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ARTICLE I NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1 Name: The name of the organization is The Pastel Guild of Europe. It is a non-profit organization.

Section 2 Seat: The association is based in Vaasa, Finland. The activity field is all European countries.

Section 3 Purpose: The Pastel Guild of Europe, hereafter called PGE, is organized exclusively for a common purpose; to strengthen connections and friendships between artists across Europe. To inform, enjoy and delight in the beautiful artist’s medium of pastels, and to be a support and resource for artists and groups of artists. To educate the public in appreciation of art and encourage their participation in art, and especially in pastel techniques.

ARTICLE II MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 Eligibility for membership: Application for membership shall be open primarily to residents in Europe who support the purpose statement in Article I, Section 3. Membership is granted after completion and receipt of a membership application and annual dues. The Board may grant a lifetime honorable membership to a member; this is a free membership.

Section 2 Annual fees: The annual fees are decided by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Continued membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership fees.

Section 3 Rights of members: Each member has one vote and shall be entitled to use their vote in elections.

Section 4 Resignation and termination: Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the board. Resignation shall not relieve a member of unpaid dues, or other charges previously accrued. Membership can be terminated by a majority vote of the Board. Membership is considered terminated when the yearly fee has remained unpaid for 3 months.