RULES

1. ASSOCIATION NAME AND LOCATION

The name of the association is European Rescue Swimmers Association (EURORSA) and it is registered in Finland.

2. PURPOSE AND TYPE OF ACTIVITY

Purpose of the organization is to enforce SAR aircrewmens, who are working full-time as helicopter rescue swimmers,  mutual and general benefits that are related to practicing the profession, improve the co-operation between the members, and improve the general conditions of the occupation. In order to execute the purpose, the association follows the professions economical development, legislation, and makes initiatives and gives opinions regarding the forementioned matters. The association directs and guides the members by organizing meetings, advisory amd education events, and creating statements on necessary issues. To support its activity, the association can accept donations and testaments, own necessary real assets, and arrange lotteries and fundraisers after gaining the the required permissions from officials.

3. MEMBERS

Anyone working on a branch referred to paragraph 2 of who accepts the rules and the purpose of the association can become a member. The board accepts new members after reviewing the application.

4. THE RESIGNATION AND DISMISSING OF A MEMBER

A member has the right to resign by announcing it in writing to the board or its president, or by announcing the resignation in the association meeting. The board can dismiss a member from the association, if the member has not paid the membership fee, has not fulfilled the duties that he or she has committed to, has externally damaged the association, or does not anymore meet the membership requirements stated in the rules.

5. JOINING AND MEMBERSHIP FEES

The amount of joining and membership fees collected from the members are decided by the board.

6. BOARD

All the subjects are taken care of by the board that consists of the president, five members and two vice members. The members of the board are elected in the annual meeting. Lenght of the term that is served by a board is the time between annual meetings.

The board chooses a vice-president from within, and either internally or externally a secretary, bookkeeper, and other necessary officers. The board meets upon the request of the president, or the vice-president if the president is unable to do so, when they see a reason for it or when at least a half of the board members request it.

The board has a quorum, when at least a half of the members, including the president and vice-president, are present. The vote is decided by a simple majority. When the votes are even president vote decides, except in the elections, in which the even result is decided by lottery.

7. WRITING THE ASSOCIATION NAME

The association name is written by the president, vice-president or secretary.

8. ACCOUNTING PERIOD AND AUDIT

The association accounting period is one calendar year.

Closing of the books with the required statements and board annual report has to be given to the auditors at least one month before the annual meeting. The auditors have to give a written statement to the board at least two weeks before the annual meeting.

9. ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

Association annual meeting is held annually between January and May on a day determined by the board.

Additional meeting is held, when the association meeting decides so or when the board finds a reason for it, or when at least one-tenth (1/10) of the members with a suffrage require it in writing from the board. The meeting must be held within thirty days after the requirement has been presented to the board.

In the associations meetings, everyone has one vote.

The decision of the association meeting is what is supported by over one half of the votes, unless otherwise determined in the rules. In a case the votes are even, the president vote decides the result. In elections, the even result is decided by lottery.

10. CALLING TOGETHER THE ASSOCIATION MEETING

The board has to call the members together via a letter, local newspaper, or email at least seven days before the meeting.

11. ANNUAL MEETING

The following subjects are handled in the associations annual meeting:

Opening the meeting.

Choosing the chairman of the meeting, secretary, two minutes takers, and if needed, two counters of votes.

Stating the legality and quorum of the meeting.

Accepting the rules of procedure.

Motioning the closing of the books, annual report, and auditors statement.

Verification of closing the books and announcing the discharge from liability to the board

Verifying the work plan, profit-loss estimate, and the joining and membership fees

Electing the president and other members of the board.

Electing one or two auditors and vice-auditors for them.

Handlign other subjects mentioned in the meeting invitation.

If a member wants to have any subject to be handled in the annual meeting, he or she has to announce it in writing to the board in time, so that the subject can be included in the meeting invitation.

12. CHANGING THE RULES AND DISSOLVING THE ASSOCIATION

A decision of changing the rules and dissolving the association has to be made in the association meeting by a majority of votes of at least three-quarters (3/4) of the members. Changing the rules or dissolving the association has to mentioned in the meeting invitation.

In a case of dissolving the association, the funds are used to advance the association purpose in a way that is determined in the meeting. If the association is closed the down, the funds are used for the same purpose.

Design by ApacheDesign