STATUTE

ASOCIATION STATUTE


Chap. I "Legal Statute, founders, name, headquarters'

Article 1 Association "Lions Ploiesti, named " Association "is makes by be the common will, freely expressed, of the founding members in the Statute and works under this Statute, under the provisions of Ordinance 26/2000 amended and supplemented, like the Romanian legal person, private law, non-governmental, non-profit, apolitical and independent.
This designation will be respected in all documents, publications and relationships with other institutions in the country and abroad.

Article 2 The legal form of "Lions PLOIESTI" is the "Association" with the meaning of Ordinance 26/2000 amended and supplemented.

Article 3 The founders of this Association are:
Andrei Ionut,Andrei Liviu,Butaru Claudia,Butaru Emil Razvan,Comsa Petre,Comsa Teodora,Dogaru Irina,Dogaru Mihnea,Gheorghe Irinel Constantin,Krieb Camelia,Krieb Liviu,Maracineanu Gelu,Maracineanu Mihaela,Tache Carmen,Tache Constantin,Tache Ioan Antonio,Tamarjan Bogdan,Tittes Eugen,Tittes Florentina Angela,Visan Constanta Angelica,Visan Titu Cristian

Article 4 Association headquarters is located in Ploiesti.
The seat can be changed to another address, respecting the laws, by decision of the General Assembly.
The General Assembly can decide to establish branches in the same locality or in other places in the country and abroad, in compliance with legislation in force at the date of these creations. Branches are subunits of the Association, without legal personality, which can perform legal acts and material acts in the limits of the mandate granted, respecting this Status.

Article 5 The Association is established for an unlimited period, starting from the date added as a legal entity in Register of Associations and Foundations.

Chap. II "The aim and purpose of the Association"

Article 6 The aim is to promote the principles of the International Association of Lions Clubs (named IALC) by:
- Create and develop the spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world;
- Encouraging citizenship, national consciousness and freedom of expression;
- Active participation in the development of social and moral welfare of the community;
- Union members by links of friendship, mutual understanding and good camaradenie;
- Providing a forum for freely making discussion of all topics of public interest, except those who care for partisan political or intolerant approach to religion;
- Encouraging civil society members to serve the community in a selfless, without personal financial retribution, those animated by the spirit of altruism and encouragement to practice skills and lofty moral principles in trade, industry, the free professions, public services and private enterprises;
- Establishment of a recognized partner in solving community problems.

Article 7 Objectives of the Association are:
- Promote the principles of good governance, actively inquiring of civic and cultural well being of society;
- Encouraging the professional competence and respect for moral principles in society;
- Creating a spirit of free debate of all topics of interest;
- Union members by links of friendship, mutual understanding and good camaradenie, except those who care for partisan political or intolerant approach to religion;
- Attracting financial and material resources for the benefit of community members through donations, sponsorships or personal activities;
- Organizing events to favor the programmatic aims of the Association;
- Active participation of members in action for the benefit of disadvantaged people, the chronically ill, etc.;
- Participation in preventing and combating drug abuse;
- Participation in actions that will contribute to Romania's prestige abroad;
- Working with clubs in European districts for actively lobby in favor of Romania;
- Stimulate by all means the development of children and youth, including scholarships and prizes;
- Actively combat of marginalization based on ethnic, political or religious.

In order to achieve aims, the Association will run any activity permitted by law, alone or in conjunction with legal entities, institutions from Romania and abroad.

Chap. III “Association patrimony”

Article 8 The initial patrimony of Association is 1000 RON and it is making by the members contributions, in the following way.

Article 9 The Association has not patrimonial character, not having the aim of obtaining benefits.

The patrimony is making by the following sources:

- The registration fee of new members;
- Membership fees;
- Income achieved from activities performed based the law and the Statute;
- Funding for projects in accordance with the Statute and the law conditiones;
- Donations from individuals or legal entities from the country or abroad;
- Related testamentary;
- Grants and sponsorships;
- Interest derived from placement of amounts available;
- Incomes from other sources which are no conflict with law or this Statute.

Article 10 Association incomes rest to this administration.

Association patrimony can’t be utilized for another aims then that stipulated at articles 6 and 7 of the present Statute. Any juridical activity or operation which is not for this aim will be absolutely null.

Article 11 The patrimony administration of the Association will be make respecting the laws in force , adapted to the non profit organization Statute.

Article 12 The Association patrimony will be reflected in the records of the Association, in accordance with applicable legal provisions.
Association's own funds may be both in RON and foreign currencies.
Association may hold movable and immovable assets in the country and abroad.


Article 13 The financial year of the Association corresponding with calendar year.

Chap. IV “Association members”

Article 14 It can be member of the Association any romanian or foreign citizen, indifferent of sex, nationality, political affiliation or religion, which is major and has gained of recognition by the society about morals and good repute, if fulfill all the following criteria’s:
- Recommended by at least one member of the Association;
- Has not undergone criminal or civil dishonor penalties;
- Endorses and undertakes to respect this Statute and lionistic principles;
- Pay the entrance fees in the Association and other duties established by the members Assembly.
The Association is made by the founding members and members who are admitted later, under the provided procedure from this Statute.

