ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
Article 1 – Designation
An association is constituted as per French law of July 1st, 1901 with the name of « Amis du Musée des Juifs expatriés des pays méditerranéens et orientaux », abbreviated « AMUJEX ».
Article 2 – Object
The purpose of the association is to federate the initiatives in France, in Israel and in the rest of the world tending to the creation of a “Museum of the Jews expatriated from the Mediterranean and Oriental countries”, abbreviated the Mujex; to commemorate the history and culture of Jews who lived until the twentieth century in Mediterranean and Oriental countries : Afghanistan, Algeria, Seoudi Arabia, Egypt Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Marocco, Mauretania, Pakistan, Portugal, Soudan, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen ; contribute to the constitution and development of the Mujex collections; participate in the enrichment of its collections through acquisitions or otherwise; promote any activity likely to enhance the reputation and attendance of the Mujex; contribute to the formation and culture of the public on the subject; raise funds for this purpose in France and abroad.
Article 3 – Head office
The head office of the association is at 7 rue Bernard de Clairvaux, F 75003 Paris. It may be transfered to any other place in France by a mere decision of the Board.
Article 4 – Members
The association contains different categories of members: active members, donors, benefactors, patrons, founders, sponsors, honorary members. The members can be individuals or corporates, public or private, French or foreign associations of Jews exiled from Muslim countries are ex-officio members of the association.
Article 5 – Means of action
The Association may participate, in financial form or otherwise, in any action falling within its object as defined in Article 2 above. Consquently, it can prompt studies for the prefiguration of the Mujex; organize symposiums; sign cooperation agreements with any state, community, administration, association or public or private company, French or foreign; act as project owner for the construction of the Mujex or participate in the constitution of an ad hoc body; acquire, in order to offer them to the Mujex, objects which will enrich its collections; raise donations or legacies in cash or in kind as part of a convention to be passed with the France-Israel Foundation.
Article 6 – Resources
In order to achieve its purpose, in addition to the contributions of its members referred to in Article 7, the Association may receive from any natural or legal person, whether or not a member, donations in cash or in kind or forfeit of income.
All sums paid to the Association by taxpayers domiciled in France may be eligible for an income tax reduction, provided it is an organization of general interest whose object is referred to in Article 200 of the CGI, selflessly managed, giving no consideration and not benefiting a small circle of people.
Article 7 –Contributions
Annual fees are fixed as indicated below :
– Active Member: 50 €
– Donator : 100 €
– Benefactor: 300 €
– Patron : 1000 €
– Founder : 10.000 €
– Sponsor : 50.000 € and above
– Honorary Member : no fixed amount
Fees can be modified every year by the General assembly as provided by article 10.
Article 8 – Management
The Association is governed by a Board comprising a President, a Vice President, a General Director, a Treasurer, a Webmaster and a Secretary. The members of the Board are elected by the general assembly for 4 years renewable.
The President and the General director have full power to act on behalf of the association within the limits of its purpose, except what is the responsibility of the General assembly. However, acquisitions of more than € 500 must be approved by the Purchasing committee mentioned in Article 12 and the loans must be approved by the Board acting by a simple majority.
The members of the first Board are :
– President : Hubert Lévy-Lambert
– Vice-president : Jean-Louis Charbit
– Treasurer : Bernard Bensaïd
– Webmaster : Hervé Kabla
– Secretary : Clara Jeangros
As an exception to the provisions of the first paragraph of this article, their term of office shall expire at the end of the General assembly called to approve the financial statements for the 2020 financial year.
Article 9 – Fiscal year
The fiscal year of the Association begins on January 1 st of each year and ends on December 31 st. By exception, the first fiscal year begins today and ends on December 31, 2019.
Article 10 – General assembly
The General assembly is convened at least once a year within six months of the end of the financial year for the approval of the accounts and the activity report for the past financial year and, if necessary, the modification of the fees, the appointment of members of the board, of members of the committees and of honorary members and the renewal of the statutory auditor. The assembly is constituted by all the members up to date of their annual fee. It can validly deliberate if at least 10% of the members are present or represented. It is chaired by the President or, failing that, by the Vice-president. The agenda is set by the Board. Decisions are taken by a simple majority of the members present or represented.
Article 11 – Statutory auditor
Since the income of the association are to be higher than the 152,450 € legal threshold, cabinet Cailliau, Dedouit et associés represented by Stéphane Lipski is appointed as Statutory Auditor and Sandrine le Mao as Alternate Statutory Auditor, for a period of six years, to end at the close of the General assembly approving the financial statements for the financial year 2024.
Article 12 – Commitees
Five committees are to assist the Board in its functions:
– Sponsorship Committee
– Scientific Committee
– Collection Committee
– Steering Committee
– Acquisition Committee
The composition of these committees will be fixed by the Board before the end of the current financial year and submitted for ratification by the next General Assembly. Committee members are ex-officio members of the association.
Article 13 – Modification of the articles of association – dissolution
The articles of association may be amended at a General assembly by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present or represented, convened by the President or, failing that, by the Vice-president with one month’s notice. If the quorum is not reached, a new general assembly meets a month later and decides by a simple majority of the members present or represented.
The dissolution is decided under the same conditions of convocation and quorum.