Statutes

statutesSTATUTES OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION
AND THE STUDY OF THE ENTOMOCENOSES.

(ASCETE)
2012

Section 1 – title.
It is based between the adherents to the present statutes an association governed by the law of 1 July 1901 and Decree of August 16, 1901, entitled: “Association for the characterization and study of the entomocenoses” (ASCETE).

Article 2 – purpose.
This association has as main purpose to study the Orthoptera (sensu lato) insects and arthropods, especially in France and in francophone countries associations boundary, and this in a threefold concern of scientific knowledge, provisional applications and dissemination of knowledge.

Article 3 – Union of French entomology.
The ASCETE is a founding member of the Union of French Entomology (U. E. F.), national federation which aims to represent the activities and interests of French Entomology with the authorities and local, regional, national and international organizations. The ASCETE subscribes to the code of ethics including the U. E. F. has.

Article 4 – review.
The association will publish a review to accommodate scientific work in the spirit of article 2. It will have the title: ‘materials Orthopteriques and Entomocenotiques ‘.

Article 5 – Head Office.
The registered office is fixed at Aynat, 09400 Bédeilhac.
It may be transferred by simple decision of the Board of Directors; the ratification by the General Assembly will be necessary.

Article 6 – Members.
The association is composed of active members.

Article 7 – Admission.
To be part of the association must be approved by the bureau which shall decide, at each of its meetings, on applications for admission.

Article 8 – assessment.
To be an active member must pay an annual fee whose amount shall be fixed each year in the General Assembly.

Article 9 – cancellation.
The quality of Member is lost by:

(a) the resignation
b) death
c) radiation delivered by the Board of Directors for non-payment of dues or serious grounds, including a breach found in the code of ethics of the U. E. F., the person concerned having been invited by registered letter to appear before the bureau to provide explanations.

Article 10 – resources.
The resources of the association are:

(a) contributions
(b) from the sale of the productions of the association (magazines, posters, etc…)
(c) grants the State, regions, departments and municipalities
(d) naturalistic studies carried out by the members.

Article 11 – Board of Directors. Office.
The association is governed by a Council of members elected for 3 years by the General Assembly. Members are eligible for re-election. The terms of renewal of the Board of Directors are determined by the rules of procedure. The first year the outgoing members are volunteers or otherwise, are designated by the fate.
In case of vacancy, the Council temporarily provides replacement of its members. Their final replacement to the nearest General Assembly is made. The powers of the members so elected shall cease at the time where would normally expire the term of the replaced members.
The minimum and the maximum number of members of the Board of Directors are fixed by the rules of procedure.
The Board of Directors elects among its members by secret ballot, a bureau composed of:

(a) a president
(b) a Secretary
(c) a Treasurer.

Article 12 – Meeting of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors meets at least every six months, convened by the Chairman or at the request of one quarter of its members.
Decisions are taken by majority vote; in case of sharing, the voice of the president is dominating.
Any member of the Council which, without excuse, will not attend three consecutive meetings, may be considered as resigned.
No one should be part of the Council if it is not major.

Article 13 – Ordinary general meeting.
The General Assembly comprises all members of the association to date of their contribution; the possibility of regularising must be offered at the beginning of meeting.
It meets at least once a year.
Fifteen days at least before the date fixed, the members of the association are convened by the Secretary.
The order of the day is indicated on the summons.
Assisted by the members of the Board of Directors president presides the Assembly and exposes the moral situation of the association.
The Treasurer renders account of its management and submits the balance sheet for the approval of the Assembly.
Shall be handled in house General as the questions referred to the order of the day.
After exhaustion of the agenda was taken to the replacement, by secret ballot, by outgoing members of the Council.
Decisions are taken by an absolute majority of the members present or represented.

Article 14 – Extraordinary general meeting.
If necessary, or at the request of half plus one of the members to date of their contribution, president
may convene an extraordinary general meeting, the formalities laid down in article 13.
Decisions are taken by an absolute majority of the members present or represented.
Article 15 – powers.
Members to date of their contribution can empower another Member to represent them in the ordinary or extraordinary General Assembly.
The number of powers that members may hold general meeting is fixed by the rules of procedure.

Article 16 – Rules of procedure.
Rules of procedure can be established by the Board of Directors, which then approved by the General Assembly.
This regulation is intended to set the various points not provided for in the Statute, including those relating to the internal administration of the association.

Article 17.
The president must make known in the three months to the Prefecture of the Department or to the Sub-Prefecture of the borough where the association has its headquarters, all changes in the administration or the
direction of the association, as well as the modifications in their statutes.
These modifications and changes are, in addition, recorded in a special register numbered and initialled.
The records of the association and its parts of accounting are presented, without moving, on request of the prefect, to himself or his delegate or official certified by him.

Article 18 – Dissolution.
Dissolution pronounced by two-thirds at least of the members present at the General Assembly, one or more liquidators are appointed by it and the assets, if applicable, is vested in accordance with article 9 of the law of 1 July 1901 and Decree of August 16, 1901.
The dissolution must be a statement at the Prefecture or sub-prefecture of headquarters.