Official Act

OFFICIAL ACT FOR SIX DOTS FOUNDATION FOR THE BLINDS
 
PART I – Foundation Clauses
 
Foundation
ARTICLE 1- The Six Dots Foundation to Educate and Increase the Welfare of Blinds was founded through the approved official act by İstanbul 9th Notary Office dated February 29 1972 and fee number 5241 and the approval ruling of the İstanbul 9th Civil Court of First Instance dated March 13, 1972 and numbered E. 1972/280 K. 1972/121 and its name was corrected as “SIX DOTS FOUNDATION FOR THE BLINDS” through the ruling of the İstanbul 7th Civil Court of First Instance dated November 20, 1987 and numbered E. 1987/442 K. 1987/538.
Six Dots Foundation for the Blinds is referred to as (Foundation) short name in the following articles.
 
Legal Privileges
ARTICLE 2 – The legal privileges of the foundation are listed below.
 
          2.1) Tax Exemption under the Cabinet of Ministers decision dated November 26, 1971 and number 7/3492
          2.2) International Cooperation under the Cabinet of Ministers decision dated February 10, 1982 and number 84/7713.
 
Headquarters
ARTICLE 3 – The administrative headquarters of the foundation is at the address Reşitpaşa Mahallesi, Tuncay Artun Cad. No. 69 Emirgan 34467 İstanbul. Its phone numbers are (0212) 323 21 53-277 62 28-277 40 97-323 07 20 and fax number is (0212) 323 21 54. Under the laws and the clauses of the Official Act, it can open branch offices, offices and representative offices both in Turkey and abroad according to the clauses of the regulation approved by the Board of Trustees.
 
Purpose and Subjects of Service
ARTICLE 4- The purpose of the foundation is “education and rehabilitation of the blind individuals, finding employment for them and increasing their efficiency at work, prevention of blindness and creating awareness regarding their problems,” and the subjects of service are listed below.
 
4.1) Establishing education, training and rehabilitation centers in line with its purpose; training adult blind individuals in a way that will enable them to work in accordance with their skills, through courses with appropriate durations; training adult blind individuals about reading and writing, daily activities and life and improve their independent movement skills; opening and furnishing libraries, cultural facilities and sports facilities on behalf of the Rehabilitation Center, based on an Executive Board decision; give trainings such as Radio Programming and Call Center customer representative that will increase the employment opportunities for blind individuals and buy such training services when necessary,
4.2) Opening, operating and leasing the necessary enterprises to employ the visually impaired individuals that were trained in Foundation Rehabilitation Center and received completion documents from the SHÇEK General Directorate, or hiring and taking over such enterprises, 
4.3) Finding employment for adult and rehabilitated blind individuals, in line with the laws and monitoring their work and efficiency at work for a certain time period; training the blind individuals that lost their sight after getting a job or employment, in trainings that will enable them to work in the same or similar jobs,
4.4) Teaching blind individuals that do not have employment opportunities, handicrafts and skills, which have marketing opportunities; enabling them to work in the places of business to be established with remuneration  and look for the ways to sell the products produced, attending or organizing fairs on behalf of the Foundation,
4.5) Training and educating blind individuals that are above the age of working, through mobile training programs at their houses, about reading and writing, vocational and skill-improving courses; assisting the education and training institutions that were established for the training and education of blind individuals at the age of primary and secondary education and adult blind individuals,
4.6) Establishing courses and institutions that will raise educational personnel and assisting personnel for the training and education of the blind individuals or cooperating with institutions working in this field; establishing and operating education and research centers to determine the quantitative and socio-economic status of blind individuals and giving scholarships when necessary,
4.7) Creating public awareness about all kinds of problems experienced by blind individuals, attracting attention to these problems, organizing forums, meetings, symposium, panel and conferences and publishing brochures, magazines, bulletins and books; cooperating with associations, foundations, state and private institutions and organizing courses, panels and seminars and establishing and operating facilities in cooperation with them, when necessary, 
4.8) Warning the relevant institutions regarding the legal and preventive medicine measures against the preventable blindness incidents and conduct activities regarding eye health,
4.9) Opening, operating or leasing the operation of institutions regarding health such as polyclinic, clinic, dispensary, medicine center, diagnosis and treatment center, hospital, field center, physical and rehabilitation center and others, and hire and operate such enterprises or take them over,
4.10) Opening, operating, leasing or hiring all kinds of sports fields and facilities to remove the errors of standing, sitting and behavior and participating and taking over the existing institutions, Conducting affairs such as employing and hiring teachers for sports, visits, and cultural activities organized for rehabilitation students,
4.11) Opening, operating and leasing workshops in new fields in accordance with the developing technology such as metal processing, jewelry making, plastic injection and macrame to create new fields of work for blind individuals taking advantage of the developing technology or hiring, operating and taking over this and similar places of business,
4.12) Establishing enterprises under the name of nursing homes, day care centers, etc. to provide pre-school education to children aged between 0 and 6, who lost sight or have poor sight, and consultancy services to families; opening institutions, etc. for adult blind individuals and raise educators for such institutions; providing educators for the institutions that are opened or will be opened by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, SHÇEK General Directorate and Municipalities, for such purposes, and making transfers to such institutions in exchange for donations in cash and in kind,  
4.13) Cover the expenses of the disabled individuals that get education in the Rehabilitation Center of the Foundation, which are considered appropriate and when necessary,
4.14) Producing the tools and equipment used by visually impaired individuals, purchasing them from Turkey, exporting or importing them,
4.15) Contacting third parties to establish new employment areas towards the visually impaired such as Call Center, etc., initiating constructions regarding that about the immovable assets of the Foundation, giving them in exchange for floors, operating them or signing contracts for their operation.
 
