15 rue des jetées 61300 L'Aigle

  • LE REGARD BIENVEILLANT
    Association chrétienne évangélique

STATUTES OF THE ASSOCIATION " Le Regard Bienveillant "

Law of July 1, 1901 and decree of August 16, 1901

 

 

ARTICLE 1 - NAME

It is founded between the members of these statutes, an evangelical Christian association governed by the law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, having as title, Le Regard Bienveillant and for acronym, LRB.

 

ARTICLE 2 - OBJECT

The main activity of this association is in the social field. Its purpose is to help the return to autonomy, any person or family in difficulty of social integration, by offering them a reception, a listening, a support, a temporary accommodation, a social housing, without discrimination of race, religion and gender.

 

The association can offer educational, pedagogical, integration, social and professional reintegration, spiritual, information, advice, assistance with active life, to contribute to personal and social development and fulfillment, cultural and spiritual.

 

Its field of action applies throughout the national territory.

 

2.1 Means of action

To achieve its object, the association can:

- Organize conferences, exhibitions, events,

- Show films and / or documentaries by any means and by any channel,

- Produce, edit, distribute books, printed matter, liaison bulletins,

- Create and manage reception, accommodation, social services,

- Create and manage social housing,

- Do rental intermediation and rental of accommodation,

- Manage integration establishments through economic activity,

- Create and manage a farm for the food of the residents (vegetable garden, orchard, animal breeding etc. ...),

- Create and manage a worship service.

 

To do this, the association will implement resources and partnerships with public authorities, organizations, associations, companies, etc., which are pursuing the same action.

 

ARTICLE 3 - HEAD OFFICE

The head office is located at 15 rue des jetées 61300 l'Aigle. It may be transferred by simple decision of the Bureau to the general assembly.

 

ARTICLE 4 - DURATION

The duration of the association is unlimited. Only a decision of the President subject to the approval of the Extraordinary General Assembly can end it.

 

ARTICLE 5 - COMPOSITION

The association can be made up of several members who can be natural or legal persons. These members will not be personally responsible for commitments entered into by the association.

 

The composition can be as follows:

a) Honorary members

Those who render services to the association, such as, contributing to its promotion or to the development of its brand image. They are appointed by the Bureau, by many of the votes of the members present. They are invited to general meetings and extraordinary general meetings, but they do not have the right to vote and are not eligible.

 

b) Benefactor members

Those who financially support the association. They are invited to general meetings and extraordinary general meetings, but they do not have the right to vote and are not eligible.

 

c) Active or adherent members

Those who participate in the operation of the association and the achievement of its purpose. They have the right to vote in meetings and are eligible.

 

ARTICLE 6 - ADMISSION

According to freedom of association, everyone has the right to join or not to an association and an association is free to choose its members. In this case, to be part of this association, it is necessary to be approved by the Bureau which rules at each of its meetings, on the requests for admission presented. In case of refusal, the latter does not have to provide the reasons for his refusal.

 

To join the association, the following conditions must be met:

- Make a written request, specifying his personal motivations for joining a Christian evangelical association of social work,

- Be recommended by a member of the association,

- Adhere to the present statutes, the associative project and the internal regulations,

- Pay your annual subscription,

- Be a natural or legal person.

 

ARTICLE 7 - MEMBERS - CONTRIBUTIONS

The founding members and the adhering members undertake to pay an annual subscription to the association, the amount of which is fixed at the general meeting.

Honorary members are exempt from paying the subscription.

Benefactor members pay a higher contribution than that of members as well as an entry fee, the amount of which is determined at the general meeting.

 

 

ARTICLE 8 - CANCELLATIONS

Membership is lost by:

- Resignation sent in writing to the President of the association,

- The exclusion pronounced by the President, for serious reason, for non-observance of the statutes and internal regulations, for refusal to contribute to the functioning of the association. The interested party is invited by registered letter to provide explanations before the office and / or in writing within three weeks.

If the Bureau maintains the exclusion, it will be notified again to the person concerned by registered letter. No appeal may be made in this case against this decision, even to the general meeting.

- The death,

- Dissolution,

- Non-payment of the subscription.

 

ARTICLE 9 - AFFILIATION

This association currently has no affiliation. By decision of the Bureau, it can:

- Affiliate with:

• The FEP: Fédération Entraide Protestante which brings together associations and foundations in the social, medico-social and health sectors,

• UNIOPSS: National Inter-Federal Union of Private Non-profit Health and Social Organizations,

• Normandy's URIOPSS: Regional Interfederal Union of Private Non-profit Health and Social Organizations,

• Union of A.C.T.E.S: Union of Christian Actions of Work and Social Engagement (social and medico-social department of FNADF: National Federation of Assemblies of God in France),

• FNARS: National Federation of Reception and Social Reintegration Associations.

