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§1: Name, seat and area of activity

The association bears the name ”Red Devils Manchester United Family Supporters Club”.
the name "Red Devils United Family" is used as an abbreviation

It has its seat in 6833 Klaus, Austria, and extends its activity to Austria and that  Foreign countries.

The establishment of branch associations is not intended.


§2: purpose

The association, whose activity is not aimed at profit, aims


support Manchester United football club and protect the club's reputation and spread the club's history,

organize trips to Manchester together,

to organize joint meetings,

those in Austria and the  To organize fans living abroad in a club,

achieving and maintaining the status of an official Manchester United Supporters Club.


§3: Means to achieve the purpose of the association

The purpose of the association is to be achieved through the non-material and material means listed in Paragraphs 2 and 3.

Serve as ideal means

Social media platforms
regular meetings to exchange views and knowledge
own homepage

The necessary material resources are to be raised by

annual membership fees,
voluntary donations,
Interest on capital,
Income from events,
other benefits.


§4: Types of Membership

The members of the association are divided into 2 types. Ordinary members and honorary members.

“Ordinary members” are those who can fully participate in the association's work, are allowed to attend all events of the association, members of Red Devils United Family  and are also One United Members (official member of Manchester United FC). Honorary members are people who are appointed for special services to the association.


§5: Acquisition of membership

Members of the association can be all physical persons, as well as legal persons and partnerships with legal capacity.

The board decides on the admission of members. The recording can be refused without giving reasons.

New members can join at any time, whereby the payment of the annual membership fee is independent of the time of joining.

Until the association is established, members are provisionally accepted by the association's founder, in the case of an already appointed board of directors. This membership only becomes effective when the association is established. If a board of directors is only appointed after the establishment of the association, the (definitive) admission of full and extraordinary members will also take place by the founders of the association up to that point.

The appointment as honorary member is made at the request of the Board of Directors by the General Assembly.

Membership is automatically extended at the end of the season if the membership fee has been paid and the other requirements according to the statutes have been met.


§6: Termination of Membership

Membership expires through death, in the case of legal entities and partnerships with legal capacity through loss of legal personality, through voluntary resignation and through exclusion by the board (2/3 majority on the board required)

You can resign at any time, but the annual membership fee will not be reimbursed. It must be communicated in writing to the board of directors at least 1 month in advance. If the notification is made too late before the end of the season (see § 5 Art. 6), the membership fee for the new year must be paid. The date of posting is decisive for timeliness.

The board of directors can exclude a member if the member is in arrears with the payment of membership fees for more than three months despite two written reminders with a reasonable grace period. The obligation to pay the membership fees that have become due remains unaffected.

The expulsion of a member from the association can also be ordered by the executive committee because of gross violation of other membership obligations and because of dishonorable behavior or behavior that is harmful to the association.

The revocation of honorary membership can be decided by the General Assembly upon application of the Board of Directors for the reasons mentioned in Paragraph 4.


§7: Rights and duties of the members

All members are entitled to take part in all events of the association. Ordinary members as well as honorary members have the right to vote in the general assembly as well as the active and passive right to vote.

Every member is entitled to demand that the board hand over the statutes. The delivery can also be done electronically.

At least one tenth of the members can request that the board call a general assembly.

The members are to be informed by the board of directors about the activities and financial management of the association at each general assembly. If at least one tenth of the members request this, stating reasons, the board of directors has to give the members concerned such information within four weeks.

The members are to be informed by the board of directors about the audited financial statements (accounting). If this happens in the general assembly, the auditors are to be involved.

The members are obliged to promote the interests of the association to the best of their ability and to refrain from anything that could damage the reputation and purpose of the association. You have to observe the association's statutes and the resolutions of the association's organs. The members are obliged to pay the membership fee and membership fees on time in the amount decided by the General Assembly.



§8: Association organs

Organs of the association are the general assembly (§§ 9 and 10), the board (§§ 11 to 13), the auditors (§ 14) and the arbitration tribunal (§ 15).



