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SAADET ÖĞRETMEN ASSOCIATION FOR STRUGGLE WITH CHILD ABUSE

Name of the Association
Article 1. Name of the Association is SAADET ÖĞRETMEN ASSOCIATION FOR STRUGGLE WITH CHILD ABUSE; short name is “UCIM”.

Headquarters and address of the Association
Article 2. Headquarters of the Association is MERSİN.
Address is Gazi Mah. 4. Cadde 1329 Sokak Mine Apt. K: 2 No: 5 Yenişehir-MERSİN.

Branch
Article 3. No branch of the Association will be established. The Association would appoint representatives in various provinces or districts upon decision of the Association’s Board of Directors. Branches or representatives do not have legal personality.

Purpose, Mission and Values of the Association
Article 4. Purpose of the Association is for securing the individual’s growth in a healthy manner in all phases of development beginning from the prenatal phase; protecting from and preventing any kind of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and any kind of neglect:

regarding “child abuse and neglect”

a) to obtain and generate knowledge with scientific methods,
b) to spread the information concerning prevention of child abuse and neglect,
c) to secure the medium that people working in fields related to children can convey their knowledge and experience to each other ,
d) where necessary, to provide consultancy to those working in fields related to children, concerning prevention of child abuse and neglect, healing of abused and neglected children,
e) in every complaint, case or legal act or proceeding filed, to be filed and pending in relation with child abuse, to provide legal aid to children suffering neglect and abuse, to follow their cases and proceedings, to help and support,
g) to file individual application in accordance with related articles of optional protocol concerning application procedures of the Convention on Children’s Rights published in the Official Gazette dated 03.04.2017,
f) to prepare and implement any kind of national or international social projects concerning its subject and purpose,
g) to open and operate any kind of physical and psychological diagnosis, identification and treatment centers and sheltering and rehabilitation centers related with child abuse.

The mission sentence of the Association is:
“CHILDREN WILL SPEAK OUT, UCIM WILL STAND BY THEM.”

Values of the Association are determined as:
Volunteering,
Gratuitous helpfulness,
Honesty,
Reliability and SAADET ÖĞRETMEN ASSOCIATION FOR STRUGGLE WITH CHILD ABUSE (UCIM) does not deal with politics.

Purpose of the Association cannot be against purposes of any official institution and/or establishment.

Activities of the Association
Article 5. For the realization of the purposes indicated in Article 4, the Association:

Organizes interdisciplinary congresses, conferences, seminars, educational studies and similar meetings concerning child abuse and neglect,
Makes publications concerning child abuse and neglect or secures cooperation with persons or establishments making publications in this field,
Supports studies and scientific researches related to child abuse and neglect,
In accordance with its purposes cooperates with national and international institutions and real and legal persons,
For the purpose of molding public opinion on prevention of child abuse and neglect cooperates with concerned institutions in order for benefiting mass media,
Provides consultancy, where necessary, to persons dealing with growth and educations of children and to those persons working in establishments serving in this field,
Cooperates with institutions protecting children’s rights,
Supports the child abuse victims in their complaints, prosecution and every legal work and proceedings, follows the relevant proceedings,
Where necessary, can establish commercial enterprises for achieving its purposes.

Activity subjects related to families
1. Informing
2. Psychological support
3. Legal aid and support
4. Rehabilitation
5. All kinds of other help

Activity subjects related to children
1. Informing, education, teaching
2. Physical and psychological diagnosis, identification, treatment and support
3. Legal aid and support
4. Rehabilitation
5. All kinds of other help

Field of Activity of the Association
Article 6. The Association performs activities in social field within country and abroad.

CHAPTER TWO

ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP, RIGHT TO BE MEMBER AND MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE
Right to be Member and Membership Transactions
Article 7. Three types of members can be admitted to the Association being, Voluntary Membership, Full Membership and Honorary Membership.

1) Volunteer Member: Are the natural persons having capacity to act, who adopt the Association’s By-Law.

2) Full Member: Being provisions of Article 9 reserved, are the founders of the Association and natural persons having the capacity to act and adopting the Association’s By-Law, having the right to vote and to be elected in the General Assembly, who, upon their application, are accepted to membership with the decision of the Board of Directors. The application for membership to be filed in writing to the chairmanship of the Association is decided upon either as acceptance to membership or rejection of the request by the board of directors of the Association within at most 30 days and the result is notified to the applicant in writing (e-mail-mail-SMS). The member whose application has been accepted is recorded in the member recordal book. It is not compulsory to indicate the reason to the applicant whose membership has been rejected.

