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General

Turun Auskultantit ry is the association of the subject teacher students of the University of Turku. 

The goal of the association is to take care of the teacher trainees’ trusteeship, to develop and to maintain relations to the most important cooperation partners and strengthen the relations between students over the subject limits.

Bylaws

§1 The name of the association is Turun auskultantit.

§2 The place of domicile of the association is the city of Turku.

§3 The purpose of the association is to supervise the teacher trainees’ professional, legal and social interests and to develop the teaching practice in every way.

§4 To realise its purpose, the association
* makes propositions and initiatives to the authorities and to the trade unions of education.
* co-operates with other associations with similar objectives.
* organises negotiations and informs the teacher trainees.

§5 The association may accept assistance and donations and use them to organise fundraisers, parties and other recreational events with the permission of the donor.

§6 Members of the association shall be enrolled students at the University of Turku and they must accept the purpose of the association, follow its bylaws and be accepted as members by the executive board. The executive board may accept a person or a legitimate association as supporting members who support the association financially or in another way. The supporting members pay the annual membership fee determined by the association. In order to be able to enjoy the benefits provided by the association, members have to pay the membership fee. A member who wants to resign from the association shall communicate the decision to the executive board or its chairperson in writing or communicate the decision orally in a meeting of the association so that it can be recorded in the minutes. If a member has neglected his/her duties or if his/her conduct in the association or outside it has considerably complicated the work of the association, he/she may be removed from office by the executive board. The person under consideration shall be given an opportunity to complain about the decision to the executive board with a letter of complaint within 14 days after receiving the decision of dismissal.

§7 Membership fee shall be determined annually in the election meeting of the association.

§8 The executive board is the highest decision-making body of the association. The election meeting shall be held between September 1st and October 14th. The annual meeting shall be held between November 15th and December 31st. An additional meeting shall be held if the executive board deems it necessary or if 1/10 of the membership demands it for discussing a predetermined matter. A meeting is convened by e-mail and by an invitation in the home page of the association at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting. An additional meeting demanded by the membership will be held within a month from the proposal. Each member of the association in entitled to participate and vote in the meetings. The executive board may also allow people from outside the association to participate and speak in the meeting. Majority rule is used except in matters mentioned in 15 §. If the votes are even, the chairperson makes the choice, except in elections where ballot is used.

§9 In the election meeting of the association the following matters shall be discussed:
1. A chairperson, a secretary, two scrutinizers of the minutes and counters of votes shall be elected for the meeting.
2. The legality of the meeting shall be stated.
3. The membership fee and the time of payment shall be approved.
4. A chairperson, ordinary and deputy members shall be elected for a year.
5. Two auditors and their substitutes shall be elected for a year.
6. Other matters proposed by the executive board shall be discussed.
7. Matters proposed by the membership shall be discussed.

In the annual meeting of the association the following matters shall be discussed:
1. A chairperson, a secretary, two scrutinizers of the minutes and counters of votes shall be elected for the meeting.
2. The legality of the meeting shall be stated.
3. The annual and financial reports and the auditors’ statement shall be read and the financial report shall be approved.
4. The formal approval of actions for the executive board and those other accountable shall be made.
5. The action plan and the budget of the association shall be confirmed.
6. Other matters proposed by the executive board shall be discussed.
7. Matters proposed by the membership shall be discussed.

§10 The matters concerning the association are taken care of by the executive board, which is elected for a year and which consists of a chairperson, six ordinary members and three deputy members. The executive board elects a vice-chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer among themselves. The chairperson or the vice-chairperson summons a meeting. The executive board has quorum when at least four members are present and a written or oral invitation has been sent to everyone. Single majority makes the decisions. The executive board
*manages the execution of the decisions made in the meetings.
* prepares the agenda of the meetings.
* maintains the membership register.
* takes care of the financial and other matters of the association.
* takes measures if required.

§11 The accounting period of the association takes place between October 15th and October 14th. The executive board must balance the books at least twenty-one (21) days before the annual meeting and give them to the auditors who have to return them with statements fourteen (14) days before the annual meeting.

§12 The chairperson and the vice-chairperson hold the authority to sign the name of the association together or either one shares the authority with the secretary or the treasurer.

§13 The decisions made by the association come into effect immediately unless it has been decided otherwise in the meeting or unless the associations act determines otherwise.

§14 In addition to the bylaws of the association the regulations of the associations act shall govern the association.

§15 These bylaws may be amended or the association may be dissolved by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the association present in a meeting.

§16 If the association decides to resign, its remaining funds must be used for developing the teaching practice of the domicile of the association in a way determined in the last meeting.