Legal Transactions Authority         
 MADDE 5 – The Foundation is, other than legal limitations and in order to realize its purpose, allowed and authorized to own and use movable and immovable assets, with no limitations of amount and value, through donations, wills, purchasing and hiring; sell, transfer and grant its assets under the legal clauses regarding the Foundations and take and spend the revenues regarding them; use one or more than one immovable assets or their revenues within the assets of the Foundation once or more for investment; to manage, save and spend the movable and immovable assets and the monies it owns through donation and wills, purchasing and various ways provided that these are not in violation of the Foundation’s purpose and are dependent on the purposes in part or as a whole; purchase share bonds, equity, commercial papers, certificates of deposit, Treasury bonds and other stocks and shares to increase the revenues of the Foundation and to evaluate and sell them when the purpose of the Foundation necessitates; to cooperate with the local and foreign institutions, organizations and foundations that make similar activities in line with the Foundation’s purpose; to get aid in cash and in kind from domestic and foreign foundations and to make agreements to secure such aid; to join companies with the assets within its monies and properties to increase the revenues it will spend for its purposes; to get dividends and share of profits in exchange for its contribution shares; to make the production, importation, exportation and marketing of the tools and equipment to meet all kinds of needs of the blind individuals in line with its purposes; to accept the incorporeal rights of property such as easement, usufruct, habitation, pledge and mortgage on the immovable assets, use these rights, and take all kinds of securities, including pledge, on the movable and immovable assets for the enterprises it will established with the monies it has and it will have; accept the valid bails of banks; to borrow money and get credit from real and legal persons when necessary to realize the purposes of the Foundation, show the movable and immovable assets as pledge, give bails and other securities, to get revenues from the projects and all kinds of activities run and to be run, in line with the purposes of the Foundation and to establish economic enterprises that will work in line with regular enterprise principles to gain revenues for the Foundation and to operate them directly or through an administrator it controls, to make the initiatives, savings, obtaining and contracts that are considered useful and necessary to realize one or all of the Foundation’s purposes; to establish partnerships and cooperation with real and legal persons for aims that will be useful for its purposes and the subjects of service, under the Article 48 of the Turkish Civil Code.   
The Foundation cannot use these powers in the directions and for purposes prohibited under the law.
The Foundation accepts the aids in cash and in kind that will come from real and legal persons, associations and foundations abroad.
 