3) Honorary Member: Those who provide significant support to the Association morally and materially can be accepted as honorary member by the decision of the board of directors.

Conditions for Admission to Membership
Article 8. For being a member of the Association, requirements are,
a) Being citizen of Republic of Turkey,
b) Meeting the conditions required by the Associations Act and other Laws and other conditions indicated in this By-Law,
c) Having no criminal record except negligent offenses
d) Affirmative result of the investigation made by the board of directors of the Association.

Obstacles for Admission to Membership
Article 9. In case of existence of one of the following situations, the request for admission to membership is rejected:
a. Even if the durations indicated in Article 53 of the Turkish Criminal code have lapsed; having been sentenced to more than two years imprisonment due to a crime committed deliberately or having been sentenced due to the crimes against the security of the state, against the constitutional structure and operation of such structure, against national defense, against state secrets, espionage, embezzlement, corruption, bribe, theft, fraud, forgery, abuse of trust, fraudulent bankruptcy, collusive tendering, collusion in performance of obligation, laundering the value of assets deriving from crime or smuggling,
b. Having criminal record for crimes other than negligent crimes
c. Having attitude and behavior known by environment to be not becoming the mission and purpose of the Association,
d. Being restricted by court decision.

Stepping out from membership
Article 10. Every member has the right to step out on condition of notifying in writing. Procedures for stepping out are deemed completed as soon as the resignation petition of the Member reaches the Board of Directors by e-mail/mail. Stepping out does not terminate the accumulated debts of the member to the Association. The Member stepping out cannot claim any right on the assets of the Association.

Dismissal from membership
Article 11. Those who:
a. Have been determined to act in breach of the By-Law or work against the Association according to the investigation made by the Disciplinary Board of the Association,
b. Have not paid the membership contribution within 6 months despite written warning,
c. Have not made correct declarations in the membership form,
d. Have not performed the duty given in accordance with the By-Law and internal regulations,
e. Have lost the membership conditions required by the laws and this By-Law,
f. Have behaved in breach of the By-Law of the Association, purpose and principles of the Association
g. Have continuously refrained from fulfilling the assigned duties,
h. Have not obeyed the decisions given by the organs of the Association
i. Have lost the conditions for being member
j. Have criminal records except negligent crimes are dismissed from membership by decision of the Board of Directors.

Those who are dismissed from membership cannot be re-admitted to membership. Dismissal from membership does not terminate the accumulated debts of the member towards the Association.

Those dismissed from or stepped out of the Association are removed from the member recordal book and cannot claim any right on the assets of the Association.

CHAPTER THREE

ORGANS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND THEIR ELECTION

Organs of the Association
Article 12. Following are the organs of the Association:
a) General Assembly of the Association
b) Board of Directors of the Association
c) Board of Auditors of the Association

I. General Assembly of the Association
Establishment
Article 13. General Assembly of the Association is the highest decision and auditing organ of the Association and is composed of full members recorded with the Association.

Duties
Article 14. Following are the issues to be discussed and decided upon by the General Assembly:
1. Electing the organs of the Association,
2. Amending the By-Law of the Association,
3. Discussing the budget and accepting it exactly or by amending it,
4. Deciding for the purchase or sale of the immovable property,
5. Admitting to membership of the Association,
6. Performing other duties necessitated by the Associations Act and relevant legislation and covered by this By-law,
7. Deciding for the termination and winding up of the Association,
8. Determining the amounts of payment to be made to the chairmen and members of the board of directors and board of auditors of the Association, who are not public servants and every kind of allowances, fares and compensations and daily fees and fares to be paid to members to be assigned to services of the Association,
9. Deciding for the Association’s participating in and stepping out from federation, ,
10. Association’s performing international activities, participating in and stepping out from associations and establishments abroad,
11. Association’s establishing a foundation,
12. Termination of the Association,
13. Examining and deciding upon other recommendations of the board of directors,
14. Performing other duties provided in legislation to be performed by general assembly,
General Assembly audits other organs of the Association and can discharge them any time on just grounds.

Ordinary Meeting
Article 15. General Assembly holds meeting once every three years in June upon invitation of the Board of Directors of the Association to discuss the items in its agenda.

