About the association

Dietrich is an association established to help restore Virgin Mary Nativity Church and other cultural monuments in Kryry. The name Dietrich represents the last important owners of our church, the House of Dietrichstein, who acquired Kryry in 1686 and whose coat of arms is displayed on the church. 

The House of Dietrichstein was an old family whose beginnings date back to 11 Carinthia. In 16 more divided. Kryry belonged to members of Hollenburg-Mikulov branch whose family seat was Mikulov castle. For more information see HISTORY. th century the family split into two branches which were subsequently even



  1. Mgr. Petr Hradil – chairman
  2. Ing. Věra Kudrnáčová – vice-chairman
  3. Ing. Miroslav Bělíček – trustee
  4. Ing. Martin Kudrnáč – trustee
  5. Miroslav Švarc – trustee
  6. Martin Dressler, DiS
  7. Mgr. Radka Dolejšková
  8. Ing. arch. Pavla Hroudová
  9. Mgr. Miloš Hrouda
  10. Mgr. Josef Hurt
  11. Bc. Iva Melicharová
  12. Aleš Nevečeřal
  13. Michal Toušek
  14. Simona Waicová
  15. Jana Vágnerová
  16. Šárka Járová

Memorandum of association of Dietrich (association)

Article I.
Name and seat

The association’s name is Dietrich.
The association’s seat is situated at Náměstí Československé armády 35, Kryry, Post Code 43981, Czech Republic.

Article II.

The association is a voluntary association established under Act No. 83/1990 Sb., on associations of citizens, as amended. The association is a legal entity.

Chapter II.
Objectives and activities of the association

Article III.

As agreed with the owners of Virgin Mary Nativity Church, the association’s objectives are, in particular:

  • to save the endangered cultural monument Virgin Mary Nativity Church in Kryry, including the surrounding areas, and to gradually restore it
  • to find possible cultural uses for Virgin Mary Nativity Church in Kryry, such as concerts
  • to promote this cultural monument
  • to ensure construction work during the church’s restoration
  • to protect the surrounding environment, pathways, countryside and cultural values in and around Kryry
  • to maintain, restore and protect other cultural monuments in and around Kryry
  • to protect the environment.

Article IV.

The association fulfils its objectives particularly by:

  • obtaining funds to restore, maintain and protect Virgin Mary Nativity Church in Kryry, including the surrounding areas
  • obtaining funds to maintain and protect the environment, the countryside, other monuments and cultural values in and around Kryry
  • providing funding for preliminary and main construction work relating to the restoration, maintenance and protection of monuments, the environment and the countryside
  • providing help with organising preliminary and main construction work relating to the reconstruction, maintenance and protection of monuments
  • collaborating with other entities with similar objectives
  • promoting and popularising activities, publishing leaflets, books and producing commemorative items
  • organising cultural, educational and social events in the surrounding areas of the church
  • organising public fund raising campaigns
  • participating in negotiations and proceedings held by administrative bodies, local governments and professional associations

Chapter III.
Association bodies

Article V

The association bodies are:

  • the general meeting,
  • the board of trustees (board and trustees).

Article VI

The general meeting:

  • The general meeting is the association’s supreme body. It consists of all members of the association who are entitled to vote.
  • The constituting general meeting is held upon being convened by the provisional board without delay after the association is incorporated. The constituting general meeting will appoint members of other association bodies and will approve this Memorandum of Association.
  • The general meeting is entitled to:
    a) approve the Memorandum of Association and any amendments to it
    b) discuss the association’s activities and financial report for the previous period
    c) approve the association’s activities and objectives for the next period
    d) approve the association’s budget
    e) appoint trustees for a period of three years
    f) dissolve the association
    g) appoint honorary members of the association and honorary trustees
    h) determine members’ annual monetary contributions
    i) decide on other matters which it reserves for itself.

Article VII

  • The general meeting is convened at least once a year by the association’s chairman (or vicechairman). The chairman (or vice-chairman) conducts the general meeting. While presiding over the general meeting the chairman (or vice-chairman) must follow the agenda.
  • Each member of the association has one vote at the general meeting. A member may appoint an agent to represent them at the general meeting. The appointment must be in writing and be signed by the member.
  • The general meeting constitutes a quorum when half of the association’s members are present.
  • The minutes of each general meeting must contain the date and place of the general meeting, resolutions passed, voting results and rejected objections of members who asked for the objections to be recorded in the minutes.

Article VIII

  • A resolution of the general meeting is passed by a simple majority of votes of members present, save as otherwise provided by this Memorandum of Association.
  • A resolution proposing that the association be dissolved is passed by a majority of no less than two thirds of all members.

