Name and Organization
1) The name of the society shall be "Deutsch
(DPG), or German Pacific Society
2) The residence of the society shall be
2) The society is registered in Munich.
4) The fiscal year is the calendar year.
5) The establishment of auxiliary branches shall be possible by
of the general assembly of members.
1) The society shall retain, through its efforts towards mutual
understanding, a supranational , non-partisan, interconfessional
and interdisciplinary character.
2) The society shall pursue only and
directly those aims which benefit the common good in accordance
with the article "tax favoured aims" of the ordinance
3) The society shall have as its aims, the
promotion of partnership relations between the inhabitants of
the German-speaking and the Pacific cultural domains.
4) It is the aim of the society to promote
the understanding of peoples and benefit scientific, educational
and cultural activities.
5) This aim shall be realized by
publications of informative nature, exhibitions, study-tours,
personal meetings, scientific and cultural events and
6. The society has to work unselfishly. It
is not a primary aim to gain profit.
7) Any eventual income may be used only for
aims which are in accordance with the statutes. The members
shall, in their capacity as members, receive no profits or
donations from the resources of the society.
8) No person may be favoured through
expenditures that are foreign to the aims of the society or
through disproportionately high compensations.
9) The establishment of goals shall
consist in particular of:
||a) the promotion of personal contact
between the people of the areas in question.
b) the cultivation of cultural relations between German-speaking
Europeans and residents of the Pacific (mainly Melanesia,
Micronesia and Polynesia)
c) exchange of experience and mutual counsel on the cultural,
scientific, economic, social, political and religious level.
e) the establishment of relay centre for interdisciplinary
research, the distribution of an information bulletin and the
exchange of cultural values from the concerned cultural domains.
f) the meditation of assistance in the humanities sector,
according to the existing resources and needs
g) the establishment of a suitable contact office for the
compilation and recording of material and projects and for the
promotion of initiatives and activities which are in the spirits
of the statutes.
1) Any natural and juristic persons who
acknowledges the goals of the society may become a member of
2) Ordinary membership shall be acquired through written
application, over those whose acceptance the executive
committee, or a appointed for this purpose, shall decide.
3) The society shall consist or regular members, honorary
members, sponsoring members and donors.
||a) Persons who have
greatly furthered the goals of the society and who have
been proposed by the executive committee may be designated
as honorary members through decision of the general
assembly of members. They shall retain the same rights as
b) Sponsoring members shall be natural or juristic persons
who pledge an annual fee in the amount of ten times the
regular annual fee. They shall retain the same rights as
c) Donors shall be members who contribute a sum at least
fifty times as great as the regular annual fee. They shall
retain the same rights as regular members.
4) In certain cases, the executive committee may, in the
interest of the society, award a special membership not
requiring the payment of fees.
5) Membership shall be terminated through:
||a) death or dissolution of the society
b) written notification of resignation at the end of a fiscal
year, after a one- month period of notice.
c) expulsion after a hearing and decision of the executive
committee when a member endangers the goals and aim of the
society or compromises the reputation of the society.
d) There shall be no legal claim for restitution of previously
deposited financial or material donations.
1) The executive committee shall determine the amount of the
2) The fees are to be paid in the first quarter of the fiscal
3) Honorary members shall not be required to pay fees.
Bodies of the Society
The bodies of the societies are:
1) The executive committee
2) The general assembly of members
3) The creation of additional bodies may be decided by the
general assembly of members.
The Executive Committee
1) The executive committee shall be made up of at least five
members (the president, the vice-president, the second
vice-president, the secretary and the treasurer).
2) The resolutions of the executive committee shall be passed
with a simple majority. In the event when at least are three
members of the executive are present.
3) The president, or the vice-president together with an
additional executive member, shall represent the society
both in and out of court.
4) The executive committee shall be elected for a period of
three years by a general assembly of members.
Re-elections is permissible.
b) Written balloting shall permissible. The election
must be announced three weeks in advance, and a
two-week period of decision must be allowed.
c) If a new election does not take place within the
designated time, the former executive committee retain
its office unit until the new election.
5) The executive committee may appoint working committees for
certain tasks and may establish and maintain a managing
office to manage the activities of the society.
The General Assembly of Members
1) The general assembly of members shall have the following
|| a) the election of the executive committee.
b) the acceptance of the activities report and the
annual accounting, as well as the discharge of the
c) the passing of resolutions concerning changes in the
d) the awarding of honorary membership.
e) the passing of resolutions concerning the dissolution
of the society.
2) The regular general assembly of members shall be convened by
the executive committee. This should take place at lest
once a year. The agenda should accompany the
written invitation and be made known at least two weeks
before the meeting of the general assembly of members.
3) A non-regular meeting of the general assembly of members may
be convened at any time by the executive committee when
urgent matters arise. Such a meeting is to be convened
when one-tenth of the members request it with a written
statement of reason
4) Every member shall have one vote in the assembly.
5) The resolutions of the general assembly of members shall be
passed with a simple majority of the members who are
6) In the event of a tie vote, the president, or in case of his
absence, the vice-president, shall cast the determining
7) Minutes of the resolutions of the general assembly of members
shall be drawn up and signed the president and an
additional executive committee member.
Alteration of the Statutes
A majority of three-fourth of the members present shall be
necessary for a resolution to alter the statutes.
1) A majority of three-fourth of the members present shall be
a resolution to dissolve the society.
2) In the case of the dissolution of the society, or the loss
of its hitherto existing
aims, the resources of the society
shall revert to the German Red Cross,
which shall utilize them
directly and exclusively for purposes which benefit