Extra Ordinary Meeting
Article 16. Chairwoman of the Association, Board of Directors, Board of Auditors or one fifth of the full members of the Association can invite the General Assembly to Extra Ordinary Meting in cases they deem necessary. In such a case, upon written request General Assembly of the Association hold the extra ordinary meeting within thirty days, the latest.

Board of Directors is obliged to invite the General Assembly to extra ordinary meeting within thirty days the latest, upon the written request indicating the issues of discussion of the Board of Auditors or one fifth of the full members of the Association.

In case the Board of Directors does not invite the General Assembly to extra ordinary meeting within thirty days the latest, upon the written request of the Board of Auditors or one fifth of the full members of the Association, relevant provision of the Associations Act shall apply.

The principle of being bound by the agenda applies to the extra ordinary General Assembly.

Participating in the General Assembly
Article 17. Full members who had paid the previous year’s membership contributions can participate in the General Assembly. Each full member has one vote in the General Assembly.
Members cast their votes personally. Votes cannot be cast by proxy.

Invitation to General Assembly
Article 18. The Board of Directors arranges the list of the full members who are entitled to participate in the General Assembly in accordance with the By-Law of the Association.

General Assembly is invited to meeting by writing to the members to participate in the General Assembly, by messaging to the e-mail or communication number provided by the member, by announcing in the internet page of the Association or by using local publications, the place, hour and agenda of the ordinary General Assembly meeting and in case the sufficient quorum is not met for the first meeting the day, hour and place of the second meeting at least fifteen days before. In this invitation the day, hour and place of the second meeting if meeting is not held for the reason of not meeting the majority is indicated. The period between the day of the first meeting and the day of the second meeting cannot be less than one week, more than sixty days..

Meeting procedure, discussion and decision quorums of the General Assembly
Article 19. – General Assembly meetings shall be held in the place where the Headquarters of the Association is located or the place that the Board of Directors determines.

General Assembly hold meeting by participation of simple majority, in cases of amendment of the By-Law and termination of the Association, by participation of the two thirds of the members entitled to participate; in case the meeting is postponed due to failure in meeting the majority, majority shall not be sought in the second meeting. However, the number of members participating in this meeting cannot be less than two times the full number of the members of the boards of directors and auditors.

The list of the members entitled to participate in the General Assembly shall be kept ready in the place of meeting. Identity documents of the members to enter the place of meeting given by the official authorities shall be controlled by the members of the board of directors or persons to be authorized by the board of directors. Members shall enter into the meeting place by signing next to their names in the list prepared by the board of directors.

If the meeting quorum is met, the situation is determined by am minutes and the chairwoman of the board of directors or one of the members of the board of directors to be assigned by her opens the meeting. In case the meeting quorum is not met a minutes is also issued by the board of directors.

After the opening, the executive board is formed to administer the meeting by electing one chairman/chairwoman, sufficient number of vice-chairmen and clerks.

For votings for the election of organs of the Association, members to vote should submit their identity card to the executive board and fix their signature in the space next to their names in the list of participants.

Administration and providing security of the meeting belongs to the chairman/chairwoman of the executive board.

Only the issues existent in the agenda can be discussed in the General Assembly. However, it is compulsory to include in the agenda the issues discussion of which are requested in writing by one tenth of the participant members.

Every member has one vote in the general assembly; the member must cast his/her vote personally. Honorary members can participate in general assembly meetings, however they cannot vote. In case of membership of a legal person, the chairwoman of the board of directors of the legal person or the person to be with representation casts vote.

The issues discussed in the meeting and decisions taken shall be written in a minutes and jointly signed by the president of the executive board and clerks. At the end of the meeting the minutes and other documentation are delivered to the chairwoman of the board of directors. Chairwoman of the board of directors is responsible for protection of these documents and delivery thereof to the newly elected board of directors within seven days.

The procedure for voting and decision making at the General Assembly
Article 20. Unless otherwise is decided, voting at the General Assembly is done openly. In the open voting, the method to be determined by the president of the General Assembly is applied. In case of secret voting, the papers sealed by the president of the meeting or ballots, after completion of the voting action, are placed in an empty container by the members and after completion of the voting open breakdown is made and the result is determined. Decisions of the General Assembly are taken by the simple majority of the participant members.

