I. Name, seat and purpose
Art. 1 Name, location
Under the name SFBB (Swiss Federation of Bodybuilding), an independent association within the meaning of Art 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code exists with headquarters in Lenzburg Canton Aargau.
Art. 2 Purpose
The purpose of the association is to support the sporting goals of all association members. The main focus should be on support and advice in the areas of bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and the use of sports equipment. The needs of the active members should be considered and the new generation should be supported, this can also be of a financial nature by sharing the costs of training, equipment and competition expenses. The club can organize sports events and competitions as well as set up and run fitness centers. The club can also trade in sports equipment, training accessories, fitness products, sportswear and nutritional supplements of all kinds, in order to generate income for the club and to be able to offer its members favourable conditions. Furthermore, the club maintains social contacts among its members.
Art. 3 Liability of associations
Only the association's assets are liable for the association's liabilities. The personal liability of the members and the board is excluded.
Art. 4 Type and commencement of membership
Natural and legal persons can become members of the association as follows
- as individual members with one vote
- as family members with two voting rights.
In the case of natural persons, only those persons who live in the same household can become family members. The executive committee decides on the admission of members.
Art. 5 End of membership
Withdrawal from the Association may be made in writing to the General Assembly, subject to one month's notice. The association year begins on 1 January and ends on 31 December. Members who act contrary to the interests of the Association may, upon application of the Board of Directors, be dismissed by the General Assembly without giving
be excluded from reasons. This requires the approval of a simple majority of the votes present. Resigning members are liable for their accrued and current membership fees and lose any claim to the assets of the association.
Art. 6 Rights and duties of members
All members present at the General Assembly have the same rights. By joining the Association, members undertake to comply with the Statutes and to pay the contributions decided by the General Assembly.
Art. 7 Organs
The organs of the association are:
- The General Assembly
- The Management Board
Art. 8 General Assembly
The General Assembly takes place once a year within 90 days of the end of the association year. The meeting must be convened in writing at least 21 days before the meeting and the agenda must be announced. Motions for the ordinary General Assembly must be submitted to the Board in writing at least 10 days before the meeting. Voting shall take place openly. Resolutions are passed by a simple majority of the votes present. In case of a tie, the chairman has the casting vote.
The General Assembly is responsible for the following business:
- Approval of the minutes of the last General Assembly
- Annual report of the President
- Approval of the annual accounts and the auditor's report
- Determination of the membership fees
- Approval of the estimate (budget)
- Discharge of the Executive Board
- Changes to the Articles of Association
- Election of the executive committee and its president
- Election of the auditors
- Create the minutes of the general meeting
Art. 9 Board of Directors
The Management Board is composed of three or more persons as follows: (double functions and the like are possible)
- President - Actuary
The term of office is one year. All members of the board are eligible for re-election.
The board meetings are held at the request of the president or two board members. The board represents the association externally and handles all business decided by the general assembly. In addition, the Board of Directors is authorized to decide on the tasks serving the purpose of the Association during the entire business year. The president or vice-president together with a member of the board of directors signs on behalf of the association. In the context of e-banking, individual signatures apply to the cashier.
Art. 10 Auditors
The General Assembly shall elect an auditor and a replacement. After a one-year term of office, the auditor resigns. The replacement becomes auditor. The substitute auditor must be elected anew each year. The auditor has the duty to check the accounts and the supporting documents and to report in writing to the next General Assembly.
Art. 11 Finance
The financial resources consist of:
- Members' annual dues. They are to be determined annually by the General Assembly
- voluntary donations and contributions
- Revenue from any earmarked trade
- Interest from the assets of the association
V. Revision of the statutes and dissolution of the association
Art. 12 Revision of the Articles of Association
The Articles of Association may be amended by the General Meeting. A revision requires the approval of two thirds of the votes present. The revised version must be sent to the members together with the invitation to the General Assembly. The General Assembly may decide to dissolve the Association by a two-thirds majority of the votes present.
Art. 14 Use of the Association's assets in case of dissolution
After the decision to dissolve the association, the remaining assets of the association will be paid out to the members (distribution per head)
Art. 15 Entry into force
The statutes come into force on the day of their adoption by the founders' meeting. Approved by the founders' meeting of 31.01.2020.