THE PARTY OF LEBANON IS A STRUCTURED POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
Its aim is to be efficient and result-driven.
Legally, THE PARTY OF LEBANON is organized with TWO sister entities.
- THE PARTY OF LEBANON
A Lebanese Political Association registered with the Ministry of Interior
- ASSOCIATION DE SOUTIEN AU TPL – THE PARTY OF LEBANON
A French Association 1901 supporting the Lebanese Association.
Membership to one association implies becoming a member of both associations.
The Two Associations are run by the same organs and supervised and audited by the same Boards and Auditors.
Operationally, THE PARTY OF LEBANON is organized with
- SUPERVISORY BOARD consisting of high-profile Lebanese
- POLITICAL COUNCIL elaborating the political strategy of the Party
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE managing the Party and implementing its strategy
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY 300 delegates elected by the Party Members
Party Members are regrouped in
- REGIONAL SECTIONS in Lebanon and
- INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS abroad.
The Executive Committee is supported by EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS employing leading talents in their respective fields:
- Legal Affairs
- Digital communication
- Fund Raising
and TECHNICAL COMMISSIONS in charge of elaborating Party projects related to legal reform (civil laws, criminal laws, anti-corruption laws), public services, taxation, electricity, water supply, waste-water treatment, economic policies, education, health, retirement, pollution, and urbanization.
THE PARTY OF LEBANON IS A FULLY TRANSPARENT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
THE PARTY OF LEBANON is financed by the Annual Membership Fees of its members and the Donations made through its Web Site, bank checks, bank transfers or during Fund Raising events.
. Its accounts are AUDITED independently by its External Auditors
. Its accounts are PUBLISHED twice a year on its Website
. The number of Party Members are VERIFIED and CERTIFIED by its External Auditors
Michel de Preux et Associés SA, Société Fiduciaire
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THE PARTY OF LEBANON
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
Incorporation, Name and Composition
A political and non-profit association is hereby incorporated (“the Association” or “the Party”)) pursuant to the provisions of these Articles of Incorporation and under the Associations Law.
The name of the Association is
“THE PARTY OF LEBANON”
The Association is composed of a General Assembly, an Executive Board, all Committees that may be created, the International Chapters, and Regional Sections of the Party and the Advisory Board of the President of the Executive Board.
The principal office of the Association shall have an address at The kamel building- fourth floor – Geryes Tueni street, Achrafieh, Beirut 2073-0802.
The Principal Office may be relocated to such other places within Lebanon as may be determined by a decision of the executive Board.
The Association is to have a perpetual existence.
Purposes of the Association
The objects and purposes of the Association are to:
- To unite the Lebanese and build the Lebanese identity;
- Bring peace and justice through the rule of law;
- Improve the government according to the rule of law;
- Build a secular Lebanon as per paragraph H of the preamble of the current constitution of the Lebanese Republic calling for the disappearance of political sectarianism.
- Reform, in a legal and peaceful manner, the laws of Lebanon and its constitution.
The financial resources of the Association are as follows:
- The annual membership fees.
- Donations, gifts, and bequests.
- Revenues of organized events and others activities.
Any and all revenues and donations, whether in cash or in kind, must be fully documented.
All funds shall be dedicated to fulfilling the purposes and objects of the Association.
The Association’s accounts and finances are under the control of the Association’s treasurer and must be audited by an external audit every six months
Membership of the Association
The Association is formed of all the members that have been approved. Any member is eligible to join the Association provided that he satisfies the following selection criteria.
- The member must be Lebanese or of Lebanese descent
- The member must be EIGHTEEN years and older.
- The member has accepted the provisions of these Articles of Incorporation, The Bylaws of the Association and the Manifesto of the Party.
- The member has paid his annual Membership.The Executive Board may, at its own discretion, accept or reject membership applications without any justification or possibility for reconsideration in any way whatsoever.
Any member, whose membership has been approved, must consent with and accept the provisions of these Articles of Incorporation and the Resolutions of the general meetings and those of the Executive Board.
The accepted member must also pay membership fees as may be determined by the Executive Board.
