Established on 11 November 2009 in Hamburg, registered with the Flensburg registration court on 11 January 2010 and last amended by resolution of the general meeting on Föhr on 21 December 2019.



The association refers in its characteristics, orientation and the actions of its members to the model of the intergenerational principles of the historical Föhrer navigation schools from the 16th to the 18th century as sustainable non-profit leadership academies through the success of more than 2,000 captains who emerged from the private Föhrer navigation schools as the intellectual and economic elite of the maritime societies of the North Frisian islands of Föhr, Amrum, Sylt and the Halligen, which have nevertheless remained egalitarian to this day.

In the spirit of the founder of the Föhr navigation schools, Pastor Richardus Petri at St. Laurentii Church in Süderende on Föhr, who held the office of pastor on Föhr from 1620 until his death in 1678, the activities of RÜNJHAID! are to take up the intergenerational non-profit system for leadership academies developed by Petri and, among other things in the sense of the “6th Kondratieff cycle” to “health” in the holistic sense – physical, mental, spiritual, ecological and social – to the leadership role of “health captains” for an outcome based “world medicine” and thus promote the transparent “navigation in medicine” for the benefit of patients and make it visible as Medicinale.

For RÜNJHAID!, the School of Hippocrates on the island of Kos, founded by Hippocrates of Kos some 2,500 years ago as a historical medical leadership academy, is a model for this. The Hippocratic Oath was created there, which, just like the Föhrer Navigation Schools, ensured the passing on of knowledge from generation to generation and which today, with the aim of holistic preservation of the integrity of the patient, his biology and his data, should be continued by RÜNJHAID! as a task for society as a whole.

RÜNJHAID! means in Fering, the language of the island north Frisians of Föhr: Roundness! – the development of “round” personalities should be promoted by the new edition of Petri’s leadership academy principle. RÜNJHAID! also means economic well-being. RÜNJHAID! therefore stands for “Service for Humanity with value-based Leadership to Navigate the Medicine of the Future together with the Medicinale for sustainable outcome for Patients”.

Orientation, anchoring of this circle of friends begins at the place of origin on Föhr. The task of RÜNJHAID! is to bring these traditions of the islands of Föhr and Kos out into the world for imitation and, in addition, to build a European bridge between Föhr and Kos as a starting point for further island partnerships to promote value-based international understanding, in order to make these old private insular school systems internationally visible again for all and to create future workshops for future generations for humans, animals and nature as sustainable “health islands”. RÜNJHAID! stands for “FOEHR THE BRAIN” – the orientation of the youth in the duty – future needs past and sustainability.

The motto of this circle of friends is: “Sünjhaid! to Rünjhaid! – TOGETHER FIRST.”


  • §1 Name and seat of the association, business year
  1. The association bears the name “RÜNJHAID! – Freundeskreis der nordfriesischen Seefahrerinseln Föhr, Amrum, der Halligen, Sylt, der Insel Kos und der Medicinale e.V.” – hereinafter referred to as “Association”. The association is entered in the register of associations.
  1. The association has its seat in Nieblum on the island of Föhr. Branch offices or offices can be established at other locations.
  1. The internet address of the association is – the association can set up and operate other internet addresses.
  1. The financial year shall be the calendar year.
  • §2 Goals and tasks of the association
  1. The association pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of the section “tax-privileged purposes” of the German Tax Code.
  1. The purpose of the association is for the benefit of patients the general promotion of public health and health care, of national education and vocational training, of local history and local history as well as international understanding.
  1. The purpose of the statutes shall be realised in particular by
  1. The general promotion of the establishment of an international reference library on the island of Föhr, reflecting the contents of the association’s purposes and the preamble of the association, and a multilingual internet presence for the download of digitalised writings reflecting the association’s purposes, for the general promotion of popular education.
  1. On the basis of the constantly advancing internationalisation of the health care system and health care, the implementation of international scientific events and international non-profit research projects and non-profit projects for the general promotion of public health and health care. In doing so, the Association will not conduct or promote contract research itself, neither the Association itself nor by using Association funds for financial support of third parties or institutions.
  1. The organisation of public lectures and public debate evenings, e.g. in the form of panel discussions, on patient benefit between industry, politics, culture and science on internationally relevant topics from medicine, science and society for the general promotion of international understanding.
  1. The general promotion of the cultivation of the homeland and local history of the North Frisian islands and Hallig islands in the North Frisian Wadden Sea through publications of the association, especially on the Internet, their island, Hallig and maritime history, customs, architecture, traditional costume, nature, etc. in the form of publicly accessible texts, pictures and videos and through the compilation of already existing publications and sources on the Internet presence of the association.

The association achieves its goals in particular through

  1. The meeting with domestic and foreign guests
  1. The organisation of the “Public Health Island Days
  1. The organization of the “public biike days” (“Biike” on 21 February)
  1. The issuing of publications

The events and publications of the association are to be made accessible to the interested public.