Article 15 Can become a member any person who has been admitted by the General Assembly decision, and realized, cumulatively, the following conditions:
- Working in fields close to the aims and objectives of the Association;
- Is established under Romanian legislation (for legal persons);
- Presents to the staff of the Association the Statute and budget information;
- Provides evidence of professional experience basis on the programs and results;
- Say it will respect the principles on which the Association works.


Article 16 All candidates will complete a standard form of membership, as approved by the General Assembly, which will be submitted, together with all documents which proving the fulfillment of adhesion conditions, to the Board of directors.
After analyzing the documentation submitted, the Board generated an advisory notice, which will be submitted, together with the candidate file, to the General Assembly.

Article 17 In the first Assembly after the registration application for membership, the General Assembly decides on acceptance or rejection of application in the presence of half plus one (1/2+1) of its members. Decision will be made by a majority of half plus one (1/2+1) of the members present at the Assembly.

Article 18 In terms of 5 days from the candidature admission, the new member will be pay the registration fee.

Article 19 Members – juridical persons, are represented in the Association by their legal representatives or other persons authorized to do so.

Article 20 The quality of Association member is lost in the following situations:
- on demand: the member who wishes to get out from the Association, will make a request address to the Board of directors. Withdrawal shall become effective after passage of a period of one month from the date of registration of withdrawal.
- by exclusion, by a vote of half plus one (1/2+1) of the members of the General Assembly in the following situations:
a) failure or violating the provisions of the Statute;
b) violating or failing the decisions of Board and non legal provisions.
- legal person is dissolved. In this situation, membership quality is lost
as the date of the dissolution.

Article 21 In all the cases mentioned before, the member have not the right to the Association patrimony.


Article 22 Members which lost this quality, can regain with approval of the General Assembly taken at least one year of exclusion.


Article 23 The Association members have the following rights:

- to participate at the General Assembly of the Association and to present proposals and views on its work;
- to receive services provided by the Association;
- to be informed about the actions of the Association and to participate actively in their course;
- to hold the paternity of the programs whichthey enter into the Association;
- to elect and be elected to the Board of the Association.

Article 24 The Association members have the following obligations:

- to respect the rules of this Statute and decisions of the General Assembly;
- not to promote in the Association's work the interests of any political party;
- to refrain from any acts or facts which, by their nature, would be detrimental to the Association or its members;
- to sustain the image, reputation and interests of the Association and its members;
- to communicate to the Association the changes that occurred (change of registered office, contact details etc.). Each member is obligated to announce the Association about the identity and coordinates of his representant in the moment of adhesion. Any changes to this dates need to be know by the Board of Association in maximum 3 days;
- inform the Association on all most important issues from the domain of activity;
- to help for attract financial and material resources required for the activities of Association;
- to be actively involved in achieving the aims and objectives as well as the Association's activities;
- to participate at the Assemblys of asociation Board, under statutory provisions.


Article 25 Association members have the have the equal right to vote. Each member shall have one vote in the General Assembly.
Rights and obligations of Association members is exercised by legal representatives or their legal representatives substituions.
Every legal person – member, will have three representatives in the General Assembly.


Chap. IV “Boarding, administration and control”

Article 26 To be able to fulfill in good condition the aim and its objectives, the Association has the following Board, administration and control:
- The General Assembly of Association members;
- Board of directors;
- Committee of censors.

Art. 27 The General Assembly is the Board of the Association.

The General Assembly consists of representatives of all Association members.
The General Assembly shall meet in ordinary session once a year and in extraordinary session whenever necessary.
Extraordinary General Assembly be convened at the request of at least 1/4 of members of the Association or at the request of the Board of directors or the revision commission, by the President of the Association to exercise, at least 7 days before the Assembly.


Article 28 Outside powers expressly provided by other provisions of the Statute, the General Assembly has the following duties:
- amend the articles of Association;
- defines and sets the strategy and generalobjectives of the Association;
- defines and sets the strategy and annual objectives of the Association;
- approve the operating Rules and other internal documents of the organization of the Association;
- elect and dismiss the Board and the Censors Commission;
- establishes criteria for membership and exclusion from the Association;
- decide on the admission or exclusion of members of the Association;
- approve the annual budget and budget of the previous year;
- approve the Board of directors and the Committee of Censors giving discharge for analyzed period;
- approve the setting up of subsidiaries;
- value of fee;
- Approve the dissolution or liquidation of Associations, and for destination of assets remaining after liquidation;
- deliberate and decide on issues regarding the work of the Association and are not the competence of other organs.

Article 29 The General Assembly is legally constituted in the presence of half plus one of all members and is headed by the President of the Association in function.
Before the opening session will check the number of representatives present, and the result will be communicated to the Assembly.
When the session attended by a number of members less than half plus one of all, the session is postponed to a later date which is fixed within maximum 10 working days.