PART II – Administrative Clauses
 
The Organs of the Foundation
ARTICLE 6- The organs of the Foundation are shown below.
 Board of Trustees
  1.  Foundation Chairman
  2.  Executive Board
  3.  Inspection Board
  4.  Consultative Board
Trustees
ARTICLE 7 – The clauses about the trustees are shown below.
 
7.1) The real and legal person trustees, member of the Board of Trustees are shown in Article 32. The İstanbul Governor, İstanbul Metropolitan Mayor, Sarıyer Local Governor, İstanbul Ophatomology Association Chairman, SHÇEK Institution General Manager, İstanbul University Medicine Faculty Eye Department Chairmen and the Turkey Red Crescent Association General Chairman are the natural members of the Board of Trustees.
7.2) In case that the real person trustees leave their task voluntarily, pass away or become incapable of performing the task, one of the two successors at most can become a member with a Board of Trustees decision, in line with the subrogation document they submitted to the Foundation Management in advance. A new trustee can be selected upon the Executive Board’s recommendation and the absolute majority vote of the participants of the Board of Trustees to replace a trustee that left, passed away or became incapable of performing the task without submitting a document of subrogation. For the trustees that were selected this way, the subrogation document method explained above will also be applied; but the trustees selected are obliged to pay the trusteeship payment once, in the amount foreseen in the annual budget of the Foundation.
7.3) The legal or real person trustee candidates, recommended by the Executive Board, considering the pre-determined characteristics and conditions, can be selected with the absolute majority vote of the Board of Trustees, to replace the legal person trustees that have lost their legal personality. The trustees that were selected this way are obliged to pat the trusteeship payment once, in the amount foreseen in the annual budget of the Foundation.
7.4) Legal person trustees are represented in the Board of Trustees by one representative in line with the decision of their authorized bodies. Only, the Six Dots Association for the Blinds shall be represented by six representatives in the Board of Trustees, three of them as İstanbul and three as Ankara representatives. These Associations inform the Board about the names of the same number of representatives, which will be valid in case of the excuses of the people to attend the meeting. 
 
Board of Trustees
ARTICLE 8 – The Board of Trustees is the authorized decision body of the Foundation and the clauses regarding its activities are listed below.
 
8.1) The Board of Trustees convenes under normal conditions in February and November every year upon the written invitation prepared by the Executive Board at least fifteen days in advance, indicating the day, hours and the location of the meeting, in line with the agenda. When necessary, an extraordinary meeting can be held with an Executive Board decision or upon the written request of the one-fourth of the trustees in the Board of Trustees.
8.2) Items can be added to the agenda upon the request of one-tenth of the present members in the ordinary meetings of the Board of Trustees. However, in extraordinary Board of Trustees meetings, requests to add items to the agenda cannot be made.
8.3) The Board of Trustees meetings will be administered by the Council, which consists of one chairman, one deputy chairman and one secretary, all to be selected by open vote. The trustees can vote represented by another trustees but a trustee cannot assume the representation of more than one trustees. 
8.4) The quorum for meeting and decision of the Board of Trustees is absolute majority. If quorum cannot be maintained in the first meeting, the second meeting will be held seven days after with the participating trustees. However, the second meeting cannot be held with less than one-third of the number of all members.
 
Tasks and Authorities of the Board of Trustees
ARTICLE 9-  The tasks and authorities of the Board of Trustees are shown below:
 