§9: General Assembly

The general assembly is the “general assembly” within the meaning of the Association Act 2002. An ordinary general assembly takes place every 2 years.

An extraordinary general assembly takes place on

a) Decision of the board of directors or the ordinary general assembly,
b) Written request from at least one tenth of the members,
c) Requests by the auditors (Section 21 (5) first sentence of the Association Act),
d) Decision of the auditor (s) (Section 21 (5) second sentence of the Association Act, Section 11 (2) third sentence of these statutes),
e) Resolution of a court-appointed curator (Section 11, Paragraph 2, last sentence of these statutes)

took place within four weeks.


All members must be invited to both the ordinary and extraordinary general assemblies at least two weeks before the date in writing or by email (to the email address given to the association by the member). The general assembly must be called with details of the agenda. The meeting is convened by the board of directors (para. 1 and para. 2 lit. a - c), by the auditor (para. 2 lit. d) or by a court-appointed curator (para. 2 lit. e).

Motions to the General Assembly are at least 7  To be submitted to the Executive Board in writing or by email days before the date of the General Assembly.

Valid resolutions - with the exception of those relating to a motion to convene an extraordinary general meeting - can only be passed on the agenda.

All members are entitled to participate in the general assembly. Only ordinary members and honorary members are entitled to vote. Each member has one vote. The transfer of voting rights to another member by means of a written authorization is permitted.

The General Assembly has a quorum regardless of the number of people present 

The elections and resolutions in the General Assembly usually take place with a simple majority of the valid votes cast. Resolutions with which the statutes of the association are to be changed or the association is to be dissolved, however, require a qualified majority of two thirds of the valid votes cast.

The chairman of the general assembly is chaired by the chairman, while his / her deputy or the secretary is unable to do so. If this is also prevented, the eldest member of the Board of Management present takes the chair.


§10: Duties of the General Assembly

The following tasks are reserved for the General Assembly:


Resolution on the budget;
Receipt and approval of the statement of accounts and the closing of accounts with the involvement of the auditors;
Election and removal of the members of the board of directors and the auditors;
Approval of legal transactions between auditors and the association;
Discharge of the board of directors;
Determination of the amount of the membership fee and membership fees for members;
Granting and withdrawing honorary membership;
Resolution on amendments to the statutes and the voluntary dissolution of the association;
Advice and resolution on other issues on the agenda.



§11: Board of Directors

The board consists of 4 - 8 members, namely the chairman, the deputy chairman, the secretary, the treasurer and a maximum of 4 advisory boards.

The board is elected by the general assembly, but has the right to co-opt further members at its own discretion up to the statutory maximum number of members. A report must be made on this at the next general assembly. If the board of directors is absent at all or for an unpredictably long period of time without self-completion through co-opting, every auditor is obliged to call an extraordinary general assembly immediately for the purpose of electing a new board. If the auditors are also unable to act, every full member who recognizes the emergency situation must immediately apply to the competent court for the appointment of a curator, who must immediately convene an extraordinary general assembly.

The term of office of the board is two years; Re-election is possible. Every function on the board of directors must be carried out personally.

The board of directors is convened by the chairman or, if he / she is unable to attend, by his / her deputy, in writing or orally. If this is also prevented for an unpredictably long time, any other board member may convene the board.

The board has a quorum if all of its members have been invited and at least half of them are present. Board meetings can also be held in writing (circular resolution) or in the form of a telephone or video conference with the consent of the majority of the board members.

The board of directors makes its resolutions with a simple majority of votes; in the event of a tie, the chairman has the casting vote.

The chairperson is the chairperson, if he / she is unable to attend, his / her deputy. If this is also prevented, the chairmanship is incumbent on the board member who is the oldest present in years or that board member who is determined by the majority of the other board members.

Apart from death and expiry of the term of office (Paragraph 3), the function of a member of the Board of Management expires through dismissal (Paragraph 9) and resignation (Paragraph 10).

The General Assembly can remove the entire Board of Directors or individual members at any time. The dismissal comes into force with the appointment of the new board member or board member.