Members enroll by signing an enrollment form or enroll online via the Association’s website.
End and Suspension of Membership
Membership ends in the cases indicated below.
- The member may end his membership by serving a letter to the Executive Board indicating his wish to do so.
- The Executive Board may end the membership of any member.
- The member loses his membership ipso facto if he fails to pay his due membership fees within a period of two months as of the date of being served or refusing to be served the written notice sent by the president of the Executive Board at his place of residence.Any member, who has resigned or whose membership has been canceled or lost, may not claim back the membership fees that he has already paid.The Executive Board may suspend the membership of any member for an extendable period of time if he receives a justified written letter from the concerned member requesting from the Executive Board to do so or by justified decision voted by the majority of the Executive Board.Any member, whose membership has been suspended, may not attend the meetings of the general assemblies or participate in the deliberations thereof as long as his membership is still under suspension. The concerned member is exempt from paying membership fees during this period of time.
Dissolution of Association
Upon the end of the term of the Association or its termination, all assets of the Association whether movable or immovable shall be transferred to the Lebanese Red Cross and the Lebanese Red Crescent in equal parts and therefore the Lebanese laws will be applied.
The Extraordinary Meeting that has passed the resolution of dissolution of the Association shall appoint a dissolution committee formed of three members to carry out any and all actions as may be required to dissolve the Association.
These Articles of Incorporation may be amended by the General Assembly by a resolution adopted by a majority of two-thirds of members having paid their membership fees if a notice to such meeting is sent within a period of ten days in advance.
MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Executive Board is formed of TWELVE members elected by the General Assembly by secret ballot.
Election of the Executive Board
The Executive Board is elected for a period of five years.
The incorporators shall be vested with the powers of the Executive Board for a period of one year as of the date when the Association has been granted the permit to carry out its activities.
The Executive Board shall set and announce two months at least before the end of its term the date for the election of the next Executive Board.
The Executive Board shall nominate an election committee in charge of organizing the elections and the Supervisory Board shall be responsible for supervising the electoral process.
Members can vote physically or by the Internet through the Party’s website.
At the first Ballot, the registered vote of more than half of the members of the General Assembly at least who have settled their annual membership fees prior to 31 March of the current year shall constitute the quorum for the election of the Executive Board.
If the quorum has not been attained on the First ballot, the members of the Executive Board will be elected in a second ballot at the majority of the registered votes of members who have settled their annual membership fees prior to 31 March of the current year.
Three out of the twelve elected members must be President of a Regional Section.
Three out of the twelve elected members must be President of an International Chapter.
List of Voters
The Executive Board shall advertise one month before the scheduled date of the election at the Principal Office of the Association a preliminary list including the names of voters who settled their annual membership fees prior to date of the calling of the election.
Members who have not paid their due membership for the year then have 15 days to pay their membership and be included in the voters’ list.
Any voter, who paid his membership fees after the date indicated above, shall not be included in the voting list in any way whatsoever.
Any objections against the list are accepted up to two weeks before the scheduled date of the election after which the list becomes final.
Any member may receive an electronic copy of the list including the names of the voters.
The Executive Board shall receive and examine all candidacy applications to ensure their compliance with requirements within the period starting on the next day that follows the announcement of the election date and ending at 2 pm of the day that precedes the date of publication of the list of candidates including the names of accepted candidates which is two weeks prior to election date.
Each member is entitled to run for office provided that:
- He is a member of the General Assembly.
- He has fully paid his membership fees for the current year.
The list including the names of the accepted candidates and the list including the names of voters who have paid their membership fees within the time limit provided for in the Internal Regulations shall be published at the Principal Office of the Association and on the Association’s website two weeks prior to the scheduled election date.
Once the above-mentioned lists have been published, it is forbidden to accept any new candidacy applications or to effect any changes to the list of voters.
The organization of the election and voting processes are entrusted to a special committee named by the Executive Board.
The Supervision of the election and voting processes are entrusted to the Advisory Board.
Election results are immediately announced once the vote counting is completed. The winner is the candidate who has received the highest number of electoral votes.
In case of tie of votes for one or more candidates, the winner is deemed to be the one with the most membership seniority.
