Bylaws

Name and Headquarters of the Association
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Article 1- Name of the Association: “THE SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED”.

Headquarters of the association is situated in ISTANBUL.

The Association may open branches abroad and within the country.

The Goal of the Association and The Procedure to be Conducted by The Association to Reach This Goal

 

Subjects, Methods & Field of Activity
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Article 2 - The association has been established with the aim of leading all orthopedically disabled people, especially disabled children and young people, to focus on providing treatment, support and education, and to be an individual who is integrated with the society through awareness of their families and society in general.

 

Subjects and Methods of Procedures to be Conducted by the Association 

1- To provide definition, make plans and establish policies about the orthopedically-handicapped.
 

2- To conduct research for the activation and development of its activities,
 

3- To organize training activities such as courses, seminars, conferences and panels, 
 

4- To issue newsletters and bulletins to distribute to newspapers, magazines, books and other members in order to provide all kinds of information, documents, documents and publications necessary for the realization of the purpose, to establish a documentation center, to announce their works,
 

5- To provide a healthy working environment for the realization of the purpose, to provide all kinds of technical tools and restorers, fixtures and stationery materials,

6- To carry out aid collection activities provided that necessary permissions are obtained and to accept donations from domestic and foreign countries,
 

7- To establish and operate economic, commercial and industrial enterprises in order to obtain the revenues needed for the realization of the purposes of the Charter,
 

8- To open clubs and social and cultural facilities and furnish these so that the members can make us of and spend their leisure times, 
 

9- To organize dinners, concerts, balls, theater performances, exhibitions, sports, excursions and entertaining activities for the development and maintenance of human relations between the members and to allow members to take advantage of such activities,
 

10- To purchase, sell, rent, lease, and establish the same rights on immovable properties that are needed for association activities,
 

11- To establish foundation or a federation or join an established federation if it is deemed necessary for the realization of the purpose; to establish the facilities that associations can open with the necessary permission,
 

12- To engage in international activities, to become a member of foreign associations or organizations and to cooperate with or help with projects,
 

13- To obtain financial assistance from associations of similar purposes, from workers’ and employers' unions and professional associations in order to realize the purpose of the association, and to provide financial assistance to the said institutions,
 

14- To carry out joint projects with the public institutions and organizations in the fields of their duties, without prejudice to the provisions of the Law No. 5072 on Associations and Foundations of Public Associations and Organizations, if deemed necessary for the realization of the purpose,
 

15- Establishing a fund in order to meet the necessities of the association members such as food, clothing and other goods and services in order to meet their short term loan needs,
 

16- To open branches and representative offices where it is deemed necessary,
 

17- To create platforms for realizing a common purpose with other associations or foundations, trade unions and similar non-governmental organizations in fields that are of interest to the association and not prohibited by law, 

 

Field of Activity of the Association
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The association operates in the social field. The association covers the orthopedically-handicapped and aims to solve problems by integrating with healthy individuals.

 

Right to Become a Member and Membership Process
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Article 3- Any natural or legal person who possesses a legal capacity and who accepts to work in this direction by adopting the purposes and principles of the association and who meets the conditions stipulated by the Legislation shall be entitled to be a member of this association. However, in order for foreign legal persons to become a member, they should have permission to reside in Turkey. This condition does not apply to honorary membership.

Membership application to be made in writing to the association chairperson shall be made in the form of acceptance or rejection of membership within maximum thirty days of the board of directors of the association and the result shall be communicated to the applicant in writing. The member whose application has been accepted is registered in the book to be kept for this purpose.

The actual members of the Association are those who are accepted as members by the board of directors upon their application to founders. Those who have provided substantial support to the association in material and spiritual terms can be accepted as honorary members with the decision of the board of directors.

When the association's branch is opened, the membership records of those registered at the association's center are transferred to the branches. New membership applications are made to the branch. Acceptance of the membership and deletion from membership are carried out by the branch management boards and notified to the Head Office in writing in maximum thirty days.  
 

Leaving Membership
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Article 4- Each member has the right to leave the association provided that they submit a written notification.

