of Sportclub Siegelbach e. V.
§ 1 Name, registered office and legal form
(1) As a registered association, the club bears the name “Sportclub Siegelbach e.V.” and is based in Kaiserslautern-Siegelbach. The club is a member of the Southwest German Football Association, the Palatinate Sports Association and the Palatinate Gymnastics Association and thus the German Gymnastics Association.
(2) The financial year of SC Siegelbach e.V. is the same as the calendar year.
§ 2 Validity of the statutes and regulations of the DFB
(1) The current version of the statutes and regulations of the DFB are directly binding for the club and its members. These material provisions or organizational and competence regulations are the rules established by the DFB as the responsible sports association and thus generally recognized in German football.
(2) The clubs in the women’s Bundesliga are members of their state and / or regional association, which in turn are members of the DFB as the umbrella association. Due to the provisions on the relevance of the DFB statutes and DFB regulations in the statutes of the state and regional association and the direct or indirect affiliation of the club to the state and / or regional association, the DFB statutes and the DFB regulations are in particular the game rules with the implementing provisions to be issued and the legal and procedural regulations – as well as the regional association statutes and the regional association regulations binding for the clubs, insofar as they relate to the use of the club facility for the women’s Bundesliga, the activity in use as well as sanctions and violations of the usage regulations and the exclusion refer to the use. This also applies to the decisions against the DFB bodies and DFB representatives vis-à-vis the clubs, in particular insofar as club sanctions are imposed in accordance with Section 43 of the DFB statutes. The club submits to the club authority of the DFB, the state and / or regional association, which is exercised through the aforementioned regulations and body decisions including the sanctions.
(3) Submission to the club’s authority of the DFB also takes place so that violations of the above-mentioned provisions and decisions can be prosecuted and punished by sanctions.
(4) Paragraphs 1-3 only apply to the soccer department.
§ 3 Purpose and tasks
(1) The purpose and task of the club is the athletic training of its members. The club pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of
Section “tax-privileged purposes” of the tax code.
(2) The club is selflessly active. It does not pursue any commercial purposes and is politically and ideologically neutral.
(3) The club’s funds may only be used for statutory purposes; the members do not receive any benefits from the club’s funds. No person may be favored by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the club or by disproportionately high remuneration.
§ 4 Membership
(1) Club members can be natural or legal persons.
(2) The application for admission must be sent in writing using the appropriate form to the association, which will decide on the application for admission. Children and young people under 18 years of age require the written consent of their legal representatives.
(3) People who have made special contributions to the association can be appointed honorary members by the general assembly. The requirements for appointment as an honorary member are: 70 years old in the year of appointment and member of the association for 50 years. Honorary members are exempt from paying membership fees.
(4) Membership administration takes place with the help of IT. The personal data contained in the application for membership are stored, processed and only forwarded for association and insurance purposes within the framework of member administration in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.
(5) Up-to-date articles of association are to be handed over to each new member upon request.
§ 5 Termination of Membership
(1) Membership ends:

• by death

• by exit

• by exclusion for an important reason

• by dissolving the association
(2) Voluntary resignation takes place through a written declaration; this is only to be sent to the currently valid official postal address (see website for address)
A termination is generally only permitted at the end of a quarter with a notice period of one month.
(3) Membership can be terminated at the proposal of the board by resolution of the committee:

a. if the member is in arrears with the payment of the membership fee despite two reminders and three months have passed since the second reminder.

b. if the member has moved to the unknown without informing the board of the new address and is in arrears with the payment of the membership fee.

c. in the event of a violation of obligations as a member of the association

d. in the event of a violation of criminal law

e. in the event of damage to the association

§ 6 Legal remedies
Appeals against the refusal of admission (§4) and against all punitive measures (§5) are permitted. This must be submitted to the chairman within one month. The general assembly decides on the objection. Membership in the association is suspended until the final decision.

§ 7 Rights and duties of members
(1) The members have the right to take part in the events of the association and to make use of its facilities. The members are expected to take an interest in the life of the association, promote its work and prevent damage to its reputation, its aspirations and its assets.
(2) Members over 16 years of age have a seat and vote in the general assembly as well as active, members over 18 years also passive right to vote for the offices of the association.
(3) The members are obliged to pay the fixed membership fees as well as any levies. The membership fee is collected in advance.
(4) The member is personally liable for damage that a member intentionally culpably causes.
This also applies to grossly negligent behavior.
§ 8 Organs of the association
(1) The organs of the association are:

• The general meeting

• The committee

• The board of directors
(2) The members of the board of directors, the committee and the auditors are elected for a period of two years.
(3) Re-election is generally permitted. The auditors may not be on the committee.