The board members can declare their resignation in writing at any time. The declaration of resignation is to be addressed to the board of directors, in the case of the resignation of the entire board of directors to the general assembly. The resignation becomes effective only with the election or co-opting (paragraph 2) of a successor.


§12: Duties of the Board of Directors

The management of the association is incumbent on the board of directors. It is the “management body” within the meaning of the Association Act 2002. It is responsible for all tasks that are not assigned to another association body by the statutes. The following matters in particular fall within its scope:


Establishment of an accounting system that meets the requirements of the association with ongoing recording of income / expenses and keeping a list of assets as a minimum requirement;

Preparation of the annual budget, the statement of accounts and the accounts;

Preparation and calling of the General Assembly in the cases of § 9 Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 lit. a - c of these Articles of Association;

Informing the association members about the association's activities, the association's conduct and the audited financial statements;

Administration of the association's assets;

Admission and exclusion of full association members;

Admission and termination of employees of the association.


§13: Special duties of individual board members

The chairman / chairwoman manages the day-to-day business of the association. The secretary and the treasurer support the chairman / chairwoman in the management of the association's business.

The chairperson represents the association externally. Written copies of the association require the signature of the chairman or secretary in order to be valid; Legal transactions between board members and the association require the consent of another board member.

Legal authorization to represent the association externally or to sign for it can only be granted by the board members named in Paragraph 2.

In the event of imminent danger, the chairperson is entitled, under his own responsibility, to make arrangements independently, even in matters that fall within the sphere of action of the general assembly or the board of directors; internally, however, these require subsequent approval by the responsible association body.

The chairperson chairs the general assembly and the board of directors.

The secretary keeps the minutes of the general assembly and the board of directors.

The cashier is responsible for the proper financial management of the association.

The tasks of the advisory boards are determined by mutual agreement in the board of directors.
If the chairman is unable to attend, his deputy takes his place.

§14: Auditor

Two auditors are elected by the General Assembly for a period of two years. Re-election is possible. The auditors may not belong to any body - with the exception of the general assembly - whose activities are the subject of the audit.

The auditors are responsible for the ongoing business control as well as the examination of the financial management of the association with regard to the correctness of the accounting and the use of funds in accordance with the statutes. The board of directors has to present the necessary documents to the auditors and to provide the necessary information. The auditors have to report the result of the audit to the board of directors.

Legal transactions between the auditors and the association require the approval of the general assembly. In addition, the provisions of Section 11 Paragraphs 8 to 10 apply mutatis mutandis to the auditors.


§15: Court of Arbitration

The association's internal arbitration tribunal is appointed to arbitrate all disputes arising from the association. It is an “arbitration body” within the meaning of the Association Act 2002 and not an arbitration tribunal according to §§ 577 ff ZPO.

The arbitral tribunal is composed of three ordinary members of the association or persons not belonging to the association. It is formed in such a way that a party to the dispute names the board of directors in writing with a person as an arbitrator. At the request of the board within seven days, the other party to the dispute names a person from the arbitral tribunal within 14 days. After being informed by the board within seven days, the nominated arbitrators elect a full member to chair the arbitral tribunal within a further 14 days. With equality of votes among those proposed lots. The members of the arbitral tribunal may not belong to any body - with the exception of the General Assembly - whose activities are the subject of the dispute.

The arbitral tribunal makes its decision after granting a mutual hearing in the presence of all its members with a simple majority of votes. It decides to the best of my knowledge and belief. Its decisions are final.


§16: Voluntary dissolution of the association

The voluntary dissolution of the association can only be decided in a general assembly and only with a two-thirds majority of the valid votes cast.

This general assembly also has to decide on the liquidation - provided that the association's assets are available. In particular, it has to appoint a liquidator and make a resolution to whom he or she has to transfer the club assets remaining after the liabilities have been covered. As far as this is possible and permitted, this property should go to an organization that pursues the same or similar purposes as this association, otherwise social welfare purposes.

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