International working group for the promotion of fungus-resistant grape varieties
(Headquarters: Wädenswil, Switzerland)

§ 1. Name and registered office

The association bears the name "International Working Group for the Promotion of Mushroom Resistant Vine Varieties", hereinafter referred to as IAG. The association is based in Wädenswil (Switzerland). The fiscal year is the calendar year.

Female persons are always included in the persons and functions in the text.

(The feminine form has been omitted to make the text easier to read.)

§ 2. Purpose and task

a) The purpose of the IAG is to exchange scientific and practical knowledge in the field of fungus-resistant grape varieties at national and international level and to provide suggestions. It primarily promotes practitioners active in this area. Conferences or workshops are to be held periodically, which mainly have to address viticulture practice, but also science and advice.

Transgenic grape varieties are not part of the IAG.

b) The IAG exclusively and directly pursues charitable tasks. It operates selflessly and does not pursue its own economic purposes.

c) IAG funds may only be used for statutory purposes. No person may be favored by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the working group or by disproportionately high remuneration.

§ 3. Membership

All persons and institutions or companies involved in research, teaching, consulting and wine-growing practice can become members of the IAG, as well as supporting members. Membership is established by admission. The board of directors decides on non-admission. The declaration of membership is made in writing to the office.

Membership ends

  • by leaving; it must be communicated to the board in writing;
  • due to death;
  • by exclusion; The board decides on the exclusion by resolution with a two thirds majority;
  • after two written requests to pay due membership fees and a set period of two months.

Members who have left or been excluded have no claim to the assets.

§ 4. Organs

The organs of the IAG are the general assembly, the board, the presidium, the extended board and the auditors.

§ 5. General meeting

The general assembly consists of the members of the IAG. The general assembly is not public; the board of directors or the chairman of the meeting can admit guests. The guests (non-members) are not entitled to vote. The voting right can be passed on to other members in writing by proxy. One proxy can be max. 3 members represented.

The general assembly is responsible for the following tasks and business:

  • Election of the board, the president, the treasurer and the auditors.
  • Acceptance of the activity report and the cash report as well as discharge of the board and the accounting officer.
  • Resolution of the applications
  • Changes to the Articles of Association and the dissolution of the IAG
  • Determining the membership fee

The general meeting takes place every year. It can be connected to a specialist conference. The board of directors must be invited to this general meeting in writing, stating the agenda, at least 3 months before the day of the meeting. The chairman of the meeting is the president or his deputy.

Motions for the general assembly must be submitted to the president in writing at least one month before the general assembly. Supporting members have an advisory vote. Extraordinary general meetings can be convened by 33 % members and by the board.

A minutes of the meeting must be kept, which must be signed by the chairman of the meeting and a board member. Resolutions are passed by a simple majority of those present.

§ 6. Board of the working group

The board of the working group consists of at least 7 people. No more than 2 people may be represented on the board per country, except the cashier.

The board consists of:

  1. The President (Chair)
  2. The deputy
  3. Secretary
  4. Cashier
  5. Other assessors.

The board constitutes itself.

The board is elected by the general assembly for a period of 2 years. Reelection is permitted. The Executive Board can consult third parties as consultants on important resolutions; these have no voting rights. The board decides with a simple majority; if necessary, with the casting vote of the President. The President represents the IAG externally.

The Board of Directors has to present a priority program for its term of office to the General Assembly every two years. Financial aspects must be presented.

In order to implement the tasks and goals set out in the statutes, the association's board of directors must set up an office and appoint a person for the operational management.

The office is set up in a country represented on the board.

The club president has the right to propose this. The person responsible for operational management is appointed for a minimum period of 2 years by the association's board and works by contract on the basis of a specification to be drawn up by the board.

§ 7. Invoice revision

Two auditors have to check the annual accounts; the general assembly

must be reported in writing and an application for discharge must be made. A replacement person will be appointed.

§ 8. PIWI logos

The logo in connection with the lettering is only available to members for free use, insofar as the use is in accordance with the purpose and task of the working group within the meaning of §2. The use can be regulated in more detail in a set of regulations.

The logo may only be used in conjunction with pure PIWI wines, in compliance with the respective state blending regulations.

Abuses can lead to an immediate ban on use and exclusion from the association.

§ 9. Scientific Advisory Board

The board of directors can convene a scientific advisory board as an advisory body.

§ 10. Finances

The costs incurred by the administration and expenses of the IAG are covered by the membership fees and conference fees. Subsidies and grants from third parties can be accepted if the IAG does not become politically or economically dependent.

§ 11. Change of the statutes and dissolution

The general assembly decides on changes to the statutes and dissolution with a 2/3 majority of the votes of the members present.

Changes required by authorities can be decided by the board.

If the IAG is dissolved or if its previous purpose ceases to exist, the assets of the IAG will fall to the institutions or persons belonging to the working group that are to be designated by the Executive Board.

§ 12. Entry into force

These statutes were adopted on December 1st, 1999 in Einsiedeln (CH) by the founding assembly of the IAG and put into effect.

Einsiedeln, December 1st, 1999

1st change: Oppenheim, July 5th, 2015

2nd change: Veitshöchheim, August 25, 2017