Lovelstzy Association Switzerland Bi-Laws
Art. 1: Name and Location
Lovelstzy Association is a not for profit association according to Articles 60 (and following) based in Stäfa (Canton Zurich).
Grundstrasse 55 Stäfa 8712 Jasmine and Nicolas Radcliffe
Lovelstzy® is a privately registered trademark and is owned by Jasmine Lovelstzy (Radcliffe) and is used with permission for all purposes aligned with Lovelstzy Association.
Art. 2: Purpose
100 year plan for 100% Happy Inhabitants
The purpose of the association is to bridge the gap on both the local and global levels to support individuals and organizations, who are concerned with earth and all its inhabitants and who feel they don’t have all the support they need to usher our civilization forward into the world where, among other things, we co-exist together with the advancement of technology, equality, collaboration, cooperation and transparent communication. The place where the local and planetary laws, customs, etiquette and common ethics are co-created and honored on all sides and where knowledge and learning from each other is being celebrated.
The Association acts as an umbrella, partner or host for various global and local non-profit, charitable (feed people an apple), philanthropic (teach people to plant apple trees) projects and events including selected projects from Golden Rainbow Villages. The association supports such projects and events (for example abcforlife.org or planting trees) in the form of filming, fundraising, operating, administration, networking, publicizing, multimedia storytelling, as well as other various forms of participation.
In addition the purpose of this association is to acquire smoke free properties in different locations around the world that can support both a local and a traveling team to fulfill the goals of Lovelstzy Association.
The projects that are to be supported will in some form pursue the following or similar initiatives:
A. To support the basic needs of individuals and groups consisting of kids, adults and seniors living in developed or undeveloped countries or lands. Basic needs are to be defined as:
2.5.1 Fresh Water and Food
2.5.2 Clothing, Safe and Warm Shelter
2.5.3 Access to basic education (such as Sunshine Kids and Lovelstzy Kids of all ages), information and knowledge so that individuals can become productive members of society.
B. To bring humanity together in cooperation through establishing various communities and gatherings which aim to instill a lasting sense of belonging, usefulness, confidence, leadership and influence in its participants with ikigai or life purpose as a cornerstone. Such communities and gatherings are aimed towards solving global challenges and are to include, but are not limited to the following topics and initiatives:
2.6.1 To gather and support communities of individuals and teams consisting of inventors, philanthropic entrepreneurs, startup initiators and inspired volunteers to find solutions to local and global problems.
2.6.2 To establish support groups for individuals such as millennials, hybrid generations, who don’t feel they belong or are displaced in society. Support includes engaging in various multi-media and sporting activities.
2.6.3 To use and document sociological data in practice to find how international individuals with different cultures and varied religions can effectively co-exist in harmony in small and large groups and living spaces for the purpose of finding solutions to world societal problems. This is to include the aspect of reconciliation to heal past wounds, a safe space to express anger with open communication without resorting to violence, as well as to improve relations of various groups and individuals.
C. To utilize technology and engage in activities to protect, restore and preserve the natural environment which include but are not limited to the following themes:
2.7.1 Using and promoting the use of renewable energy including solar, wind, water and fusion power. This also includes raising awareness about recycling and taking various action to reduce Co2 emissions, as well as other pollutants created as a byproduct of human invention.
2.7.2 Supporting the restoration of native habitats for plants, animals, insects and indigenous humans both on land and in bodies of water. This includes co-existing with nature using sustainable farming techniques and to reduce and end the production of products which require the destruction of natural habitats (example: palm oil).
2.7.3 Supporting a plant based diet which includes planting fruit trees and other organic and pesticide-free crops to sustainably end hunger as well as the promotion of plant based products to reduce the large natural resource consumption needed to produce animal based products. This includes the added benefits for human health of a diet consisting of organic and biological plant food including fruits, land and sea vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and living sprouts.
D. To use multimedia edutainment (education in combination with entertainment) for the following goals:
2.8.1 To inform the public with beneficial information, offer certificates in relevant fields for the purpose of aiding in jobs and careers, as well as making learning fun for all ages. This also may include the pursuit of higher education in the form of affiliation with accredited universities that offer Master’s and PhD programs.
18.104.22.168 Self Sufficiency and Sustainability
22.214.171.124 Commerce and Fair Trade
126.96.36.199 IT and App Development
188.8.131.52 Common local law, ethics and customs for foreigners similar to the original University of Bologna.
184.108.40.206 High Integrity and Common Ethics
220.127.116.11 History of Education
18.104.22.168 Business and Marketing
2.8.2 Utilizing multi-media forms including but not limited to making use of storytelling in Film, Live Theater, Music and Written forms (books and scripts) at specific locations as well as traveling educational programs such as an Eco-friendly Education Bus.
