IFHB - Internationales Forum Historische Bürowelt e.V.
with headquarters in Köln.
The association sets itself the task to deal with all historical aspects of office technology and their social significance. This involves:
"Historische Bürowelt" as well as
"Historische Bürowelt - aktuell"
which cover the following fields with articles of a scientific and popular-scientific nature and all kind of news:
The association exclusively and directly pursues purposes for the benefit of the public as set out in the chapter "Tax purposes entitling the tax payer to tax relief" of the German tax law. Financial means can be used only for purposes in compliance with the rules. Committee membership is of honorary capacity and done free of charge. Members do not receive any financial contribution or profit shares of the association’s fund. No person or institution should be favoured by expenses which contradict the purposes of the association or which are disproportionally high.
The association comprises of the following bodies:
The Committee consists of four members with equal rights who are charged with the management of the association, the publication of the journals and auditing and accounting. The Committee nominates the managing President. The Board has a quorum if more than half of the board members are involved in the decision. In voting and elections within the Board, the managing President has double voting rights in the event of a tie. This does not apply to the election of the managing president.
The Committee is elected for two years by the General Meeting and by postal votes. Reelection is possible. The Committee is elected at the first ballot. Each member has up to three votes. Elected are the three persons who get the majority of votes, both postal and from members present at the General Meeting. A tie is decided by lot. An auditor, who is not a member of the Committee has to be elected by the members present at the General Meeting.
Up to three months before the General Meeting, the Committee has to ask all members to designate candidates for the election of the new Committee. The Committee has to be notified of the suggestions within a month, counting from the date on the letter.
The invitation to the General Meeting has to include the list of the proposed candidates who have agreed to stand for election.
The Committee has to present the following agenda at each General Meeting:
The Committee remains in office until the new Committee takes over.
The President or the Committee are not exempt from the statutes of § 181 BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch of Germany)
A written register of all decisions made at the meeting has to be kept and signed by a member of the Committee and a member of the association.
Dortmund, Germany, 14 April 2012