OF THE UNION EUROPEENNE DU BERGER DE BRIE
Basis - Purpose - Office place - Objective
Article 1: Basis and name
The European Berger de Brie
clubs and associations founded, on the basis of the present statute
and French law from 19th April 1908 (Art. 21 to 79), concerning
the associations (Art 55 to 74), the "Union Européenne
du Berger de Brie", hereafter called U.E.B.B.
The member clubs are represented
by their presidents, or by another person, delegated by the club.
Article 2: Purpose
The U.E.B.B. does not replace
existing national clubs and associations. It aims to recommend
and guide their members in preserving and developing the capabilities
of the Berger de Brie as a utility-dog, as well as to promote
selection according to the standard of the country of origin.
The U.E.B.B. aims to reach
the following goals which may be expanded according to needs:
Appoint a COMMISSION
FOR BREEDING AND HEALTH responsible for collecting information
and statistics, in order to fight and prevent inheritable diseases
and anomalies occurring within the breed. The commission is obliged
to record all received data in order to inform and consult the
breeders and to make them sensitive for better selection instead
of intensive production.
Appoint a COMMISSION
FOR CHARACTER AND UTILITY with the task of establishing a test
for character and behaviour in order to create a standardised
judgement selection. The commission shall organise annual utility
meetings within the disciplines: Ring, tracking , trooping, sheep
herding, IPO and so on, to preserve the inherent character of
Appoint a COMMISSION OF JUDGES in regard to a more strict
and uniform interpretation of the standard required in the allocation
of qualifications and awards.
Organise an annual event, alternating among the member
countries, with a special international show according to the
rules of the F.C.I. The show will enable breeders to exhibit
there successes before a large public as well as assisting in
breeding plans for the future.
Article 3: Offices
The offices of the U.E.B.B.
will be the same as A.B.B. of France.
Article 4: Duration
The duration of the U.E.B.B.
Article 5: Members
The U.E.B.B. consists of
Berger de Brie clubs and associations, connected to the F.C.I.
These clubs are represented by their presidents, or other persons
delegated by the club.
Article 6: Entry-fee - contribution
Each club has to pay an one
time entry-fee and there-after every year a contribution based
on the number of members. The amount of the contribution will
be fixed by the committee.
The membership fee for the running year must be paid at the latest
by the end of February, according to the number of club members
at the end of the previous year. Members not fulfilling their
commitments will not have the right to vote at the general assembly.
If despite a reminder fees are still unpaid, the club will be
stricken from the members list (Art. 8). The return of already
paid fees is not feasible.
Article 7: Condition of admittance
Each Berger de Brie club
or association, being connected to the F.C.I. is entitled to
admittance in the U.E.B.B. Acceptance of these statutes upon
entrance to the U.E.B.B. is a condition of membership.
Article 8: Termination of
Membership can be terminated by the following methods:
By submitting a letter of resignation to the president
of the U.E.B.B.
By expulsion following severe contravention of the statutes
or damaging to the reputation of the U.E.B.B.
By exclusion from the member list because of
non-payment of the yearly contribution.
Article 9: Liabilities
No member or member of the
committee or of the office can be personally liable for commitments
incurred by the U.E.B.B.
For such commitments only the property of the U.E.B.B. will be
Organisation - Administration
Article 10: Committee
The U.E.B.B. will be managed
by a committee consisting of the presidents of the member Clubs
or member associations, or by another member delegated by the
club. The three languages of the U.E.B.B. are: German, French
Article 11: Sessions
The committee shall meet
at least once a year in one of the member countries of the U.E.B.B.
for an ordinary session. The topics shall concern breeding, selection,
standard and character of the Berger de Brie. The agenda will
be decided by the president. The A.B.B., as the country of origin
shall supervise the standard of the Berger de Brie, endeavour
to cooperate with the members of the U.E.B.B.
