§ 1. NAME
The name must be Skandinaviska Killisällskapet, abbreviated to SKS.
§ 2. PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the association is
· To promote interest in tooth carp (Killis) in the aquarium hobby in the Scandinavian countries.
· To promote relations and good camaraderie among members.
· To support international cooperation within the association's area of interest.
· To support the conservation of endangered Killia species.
§ 3. MEMBERSHIP
3.1 The association is open to anyone who wishes to support the association's purpose.
3.2 Aquarium associations can participate as a collective member. Collective members cannot carry out tasks in the association or participate in decisions about the association's affairs.
3.3 Membership applies as of calendar year and will come into force when the dues for the calendar year have been paid.
§ 4. MEMBERSHIP DUE
4.1 The annual general meeting decides the size of the quota for the coming two-year period.
4.2 The quota must be paid before the end of January of each calendar year. Membership is invalid if the membership fee is not paid within the stipulated time.
4.3 Paid membership fees cannot be claimed back.
§ 5. GENERAL MEETING
5.1 The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body.
5.2 The ordinary general meeting must be held every two years. An extraordinary general meeting is held at the instigation of the board of directors or at the written request of at least half of the number of members.
5.3 Location of the general meeting should be chosen alternately in southern Sweden / Denmark, western Sweden / Norway and eastern / central Sweden. The board decides on the time and place for the general meeting.
5.4 The program and agenda for the meeting are determined by the board. The notice must be published in the Association's magazine at least 6 weeks before the meeting.
5.5 Each member is entitled to participate in the meeting. Collectively registered members are entitled to participate without the right to vote.
5.6 At the general meeting, at least the following topics must be discussed:
· The issue of freedom from liability for the outgoing board.
· Election of board members and alternates for the coming two-year period.
· Election of auditor for 2 years
· Decision on quota size for individual and collective membership.
§ 6. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
6.1 The board consists of the chairman of the association, the chairman of the board, as well as the association's treasurer, who is elected separately, as well as the number of board members that the general meeting decides on, but at least 3.
Alternates are appointed according to the general meeting's decision. If possible, the board includes representatives of the members in both Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
6.2 Only one member who is 18 years old and has been a member of the association for at least one full calendar year can be elected to the board.
6.3 The board manages the association's activities until the next ordinary general meeting and is authorized to make binding decisions for the association.
6.4 The board decides on membership of the association. The board also has the right to reexamine the membership of a member whose behavior is contrary to the association's objectives.
6.5 The board has decision-making capacity when at least half of the board members participate.
6.6 The board makes decisions by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the chairman decides.
§ 7 DAILY WORK OF THE ASSOCIATION
7.1 The association's day-to-day management is handled by the board, elected at the general meeting for 2 years at a time.
7.2 The board's work is carried out through correspondence, email or other applicable form of communication. Board meetings can also take place by telephone or email. The association pays the expenses for the conference call on presentation of a receipt.
§ 8 SUBSCRIPTION RIGHTS
8.1 The chairman and treasurer sign the association separately.
§ 9 LIABILITY
The association is liable for its obligations with the assets belonging to the association at all times. The members of the association or the board of directors do not have any personal liability, other than if this has been specifically agreed.
§ 10 ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING
10.1 The association's accounting and subscription year follows the calendar year.
10. 2: The association's assets must be placed in a recognized financial institution.
10. 3: Before the ordinary general meeting, the accounts must be audited by an auditor who must be chosen from among members outside the board.
10.4 The chairman and treasurer have the right to manage the association's bank accounts separately.
The treasurer is responsible for the association's expenses being paid as well as receiving membership fees and keeping accounts for all income and expenses in such a way that the association's financial situation can always be read. The treasurer prepares the association's annual accounts.
§ 11. MEMBER'S MAGAZINE
11.1 The association must publish a membership magazine to the extent that the association's finances and the availability of the materials allow. The costs for the association magazine are included in the membership fee.
11.2 The board appoints a member of the board who is responsible for the membership magazine.
11.3 The board appoints a member of the board who is responsible for the association's website.
11.4 The board appoints a member of the board who is responsible for Killiposten.
§ 12. THE STORE
12.1 The board appoints a member of the board who is responsible for the Shop.
§ 13. LOCAL GROUPS
13.1 The association must promote the formation of local groups and their activities.
13.2 Local groups will have their own finances separate from the association's finances. The association can decide that the general meeting or the board of directors provide financial support for certain activities under the auspices of the local group.
13.3 Local groups act in the association's interest and in accordance with the association's purpose.
§ 14. EXHIBITION
14.1 The association should annually organize an international exhibition. The board appoints the place.
§ 15. AMENDMENTS TO THE STATUTES
15.1 A decision to amend the articles of association must be adopted by the General Assembly with a 2/3 majority of the members present.
15.2 Drafts of new statutes must be published in the Association's magazine or sent to each member no later than 3 weeks before the general meeting.
§ 16. DISSOLUTION
The association can be dissolved by resolution at two consecutive general meetings, including an ordinary one. At the last general meeting, the disposition of the association's assets is decided. Decisions are made with a 2/3 majority of the members present.
§ 17. INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION
The board is entitled to decide on the interpretation and application of these articles of association.
§ 18. ENTRY INTO FORCE
Articles of association enter into force immediately after the general meeting, unless otherwise decided.
Thus adopted at the general meeting on 5 / 5 2019