Art. 1 Name, residency, and the motto
Name: Centrum Mandala o.s. (hereafter the “centre”)
Residency: Loosova 356/13, 638 00, Brno
The Motto: “Mandala is the crossroad of art, wisdom of the Eastern philosophies, and today’s modern world.”
Art. 2 Status of the centre
The centre is voluntary, independent, and its members are brought together by a shared interest.
The centre acts as a legal body and it has not been founded for the reasons of profit.
Art. 3 The goals of the centre
The main goal
Centrum Mandala is a voluntary association and it is open to everybody. Its main goals are; personal development of young people, members and non-members and helping with overcoming difficult life situations.
The centre meets its goals trough the following activities and services
The centre offers help to people in need especially, trough connecting them and bringing them together, so that a supporting web of social relations can be made. The centre plans its program in such a way, so that anybody who is interested can get involved and still be respected for his or her individuality. All the programs are focused mainly on increasing the sense of self-worth, on integration into the society, and on improvement of the quality of all the aspects of life. It is for these reasons that the centre develops co-operation with specialized institutions, educational facilities, health care facilities, local authorities or state administration as well as other non-profit organizations and businesses whose politics is in alignment with the philosophy and the goals of the centre. Programs offered by the centre are based on long-term activities or short-term workshops, supporting all the general aims. Occasionally the centre organizes social, cultural, educational, and entertaining events as well as cultural productions, exhibitions, and displays, presenting its activities to the public, spreading and reinforcing the community awareness among the city’s population. The activities of the centre are also presented on the official website. Secondary activities of the centre include gift and souvenir crafting.
The maternal centre
One of the projects of the centre is building an open meeting space for mothers, other family relatives, and their children, regardless their age, social background or ethnicity. Based on this idea the centre focuses on running a maternal centre, organizing courses for children, maternal health and child health programs. The maternal centre offers support, education, therapy, and relaxation. It works as a bridge between giving and getting professional knowledge about upbringing, health, and psychology of family life among professionals and young families with children or mothers-to-be.
The target group
The centre offers space for meetings, self-discovery, and self-fulfillment especially to individuals on parental leave, to those who provide home-care for a loved one, to people without a stable job, and disabled people. Individuals interested in personal development are also the center’s target group as well as high school and university students who would like to gain some experience in voluntary social work.
Art. 4 Membership
Any physical person above the age of 18 who agrees with the regulations and goals of the association can become a member.
The membership is endorsed:
After the member is accepted by the centre Board based on a written application
On the same day the member has been accepted
Based on a written membership record issued by the centre Board
The membership is terminated by:
Member’s resignation based on a written application submitted to the centre Board
Death of the member
Membership cancellation based on a violation of general or internal regulations and on the resolution of the General Assembly
Abolishment of the association
Art. 5 Member’s rights and obligations
Members of the centre have the right to:
Join member’s meetings, General Assemblies, and centre Board meetings
Vote for center's authorities
Be voted for center’s authorities
Pronounce their complaints to center’s authorities and ask for explanations
Members are obliged to:
Follow the regulations of the centre
Care for good reputation and interests of the centre
Art. 6 Authorities of the centre
The authorities of the centre are:
Art. 7 General Assembly
The General Assembly is the highest authority of the centre
The General Assembly is formed by all the members of the centre
The General Assembly is convened as needed however, at least once a year. The first General Assembly meeting is convened by the preparatory committee 1 month after the establishment of the association the latest. The Board has to convene a meeting of the General Assembly if at least half of the members of the association wish so. Similarly, the General Assembly meeting can be convened by any of the members based of a request of at least half of the members.
Every member has a single vote. All the votes of all the members are equal.
The General Assembly makes decision based on voting. A decision is endorsed only after the agreement of the bare majority of the present members. The decision about regulation changes or the abolition of the association is accepted after it has been voted for by at least two thirds of all members of the association.
The General Assembly is able to make resolutions only with an absolute majority of all the members present.
Activities of the General Assembly
Makes resolutions about the changes in the regulations of the association
Endorses the goals of the centre for specific time-frames, annual reports of the association, budgets, and annual economic balances.
Votes for the members of the Board and for the Auditor
Makes resolutions about the number of members in the Board
Makes resolutions about canceling the memberships of the members
Makes resolutions about abolishing the centre
Makes resolutions about using the abolition balance after the abolition of the centre
Art. 8 Centre Board
The centre Board is the executive authority of the centre and it is liable to the General Assembly. The Board is in charge of the activities of the centre in between the meetings of the General Assembly.
The centre Board membership is terminated by voting at the General Assembly meeting based on the suggestion of one of the members.
The Board consists of at least 3 members who have been voted by the General Assembly for a 3-year office term, also repeatedly.
The centre Board is convened at least 4 times a year by the Head Manager or by the Deputy Manager in case of his or her absence.
The centre Board is able to make resolutions only with an absolute majority of all of its members present and the resolution must be accepted by an absolute majority of all members present. In case the General Assembly is repeatedly convened at least two times in 5 months time and it is not able to make resolutions the centre Board takes over its competences.
Activities of the centre Board:
Co-ordinates the activities of the centre
Convenes the General Assembly
Processes the materials for General Assembly resolutions
Makes resolutions about accepting a new member of the centre
Art. 9 Head Manager
The Head Manager is a statutory authority of the centre, he or she executes the resolutions of the centre Board and deputizes the centre for the public. He or she negotiates by the name of the centre, accepts employees, and makes resolutions about everyday agenda of the centre. The extension of the Head Manager competences is determined by the centre Board.
The Head Manager is elected by the centre Board for a 3-year office term, also repeatedly.
The Head Manager is responsible for executing the resolutions of the centre Board, accounting evidence, and a smooth functioning of the association.
The Head Manager prepares materials for the centre Board and General Assembly meetings.
Art. 10 Deputy Manager
The Deputy Manager is a statutory authority of the centre, he or she executes the resolutions of the centre Board and deputizes the centre for the public. He or she negotiates by the name of the centre and makes resolutions about everyday agenda of the centre.
The Deputy Manager is elected by the centre Board for a 3-year office term, also repeatedly.
The extension of the Deputy Manager competences is determined by the centre Board.
Art. 11 Rules for the economic management
The association manages both corporeal and estates property
The property of the center is managed in reliance with all the current legal regulations
The means for all the centre’s activities come from:
Gifts and donations from legal and physical persons
Grants and subsidies
Income from public budgets and private resources
The centre Board is responsible for the economic management of the centre and it delivers an economic report to the General Assembly, including the accounting balance, once a year.
The economic management of the centre is based on the annual budget endorsed by the General Assembly.
Art. 12 Abolition of the association
The center is abolished by a resolution of at least two thirds of the General Assembly members.
In case of bankruptcy the General Assembly establishes a bankruptcy committee which, in reliance with all the current legal obligations, makes a resolution about the propriety of the centre.
Art. 13 Final dispositions
Based on the resolution of the General Assembly the centre can issue organizational and procedural rules for the centre.
Based on the goals of its activities the center is entitled to address the state administration with petitions.