§ 9 General meeting
(1) The General Meeting is the supreme body of the Association. It has the following tasks:

• Receipt of the annual reports and the annual accounts

• Discharge from the board of directors

• Election of the board of directors, the committee members and the auditors

• Confirmation from the department head

• Election of the youth football department head

• Resolution on matters relating to the Articles of Association

• Determination of membership fees and any levies

• Decision-making on property and other most important matters

• Awarding honorary memberships

• Dissolution of the association.

• Motions to §6 (legal remedies)
(2) The ordinary general assembly meets annually in the first half of the calendar year. Extraordinary general assemblies are called by the board of directors if necessary or if the committee or at least a quarter of the active voters request them in writing, stating the reason.
(3) The general meeting is called by the chairman or his deputy. The invitation must be made at least 3 weeks in advance by posting it in the club’s showcases and publishing it on the SC Siegelbach website (info). Applications must be submitted in writing to the board at least 2 weeks before the general meeting, otherwise they can only be dealt with if the urgency is recognized by the general meeting.
Motions to amend the Articles of Association cannot be treated as urgent motions.

(4) The general meeting is chaired by the chairman or his deputy. It has a quorum regardless of the number of members present.
(5) Resolutions are passed with a simple majority of votes. In the event of a tie, an application is considered rejected. Abstentions count as votes not cast. Changes to the statutes can only be decided with a majority of 2/3 of those who are actively eligible to vote.
(6) The election of the association’s organs is basically secret. If there is only one proposal for an office, the election takes place by acclamation, unless the person to be elected or at least ten active voters apply for a secret ballot. En-bloc voting is permitted.
(7) Minutes are to be made of the resolutions, which are to be signed by the chairman or his deputy as well as the secretary.
§ 10 Association committee
(1) The association committee consists of:

• the board of directors

• the press attendant

• the property manager

• the amusement manager

• the department heads

• 6 Assessors
(2) The association committee has the following tasks:

• Decision-making on the annual budget

• Consultations and resolutions on current association affairs, including real estate and financial matters

• At the proposal of the board of directors, resolution to terminate membership according to § 5

• Proposal for awarding honorary memberships

• Awarding of club honors

• Issuing special regulations
(3) The association committee is convened in writing by the chairman or his deputy, at least once a quarter.
§ 11 Board of Directors
The board consists of:

• 1st chairman

• 2nd deputy chairman

• cashier

• Secretary

• Member administrator
Legal transactions are only binding for the association within the approved budget. In the internal relationship, the approval of the association committee is required for legal transactions of more than EUR 1,500.00.
The board of directors is responsible for all affairs of the association as long as they are not assigned to another body by statute. Allocation of tasks and procedures within the board of directors are regulated by a business distribution plan, which the board of directors is responsible for drawing up.
§ 12 Legal Representation
The association is represented in and out of court by the first chairman or the deputy chairman. Each of the two has sole power of representation. In the internal relationship with the association, it is determined that the deputy chairman can only represent if the first chairman is prevented from doing so.
In the absence / prevention of the 1. and The deputy chairperson is as follows:

– cashier
– Secretary
– Member administrator

Each of you has sole power of representation for the period.

In the event of the departure of functionaries, the board and committee can appoint and appoint substitute members, who then have to be confirmed in a later general meeting.

§ 13 Responsibilities
(1) The responsibilities of the board of directors and the committee are defined by paragraphs 9 and 10 para. (2) regulated.
(2) The treasurer prepares the budget and the annual accounts and manages the association’s cash operations.
(3) The secretary takes minutes and prepares the minutes of the meetings, which are also to be signed by the chairperson of the respective meetings.
(4) The member administration takes care of all personal matters of the association members. The following tasks have to be completed:

• Registration of new members

• Change of member data

• Collection of contributions

• Contribution repayment

• Invoicing for contribution

• Processing of return debits
(5) The heads of the departments are elected in the relevant department assembly. They manage the practice and competition operations of their departments and support the press attendant, the property attendant and the entertainment attendant in completing their tasks. A protocol is to be made of the election.
(6) The press officer coordinates the association’s public relations work.
(7) The property manager coordinates the repair work on the club’s premises and buildings as well as other structural measures.
(8) The entertainment warden coordinates the non-sporting events.
(9) Sports events in a department are the responsibility of the respective department.

§ 14 Liability
Volunteer board members and other agents are only liable to the association for damage that they are responsible for in the performance of their voluntary work for willful intent and gross negligence. Insofar as claims for damages by third parties are asserted against them from their work for the association, the association exempts them if they are not responsible for either intent or gross negligence.
§ 15 Dissolution of the Association
(1) The dissolution of the association can only be decided by a general meeting specially called for this purpose with a majority of 3/4 of those present who are entitled to vote.
(2) In the event of the dissolution of the association or if tax-privileged purposes no longer apply, the association’s assets fall to the local community of Kaiserslautern-Siegelbach for the purpose of promoting sport

Kaiserslautern, April 24th, 2015

Heinrich Graf

1. Chairman