Momentum’s articles of association

Adopted at national meeting 8. May 2021, in line with requirements from BufDir , regulated in regulations on grants to organizations for the disabled .

Chapter 1: Name, purpose, membership and structure

§ 1: Name

The organization’s name is MOMENTUM – The Association for amputees, dysmelists and orthosis users.

§ 2: Purpose

Momentum is an interest association for amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users, their relatives and other interested parties.

The association is nationwide, party politically and religiously independent and autonomous in all its decisions.

Momentum seeks to help amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users and their relatives experience the greatest possible joy of life, activity and their own mastery through inspiration, information and motivation.

Momentum will, through peer work, social policy work, education, information, support for research, seek to improve the medical, social and economic conditions for amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users, their relatives and other interested parties.

§ 3: Membership

The majority of the organization’s members shall consist of amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users and their relatives.

Children under the age of 15 are represented by their parents.

Households consisting of an amputee, dysmelist, orthosis user and / or one or more household members can sign up as a family member. Organizations and companies can be admitted as company members.

Other interested parties can be admitted as personal members.

A unanimous executive board may appoint a person who has rendered Momentum particularly large services as an honorary member. Honorary members do not pay dues.

§ 4: Contingent

The membership fee is determined by the national meeting on the recommendation of the main board .

§ 5: The organization’s form of structure

Chapter 2: National Assembly

§ 6: General

The national meeting is Momentum’s highest authority.

The ordinary national meeting is held every other year before the end of the year and the main board notifies the regional teams of the time and place within two months before the date of the national meeting.

The regional teams elect national assembly delegates and deputies at their annual meetings. Matters that are to be considered at the National Assembly must be received by the Executive Board no later than six weeks before the date of the National Assembly.

The Executive Board makes the agenda and documents to be considered at the national meeting available no later than 4 weeks before the national meeting is held.

The individual member may not submit matters directly to the national assembly.

§ 7: Composition and delegates

The national meeting consists of elected delegates from the regional teams and members of the main board. These have the right to speak and vote. Other members can attend as observers.

The representation is calculated as follows:

The regional teams appoint two delegates per. regional teams, which are elected at the regional teams’ annual meetings. The majority of the delegates shall consist of amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users and / or their relatives.

Only members who have paid the membership fee can be delegates at the national meeting.

The regional teams shall send an overview of their elected delegates and deputies to the Executive Board no later than 8 weeks before the National Assembly.

§ 8: Agenda

In ordinary national meetings, only the matters mentioned in the notice are dealt with.

The agenda for the national meeting has the following content:

  • Opening, including approval of the delegates’ powers of attorney.
  • Constitution, including election of
    • A meeting chair
    • Two meeting secretaries
    • Two voting delegates who shall sign the minutes together with the chair of the meeting and the secretary
    • Counting corps of three members.
  • Approval of the agenda.
  • The board’s annual report.
  • Audited accounts.
  • Processing of articles of association.
  • Individual cases promoted by or through the Executive Board.
  • Program and action plan.
  • Contingent determination
  • Budget for the coming period
  • Choice of
    • Chairman of the Board
    • Deputy Chairman
    • Board members
  • Nomination Committee. Leader is elected separately.
  • Accountant

§ 9: Voting

Decisions in the national assembly are made by a simple majority unless otherwise decided.

If the matter does not receive a majority, the matter is decided by the Executive Board’s double vote.

In the event of a continued tie, re-election will take place. If the case does not receive a majority, the case is sent to the Executive Board for consideration.

§ 10: Nomination

The regional teams send proposals for candidates for positions of trust in the main board to the nomination committee no later than the first of January the same year as the National Assembly.

The Nomination Committee nominates the candidates the Nomination Committee deems best suited to the Board.

The nomination committee’s recommendation shall be sent to the Executive Board no later than 8 weeks before the national meeting.

The recommendation is sent to the national assembly delegates together with the notice and the case documents.

The National Assembly may, by bench proposal, propose candidates other than those nominated.

These must be approved by the relevant regional team before the candidate can be proposed for the national meeting.

