This week, the members of the Heidelberg IWC joined together to make history for the Club.
On Monday, March 19th, members gathered at the Monthly Meeting where simultaneously an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) was held to vote for the following things:
- to ratify the HIWC Constitution
- to elect the Executive Board, comprised of the President, Vice President and Treasurer
- to join FAWCO
The EGM was opened by HIWC Founder and EGM Chairwoman Christine Funke. Attendance was taken with 10 members attending and directly after the voting started. On all three items, the votes were unanimous in support and 2 write-in ballots were also noted. A celebratory feeling filled the room; it was an exciting day for the Club!
Later on Wednesday, March 21st, 8 members met at a notary’s office in Heidelberg’s Old Town to sign the Constitution as part of the application to become an official association (Verein). The three newly elected Board members, Christine Funke, Laura Bobanovic and Barbara Bellosa, signed the application form, and it’ll be sent to the District Court of Mannheim for processing.
With a lot of work done to prepare for this week, the Heidelberg IWC is in a good position to becoming an official charitable association, so that it can operate legally and take care of its members and others in the community.
Congratulations Heidelberg IWC!