According to the law, the Revora Association is required to declare its purpose and basic structure in a formal document, the Articles of Association. As it is incorporated in Switzerland, the legally binding version of this document is the one in German (Vereinsstatuten). The following translation is for information only (but we try to keep it as accurate as possible).
Association Revora Association
with seat in Zurich
Under the name Revora Association, an association is created in terms of article 60 et seqq. of the Swiss Civil Code with its seat in 8005 Zurich.
The association aims at promoting creative activity in the area of text, graphics/video and audio, especially involving the fields of computer game creation and modification.
In order to achieve its purpose, the association makes use of annual membership fees, paid for by the members of the association. The amount owed is determined by the General Assembly.
Furthermore, the association will be able to receive benefits of all kinds, for example, donations and sponsorship fees. It can also run a hosting and advertisement business on the Internet.
Any natural or juristic person that takes an interest in the purpose of the association can become a member with voting rights.
A person can only become a member on suggestion of one Board member or two regular members. The General Assembly will then decide on whether to accept the suggestion.
Membership is terminated:
A refund of the membership fee is not possible under any circumstances.
Resignation from the association is possible at any time. The request must be sent to the Board either in written form or by e-mail.
A member can be expelled from the association at any time without reasons being cited. The expulsion can take place on suggestion of one Board member or two regular members and is then decided on by the General Assembly.
If a member is delayed more than two months in paying the membership fee, despite multiple reminders, the Board can expel the member from the association with immediate effect. After subsequent payment of the fee, the Board can reinstate the member.
The organs of the association are:
The supreme organ of the association is the General Assembly.
It typically meets remotely, using Internet-based communication methods. The Board will invite the members either in written form or by e-mail to the meeting two weeks in advance, and provide the agenda.
An ordinary meeting of the General Assembly takes place in the first half of every year. An extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly can be convened on demand of the Board or one fifth of the members.
The General Assembly has the following indisputable functions:
At the General Assembly every member has one vote, and decisions are made with a simple majority of the attending members.
Votes and elections are generally held openly.
The written consent, the consent by e-mail and the internet vote are treated equally at all times in respect to a decision taken by the General Assembly. Every member has one vote. Decisions are made with a simple majority of all members; if a certain ratio is required, this rule will alter accordingly.
The Board consists of two members with equal rights and duties. The Board members freely distribute their tasks among themselves.
Only natural persons who are members of the association can become part of the Board.
The Board represents the association to outside parties and manages all current affairs. In particular, it is responsible for the management of the network and the various websites that belong to the association.
The General Assembly will take a decision on the re-election of the Board every year or by calling an extraordinary General Assembly at other times. The people obtaining the largest numbers of votes will be elected. If there is no re-election, the current Board members will stay in office indefinitely – there is no fixed term limit for a Board member.
Only the association is liable for debts with its funds. It is not possible for any of its members to hold a personal liability.
These articles of association may be amended if at least two thirds of the attending members at the General Assembly accept a proposed amendment.
The dissolution of the association can be proposed at any General Assembly, and confirmed with a single majority of the votes. The definitive dissolution requires the written consent of every member.
When proposing the dissolution, the General Assembly will determine one or more beneficiaries, who will receive the association’s assets either in part or entirety.
These articles of association have been accepted at the Founding Assembly on March 17, 2010 and came into effect on that date.
Amendments accepted through written consent of the members on October 13, 2010.
Amendments accepted at the ordinary meeting of the General Assembly on February 20, 2011.