Decisions taken without meeting or invitation
Article 21. Decisions taken by written participation of all members without gathering and the decisions taken by gathering of entirety of the members of the Association without observing the invitation procedure written in this By-Law are valid. Decision-making in this way does not substitute the ordinary meeting.

II. Board of Directors of the Association
Establishment
Article 22. Board of Directors of the Association is composed of 7 full members and 5 substitute members.

The Board of Directors, with the decision it shall take in its first meeting after the election shall make the division of tasks and determine the chairwoman, vice chairman/chairwoman, general secretary, bookkeeper and the member.

In case a vacancy occurs in the full membership of the Board of Directors due to resignation or other reasons, it is compulsory that the substitute members are called for duty according to the rank of the majority of votes they received in the General Assembly.

Duties and Powers of the Board of Directors
Article 23. Board of Directors fulfills the following aspects:

1. Representing the Association or authorizing one or more of its members in this regard,

2. Making the transactions regarding the calculation of income and expenditure and preparing the budget for the next term and presenting it to the general assembly,

3. Preparing the regulations related to the studies of the Association and presenting them for approval of the general assembly,

4. with the power given by the general assembly, purchasing immovable property, selling movable and immovable property belonging to the Association, having constructed building or facility, entering into lease contract, having established pledge, hypothec or real rights in favor of the Association,

5. Having opened representative offices in places deemed necessary,

6. Implementation the decisions taken at the general assembly,

7. At the end of each activity year drawing up operating account statement or balance and income statement of the Association and report explaining the studies of the board of directors and presenting the same to the general assembly when it meets,

8. Securing the implementation of the budget,

9. Deciding upon admission of members in the Association and dismissal of members.

10. Making an implementing every kind of decision for realization of the purpose of the Association,

11. Intervening in, filing requests for participation in every kind of lawsuits and litigation related to child abuse, pursuing the lawsuits, determining and appointing the attorney or attorneys to represent the Association in the lawsuits,

13. Establishing centers and villages for preventing abuse and rehabilitation,

12. Performing the duties and using the posers given to it by legislation,

III. Board of Auditors of the Association

Establishment Duties and Powers of the Board of Auditors
Article 24. Board of Auditors is elected by general assembly as three full, three substitute members.

In case of vacancy in full membership of the board of directors due to resignation or other reasons, it is compulsory to call for duty the substitute members considering the order of majority of the votes received in the general assembly.
Duties and Powers of the Board of Auditors
Article 25. Board of auditors audits in accordance with the principles and procedures and in intervals not exceeding one year whether the Association operates in accordance with the purpose indicated in its by-law and subjects of study indicated to be performed for realization of the purpose, whether books, accounts and records are kept in accordance with the legislation and the By-Laws of the Association and it presents the audit results as a report to the board of directors and to the general assembly when it meets.

Board of Auditors can request invitation of the general assembly to meeting when necessary.
CHAPTER FOUR

COMPULSORY BOOKS AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Revenue sources of the Association
Article 26. Following are the sources of revenue of the Association:
a. Membership contribution,
b. Education and project revenues,
c. Donations and aids to be made by real and legal persons and national and international institutions (aids to be made in kind an in cash for realization of the purpose),
d. Revenues of social and cultural activities,
e. Bank interests and bonuses,
f. Revenues obtained from assets of the Association exiting and that can be purchased for realization of the purpose,
g. Revenues obtained from activities organized by the Association such as tea and diner parties, trips, entertainment, stage plays, concerts, sports contests and conferences,
h. Donations and aids to be gathered in accordance with legislation concerning gathering of aids,
i. Gains from commercial activities performed by the Association in order to obtain the revenue that it needs to realize its purpose,
j. National and international funds pertaining to social responsibility projects,
k. Other revenues to be obtained from other sources permitted by laws,
l. Revenues derived from assets of the Association.

The maximum amount that can exist in the safe of the Association is indicated every year in the budget. Money cannot be drawn from the bank for meeting the expenses without signature of two of the members decided by the board of directors. First chairman/chairwoman or second chairman/chairwoman or treasurer signs on drawing money or decision for making the necessary payments. In lack of decision of the board of directors payment and commitment cannot be made. All the expenses made shall be documented.

Amount of membership contribution
Article 27. No contribution for admission to Association is collected.

Amount of the membership contribution is 10 (ten) TL per month. Membership contributions are collected by hand, by wire transfer to bank account and by deduction from credit card. Subsequent year’s membership contribution is determined and announced by the board of directors until the end of each year.