9.1) To make the necessary decisions in line with the clauses stipulated in laws and in line with the purpose and subject of service of the Foundation,
9.2)  To discuss the Executive Board activity report and the Inspection Board inspection report of the previous activity term in the meeting in February, to examine and approve the balance sheet and revenues and expenses charts; to approve the clearance of the Executive Board, 
9.3) To discuss and approve the activity program and budget of the Executive Board for the upcoming activity term in the meeting in November,
9.4)  To elect the Foundation Chairman and other full and reserve members of the Executive Board and the full and reserve members of the Inspection Board,
9.5) In case that the trustees leave their Board of Trustees membership, to make decisions regarding the recommendations of the Executive Board about the acceptance of replacing trustee candidates,
9.6)  To select the Consultancy Board members and make decisions regarding their recommendations,
9.7)  To make decisions about the Foundation Official Act amendment suggestions and Foundation regulations submitted for approval by the Executive Board,
9.8) To authorize the Executive Board regarding the transactions that will obligate and bind the Foundation, which are stipulated in the article 5 of the Official Act,
9.9) To get information about the requests and recommendations of the members.
 
Foundation Chairman
ARTICLE 10 – The foundation chairman is the representative and the authorized administrator of the foundation and is selected among trustees by secret voting for three years in the Board of Trustees. For being selected as the foundation chairman, one has to have the status of a trustee at least for one year and has to be distinguished with his personal attributes in the society. If the foundation chairman resigns for any reason, the deputy chairman takes over and another election is held within at most four months in the Board of Trustees meeting. The elected foundation chairman completes the term of office of the previous chairman.
 
The Duties and Authorities of the Foundation Chairman
ARTICLE 11 - The duties and authorities of the foundation chairman are stated below:
 
11.1)  Representing the foundation as the foundation chairman,
11.2) Assessing the agenda of the Executive Board, inviting the members to the board meeting, leading the works of the board, implementing the decisions taken,
11.3)  Directing the services and administration of the foundation, realizing the activities,
11.4) Protecting the assets of the foundation, controlling expenditures for the accordance with the law and the clauses of Official Act,
11.5) Carrying out the duties stated in the law and the clauses of the Official Act.
 
Executive Board
ARTICLE 12 – The Executive Board is the administrative and the implementing organ of the foundation, and the principles concerning its formation and work are stated below:
 
12.1) Executive Board consists of 8 full and 8 reserve members who are elected by secret voting by the board chairman and the Board of Trustees, providing that at least 2 of the full and 2 of the reserve members are members of the Six Dots Association for Blinds.
12.2) The elected executive board starts their duty on 1st of January. In the first Executive Board meeting, a deputy Chairman Board, a General Secretary, a General Bookkeeper as well as directors of various offered services are elected and tasks are distributed. 
12.3) The Executive Board holds meeting once a month and may hold extraordinary meetings when necessary. Quorum is 5; the decision quorum is the absolute majority of the attendees of the meeting.
12.4) In cases of death, resignation or disability to work, or if the members fail to attend 3 consecutive meetings in a row without having an excuse, or if they fail to attend two thirds of the meetings in an activity term, the memberships are canceled by the Executive Board decision, and reserve members are invited to the executive Board in the following week according to the number of votes. The reserve members complete the term of office of the previous members.  
 
The Duties and Authorities of the Executive Board
ARTICLE 13 – The duties and authorities of the Executive Board are stated below:
 
13.1)  Preparing the agenda of the next activity term and the balance sheets, the income and expenditure accounts of the previous term, and submitting for Board of Trustees’ approval,
13.2) Preparing bills of change for Foundation Official Act and bills of regulation for the foundation and submitting them for the approval of the Board of Trustees,
13.3) Forming activity groups or service committees either out of trustees or third party experts to run examinations and researches in accordance with the services and goals of the foundation, to watch its exercises and decide upon the reports that are going to be prepared, to make the same committee or groups conduct activities when necessary,
13.4) Appointing members of the Consultative Board and submitting them for approval of the Board of Trustees,
13.5) Analyzing the activities, demands and suggestions of the Consultative and Inspection Boards, making necessary decisions,
13.6) Making decisions regarding opening new branch offices; building economic enterprises, partnerships and funds,
13.7) Fulfilling the legal procedures mentioned in the 5th article of the Official Act; submitting transactions that will obligate and bind the foundation for approval of the Board of Trustees, .
13.8) Assigning and dismissing the foundation personnel when necessary.
 
