Rules

1. Name and Locality

The name of the association is Turun BDSM yhdistys and the locality is Turku.

2. Purpose and Nature of Activity

The purpose of the association is the furtherance of responsible S/M and fetish culture.

To realise its activity the association arranges, in cooperation with similar domestic and foreign associations, information and publication activities, member events, get-togethers, meetings and other similar events.

To support its activities the association may arrange chargeable festive occasions, jumble sales and raffles after the acquisition of necessary permits.

3. Members

An actual member may be a natural person of full age who wants to act to realise the purposes of the association. Joining as a member takes place by notifying of willingness the association's board in writing.

The association may also have advocate members. An advocate member may be a natural person of full age or a legal entity. Advocate members have the right of admission and speech in the association's meetings, but no vote.

The board of the association may expel a member if one has acted in a manner notably damaging to the association.

An actual or advocate member of the association has the right to resign from the association by notifying the board or its chairman in writing, or by having the resignation noted in the minutes of a meeting of the association.

4. Enlistment and Membership Fee

The amount of the enlistment fee and the annual membership fee charged of the actual and advocate members is decided by the autumn meeting of the association.

5. Board

The association is managed by the board, which includes the chairman and at least three and at most five other members.

The term of a board is a calendar year.

The board will elect from amongst itself a secretary, a treasurer, a vice secretary and other necessary officials.

The board will meet as summoned by the chairman or when at least one of the members of the board requires. Matters will be solved by a singular majority of votes. If a vote is equal the result will be decided by drawing lots.

6. Signing for the Association

The association will be signed for by the chairman of the board, the vice chairman, secretary or treasurer, always two together.

7. Financial Period and Audit of Accounts

The association's financial period is a calendar year. Settlement of accounts with the necessary documents and report of the board must be given to the auditors at least one (1) month before the spring meeting. Auditors must give their written report to the board at least two (2) weeks before the spring meeting.

8. Calling of Meetings

Meetings of the association are called by the board. Invitations to meetings must be delivered at least 14 days before a meeting by sending an invitation in writing to each member.

9. Meetings of the Association

The association's spring meeting will be held in January-March and the autumn meeting in September-November.

An extra meeting will be held when the board deems necessary or when at least one tenth of the eligible to vote members of the association require it, for a specifically stated purpose, of the board in writing. The meeting must be held within thirty days from the presentation of such requirement to the board.

In the association's meetings, each actual member is eligible to vote and has one vote. Decisions will be made by a singular majority. When votes are equal the result will be decided by drawing lots.

If a member of the association wants to have a matter handled he/she must notify the board at least 21 days before a meeting.

10. Actual Meetings

In the association's spring meeting, the following items are handled:

  1. opening of meeting
  2. election of chairman, secretary, two auditors of minutes and if necessary two tellers
  3. ascertaining legality and competency of meeting
  4. approval of the agenda as the meeting's order of proceedings
  5. presentation of the audit of accounts, report of the board and report of the auditors of accounts
  6. decision on approval of audit of accounts and discharge from responsibility of the board and other responsible officials
  7. handling of other matters mentioned in the invitation.

In the association's autumn meeting the following items are handled:

  1. opening of meeting
  2. election of chairman, secretary, two auditors of minutes and if necessary two tellers
  3. ascertaining legality and competency of meeting
  4. approval of the agenda as the meeting's order of proceedings
  5. approval of the plan of action, estimates of revenue and budget and the amount of joining and membership fees for the next calendar year
  6. election of chairman of the board and other members
  7. election of one or two auditors of accounts and their deputies
  8. handling of other matters mentioned in the invitation.

11. Altering of Rules and Dissolving the Association

The decisions to alter the rules and dissolve the association must be made in a meeting of the association with a minimum majority of three fourths (3/4) of the votes. The invitation of the meeting must mention the alteration of rules and dissolvement of the association.

If the association is dissolved the association's assets will be used to further the aims of the association in a manner chosen by the meeting that decided on dissolvement. If the association is liquidated the assets will be used for the same purpose.

Calendar

November
2.11. Fetish Friday
17.11. Xmas party

December
7.12. Munch