Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Nursing / Foster Care Management / Social Services, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, course: English, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction In this report I wish to examine the theme of a registered association. I decided to focus on this theme as it is of particular personal interest to me. I will start by defining this form of organisation, and based on this definition I will briefly examine the prospective membership and then I will move on how to become a member of a registered association. Following this, I will analyse the rights and duties of a member. To conclude, I will describe in detail how to end a membership.