Consultative Board
ARTICLE 14 – Consultative Board is the consultative organ of the foundation and the principles concerning its formation and work are stated below:
 
14.1) Consultative Board consists of 4 members, suggested by the Executive Board for their knowledge and skills, elected by the Board of Trustees for three years as well as ex Foundation Chairmen and SHÇEK General Directorate Istanbul Provincial Director or an authority he appointed.
14.2) Consultative Board distributes tasks and elects a Chairman, a deputy Chairman and a Spokesman on the first meeting.
14.3) Consultative Board makes at least three ordinary meetings in an activity term and may hold extraordinary meetings when necessary. Invitations and agenda formulations are carried out by the Consultative Board chairman or the Foundation Chairman.
14.4) Quorum is not sought in Consultative Board meetings and decisions are taken with absolute majority of the attendees.
 
The Duties and Authorities of the Consultative Board
ARTICLE 15 - The duties and authorities of the Consultative Board are stated below:
 
15.1) Holding discussions about methods, designs and principles that may create useful and successful activities on goals and services of the foundation, making suggestions and demands.
15.2) Studying on establishments, investment and environmental issues within the scope of services of the foundation; making preparations for publications of panels, symposiums and conferences, helping and guiding with the organizations of them. 
15.3) Studying and commenting on issues, demands and requests decided by the Board of Trustees, the Foundation Chairman and the Executive Board.
 
Inspection Board
ARTICLE 16 - The foundation is subject to inspection of General Directorate of Foundations and is open to any kind of inspection stipulated by the law. Nevertheless, the Inspection Board which is authorized and in charge concerning financial issues and consisting of 3 full members and 2 reserve members elected by the Board of Trustees for three years by open voting, carries out the internal inspections.  The inspection board holds a meeting at least once in three months. They investigate the books and records and income expenditure reports. They can attend the executive board’s meetings concerning financial issues. The next reserve member is called for duty within one week to fulfill the duty of an inspection board full member when he/she leaves for any reason.            
 
The Duties and Authorities of the Inspection Board
ARTICLE 17 - The duties and authorities of the Inspection Board are stated below:
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17.1) Reporting the issues and suggestions they will determine to the Executive Board, as a result of the analysis that lasts three months,
17.2) Submitting a report including general evaluations and suggestions on balance sheet and income and expenditure charts at the end of the activity term to the Board of Trustees,
17.3) Submitting a report including their opinions and suggestions on the annual budget to the Board of Trustees.
 
Part III – Financial Clauses
 
Estate Allocated to the Foundation
ARTICLE 18 – The Six Dots Foundation for the Education and Increasing the Welfare of the Blinds, allocated the usufruct rights on the l9412 square meters land registered in İstanbul Sarıyer Mirgün 47 plot, 151 block and 10 plot of the title, for which the usufruct rights were given to it with the decision of the İstanbul Municipality Municipal Council, dated 30.06.1970 and numbered 383, to the Foundation after the necessary transfer formalities were realized. 
Besides, the Six Dots Association for the Education and Increasing the Welfare of the Blinds İstanbul Branch Office gave the 500.000 TL that were collected from the public as a result of the campaign organized by daily Milliyet previously and the 500.000 TL that were collected by the same association’s Ankara headquarters in the same campaign and were given to it to the Foundation to be spent for the expenses of the Rehabilitation Center construction, to be established on the area mentioned above. Besides, the other founders also allocated forty thousand lira. The total amount allocated is 1.040.000.
 
Activity Term and Budget
ARTICLE 19 – Activity term for the Foundation starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
              The annual budget of the Foundation consists of the budget regulation, revenues and expenses and cadre charts. The Annual Budget Regulation includes the estimated revenues and estimated expense payments, spending authorities and authorized people, the reception forms of revenues, documents regarding expenses and costs, the amount of money to be kept in the account and the transfer authorities to be made in parts and items.
 
The Revenues of the Foundation
ARTICLE 20- The revenues of the Foundation are shown below.
 
