Constitution dated 1982
Please see Original French Costitution for offical Statutes
The New World Theatre Club (NWTC) A.S.B.L.
I. Name, Seat and Aim
Art. 1. The association is called the New World Theatre Club (NWTC) asbl.
Art. 2. The seat is established in Luxembourg at a point designated by the Committee.
Art. 3. The aim of the Club is to promote all forms of Anglophone theatrical activity.
II. Members and Honorary Members
Art. 4. The minimum number of Members is 5.
Art. 5. Anyone who wishes to be, and agrees to accept the constitution and the decisions of the Committee, is eligible to be a Member. Membership is certified by a copy of a bank virement or a receipt issued by the Club. Anyone who wishes to be, and agrees to accept the constitution and the decisions of the Committee about their membership, is eligible to be an Honorary Member. However Honorary Members do not have any of the voting rights of Ordinary Members.
Art. 6. Membership is lost by:
a) a letter of resignation to the Committee;
b) not paying membership dues within 3 months of their due date;
c) expulsion for serious reasons given by the Committee and approved by a General Meeting.
III. General Meetings
Art. 7. A General Meeting will be held each year in June. A meeting can also be convened by the Committee or, within a month, on the request of 20% of the membership.
Art. 8. The quorum for a General Meeting to take place is 15% of ordinary members.
Art. 9. Members must be informed by post about General Meetings, two weeks in advance. The mailing must include the agenda. Resolutions which are not on the agenda can only be considered if two-thirds of the members present at the General Meeting agree to vote on them. This excludes cases expressly regulated by the law of 21 April 1928.
Art. 10. All members may be represented at a General Meeting by another member with written authorisation. No member may represent more than one absent member.
Art. 11. The decisions of the General Meeting will be brought to the attention of Members and others by individual letter or by the press.
IV. The Committee
Art. 12. The Club is administered by a Committee of between 5 and 15 members, chosen at a General Meeting and holding their position until the next General Meeting. Retiring Committee Members can be reappointed. The General Meeting must also approve the choice of an auditor, whose mandate expires at the next General Meeting, but who can be reappointed. If there are vacancies, the committee can re-place members provisionally until the next General Meeting. It can also co-opt members as long as the total number of committee members does not exceed the maximum given above.
Art. 13. The Committee will choose a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer from amongst its members. It will establish internal procedures to ensure that it’s work proceeds smoothly.
Art. 14. The Committee holds all the powers for the administration and management of the Club not expressly reserved to the General Assembly by law or by statute. In this framework, the Committee can in particular unilaterally sign contracts and dispose of the goods and assets of the Club, confer such powers on others of its choice, members or non-members, and take legal action to either protect or defend the Club’s rights. The signatures of two Committee members are needed to commit the Club in this way.
Art. 15. The annual subscription, which must not exceed 2.000 luf*, will be fixed by the General Meeting.
Art. 16. The Committee will present the accounts annually to the General Meeting for its approval.
Art. 17. If the Club is dissolved the General Meeting will decide what is to happen to its assets, giving preference to activities connected to its aims.
18. Everything which is not covered by the provisions above is governed by the law of 21 April 1928 regulating asbls, a copy of which is available to all members.
*€1=40.3399 luf set on January 1, 1999
2.000 luf = €49.57
The regulations governing asbls is extensive, complicated, and written in French. The most important provisions of these regulations are however available (in a rough translation) in English.