The Executive Board shall remain in office until the election results are announced and any action taken during the election period is limited to the management of the current affairs of the Association.
The New Executive Board will meet for its first meeting with the Old Executive Board within two weeks of the publications of the election results to pass on all the current files and affairs of the Association.
From the date of that First meeting, the New Executive Board will be in charge of the Affairs of the association.
Election of Officers
The Executive Board, elected pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 above, shall elect the officers of the Association by the votes of three quarters of its present members at least and by the absolute majority during the first round of the election and by the majority of votes of present members during the second round.
The Officers of the Association are:
- The President of the Board (the “President”);
- The Vice President of the Board (the “Vice-President”); provided that either the President or the Vice-President is a woman.
- The Secretary.
- The Treasurer.
- The General Counsel.
- The Internal Audit, and
- The Compliance Officer.
Any member of the Executive Board may be reelected for several consecutive terms.
A duly signed copy of the minutes of meeting of the election of the Executive Board and copies of the list including the names of candidates, the list of vote counting and the list of voters shall be sent to the Service of Political and Electoral Affairs – Department of Political Affairs, Parties and Associations at the Ministry of Interior.
Meetings of the Executive Board
The Executive Board shall hold an ordinary meeting once every month at least. The President shall serve notice of meetings and he may call the Executive Board for extraordinary meetings to discuss and take action on the matters indicated in the notice of meeting.
One quarter of the members of the Executive Board may call for contingent meetings in the absence of the President or if need be.
The President shall serve the notice of meeting to all members of the Executive Board one week at least before the scheduled date of the meeting. The notice shall include the agenda for the meeting.
The executive may invite the presidents of regional sections or the international chapters to attend the meeting of the Executive boards.
The president of the executive board may convene a plenary session of the executive board, inviting the presidents of all regional sections and all the international chapters to attend, with “equal voting rights”.
Quorum and Majority
The meetings of the Executive Board are deemed to be duly convened and held if more than a quarter of the members at least are present for the meeting.
Resolutions may be passed at the meetings through the affirmative vote of the simple majority of the members of the Executive Board present at the meeting.
In case of absence of any of the Executive Board members, the latter may designate another Executive Board member to vote on his behalf.
A person who has been designated as a personal substitute for a member shall stand in the place of the designating member for the purpose of determining the quorum.
Any member may not be the representative of more than one absent member.
I. Powers of the Executive Board
The Executive Board shall have several duties and powers including but not limited to:
- Work on fulfilling the objects and purposes of the Association.
- Implement the resolutions of general meetings.
- Exercise executive powers that are not vested with general meetings in compliance with the provisions of these Bylaws.
- Manage and run all financial, management and social issues and matters related to the Association.
- Take any and all measures as may be required in case any member of the Executive Board fails to attend three consecutive meetings without any legitimate excuse or justification.
- Open International Chapters and Regional Sections for the Association provided that such shall act in compliance with the resolutions of the Principal Office and its guidelines.
- Set membership fees and the due dates of their payment.
- Appoint a legal counsel for the Association.
- Make recommendations to the Extraordinary Meeting on amendments to the Bylaws.
- Call the ordinary annual meeting held once a year and call for special meetings as may be required.
- Submit the annual report on the financial status and management of the Association to the General Assembly during the ordinary annual meeting.
- Formulate all internal and general policies.
- Approve the annual budget and the legislative program of the Party.
- Appointment of party representatives as official candidates of the party to any national, regional or local elections or to any national or local elective offices.
II. Powers of The President Executive Board
- The President of the Executive Board shall act as president of the Executive Board, The President shall preside at general meetings He shall also serve notices of meetings of general assemblies and prepare their agendas.
- The President shall sign any and all incoming and outgoing correspondences related to the Association.
- The President shall act as the representative of the Association before public and government authorities, courts and third parties.
- The President shall deposit all funds related to the Association at a bank as may be designated by the Executive Board. He may also sign jointly with the Treasurer or the Secretary money withdrawals.
- The President shall take any and all actions as may be required to implement the resolutions of the Executive Board and those adopted by general meetings.