20.1) The donations and aids to be collected under the clauses of the Aid Collection Law,
20.2) The revenues to be collected as a result of the management and transactions indicated in the article 4 of the Foundation Official Act and the activities in the subjects of service,
20.3) The fees to be collected under the laws for the services to be provided in line with the purpose and subjects of service of the Foundation,
20.4) The revenues to be collected through the movable and immovable assets and shares of the Foundation, including lease, revenues, interest, premium payments, dividends, commission fees and selling these, 
20.5) The revenues to be collected over the Economic Enterprises, funds and other initiatives owned or joined by the Foundation,
20.6) The conditional and unconditional donations made to the Foundation in line with its purposes and the donations that are causa mortis or not,
20.7) The revenues that are collected through all kinds of meetings, visits, presentations, events, fairs and lotteries and other similar events,
20.8) Other revenues.
 
Financial Applications
ARTICLE 21- The principles regarding the financial applications of the Foundation are shown below.
 
21.1) The Foundation has no profit purposes in any manner whatsoever and the Foundation Administration is obliged to spend and specify 5 percent of the gross revenues it has collected during the year for administration and operation costs and reserve fund, 15 percent for the investments that will increase the assets of the Foundation and the remaining 80 percent for the purposes of the Foundation.
21.2) A part or the whole of the funds allocated for administration and operation costs and reserve fund or the investments to increase the assets of the Foundation, can be specified for the services towards the purposes and subjects of service of the Foundation.
21.3) The funds specified for the purposes and subjects of service of the Foundation cannot be spent for any other purpose or subject of service in any manner. The funds allocated for administration and operation costs can be used for reserve fund or the investments to increase the assets of the foundation.
21.4) The Foundation is obliged to spend the revenues specified for the purpose and subjects of service during the year. However, a part or the whole of these revenues can be saved in a certain fund to realize certain projects that were approved by the Ministry of Finance and can be spent in the coming activity terms. The implementations are made through ranking the purposes and subjects of service in proportion with the available resources of revenue for the Foundation.   
 
Foundation Reserve Fund
ARTICLE 22 -
22–1) The total net revenues collected from the placement of the Foundation funds and the enterprises operating under the Foundation in a year term will be the basis for the Foundation reserve fund account. The administration costs and the amount for contribution to inspection and auditing costs, which will be determined under the Law no. 903, will be deduced from this revenue and 10 percent of the remaining amount will be allocated as reserve fund. If the annual foundation revenues cannot meet the administration expenses and the losses of the enterprises operating under the foundation, the reserve fund can be used to cover these promises and administration costs with a decision of the Executive Board. 
          For the 10 years following the establishment of the Foundation, The Board of Trustees will discuss whether the reserve fund collected is sufficient or not. If the reserve fund is found to be sufficient, the allocation of reserve funds will be suspended. If the reserve fund is found to be insufficient, the allocation of reserve fund will continue in the same manner. After that, this issue will be discussed by the Board of Trustees once in every five years.
 
22–2) The Placement of Foundation Funds
     The cash monies that were donated as addition to the estate of the Foundation, the reserve funds allocated from annual revenues, the donations collected for future projects and the revenue surpluses that are foreseen not to be spent for a long time, will be invested, in a way that will ensure the safe and with the highest revenue to the Foundation, to;
  1. Government bonds that can be changed into cash immediately,  
  2. Stocks and bonds of companies that are quoted in the stock exchange market,
  3. Immovable assets,
  4. To official banks regarding the annual revenues and expenses differences to be used in activities in line with the purposes the next year, 
Upon the discretion and decision of the Executive Board. The amounts allocated for future projects will be invested in assets that can be changed into cash immediately.
 
Unremunerated Work
ARTICLE 23 – The Foundation Chairman, the Executive Board, the Inspection Board and the Consultative Board members will not get any title or charge for the tasks they perform. The transportation and other expenses incurred because of the tasks to be performed out of the city can be covered as the payments made to the first degree state officials.  
 