§ 11: Extraordinary national meeting

An extraordinary national meeting shall be convened with at least one month’s notice when the majority of the members of the Executive Board or the majority of the regional teams make demands to this effect.

In an extraordinary national meeting, only the matters mentioned in the notice are dealt with.

The present proposals must be included in the notice or in a document that is attached to the notice.

All members have the right to attend, but only the members and delegates of the Executive Board have the right to speak and vote.

The delegates shall be the same as were delegates at the last ordinary National Meeting.

§ 12: Protocol

The minutes from the national meeting are made available to the national meeting delegates and regional teams no later than 14 days after the end of the national meeting.

Chapter 3: Executive board and committee

§ 13: Composition

The main board shall consist of the chairman of the board, deputy chairman, a minimum of 3 board members and 2 deputies.

When electing to the Executive Board, distribution by geography, gender and age shall, if possible, be taken into account. The majority of the Executive Board shall be amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users and / or their relatives.

The person elected to the board must be a counting member and have paid a membership fee.

Corporate members are not counting members and cannot be elected to the Executive Board, nor do they have the right to vote.

Selection:

A committee consists of the number of members required for the respective committee, however, a minimum chair and a committee member. The committee may itself appoint members when necessary.

§ 14: Responsibility of the Executive Board

The Executive Board leads the organization and is the highest authority between the national meetings. The Executive Board has a quorum when a minimum of 3 Executive Board members are present.

§ 15: Signature and powers of attorney

In financial matters, the person responsible for finance and the chairman of the board have the right to sign jointly.

In all other cases, the chairman of the board and the board authorizing the right to sign together.

In the case of bank payments, the administrative secretary and one board member are given registration access to the online bank.

The finance manager and the chairman of the board can approve payments separately but do not have access to register payments at the same time.

Chapter 4: Regional Law

§ 16: Name

Momentum “region” – The association for amputees, dysmelists and orthosis users.

A regional team can consist of one or more regions, and can have several local activity managers.

Members of the organization have the right to establish a regional team if it is approved by the Executive Board.

Members who are part of an existing regional team can establish a new regional team if the matter is discussed at the annual meeting or extraordinary annual meeting of the affected current regional teams and achieves at least 2/3 majority of the voting members present, and it is approved by the Executive Board.

§ 17: Work area

The regional teams’ areas of work must at all times be described in the association’s action plan. In addition, the regions themselves can prepare a work program / action plan that is adapted to the conditions in their own region.

§18: The regional team’s annual meeting

The regional team’s annual meeting

The regional annual meeting is the regional team’s highest authority.

The regional annual meeting is held every other year, before the new year the year before the national meeting.

The regional leader / regional board convenes the members no later than eight weeks before the regional annual meeting.

All members who have reached the age of 15 have the right to attend, the right to speak and make proposals, the right to vote and the right to be elected as representatives.

Notice of agenda, accounts, annual report, the nomination committee’s recommendation and other documents to be considered at the regional annual meeting are made available to members no later than three weeks before the regional annual meeting.

Matters that the members wish to be considered at the regional annual meeting must be received by the regional board no later than six weeks before the regional annual meeting.

If the regional annual meeting in practice cannot be conducted in accordance with the articles of association, the Executive Board may grant a dispensation to conduct the regional annual meeting in a practically feasible manner.

§ 19: Agenda

Agenda for regional annual meeting:

  • opening, including registration of meeting participants
  • constitution, including the election of the chair of the meeting, the secretary of the meeting and two voting members, who shall sign the minutes, a two-person counting corps
  • approval of the agenda
  • annual report of the regional leader / regional board
  • individual cases promoted by members or the regional leader / regional board
  • action plan
  • choice of
    • manager
    • deputy
    • board members
    • deputies
  • election of nomination committee
  • Election of delegates to the National Assembly

Event. Proposals for candidates for the Executive Board

§ 20: Polls

Decisions at the regional annual meeting are made by a simple majority unless otherwise decided.

In the event of a tie, re-election is held.

If the case does not get a majority, the case is decided by the regional leader’s double vote.

