Articles of association

No rights can be derived from the articles of association as displayed on this website. The original articles of association and internal regulations are kept by the board, insight can be requested. Last modified: 04-10-2017.

Articles of Association

Articles of Association of Vereniging Campus Kabel as established after the last change on October 17, 2000.

Article 1, Name and place

  1. The association has the name VERENIGING CAMPUS KABEL, abbreviated as VCK.
  2. Founded on July 7th, 1988.
  3. The association is located in Enschede.

Article 2, Mission statement

  1. The mission of the association is to establish and maintain a distribution network for television and radio signals and to take care of the reception and / or the connection and transmission of these signals.
  2. The association aims to achieve this by:
    1. Utilizing member’s help and knowledge.
    2. Consulting external experts.
    3. Utilizing other legal and lawful means which may advance the mission.
  3. The following is excluded from the mission: Paying benefits to the founder(s), of to those who belong to the association. The members of the board and committees are not rewarded for their work. They are entitled to reimbursement of the costs incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

Article 3, Duration
The association has been established indefinitely.

Article 4, Association year
The association year coincides with the academic year.

Article 5, Members and beneficiaries

  1. Members are residents of residences that have a connection to the distribution network. These residents must also have made known to be members.
  2. Every residence is obliged to have one paying member (to be referred to as flat representative).
  3. Beneficiaries of the association are those who have expressed their willingness to financially support the association with the minimum contribution, which is set by the General Assembly.
  4. The board keeps a register containing the names and addresses of all members and beneficiaries.

Article 6, Admission of members and beneficiaries to the association

  1. The board decides on the admission of members and beneficiaries.
  2. In case of non-admission as a member or beneficiary, the General Assembly may still decide for admission.

Article 7, End of membership

  1. The memberships ends:
    1. Due to death of the member.
    2. By written termination of the member.
    3. By termination on behalf of the association. This can occur when a member has ceased to meet the membership requirements, in which case the association can not reasonably be expected to continue the membership.
    4. By dismay. This can only be pronounced when a member acts in violation of the articles of association, regulations or decisions of the association, or when the member is an unreasonable disadvantage to the association.
  2. Termination on behalf of the association and termination by dismay are executed by the board. The person shall be informed in writing of the decision promptly, with due notice. They are free to appeal to the General Assembly within one month of receipt of the notification of the decision. During the appeal period and pending appeal the member will be suspended.
  3. Termination of the membership can only executed by the member or on behalf of the association by the end of an association year with due observance of one month. However membership can be terminated immediately if it is unreasonable to continue the membership.
  4. Termination in violation of the preceding clause shall terminate the membership at the earliest time allowed after the date on which it was terminated.
  5. A member may, within one month of being notified of a decision that increases membership obligations, terminate their membership to exclude themselves from the applicability of the decision.
  6. The monthly contribution has to be paid until, and including, the month in which the membership ends.
  7. If a flat representative resigns or is suspended, another resident within the same residence may take over payment of the contribution with the associated benefits and charges; otherwise the connection to the residence will be terminated.

Article 8, Duration of benefit
One is a beneficiary up to five years after the donation.

Article 9, Assets

  1. The assets of the association consist of:
    1. A monthly contribution by the flat representatives.
    2. Extraordinary gains per residence.
    3. Grants and donations.
    4. Gifts, inheritances and legacies.
    5. All other acquisitions and benefits.
  2. The monthly contribution paid by flat representatives will be determined by the General Assembly. They pay contribution in proportion to the number of rooms, inhabited or uninhabited, of the residence. The internal regulations may include a description for which may be deviated from this distribution.
  3. Extraordinary gains per residence are determined by the General Assembly. If desired the amount may be included in the internal regulations.

Article 10, Board: appointment, termination, suspension

  1. The board of the association shall be appointed by the General Assembly for a term as determined in the internal regulations at the time of their appointment.
  2. The board consists of at least three members: a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer.
  3. If the General Assembly so decides, the job description of other board members can be described in the internal regulations.
  4. A board member may, even when appointed for a certain term, be terminated or suspended at any time by the General Assembly. A suspension, which is not followed by a resignation within three months, ends.
  5. The board membership also ends with the termination of the membership of the association or by the written resignation of the board member.