2.8.3 To highlight and promote topics, programs and organizations that incorporate what is outlined in A through C in Article 2 of the Lovelstzy Association Statutes and mission statement. This includes any innovative projects that are related to collaboratively move the human civilization forward towards a planetary consciousness within the next 100 years. (*An idea so that whatever we do, we do not step on someone else’s toe, meaning to always ask the question “Am I causing you problems with what I am doing?”*)
E. For those who are interested in science, technology (AI’s) and to offer access to knowledge about spirituality through multimedia.
Art. 3: Financing
The association is financed through the following sources of income:
● 3.1.1 Sponsorships;
● 3.1.2 Donations and contributions of all kinds;
● 3.1.3 Profits from events;
● 3.1.4 Paid for product placements in videos and movies.
● 3.1.5 Auctions (including art)
● 3.1.6 Selling products from donations (like Brocki)
The Association is entitled to receive any and all contributions.
The Association is to partner with different companies who commit at least a portion of their business towards an area outlined in Article 2.
At some point the association reserves the right to charge a membership fee in the future in which further details will be outlined and highlighted for this purpose.
Members of the executive board shall be entitled to accept, by way of donations, inheritances, or fund raising activities of any kind, as additions to the association’s assets.
The income and property of the association shall not be distributable to members of the executive board, except as reasonable compensation for service rendered or as paid employment. This includes compensation for any financial investment including but not limited to:
● 3.5.1 Transportation
● 3.5.2 Domain registration and hosting
● 3.5.3 Event space rental
● 3.5.4 Liability insurance
● 3.5.5 Food and Beverage during any association activities of the board members
● 3.5.6 Accommodation of the board members.
● 3.5.7 Hiring teachers and experts.
● 3.5.8 Administration online and offline
● 3.5.9 Useful equipment and services including computers, tablets, projectors, sound systems, instruments, cameras, phones, Sim
Cards and phone and internet plans.
● 3.5.10 Furniture, decorations and other interior and exterior signs and advertisements.
● 3.5.11 Any items to be purchased and resold for the purpose of income of the association.
Art. 4: Membership
Participation in the association of individuals who are not on The Board are primarily considered volunteers and do not have voting rights unless agreed by the members of the board.
Membership will be decided and enacted when The Board decides. When it is enacted, following will come into effect:
Individual and juristic persons supporting the purpose of the association according to Art. 2 can become members.
Active members with voting rights are individual or juristic persons using the offerings of the association and can belong to the following categories:
● 4.4.1 Members
● 4.4.2 Junior Members (e.g., interns, students, apprentices)
● 4.4.3 Corporate Members
Passive members can be individual or juristic persons supporting the association financially or in nonmaterial ways. They do not have a voting right.
Based on suggestions from the board, individuals who have supported the association and the intercultural field in an outstanding manner may be granted honorary membership at the Annual Members’ Meeting.
New members can be approved at any time. Requests for membership have to be addressed to the executive board, which informs the members of the association.
Art. 5: Exit and exclusion
Membership can be cancelled at any time in writing to the executive board.
A member can be excluded from the association at any time by the executive board due to important reasons or without further explanation.
The executive board decides about the exclusion. The member can pass on the decision about exclusion to the Annual Members’ Meeting.
Art. 6: Organisation
The organs of the association are:
● 6.1.1 The Annual Members’ Meeting
● 6.1.2 The Board
● 6.1.3 The Auditor
The Board can work with committees / working groups consisting of experts who support the purpose of the association. Committees / working groups can consist of active and passive members.
The organs of the association do not receive profit but are entitled to receive compensation for services as outlined in Art. 3. The organs of the association are entitled to claim effective expenses and cash advancements for the association.
Art. 7: Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM)
The AMM is the highest organ of the association. It consists of all members of the association.
The AMM takes place on an annual basis in the first quarter of the business year.
The AMM is hosted by the president of the association or one of the board members.
The board will invite the members in writing with the agenda at least 7 days before the AMM. Invitations by email, phone, skype, whatsapp, viber, in person and other forms of communication are valid.
Motions of the members have to be sent to the board at least 7 days before the AMM in writing. Email are valid.
The president also reserves the right to call emergency last minute members meetings without prior notice. Available members may communicate via various forms including but not limited to, In-person, Phone, Skype, Whatsapp, or Viber.
