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Amico Parco Statute

Art. 1 - Constitution, name, place and duration \ \ The voluntary association called “AMICO PARCO”,is constituted in Valdieri (CN) with registered office in Valdieri, piazza regina Elena 30. Any change of the registered office may be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors and will not require formal variation of this Statute. The duration of the association is not predetermined and it may be dissolved by resolution of an extraordinary Assembly and the majority laid down in art.9.

Art.2 - Aims and objectives
The Association inspired by the principles of social solidarity, aims to:
1. promote voluntary work meaning personal, spontaneous and free participation in actions of solidarity undertaken by the Association in the pursuance of its objectives.
2. create, develop, encourage and promote activities and initiatives aimed at the protection and enhancement of nature and the environment in all aspects of landscaping,cultural and social issues, with particular reference to the Parco Naturale Alpi Marittime territory and protected areas connected with it;
To accomplish the intended purpose and in order to act on behalf of the whole community, the Association proposes in particular:
1. work free of charge with the Park staff for guided tours, recreational activities and cultural events and events associated with Alpi Marittime Park;
2. assist staff in the management of the Park, in maintenance and custody of the information structures and accommodation of the Park, as well as in the management of areas for the fruition;
3. to be employed, with the support of qualified personnel, in the care and maintenance of roads, trails, picnic areas and tourist facilities of the Park;
4. create, develop and promote free environmental information and publicity activities for the community and, in particular, for visitors;
5. enhance and develop the nature-ecology culture through the spreading of environmental education; \ \ 6. collaborate in environmental wildlife and botanical research, through collecting information in the field and processing and/or storing the data. The activities referred to in the preceding paragraph are carried out by the association primarily through work done by its members. The activities of the members can not be paid in any way,even by any direct beneficiaries. Members can only be reimbursed by the Association for out of pocket expenses actually incurred in activities provided after documentation and within the limits previously established by the Board of Directors,

Art.3 - The Nature of the Association
The association is non-partisan, non-denominational and is non-profit.

Art.4 - Heritage, economic resources and financial year. The assets consist of:
1. movable and immovable property which is or will become the property the association;
2. from any reserve funds from budget surplus;
3. from any payments, gifts, or bequests received by the association.
The Association draws its economic resources for the operation and for the running of its activities from:
1. membership dues and contributions from members;
2. private contributions;
3. contributions of the State, public entities and institutions aimed solely at supporting specific and documented activities or projects; 4. donations and bequests;
5. refunds arising from conventions;
6. revenue from commercial and marginal productive activities.
The fiscal year of the Association begins and ends respectively on 1 January and 31 December of each year. At the end of each financial year the Board of Directors prepares the financial statements budget and submits it for approval to the assembly of members, by the end of April.

Art.5 - Members of the association.
The number of members is unlimited. The Founder Members who underwrote the Incorporation of the association are ex officio members. In addition to the Founders,all individuals who undertake to respect the this statute and are assessed as suitable by the Council Directors may participate. Become active members of the association individuals who, having made an application, and a commitment to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the association, are allowed by the Board of Directors and pay, on admission, the fee established by the Assembly.

Art. 6 - Criteria for admission and exclusion of Members.
Admission as a member, approved by the Board of Directors,is conditional upon presentation of the appropriate application by the interested parties. The Board of Directors registers new members in the register of members after they have paid the fee established and approved annually by the shareholders in ordinary session.
From the decade of shareholder is:
1. for withdrawal;
2. exclusion resulting from conduct contrary to the purposes of the association;
3. expiry following the non-payment of annual fee, after two months of any written reminder.
The exclusion is decided at the Shareholders' Meeting upon proposal by the Board of Directors. In any case, before proceeding to the exclusion of a member, there should be prior written notification of the charges that are moved, allowing for the right of reply. The withdrawal by members must be notified in writing to the association at least two months before the end of the fiscal year in progress. The Member who is withdrawn, excluded or revoked, is not entitled to refund of fees paid.

Art. 7 - Rights and obligations of the members.
The membership of the association is open-ended,without prejudice to the right of withdrawal. Members are obliged:
1. to observe this statute, internal regulations and resolutions legally adopted by the bodies; 2. to always maintain a behaviour worthy of the association;
3. to pay the membership fee referred to in the previous article. Members are entitled:
1. to participate in all activities sponsored by the association;
2. to attend the meeting with voting rights for the approval and modification of the statutes and regulations, for the appointment of officers of the association, for the early dissolution of the association and the devolution of any remaining assets; 3. to access associative positions.

