ARTICLE ONE: NAME OF ASSOCIATION
This association is called " Association des Residents de Morzine" abbreviated to A.R.M.
ARTICLE TWO : PURPOSE
The Association's purpose is to:
- - facilitate the establishment of friendly relations between residents.
- - inform residents of local events and regional life.
- - support all efforts, including those of local authorities
- - ensure the harmonious development of the town and the station and increase their reputation.
- - animate or support actions aimed at improving the quality of life in Morzine, protect the environment and nature
- - to express suggestions and criticism from residents and to represent and promote their interests.
ARTICLE THREE : LOCATION
Its headquarters are in Morzine Tourist Office.
The Committee may transfer its headquarters within the same town.
The transfer to another town can only be decided by the AGM.
ARTICLE FOUR : LIFE
The life of the association is unlimited.
ARTICLE FIVE : COMPOSITION, ASSESSMENTS
The association comprises:
- - Active members *
- - Associate members **
- - Supporting members ***
- - Honorary members appointed by the Council.
* An active member: every owner of a second home in Morzine, paying income taxes there, his spouse and dependent children and anyone who possessed this quality and who has left Morzine or installing it in principal, wants to keep it.
** Associate members: children of active members who are no longer dependents of their parents and do not own a second home in Morzine as well as their spouses and children. They are also entitled to vote and are eligible to Council and Bureau.
*** Is Supporting Member: every owner of a second home in a town nearby Morzine, wishing to participate in cultural and sports activities of the Association.
They have no right to vote at meetings.
The members of the Association undertake to pay annual contributions in the amounts set by the Annual General Meeting in accordance with the provisions of the rules.
ARTICLE SIX : RESIGNATION
Cease to be members of the Association:
- - Those who have given their resignation by letter to the President of the Committee.
- - Those who have been dismissed by the Committee as prescribed by the rules.
- - Deceased members.
- - Members who have not paid their dues in the manner prescribed in the bylaws.
ARTICLE SEVEN : RESPONSIBILITY
The assets of the Association will meet one of the commitments made in the President’s name and no associates or members of the Committee will be responsible if he has not committed gross negligence.
ARTICLE EIGHT : RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
The resources of the Association consist of:
- - Contributions paid by members.
- - Subsidies as may be granted by state or local authorities.
- - Income from its property and, more generally, all the resources that the laws and regulations permit.
The reserve fund consists of:
- - The buildings necessary for the functioning of the Association.
- - Capital from savings made on the annual budget and all property the acquisition is authorized by the laws and regulations.
ARTICLE NINE : ACCOUNTING
Day to day accounting for revenues and expenses and if applicable, stock accounts.
ARTICLE TEN : ADMINISTRATION
A Committee consisting of minimum 10 and maximum 18 members administers the Association.
Its members are elected by secret ballot for three years by the AGM and chosen in the categories of honorary members, active or associate, enjoying their civil rights nationals of countries of the European Union or associated countries and a third of the committee is renewed every year.
In case of vacancy (death or resignation), the Committee provides temporary replacement of its members by cooptation subject to ratification by the next AGM.
Retiring members may be reappointed.
The Committee elects from among its members by secret ballot, a sub committee composed of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and six members. A secretary and assistant treasurer may be appointed.
The Sub Committee is elected by an absolute majority of members of the Committee. Each year, provision is made to replace the outgoing officers. These may re-elected. Unless there is total lack of candidates, the mandate of the President shall not exceed five consecutive years.
ARTICLE ELEVEN : POWERS OF THE COMMITTEE
The Committee is vested with the broadest powers to perform or authorize any acts which are not reserved for the AGM.
It authorizes the President and the Treasurer to make any purchases or sales necessary for the operation of the Association, as provided in the Rules.
It controls the management of officers whom it may seek to account for their actions.
In case of serious misconduct, it may, by an absolute majority of members of the Committee, temporarily suspend the President or any other officer, pending the decision of the next AGM.