As soon as the resignation letter of the member is received by the board of directors, exit procedures are deemed to be completed. Leaving membership does not terminate the accumulated debts of the members of the association. 

 

Termination of the Membership
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Article 5- Conditions that requires termination of the association membership.

1- To breach the charter of the association,

2- To consistently avoid the duties assigned,

3- Failure to pay membership fees within six months despite written warnings,

4- Failure to comply with the decisions made by the bodies of the association.

5- Having lost membership conditions,

If any of the above situations is found, the membership may be terminated by decision of the board of directors.

Members who are leave or forced to leave the association are deleted from the member registry and can not claim rights to the association property.

Bodies of the Association



Article 6
Bodies of the association are as follows.

1-General assembly, 

2-Board of management,

3-Supervisory board,

 

Structure of the General Assembly of the Association, Meeting Intervals, Call for Meetings and Meeting Methods
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Article 7- The General Assembly is the most authoritative decision making body of the organization; it consists of the registered members of the association, the natural delegates of the branch and the delegates elected by the members registered in the branch. 

 

General assembly gathers together;

1-On regular intervals specified in this Charter,
 

2-When deemed necessary by the board of management or supervisory board, or within thirty days upon written request of the one fifth of the members of the association. 

The Ordinary General Assembly meets every three years, in the month of January, on the day and at the place to be determined by the board of directors. 

The general assembly is called by the board of directors to the meeting.

If the board of directors does not call for the general assembly meeting; upon the application of one of the members, the justice of the peace appoints three members to convene the general assembly.
 

Method for Calling
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The board of directors shall arrange a list of members who are entitled to attend the general assembly according to the association's charter. Members who are entitled to attend the General Assembly shall be invited to the meeting by being announced at least fifteen days in advance with day, time, place and agenda in a newspaper or by written or electronic mail. If the meeting can not be held due to the lack of majority, the date, time and place of the second meeting will be indicated. The period between the first meeting and the second meeting can not be less than seven days or more than sixty days.

If the meeting cannot be held for any reason other than the reason of holding the majority, it shall be communicated to the members in accordance with the call procedure for the first meeting, including the reasons for withdrawal. The second meeting must be held no later than six months after the date of withdrawal. The members are recalled to the second meeting according to the principles stated in the first paragraph.

The General Assembly meeting can not be canceled more than once.
 

Method of Meeting
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The General Assembly convenes with the participation of the majority of the members entitled to participate and three of the members in case of amendment of the charter and termination of the association; if the meeting is postponed due to the failure to meet the majority, no majority will be sought in the second meeting. However, the number of members attending this meeting can not be less than two times the total number of members of the board of directors and the supervisory board.

A list of the members who are entitled to attend the general meeting is available at the meeting place. Identification documents issued by the official authorities of the members who will enter the meeting place are checked by the members of the board of directors or the officials assigned by the board of directors. The members enter the meeting place by signing under their names in the list prepared by the board of directors.

If a sufficient number of meetings is provided, the situation is determined by a record and the meeting is opened by the chairman of the board of directors or one of the members of the board of directors to be appointed. If the number of meetings can not be reached, a minutes will be arranged by the board of directors.

After the opening ceremony, a chairman and a deputy chairman of the board of directors are elected to manage the meeting.

In the case of voting for the election of the organs of the association, voting members are required to show their identities to the council and to sign under their names on the list. 

The administration of the meeting and the provision of security belong to the chairperson. 

In the general assembly, only the items on the agenda are discussed. However, it is mandatory to include the subjects asked by one tenth of the members who are present at the meeting in writing.

Each member has one vote in the general assembly; the member has to vote personally. Honorary members may attend general meetings but can not vote. In the event that a legal entity is a member, the president of the legal entity or the representative appointed shall vote.

The issues discussed in the meeting and the decisions taken are written in a minutes and signed by both the chairman and the secretary.  At the end of the meeting, the minutes and other documents are delivered to the chairman of the board of directors. The chairman of the board is responsible for maintaining these documents and delivering them to the newly elected management board within seven days. 

