Statue

STATUE 
 
Art. 1 NAME 
 
In accordance with the article 60 and the following articles of The Swiss Civil Code, TASI was created as a non- profit organization, which has a non-specified duration, and having no political and sectarian associations. 
 
Art 2 OFFICE
 
The association head office is in the working place of its administrative secretary. 
 
Art. 3 PURPOSES
 
The association aims at protecting and promoting its members’ social, artistic and material interests.  The association works in order to do the following:
 
Improve the working conditions and the welfare of its members and to improve the exchanges among them in order to promote activities for the development of the performing arts in Ticino and in the rest of Switzerland.  Moreover, the association engages in ensuring a continued and highly professional training of its members. The association reserves the right to publish publications addressed to members and interested people. 
 
Art. 4 MEMBERS 
 
Potential members are companies and single artists, who must be professionally active for at least 2 years and must have produced and performed in Ticino. They must have their head office or their domicile in Ticino.  To become member, the company or the single artist should present a written request with the documentation qualifying their enclosed activity.  Members have the right to vote at the General Assembly. 
 
Members have to pay an annual membership fee.  
 
A company or a single actor looses their title as members in the following: 
 
Regarding resignation by the member himself or herself; in this case a written letter should be sent at least 3 months before the end of the civil year.
 
Regarding non- payment of the annual member fee; in this case the association sends a reminder to the member for the payment, after the second letter the member is excluded from the association.
 
Regarding conflicting behaviour with the association’s aims or in case the conflicting behaviour is prejudicial to the association or a single member’s interests.
 
Regarding company dissolution or death or relinquishing acting of a single artist. 
 
Art 5 SYMPATHIZERS
 
All people or companies interested in the associations or in its projects can become sympathizers. Sympathizers do not become automatically members. 
 
Art. 6 EQUALITY AND LOYALTY 
 
Members should safeguard the association’s interests. 
 
Art 7 ASSOCIATION COMMITTEES
 
The association committees are as follows: 
 
The General Assembly 
The Board of Directors 
The Revision Board
 
Art. 8 GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
 
The general assembly is composed of a representative from each company member (chosen by the company itself) and the single members. 
The General Assembly meets once a year announced by the board of directors, or in case of extraordinary sessions when asked by the board of directors or at least 3 members. The convocation of the General Assembly should be at least 3 months before the meeting and the topic should be specified in the letter of invitation. 
The change of topic of the meeting requires the board of directors to be notified at least 15 days in advance.  The president and a member of the board of directors chair the Assembly. 
 
The General Assembly has the following tasks: 
 
The approval and modification of statues, nomination of the committee and of the revision board, approval of the working account and of the balance sheet, approval of the committee work, decision about the general guidelines of activities of the association, defence of the committee, admission and exclusion of members, decisions about the subscription due and dissolution of the association.
Every member has the right to vote and he can vote for another member by proxy. 
Simple majority takes decisions, except in case of decisions regarding the statue, for this a consensus by 2/3 of voters is needed. People vote by show of hands excepting when the Assembly decides otherwise. 
 
Art. 9 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
The board of directors is the executive body of the association, it is composed of at least 3 members and can have a maximum of 7 members; elected annually by the General Assembly, members are eligible for re-election. 
 
The committee nominates an internal president, vice-president and a secretary. 
 
The committee is encharged of every activity, not explicity imputed to other organs, actually its tasks are: 
 
Convining the general and extraordinary assemblies 
Adiministrating the association’s property
Representing the association in front of a third party
Editing the activity program and maintaining the organization and the mangement of it
Hiring personnel and defininig tasks 
 
The Board of Directors meets if asked by any member. 
 
Decisions are made by the simple majority of the present members. 
 
Art. 10 REVISION BOARD
 
The Revision Board is composed of 1 or more people. They hold office for 2 years and they are eligible for re-election.
The board controls the accountacy of the association and  presents an annual report of  to the General Assembly.
 
If the General Assembly agrees, the revision organ can be even composed of people who are not members. 
 
Art. 11 INTERAL REGULATION 
 
This satue is sum up with internal regulation, drafted referring to a single topic and approved by the General Assembly. 
 
 
Art. 12 REPRESENTATION 
 
The committee represents the association in fronf of a third party through a collective signature and it can even delegate a secretary or other members to sign mails and documents for post offices and banks. 
 
Art. 13 ECONOMIC RESOURCES 
 
The economic resources of the association are: 
 
  1. a) subscrition dues of members
  2. b) subsidies from public and private entities 
  3. c) revenues from events promoted by the association
  4. d) subscripion dues of sympathizers 
  5. e) spontaneus donations 
 
Art. 14 SOCIAL FUND
 
The association has a social fund used for members in trouble or for the association itself. It is ruled by a specific regulation. 
 
Art. 15 LIABILITY
 
Just the social property can be used for the association purposes. Person liability of the members and the of the organs is excluded. 
 
Art. 16 DISSOLUTION AND LIQUIDATION 
 
The dissolution of the association can be decided just by the General Assembly, called explicity for this purpose. 
The decision is taken by the vote of at least 2/3 of the present members. 
 
In case of dissolution, the property will be shared according to the decision of the General Assembly. 
 
Art. 17 APLLICABLE LAW
 
Refering to what is not precisely declared in this statue, what shoud be taken in consideration is the Swiss Civil Code. 
 
Constituent Assembly of the TASI association on 18th April 1987
First modificationin in occation of the General Assembly on 28th March 1997 
This statue was approved by the General Assembly on 11th May 2004
This statue was approved by the General Assembly on 28th August 2006 (last modification)