- The President may compose a consultative committee to assist him during his office provided that its members are not members of the Executive Board and do not enjoy any executive powers.
- Recruit, hire and dismiss consultants and workers and specify their duties, salaries and wages.
III. Powers of the Vice President
The Vice President shall have all the authority and duties vested in the President or the Treasurer in case of absence or disability of one of them to carry out his duties.
IV. Powers of the Secretary
- The Secretary maintains and keeps all records, files and documents related to the Association.
- The Secretary is the official record keeper for all deliberations and actions of general assemblies and the Executive Board. He shall also draft and keep records of the minutes of such meetings.
- The Secretary receives all incoming mail. He shall draft replies and submit them to the President of the Executive Board for approval.
- The secretary supervises all outgoing mail and correspondences of the Executive Board including notices of meetings.
- The Secretary ensures that all proxies are in order to attend the meetings of the Executive Board and that quorum exists in such meetings. He also signs the register of proxies by which members authorize other members to act as their representatives and to vote on their behalf during general meetings.
The Secretary prepares the annual management report that shall be submitted to the Annual Meeting.
V. Powers of the Treasurer
- The Treasurer shall be responsible for the management of all movable and immovable properties of the Association.
- The Treasurer is responsible for collecting membership fees and donations and issuing numbered receipts.
- The Treasurer is in charge of collecting any and all monies, funds and transfers made in the name of the Association.
- The Treasurer shall prepare each year the budget and the accounts of the previous year. He shall also prepare before the end of December of each year the budget of the previous year in order to be submitted to the Executive Board and the general assembly for approval. The said budget shall be signed by the President and sent to the Ministry of Interior.
- The Treasurer shall keep at the safe of the Executive Board a specific amount of cash as may be determined yearly by the Board to guarantee the payment of regular expenses. He may use such deposits for any other purposes provided that he justifies to the Executive Board each of his expenditures at the first meeting held by the Board.
- The Treasurer shall submit to the Executive Board every trimester a report on the financial situation of the Association.
The Treasurer shall sign jointly with the President or the Secretary on money withdrawals.
A vacancy in the Executive Board shall exist upon the happening of any of the following events:
- Failure to attend three consecutive meetings.
A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Executive Board at a meeting called for that purpose promptly after the occurrence of such vacancy. If the Executive Board vacancies are not filled as provided under this clause within sixty days as of the occurrence of such vacancy, the President of the Executive Board shall fill the vacancy as soon as possible.
REGIONAL SECTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS
- The Executive Committee can open International Chapters and Regional Sections for the Association provided that such shall act in compliance with the resolutions of the Principal Office and its guidelines
- Each and every regional section will have an executive board with 6 members elected for 5 years by the party members of the regional section.
- The executive board of the regional sections will elect a president and a vice president for the same 5 years tenure.
- The executive board of the regional sections will designate a secretary general and a treasurer for the same 5 year tenure.
- The president of the regional section will represent the regional section vis a vis the region and vis a vis the party s national executive board.
- The regional section’s executive board will meet at least once a month, discuss local issues and propose local policies and actions.
- Each and every international chapter will have an executive board with 6 members elected for 5 years by the party members of the international chapter.
- The executive board of the international chapter will designate a secretary general and a treasurer for the same 5 years tenure.
- The president of the international chapter will represent the international chapter vis a vis the foreign country or region and vis a vis the party’s national executive board.
- The international chapter’s executive board will meet at least once a month, discuss local issues and propose local policies and actions.
Members and Powers of the General Assembly
As per Article XIV below, the International Chapters and Regional Sections of the party elect the Delegates constituting the General Assembly, provided their number does not exceed THREE HUNDRED Delegates.
- The General Assembly is formed of all Delegates of the Association who have paid their membership fees prior at least to the 31st of March of the current year.
- The General Assembly convenes in the form of Ordinary and Extraordinary Meetings.
- Only members who settled their membership fees in compliance with the provisions of these Articles shall be entitled to attend and vote in general meetings, of any form whatsoever.
- The General Assembly shall suggest candidates for such elective state offices as are expected from the implementation of the direct Lebanese Constitution.