Article 30 General Assembly shall take decisions by simple majority of those present. In the event of equality, the President has the decisive vote.
General Assembly decisions taken in compliance with law and Statute provisions are respected by all members of the Association, while not taking part in the Assembly or voted against.
Partner who, in a particular issue subscribed to the General Assembly is interested personally or by her husband, ascendants or descendants, relatives and affinity to the fourth degree inclusive, will not take part in the deliberations or vote.
General Assembly resolutions against the law, the Articles of Incorporation or Statute can be challenged in court by any of the partners that have not taken part in discussions or voted against and asked to insert it in the minutes of the Assembly, within 15 days from the date when they have knowledge or the decision on when the Assembly took place.

Article 31 In the interval between sessions of the General Assembly, the leadership of the Association's activities is provided by the Board of directors, like the managing form.
Board of directors consists of 5 members, elected by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years. Board of directors have the following structure: 1 President, 2 Vice-Presidents, 1 Secretary General and 1 member.
Board of directors, through its President, representing the Association in relations with another.


Article 32 The board of directors are the following duties:

- lead the Association between General Assembly sessions;
- monitoring the objectives of the Association;
- monitoring compliance with legal provisions and the Statute;
- providing financial strategy for the Association;
- prepare the annual work program of the Association;
- draws up the budget of revenues and expenses that you submit to the General Assembly;
- present to General Assembly the activity report for the previous period, budget, balance sheet;
- making legal acts on name and for the Association;
- approve the organizational chart and personnel policy of the Association;
- General Assembly convenes in regular sessions and extraordinary;
- Perform such other duties stipulated by the Statute or by the General Assembly.

Article 33 In case of finished the Board member quality for any reasons, the vacant place will be filled by election of a new member within 30 days.

Article 34 Board of directors meets quarterly or whenever necessary, convened by the President or in his absence, the Vice-President.
Board of Directors exercises its prerogatives in the presence of at least 3 members and decisions will be taken by a simple majority of those present.
Member quality of the Board shall exercise personal, empowering others not admitted.

Article 35 Association President is elected by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years.
President of the Association is at the same time Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In performing his responsibility, President emits decisions.

Article 36 Association President perfoms the following responsibilities:

- lead the General Assembly and the Board of directors;
- presents activity reports and information about the Board activities;
- represent the Association in relations with third parties;
- sets tasks for Vice President, General Secretary and other members of the Board and control how they are made;
- engage the Association patrimony;
- performs other tasks established by the General Assembly.


Article 37 Censors commission, with powers established by law to control the financial activities of the Association, consists of 3 members (having qualified as an economist, of which at least one is a chartered accountant), who are established by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years . After appointment, the members of censor’s commission shall enjoy independence in exercising their duties.


Article 38 Censors commission have the following duties:

- check how it is administered the patrimony of Association;
- can participate in meetings of the Board, without voting rights;
- check the correspondence with legal provisions about the conduct of operations accounts;
- inform the Board of directors and General Assembly of the deficiencies;
- at the final of financial year, verify the inventory accuracy, the documents and information presented to the Association Board, the balance sheet and profit and loss, presenting a written report to the General Assembly;
- presents, at least once a year, a statement of the Commission's work;
- at the liquidation of the Association, controls the operations of liquidation;
- perform any other duties provided in statute or established by the General Assembly.


Article 39 Censors Commission is working on this all its members and take decisions by majority.

Article 40 Board of Directors is obligated to provide to the Censors Commission any documents or information requested by him to control the financial activities of the Association.

Article 41 Are incompatible with the censors quality, persons who receive, in any form for other functions, a salary or remuneration from the Association.

Chap. V “Change Statute. Finish the activity. Final Provisions”


Article 42 Any change to this statute can be decided by respecting the statute and is done by amendment in the register of Associations and Foundations.

Article 43 Dissolution and liquidation of the Association shall be in accordance with Ordinance 26/2000 and legislation in force.
Association shall be dissolved as a result:
- decision of the General Assembly;
- non realizing the aim;
- reducing the number of partners under the minimum limit prescribed by law and unmaking the minimum in term of 3 months;
- other cases provided by law.

Article 44 Association patrimony existing at the time of dissolution, will be transferred, by law, by decision of the General Assembly, to a non-profit legal entities having an similar or closed activity domain.

Article 45 This statute is completed with the provisions of the law.

FOUNDING MEMBERS:

Andrei Ionut

Andrei Liviu

Butaru Claudia

Butaru Emil Razvan

Comsa Petre

Comsa Teodora

Dogaru Irina

Dogaru Mihnea

Gheorghe Irinel Constantin

Krieb Camelia

Krieb Liviu

Maracineanu Gelu

Maracineanu Mihaela

Tache Carmen

Tache Constantin

Tache Ioan Antonio

Tamarjan Bogdan

Tittes Eugen

Tittes Florentina Angela

Visan Constanta Angelica

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