Catalonia Taoist Association Statutes And Location



Catalonian Taoist Association, registered in the Registry of Associations of the Generalitat with number 24712 of the 1st section of the Registry of Barcelona, date of May 3, 2001.


Chapter I, Denomination, aim and address

Article 1

With the denomination as Catalonia Taoist Association, the Association is constituted and is to regulate its activities in agreement with the 7/1997 Statutes and Associations Law of June 18th (DOGC 2423, of July 1st.)

Article 2

The purpose of this non-profit Association is the promotion, spreading and dissemination of the Chinese Taoist philosophy and culture among its partners and supporters. In order to comply with these objectives and in agreement with the pre-established programs, different activities will take place periodically such as, conferences, discussions and round tables on the philosophy of the great Chinese Taoists Masters.
Other activities such as:
Publishing and dissemination of ancient and modern Taoist books, texts and magazines. Chats and round tables on ancient and contemporary Chinese literature.
Promote exhibitions of Chinese arts and crafts.
Promote of new Chinese artists.
Promote courses and classes of:
Taoists Tai Chi and Chi-Kung
Taoists Martial Arts
Taoist Feng Shui
I Ching interpretation
Information on other aspects the Chinese culture
Popular Chinese cuisine
Chinese traditional medicine
Taoist dietetics
Taoists methods to improve the quality of life

Article 3

Registered address of the Association: located in Barcelona, C/ Corcega 530, and Entresuelo 1a.
The social address indicates the main scope of the organization, although any other geographic reference (local, state or international) will be equally significant for the territorial scope.

Chapter II, Association members, their rights and obligations

Article 4

The persons of legal age can become members of the Association. They have to submit a written application to the Board of Directors, who will decide in the first meeting to take place and will communicate it to the following General Assembly.

Article 5, Member rights

To attend with voice and vote the meetings of the General Assembly.
Elect or become elected for representative positions or to the Board of Directors.
To exert the representation that is conferred upon them whatever the case may be.
Taking part in governing and managing services and activities of the Association in agreement with legal and statutory norms.
To present to the Assembly and the Board of Directors suggestions they consider could contribute to make a more effective Association and in accordance with the basic social objectives.
To question and obtain any explanation from the administration and the Board or agents of the Association.
To reply before the adoption of disciplinary measures.
To receive information on the activities of the Association.
To make use of the common services that the Association offers or establishes.
To become member of the work groups.
To have a copy of the Statutes.
To consult the legal books of the Association.

Article 6, Duties of members

Commit to the aims and accomplishments of the Association.
To contribute with the financial support of the Association with the payment of regular and special quotas and other financial contributions established by the Statutes and approved in agreement with them.
To fulfill the rest of obligations that are from the statutory dispositions.
To accept and to fulfill the agreements adopted by governing bodies of the Association

Article 7, Reasons for disfellowsheap.

By personal decision; making it known in writing to the Board of Directors.
By not complying with the established quotas.
By not conforming to the statutory obligations.

Chapter III, The General Assembly

Article 8

The General Assembly is the sovereign body; their members comprise by own right and cannot be waived.
The members of the Association gathered in legally constituted General Assembly decide by majority of votes subjects that are competence of the Assembly.
All the members are subject to the agreements taken by The General Assembly including the absentees, those that differ and the present ones that have abstained from voting.

Article 9

The General Assembly has the following attributes:

To modify the Statutes.
To elect and separate members from the governing body and to control activities.
To approve the annual budgets and the annual accounts balance.
To adopt the agreements for the fixation of the way and the amount of the contributions to the support the Association.
To examine the performance of the administrative body.
To decide the dissolution the Association.
To separate from or join another Associations.
To ask for the declaration of public utility.
To approve the Bylaws.
To decide the loss or the definite separation (with previous file) of associates.
To know of the applications to become members, and also the associate discharges and losses and associated for a reason different from the one from the definitive separation.
To solve on any other question that is directly responsibility to no other body of the Association.
The relations of the faculties that become in this Article have a merely declarative in character and do not limit the attributions of the General Assembly.

Article 10

The General Assembly meets in ordinary session minimum once a year, between the months of January and June, both included.
The governing body can summon The General Assembly with extraordinary character whenever is considered and advisable, when requested by 10% of the associates minimum; in this case the assembly has to take place within thirty days counted from the date of the request.