Article 11, Board task, representation

  1. Subject to restrictions according to the articles of association, the board is responsible for managing the association. The board is liable to the General Assembly.
  2. Each board member is held to the association to a proper fulfillment of the task assigned to them, as defined in the internal regulations.
  3. In so far the law does not determine otherwise, the right to represent the association in and out of court shall be a combination of at least two members of the board.
  4. The General Assembly may also provide other persons with representation for certain purposes.

Article 12, Committees

  1. The General Assembly has the right to appoint and terminate committees and their members.
  2. A committee is liable to the General Assembly unless otherwise decided.
  3. If the General Assembly so decides, the purpose, description and tasks of a committee may be defined internal regulations.
  4. Those who the committee is liable to have the right to suspend a committee and to temporarily appoint an observer if necessary. The committee shall be informed in writing of the decision promptly, with due notice. The committee is free to appeal to the General Assembly within one month of receipt of the notice of the decision. The General Assembly shall be informed of the suspension as soon as possible.

Article 13, Bargaining of rights and entering into obligations on behalf of members

  1. The association may, with approval of the General Assembly, in the name of its members, bargain rights and enter into obligations, as long as they do not violate the articles of association. In case of absence of approval, third parties may appeal to these obligations or one may appeal against third party obligations.
  2. The association may, on behalf of its members, enforce the committed rights in court, including claiming damages.
  3. The association is only authorized by the General Assembly by unanimous vote to purchase, alienate or object to registered properties.
  4. The association has no jurisdiction to conclude agreements, whereby the associations acts as a guarantor or joint debtor, makes itself strong for a third party or acts as security for a third party.
  5. The association is only authorized by two-thirds of the General Assembly to conclude agreements which exceed an interest as defined in the internal regulations.

Article 14, Assets, financial years

  1. The board is obliged to keep records of the association’s assets from which its rights and obligations can be understood at all times.
  2. The board is obliged to make a financial balance and a statement of income and expenditure of the association within six months after the end of the financial year, despite the provisions of article 15, clause 1.
  3. The board is obliged to annually draw up a budget of income and expenses, which can only be approved by the General Assembly by a two-thirds majority.
  4. The board is obliged to keep the documents mentioned in clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this article for ten years.
  5. The financial year of the association coincides with the association year.

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Article 15, Annual report, statement of accounts, inquiry

  1. The board will, within two months after the end of the financial year, subject to extension of this term by the General Assembly, issue its annual report during a General Assembly and the board must also give an account of its administration over the past year. At the end of this term any member has the right to demand this statement of accounts from the board.
  2. The General Assembly annually appoints a committee of inquiry consisting of at least two members who can not be members of the board. The committee will investigate the accounts and financial accountability of the board and reports its findings to the General Assembly.
  3. If the investigation of the accounts and financial accountability requires unusual accounting knowledge, the committee of inquiry may, with consent of the General Assembly, get help from an expert.
  4. The board is obliged to provide the committee of inquiry with all information requested by the committee, to show the committee, if desired, the associations’s funds and figures and to give the committee access to the association’s books and records.
  5. The committee of inquiry may be terminated by the General Assembly at all times, but only by appointment of another committee of inquiry.

Article 16, General Assembly

  1. The General Assembly has all powers that are not granted to the board by law or by the articles of association.
  2. A unanimous decision by all members, even if they are not in a meeting, has the same strength as the decision of the General Assembly, subject to prior knowledge of the board.

Article 17, Convening the General Assembly

  1. The board convenes the General Assembly as often as it considers to be desirable, but at least once per association year or when required by the law, the articles of association or the internal regulations.
  2. This convocation shall be announced to all members at least fourteen days before the meeting.
  3. The General Assembly may not be held in academic vacations.
  4. Furthermore, when requested in writing by at least the number of members that can cast one tenth of the votes in a General Assembly, the board is obliged to convene a General Assembly within four weeks, provided this does not contradict clauses 2 and 3 of this article. When such a request is not followed up on within fourteen days, the requesting members can organize the General Assembly themselves in the same way the board convenes the General Assembly or by a notice in the university magazine.
  5. The subjects to be discussed will be announced as part of the convocation. Further clarification of the subjects and documents to be discussed must be available to the members at least five days prior to the meeting and must remain available to the end of the day on which the meeting is held.

