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Tikhonova (RUS) winner on the women's side!
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Constitution

The constitution of the Worldloppet Ski Federation

1.

Name of the Non-profit Association and Relations to Other Organisations

1.1

The name of the non-profit association (hereinafter the Association) is non-profit association Worldloppet Ski Federation (Mittetulundusühing Worldloppet Ski Federation – in Estonian).

1.2.

The non-profit association Worldloppet Ski Federation is a sovereign non-profit association that is independent of any other associations.

 

2.

Location and Financial Year of the Association

2.1.

The Association is located in the Republic of Estonia, City of Tartu.

2.2.

The financial year of the Association begins on April 1 and ends on March 31.

 

3.

Objectives of the Association

3.1.

The objectives of the Association are the following:

3.1.1.

To promote the popularity of cross-country skiing by organising quality long- distance popular races throughout the world.

3.1.2.

To recognise dedicated long distance cross-country skiers who have completed the required number of Worldloppet races during their lifetime and have become Worldloppet Masters.

3.1.3.

To encourage the elite cross-country skiers to participate in Worldloppet races.

3.1.4.

To promote friendship among skiers of different nations, thereby strengthening peace in the world.

3.1.5.

To annually determine, in conjunction with the International Ski Federation (FIS), the best long-distance cross-country skiers in the world.

3.1.6.

To grant trainee and/or sports scholarships to support the purposeful development of the Association.

3.2.

The Association shall achieve these objectives through the following:

3.2.1.

By supervising and co-ordinating provision of well-organised races to large numbers of participants of various ages and abilities by the Members of the Association.

3.2.2.

By selling Worldloppet passports to the skiers to be stamped for each completed race as a confirmation of the completion of the race and as an attractive memento of the race to each participant.

3.2.3.

By awarding Worldloppet Masters with medals of merit, in order to recognize that the skier has fulfilled all requirements to Worldloppet Masters.

 

4.

Membership, Admission of New Members, Membership Fee

4.1.

The Members of the Association shall be legal entities who organise long-distance cross-country races, applying a principle that only one Member per nation is admitted.

4.2.

The applicant shall be an organiser of a traditional long-distance cross-country skiing race in its country that has gained sufficient popularity among local skiers.

4.3.

New Members shall be admitted on the condition that they demonstrate as high standards in organising long-distance races as the founders, and do not have permanent financial difficulties.

4.4.

The Membership application and the annexes thereof provided for in the document "Worldloppet Rules and Regulations", approved by the General Meeting, shall be presented to the Secretary General.

4.5.

The General Meeting shall decide the acceptance of new Members.

4.6.

The Association shall have a one-time entry fee, the amount and terms of payment of which shall be laid down by the General Meeting.

4.7.

The General Meeting shall lay down the amount and terms of payment of the Membership fee for the next year.

 

5.

Departure from the Association

5.1.

Any Member of the Association shall have the right to leave the Association on the following conditions:

5.1.1.

After expiration of a term of two years for advance notice to the General Meeting (handing in one's written resignation to General Meeting) and settlement of potential debts to the association.

5.1.2.

Before the expiration of a term of two years for advance notice in case such proposal has been made by the Executive Committee and approved by the General Meeting.

 

6.

Exclusion from the Association

6.1.

A Member may be excluded from the Association with the resolution of the General Meeting for the following reasons:

6.1.1.

Upon failure to adhere to the Constitution.

6.1.2.

Upon causing significant damage to the reputation of the Association.

6.1.3.

Upon non-payment of the annual Membership fee for two years.

 

7.

Rights and Obligations of the Members

7.1.

A Member of the Association shall be entitled to:

7.1.1.

Participate in the activities of the Association in the manner provided for the present Constitution.

7.1.2.

Submit proposals and/or inquiries to the Management Board, Secretary General, Executive Committee and/or the General Meeting in the matters concerning the activities of the Association.

7.1.3.

Promote Worldloppet passports and symbolics.

7.2.

A Member of the Association shall be obliged to:

7.2.1

Adhere to the present Constitution.

7.2.2.

