Statutes of the Non-Profit International Eduard Tubin Society
1. Name, site and goals of the non-profit Society
1.1 The official name of the non-profit Society is the International Eduard Tubin Society.
1.2 The home of the Society is the Republic of Estonia, city of Tallinn.
1.3 The basic goals of the Society are the worldwide introduction, propagation and dissemination of Eduard Tubin’s musical works.
1.4 To work for its goals, the Society will:
1.4.1 publish Eduard Tubin’s “Collected Works”;
1.4.2 make suggestions for recording Eduard Tubin’s works, help in organizing concerts, festivals and competitions;
1.4.3 make suggestions to soloists, orchestras, ensembles, theatres etc. for performing Eduard Tubin’s works;
1.4.4 support research and publication about Eduard Tubin’s life and works;
1.5 The Society has the right to publish brochures, books and audio recordings, produce audiovisual works; organize concerts, music festivals, conferences and other endeavours; create funds; give stipends, financial support and rewards.
1.6 The fiscal year of the Society runs from 1 January to 31 December.
1.7 The Society shall last until such time that the board decides to dissolve it.
2. Members of the Society
2.1 Any physical or juridical person may be a member, regardless of origin or residence, who wishes to contribute to the fulfilment of the Society’s goals and development of activities in line with this purpose.
2.2 The Board of the Society will accept members after a personal written application. Acceptance will be communicated by the Board in written form to the applicant. The date of acceptance will be the day when the Board made its decision.
2.3 Membership of the Society will be terminated:
2.3.1 when a physical person dies or a juridical person ceases its activity;
2.3.2 when a member presents a written application to leave the Society;
2.3.3 by excluding the member. The General Assembly will decide on exclusion on suggestion from the Board, if the activities of the member are not in accordance with the statuary goals of the Society or if the member has not paid membership fees for the last two years.
2.4 The members of the Society have the right:
2.4.1 to take part of the meetings of the General Assembly.
2.4.2 to elect or be elected to leading or controlling organs or commissions of the Society;
2.4.3 to demand from the Board to call a meeting of the General Assembly in accordance with the Statutes;
2.4.4 to receive information from the General Assembly and the Board regarding matters connected to the activities of the Society;
2.4.5 to ask for exclusion from the Society.
2.5 The members of the Society are required to:
2.5.1 follow the Statutes of the Society and the decisions of the organs of the Society;
2.5.2 pay the membership fee in accordance to the frequency and amount decided by the General Assembly. If membership is terminated in the middle of a fiscal year, the fee according to the Statutes should be paid for the full fiscal year.
2.5.3 further duties for members can be decided by the General Assembly;
2.5.4 members are physical and juridical persons, who are financially supporting the Society within limits decided by the Board.
3. General Assembly
3.1 The highest organ of the Society is the General Assembly of members. Meetings of the General Assembly are called by the Board. Decisions are made with a majority of member votes.
3.2 The Board must call the General Assembly, if this is demanded by at least 1/10 of the members of the Society.
3.3 The General Assembly will meet at least once a year. The time and agenda of the General Assembly is decided by the Board. If the General Assembly is called by demand of members of the Society, they will decide the agenda. The calling of the General Assembly and the agenda of the meeting must be announced at least two weeks before the meeting.
3.4 The General Assembly has the power to:
3.4.1 change the Statutes;
3.4.2 change the goals of the Society;
3.4.3 select and recall members of the Board;
3.4.4 decide on the size of the membership fee;
3.4.5 select an auditing committee of 2-3 members;
3.4.6 decide other matters, which are not given to other organs by law or statute.
3.5 Decisions of the General Assembly are taken if at least half of the assembled members or their representative vote accordingly. The Statutes can be changed, if 2/3 or the assembled members or their representative vote accordingly.
4. The Board
4.1 The Board is the leading organ, representing and leading the Society.
4.2 The Board consists of 5-7 members, appointed for three years by the persons present at the founding of the Society. After this period, the next Board is appointed by the General Assembly.
4.3 The Board will elect its chairman and deputy chairman from among its members.
4.4 The Board represents the Society in all legal matters.
4.5 The decisions of the Board are taken if at least half of its members vote accordingly;
4.6 The Board is called to a meeting by its chairman according to need, but not less than twice a year;
4.7 The Board has power to:
4.7.1 lead and represent the Society according to its Statutes and the decisions of the General Assembly;
4.7.2 accept and exclude members;
4.7.3 put together the audit for the fiscal year and present it to the General Assembly for approval;
4.7.4 make preparations and issue a call for the General Assembly;
4.7.5 do the book-keeping for the Society according to law; employ and dismiss the Society’s staff; decide on tasks and salaries of the staff; decide on stipends, economical support and rewards; decide on supporting members; decide on other issues, which are not within the power of the General Assembly.
4.8 A Presidium is appointed as an advisory organ;
4.9 The Presidium has the right to represent the Society in international relations, in co-operation with the Board.
4.10 The members and chairman of the Presidium (President) are appointed by the Board.
5. Economical activities and assets of the Society
5.1 The Society has all the civil rights and duties of a juridical person according to private law.
5.2 The Society has the right to make contracts with juridical and physical persons in the Republic of Estonia as well as in other countries and develop connections with such persons, and also to become member of international associations.
5.3 The Society has the right to borrow money from banks in the Republic of Estonia and in foreign countries, also from juridical persons in the Republic of Estonia and in foreign countries. It can also lend money to others.
5.4 The Society will for its activities receive assets in the form of membership fees, economical support, gifts and other incomes; from activities in accord with the goals set in the Statutes; from income generated by use of the Society’s assets, and from other separate sources according to valid law.
5.5 The Society may possess any property necessary for achieving the goals set in the Statutes and the ownership of which is according to valid law.
5.6 The State carries no responsibility for the economical undertakings of the Society, nor does the Society carry such responsibility for State undertakings. The Society is responsible for its financial undertakings with its own assets.
6. Final notes
6.1 Merging, dividing and liquidation of the Society will be carried out according to law. Those responsible for liquidation are members of the Board or persons appointed by the General Assembly.
6.2 In case of liquidation and after satisfying the demands of debtors, remaining assets will be given to an association on the list of associations having income tax benefits or to a juridical person under public law.
A new edition of the Statutes of the Society was approved by the General Assembly on 29 April 2010.
The Statutes of the non-profit International Eduard Tubin Society were decided on the founding meeting on 21 October 2000 when a founding contract was made and amended on the Society’s yearly meeting on 27 January 2001.