Article 18, Admission and voting rights at the General Assembly

  1. All non-suspended members of the association are admitted into the General Assembly. Suspended members only have access to the part of the meeting in which their suspension is being discussed if the General Assembly considers it to be desirable.
  2. All non-suspended flat representatives have voting rights in the General Assembly in proportion to the numbers of rooms, inhabited or uninhabited, of the residence, minus the number of flat members who chose to represent themselves. The internal regulations may include a description for which may be deviated from this distribution.
  3. Members may represent themselves if they wish. This must be communicated in writing to the secretary at the beginning of the General Assembly.
  4. A member may authorize another member to cast their vote. This must be communicated in writing to the secretary at the beginning of the General Assembly.
  5. A flat representative may authorize another members of their residence to cast their vote. This must be communicated in writing to the secretary at the beginning of the General Assembly.

Article 19, Chairman and secretary at the General Assembly

  1. The chairman and secretary of the board or their deputies also act as such at the General Assembly. If the board does not provide a chairman and secretary the meeting shall provide them.
  2. Minutes are kept by the secretary or by one of the other attendees as appointed by the chairman. The minutes are signed by those who have served as chairman and secretary in the meeting.

Article 20, Decision-making by the General Assembly

  1. When the chairman of the General Assembly rules during the meeting that the meeting has reached a decision, that ruling is decisive. The same applies to a decision taken about a proposal which was not submitted in writing.
  2. However, if immediately after passing the ruling referred to in clause 1, the correctness of that ruling is contested, a new vote will be held, if this is desired by the majority of the meeting – or, if the initial vote was not done by roll call or by written ballot, by any member who is present and has the right to vote. This new vote cancels the legal consequences of the initial vote.
  3. Where the law and the articles of association do not state otherwise, the proposals of the General Assembly are only accepted if a majority of the votes is in favor of the proposal.

Article 21, Changing the articles of association

  1. No changes can be made to the articles of association except following a decision by the General Assembly whose convocation announced that a change to the articles of association would be proposed at that meeting.
  2. Those who convene a General Assembly that will discuss a proposal to change the articles of association, must at least seven days before the meeting make a copy of the proposal, which includes the proposed amendment worded in writing, available to all members and this copy must remain available to the end of the day on which the meeting is held.
  3. The requirements of the first two clauses of this article do not apply if all members are present or represented in the General Assembly and the proposal to amend the articles of association is unanimously adopted.
  4. Amendments to the articles of association can only be approved at a General Assembly with at least a two-thirds majority when at least two thirds of the number of members is present or represented at the meeting. If the required number of members is not present or represented, a new meeting must be held within four weeks, excluding academic vacations. In this second meeting a two-thirds majority shall decide, regardless of the number of members present or represented.

Article 22, Disbanding and settlement

  1. The association is disbanded:
    1. In the cases determined by the articles of association.
    2. By a decision of the General Assembly.
    3. By insolvency, after being declared bankrupt or by waiving of the bankruptcy due to the state of the estate.
    4. By the court in the cases determined by law.
    5. Due to the lack of members.
  2. On a decision to disband the requirements of article 21 apply.
  3. If the association is disbanded by the absence of members, then the court will appoint liquidators at the request of interested parties or at the request of the Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie in Dutch).
  4. The association continues after its disbanding as long as is necessary for the liquidation of its assets. In the documents and announcements issued by the association “in liquidation” (“in liquidatie” in Dutch) must be added to its name.
  5. In case a decision is mad to disband the association, liquidators can be appointed. If neither by law nor by such a decision, nor by the articles of association or internal regulations liquidates are appointed, the board of the association shall as such. The provisions regarding the appointment, suspension, termination, rights, obligations and supervision of the board apply to these liquidators. The settlement must also be approved by the beneficiaries.
  6. The potentially positive balance will be distributed among the beneficiaries, with a maximum of the amount donated as defined in clause 7 of this article. Any remaining positive balance will be distributed according to the associations goal as much as possible, or, if possible, proportionately distributed among the flat representatives.
  7. The amount donated by a beneficiary is the total of contributions after the last five years from the date of disbanding.
  8. At the end of a settlement, the books and records of the disbanded association will remain with the youngest liquidator for thirty years.

Article 23, Final provisions

  1. The General Assembly can establish internal regulations. The internal regulations must not conflict the law, even where it does not include mandatory law and must not conflict with the articles of association.
  2. The association, its member and those who are members of its organs must behave with reasonableness and equity towards each other.

No rights can be derived from the articles of association as displayed on this website. The original articles of association and internal regulations are kept by the board, insight can be requested. Last modified: 04-10-2017.