German honorary recommends regular review of the statutes of the Association a statute adopted decades ago no longer corresponds to the current legal situation. At the same time, Internet and E-Mail offer new ways to gather the Member data, and sending messages. The German voluntary work Association recommends regular review of articles of Association and club organization by the experts. Tradition clubs look back on a long history of the Club. But as regards Club organization and management, it is advisable to keep legally fit. Thus corresponds to a statute adopted decades ago no longer the current legal situation.
At the same time, Internet and E-Mail offer new ways to gather the Member data, and sending messages. The German voluntary work Association recommends regular review of articles of Association and club organization by the experts. Statute on the test it not every Board, easy to integrate the advantages of the Internet and E-Mail in the Association work. Generational change takes place, this implies also a organizational change that often occurs on lack of acceptance by the members of the Association. It is important to check the functioning of new structures. A club should get advice from an expert concerning amendments to the articles of Association, in any case.
Roland p. Weber, legal expert at the Association of the German voluntary work highlights the great scope in the association law. For no other form of society in the German corporate law, there are as few regulations as in the association law. The law requires only the two obligatory bodies the Board of Directors and the General Assembly. The clubs in their statute itself can make everything else.” But be careful. So a club organization often contains a large number of institutions, bodies, committees and commissions without clear responsibilities. Conflicts caused by this can hinder the work of the Association. For example, if the Board of Directors according to the articles of association must leave some other bodies conducting business, but outward as a Board of Directors with his personal fortune the liability is. That the Management Board is the organization responsible for the Association, must be not only clearly set in the Statute, but in reality be even feasible. Further information can get anytime clubs at the German Volunteer Association. Many clubs already benefit from its extensive service package as members. Rosemarie Nohbauer