  1. Funds of the association may only be used for the purposes laid down in the statutes. The members do not receive any allowances from the funds of the association. No person may be favoured by expenses that are alien to the purpose of the association or by disproportionately high remuneration. The association is selflessly active and does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.
  1. In order to achieve its objectives, the association may also acquire memberships and/or shareholdings exclusively in non-profit institutions and/or non-profit enterprises.
  • §3 Membership
  1. Legal entities and natural persons with legal capacity as well as interest groups can become members of the association, as long as they promote the interests of the association.
  1. The executive committee decides on the admission of new members, which must be accompanied and countersigned by two guarantors (admitted members). The refusal of a membership does not require a reason. A written appeal against a negative decision can be lodged within one month, on which the next ordinary general meeting will decide.
  1. The membership ends
  1. On death (natural persons) or dissolution (for legal persons),
  1. By resignation,
  1. By exclusion from the association.
  1. Resignation from the association by written declaration to the executive committee. It is only admissible with a notice period of three months before the end of the year.
  1. A member who has significantly violated the interests of the association can be excluded by decision of the executive committee. The person concerned must be granted a hearing. The decision of the Executive Board must be communicated to the person concerned in writing. The affected member has the right to appeal to the general meeting within two weeks of receipt of the written notification of exclusion. The call to the general meeting must be made in writing and has suspensive effect. The general meeting decides on the exclusion with ¾ majority of the voting rights represented.
  1. A member may be excluded from membership by resolution of the Executive Board if he or she is in arrears with the payment of dues despite two written reminders. The member must be informed of the exclusion.
  1. All claims against the association expire upon termination of membership.
  1. Persons who are especially deserving of the association and its purposes can be appointed honorary members by the general meeting upon proposal of the board. Honorary members enjoy the same rights as other members. They are exempt from the obligation to pay membership fees.
  • §4 Rights and duties of members
  1. Every member has the right to actively support the association and to participate in joint events. Every member has equal voting and election rights in the general meeting.
  2. the members of the association commit themselves to pay a membership fee, the amount of which is determined by the scale of contributions issued by the general meeting. In justified cases, the board of directors may grant exceptions to the contribution rules.
  3. every member is entitled to authorise a person in writing to exercise his/her rights in the general meeting. The person granting the power of attorney must immediately notify the board of the expiration of the power of attorney.
  • 5 Organs of the association

Organs of the association are the general meeting and the executive committee.


  • §6 Ordinary General Meeting
  1. The general meeting is to be convened at least once a year by the executive committee, observing a notice period of two weeks, by personal invitation by simple letter or by e-mail to the last known address of the members. The general meeting is chaired by the chairman or, in his absence, by a deputy chairman.
  1. The invitation to the general meeting must include the agenda determined by the executive committee. Each member can submit motions to the agenda, which must be submitted in writing to the executive committee at least one week before the meeting.
  • §7 Resolutions of the General Meeting
  1. The general meeting is responsible for the tasks assigned to it under these statutes and all other matters, unless they are the responsibility of the executive committee. The general meeting decides in particular on:
  1. Approval of the annual business plan drawn up by the Executive Board,
  1. Acceptance of the statement of accounts of the Executive Board,
  1. Ratification of the actions of the Executive Board,
  1. Adoption and amendment of the contribution rules,
  1. Election and dismissal of the members of the Executive Board,
  1. Election of two auditors,
  1. Changes to the statutes and changes to the purpose of the association,
  1. Decision on the appeal against the rejection of an application for admission and a decision of exclusion by the board of directors,
  1. Dissolution of the Association.
  1. Resolutions and elections are carried out by open ballot, unless one third of the members present request a secret ballot.
  1. Resolutions shall be adopted by a simple majority of the votes represented at a meeting, unless these statutes provide otherwise. They must be recorded in the minutes. The minutes must be signed by a member of the board.
  1. Changes of the statutes or additions to the purpose of the association require a majority of 2/3 of the represented voting rights. About these changes can only be decided if they are announced with the agenda.
  • §8 Extraordinary General Meeting

An extraordinary general meeting must be convened if the board of directors or members who hold at least 15 percent of the total voting rights currently in existence demand it. The rules of the ordinary general meeting apply to the extraordinary general meeting.


  • §9 Board of Directors
  1. The Board of Directors consists of the Chairman (President) and up to two deputies (Vice-Presidents).
  1. The Board of Directors elected by the General Assembly of Members is elected for a period of five years, calculated from the day of the election. It remains in office until a new election is held. If a member of the Board of Directors resigns during the term of office, the Board of Directors will elect a substitute member for the remainder of the term of office of the resigned Board member. If the chairman resigns prematurely, the general meeting shall elect a new chairman for the remainder of the term of office.
  1. Within two weeks after the complete constitution, the Board of Directors elects the Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as his first and, if necessary, second deputy. If the board members cannot agree on a chairman within this time, the general meeting of the association decides. The term of office of the board of directors is five years after the foundation of the association, thereafter the regular term of office is five years after the complete constitution. If the association has at least 150 members, the board of directors can be supplemented by 2 additional elected board members at the beginning of each term of office upon resolution of the general meeting.
  1. An early dismissal of the board members is only possible for important reasons by the general meeting.
  2. A board member who has rendered outstanding services to the association and its purposes may be appointed honorary president by the general meeting upon resignation from office at the proposal of the board. An honorary president enjoys the same rights as honorary members.
  • §10 Division of the Executive Board

The executive committee is active in an honorary capacity, expenses incurred in the performance of its duties may be reimbursed. The association is represented in and out of court by the chairman and a deputy chairman or by two deputy chairmen. If the board of directors consists of only one member, this member is entitled to represent the association in and out of court.

