Casco histórico de la Villa de Avilés Pabellón de Exposiciones "La Magdalena" Centro Cultural Internacional "Oscar Niemeyer"

TITLE I.- GENERAL DISPOSITIONS. Name, territorial and professional scope, length and goals.
Article 1.- According to the Law 19/1977 from the 1st of April, on the Regulation of the Right of Association in Trade Unions, AVILÉS BUSINESS CLUB is created.
Article 2.- Avilés Business Club will have a regional scope and it will be made up by those companies who sign in in a voluntary way.
Article 3.- Avilés Business Club is set up for an indefinite period.
Article 4.- Avilés Business Club will have legal personality and full capacity to act in order to achieve its goals. It is a non-profit making organization.
Article 5.- Avilés Business Club is located in Avilés, Plaza de Camposagrado, no. 1, without prejudice of the Board of Directors’ agreement to change its location and establish any appropriate delegations and representations.
Article 6.- These are the goals of Avilés Business Club:

  1. To represent, defend and promote the economic, social, professional and cultural interests of its members.
  2. Promoting the solidarity of the member companies by creating common services to help each other.
  3. Programming the actions needed to achieve social and economic improvements of its members.
  4. Organizing on-going training and cultural activities for its members.

TITLE II.- Club members
Article 7.- All those companies whose territorial scope is related to that of the Avilés Business Club and satisfy the requirements in Article 2, apart from all the present statutes, can be part of the Club.
Article 8.- They will join the Club in a voluntary way and, at any time they want, the members can leave the Club by making a written statement to the Board of Directors at least 10 days before the leave date. New hires and terminations will be recorded in a book for that purpose.
Article 9.- Being member of the Club involves paying a rate fixed by the General Assembly, under the proposal of the Board of Directors, and according to these Statutes. That rate will be equally applied to all members of the Club (or it will be proportional to their incomes).
Article 10.- The Board of Directors may agree the expulsion of its members for any of the following reasons:

  1. Non-fulfilment of the Statutes’ requirements.
  2. Non-fulfilment of the agreements made by the General Assembly or by the Board of Directors on their competences.
  3. Non-fulfilment of the economic liabilities prescribed by the statutes for the Club’s support.
The members can bring the case before the General Assembly if they don’t agree with their expulsion.

TITLE III.- Governing bodies.
Article 11.- The General Assembly and the Board of Directors will be in charge of the governing body of the Club.
Article 12.- The General Assembly is made up of those members who meet the fees established.
Article 13.- The General Assembly, validly constituted, is the main body of the Club, and its agreements taken in accordance with the Statutes are obligatory for all its members.
Article 14.- The General Assemblies may be ordinary or extraordinary.
The ordinary one is held once a year and the extraordinary one is held when required by a 20% of the members or by the Board of Directors.
Article 15.- Ordinary and extraordinary General Assemblies will be called up in writing by the President of the Club by means of a personal and written notification to all the members, 15 days in advance of the meeting date, showing the time and date of the meeting on second call, when appropriate.
The communication of the call will let us know the place, date and time of the Assembly and the issues to deal with, according to the agenda of the Board of Directors.
The Board, in the questions and answers section, will take all the written proposals of the members three days before the date of the meeting. Likewise, in case of an emergency, they could also deal with questions raised the same day of the meeting, if agreed by a minimum of the 20% of attendants.
Article 16.- The General Assembly will be validly established, on the first call, when half the members plus one are represented, and on the second call, whatever the number of attendants.
Article 17.- The Presidency of all the General Assemblies belongs to the President of the Club and, in the absence of this person, to the Vice-President. The table of the Assembly will be made up by the President of the Club and two members appointed by the Board of Directors in shifts, and the Secretary will be the one in the Board of Directors. The agreements made by the General Assembly must have the votes of the simple majority, except in those cases requiring the qualified majority. The form of voting will remain at the criterion of the Assembly itself. Each member has the right to vote as long as they are up to date with the payments.
Article 18.- The General Assembly has the following functions and competences:

  1. Making agreements related to the representation, management and defence of the Club interests and its members.
  2. Approving programmes and action plans.
  3. Choosing and revoking the mandate of the Board of Directors and the President of the Club, as well as fixing its length.
  4. Getting to know the management of the Board of Directors.
  5. Fixing the rates for the members to pay, according to the proposals written by the Board of Directors.
  6. Approving the budgets and account liquidations.
  7. Approving or modifying the Statutes.
  8. Agreeing on the dissolution of the Club.
  9. Getting to know and solve the complaints and resources provided by the members.

