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The Statutes  
The Statutes of the non-profit association Artur Kapp International Society (here called Society)
have been confirmed on 26 October 2001 by the founding meeting of the Society with founding contract.

1. Name, location and purpose of the non-profit Society

1.1 The official name of the non-profit Society is Artur Kapp International Society, in Estonian: Rahvusvaheline Artur Kapi Ühing
1.2 The location of the Society is The Republic of Estonia, city of Suure-Jaani
1.3 The purpose of the Society is to present, propagate and internationally disseminate the musical works of Artur Kapp. The wide aim of society is to introduce life and creation of famous people from neighbourhood of Suure-Jaani.
1.4 In order to achieve this purpose the Society:
   1.4.1 will assist research and presentations about the life and works of Artur Kapp, will make suggestions for
   recording the musical works of Artur Kapp, and also assist in arranging concerts, festivals and competitions; propagate life and creation of famous people from neighbourhood of Suure-Jaani.
1.5. The Society has the right to publish booklets, books and audio materials, arrange concerts, music festivals, conferences and other events; create funds, issue scholarships, grants and prizes
1.6 The fiscal year of the Society runs from 1 January to 31 December
1.7 The Society has been founded without a time limit

2. The members of the Society

2.1. Any person, regardless of domicile, who wishes to promote activities in harmony with the purpose of the Society, can be a member
2.2. The Board of the Society decides membership after a written application. The applicants will be informed by the Society orally or in writing. The membership will be valid from the day when the Board makes its decision
2.3 Membership is terminated:
   2.3.1 for living persons by death and for legal persons if their activities cease;
   2.3.2 if the member wishes to leave by presenting a letter 2 months in advance
   2.3.3 if the member is expelled by the Assembly on suggestion by the Board, if the activities of the member
   are not in harmony with the principles and statutes of the Society, also in case the membership fee has not
   been paid for the last two years
2.4 A member of the Society has the right:
   2.4.1 to take part and vote on Assembly meetings
   2.4.2 to elect and be elected to the governing and controlling organs and committees of the Society;
   2.4.3 to demand the Board to call a General Assembly meeting for all members as prescribed in the Statutes;
   2.4.4 to receive information from the Assembly and the Board about the Society’s activities;
   2.4.5 to leave the Society
2.5 The members of the Society are obliged:
   2.5.1 to follow the Statutes and the decisions of the organs of the Society when taking part in its activities;
   2.5.2 to inform the Board of their residence and address within two months of any change of those, so that the
   Society may account for its members;
   2.5.3 to pay the membership fees as decided by the General Assembly
2.6 Additional duties may be given members by decision of the General Assembly
2.7 Any living or legal persons may become Sponsors, who support the Society with sums within limits decided by the Board

3. The General Assembly

3.1 The highest organ of the Society is the General Assembly. The Board calls the General Assembly. Decisions are made by a majority of present members
3.2. The General Assembly will be called at least once a year. The date, agenda and the projects which will be brought up will be announced to all members at least two weeks before
3.3 The General Assembly may:
   3.3.1 change the statutes;
   3.3.2 change the purpose;
   3.3.3 elect members of the Board;
   3.3.4 decide the membership fee;
   3.3.5 elect members of the auditing committee, consisting of 2-3 members
   3.3.6 decide matters, which are not given by law or statutes to other organs to decide

4. The Board

4.1. The Board is the governing organ of the Society, which represents and leads the Society;
4.2 The Board consists of five (5) to nine (9) members, who will be elected at the founding of the Society by the charter signatories for a term of three (3) years. When the term has passed the next Board will be elected by the General Assembly
4.3 The Board will elect a chairman and a vice-chairman among its members
4.4 The Board represents the Society in all legal matters
4.5 The decisions of the Board will be taken by a majority of at least half of its members;
4.6 The Board will be called to a meeting by the chairman when necessary, but not less than once a quarter of year.
4.7 The Board will decide:
   4.7.1 the governing of the Society in accordance with the Statutes and the decisions of the General Assembly;
   4.7.2 the receiving and dismissing of members of the Society according to the Statutes;
   4.7.3 the compilation of a yearly activity and economical Report and its presentation to the General Assembly
   according to law;
   4.7.4 the preparation for and calling of a General Assembly;
   4.7.5 the book-keeping of the Society according to law;
   4.7.6 recruiting and dismissing workers of the Society, deciding their tasks and salaries;
   4.7.7 awarding scholarships, grants, prizes etc
   4.7.8 all other issues, which are not decided by the General Assembly
   4.7.9 affirmation of associate member

5. Economical activities and property of the Society

5.1. The Society has the right to own material and immaterial rights and have obligations, it may have property, an independent budget, a bank account
5.2. The Society has the right to enter contractual relations with individuals or legal persons in the Republic of Estonia and other countries and to develop those relations; it may also be member of local and international organisations
5.3. The Society may take loans from Estonian and foreign banks, from legal persons in the Republic of Estonia or other countries, it may also lend money
5.4. The Society will get its material means from membership fees, aid, gifts, donations and other collections, from activities carried out according to its stated purpose and aims, from income received by using means belonging to the Society, from other contributions according to the laws of the Republic of Estonia
5.5. The Society may possess any property, which is necessary to carry out the purpose of its statutes and which is not prohibited by law
5.6. The State has no obligation to economically grant the activities of the Society and the Society has none regarding the duties of the State. The Society grants its activities with the means belonging to the Society

6. Ending the Society

6.1 The amalgamation, division or liquidation of the Society will be done according to the law
6.2 The Society will be liquidated by members of the Board or persons appointed by the General Assembly
6.3 In case the Society is liquidated any remaining property will be handed over to a non-profit organisation with similar aims

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