CHAPTER I Art.1. NAME - The name of the association is ASOCIATIA „M.A.M.E”, further on called “the association”. Art.2. LEGAL FRAME, PURPOSE - The association is a private, legal entity, it is independent and non-political and is based on the constitutional rights of association and the legal rights in regards to association and constitution of legal entities. The association is constituted voluntarily by the individuals whose activity is represented by the identification and help of people in distress, of children who are severely ill and malformed, children who are in institutions or in a poor social situation, with the purpose of health preservation, of supporting their best interest and medical activity in Romania. Art.3. HEADQUARTERS - The association headquarters is Romania, Bucharest, 2-4 Luntrei Str., Bl. 8, Sc 2, Et. 6, Ap. 87, Sector 2. Art.4.DURATION - The duration of the association is deemed to be undetermined, starting with its registration in the legal entities register at the Sector 2 Courthouse. This duration may be modified by a decision adopted in a general members’ meeting.
CHAPTER II -PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE Art.5. The purpose of the association is as follows: The identification and help of people in distress, ill and malformed children, children placed in institutions or who are in a poor social situation, with the purpose of health preservation and of supporting their interests and the medical activity in Romania. Art.6. The association’s activity is meant to: 1. Organize and carry out humanitarian actions, with the purpose of collecting funds in the form of money, objects, clothing etc. necessary for the carrying out of the humanitarian purpose of the association; 2. Organize charitable activities in orphanages and old people’s homes around holidays; 3. Maintain relations with the target audience and the target administrative, legislative and governmental group, as well as with the audio-visual and written media in regards to the needs and issues that children and other target society groups and with the purpose of bringing social awareness towards these groups ; 4. Promote the idea of involvement, responsibility and community volunteering effort, supporting the idea of human solidarity and help for the people in distress, poor and unpriviledged through fund collection and donations; 5. Implement and developing projections based on internal and external financing, within the area of proposed activity and purpose; 6. Carry out humanitarian and economic activities to help poor and unpriviledged people, to fight against domestic violence; 7. Promote, defend and support the respect towards human rights and liberties, as well as promote and defend children’s rights; 8. Fundraise in the benefit of sick children, children who suffer from malformations, people who are physically challenged, helpless elderly etc. 9. Carry out promotional activities to support sponsorship activities; 10. Organize symposiums, round-tables, artistic shows and contests on various topics, in the purpose of fundraising and the establishing of workshops and clubs or family houses, day and residential centers, care and recovery centers, social canteens; 11. Get involved in the elaboration of legislation regarding health insurance in Romania – through lobbying, memoirs, law proposals, cooperation with NGO-s with similar activities etc. 12. Support the activity of medical practices towards a professional medical act, supporting science and research activities; 13. Find optimal cooperation ways for the state and private medical units with regard to finding a solution to difficult cases; 14. Cooperate and organize experience exchanges with similar organizations in the country and abroad; 15. Cooperate with individual and legal entities in the country and abroad for the fulfilment of the objectives and mission; 16. Get to know and promote social and medical standards of the European Union thus aiming to reach these as soon as possible; 17. Edit a free news piece to describe the difficult solved cases which were helped by the association or by other similar organizations.
CHAPTER III - PATRIMONY Art.7. (1) The initial patrimony of the association is constituted from the contribution, in cash or in kind, made by the associates. The initial patrimony of the association will be completed by the fees members will pay, interests and royalties resulted from placement of available amounts, according to the law, donations, sponsorships or pledges, income resulted from direct economical activities, financing or other resources. (2) The income of the association comes from: Income from registration fees and monthly fees paid by members Income from activities linked to the purpose of the association Income from activities linked to the fulfilment of the purposes of the association. Subventions, sponsorship, legal donations, allowances, contributions. Interests and royalties which result from placing the available amounts according to the law. Money contributions (in lei or in foreign currency), in kind contributions or contributions by any other means received from individuals or legal entities in the country or abroad. Resources obtained from the state budget and/or from local budgets. Other income which does not go against the law or against he current statute. (3) Expenditures are made integrally from the income of the association. The nature of expenditures is: planning and carrying out of projects which are useful for the purpose of the association; Organizing of meetings, symposiums, conferences etc useful for the purpose of the association; Various expenditures linked to the objective; Procuring stationery and printed materials for the office, and other materials; Expenditures with the post and communications Rent and expenditures linked to the location (water, gas, electrical, heat etc.) Bank fees and commissions; Promotion and advertising; Administrative and investment expenditures which are needed for the functioning of the association; Travel expenses. (4) Expenses are made in accordance to the budget of income and expenses and are approved by the Board of Directors. Art.8. The balance and the income and expenses account are put together in agreement with accounting Law no.82/1991, re-published.
