- Changing statutes can only take place through a decision of the General Assembly, whose members must be informed beforehand that changing statutes will be an agenda point at the next meeting.
- The proposed changes in the statutes must be available in writing in a suitable location for examination by members for at least 14 days before the General Assembly and up to 1 day following the meeting (The society web-site would be an ideal location for this).
- Decisions on changing the statutes can only be taken with at least a two-thirds majority of all cast votes.
- The statute changes only come into force after the changes have been legally documented by a lawyer (notariele akte). Any of the board members are empowered to sign this legal document on behalf of the society.
- The recommendations made under section 3 of Article 16 are not applicable if all voting members are present or represented and the decision is taken unanimously. (In the Dutch version sections 1 and 2 of article 16 are mentioned but in retrospect do not seem relevant)
- The board is responsible for depositing an original version of the proposal on statute changes, together with a complete text of all statutes, to the local Chamber of Commerce where the society is registered. (District of Maastricht)