 

- Adhere to:

• CNEF Solidarité: Association for Social and Medico-Social Evangelical Action,

• A.S.A.H: Association in the Service of Humanitarian Action.

 

ARTICLE 10 - RESOURCES

The association's resources include:

- The amount of membership fees and entrance fees,

- Accommodation pensions or fees and the amount of rental accommodation,

- Manual donations from individuals, associations, sympathetic members, residents,

private corporations, corporate sponsors,

- Heritage income,

- The price of goods sold, or services provided,

- The sale of surplus agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, eggs, etc.),

- Proceeds from events or charitable works,

- The sale of products made in the context of occupational activities,

- The proceeds of donations authorized by the competent authority, donations, legacies,

- The proceeds of collections (food, clothing, etc.),

- Discounts or discounts granted by suppliers,

- Contributions:

• Furniture (in kind or in monetary form),

• Real estate (made by members for the benefit of the association),

- All resources authorized by applicable laws and regulations.

 

ARTICLE 11 - ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

The ordinary general assembly includes all the members up to date with their subscription and being part of the association for at least 3 months. In case of absence, they can be represented by another member present at the general meeting.

 

The Ordinary General Assembly meets at least once a year.

 

At least fifteen days before the date fixed, the members are convened by the secretary, at the diligence of the president of the association.

The convocation can be done by any means.

The agenda appears on the convocations.

Only the items on the agenda can be addressed.

 

The President presides over the assembly and explains the moral situation or the activity of the association.

The treasurer reports on his management and submits the annual accounts (balance sheet, income statement and

annex) to the approval of the meeting.

The general assembly fixes the amount of the annual subscriptions as well as the entry fee to be paid by the different categories of members.

 

Decisions are taken by majority vote of the members present or represented.

All deliberations are taken by a show of hands and noted on a report signed by the President.

The decisions of general meetings are binding on all members, including those absent and represented.

 

ARTICLE 12 - EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

If necessary, the president can convene an extraordinary general assembly, according to the methods provided for in these statutes and only for the modification of the statutes or the dissolution.

 

The methods of convening are the same as for the ordinary general meeting. Deliberations are taken by many of the members present.

 

ARTICLE 13 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The association does not have a board of directors. From among its physical members, it chooses a Bureau composed of:

- A President who may possibly be accompanied by one or more Vice-presidents,

- A Treasurer and if necessary, a Deputy Treasurer,

- A secretary if necessary and an assistant secretary if necessary.

 

ARTICLE 14 - THE OFFICE

- Ensures the current management of the association,

- Determines the main objectives,

- Prepares and monitors the implementation of the provisional budget which may or may not be subject to the approval of the general meeting,

- Manage goods, activities, personnel,

- Executes the decisions of the general assembly,

- Decides on the admission or exclusion of members of the association under authority

of the President,

- Decides on the creation and / or the abolition of salaried jobs (It is up to the President to appoint and dismiss the agents of the association),

- Authorizes expenditure that would not have been foreseen in the provisional budget,

- Convene general meetings and determine their agenda,

- Decides on the opening of bank accounts and signing delegations,

- Approves the accounts of the association which will be submitted to the approval of the general assembly and proposes the allocation of the results,

- Stop the projects,

- Decides on the acquisition or sale of real estate,

- Decides to initiate legal action on behalf of the association,

- Decides to modify the statutes of the association which will be subject to the approval of the extraordinary general assembly,

- Ensures proper statutory functioning, as well as compliance with regulations.

 

The Bureau meets whenever necessary, when convened by the President, or at the request of half of its members.

 

The founding members are appointed members of the Bureau (President and Treasurer) during the constitutive general assembly. The functions of President and Treasurer cannot be combined.

 

1) President

The President assumes the functions of judicial and extrajudicial legal representation of the association, in all acts of civil life. He (she) therefore has standing for:

- Act as a defendant on behalf of the association and as a plaintiff, with the authorization of the Bureau,

- Form, under the same conditions, all appeals and appeals,

- Chair the general assembly and the Bureau,

- Exercise direct hierarchical power over the other members of the office and over the association's employees,

- Choose among its members, the members of the Bureau,

- Appoint and dismiss the members of the Bureau,

- Admit or exclude members of the association,

- Appoint and dismiss the agents of the association (employees, managers etc. ...),

- Decide on the dissolution of the association which will be subject to the approval of the extraordinary general meeting,

- Open or have opened and operate on behalf of the association, with any bank or credit institution, any deposit account or current account,

- Create, sign, accept, endorse and pay all checks and transfer orders for the operation of accounts,

- To delegate to other members of management, for the exercise of its representative functions,

- Perform the functions of the secretary in his or her absence (correspondence, archiving, drafting of meeting minutes, registers, convocations, etc.).

