Friends of TRICALS


The foundation ‘Friends of TRICALS’ was established on September 11, 2019. The goal of Friends of TRICALS is to financially or otherwise support and promote the activities and scientific research of TRICALS. Below you will find a brief summary of the bylaws of Friends of TRICALS.



  • To financially or otherwise support and promote the activities and scientific research of TRICALS;
  • Stichting Friends of TRICALS will achieve this goal through fundraising and will make these funds and resources available for TRICALS (by means of loans, donations and investments).

Financial Capital

  • The financial capital of the foundation is comprised of all financial contributions, donations, grants, legacies, inheritances, or any other assets.
  • An inheritance can only be accepted under benefit of inventory

Board of Directors

  • The board of directors consists of at least 3 members. The majority of members should not be related or part of the same household.
  • Members of the board of directors need to be working or otherwise engaged with institutes that are involved in the main objectives of TRICALS.
  • The board of directors consists of a president, treasurer and secretary. If the board consists of multiple members, each member can hold a maximum of 2 positions.
  • Members can serve for an indefinite period of time.
  • The board of directors appoints new members

Functions, authority and remuneration

  • In the fulfillment of their tasks, the board focuses on the interest of Friends of TRICALS.
  • The board will not be remunerated for their activities. Members can be reimbursed for reasonable expenses made as part of Friends of TRICALS-related activities.

Decision making

  • Board meetings will take place at least every 6 months
  • Every member has one vote
  • The secretary will take minutes of every meeting and these will be accessible to all members
  • Decisions can be made outside of meetings, under the condition that each member has expressed his/her opinion in writing
  • A board member will not be involved in decision making when he/she has an (in)direct conflict of interests

Financial year and annual reports

  • The financial year coincides with the calendar year
  • The board of directors is required to put together a signed report (by each member) with the current balance and a statement of income and expenditures.
  • These reports will be stored for seven years.
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