Art. 8 - Organs of the association
Organs of the association are:
1. the Shareholders' Meeting;
2. the Board of Directors;
3. the President;
4. the Auditor (optional)

Art. 9 - The Assembly
The Assembly is composed of all members in good standing with the payment of the fee, whether ordinary or extraordinary, and is convened by the Chairman or, in his absence, by the Vice President. Each Member may be represented in Assembly by another member with a written proxy. Each member can not receive more than two proxies.
The Ordinary General Meeting directs all activities of the Association and
1. elects the Board of Directors, the President and the Auditor;
2. approves the budget and final accounts for each financial year;
3. approves the Articles of Association, any Rules and related changes;
4. decides the amount of the annual membership fee;
5. decides on the exclusion of members;
6. deliberates on actions related to the rejection of applications for admission of new members.
The Ordinary General Meeting is convened at least once a year to approve the budget and annual accounts and whenever the Chairman deems appropriate, or at least half of the members of the Board of Directors or one tenth of the Members make a written request. The Extraordinary General Meeting decides on amendments to the Act Memorandum and Articles of Association, the dissolution of the and the devolution of any remaining assets. The ordinary and the extraordinary are chaired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors or, in his absence, the Vice-President and in the absence of both, by another Board member elected by those present. The summons must be made by written notice to be sent at least fifteen days before the date of the meeting. In the absence of summons, the meeting will be equally valid if attended in person or by proxy by all members and the entire Board of Directors. The Ordinary General Meeting is validly constituted on first call when it is present or represented at least half plus one of the Members, on second call, the Assembly is validly constituted regardless of the number of Members present or represented. The resolutions of the ordinary assembly are valid when they are approved by half plus one of the members in the first call, and by half plus one of those present in the second convocation. The Extraordinary General Meeting is validly constituted when at least three-fourths of the Members are present or represented and resolutions are valid when they are approved by half plus one of the Members. For the dissolution of the Association and the devolution of remaining assets, a favourable vote of at least three quarters of the Members is needed. The minutes of each meeting of the Assembly, drafted and signed by the Secretary and whoever presided over the meeting are kept on record and must be accessible to the members.

Art. 10 – The Board
The Board of Directors is made up of an odd number of members not less than three and not more than nine. The members of the Board remain in office for three years and may be re-elected. Only members can be part of the Executive Council. In the event that, due to resignation or other causes, one of members of the Board leaves office, the Council shall provide for a replacement by appointing the first between the non-elected who shall hold office until the expiry of the entire Council. In the case where more than half of the members of the Board of Directors lapse, the Shareholders must appoint a new Council.
The Board of Directors is responsible for:
1. supervision of the execution of the Assembly resolutions;
2. provision for the preparation of the budget and annual accounts;
3. appoint the President, Vice President, and possibly a secretary-treasurer or treasurer;
4. decide on applications for new members;
5. arrange the business of ordinary and extraordinary administration which is not the responsibility Shareholders' Meeting.
The Council is chaired by the President or if absent, the Vice-President and in the absence of both by the most senior in age.The Board of Directors normally meets every six months and whenever the President or, in his stead, the Vice-President, deems it necessary, or when at least half of components make a written request. It takes its resolutions with the presence of the majority of its members and the favorable vote of the majority of those present. The minutes of each meeting of the Board of Directors, drawn up and signed by the Secretary and by the chairperson for the session, are filed and are made accessible to all members.

Art. 11 - The Chair The Chair, appointed by the Board of Directors represents the Association before third parties and in judgment. In case of absence or inability the functions are passed to the Vice President, appointed by the Board of Directors. The President has the task of chairing the Assembly as well as the Board of Directors, to implement the decisions made by these bodies and, in case of urgency, assume their powers appealing for the ratification of the measures adopted at the next valid meeting. The President has the power to open and manage the Associations current accounts.

Art. 12 – The Auditor (optional)
An auditor may be elected with a special vote by the Assembly on the occasion of the appointment of Board of Directors, appointed for three years and may be re-elected in the same way. The Auditor ensures the regularity of the Association's accounts and checks its annual accounts with an accompanying report.

Art. 13 - Remuneration of Associative offices
These posts are held without remuneration apart from the payments provided for members referred to in art. 2.

Art. 14 - Prohibition of distribution of profits
It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or surpluses, funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Association, unless the destination or distribution is imposed by law.

**Art. 15 - Final Rule In case of dissolution, termination or extinction of the Association, the assets remaining after the liquidation will be donated to other Volunteer Organisations operating in the same or similar field in accordance with of the Civil Code unless otherwise assigned by the law in force at the time of dissolution.

Art. 16 - Referral For matters not specifically mentioned in this statute, refer to the Civil Code and other rules of law in force.

Art 17 - Registration The registration of the Association at the Tax office as exempt from stamp and register duty as a result of the Association's being registered as a voluntary association in the Province of Cuneo.

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