Article 19.- The General Assembly will record Minutes in a book for that purpose, signed by the President and the Secretary.

Article 20.- The Board of Directors is the body  in charge of the management, government and administration of the Club. The members will be the following ones: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and other members chosen by means of free, direct and secret suffrage. It will be made up by a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 5 members chosen by the General Assembly.
Article 21.- The Board of Directors will meet, in ordinary session, at least once every three months. They will also meet, in extraordinary session, when requested by the third part of its members or when decided by the President.
The President of the Board of Directors, the same than the President of the Club, will call his members, if possible, eight days in advance to the date of the meeting. He will send the agenda with the topics to discuss. In case of an emergency, they will also deal with topics that are not included in the agenda.
Article 22.- The Board of Directors will be validly established when there are half plus one of the members and the President and Secretary (or their substitutes).
To reach an agreement, there must be the favourable vote of half plus one of the members of the Board of Directors attending the meeting.
The discussions and agreements made in the sessions, both ordinary and extraordinary of the Board of Directors, will be recorded in Minutes signed by the President and the Secretary.
Article 23.- The Board of Directors will have the following faculties and functions:
  1. Fulfilling the agreements of the General Assembly.
  2. Doing and managing the activities of the Club necessary for the development and achievement of the goals.
  3. Proposing general and specific action programs to the General Assembly and doing the ones already approved, letting the General Assembly know when they are met.
  4. Choosing the Secretary, Treasurer and Accountant of the Association among its members, as well as their substitutes.
  5. Presenting the budgets, balances, account liquidations and rate proposals for the approval of the General Assembly.
  6. Drawing up the annual report of activities to be approved by the General Assembly.
  7. Deciding in terms of collections and payment orders.
  8. Inspecting the accountancy and the collection and payment system, without prejudice of the Accountant and Treasurer’s facilities.
  9. Inspecting and looking after the normal performance of the services.
  10. Taking agreements relating to the hiring of goods and services, actions and power granting.
  11. Drawing up interesting reports and studies for the members.
  12. In case of emergency, taking decisions on mattesr belonging to the General Assembly, informing everyone in the first session held.
Article 24.- The President of the Club will be chosen and revoked in his mandate by the General Assembly and he will chair the Board of Directors and the General Assembly.
Article 25.- These are the functions of the President:
  1. Chairing the General Assembly and the Board of Directors.
  2. Leading the debates and the order of the meetings.
  3. Representing the Club, supplying contracts, granting powers and taking all kinds of actions, duly authorized by the Board of Directors.
  4. Writing an annual report of his actions and the General Assembly’s actions.
  5. Proposing the appointment of technical positions needed for the activities of the Club to the Board of Directors.
Article 26.- The Vice-President of the Club, chosen by the General Assembly, will be the Vice-President of the Assembly and of the Board of Directors.
He will replace the President when he is away and, in case of a vacant, he will be the President until a new election is produced.
Article 27.- The Secretary of the Club will record Minute of the meetings held by its bodies and he will be in charge of the staff and services.

TITLE IV.- Economic regime Article 28.- Avilés Business Club financial resources will be made up by:

  1. The membership fees.
  2. The donations and bequests received.
  3. The subsidies granted.
  4. The sale of goods and stocks.
  5. The incomes coming from the sale of publications and service provision.
  6. Any other resources in accordance with the legal regulations and statute rules.
The income and expense ordinary budget will be made for each economic activity, subject to the statute regulations.
Article 29.- The Board of Directors will set up the rules for the administration and accountancy, being the President the authorising officer.
The Accountant will have all the collection and payment documents and he will supervise the accountancy. The Treasurer will take care of preserving all the funds in accordance with the arrangements laid down by the Board of Directors and he will sign all the collection and payment documents of the Club.

TITLE V.- Club dissolution

Article 30.- Aviles Business Club will be dissolved when agreed by the General Assembly with the favourable vote of 2/3 of the members.
The dissolution agreement will establish where to allocate these goods, rights, facilities and services of the Club that may be left after looking at the outstanding obligations.
Article 31.- Unless otherwise agreed by the General Assembly, the members of the Board of Directors will act as liquidators.

TITLE VI.- Statute changes

Article 32.- These Statutes may be changed according to the General Assembly, with the favourable vote of 2/3 of the members.

The modification project shall be proposed, at least, by a third part of the members or by the Board of Directors and it will be sent to all the members of the Club at least 20 days in advance.

Presentación del Club de Empresas de Avilés

Foto de familia de los miembros del Avilés Club de Empresas, el día de la elección de la Junta

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