Article IX

The board:

  • The board is the association’s statutory body. It is the association’s supreme managing and executive body between general meetings. The board implements resolutions of the general meetings and is accountable to it for its activity.
  • The board is appointed by the general meeting for a period of three years.
  • The board may not have less than three trustees. Founding members of the provisional board become the first trustees after the association is incorporated.
  • The board meets according to its needs and decides by majority vote of all trustees (each trustee has one vote).
  • The board admits and excludes members of the association.
  • The board approves the association’s fundamental documents and the general meeting’s agenda.
  • Trustees appoint and recall the board’s chairman and vice-chairman.
  • The vice-chairman represents the chairman when the chairman is absent.
  • The chairman (or vice-chairman) convenes and conducts the general meeting.
  • The chairman (or vice-chairman) conducts the association’s ordinary and financial activities, ensures the association’s accounts are properly kept and fulfils other obligations set by law.

Article X

Representing the association
The association is represented by the chairman (or vice-chairman) of the board. The chairman may grant a power of attorney to any other trustee to represent the association. The chairman (or vicechairman) signs on behalf of the association unless stipulated otherwise. Agreements with a value exceeding CZK 100,000 must be executed and signed by the chairman (or vice-chairman) and another trustee.

Chapter IV
Membership of the association

Article XII

Members of the association
Members of the provisional board become members of the association. A person who has reached fourteen years of age may be elected a member by the board. A written application must be submitted. Upon being elected and paying a membership contribution a person becomes a member. A legal entity may become a member if its activities comply with the association’s objectives.

Article XIII

A member is entitled to:

  • participate in discussions held by the general meeting,
  • elect the association bodies and be elected to these bodies,
  • propose motions, initiations and observations to the association bodies,
  • participate in the association’s day-to-day activities,
  • be kept informed of the association’s events and activities.

Article XIV

A member must:

  • follow this Memorandum of Association, the orders of the association, the resolutions of the association bodies and other internal regulations,
  • pay membership contributions,
  • inform the association of any changes in their personal circumstances,
  • actively participate in fulfilling the association’s objectives,
  • duly execute their office in the association bodies,
  • uphold the good name of the association.

Article XV

A member ceases to be a member:

  • if they resign by giving notice to the board,
  • if they die,
  • if the association is dissolved,
  • if they are expelled by the board. The board may not expel a member unless the member repeatedly breaches this Memorandum of Association despite being warned of their conduct.

Article XVI

Honorary member:

  • Any person who makes an exceptional contribution to the fulfilment of the association’s objectives may be elected an honorary member of the association by the general meeting. An honorary member has no rights or duties relating to regular membership, except the right to attend the general meeting. Their vote will be considered a consultative vote.

Article XVII

Honorary trustee:

  • Significant experts, artists and personalities in public life who support the association’s activities may become honorary trustees. The general meeting elects an honorary trustee upon recommendation by the board. An honorary trustee has no rights or duties related to regular membership, except for the right to attend the general meeting and to participate in the board’s proceedings. Their vote will be considered a consultative vote.

Chapter V
Economic activities of the association

Article XIII

The association’s income is derived from contributions by the members and other persons, gifts, grants, other property values and income from complementary activities relating to the fulfilment of the association’s objectives, such as publishing leaflets or books and producing commemorative items, or organising cultural, educational and social events.
The association’s expenses are incurred by expenditures relating to every day operations and to the fulfilment of the association’s objectives as stated in article III. The expenses must be incurred as a result of the activities stated in article IV.

Article XIX

The board is accountable for the association’s financial activities. The association is managed financially according to the annual budget awarded by the board and approved by the general meeting.

Article XX

The board will appoint a treasurer. The treasure must be a trustee. The treasurer is responsible for the association’s ordinary financial activities, managing property with a value not exceeding CZK 5,000, and the association’s accounting and tax duties.

Article XXI

Settlement following the association’s dissolution
If the association is dissolved all its assets are to be liquidated. If following liquidation any assets remain they will be given to another not-for-profit legal entity with objectives similar to the association’s objectives. This legal entity will be chosen by the general meeting which approves the dissolution.

Chapter VI
Final provisions

Article XXII

This Memorandum of Association becomes valid by being approved by the association’s founding members. This Memorandum of Association becomes effective and the association becomes incorporated on the day the Memorandum of Association is registered by the Ministry of Interior under Sec. 6 of Act No. 83/1990 Sb., as amended.

Chapter VII
Amendments to this Memorandum of Association

Article XXIII

Rules for amending this Memorandum of Association

  • This Memorandum of Association may only be amended by resolution of the general meeting passed by a majority of no less than two thirds of all members.
  • Proposals of resolutions must be submitted to the chairman in writing.
  • The chairman will submit an application to register these resolutions with the Ministry of Interior within 15 days of a resolution being passed.