Art. 8: Tasks of the Annual Members’ Meeting
The AMM has the following tasks:
● 8.1.1 Approval of the minutes of the last AMM
● 8.1.2 Approval of the annual statement of the board
● 8.1.3 Acceptance of the auditor’s statement and approval of the annual accounts
● 8.1.4 Discharge of the board and the auditor
● 8.1.5 Election of the board and the auditor
● 8.1.6 Agreement on the annual membership fees
● 8.1.7 Information about the budget for the following business year
● 8.1.8 Changes of the statutes
● 8.1.9 Decisions about exclusions of members
● 8.1.10 Closure of the association
Every ordinary AMM constitutes a quorum independent of the number of present members. Members and Junior Members have one vote.
Corporate Members can be represented by one person at the AMM who receives voting rights.
The members accept rulings with the absolute majority of present eligible voters.
Art. 9: The Board
The board consists of passive and active board members.
Listed are the types of Board Members:
Passive board members: These consist of Honorary Board Members and Witness Board Members. There is no limit to the amount of participating Passive Members.
9.3.1 Honorary Board Members have no obligation.
9.3.2 Witness Board members need to minimum acknowledge the receiving of the minutes and report newsletter (one email) once per year after the AMM.
Active Board Members: These consist of Advisory Board and the Executive board.
9.4.1 The minimum commitment of an Advisory Board member is to acknowledge the receiving of the minutes annually and one other newsletter every 6 months.
9.4.2 The Executive Board is divided into the Global Executive Board, The Local Executive Board and the Hands-on Executive Board.
22.214.171.124 A Global Executive Board Member has a minimum commitment of attending at least one meeting per year, either in person or online.
126.96.36.199 A Local Executive Board member has a minimum commitment of attending a board meeting at least once per month.
188.8.131.52 A Hands-on Board Member must attend a board meeting at least once per week.
The Executive Board consists of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 persons or groups. The president and CEO can be members of the board, if part of the same family, they have only one voting right. Founders have 1 vote out of 12 in a group. All Executive Board Members present must equally agree on a decision. All votes require The Founders vote and must be present at least once per month at a meeting, if not available at that meeting, The Founders have an obligation to view the recording and make a decision after viewing the events of the meeting.
The mandate for board members is one year and for the President two years. A reelection (of the President) is allowed as many times as they are reelected.
The board runs the business, legality and accounting of the association, represents the association in public and in the committees of Lovelstzy Association in Switzerland and Internationally. It takes all necessary actions to achieve the association’s cause. The board can work with committees / working groups to achieve this goal.
The board meets as often as needed to run the business of the association. It decides questions, which do not require explicit consent of the AMM. As long as none of the board members require oral discussion, decision making by email is possible.
Board members may work on either a voluntary basis, as an employee or as a consultant of Lovelstzy Association. Board members are entitled to have their effective expenses reimbursed as outlined in Art. 3.
Art. 10: The Auditor
If needed The Annual Members’ Meeting elects an auditor. The Board decides whether an Auditor is necessary for the Association.
The auditor reviews the accounts and the annual statement. As a result of his or her review, the auditor issues a statement that is sent to the AMM with the invite and agenda of the meeting.
The mandate of the auditor is two years. It is possible to reelect the auditor.
Art. 11: Signatory Power
The association will be represented by at least 1 signature of either the president or CEO. (This can be changed by the Executive Board if needed for at least 2 signatures)
Art. 12: Liability
All assets of the association are liable for any debts of the association. Personal liability of the members are excluded.
Art. 13: Changes of the Statutes
These statutes can be changed through the AMM, or via an emergency meeting. A change in the Statutes require the President and CEO to agree to the change request and changes.
Art. 14: Closure of the association
Closure of the association can be agreed by an extraordinary members’ meeting called solely for this purpose and must be agreed by all executive board members or groups.
After closure of the association, the remaining assets of the association will be transferred to a similar association or foundation with a similar objective by the board. An allocation of assets among the members is excluded. The registered name “Lovelstzy®” will be returned to the trademark owner, Jasmine Radcliffe.
Art. 15: Implementation
These statutes have been accepted by founding members’ and will be implemented on the date of the association’s official registration.
In the name of the association
Art. 16: Board Members
Board members may change periodically. Board members are publicly displayed on the Lovelstzy Association website as well as any other agreed upon official documents.
Art. 17: Entry into Force
The founding members have adopted the present Articles of Association by way of correspondence. The present Articles of Association have entered into force today.
Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
On behalf of the founding members
(Jasmine Radcliffe) (Nicolas Brandon Radcliffe)
Alternative names: Alternative names:
Jasmine Lovelstzy Nicolas Lovelstzy
Original Statute Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
1st Amendment Date: Monday, June 27th, 2016
2nd Amendment Date: Sunday, March 12th, 2017
3rd Amendment Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
8th Amendment Date: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 click https://nonprofit.lstzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/8thStatutesAmendment04152019websitePDF-2.pdf