PART IV – General Clauses
 
Foundation Executive Unit
ARTICLE 24 – The Foundation Executive Unit consists of authorized administrators to be selected by the Executive Board, expert consultants and sufficient number of personnel. Regarding the tasks and authorities of Foundation Executive Unit officers, the clauses of the “Personnel Regulation” to be accepted by the Executive Board will be applied.
 
Honorary Trusteeship
ARTICLE 25 – The real and legal persons that have distinguished services and contributions to the realization of the Foundation purposes can be awarded with the title “Honorary Trusteeship” upon the recommendation of the Executive Board and the decision of the Board of Trustees. The Honorary Trustees can attend the Board of Trustees meetings, however they cannot vote and they will not have the right to elect or be elected.
 
Foundation Economic Enterprises
ARTICLE 26 – The Foundation can establish Foundation Economic Enterprises to realize the purposes and the subjects of service and towards implementation, education and revenues.
The economic enterprises contract to be approved by the Executive Board will include clauses regarding the registration of the Foundation, the purpose and subjects of service for the Foundation, working areas of the enterprise, the administration and representation of the enterprise, the responsibility and principles of the enterprise administration, financial transactions, tax exemption issue, and the inspection of the enterprise. The Foundation economic enterprises will be registered and come into force in line with the clauses of the Commercial Registry Regulations.  
 
Amendment to the Foundation Official Act
ARTICLE 27 – Amendments can be made to the Foundation Official Act in case that the nature and scope of the purpose and subjects of service indicated in the Foundation Act change in a way that is openly inconsistent with the will of the founders of the Foundation or a certain need is felt to protect the Foundation assets or for the changing of the Foundation’s form of administration to continue the purposes and subjects to service, through the convention of the Board of Trustees with the participation of the two-thirds of the number of all members, with the vote of the two-thirds majority of the attending members, the view of the Foundations General Directorate and the approval of the authorized Civil Court of First Instance.
 
Dissolution of the Foundation
ARTICLE 28 – If the continuation of the Foundation is found to be not useful or the decision that the realization of the purposes and subjects of service of the Foundation has become impossible is arrived at, the Board of Trustees can make a decision for the dissolution of the Foundation.The Executive Board shall apply to the authorized Civil Court of First Instance and request the registration of the dissolution and the dissolution transactions commence after the view of the Foundations General Directorate is taken. The Executive Board serves as the dissolution official and the dissolution balance sheet is prepared and registered. After the Foundation is dissolved and loses its legal personality, the Dissolution Balance Sheet is prepared and the assets under the balance sheet will be transferred to the State.
 
Lack of Clauses
ARTICLE 29 – In cases where there are no clauses in the Foundation Official Act, the relevant clauses of the Turkish Civil Code and the By-Laws regarding Foundations shall be applied.
 
Regulations
ARTICLE 30 – The Foundation Official Act will be implemented through the regulations to be prepared by the Executive and some of them to be approved by the Board of Trustees when necessary. 
 
Founders
ARTICLE 31 – The founders of the Foundation are listed below.
 
31.1) Real Person Founders
 
Dr. Hilmi ALAGİL,
Hulki ALİSBAH,
Dr. Bülent ARTUNER,
Dr. Fahri ATABEY,           
Müfit BAHTOĞLU,
Av. Suat BALLAR,
İnci BENGİSU,
Prof. Dr. Ali Esat BİROL,
Sadettin BODUR,
Suat BOYDAŞ,
Resmiye BOYSAN,
Ahmet EKMEKÇİOĞLU,
Dr. Mithat ENÇ,
Av. Handan ERTUNÇ,
Prof. Dr.F.Kerim GÖKAY,
Prof. Dr. Semih GÖZONAR, Azra İNAL,
Ahmet İNAL,
Sumru İNAL,
İsmail İŞMEN,
Suna KIRAÇ,
Süheyla KUNT,
Orhan MERSİNLİ,
Gönen ORAL,
Dr. Cemal ÖNER,
Dr. Muzaffer ÖNER,
Vefa POYRAZ, 
Nihal PULAT,
Yüksel PULAT,
Hüseyin SERMET,
Abidin TÜRKKAN,
Doğan TÜRKKAN,
Av. Olgun UYUN,
Nazmi VURAL