Students, housewives and members without regular income are not obliged to pay membership contribution.

Collection of Receivables of the Association
Article 28. It is among the duties of the board of directors to prosecute under civil law provisions for the collection of the membership contributions and other debts of a member having left the Association for whatever reason accrued until the date of leaving.

The Principle and Procedure of the Association on Book Keeping and Books to be Kept
Article 29. Principles of book keeping;

Books are kept at the Association in accordance with operation account method. However, in case the annual gross revenue exceeds the limit foreseen in Article 31 of the Associations Regulation, books shall be kept on balance sheet basis beginning from the subsequent account term.

In case the balance sheet basis is adopted, if in two consecutive account term the above-mentioned limit is not met, operation account method can be re-adopted beginning from the subsequent year.

Notwithstanding the above- mentioned limit, books can be kept on balance sheet basis upon decision of the board of directors.

In case the Association opens commercial enterprise, separately books are kept in accordance with provisions of Tax Procedural Law for such commercial enterprise.

Recordal procedure
Article 30. Books and records of the Association are kept in compliance with the procedure and principles indicated in Associations Regulations.

Books to be Kept and Book Keeping Procedure
Article 31. Following books are kept by the Association.

A. The books to be kept and principles to be observed on operation account method are the following:
1. Decision Book: Decisions of the Board of Directors are written in this book in order of date and number of decision and decisions are signed by the members participating in the meeting.

2. Member Recordal Book: Identity information of those admitted to the Association as member, date of admission to and stepping out of the Association are recorded in this book. The amounts of admission and membership contributions paid by the members can be recorded in this book.

3. Document recordal book: The incoming and outgoing documents are recorded in this book with the order of date and sequence. Originals of the incoming documents and copies of outgoing document are folded. Documents incoming or outgoing via electronic mail are saved by printing them out.

4. Operation Account Book: The revenues obtained and expenses made in the name of the Association are recorded in this book explicitly and regularly.

5. Receipt Document Recordal Book: Serial and sequence numbers of the receipt documents, name, surname and signatures of persons receiving or returning these documents and the date of receipt and return are recorded in this book.

6. Plant Ledger: Date and way of obtainment of the inventory belonging to the Association, the places they are used in or given and delisting of those use period of which have expired are recorded in this book.

7. It is not compulsory to keep Receipt Document Recordal Book and Plant Ledger.

B. The books to be kept and principles to be observed on balance sheet basis are the following:
1. Documents written in sub-paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of paragraph (A) are also kept for book keeping on balance sheet basis.

2. General Journal and General Ledger: Procedure of keeping these books and method of recordal are done in accordance with the principles of Tax Procedural Law and the Implementation General Communiqués on Accounting System published on the basis of the authorization given by this Law to the Ministry of Finance.

Certification of the Books
Article 32. Compulsory books to be kept by the Association (except the General Ledger) are certified, before their use starts, by the provincial directorate of associations or notary. These books are used until their pages full and interim certification of the books is not done. However, it is compulsory to have re-certified every year the General Journal kept on balance sheet basis in the last month preceding to the year it will be used.

Issuance of Income Statement and Balance Sheet
Article 33. In case of book keeping on operation account method, ‘Operation Account Statement’ is issued at year ends (31 December) (given in Annex 16 of the Associations Regulation). In case of book keeping on balance sheet basis, balance sheet and income statement are issued at year ends taking as basis Implementation General Communiqués on Accounting System published by Ministry of Finance.

Revenue and Expense Transactions of the Association
Article 34. Income and expense documents:

Incomes of the Association are collected with the “Receipt Document” (sample of which is given in Annex 17 of the Associations Regulation). In case of collection of revenues of the Association through banks, documents such as receipts or statements of account issued by the bank are regarded as receipt document.

Expenses of the Association are made against expense documents such as invoice, sales slip, self-employed invoice. However, for the payments of the Association within the scope of Article 94 of Income Tax Law, note of expense in accordance with the provision of Tax Procedural Law; for its payments not within said scope documents such as “Expense Receipt” (a sample of which is given in Annex 13 of the Associations Regulation) or “Bank Receipt” are used as expense documents.

