting, in the presence of those attending, as being a true record of the previous meeting.
c. The president or his or her proxy shall sign the minutes of all National Council meetings. The original approved and signed minutes shall be filed at the headquarters office of the Association and shall be available for inspection by Association members on request. A copy of the minutes shall be sent to each individual member.
d. The originals of the approved minutes of all meetings of the National Standing Council and other appointed bodies shall also be field at the Association’s headquarters office.
3. Financial Matters
(1) Finance
The Association shall ensure that:
a. the management of its finances and its financial accounting follow generally accepted international accounting and auditing principles;
b. it is in compliance with its national financial policies and those of its donors; and
c. it conforms to such other financial conditions as donors may require.
(2) Appointment of External Auditors
The National Council shall appoint external auditors annually. The appointment shall be periodically subject to competitive tendering and to any conditions laid down by the Association’s donors or local law.
(3) Audit
a. The accounts shall be audited annually by a firm of external auditors and the audited accounts submitted annually for approval by the National Council at the next meeting following the accounting year-end.
b. The audited accounts shall have attached to them the report and the management letter of the external auditors.
c. The auditors shall have the right to attend and be heard at the National Council meeting to which the audited accounts are presented.
(4) Financial Records
The books of account and records shall be kept at the headquarters office or at such other place or places as the National Council shall decide and shall always be available to any member of the National Council who wishes to examine them.
4. Indemnification
The Association may indemnify any member, Council member or Officer against any loss incurred in the legitimate performance of the Association’s business.
5. Regulations and Amendments to the Regulations
A meeting of the National Council:
(1) may make regulations from time to time to give effect to his constitution;
(2) may be simple majority, change the regulations as is provided in the regulations.
6. Amendment to the Regulations
(1) This constitution may be amended or cancelled by the vote of a majority of two thirds of those members present and entitled to vote with the development of Association at the National Council meeting at which the regulations amendments or its cancellation is tabled.
(2) No meeting of the National Council may vote on a proposed change in the Regulation unless the proposed change, including the text, is stated in the notice of the meeting. Such notice shall be sent to each member not less than thirty days before the date of such a meeting.
7. Dissolution
(1) Dissolution by Extraordinary General Meeting
The Association may only be dissolved by a resolution passed an Extraordinary Meeting of the National Council called for that purpose only.
(2) Notice
No Extraordinary Meeting of the National Council may vote on dissolution unless the notice of the meeting shall have stated that the purpose of the meeting shall be to dissolve the Association. Such notice shall be sent to each member not less than thirty days before the date of such a meeting.
(3) Majority Required for Dissolution
The Association shall only be dissolved by a minimum of a two-thirds majority of members present and entitled to vote.
(4) Notification of Dissolution
The Association shall inform the local authorities, if required by law, and its donors as soon as the decision to dissolve has been taken.
(5) Disposal of Assets after Dissolution
a. After dissolution the Association shall pay any debts it may have. Any residual assets that have been provided by its donors shall be returned to them in the way decided by each donor, provided that local law permits this.
b. None of the residual assets shall be distributed to Association members, to any member of any Association body, or to staff.
c. Any remaining funds or property shall, if local law permits, be given only to one ore more chairtable and/or educational organizations whose objects and activities are substantially similar to those of the Association and whose governing rules forbid the distribution of any part of its assets its members, owners or staff.

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