Article 1: Constitution and denomination
There is established, between the members of the present statutes, an association governed by the law of July 1, 1901 having as denomination: «Friends of Rosa Bonheur»
Article 2: Purposes
To familiarize the public with Rosa Bonheur and promote the artist’s work(18221889).
Article 3: Head Office
The office is registered at: Mayor’s office – 9, rue de la République, 77810 – Thomery
It may be transferred by simple decision of the board of directors and the general assembly will be informed as such.
Article 4: duration of association
The duration of the association is unlimited.
Article 5: composition of the association
The association consists of:
* Honorary members, exempt from payment of any membership fee, and without the right to vote at the general meeting of the active members and benefactors.
* Active or benefactor members, with voting rights, are those who adhere to the present statutes and who are up to date of their annual subscription.
Article 6: Admission
To become a member of the association, it is necessary to be approved by the bureau, which decides on the applications submitted at each of its meetings,
Article 7: Loss of membership
Membership is terminated by resignation or non-renewal of the contribution, the decease of the member or by dismissal by the board of directors on serious grounds, the person concerned having been invited to defend his rights before the board of directors
Article 8: Ordinary General Meeting
* The ordinary general assembly includes all the members of the association.
* It meets at least once a year.
* The general meeting is convened by the chairman at the request of the board of directors or by at least one quarter of the members.
* Members of the association shall be summoned by e-mail or post at least fifteen days before the proposed date
* The agenda is proposed on the invitation notices.
* The president, assisted by the board of directors, presides over the general meeting.
* The meeting discusses the moral or activity relationships.
* The Treasurer shall report on his/her management of the budget and shall present the balance sheet for approval at the meeting.
* The general meeting deliberates on the future directions and evaluates the corresponding budget.
* By secret ballot it shall appoint or renew the members of the Board of Directors.
* It shall decide on the amount of the annual subscription.
* Each member may hold up to three voting powers.
* The decisions of the meeting are taken by the majority of the members present or represented.
* When the General Assembly voting concerns members, it will do so by secret ballot.
* Decisions made engage all members, even the absent ones.
* Only the items on the agenda shall be dealt with at the general meeting.
Article 9: Board of Directors
The association is governed by a board of directors, consisting of seven to ten members elected for three years. The Members may be re-elected.
The purpose of the Board of Directors is
* to implement the decisions of the General Assembly,
* organize and direct the life of the association within the framework set by the statutes.
The board of directors shall meet at least once a year and when convened- whether by its chairman or at the request of a quarter of its members- allow a reasonable notification time.
At least four members must be present for the Board of Directors to deliberations to be valid.
Decisions are taken by a majority vote of those present and the vote of the president is decisive.
Voting by proxy is not permitted.
Any member of the Board of Directors who, without excuse, has not attended three consecutive meetings will be considered as having resigned.
In the event of a vacancy, the board of directors may indicate provisional members. They may be replaced at the next general meeting. The powers of these elected members shall expire at the same moment the powers of the replaced members would have expired.
Article 10: office
The board of directors chooses, by secret ballot, from amongst its members, a bureau composed of:
A president, a treasurer, a secretary, a vice-president and assistants (if necessary)
* The president is the legal representative of the association and represents the association in court and in all acts of civil life. He/She leads the association, coordinates activities, directs the administration of the association and chairs the General Meeting.
* The vice president stands in for the President in the event of his/her being prevented from doing his/her duties.
* The Treasurer is responsible for managing the finances and keeping the accounts of the association. He/she holds the account books, collects revenues, settles expenditures, proposes the budget, prepares the income statement and balance sheet at the end of the financial year.
* The secretary ensures the correspondence of the association, maintains the files of the members, archives important documents. He/she shall draw up the minutes of the meetings, updates changes to the articles of association and changes in the composition of the board of directors
Article 11: Finance of the Association
The resources of the association consist of contributions, Sales of products and services provided by the association, any grants, manual donations, and any other income which is not contrary to the legislation in force.
The duties of a member of the board of directors are voluntary.
Article 12: Rules of Procedure
Internal rules may be established by the Board of Directors to supplement these Statutes. They must
Be validated by the General Assembly.
Article 13: Extraordinary General Meeting
If necessary -at the request of the board of directors or a quarter of the members of the association-
an extraordinary general meeting can be convened by the chairman, in particular for a modification of the statutes or for the dissolution of the association.
The terms of the meeting are identical to those of the ordinary general meeting.
Decisions shall be taken by a two-thirds majority of the members present.
Article 15: Dissolution
In the event of dissolution, the general meeting shall decide on the devolution of the assets and appoint one or several liquidators responsible for such liquidation of assets.