- The General Assembly shall suggest the Association’s Political Platform. The General Assembly will approve the list of members of the Political Council of the Association proposed by the Executive Board
- The General Assembly elects the members of the Executive Board.
- The General Assembly hears of and approves the Annual audited accounts of the Association.
- An annual ordinary meeting is held during the month of March of each year. In addition to its annual meeting, the General Assembly may at any time convene upon the call of the President of the Executive Board or upon the call of all the members of the Executive Board.
- The Executive Board shall convene the Delegates to hold an Ordinary Meeting by designating the date and the place of the Annual Meeting. The notice of the meeting shall include:
- The agenda of the meeting. The agenda of the meeting shall be set by the Executive Board and may be altered by the vote of two-thirds of the delegates voting thereon,
- The next date in case the quorum did not exist in the first meeting,
- Notices shall be provided in writing to each Delegate or by electronic mail or by advertisement in two local newspapers at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled date along with copies of the financial and management reports and the annual duly audited budget.
- The Annual Meeting is deemed to be duly convened and held if one-quarter of the Delegates at least are present or represented at the meeting. Ordinary Meetings are Broadcast live via the Internet and Delegates can register online and vote electronically. Online registered delegates are deemed to be present for the calculation of the quorum.If the quorum did not exist in the first meeting, a second meeting will be held and it shall be deemed to be duly held notwithstanding the Delegates who are present or represented at the meeting.
- Resolutions of the Annual Meeting are passed by the vote of the majority of the Delegates present, represented or electronically present at the meeting.
- The Ordinary Meeting shall review and ratify the business conducted by the Executive Board during the previous year after hearing the reports of the Secretary and the Treasurer on the financial situation and the management of the Association.
- The Annual Meeting shall set the guidelines of the action plan and the policy of the Executive Board. It shall also review all matters included on its agenda.
Each Delegate has the right to vote provided that he has fully paid the due membership fees prior to the 31st of March of the current year according to the provisions of these Articles.
- The President of the Executive Board may call for special meetings whenever deemed necessary and when addressed by the president of the general meeting within a period of 48 hours at least before the scheduled date of the meeting provided that the agenda of the meeting is set or when requested by all Executive Board members provided that they indicate the items on the agenda of the meeting. If the request is approved, the President of the Association shall send the notice to the Special Meeting.
- The same requirements of notice of the meeting, quorums, and majorities applicable to Annual Ordinary General Meetings shall be applied in this case.
Extraordinary General Meetings
- The Extraordinary General Meeting may be called to amend the Articles of Incorporation or the bylaws of the Association or to dissolve the Association if recommended by the Executive Board or when requested by two-thirds at least of the members having settled their annual membership fees provided that such request is submitted to the Executive Board.
- The Executive Board shall designate the date and the place of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The President of the Board shall send the notice two weeks at least in advance of the date of the meeting.
- The notice of the meeting shall include:
- The agenda of the meeting.
- The next date of the meeting to be held in case the quorum did not exist in the first meeting.
- The Extraordinary Meeting is deemed to be duly convened if three-quarters of the members at least are present or represented in the first meeting and half of the members in the second meeting.
- The President of the Board, assisted by the Secretary, shall preside at Extraordinary Meetings. Resolutions are passed by the vote of two third of the attendees.
- The maximum number of delegates shall be three hundred. Each International Chapter and each Regional Section shall be entitled to a minimum of two Delegates. Each Delegate will represent an equal number of registered party members, the total number of registered party members being rounded down to the nearest number divisible by three hundred.
- Each party member who has paid his or her membership fee shall be entitled to one vote when electing the Delegates. The party member will vote within the International Chapter or the Regional Section of their place of residence.
- Each Delegate shall be entitled to one vote which may be cast by the alternate in the absence of the Delegate.
- All candidates for Delegate and alternate delegate shall file for election in person or by mailing a notice of intent to the Party Headquarters.
- Delegates are elected for a five-year term.
- Consultative Committees may be constituted based on a decision of the Executive Board for administrative, political and financial matters.
- The Executive Board shall appoint a head of each Committee from the Delegates.