Methods of Voting and Decision Making Procedures of the General Assembly
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Article 8-In the General Assembly, if the decision is not taken unanimously, the votes of the members of the board of directors and the supervisory board shall be voted by secret ballot and the other decisions shall be voted openly. Secret votes are the votes determined by the chairman of the meeting or by the casting of papers or ballots that have been cast by a member into a hollow vessel and made open after casting and voting.

In open voting, the method specified by the president of the general assembly shall be applied. 

Decisions of the General Assembly are taken by the absolute majority of the members who attend the meeting. As a matter of fact, the amendments to the charter and the dissolution of the association can only be taken by a two-thirds majority of the members present at the meeting. 
 

Decisions Taken Without A Meeting or Call
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Decisions taken with the written participation of all members together and the decisions taken by all the members of the association come together without complying with the calling procedure written in these regulations are valid. Such decisions do not replace the regular meeting.

 

Roles and Authorizations of the General Assembly
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Article 9-The following items are discussed and settled in the general assembly.    

1-Election of the bodies of the administration
 

2- Changing the association's charter, 
 

3- The discussion of the reports of the management and audit committees,
 

4- Discussion of the budget prepared by the board of directors, and accepting the budget 'as is' or with amendments,
 

5- The supervision of the other bodies of the association and, relieving the duties on reasonable grounds, if it is deemed necessary,
 

6- Examination of the objections against the decisions of the board of directors about the rejection of the membership or removal from membership, and concluding these objections,
 

7- Authorization of the board of directors to purchase the immovable properties required for the association or to sell existing immovable properties, 
 

8- Examination and approval 'as is' or with amendments of the regulations to be prepared regarding the operations of the association by the board of directors,
 

9- Determination of the amount to be paid to the non-executive chairman and members of the association management and supervisory boards and the amounts to be given to the members to be assigned for all kinds of appropriations, travel and compensation and association services,
 

10- Decision to join and leave the federation of the association,
 

11- Authorization of the board of directors to decide the opening of the association branches and the execution of the transactions related to the branch decided to be opened, 
 

12- Engagement of the association in the international activities; participation in or leaving foreign associations and institutions,
 

13- Establishing a foundation by the association,
 

14- Termination of the association,
 

15- Examination and concluding the other recommendations of the board of directors,
 

16- Execution of the operations which are not assigned to another body of the association and exercising the authorizations, as the most authoritative body of the association,
 

17- Performance of other operations stated in the legislation, concluded by the general assembly,
 
 

Organization, Roles & Authorities of the Board of Directors
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Article 10-The board of directors shall be elected by the general assembly as seven principal and five alternate members. 

The board of directors, at the first meeting after the election, decides the president, vice president, secretary, accounting officer and member by a decision of division of tasks.  

The board meets once a month, but can be called at any time, provided all members are notified. The meeting is held when one person more than the half of the total number of members is present. Decisions are taken with the absolute majority of the total number of members attending the meeting. 

If there is a vacancy due to resignation or other reasons in the original membership of the board, it is mandatory for the substitute members to call the relative of the substitute votes in the general assembly. 
 

Roles & Authorities of the Board of Directors
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The Board of Directors fulfills the following duties.

1- To represent the association or to authorize one of its own members or a third party,

2- To make transactions related to income and expense accounts and to prepare the budget for the next round and submit it to the general assembly,

3- Preparing the regulations related to association studies and presenting them to the approval of the general assembly,

4- To sell movable and immovable property belonging to the association, to build a building or a facility, to make a lease agreement, to establish pledge mortgages or the same rights for the association,

5- To ensure the execution of the procedures related to opening branches with the authorization granted by the general assembly,

6- To ensure the supervision of the association branches,

7- To ensure the opening of representative offices where necessary,

8- To implement the decisions taken by the general assembly,

9- To organize a report describing the operation of the association's business account table or the balance sheet and income table at the end of each activity year, and to present it to the general assembly when convened,

10- To ensure the implementation of the budget,

11- To decide whether to be a member of the Association or to be removed from membership,

12- To take all kinds of decisions and implement them within the authority to realize the purpose of the association,

13- To make other duties assigned to it by the legislation and to use the authorities,

14- On behalf of the Association, the Board of Directors is authorized to open check accounts and take check stubs from banks. The signature authority of checks and bills shall be valid with the signatures of at least two persons, including the president and the accounting officer of the association.