To be competent in passing resolutions, a quorum of at least
half the members of the committee must be present. Resolutions
will be resolved by a majority of votes. In the event of the
committee failing to reach a decision, the president shall be
All decisions being taken by the committee must be recorded in
a protocol. The protokol must be signed by the president and
the secretary. The protocol shall serve to advise the U.E.B.B.
Article 12: Competencies
The committee alone shall
be competent in respect of the purpose and aims of the U.E.B.B.
It shall decide on admittance, exclusions and expulsion
It shall supervise the work of the members of the office.
It can ask for information about any affair concerning the U.E.B.B.
as well as inspect documents and books at any time.
It shall arrange to open bank accounts, accept annual
balances and budgets and relive members of the office.
It shall authorise the president and the treasurer in
all transactions, buying and selling, payments and investments,
in concluding contracts and agreements, within the aims and goals
of the U.E.B.B.
It can delegate all or parts of the above
mentioned competencies to the office or to other members of the
Article 13: Office
The committee shall elect
every 3 years the members of the office. The president is exempted
from election. He will be determined by France as the custodian
country of the standard. The Secretary and the treasurer need
not be a president of a member-club. The member-clubs can propose
competent persons to be elected for these tasks.
The office consists of the
The members of the office
can be re-elected.
Article 14: Duties of the
members of the office
The committee delegates the
following duties to the members of the office:
The president shall direct the activities of the committee
and shall be responsible for the perfect functioning of the U.E.B.B.
He represents the U.E.B.B. by civil law. In cases of absence
he may delegate his authority to one of the vice-presidents.
He shall present a yearly report to the committee.
The two vice-presidents shall support the president
in his duties and represent him in case of absence.
The secretary is responsible for the paperwork, convening
meetings and sessions. He shall record the minutes in his mother
tongue and is responsible for their good keeping and translation
into the other two languages of the U.E.B.B
The treasurer shall keep the books and administer the
finances of the U.E.B.B. In agreement with the president, he
shall make all necessary payments. He keeps the books according
to the rules with receipts for revenues and expenses and reports
to the committee during the yearly session.
The auditors shall examine once a year
accounts and records. They shall present to the committee a report
concerning their examinations.
Article 15: Commissions
The presidents of the commissions
will be proposed and elected by the committee. The member-clubs
shall be invited to propose competent people. Among those proposed,
the presidents will select 4 to 6 persons to assist within his
commission. The presidents presents shall present a yearly report
to the committee on the activities of the commission.
Financing - Bookkeeping
Article 16: Financing
The financing of the U.E.B.B.
will be as follows:
1. Each club shall pay an entry-fee.
2. The member clubs pay a yearly contribution, being calculated
on the number of their membership.
3. Dividends from parties and special events, fees and royalties
for services provided, interests on investments as well as donations.
Article 17: Accounting
The financial year of the
association is according the calendar year.
The accounting shall be continuously
up-dated with receipts for expenses and revenues and show all
transactions. The accounting must be examined by the auditors
and be approved by the committee at the yearly session.
Internal standing order - Formalities - settlement of quarrels
Article 18: Internal standing
The committee can install
an internal standing order to settle unforeseen matters specially
for the duties concerning services provided by the U.E.B.B. to
their members or for the tasks of their commissions.
Article 20: Disputes
All disputes shall, without
exemption, be submitted to the committee. This will decide according
to the statutes. In case the quarrels cannot be settled by the
committee, the French law will be valid. Court jurisdiction will
be the office place of the U.E.B.B.
If the English and the French
text of this statute allows different interpretation, the French
version will be the original text.
Issued at Bethune/France
on 6th September 1996.
Revised at Remlingen/D, on July 21st 2000
|The President: Mr. Hervé Blasselle
||The secretary: Mr. Ernst Rutschmann
|The 1st Vice President: Dr. Vito Zambelli
||The cashier: Mr.. Roger Muller
|Board Member: Mr. Peter Schmidt
||Board Member: Mr. Wolfgang Widmann