The Statues of Naturalistichno
The statutes was enacted by the inaugural meeting in Sofia, 04 January 2016.
Below you can read a translation of the Bulgarian statutes.
§ 1 The organization’s name and location
The name is Naturalistichno. The registered adress is Enos str. №10, Sofia, Bulgaria.
§ 2 The organization’s focus and character
Naturalistichno is a non-profit organization with operations in Bulgaria and internationally. Naturalistichno, is politically and religiously independent. The organization works with national and international sustainable development, public education, environmental issues and protection, gender issues, human rights, spread of modern information and advocacy.
§ 3 Working Principles
The work is carried out in cooperation with local, national and international individuals, companies, institutions and organizations. For its work, the organization depends entirely on voluntary donations and grants. The work is conducted through practical development and support work. Fundraising is essential for the organization’s work and to ensure the organization’s independence.
§ 4 Structure
The organizations’s work is decided by the General Assembly and led by a Board of Directors elected by a General Assembly meeting. The Board of Directors consists of a chairman and two more members. The Board of Directors is elected for four years and can then be re-elected unlimited times. The General Assembly constitutes a quorum when more than half of the members are present during the meetings. The Board of Directors represents the organisation and appoint signatories. The above persons must be of legal age, not bankrupt and may not be banned from business operation.
§ 5 Membership
Everyone, both physical and legal persons, who want to support the work of the organization is welcome to join. The member fee is regulated at the General Assembly meeting. Currently the membership fee is 24 leva (~12 euro/120 SEK) for year for physical members and 48 leva (~24 euro/240 SEK) for juridical members.
§ 6 Exclusion of member
Exclusion of a member may occur if a member works against organization’s objectives or violates the organization’s policies. The Board may suspend, and prohibit the person to act in the name of the organization until the next General Assembly meeting, when the matter is decided. Members who are threatened with expulsion are entitled to speak for themselves at the General Assembly meeting. Another person with written authority is entitled to speak for the person in question.
§ 7 Accounts and Auditing
The organization’s activities and finances shall be audited by at least one, and at most two auditors, one of whom shall be a qualified accountant with or without deputy. The accounting period is March 1st to March 31st.
§ 8 General Assembly meeting
General Assembly meeting is the highest decision-making body. The meeting is held at least two times per year – once before the end of March and once before the end of November. Every member of the organisation has voting rights at the organization’s General Assembly meetings. The General Assembly constitutes a quorum when more than half of the members are present during the meetings.
At a General Assembly meeting there shall be:
The General Assembly meeting competent proclamation.
Vote of the chairperson, the secretary, minute adjustor and vote counter.
Approval of the agenda.
Notification of issues under other matters.
Processing of projects and initiatives reports.
Processing of economic reports.
Process of the audit reports if needed.
Determination of operations and budget.
Election of Board of Directors if needed.
Election of organization members.
Election of auditors and deputy auditors if needed.
Election of annual membership fee if needed.
Processing of any submitted cases. These cases must reach the Board no later than one month before the annual meeting.
Extraordinary General Assembly meeting may be summoned by the Board of Directors or the General Assembly. The notice must be sent no later than four weeks before the date of the extra meeting and notice shall be given at least one week in advance. In the summon, the reason for it should be stated. At the extra meeting, only that/those stated question/questions should be addressed.
§ 9 Amendment of statutes
Amendment of these statues is determined by General Assembly meeting with at least two-thirds majority of the voting, and by a proposal to that effect is given to the board no later than four weeks before the meeting and that the board has given a statement of it.
§ 10 Resolution
The dissolution of the organization requires two-thirds majority in a General Assembly meeting, including the Board of Directors. The association’s property shall then, after deduction for accrued fees, be assigned to the organization’s stakeholders.