 

Organization, Roles & Authorities of the Supervisory Board
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Article 11-The supervisory board shall be elected by the general assembly as three principal and three alternate members. 

If there is a vacancy due to resignation or other reasons in the original membership of the supervisory board, it is mandatory for the substitute members to call the relative of the substitute votes in the general assembly.
 


Roles & Authorities of the Supervisory Board
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The supervisory board shall audit and examine whether the books, accounts and records are kept in compliance with the legislation and the association statutes, in accordance with the principles and procedures established in the association's rules, and within a period not exceeding one year, presents its results in the form of a report to the board of directors and to the general assembly when convened.

The supervisory board calls for the general assembly meeting, when required. 
 

Association’s Sources of Income
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Article 12-The association’s sources of income are as follows.

1- Membership fee: As the entrance fee, the members are charged TL 20; annual fee shall be TL 10 until the end of 2010 and starting from January 01, 2011, it shall be TL 20. To decrease or increase this amount is under the responsibility of the general assembly.
 

2- Branch fee: 50% of the member payments collected by the branches to cover the general expenses of the association are sent to the headquarters every six months,
 

3- Donations and grants that real and legal persons make in association with their will,
 

4- Income from activities such as tea and dinner meetings organized by the association, travel and entertainment, representation, concerts, sports contests and conferences,
 

5- Income derived from the assets of the association,
 

6- Donations and aids to be collected in accordance with the provisions of the legislation on aid collection,
 

7- Incomes earned from the business activities performed in order to supply the amount required for the realization of the association's goal,
 

8- Other incomes.        
 
 

Record-Keeping Principles and Procedures of the Association and Relevant Books
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Article 13-Principles for record-keeping;

Records are kept based on operating income account within the association. However, in the case of the overdue clause stated in Article 31 of the Regulation on Associations, the annual gross income is kept on the balance sheet basis from the following accounting period. 

If the balance sheet principle is applied, if it is deducted below the above mentioned limit in two accounting periods, it can be converted to the business account basis as of the following year. 

A book may be kept on the balance sheet basis with the decision of the board of directors irrespective of the above scale.

In the case of the opening of the business of the association, the book shall be kept for this business enterprise as well as in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Procedure Law.



Method of Recording
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The books and records of the association shall be kept in accordance with the principal and procedure specified in the Regulations of Associations. 


Books to be Kept
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The following books shall be kept by the association.

a) The books to be kept on the basis of the operating account and the principles to be followed are as follows:

1- Minute Book: The resolutions of the board of directors are written in this book in the order of date and number and the members participating in the six meetings are signed.
 

2- Member Registration Book: The identity information of the members who are members of the association, the dates of entry and exit of the association are processed in this book. Entrance and annual contributions amounts paid by members can be processed in this book.
 

3- Documentation Registration Book: The incoming and outgoing documents are recorded in this book with the date and the order number. The original copies of incoming documents and copies of outgoing documents are filed. Incoming or outgoing electronic mail is stored as printed. 
 

4- Inventory Book: The date of acquisition of the fixtures belonging to the association and the reduction in the number of the places that they are used or given and the period of their use are recorded in this book. 
 

5- Operation Account Book: Income and expenses incurred on behalf of the association are clearly and regularly handled in this book.
 

6- Receipt Registration Book: The serial and sequence numbers of the receipts, the names, surnames and signatures of the recipients and the dates they are sent and returned are handled in this book. 

b) The books to be kept on the basis of the balance sheet and the principles to be followed are as follows:

1- The books registered in sub-paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 6 of sub-clause (a) are also kept in the case of keeping a book on balance-sheet basis.

2- General Journal, General Ledger and Inventory Book: Keeping and registration method of these books is in accordance with the principles of the Tax Procedure Law and the General Communiques of Accounting System Implementation published in the light of the authorization granted to the Ministry of Finance by this Law.

