ARTICLE 1 – Foundation
An association governed by the law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, entitled “Les Saisons du Monde”
ARTICLE 2 – Aim of the association
This association aims to share universal humanistic values around a meal. We propose themed meals, that is to say a meal followed by a workshop, a conference, a film, the presentation of a book by a writer, or a show (tale, theater , Music, dance, clowns, etc.). Our specialty is to propose a kitchen open to the world (possibility of vegetarian cooking with or without gluten) from organic products (fruits and vegetables) and local products provided by local producers.
Our association will carry out an economic activity (caterer, publication of books); We will offer products such as fruits and vegetables from our garden, prepared meals and books.
We plan to publish authentic testimonies of spiritual scholars in both English and French.
We already have a website www.saisonsdumonde.fr that we will use for themed meal reservations and the distribution of our books.
We can travel and prepare our meals with individuals, congresses, seminars, etc.
ARTICLE 3 – Head office
The registered office is located at 3 alley of 8 May 1945, 31320 Castanet, France. It may be transferred by decision of the Board of Directors, ratified by the General Assembly and validated by the Prefecture of the French departments of origin and destination.
ARTICLE 4 – Statutes of the members of the association
The association consists of active members. To become an active member, you must submit a voluntary application accompanied by the payment of the membership fee for the current year. The application must be approved by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE 5- Loss of Membership
The loss of membership is lost by:
- a) voluntary resignation to be addressed to the Board of Directors
- b) death
- c) the cancellation which may be made by the Board of Directors either for non-payment of the contribution after the raising or on serious grounds. In the latter case, the person concerned shall be notified by registered letter of the decision which may be taken against him and of the opportunity offered to him to defend himself.
Article 6 – Resources and dues
The resources of the Association include:
- a) the amount of the contributions
- b) financial aid from States, institutions and local authorities
- c) donations. The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting the amount of contributions fixed for two years.
Article 7 – Governing Body and Bureau
The Association is governed by a Board of Directors whose number is between six and twelve members. The members of the Board of Directors are elected for six years by the General Meeting but the Board of Directors is renewed by third parties to third parties. Outgoing members are either voluntary or designated by lot. The members of the Board of Directors are eligible for re-election. In the event of a vacancy, the Council provisionally provides for the replacement of its members. They shall be replaced by the next General Meeting. The term of office of the members so elected shall expire at the time when the term of office of the replaced members should normally expire. The Board of Directors may be dismissed by the General Meeting.
The Board of Directors chooses among its members, by secret ballot, a Bureau composed of:
- a) a president
- b) possibly one or two vice-presidents
- c) a secretary
- d) a treasurer.
- e) possibly an assistant treasurer and / or an assistant secretary
Article 8 – General Assembly
The Ordinary General Assembly includes all current members of their membership fees.
The General Assembly meets:
- a) every two years
- b) or whenever convened by the Board of Directors
- c) or at the request of at least one third of the members of the Association.
At least one month before the date fixed, the members of the Association shall be convened by the Secretary. The agenda is indicated on the summons. Voting by proxy or by correspondence is authorized, the number of proxies being limited to three per person. Its Bureau is that of the Board of Directors. The President, assisted by the members of the Bureau, chairs the General Assembly. The reports on the management of the Bureau, on the financial and moral situation of the Association, are set out. The General Meeting approves the financial statements for the financial year closed, votes the budget for the following financial year, deliberates on the items on the agenda and, if necessary, provides for the renewal of the members of the Board of Directors. ‘Administration. All decisions submitted to votes shall be adopted by an absolute majority of the votes cast. Only matters submitted in due time to the Board of Directors preceding this Meeting in order to be included in the agenda may be discussed at the General Meeting. Minutes shall be kept of each General Meeting. The minutes shall be signed by the President, the Secretary and the Treasurer, and shall be addressed annually to all members of the Association.
Article 9 – Extraordinary General Assembly
At the request of half plus one of the registered members or members of the Board of Directors, the Chairman shall convene an Extraordinary General Meeting. It intervenes when a particularly serious subject or an emergency such as the Ordinary General Assembly can not be considered (modification of the statutes, or dissolution for example). Voting by proxy or by correspondence is authorized, the number of proxies being limited to three per person.
Article 10 – Rules of Procedure
Internal rules may be established by the Board of Directors, which shall then be approved by the General Meeting. Any such settlement shall be for the purpose of fixing the various points not provided for in these articles of association, in particular those relating to the internal administration of the association.
Article 11 – Amendments to the Statutes
The articles of association may be amended only on the proposal of the Board of Directors or one-third of the members of the General Assembly, transmitted to the Bureau at least one month before the meeting. Such amendments shall be submitted to the Extraordinary General Meeting for approval, a quorum of which shall be at least one-quarter of the members in office, with a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast. If this quorum is not reached, the Assembly shall be reconvened, but at least fifteen days apart and this time it may validly deliberate whatever the number of members present. Voting by proxy or by correspondence is authorized, the number of proxies being limited to three per person.
Article 12 – Dissolution of the Association
The Extraordinary General Assembly, called to decide on the dissolution of the Association, requested by at least three quarters of its members and convened specially for this purpose, must comprise at least two thirds of the members in office. If this proportion is not reached, the Assembly shall be reconvened, but at least fifteen days apart and this time it may validly deliberate whatever the number of members present. In any case, dissolution may only be decided by a majority of at least two thirds of the members present at the Extraordinary General Meeting. In the event of dissolution, the Extraordinary General Meeting appoints one or more liquidators and the assets, if any, are vested in accordance with article 9 of the law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901.
Passed and adopted by the Extraordinary General Meeting of 29 March 2016 and signed by the Bureau