It decides on all the admissions and expulsions of members of the Association, under conditions established in the bylaws. It fixes the amounts that may be due to the President, Treasurer and Secretary, for their work.
ARTICLE TWELVE : DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The President convenes and chairs the AGM and the Committee.
He represents the Association in all acts of civil life and is invested with all powers to that effect.
He has particular ability to appear in court as a defendant on behalf of the Association, and as plaintiff with the authorization of the Committee. Under the same conditions, he may deal with all calls and appeals and make all transactions to justice.
He chairs the meetings. In case of absence or illness, he is replaced in the manner prescribed in the bylaws.
The Secretary is responsible for the management of related correspondence and archives.
He writes all documents relating to the operation of the Association, as provided in the rules and the law.
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the assets of the Association in the manner prescribed in the bylaws.
He keeps regular accounts of all transactions carried out by him and reports to
The Annual General Meeting, approving, if applicable, its management.
ARTICLE THIRTEEN : AGM: COMPOSITION
The AGM consists of all Association members, the sympathizers, however, not entitled to vote.
Its decisions are binding on all members of the Association.
Meetings are ordinary or extraordinary.
The office is one of the Assemblies of the Committee.
The AGM is held once a year.
The extraordinary meeting may be convened by the President on the recommendation of the Committee or upon written request of at least a quarter of the members of the Association submitted to the secretariat; in the latter case, the meeting must take place within thirty days of the filing of the application to the secretariat.
For all meetings, notices must be sent at least fifteen days in advance and indicate the agenda set by the Committee.
Each member may request the inclusion of an item on the agenda by sending to that effect in writing to the secretariat at least fifteen days before the meeting.
To be valid, the AGM shall include at least a quarter of Association members present or represented. If this quorum is not reached, a new AGM shall be convened within three months. It shall be valid regardless of the number of members present or represented.
ARTICLE FOURTEEN : POWERS OF AGM
The AGM receives the minutes of the Committee's work and the Treasurer's accounts. It decides on their approval. It discusses all the issues on the agenda. It votes the budget for the year and sets the amount of annual dues. It authorizes purchases and disposals for an amount greater than that set by the internal regulations.
More generally, it rules definitively on all matters relating to the functioning of the Association, gives all authorizations to the Committee or certain members of the Sub Committee to perform all operations following the objectives of the Assembly, in the cases the powers conferred on them by the statutes would be insufficient.
All decisions of the AGM are taken by a majority of members present or represented.
ARTICLE FIFTEEN : EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS
The Extraordinary General Meeting is the only meeting where statutes may be amended. It may also decide the dissolution and allocation of assets of the Association, merging with other Associations with the same objectives.
Such Meeting shall be composed of at least one third of members. It will be decided by a majority of two thirds of members present or represented by written proxy
No member may hold more than five proxies.
An attendance sheet will be signed and certified by the Sub Committee.
If the quorum is not reached at the meeting, on first call, the Meeting will be reconvened either by individual notification or by insertion in a newspaper’s legal classified column at fifteen days interval as soon as possible. The new meeting will be declared valid regardless of the number of members present or represented.
ARTICLE SIXTEEN : MINUTES
The deliberations of the meetings and committee meetings are transcribed by the Secretary in a register according to the stipulations of laws and regulations.
The Secretary may issue all copies to certify compliance.
ARTICLE SEVENTEEN : DISSOLUTION
In case of dissolution, the Extraordinary General Meeting decides on the distribution of the assets of the Association. It invests the necessary powers on one or more representatives to carry the liquidation.
It attributes the net assets to all registered associations with similar purpose or any public or recognized private institution of its choice.
ARTICLE EIGHTEEN : FORMALITIES
The President, on behalf of the Committee, is responsible for completing all the formalities to be declared under the existing legislation.
ARTICLE NINETEEN : RULES OF PROCEDURE
The Committee follows the rule of procedure which determines the implementation of the statutes. This regulation will, among other things, specify the duration and dates of beginning and closing exercises.
These regulations and any amendments will be submitted for approval by the AGM.