Pay entry and Membership fees in the amount and on the terms as specified in the Constitution.

7.2.3.

When organising Worldloppet long-distance cross-country skiing Member races, be guided by the "Worldloppet Rules and Regulations" and the rules established by the International Ski Federation, in case the latter are applicable to the Worldloppet race and are not at variance with the requirements laid down in the "Worldloppet Rules and Regulations".

 

8.

General Meeting and Calling of the General Meeting

8.1.

The General Meeting shall be the highest body of the Association. The Association shall hold one regular annual General Meeting, hereinafter referred to in this Constitution as the Annual General Meeting. Other general meetings of the Association shall be called Special General Meetings.

8.2.

The Full Members of the Association shall organise the Annual General Meeting in rotation.

8.3.

As a rule, the Annual General Meeting is held in June. The Full Members participating in an Annual General Meeting shall approve the country and proposed time of the Annual General Meeting to take place in two years' time by simple majority.

8.4.

The General Meeting is competent to adopt resolutions if at least two-thirds of the Full Members of the Association are present.

8.5.

Only Full Members and associate Members of the Association shall have the right to participate in the General Meeting.

Each Full Member of the Association shall have one vote.

8.6.

The General Meeting shall decide all matters concerning the management of the Association, which have not been placed in the competence of the Management Board, Secretary General or the Executive Committee by the present Constitution or law.

8.7.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting along with the exact time and location shall be given by the Secretary General (Management Board) at least 60 days in advance. The agenda approved by the Management Board shall be sent to all Members at least 30 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting.

8.8.

A Special General Meeting shall be called by the Secretary General (Management Board) at his/her discretion or if this is requested in writing by at least 1/10 of the Full Members of the Association. The Management Board shall give notice of the Special General Meeting to the Full Members at least 30 days in advance of the Special General Meeting.

 

9.

Competence of General Meeting

9.1.

The General Meeting is competent to:

9.1.1.

Admit new Members.

9.1.2.

Amend the Constitution.

9.1.3.

Adopt and amend the "Worldloppet Rules and Regulations".

9.1.4.

Establish the amount of the entry and Membership fees for the Association.

9.1.5

Decide on dissolution, merger and division of the Association, as well as decide upon proposal of the Executive Committee on foundation of a branch office of the Association - the Representative Office of Worldloppet Ski Federation.

9.1.6.

Approve of the reports of the Secretary General (Management Board) and the budgets.

9.1.7.

Evaluate the work of the Management Board (Secretary General).

9.1.8.

Remove and appoint the Secretary General and Members of the Management Board.

9.1.9.

Approve of the Members of the Executive Committee nominated by the regions.

9.1.10.

Approve departure from the Association.

9.1.11.

Exclude from the Association.

 

10.

Resolution of General Meeting

10.1.

A resolution of the General Meeting is adopted if at least two-thirds of the Full Members of the Association present at the meeting vote in favour.

10.2.

The resolution of dissolving the Association is adopted if over two-thirds of the Full Members present at the General Meeting are in favour.

 

11.

Amendments to the Constitution

11.1.

A resolution of amending the Constitution is adopted if over two-thirds of the Full Members present at the General Meeting are in favour.

11.2.

The resolution of altering the objective of the Association is adopted if all Full Members of the Association are in favour. The consent of the Full Members who were not present at the General Meeting shall be submitted in writing.

 

12.

Management Board and Secretary General

12.1.

Member(s) of the Management Board shall be elected by the General Meeting for a term of four years.

12.2.

The Management Board shall have one or two Members, one of whom shall ex officio be the Secretary General. In case the Management Board of the Association has two Members, the Secretary General shall be the Chairman of the Management Board. One Member of the Management Board shall by Law be a permanent resident of Estonia.

12.3.

The Secretary General shall be elected by the Annual General Meeting for a term of four years.

12.4.

The precise procedure for putting up candidates to the office of the Secretary General and electing the Secretary General is laid down in the "Worldloppet Rules and Regulations".

 

13.

Competence of the Management Board (Secretary General, in case the Management Board has only one Member):

13.1.

