The resolution of the general meeting

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The resolution of the general meeting

14.1The general meeting is chaired by the 1st chairman or, in his absence, by the 2nd chairman or another member of the executive board. If no executive board member is present, the meeting will appoint a leader.


14.2The minutes are kept by the secretary. If the secretary is not present, the chairman of the meeting appoints a secretary.


14.3The type of voting is determined by the chairman of the meeting. The vote must be carried out in writing if one third of the voting members present at the vote request this. In addition to voting on a paper form, the casting of votes by sending the voting form by fax or encrypted e-mail is also considered to be in writing.


14.4The general meeting is not public. The chairman of the meeting may admit guests. The general meeting decides on the admission of the press, radio and television.


14.5Each active member has one vote. The votes of founding members count five times. Passive members are not entitled to vote.


14.6Every duly convened general meeting has a quorum regardless of the number of members present.


14.7The general meeting of active members generally passes resolutions with a simple majority of the votes cast; abstentions are not taken into consideration. Founding members have the right of absolute veto.


14.8A majority of three quarters of the valid votes cast is required to amend the Statutes, and a majority of nine tenths is required to dissolve the Association. A change of the purpose of the association can only be decided with the agreement of all active members.


14.9The following applies to elections: If in the first ballot no candidate has reached the majority of the valid votes cast, a run-off ballot will be held between the candidates who have reached the two highest numbers of votes.


14.10Minutes are to be taken of the resolutions of the general meeting, which are to be signed by the respective chairman of the meeting and the secretary. It should contain the following statements: Place and time of the meeting, the person of the chairman of the meeting and the keeper of the minutes, the number of members present, the agenda, the individual voting results and the type of voting. In the case of changes to the statutes, the provision to be changed must be indicated.