Approval of the Books

The books, which are obligatory to be kept within the association, are approved by the directorate of provincial associations or the notary before they are started to be used. The use of these books is continued until the pages are finished and the books are not checked intermittently. However, the books kept on the basis of the balance sheet and the books with the form or continuous form leaf are obligatory to be re-certified every year in the last month before the year to be used.

Income Statement and Balance Sheet Arrangement
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In case of keeping records according to the basis of the operating account, "Operating Accounts Table" will be prepared at the end of the year (31 December) (as specified in the Regulations on Associations Regulation-16). If a book is kept on a balance sheet basis, the balance sheet and income statement shall be prepared at the end of the year (31 December) based on the General Communiques on Accounting System Implementation published by the Ministry of Finance.


Income and Expense Operations of the Association
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Article 14-Income and expense statements;

The revenues of the association are collected by the "Receipt" (an example is provided in the Association Regulation in ANNEX-17). If the proceeds of the association are collected via banks, the documents such as the receipt or statement of accounts issued by the bank will be used.

Association expenditures are made with expenditure documents such as invoices, retail sales receipts, self-employment receipts. However, for the payments within the scope of Article 94 of the Income Tax Law, a Note of Expenses shall be prepared for expenditures in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Procedures Code and for the payments not included in this scope (which is included in the Annex-13 of the Regulation on Associations) an Expense Voucher shall be arranged.

Deliveries of free goods and services to be made to individuals, institutions or organizations by the Association shall be made with the "In-kind Aid Delivery Certificate" (which is included in Appendix-14 of the Association Regulations). Free goods and service deliveries to be made by persons, institutions or organizations are accepted with the "In-Kind Aid Receipt Certificate" (which is included in the Annex-15 of the Regulation on Associations).


Receipts
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The "Receipt Documents" (in the form and size shown in Annex 17 of the Associations Regulation) to be used in the collection of the association revenues are printed by a printing house by the resolution of the board of directors. 

Activities regarding the printing and control of the receipts, receiving from the publishing house, recording into books, take-over between the former and new accounting officers and those who will collect the incomes on behalf of the association shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations on Associations.


Certificate of Authority
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The person(s) to collect incomes on behalf of the association shall be determined by the decision of the board of directors with a specified period of authorization. "Authorization Certificate" (including an example of the Associations Regulation Annex-19) containing the open identity, signature and photographs of the persons to collect income shall be issued by the Association in triplicate and approved by the chairman of the association's board of directors. A copy of the Certificate is given to associations units. Amendments to the authorization certificate shall be communicated to the associations unit within fifteen days by the chairman of the board of directors. 

Individuals who collect income on behalf of the Association may start collecting income only after a period of authorization documents issued to their names is given to the associations unit.

The use, renewal, prosecution and other matters of the authorization document shall be governed by the relevant provisions of the Regulation on Associations.


Storage Period of the Income & Expense Documents
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Except for the books, receipt documents, expenditure documents and other documents used by the association shall be kept for 5 years in accordance with the number and date order in the books they are registered with, except for the periods specified in special laws. 

Issuing Declaration
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Article 15- After the "Association Declaration" of the activities of the previous year and the results of the income and expense transactions by the end of the year (presented in Annex-21 of the Association Regulations) has been approved by the board of directors of the Association, the Association shall submit the relevant property to the administrative authority. 

Liability to Notify
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Article 16-Notices to be made to the civil authority;

Final Declaration of General Assembly
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Within 30 days following the ordinary or extraordinary general assembly meetings, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be notified to the relevant head of the relevant administrative authority by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Final Declaration of General Assembly" and the annexes to the administrative and supervisory boards and other bodies including the principal and substitute members (provided in Regulation of Associations Annex 3):

Upon the final declaration of the general assembly;

1- A copy of the minutes of the general assembly meeting signed by the chairman, vice-chairmen and secretary,
 

2- The new and old version of the constitutional amendments to the charter in case of amendments in the charter, and the last version of the charter of the association with each page,

are attached.


Declaration of the Immovables
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The immovables belonging the association shall be notified to the administrative authority of the municipality by filling in the "Immovable Property Notification" within thirty days from the registration of the property (presented in Appendix-26 of the Associations Regulation). 