  1. The Board of Directors of the association has in particular the following tasks:
  1. The convening and preparation of the general meeting including the preparation of the agenda,
  1. The execution of resolutions of the general meeting,
  1. The management of the association’s assets and the preparation of the annual report,
  1. Resolution on the admission and exclusion of new members,
  1. Granting of exceptions to the contribution rules
  1. For operational activities and current business, the board of directors may appoint a management and, for special tasks, set up committees which are headed by a member of the board of directors. The board of directors may issue rules of procedure to regulate the tasks and duties of the management. If a management has been appointed, a member of the board and a member of the management may jointly represent the association. In this case, the details shall be governed by a separate agreement to be concluded. The management of the association regularly participates in the board meetings.
  1. The board of directors may appoint an honorary advisory board, which is chaired by a member of the board of directors.
  • §11 Resolution of the Executive Board
  1. The Board of Directors decides in meetings convened by the Chairman or, in his absence, by a Deputy Chairman by simple letter or by e-mail. A notice period of two weeks must be observed.
  1. Decisions can also be made by written procedure or by e-mail if at least half of the members agree.
  1. The executive committee has a quorum if at least half of its members are present. The majority of the valid votes cast is decisive for the passing of resolutions. In the event of a tie, the chairman’s vote is decisive.
  • §12 Dissolution of the association and accrual of the association’s assets
  1. The general meeting decides on the dissolution of the association. The dissolution of the association requires a 2/3 majority of the represented voting rights. The dissolution can only be decided if it is announced with the agenda.
  2. In the event of dissolution of the association or if tax-privileged purposes cease to apply, the assets shall be transferred to the Ferring Foundation in Alkersum auf Föhr, established in 1988 by Dr. med. Frederik Paulsen, who shall use them directly and exclusively for tax-privileged purposes, or to a project with a comparable charitable purpose upon resolution of the members.


  • §13 Severability Clause

Should any provision of these statutes be invalid, the remaining content of these statutes shall not be affected. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a valid provision, the effects of which come as close as possible to the objectives of the Association, which the members have pursued with the invalid provision


  • §14 General

If the court of registration requires changes or amendments to the statutes which only concern the wording before entry in the register of associations, the executive committee is authorised to make these changes independently.


RÜNJHAID! Circle of Friends of the North Frisian Seafarer’s Islands Föhr, Amrum, the Halligen, Sylt, the Island of Kos and the Medicinale e.V., Jens-Jacob-Eschel-Strasse 17, D-25938 Nieblum auf Föhr.


To be entered in the register of associations for North Frisia (Schleswig-Holstein).

Non-for-Profit Organizations Register Schleswig-Holstein / Germany:

In der Registersache

RÜNJHAID! Freundeskreis der nordfriesischen Seefahrerinseln Föhr, Amrum, der Halligen, Sylt, der Insel Kos und der Medicinale e.V.

erfolgte unter Aktenzeichen VR 3202 FL mit der laufenden Nummer 1 die nachstehende Registereintragung:

  1. Nummer der Eintragung: 1
  2. a) Name des Vereins: RÜNJHAID! Freundeskreis der nordfriesischen Seefahrerinseln Föhr, Amrum, der Halligen, Sylt, der Insel Kos und der Medicinale e.V. b) Sitz der Vereins: Nieblum auf Föhr
  3. a) Allgemeine Vertretungsregelung: Der vertretungsberechtigte Vorstand besteht aus dem Vorsitzenden (Präsidenten) und bis zu zwei Stellvertretern. Ist ein Vorstandsmitglied bestellt, so vertritt er den Verein allein. Sind mehrere Vorstandsmitglieder bestellt, so wird der Verein gerichtlich und außergerichtlich durch zwei Vorstandsmitglieder gemeinsam vertreten. b) Vertretungsberechtigte und besondere Vertretungsbefugnis: Vorsitzender (Präsident): 1. Dr. von Blanquet, Henri Michael, *19.02.1964, Midlum auf Föhr
  4. a) Satzung: Eingetragener Verein – Satzung vom 11.11.2009, zuletzt geändert durch Beschluss vom 13.12.2014 – Durch Beschluss der Mitgliederversammlung vom 21.12.2019 ist der Sitz des Vereins von Berlin (Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, VR 34525 B) nach Nieblum auf Föhr verlegt und die Satzung geändert in § 1 (Name und Sitz)
  5. a) Tag der Eintragung: 05.03.2020 b) Tag der ersten Eintragung: 11.01.2010
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