STATUTE OF THE ITALIAN SOCIO-CULTURAL men Association Househusbands.

The association is non-profit, non-political, indipendent of political parties and non-confessional. It is based on principles regulating culture and solidarity in all their manifestations. It is made up of men and women, boys and girls which participating voluntarily assume engagements to attain social aims. The association aim is to promote the figure of the male housekeeper so that all males none excepted, can be housekeepers drawing their inspiration from pacifist principles, not from playful violence. The association pursues exclusively social solidarity promoting art and culture. It operates to reconstruct society as it was before patriarchate, that is a matrilinear society though not a matriarchy, based on authoritativeness not on the power of the female figure

SECTION 1                INCORPORATION

The socio-cultural association denominated Italian men Association Househusbands. .

SECTION 2                SEAT

The association has its seat in the municipal district of Seravezza, adiministrative division of  Degli Ulivi 31, street.

SECTION 3                PURPOSE AND SOCIAL OBJECT

The association wants to reconstruct permanent schools where women knowledge combines with study, domestic and artistical production expressed in a playful attitude.

To achieve such aims the association can make use of the collaboration of the national cultural and social solidarity organizations.

The association will carry out any act considered useful and necessary to attain social results included transactions and exchange of personal, personal registered and real properties; the stipulation of loans with financial companies, banks and credit institutions; the authorization of pledge or mortgage and other real guaranteees with regard to social properties and the authorization of fidejussonary guarantees.

The representative organs will contact other cultural and of voluntary service associations which have the same or similar purposes.

The above”mentioned organs will act in accordance with the interest of the association and not for personal profit, propagandizing social activities. The association will be able to receive contributions and sponsorings and carry out advertising operations. The association will make a use of the special conditions provided in section 25 of law 133/99 and its subsequent amendments and integrations.

SECTION 4            MEMBERSHIP

The members join the association for an open-ended period; temporariness is ruled out. There are two categories of members:

-            Ordinary members

-            Honorary members

To those who distinguish themselves by particular economical contributions (from 516.46 euros) the board of directors might confer the title of well-deserving members.< /P>

The title of founder member it is due to physical and juridical persons that have participated to the formation of the association and to those who will be subsequently admitted with such a title by the board of directors.

Ordinary members are physical and juridical persons who having accepted the purposes of the association do sustain its activity and development.

 He who intends to become an ordinary associate has to apply to the board of directors that will deliberate on the granting of the request with the obligation to give reasons for a possible rejection.

The ordinary associates are obliged to pay an annual membership fee. The amount due for the first year is 10 euros; the board of directors will decide the dues for the following years, they will remain unchanged till different resolution.

The annual fee is non-transferable except for transfer in case of death; furthermore it is not revaluable. The board of directors deliberates also, by a clearly justified decision, on the exclusion of members; this could happen due to the loss of the admittance requisites or for serious defaults. Only for ordinary associates it could happen for default in paying the annual fee.

SECTION 5            DURATION

The duration of the association in unlimited.

SECTION 6            THE ASSOCIATION ORGANS

The organs of the association are:

-The Assembly

-The Board of Directors

-The Chairman

SECTION 7            THE ASSEMBLY

The assembly is the sovereign organ of the association and it deliberates as to:

-            appointment of the board of directors and chairman and possible annulment under the following paragraphs 8 and 9;

-            adoption of estimated economic balance and final balance;

-            approval of the association rules;

-            modification of the statute;

-            dissolution of the association and allocation of the residual patrimony as provided in section 13 of this statute.

All the honorary members as well as the ordinary members registered at the time of the convocation of the meeting, provided that they are up-to-date with their payment of the annual membership fee, are entitled to attend the assembly. The meeting is held at least once a year to adopt the estimated balance and the closed budget; these should remain filed at the registered office fiftheen days before the meeting is held. The associates are entitled to examine it.

The assembly is convocated every time the board of directors deems it necessary or on justified request of at least the tenth part of the associates.

The members are called together by means of a home delivered circular letter including information regarding the place, date, time and programme of the meeting. The notice of convocation is also disployed at the national seat and local seats at least ten days before the fixed date of the meeting.

The first meeting is regularly set up if at least half of the associates are present; resolutions are taken by a majority of votes. The second meeting is regularly set up whatever the number of the people present is and deliberates by the majority of those present; each member is entitled to only one vote and can be represented by another associate. No associate can be bearer of more than three proxies.

The meeting is presided over by the chairman; in case of absence or impediment of the latter, it will be presided over by a person designated by the ordinary associates present.

The chairman nominates the assembly secretary. The minutes of the meeting are undersigned by the chairman and the secretary. Associated are entitled to have copy of the minutes of the meeting and of the budget approved.

SECTION 8            THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The board of directors is freely elected by the associates; it is headed by a chairman which is also the chairman of the association; he nominates a treasurer and a secretary. The members of the board of directors remain in office until resignation or annulment that can be exerted after three years from the appointment with contextual election of the new board of directors.

The board of directors fixes the association policy and purposes to attain every year, strikes the estimated and final economic balance to be presented to the assembly and also the directives to accomplish the decisions.

The counsellor who will be missing consecutively three meetings of the board of directors without producing a written motivation will lose his appointment.

The board of directors deliberates on the applications of new associates and on the exclusion of them. The board of directors meets in the national seat of the association everytime the chairman deems it necessary or when fifty per cent of the associates request it.

The chairman convenes the meetings even orally and presides over them. The sessions are valid whatever the number of the members present is: the resolutions are adopted with a favourable majority. The minutes of the meetings are undersigned by the chairman and the secretary.

SECTION 9            THE CHAIRMAN

The chairman represents the association in the face of a third party and in judgement. The chairman has the responsability for the whole social activity. It is for the chairman to undersign the proceedings of the society which bind the association towards the associates and a third party. The chairman supervises the fulfilment of the resolutions of the board of directors and the correct carrying out of the rules issued by the board itself.

The chairman continues in office till resignation or annulment, that can be exerted after three years from the appointment.

SECTION 10            ASSOCIATION INCOME

The income of the association consist of:

a)            membership fees to be paid on enrolment or on renewal, as fixed annually by the board of directors, in accordance with the category of the associate (honorary members are free from payment).

b)            contributions granted by adherent bodies

c)            contributions granted by public or private bodies

d)            legacies, inheritances, donations

e)            earnings deriving from sponsoring or from services of any kind done to a third party

f)            earnings deriving from promotional and advertising activities

SECTION 11      ASSOCIATIVE TASKS

The associative tasks are carryied out free of charge except for the refund of expenses.

SECTION 12            BALANCE AND FINANCIAL PERIOD& lt;/b>

Annually the association strikes a budget and a final balance following the principle of wise administration effectiveness and clearness. The financial period opens every year on January 1st and closes on December 31st.

SECTION 13            PROHIBITION OF PROFIT, FUNDS AND RESERVES SHAREOUT

The association cannot distribute even indirectly profits and budget surplus as well as funds, reserves and capital during the organization life, unless the allocation and distributionare fixed by law or are carryied into effect in favour of others unprofitable organizations of social utility that according to law, statute or regulation are part of the same unitary structure. The association is bound to invest its profits or budget surplus for the achievement of institutional activities and of those closely connected to them.

SECTION 14            DISSOLUTION AND WINDING-UP

In case of dissolution the board of directors will appoint one or more liquidator defining their powers and the pertinent fee. The association is bound to allocate its assets to others unprofitable organizations of social utility or to use it for public interest according to the control organization mentioned in section 3, paragraph 190 of law 23, december 1996, n. 662, except for different destination fixed by law.

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