Articles of Association for MMCC
Mobile Mini Circus for Children
§1. Name and registered office
The name of the organisation (the NGO) is MMCC – Mobile Mini
Circus for Children. The NGO has its organizational base in Copenhagen,
MMCC was established as a project by David Mason in April
2002. Subsequently, a support committee for the project was established
in Denmark. The work of the project as well as support committee
is carried out through the NGO.
MMCC is a non-profit organisation, the purpose of which
is to promote the rights and well-being of children, as well as
their education and joy of life, through performances and other
creative activities - e.g., through circus and theatre, story-telling,
workshops, games, artistic training and sports. The NGO is independent
of all political, religious and eco-nomic interests.
MMCC is an NGO, whose liability is limited solely to the
assets of the NGO. The work of the NGO is financed though membership
fees and the contributions of public and private foundations and
funds, through public fund-raising and other contributions.
§5. Organisational structure
(1) MMCC works by supporting and developing local MMCC
organisations or other organisations fulfilling the purpose of MMCC,
in other countries.
(2) Any individual supporting the aims of MMCC
is eligible for membership.
(3) Organisations, companies and other associations
that support the aims of MMCC may also be eligible for member-ship
as collective members. Collective members must be approved by the
board and may seek membership at its own initiative or upon recommendation
by local support committees.
(4) Individual or collective members who materially
breach the organisation’s articles of association and aims
of MMCC are subject to expulsion. Decisions with respect to expulsion
shall be taken by the board.
§6. Membership fee
Membership is for one year at a time. The membership fee
shall be determined at the ordinary general meeting.
§7 Ordinary general meetings
MMCC shall hold its annual general meeting during the month
The agenda for the annual general meeting must
contain the following items:
1. Election of meeting chairperson and reporter
2. Board of directors’ report
3. Presentation of accounts
4. Determination of membership fee.
5. Proposed resolutions
6. Election of board pursuant § 8 of the articles of association.
7. Election of local auditor.
8. Election of certified public (statsautoriseret) accountant.
9. Other business
Notice of ordinary general meetings, as well as
extraordinary general meetings, shall be given to all members in
writ-ing by e-mail or letter, as well as on the MMCC home page:
www.afghanmmcc.org no less than four weeks in advance. Notice of
the meeting shall contain the agenda.
Proposals for resolutions to be considered by the
general meeting and resolutions to amend the articles of associations
shall be submitted to the board no less than three weeks prior to
the general meeting and shall be made available on the home page
no less than two weeks prior to the date on which the general meeting
Amendments to the articles of association shall be approved by a
All current members present shall have the right
to vote. Each collective and individual member has one vote.
Extraordinary general meetings shall be called
by the board or upon the request of a minimum of a quarter of mem-bers.
The request for an extraordinary general meeting must be in writing
and provide notice of the topic(s) to be de-termined.
Notice of extraordinary general meetings shall
be provided by the board pursuant to the same terms as ordinary
§8 The Board
The board of MMCC shall serve for a period of a year and may be
re-elected. The board shall consist of between three and seven members,
with the optional election of an additional first and second alternate
member to its board.
Any member, except MMCC employees, may be eligible
to be elected to the board. Candidates for the board may be nominated
by oral motion until the time of the election by the general meeting.
Board members representing collective members
shall be elected personally and may not be replaced by the represen-tative
MMCC project leaders and the auditor have status as observers in
(2) – Responsibilities
The board shall be responsible for the general policy and finances
of MMCC and approve dispositions of a general na-ture with respect
to the running and development of the organisation.
It is the duty of the board, in co-operation with
the board of local MMCC organisations in other countries, to make
a concept for partnership, which obligates the local NGO to act
in accordance with MMCC’s purpose and allows it to use MMCC’s
name, logo and possible real estate in the country. The board oversees
that the terms of the partnership are kept and makes temporary agreements
in relation to concrete activities, if necessary.
The board shall meet and elect a chairperson from
among its members. The chairperson must be a Danish citizen or have
legal residency in Denmark.
The board shall set its own order of business and
mandate. The board may form sub-committees and determine their mandate
MMCC project leaders shall see to the daily management
in cooperation with a person appointed by the board.
The board can hire project leaders directly. If
the project leader(s) instead is/are hired by the local NGO, the
leader(s) are approved by the local board.
§ 9 Support committees
The board can approve support committees.
The aim of the support committees is to create
a financial basis for supporting and promoting the knowledge and
de-velopment of MMCC’s work.
§ 10 Accounting and authority to bind
(1) The fiscal year of MMCC runs from January 1 to December
(2) MMCC’s accounts shall be audited by a certified public
(statsautoriseret) accountant, elected by the general meet-ing,
and by an auditor, elected by the general meeting.
(3) MMCC may be bound jointly by the daily management (see §8(2))
or by a majority of all board members. The board may authorize to
employees or to individual members of the board to act as its agent.
§ 11 Amendment of articles of association
The articles of association may be amended by a simple
majority at an ordinary or extraordinary general meeting.
§ 12 Dissolution
(1) To be valid, the decision to dissolve MMCC must be
approved by three-fourths of the current members present at two
successive general meetings.
(2) In the event of the dissolution of MMCC, the general meeting
that approves dissolution shall dispose of the means of the organisation.
With respect to already funds granted, a special agreement shall
be entered into with the donors as to the disposal of such funds.
The archives of MMCC shall be transferred to the Danish National
§ 13 Validity
The articles of association shall become effective immediately
upon approval by the general meet-ing at which they have been adopted.