1. Name and society headquarters
The society headquarter is Wuppertal, Germany.
2. Social system
3. Purpose of the society
The Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V. keeps friendly relationship to Clan Societies all over the world and offers support to their members and all Clan MacLaren members at their stay in Germany.
The Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V. stays loyal to the Clan MacLaren and its Clan Chief and offers every possible help in Germany.
The first responsible language is German, the second is English.
The society has no commercal objectives.
A supplimentary application for membership of the Clan MacLaren society would be desirable.
Everybody who is interested in Scottish History and Tradition can become Member of the Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V..
Members can cancel their membership by written notification to the executive board at any time without giving reasons.
The general meeting is allowed to expell a member on application of another member, if the member damages the reputation of the Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V.
Dues will not be refunded to members who resign or are expelled.
4.1 Probationary period
The probationary period serves to protect the association. Thereby can be unreliable members dismissed outside of a complete association meeting of the association. This also applies to behaviors that damage or disparage the reputation of the Clan MacLaren
5. Membership fee
Membership fees are due for payment until the15th March.
Exemptions are decided by the executive board on request.
The admission fee for new members is € 10.
- through the contributions of its members
- through donations of third parties
- through sponsering
- through earnings of own events
The treasurer keeps record of the finances of the society and reports to the board regularly. The cash books are checked yearly by the cash auditor.
7. The Board
- the chairman
- the vice chairman
- the treasurer
Descisions will be made by common accord of the Board.
The chairman or his substitute acts as a representative of the the society.
He has to follow the resolutions of the Board and/or the articles of the society.
The Board will be elected every two Years with a simple majority at the Annual General Meeting.
Re-election shall be permitted.
The general meeting is able to dismiss the Board through a three-quarters majority.
New elections have to take place immediatly.
The acting Clan-Chief of the Clan MacLaren is the Honorary President of the Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V.. He has an advice function.
8. General meeting
The general meeting may be convened by the Board or by an apply of a member.
The general meeting is resolutionable if it was called up three weeks before in writing and at least seven members with voting power are present.
Every member of the Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V. is eligible to vote.
A vote in writing from an bsent member is possible.
An annual general meeting has to take place every year before the 1. of March.
9. Amendment of Articles
10. Dissolution of the society
The assets of the Friends of Clan MacLaren e.V. becomes property of the Scottish Clan MacLaren Society.