CHAPTER IV - ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONING ART.9. General Meeting (1) The general meeting is the supreme organism of the assoction, it is constituted by all associates. (2) The attributions of the general ordinary meeting are as follows: a. Approves and changes the statute si modifica statutul; b. Appoints and revokes the Board of Directors; c. Approves the income and expenses budget and the balance; d. Approves and annual report of the Board of Directors; e. Approves the strategy and the general objectives of the association; g. Decides upon the means of summoning the general meetings, the quorum needed for the validity of the meetings, the voting quorum when making decisions and the voting means. (3) Toti asociatii au drept de vot egal in Adunarea generala. (4) The general meeting will be called at least once a year. (5) An extraordinary general meeting may be called in one of the following cases: - upon a written and motivated request from at least a third from the number of the associates; - whenever it is needed, at the initiative of the Boardof Directors. Art.10. The Board of Directors The administration of the association is carried out by the Board of Directors. (1) The Board of Directors is the leading executive power of the association and it is formed from 3 members elected in the general meeting, through a direct vote. (2) Members of the Board of Directors are re-elected. The members of the first Board of Directors are as follows: CULESCU MARIA – President CIRNU MARIA-MARIANA – Vicepresident CULESCU ALEXANDRU-LUCIAN – Censor (3) The majority of the members of the Board will be Romanian citizens, residing in Romania vor fi in majoritate cetateni romani, cu domiciliul in Romania. (4) The Board of directors chooses a President from the members. (5) In its relations with third parties, in court or in relations with authority the association will be represented by the President of the Board of Directors. (6) People who, according to the law, have been forbidden from holding public office, will not be able to become members. (7) Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for their activity, under the stipulations of art.22 par.2 from Government Ordinance no.26/2000 in regards to associations and foundations. (8) The Board of Directors must convene at least once every six months, at the headquarters of the association, at a date which is established by the president. The meetings will be announced 5 days in advance. (9) The Board of Directors can convene each time when there is a need.
Art.11. In order for the decisions of the Board of Directors to be valid, the presence of ½+1 from the number of members is needed. Decisions are taken with the vote of the majority of present members. Art.12. The responsibilities of the Board of Directors are, mainly, the following: Consiliului - ensuring the operative leadership of the association between general meetings and putting together administration documents in this regard; - decides upon incoming of new members; - ensures the putting together of the balance and of the income and expenses budget that is then taken for approval to the general meeting; - represents the association in its relations with third parties; - establishes and proposes to the general meeting the strategy and the general objectives of the association - other responsibilities established in the general meeting; Art.13.The Censor - The financial and accounting activity will be checked by a Censor appointed by the General Meeting / by a Censor Committee, according to the law. - Ensures the internal financial control of the association. - Checks the way in which the patrimony of the association is administered. - Checks the accounting balance of the association. - Puts together reports and presents them to the Board. - Presents the annual report from the point of view of the financial and economic exercise. - Participates in the meetings of the Board of Directors but has no voting right. - Has any other responsibilities as established in the general meeting. - Checking the accounting and financial activity may also be done by an authorized accounting expert.
CHAPTER V - THE AMOUNT OF THE CONTRIBUTION FROM THE ASSOCIATES Art.14. The association must have its own financial cash resources necessary for its well being. Art. 15. The amount of the monthly cash contribution of each participant / member, will be established by the Board of Directors.
CHAPTER VI - CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION, FOR LATER JOINING OR FOR EXITING THE ASSOCIATION Art.16. Participation conditions: Based on their free will, expressed in writing, the following may participate in the association: a. Individuals who are interested in organizing charitable programs; b. Interested legal entities, through their legal representatives. Art.17. Any individual or legal entity may enter the association after its constitution. Art.18. The quality of associate is personal and non transmissible. 1. The associate may leave the association at any time, under the condition that he/she communicates this to the Board of Directors two months prior to the effect of the decision. 2. The associate loses this quality when the two months have expired – during these two months having the possibility of reconsideration. 3. The associate who, through his/her activity, prejudices the association in any way or brings prejudices to the association’s name, will be called in front of the general meeting and may be eliminated by the vote of the present members.
