THE STATUTES
ASSOCIATION NORMANDY 44 - 90th US DIVISION

Article 1
Forming - Designation

Article 2
Concern - Duration

Article 3
Registered Office

Article 4
Members

Article 5
Membership Acceptance

Article 6
Striking Off

Article 7
Means

Article 8
Donations concerning the Construction of the Monument

Articles 9 et 9bis
General Meeting

Article 10
Board of Directors

Article 11
Powers of the Board of Directors

Article 12
Meeting of the Board of Directors

Article 13
Executive Board

Article 14
Inner Rules

Article 15
Breaking Up

Article 16
Formalities


ARTICLE First : FORMING - DESIGNATION

An Association ruled under the Law of July 1st 1901 and Decree of August 16th 1901 is founded between the Members joining these Statutes, called :

NORMANDY 44 • 90th US DIVISION


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ARTICLE 2 : CONCERN - DURATION

This Association is aiming to :

The first purpose is the realization of a Commemorative Monument.

Its duration is unlimited.


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ARTICLE 3 : REGISTERED OFFICE

Its Registered Office is located at the City Hall of Périers.
It might be moved by ordinary decision from the Board of Directors.

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ARTICLE 4 : MEMBERS

Association setting-up :

  1. Appointed as Honorary Members :
  2. Appointed as Benefactor Members :
  3. Appointed as Active Members :

During General Meetings, Honorary and Benefactors Members will have advisory voting powers.

Active Members will have voting rights on General Meetings.

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ARTICLE 5 : MEMBERSHIP ACCEPTANCE

Every person asking for joining the Association as an Active Member must receive an agreement from the Executive Board that has not to release its grounds for a refusal. Every Member commits to comply with the statutes, which he will receive by the time of joining.

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ARTICLE 6 : STRIKING OFF

Position as Member is lost by :

  1. Resignation
  2. Death
  3. Stricking off pronounced by the Executive Board for non-payment of subscription, offence against inner rules or serious grounds of moral prejudice or damage that could harm the Association.

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ARTICLE 7 : MEANS

Means of the Association include :

  1. Amount of subscriptions
  2. Grants from State, territorial communities or any other French, European or international organization
  3. Receipts from events
  4. Donations, legacies or incomings subject to their approval by Executive Board
  5. Performances and services delivered, within the terms of the regulations
  6. Interests and incomes from properties
  7. Loans that the Association could raise if necessary because of its cash needs or for financing the investment.

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ARTICLE 8 : DONATIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION
OF THE MONUMENT

Every donation (specifying a name and above an amount set by the inner rules) given for the construction of the Monument will be returned to its donor if the Monument is not built (How far are we ?) within the 3 years departing from the date when the Association was published in the Official Gazette. The amount of the returned fund will be equal to the amount registered by the Association, minus the restitution expenses.

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ARTICLE 9 : GENERAL MEETING

Ordinary General Meeting includes the whole of associate Members. Honorary and Benefactor Members, just as two representatives appointed by the Township Council, will be allowed to attend it with consultative powers. Ordinary General Meeting is called, either by the Chairman of the Association or by one full third of the Board of Directors, at least once a year and at any time when necessary.

Eight days at least before expected date, Members are convened by ordinary mail or newspaper. The topic of the Meeting will be precised on the notification to attend.

The Chairman, helped by the Board of Directors, presides over the Meeting and explains the moral statement of the Association.

The Paymaster accounts for its management and subjects the balance sheet to Meeting approval. Only questions scheduled on the agenda will come on line during the General Meeting. Whatever can be the number of Members attending the General Meeting, votes will be valid at the mere majority of present or appointed Members (powers by person are limited to one).

General meeting has ability to :

ARTICLE 9 bis : EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Board of Directors may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting able to make a decision on a change of regulations or on the breaking-up of the Association (exception made for a transfer of the Registered Office). Votes will be valid at the 2 thirds of present or appointed associate Members.

At least half Members of the Association will have to be present. If not, another Meeting able to debate without any quorum will be convened within the 3 following weeks.

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ARTICLE 10 : BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elected for 3 years by General Meeting, a Board of Members runs the Association. Members can be chosen again.

After the first three years of running will the Board each year renewed by a balloting of its third.

In case of vacancy, Board appoints provisionally Members. Nomination of permanently appointed Members is occuring at the next General Meeting.

Powers of Members chosen this way end at the date when the mandates of the replaced Members should have been over.

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ARTICLE 11 : POWERS OF THE BOARD

The Board has full powers to make any decision except those reserved to the General Meeting. It especially assesses the amount of subscription and may hand over a part of his powers to the Executive Board. Account for its management is given at the Annual General Meeting.

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ARTICLE 12 : MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

On notification to attend from the Chairman or on request from a third of its associate Members, the Board of Directors has at least to meet twice a year.

Decision are made at the majority of present Members. In case of equality, Chairman has a casting vote.

Every Member of the Board missing without excuse at three consecutive Meetings will be regarded as resigning.

One must be of age to belong to the Board.

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ARTICLE 13 : EXECUTIVE BOARD

Members of the Board are elected by the Board of Directors. The Board daily runs the Association and includes :

The rules for its election are the same as the ones of the Board.

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ARTICLE 14 : INNER RULES

The Board of Directors can lay down inner rules that are submitted to the General Meeting.

These possible inner rules aim to set the points that the regulations do not, especially those relating to the inner management of the Association.

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ARTICLE 15 : BREAKING-UP

In case of an Extraordinary General Meeting ordering a breaking-up, it also appoints one or several receivers and assets are granted in accordance with Article 9 of the Law dated July 1st 1901 and Decree dated August 16th 1901.

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ARTICLE 16 : FORMALITIES

Chairman has full ability to carry out the official formalities of the public declaration such as law lay them down in Law dated July 1st 1901 and Decree dated August 16th 1901.

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