1 Name and Headquarters
“Anava Foundation“ is a society according to article 60 ff. of the civilian code of law of Switzerland, based in Thun.
The foundation is politically neutral and independent.
The foundation aims to support and promote the hospital project “Anava Hospital” in the rural district of Mokokchung in Nagaland, India. The main purpose of the hospital is to complement the local medical facilities with affordable, modern, operative and diagnostic services. High quality, considerate and safe medicine, based on Christian values, will become accessible for the poor of the region.
At the same time, the foundation will provide a platform for an international medical exchange. This should enable western professionals to gain work experience and at the same time provide training for local staff in evidence-based empathetic medicine.
The long-term objective will be the self-sufficiency of the hospital. Thereafter the foundation can attend to other medical or humanitarian projects.
The funds are comprised of donations, membership-fees and contributions of any kind.
The financial year coincides with the calendar year.
Any individual or legal body who supports the purpose of the foundation can become a member. Membership admission can be sought at any time and must be applied for directly to the board. The board decides on the acceptance of its members.
4.1 Termination of membership
Membership of individuals naturally terminates in the case of death; that of legal bodies terminates with loss of legal position.
Other than that, a written resignation addressed to the Executive Committee can be handed in at the end of each year, given one months’ notice.
A member can be excluded by the board without reason at any given time. The exclusion will be recorded in the board’s report.
5 Bodies of the Foundation
These are the following foundation bodies:
- The General Assembly
- The Executive Committee/Board
6 The General Assembly
The General Assembly is the most important body of the foundation. An ordinary general meeting will be held on a yearly basis.
The Executive Committee can invite members to an extra ordinary meeting if need be. Similarly a meeting can be held if it is requested by a minimum of 20% of the members.
The following responsibilities are given to the General Assembly:
- Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
- Modification of the statutes
- Election of the Executive Committee and the Chairman
- Approval of the annual account and the budget
- Enactment of regulations
- Passing a resolution with regard to the dissolution of the foundation
- Setting of the membership dues
- Decisions on matters that the foundation is entitled to
Every regular General Assembly constitutes a quorum. It is led by the Chairman or his/her deputy. Minutes are kept of the resolutions passed at the assembly.
Every member has one vote at the assembly. Decisions of a General Meeting require a simple majority of the votes of the Full members present or represented. In the event of a tie, the Chairman has the casting vote.
Resolutions with regard to the dissolution of the foundation or the modification of the statutes must be based on an absolute majority of the votes.
7 The Executive Committee /Board of Directors
The board comprises of at least three members, who are elected for two consecutive years. Re-election is possible. The board constitutes itself.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation in accordance with the constitution and the decisions of the Annual General Meeting and represents the foundation outwardly. The Board instructs and designates persons authorized to represent the Foundation, and lays down details of their signatory powers.
Board-meetings are held according to necessity and can be summoned by any board member. Minutes of each board-meeting are kept. Resolutions are made based on a majority of votes. In the event of a tie, the Chairman has the casting vote.
The funds and assets of the foundation are solely liable to the foundation’s binding obligations, the personal liability of the members is excluded.
9 Fiscal year
The fiscal year of the foundation shall correspond with the calendar year.
10 Dissolution of the Foundation
Should the foundation be dissolved, the General Assembly decides the employment of the liquidation procedure. However, the profit and capital would be compelled to be turned over to a tax-exempted legal body based in Switzerland with a charitable purpose.
11 Entry into force of the statutes
These statutes have been accepted and implemented according to the inaugural meeting of the 30/09/2016.