CHAPTER VII - RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ASSOCIATES Art.19. The association is responsible for its obligations by way of its patrimony which will serve as collateral for the bank or the crediting financial institution in the situation that the association will undertake credits. Art.20. The associates are not solely responsible for the debits of the association except for the situation when it is proven that they have carried out illegal activities in connection to the former.
CHAPTER VIII - THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Art.21. The members of the association have the following rights and obligations: (1) Rights: of chosing and being chosen within the administration of the association; of bringing up their point of view in front of every leadership representative of the association; of being supported, upon their request, in all their own efforts and interests; of criticizing the activity of the association and of asking that the administrative body of the association be sanctioned for the lack of fulfilment or proper fulfilment of responsibilities which were undertaken; of participating in general meetings, advisory meetings, regular meetings or conferences of the association; of free access to the headquarters of the association in the limits set by the Organization and Functioning Regulations of the Association; to benefit from all of the results of the actions the association takes.
(2) Obligations: To take part in general meetings. To pay the fees set in the general meeting.? ? To contribute to the promotion of the name and image of the association and not to denigrate the name or the reputation of the association by statements or facts that might affect this image. All members of this association, regardless of their position in the association, have the obligation to respect the statute of the association and to contribute, through their efforts and activity, to the fulfilment of the objective of the association.
CHAPTER IX - DISSOLVING AND LIQUIDATION Art.22. The association will be dissolved through a decision made in the general meeting, a decision which will also be taken in regards to the patrimony in the following cases: 1. The purpose that the association was established for was achieved or it is pursued through illicit or immoral means. In case the association is dissolved, the assets will be split according to G.O. 26/2000. 2. It is impossible to continue the activity due to insolvence. In this case, the association will be dissolved only after there is an agreement with the “public institution involved” or other creditors, in regards to the means of debt collecting. Art.23. In the case that it is impossible for the association to reach the goal that it was constituted for and if the latter is not changed three months upon the realization of this impossibility. Art.24. (1) The liquidation of the patrimony will be done according to article 61 and the following from G.O. 26/2000 in regards to associations and foundations and which will be applied accordingly. The association seizes to exist upon the date on which it is erased from the Registry of Associations and Foundations. The deletion is to be made based on the document issued to the liquidators and which attests to the downloading of the association’s obligations.
CHAPTER X - FINAL DISPOSITIONS Art.25. Ammending the statute shall be done during a general meeting, respecting the law regarding registries included in the Registry for Associations and Foundations which is in the care of the secretary in the courthouse with jurisdiction over the area where the Association is located. Art.26. In achieving the purposes undertaken, the Association will enter relations with organizations, organisms, institutions, businesses and official institutions, establishing relationships of cooperation and partnership. Art.27. The association’s entire activity is done according to current Romanian law. The details of the use of the present status are established in the Organization and Functioning Regulations act which is established by the Board of Directors and approved during the general meeting. Art.28. The stipulations of the present statute are completed by the legal stipulations which are currently valid. Art.29. The founders of „M.A.M.E” are: 1. CULESCU MARIA, Romanian citizen, residing in Bucharest, Str. Luntrei, Nr. 2-4, Bl. 8, Sc. 2, Et. 6, Ap. 87, Sector 2, identified by Identity Card series RT, no. 420337, issued by SPCEP S2 office no. 2, on July 19,2006, CNP 2730906060030, 2. CIRNU MARIA MARIANA, Romanian citizen, residing in Bucharest, Str. Baiculesti, No. 17, Bl. C13, Sc.A, Ap. 40, Sector 1, identified by Identity Card series RT no. 333440, issued by Sectia 5 Politie, on May 26,2004, CNP 2710704416018, 3. CULESCU ALEXANDRU-LUCIAN, Romanian citizen, residing in Bucharest, Str. Luntrei, Nr. 2-4, Bl. 8, Sc. 2, Et. 6, Ap. 87, Sector 2, identified by Identity Card series RT, no. 420338, issued by SPCEP S2 office no. 2, on July 19,2006, CNP 1801229410010.
Issued today, February 26, 2009 in 8 copies, all with the same legal values.
Translated in English from Romanian. If confusion occurs, the Romanian language version prevails.
InformatiiNon-profit association, founded by people with the following main objectives: identifying and helping children who are severly ill, children with malformations, social protection of children in distress, helping families with children in a poor social situation, medical help for social needs, supporting medical activity in Romania .