Hear the opinions and suggestions of the Executive Committee and implement its decisions.

13.2.

Set up working parties for dealing with and solving joint tasks and problems.

13.3.

Provide the Full Members of the Association with necessary information concerning management of the Association.

13.4.

Present annual account of the Association to the General Meeting for approval.

13.5.

Present the activity plan and draft budget for the coming year to the General Meeting for approval.

13.6.

Implement the resolutions of the General Meeting and manage the business of the Association.

13.7.

Manage the assets of the Association.

13.8.

Decide on which jobs shall be paid for, define salaries of the employees and decide on the payment of bonuses according to and not overcoming the budget.

13.9.

Perform other tasks, which are not placed within the competence of the Executive Committee or the General Meeting pursuant to the present Constitution or law.

13.10.

Make efforts for finding and contracting potential sponsors.

 

14.

Resolutions of the Management Board

14.1.

The Management Board is competent to adopt resolutions if over one-half of the Members of the Management Board are present at the meeting of the Management Board.

14.2.

A resolution of the Management Board is adopted with a majority of votes of the Members of the Management Board present at the meeting of the Management Board.

 

15.

Executive Committee

15.1.

The Executive Committee shall be set up for supervising, supporting and assisting the Secretary General (Management Board). 
The Executive Committee shall be an advisory body for the General Meeting.

15.2.

The Executive Committee shall have four Members who are not elected to the office but are appointed by the Full Members of the Association from the regions as follows:

  • One Member of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Full Member associations registered in the Scandinavian countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and other Members in that region);
  • One Member of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Full Member associations registered in the Central European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and other Members in that region);
  • One Member of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Full Member associations registered in the Eastern European countries (the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and other Members in that region);
  • One Member of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the Full Member associations registered in the overseas countries (USA, Canada, Australia and Japan and other Members from outside Europe).

15.3.

The Members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed for a term of four years. A principle is applied that changing of the Membership shall take place two years after the election of the Secretary General.

15.4.

The Executive Committee may propose to the General Meeting to found a branch office of the Association - the Representative Office of Worldloppet Ski Federation - to the country of residence of the elected Secretary General.

15.5.

The branch office of the Association - Representative Office of Worldloppet Ski Federation - shall not be an independent legal entity. The duration of activities of the Representative Office of Worldloppet Ski Federation shall be the duration of office of the elected Secretary General in the country of his residence.

15.6.

The managing bodies of the Representative Office of Worldloppet Ski Federation shall be the managing bodies of the Association (Secretary General, Management Board, Executive Committee and General Meeting), who fulfil their duties towards both, the branch office as well as Worldloppet Ski Federation, according to their power of authority.

 

16.

Supervision

16.1.

The General Meeting shall supervise the activities of the Secretary General, the Management Board and the Representative Office.

16.2.

The General Meeting may call for an audit to audit the financial activities of the Association.

 

17.

Assets of the Association

17.1.

The assets of the Association shall be composed of:

17.1.1.

Entry and Membership fees.

17.1.2.

Donations and grants having pecuniary value. The Association shall not be entitled to alter the purpose of any purpose-oriented donations and grants.

17.1.3.

Income gained in publishing and distributing publications of the Association and income gained in organising gainful events and other activities in compliance with the statutory objectives of the Association.

17.2.

The assets of the Association shall be managed, used and disposed of by the Management Board.

 

18.

Dissolution of the Association

18.1.

The Association shall be dissolved:

18.1.1.

Upon decrease of the number of Members of the Association to below three.

18.1.2.

Upon the inability of the General Meeting to elect the Secretary General.

18.1.3.

Upon the inability of the Association to execute its statutory objectives.

18.2.

Dissolution of the Association may always be decided by a resolution of the General Meeting.

 

19.

Distribution of Assets of the Association upon Dissolution

19.1.

After satisfaction of all claims of creditors and depositing the money, the remaining assets shall be transferred to any non-profit association that has similar statutory objectives. The Secretary General and the Executive Committee shall lay down the procedure for transferring the remaining assets.

 

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