Free-of-charge delivery of goods and services by the Association to persons, establishments or institutions is made with “Aid in Kind Delivery Document” (sample of which is given in Annex 14 of the Associations Regulation). Free-of-charge delivery of goods and services to the Association by persons, establishments and institutions are accepted with “Donation in Kind Receipt Document” (sample of which is given in Annex 15 of Associations Regulation).

These documents are printed as binders in the shape and dimensions shown in Annex 13, Annex 14, and Annex 15, bearing consecutive series and sequence number composed of self-carbon fifty main and fifty counterfoil pages or as forms or continuous forms to be printed via electronic systems and writing machines. Documents to be printed as from or continuous form must bear the indicated qualifications.

Receipt Document

“Receipt Documents” (in shape and dimensions given in Annex 17 of the Associations Regulation) to be used in collection of the Association’s revenues are printed by printing house upon decision of the board of directors.

For matters concerning printing, control, taking over from the print house, recordal in the book, assignment and taking over transfer between the previous and new treasurers of the receipt documents, and concerning use of such receipt documents by the person or persons to collect revenues with the receipt document in the name of the Association and submission of the collected revenues relevant provisions of the Associations Regulation shall be accorded.

Certificate of Authorization

Except full members of the board of directors, person or persons to collect revenues in the name of the Association are determined by decision of the board of directors by indicating the period of authorization. “Certificate of Authorization” (as given in Annex 19 of the Associations Regulation) which bears the explicit identity, signature and photograph of those persons to collect revenues shall be issued by the Association in two counterparts and approved by the chairwoman of the board of directors. Full members of the board of directors can collect revenue without certificate of authority.

Duration of the Certificates of Authority is determined by the board of directors as maximum one year. Expired certificates of authority are renewed in accordance with paragraph one. In cases such as expiration of the certificate of authority or resignation, death, dismissal of the person in the name of whom the certificate of authority was issued, submission within one week of the issued certificates of authority to the board of directors is compulsory. In addition, authorization to collect revenue can be cancelled any time by the decision of the board of directors.

The period of saving of revenue and expense documents

Except the books, the documents of receipt, expense document and other documents used by the Association are saved for 5 years observing the order of number and date in the book they are recorded, provided that the periods foreseen in special laws are reserved.

Filing of declaration
Article 35. “Association Declaration” (as given in Annex 21 of the Associations Regulation) concerning the results as of the year end of the revenue and expense transactions and activities of the previous year shall be filled in by the board of directors and submitted by the chairwoman of the Association to the local authority within the first four months of each calendar year.

CHAPTER FIVE
LAST PROVISIONS

Obligation of declaration

Article 36. Declarations to the local authority:

Result Declaration of the General Assembly
Within the thirty days following the ordinary and extra ordinary general assembly meetings Result Declaration of the General Assembly (as given in the Annex 3 of the Associations Regulation) including the full and substitute members elected for boards of directors and auditors and other boards is submitted to the local authority. In case of amendment of the By-law in the general assembly meeting, minutes of the general assembly meeting, previous and new versions of the amended articles of the by-law, last version of the by-law each page of which is signed by the simple majority of the members of the board of directors are submitted to the local authority as an annex to a petition within the period mentioned in this paragraph.

Declaration of the immovables
The immovable acquired by the Association are declared to the local authority by filling in the Immovable Property Declaration (as given in Annex 26 of the Associations Declaration) within thirty days from the registration in the land registry.

Declaration of Receipt of Aid from Abroad
In case the Association is to receive aid from abroad, before receipt of the aid “Declaration of Receipt from Abroad” (given in Annex 14 of the Associations Regulation) shall be filled in and submitted to the local authority.

Aid in cash must be received through banks and the condition of submitting the declaration must be fulfilled before use.

Declaration of the Changes
Change in the residence of the Association shall be notified to the local authority by filling in the “Declaration for the Change in Residence” (given in Annex 24 of the Association Regulation); changes in the organs of the Association except general assembly meeting by filling in “Declaration for Change in Organs” (given in Annex 25 of the Associations Regulation), within thirty days following the change.

Changes in the By-law of the Association shall be submitted to the local authority as annexed to the Result Declaration of the General Assembly within thirty days following the general assembly meeting in which the change had been made.

Opening Representative office
Article 37. The Association can open representative offices to run the activities of the Association in places it deems suitable by decision of the board of directors. The address of the representative office shall be declared in writing to the local authority by the person or persons assigned as representatives by the decision of the board of directors Representative office is not represented in the general assembly of the Association.