- The membership of any Committee is open to all party members as well as any third parties. A third party may be a member in numerous Committees.
In case any member of the Party commits any act that may damage the Party actually or morally, or exceeds the powers granted to him, the Executive Board may transfer him to a disciplinary council formed of members of the Executive Board.
The disciplinary council is composed of three members of the Executive Board appointed by resolution of the latter.
The disciplinary council shall look into any violation attributed to the member brought before it and into the disciplinary measure that it deems appropriate. The disciplinary council shall then prepare its report and submit it to the Executive Board that shall resolve to adopt any of the following disciplinary measures by a resolution of two thirds of its members:
- Dismissal of the Party.
The member subject to the disciplinary proceeding may object to such before the General Assembly within a period of two weeks as of his notification of said decision.
The decision rendered by the General Assembly shall be final and may not be subject to any appeal.
ASSOCIATION DE SOUTIEN AU TPL - THE PARTY OF LEBANON
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
STATUTS – Association Loi du 1er juillet 1901 – Mise à jour AGE du 31 aout 2016
Siège social : 66 avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris
Entre les soussignés et toutes autres personnes qui adhéreront aux présents statuts, il est constitué une association de soutien (ci-après « l’Association ») régie par la Loi du 1er juillet 1901.
ARTICLE 1 – DENOMINATION
La dénomination de l’Association est :
« ASSOCIATION DE SOUTIEN AU TPL – THE PARTY OF LEBANON »
ARTICLE 2 – OBJET
L’Association a pour objet toutes actions tendant au soutien de l’organisation désignée « The Party of Lebanon » ou « TPL » et notamment la collecte de fonds, la communication, les relations avec la presse, l’organisation d’évènements et plus généralement toute activité utile à une meilleure visibilité et tendant à favoriser le développement de ladite organisation.
ARTICLE 3 – SIEGE SOCIAL
Le siège de l’Association est 66 avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris .
Il pourra être déplacé en tout autre endroit à Paris ou en région parisienne par simple décision du Bureau.
ARTICLE 4 – DUREE
La durée de l’Association est illimitée.
ARTICLE 5 – MEMBRES
L’Association est composée de membres actifs, de membres bienfaiteurs et de membres d’honneur :
- Sont considérés comme membres actifs, ceux qui sont à jour du versement de leur cotisation annuelle dont le montant sera déterminé par l’Assemblée Générale. Cette cotisation est due pour l’année civile en cours par tout membre admis à partir du 1er janvier ;
- Sont considérés comme membres bienfaiteurs, les membres actifs ayant effectués chaque année un ou des dons supérieurs à la somme de 1000€ ;
- Le titre de membre d’honneur peut être décerné par le Bureau à toute personne ayant rendu des services à l’Association pour son développement et l’accomplissement de son objet social. Les membres d’honneur sont dispensés du paiement de la cotisation annuelle. Ils disposent cependant d’une voix délibérative à l’Assemblée Générale.
ARTICLE 6 – OBLIGATIONS DES MEMBRES
Les membres s’engagent à respecter les lois, règlements et règles éthiques qui régissent le fonctionnement de l’association.
De même, les membres s’engagent à prendre connaissance et à respecter les présents statuts, ainsi que, le cas échéant, le règlement intérieur.
ARTICLE 7 – ADHESIONS
Les demandes d’adhésion sont formulées par écrit au Président de l’Association.
Après vérification des conditions exigées par les présents statuts et, le cas échéant, le règlement intérieur, les demandes d’adhésion doivent être expressément acceptées par écrit par le Bureau qui prend sa décision de manière discrétionnaire et sans recours .
ARTICLE 8 – PERTE DE LA QUALITE DE MEMBRE EN COURS D’ANNEE – RADIATION
Cessent de faire partie de l’Association, sans que leur départ ne puisse mettre fin à l’Association :
- Ceux qui auront donné leur démission par lettre adressée au Bureau et après paiement des cotisations échues et de celle de l’année en cours. Le non-paiement de la cotisation vaut démission ;
- Ceux qui auront été radiés par le Bureau pour faute ou pour tous motifs disciplinaires selon la procédure décrite à l’article 9 ci-après.