31.2) Legal Person Founders
Six Dots Association for the Education and Increasing the Welfare of the Blinds Headquarters,
Six Dots Association for the Education and Increasing the Welfare of the Blinds İstanbul Branch Office,
Bebek Lions Club Association,
Çankaya Lions Club Association,
Eminönü Lions Club Association,
Ergophtalmology Association,
İstanbul Municipality,
İstanbul Lions Club Association,
İstanbul Governor’s Office,
Levent Lions Club Association,
Milliyet Newspaper Co.,
International Lions Administration Circle
 
Members of the Board of Trustees
ARTICLE 32 – The members of the Board of Trustees as of the date this Official Act amendment was made are listed below.
 
32.1) FOUNDERS
 
32.1.1) Real Person Trustees    
 
1)Dr. Bülent ARTUNER,      
2) Av.Suat BALLAR,
3) Faruk BENGİSU,
4) Suat BOYDAŞ,
5) F.Ahmet EKMEKÇİOĞLU,
6) Sinan ENÇ,
7) Birsen ŞAPÇI,
8) Hasan ERÇELİK,
9) Mehmet İPEKÇİ,
10) Ahmet İNAL,
11) Sumru İNAL,
12) Suna KIRAÇ,
13) Süheyla KUNT,
14) Ali Eşref MÜEZZİNOĞLU,  15) Gönen ORAL,
16) Vefa POYRAZ,
17) Gülay PULAT,
18) Nihal PULAT,
19) Oya SEBÜK,
20) Av. Olgun UYUN,
21) Kadriye VURAL,
22) Semra YILMAZ,
23) Ahsena Gül TOKAY,
24) Müfit BAHTOĞLU                   
 
32.1.2) Legal Person Trustees
 
25) Six Dots Association for the Blinds Headquarters,
26) Six Dots Association for the Blinds İstanbul Branch Office,
27) Bebek Lions Club,
28) Çankaya Lions Club,
29) Eminönü Lions Club,              
30) İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality,
31) İstanbul International Lions Club,
32) İstanbul Governor’s Office,
33) Levent Lions Club,
34) Milliyet Newspaper Co.,
35) International Lions 118-T Administration Circle.
 
32.2) ELECTED TRUSTEES
 
32.2.1) Real Person Trustees
 
36) Şahin AKSAY,
37) Tufan ATALAYMAN,
38) Gülten BAY,
39) Remzi ÇOLAK,
40) Recep DEMİREL,
41) Mağdule DEMİRCİOĞLU,
42) Mehmet Enis DEMİRCİOĞLU,
43) Çağrı DOĞAN,
44) Mehmet Ferit EKİNCİ,
45) H.Acar ERK,
46) Güner FANSA,
47) Mehmet Hulusi GENÇAY,
48) Mustafa GÖNCÜ,
49) Yaşar GÖZCÜ,
50) Mahmut KEÇECİ,
51) Ali Kayıhan KILIÇ,
52) Hayri KIRCA,
53) Gülşen MİLLİ,
54) Nurettin OĞUZ,
55) Prof. Dr. Ercan ÖNGÖR,
56) Nazaret ÖZSAHAKYAN,
57) Güner ÖZATALAY,
58) Ahmet PURA,
59) Fevzi SALİHOĞLU,
60)Dr.Nihal ŞANLI HAMZAOĞLU,
61) Tacettin TATLIAĞIZ,
62) Saadet TETİK,
63) Sedat Ferit TUNÇAY,
64) Yurdagül TUNÇAY,
65) Selahattin YENER,
66) Necati YILMAZ
                           
Validity
ARTICLE 33 – The amendments made to the Foundation Official Act come into force after the finalization of the ruling of authorized Civil Court of First Instance regarding registration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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