Internal Auditing of the Association
Article 38. Internal audit can be performed by the general assembly, board of directors or board of auditors as well as independent auditing institutions. Performance of the audit by general assembly, board of director or the independent institution does not extinguish the obligation of the board of auditors.
Audit of the Association is performed by the Board of Auditors once in a year, the latest.
General assembly and the board of directors can audit or have the audit done by independent auditing institutions in cases deemed necessary.

Borrowing Procedures of the Association
Article 39. The Association can incur debt, in case it is required to realize its purpose and run its activities by the decision of the board of directors. This indebtedness can be realized either as credit purchase of property or services or in cash. However, such indebtedness cannot be in a manner unaffordable with the revenue sources of the Association or to put the Association in financial difficulty.

Method of Amending the By-Law
Article 40. The By-Law can be amended by decision of the General Assembly.

For amending the By-law in the General Assembly 2/3 majority of the members entitled to participate in the general assembly is sought. In case of postponement of the meeting due to failure in meeting the majority, majority is not sought in the second meeting. However, the number of the members participating in this meeting cannot be less than two times the full number of the members of the boards of directors and auditors.

The decision quorum for change of the By-Law is the 2/3 of the members participating in the meeting wand having the right to vote. Voting for change of the By-law is made by open voting at the general assembly.

Termination of the Association and Procedure for Liquidation of its Assets
Article 41. The general assembly can decide for termination of the Association any time.
For discussion of termination in the general assembly 2/3 majority of the members entitled to participate in the general assembly is sought. In case the meeting is postponed due to failure in meeting the majority, same majority is sought in the second meeting as well.

The decision quorum required for making the decision for termination is the 2/3 of the votes of the members participating in the meeting and entitled to vote. Voting for termination decision is made openly at the general assembly.

Liquidation Transactions
Article 42. In case the termination decision is taken by the general Assembly, liquidation of the Association’s money, assets and rights is performed by the board of liquidation composed of the members of the last board of directors. These transactions are initiated on the date the general assembly decision of termination is taken or expiration status is finalized. In all transactions within the liquidation period the wording “SAADET ÖĞRETMEN ASSOCIATION FOR STRUGGLE WITH CHILD ABUSE in Liquidation” is used in the title of the Association.

The Board of liquidation is charged with and authorized to complete from the beginning till the end the liquidation transactions of the Association’s money, assets and rights in accordance with the legislation. This Board firstly examines the accounts of the Association. During the examination books, documents of receipt, documents of expense, records of land registry and banks and other documents are determined and assets and obligations of the Association are written in a minutes. During the liquidation transactions, creditors of the Association are invited and if exist, assets of the Association are converted into money and creditors are paid. In case the Association is creditor, receivables are collected. After collection of the receivables and payment of debts, all remaining money, assets and rights are transferred to the place determined in the general assembly. In case the place of transfer is not determined in the general assembly, they shall be transferred to the association in the province of the Association which is closest to its purpose and which has the highest number of members at the date of termination.

All transactions concerning the liquidation are shown in the liquidation minutes and liquidation transactions are concluded within three months save the additional durations granted by the local administrative authority due to just reasons.

Following the completion of the liquidation and transfer of the money, assets and rights of the Association, it is compulsory for the board of liquidation to declare with a petition the situation to the administrative authority of the place where the headquarters of the Association is located and to annex the liquidation minutes to said letter.

Members of the last board of directors, with the title of board of liquidation, are obliged to save the books and documents of the association. This duty can be assigned to one member of the board of directors. The duration of saving these books and document is five years.

Missing Provision
Article 43. For subjects not indicated in this By-law, Associations Law, Turkish Civil Code and Associations Regulation enacted with reference to these Laws and provisions of other relevant legislation related to associations apply.

Present Board of Directors
Article 44. Members of the present Board of Directors who shall represent the Association and carry out the work and transactions related to the Association until the formation of the subsequent board of directors are indicated below.


PRESENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
1. SAADET ÖZKAN
Chairwoman
2. YÜCEL CEYLAN
Vice-Chairman
3. ÇIĞIR BALSEÇEN
General Secretary
4. OZAN KILINÇ
Treasurer
5.REMZİ EFE YAŞA
Member
6. MEHMET BAKAY
Member
7. BURCU DÜZEN
Member

Present By-Law is composed of 44 (forty four) articles.