ARTICLE 9 – PROCEDURE DISCIPLINAIRE
|Tout membre de l’Association peut être sanctionné disciplinairement par le Bureau de l’Association en cas de manquement à ses obligations ou d’acte contraire aux intérêts de l’association.|
Le Président de l’Association informe par écrit le membre concerné qu’une procédure est ouverte à son encontre. La notification écrite vaut convocation et est adressée en recommandé avec accusé de réception au moins 15 jours avant la tenue de la Commission.
La notification comprend les griefs invoqués, expose l’éventail des sanctions qui peuvent aller du simple avertissement jusqu’à la radiation. Elle informe le membre de sa possibilité de se faire assister ou représenter par toute personne de son choix et qu’il peut présenter ses observations écrites ou orales devant le Bureau.
Le Bureau délibère valablement à la majorité simple des membres présents.
Ses décisions doivent être motivées et sont sans appel.
ARTICLE 10 – RESSOURCES
Les ressources de l’Association comprennent notamment :
- Les cotisations et dons versés par les membres ;
- Les dons versés par les membres et toute autre personne ;
- Les subventions qui peuvent lui être accordées par l’Etat et les autres collectivités publiques ou tout autre organisme public ou privé ;
- Le prix des prestations éventuellement fournies par l’association ;
- Les intérêts et revenus des biens et valeurs appartenant à l’association ;
- Les capitaux provenant des économies faites sur le budget annuel ;
Et plus généralement, toutes les autres ressources permises par les lois et règlements en vigueur.
ARTICLE 11 – COMPTABILITE
Il est tenu une comptabilité des recettes et dépenses de l’Association.
ARTICLE 12 – ORGANES DE DIRECTION
Les fonctions de direction de l’Association sont exercées à titre bénévole par les membres du Bureau élus par l’Assemblée Générale.
Les frais éventuellement engagés par les dirigeants pour le compte de l’Association dans l’exercice de leur mission, pourront être remboursés sur production de justificatifs.
Le Bureau est composé de trois à cinq membres, dont un Président, un Trésorier et un Secrétaire Général.
Les fondateurs nomment pour un premier mandat de cinq ans :
- Jacques Méchélany : Président
- Raphaël Méchélany : Secrétaire Général
- Mme Marie-Pia Hutin: Secrétaire Général-Adjoint
- Mme Pascale Abdelnour: Trésorier
Les décisions du Bureau sont prises à la majorité des voix et la moitié au moins des membres du Bureau doivent être présents, la voix du Président étant prépondérante en cas de partage.
Le Bureau est investi du pouvoir général de direction et de décision. Lors de l’Assemblée Générale ordinaire annuelle, il doit rendre compte de sa gestion à l’Assemblée Générale.
Le Président représente l’Association dans tous les actes de la vie civile et est investi de tous pouvoirs à cet effet. Il a notamment qualité pour ester en justice au nom de l’association, tant en demande qu’en défense, former tous appels ou pourvois et consentir toutes transactions non susceptibles de mettre en péril l’Association.
Le Président doit être une personne physique majeure au jour de l’élection.
Le Président est chargé de tout ce qui concerne la gestion du patrimoine de l’Association. Il ordonne tous paiements et reçoit, sous la surveillance du Bureau, toutes sommes dues à l’Association. Il peut déléguer ces fonctions au Trésorier.
Dans l’exercice de sa mission générale de direction, le Président est assisté par le Secrétaire Général.
Le Trésorier assure la gestion et le contrôle financier de l’Association.
Il tient la comptabilité mais ne peut engager financièrement l’Association.
Le Trésorier pourra être assisté d’un comptable professionnel extérieur, éventuellement rémunéré.
Le Secrétaire Général
Le Secrétaire Général exécute les décisions et assure la gestion administrative de l’Association. Il peut recevoir par délégation une partie des pouvoirs du Président.
Le Secrétaire Général rédige les procès-verbaux des réunions des assemblées et toutes les écritures concernant le fonctionnement de l’Association.