Notice of Receipt of Aid Abroad

In the event that assistance is to be obtained from abroad, the Association shall fill in two copies of the "Notice of Receipt of Aid Abroad" (as specified in Annex-4 of the Association Regulations) before receiving the aid and notify the civil administration authority.

An example of a decision of the board of directors taken in order to obtain assistance from abroad, a protocol, contract and similar documents issued in this matter and a memo, extra and similar document for the account to which the aid is transferred is added to the notification form.

It is obligatory that the notification condition be fulfilled before the cash benefits can be collected and used by banks.

Notification on Joint Projects with Public Institutions and Organizations

The protocol and the sample of the project made in connection with the joint projects with the public institutions and organizations on the issues related to the duties of the association are added to the "Project Notification" (shown in ANNEX-23 of the Association Regulations) and given to the governorship of the place where the association center is located within one month following the protocol date.
 

Notifying the Amendments
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The amendments to the location of the association (as specified in ANNEX-24 of the Association Regulation) shall be notified to the civil authority within thirty days following the change by filling out the "Location Change Notification", and changes in the bodies of the association other than the general assembly (as specified in ANNEX-25 of the Associations Regulation) shall be notified by filling out the "Notification for the Change in the Bodies of the Organization". 

Amendments made in the association's charter shall be notified to the head of property administration in the annex of the general meeting's conclusion report within thirty days following the general meeting of the charter.

Internal Audit of the Association
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Article 17-Internal audits may be made by the general assembly, board of directors or the supervisory board of the association, or independent audit institutions may be authorized. The fact that the audits are conducted by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors or independent auditors does not remove the obligation of the supervisory board.

The audit committee shall conduct the audit of the assembly once a year at the latest. The general assembly or the board of directors may conduct audits when necessary or may authorize independent auditors.

Borrowing Procedures of the Association
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Article 18-The Association may incur debts upon the decision of the board of directors if it is needed to carry out its activities and to carry out its purpose. Such borrowing may be made in terms of the purchase of credited goods and services or in cash. However, this borrowing can not be made in a quantity that can not be covered by the sources of income of the association or in a way that may lead the association to suffer from difficulties of payment. 

Establishment of Association Branches
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Article 19-The Association may open branches by the decision of the General Assembly where necessary. For this purpose, the Founders Board of at least three persons authorized by the association’s board of directors shall give the branch establishment notification and the necessary documents stated in the Regulation of Associations to the highest administrative authority of the place to be opened.

 

Roles & Authorities of the Branches
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Article 20-Branches are the association's internal organization, which can not be a legal entity, has autonomous activities in line with the purposes and services of the Association, and is responsible for its duties and responsibilities, due to its receivables and debts arising from all its transactions.

Bodies of the Branches and the Provisions to be Imposed on the Branches
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Article 21- The bodies of a branch include the general assembly, the board of directors and the supervisory board.

The general assembly comprises of the registered members of the branch. The board of directors shall be elected by seven general and five reserves, and the supervisory board shall be elected by three general and three reserve members at the branch general assembly. 

The duties and authorities of these organs and other provisions relating to the association in this regulation shall also apply to the branch within the framework of the legislation.

Meeting Intervals of the Branches' General Assemblies and How to Represent the Headquarters' General Assembly

Article 22-Branches are obliged to complete their ordinary meeting at least two months before the general meeting of the general assembly.

The Ordinary General Assembly of the branches meets every three years, in the month of September, on the day and at the place to be determined by the board of directors of the branch. 

Branches must report an example of the general meeting's conclusion to the head of the property administration and the headquarters of the association within thirty days following the date of the meeting.

The branches are represented in the general assembly of headquarters as elective and natural delegates. Chairmans of the board of directors and supervisory boards of the branches as natural delegates, and (1) member per (20) registered members of the branch and one delegate if the remaining number of members is more than 10 or the total number of registered members is less than 20 as elective delegates shall have the right to participate in the general assembly of the headquarters, representing the branch. 

Delegates elected finally at the general assembly of the branch participate to the general assembly of the headquarters. Members of the headquarters board of directors and supervisory board participate in the headquarters general meeting but can not vote unless they are elected on behalf of the branch. 