Elections must be in writing if a voter so requests.

§ 21: Nomination Committee

The nomination committee nominates candidates for election at the regional annual meeting.

The nomination committee’s recommendation is sent to the regional team no later than four weeks before the regional annual meeting.

The regional annual meeting can itself propose other people than the nominees.

If the person (s) are not present, written approval from the person (s) must be submitted.

In regional teams where there is no active nomination committee and / or active membership, candidates can be nominated on the initiative of individual members of the organization.

§ 22: The regional government and composition

The regional board consists of at least one regional leader.

If possible, it is desirable to have a deputy chairman, one to three board members and / or a deputy.

Board members are elected for 2 years at a time.

The majority of the board members must be amputees, dysmelists, orthosis users and / or their relatives, be a counting member and have paid a membership fee.

§ 23: Signature and powers of attorney

In financial matters, the finance manager and the regional manager have the right to sign together.

In all other cases, the regional manager and the regional manager authorize the right to sign together.

The regional board can grant powers of attorney.

§ 24 Extraordinary regional annual meeting.

An extraordinary regional annual meeting shall be convened with at least one month’s notice when the majority of the regional board members or at least one third of the regional team members make a request to this effect.

In an extraordinary regional annual meeting, only the matters mentioned in the notice may be dealt with.

The present proposals shall be included in the notice.

Chapter 5: Other provisions

§ 25: Inheritance, foundations and gifts

Inheritances, foundations, legacies and funds that are not decided by the donor to a regional team are managed by the Executive Board.

When establishing funds in regional teams, the Executive Board shall be consulted for the preparation of statutes in accordance with public regulations.

Contributions, grants and gifts where the donor has not himself determined the distribution are distributed according to the Executive Board’s decision.

§ 26: Closure of regional teams

A regional team can be disbanded if it is adopted at the annual meeting by a 2/3 majority of those present with the right to vote.

If closure is decided, an extraordinary regional annual meeting will be convened with closure as the only issue. There must be a 2/3 majority.

If the closure is approved, the regional team’s funds and assets will be managed by the executive board until a new regional team is formed.

Chapter 6: Exclusion

§ 27: Regional law

If a regional team acts in violation of the articles of association, rules of procedure or decisions of the national assembly or the main board, the main board may decide to exclude the regional board.

In that case, the Executive Board shall convene an extraordinary regional annual meeting of the regional team within three months of the decision on exclusion.

The regional annual meeting elects a new board. Until a new board is elected, the main board functions as the regional board.

If the new board of the regional team does not comply with the instructions of the superior bodies, the national assembly may decide to close down the regional team.

§ 28: Members

Members who deliberately oppose Momentum’s interests, program or action plan may be excluded from the organization by the Executive Board.

Such matters may be raised by the regional boards and / or the main board.

The member may demand that the decision in such matters be reviewed by the national assembly.

 

Chapter 7: Interpretation and amendment of the articles of association

§ 29: Interpretation of the articles of association

Questions from members and regional teams regarding the interpretation of the articles of association can be brought before the Executive Board.

The Executive Board’s decision on such matters is final until the dispute is resolved at the National Assembly.

§ 30: Amendment of the articles of association

Amendments to the articles of association can only be adopted at the national meeting with a 2/3 majority of those entitled to vote present.

Chapter 8: Resolution

§ 31: Dissolution

Momentum can only be dissolved if it is decided at a national meeting with a 2/3 majority of those entitled to vote present.

If closure is decided, an extraordinary national meeting will be convened with closure as the only matter. There must be a 2/3 majority.

If a resolution is passed, the national assembly elects a resolution board of three members and two deputies.

The auditor approves the winding – up board’s audited accounts with final effect.

The funds left over after Momentum’s obligations are transferred to the Princess Märtha Louise Fund.

Postal address

MOMENTUM –

THE ASSOCIATION OF AMPUTES, DYSMELISTS AND ORTHOSE USERS

PO Box 49 Skøyen
0212 Oslo

Call us

+47 400 04 360

Email:

info@momentum.nu