ARTICLE 13 – ASSEMBLEES GENERALES
Le Président convoque les Assemblées Générales.
Il préside toutes les assemblées. En cas d’absence ou de maladie, il est remplacé par le Secrétaire Général ou par le Trésorier.
L’Assemblée Générale se compose de tous les membres de l’Association à jour de leur cotisation. Ses décisions sont obligatoires pour tous.
L’Assemblée Générale ordinaire annuelle de l’Association doit se tenir dans un délai de six mois suivant la clôture de l’exercice comptable écoulé.
La durée d’un exercice est de douze mois. Il commence le 1er janvier et se termine
le 31 décembre de chaque année.
Le Président rend compte à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire Annuelle qui approuve, s’il y a lieu, la gestion morale et financière de l’Association et propose le budget de l’exercice suivant.
Exceptionnellement, la durée du premier exercice pourra être modifiée et commencera le jour de la publication au Journal Officiel de l’avis de constitution de l’Association.
L’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire est compétente pour toutes les décisions soumises à son approbation, sauf la modification des statuts et la dissolution volontaire.
Les modifications statutaires et la dissolution volontaire sont de la compétence de l’Assemblée Générale extraordinaire qui délibère valablement sans quorum à la majorité qualifiée des deux tiers des voix des membres présents ou représentés.
L’Assemblée Générale ordinaire annuelle statue sur le rapport de gestion, morale et financière du Bureau.
Elle peut désigner un ou plusieurs commissaires pour contrôler les comptes.
Elle peut ratifier, a posteriori, les opérations entrant dans l’objet de l’Association qui ne sont pas contraires aux dispositions de la loi de 1901 et pour lesquelles les pouvoirs qui sont conférés aux dirigeants par les statuts ne seraient pas suffisants.
En cas de non ratification, ces opérations seront mises à la charge du dirigeant qui les aura effectuées en violation des statuts.
Pour toutes les Assemblées, les convocations doivent être envoyées au moins quinze jours à l’avance et indiquer l’ordre du jour fixé par le Président.
Les délibérations de l’Assemblée Générale ordinaire sont prises à main levée, à la majorité simple des membres présents ou représentés. Le cas échéant, le vote à bulletin secret est obligatoire pour tout vote portant sur des personnes.
Les votes par correspondance sont permis.
Les délibérations des Assemblées sont consignées par le Secrétaire Général sous forme de procès-verbaux datés et signés par le Président.
Les comptes rendus des Assemblées annuelles, comprenant les rapports de gestion, sont tenus à la disposition de tous les membres au siège de l’Association.
ARTICLE 14 -DISSOLUTION
En cas de dissolution volontaire, statutaire ou judiciaire, l’Assemblée Générale extraordinaire statue sur la dévolution du patrimoine de l’Association sans pouvoir attribuer aux membres de l’Association autre chose que leurs apports.
Elle désigne les établissements publics, les établissements privés reconnus d’utilité publique ou éventuellement les associations déclarées ayant un objet similaire à celui de l’Association dissoute qui recevront le reliquat de l’actif après paiement de toutes dettes et charges de l’association et de tous frais de liquidation.
L’Assemblée Générale extraordinaire nomme, pour assurer les opérations de liquidation, un ou plusieurs membres de l’Association, ou un tiers, qui seront investis, à cet effet, de tous les pouvoirs nécessaires.
ARTICLE 15 – FORMALITÉS
Le Président ou le Secrétaire Général peuvent accomplir ou faire accomplir les formalités de déclaration et de publication prévues par la loi du 1er juillet 1901 et par le décret du 16 août 1901.
ARTICLE 16 – LITIGES
Le tribunal compétent pour toutes actions concernant l’Association est celui du domicile de son siège, lors même qu’il s’agirait de contrats passés dans ses établissements sis dans d’autres ressorts.
ARTICLE 17 – REGLEMENT INTERIEUR
Les présents statuts pourront être complétés ou explicités par un règlement intérieur qui pourra créer toute commission et organiser leur fonctionnement.
L’adoption ou modification du règlement intérieur relève de la compétence de l’assemblée Générale ordinaire annuelle.