Those who are in charge of the board of directors or supervisory board of the branches shall leave their positions at the branch when they are elected to the headquarters management or supervisory board.

 

Opening a Representation Office
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Article 23-The Association may open a representative office with the decision of the board of directors in order to carry out the activities of the association where deemed necessary. The address of the representative shall be notified in writing to the head of the property administration of the place by the person(s) appointed as the representative by decision of the board of directors. The representation office may not be represented in the General Assembly. Branches are not allowed to open representation offices.


How to Change the Charter
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Article 24-The regulation may be amended by the decision of the General Assembly. 

In order to be able to amend the charter in the general assembly, 2/3 majority of the members who are entitled to attend and vote at the general assembly are sought. If the meeting is postponed due to the failure to meet the majority, no majority will be sought in the second meeting. However, the number of members attending this meeting can not be less than two times the total number of members of the board of directors and the supervisory board.

The majority of decisions required for amendments to the charter are two-thirds of the votes of the members who attend the meeting and have the right to vote. In the general assembly, voting the amendment of the charter is made openly. 


Termination of the Association and the Liquidation of the Assets
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Article 25-The general assembly may always decide to terminate the association. 

In order to be able to discuss the termination in the general assembly, 2/3 majority of the members who are entitled to attend and vote at the general assembly are sought. If the meeting is postponed due to the failure to meet the majority, no majority will be sought in the second meeting. However, the number of members attending this meeting can not be less than two times the total number of members of the board of directors and the supervisory board.

The majority of decisions required for the termination decision are two-thirds of the votes of the members who attend the meeting and have the right to vote. In the general assembly, voting of the termination decision is made openly. 


Liquidation Procedures
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When a termination decision is taken by the general assembly, the liquidation of the money, property and rights of the association is made by the liquidation board composed of the members of the last board of directors. Such proceedings shall commence on the date of the receipt of the decision of the General Assembly relating to the termination or the termination thereof. In all operations within the liquidation period, the association "Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled in Liquidation" is used. 

The liquidation committee is responsible and authorized to complete the liquidation of the money, property and rights of the association from the beginning to the end in accordance with the legislation. This committee first examines the accounts of the association. During the examination, the books, receipts, expenditure documents, title deeds and bank records and other documents belonging to the association are identified and their assets and liabilities are recorded to a memorandum. During the liquidation proceedings, the members of the association are invited to the meeting and if any, the money is paid to the claims. In the event that the association is credited, the receivables are collected. All money, property and rights remaining after the collection of claims and the payment of debts are transferred to the place determined in the general assembly. In the General Assembly, if the place to transfer is not determined, the Mehmetçik Foundation transfers it to the date on which it is canceled.

All transactions relating to liquidation shall be indicated in the liquidation proceedings and the liquidation proceedings shall be completed within three months, excluding the additional periods granted based on a justifiable reason for the property administration authorities.

After the completion of liquidation and transfer of the money, property and rights of the association, it is obligatory that the liquidation committee notify the administrative authority of the place where the center of the association is located in seven days by the liquidation committee. 

It is the responsibility of the members of the last board of directors to keep the books and documents of the association as a liquidation committee. This duty can be conferred to a board of member, as well. These books and records must be kept for five years. 

 

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Article 26-The provisions of the Associations Law, the Turkish Civil Code and the Associations Regulations issued by these laws and other relevant legislation concerning the associations shall apply to the matters not specified in this regulation.

Article 27- The Board of Directors of the Association and the Supervisory Board are composed of the following persons.

 

Principal Members of the Board of Directors:

1-Kemal Demirel- Chairman

2- Murat Pekkol- Deputy Chairman

3-Çetin Yüksel- Secretary General

4- Melih Kayahan- Accounting Officer

5- Hüseyin Avni Kefeli- Board Member

6-Kadir Aydın- Social Affairs Manager

7- Ali Berber - Board Member

 

Principal Members of the Supervisory Board: 

1-  Hüseyin Gül

2-  Güler Kayahan

3-  Şahin Dirican

        

This charter comprises of 27 (twenty-seven) articles.

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