 

The President appointed at the founding assembly, being a founding member, is appointed for an indefinite period. Its mandate is renewed each year by tacit agreement. In the event of resignation or death, the association will be chaired by the Vice-president. He or she will become the President of the association, who in turn will choose from among the members, a Vice-president to assist him in his duties. The future President will have to take care to choose a member who will have on the one hand, personal motivations to assume his functions in an evangelical Christian association with social character, on the other hand, to have the same vision, in order to perpetuate it.

 

2) Vice-president

The Vice-President is responsible for assisting the President and replacing him / her in the event of temporary (leave, sickness) or permanent absence (resignation, death) ...). By delegation, he (she) can exercise the functions of representation of the President and can chair general meetings.

 

3) Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for all matters relating to correspondence and archives. He (she) draws up the minutes of meetings of general assemblies and of the Bureau and all the documents relating to the functioning of the association, except those relating to accounting.

 

The Secretary keeps the various registers and is also responsible for convening notices.

 

4) Treasurer

The treasurer is responsible for the financial and fiscal management of the association. He (she) is therefore responsible for the accounts and finances of the association:

- Keep the accounts of all operations on a regular basis,

- Establish annual accounts,

- Report on its management each year to the general meeting which rules,

- Prepare a report on the financial situation of the association submitted to the general assembly,

- Manage funds:

• Collect sales revenue,

• Collect revenue from services,

• Collect accommodation pensions, fees and rental amounts,

• Call and collect membership fees,

• Collect manual donations,

• Manage donations and legacies,

• Manage movable and real estate contributions,

• Make payments,

• Carry out expenses greater than a certain amount defined in the internal regulations ordered by the President,

• Pay the rents,

• Pay wages,

• Create, sign, accept, endorse and pay all checks and transfer orders for the operation of accounts,

- Establish the provisional budget,

- Apply the financial policy defined by the Bureau,

- Ensure the relationship between the association and the bank.

 

ARTICLE 15 - ALLOWANCES

All functions, including those of the members of the office, are free and voluntary. Only the costs incurred for the performance of their mandate are reimbursed on supporting documents.

 

However, if the skills and volunteer time available are insufficient for the accomplishment of its missions, the association may have recourse to hired labor. In this case, all functions can be remunerated, including those of the Bureau, which will not call into question the disinterested nature of its management.

 

The financial report presented to the ordinary general meeting presents, by beneficiary, the reimbursements

mission, travel or entertainment expenses. These provisions can be refined in internal regulations (nature of costs, assignments, quality of beneficiaries, etc.).

 

ARTICLE 16 - INTERNAL RULES

Rules of procedure can be established by the Bureau. This regulation is intended to fix the various points not envisaged by the present statutes, those which relate to the internal administration of association.

 

ARTICLE 17 - DISSOLUTION

In the event of a pronounced dissolution, one or more liquidators are appointed and the net assets, if any, are devolved to a non-profit organization or to an association with similar goals, in accordance with the decisions of (de the) President of the association, after approval of the extraordinary general assembly which decides on the dissolution.

 

The net assets cannot be devolved to a member of the association, even partially, unless a contribution is made (financial, movable or real estate contributions).

 

ARTICLE 18 - LIBERALITIES

The annual report and accounts (including those of the local committees) are sent each year to the Prefect of the department.

 

The association undertakes to present its registers and accounting documents upon any requisition from the administrative authorities with regard to the use of donations which it would be authorized to receive, to allow its establishments to be visited by the representatives of these competent authorities and to report to them on the functioning of said establishments.

 

ARTICLE 19 - ADOPTION OF THE STATUTES

The present statutes were adopted by the constitutive general assembly, which was held on November 30, 2019, in l'Aigle.

 

The Chairperson was Madame BAPTE Eliane.

 

ARTICLE 20 - DECLARATION

The association will be declared to the competent Prefecture or sub-prefecture and will be the subject of an insertion in the official journal.

 

As of this insertion, the association acquires legal personality.

 

 

Signed in L'Aigle, December 7, 2019

 

 

PRESIDENT TREASURER

 

BAPTE Eliane BERTRAC Anny

 

15 rue des jetées 61300 l'Aigle

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