Statute Association

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Vedaguru Association A.P.C.

Art.1 – Name, location and duration

In accordance with the Law of December 7, 2000, no. 383, the association of cultural promotion “Associazione Vedaguru A.P.S.” with headquarters in Conversano, Via San Giovanni n. 37. The displacement of the headquarters can be decided according to the C.C.

Its duration is unlimited.

Art.2 – Purpose and Purpose

The association is born in order to carry out activities of social utility in favor of associates or third parties, non-profit and in full respect of the freedom and dignity of the members. It operates in a specific way with non-occasional services and has for its purpose the development, promotion, implementation of socio-educational, cultural, recreational, recreational, training and welfare initiatives, including, the implementation of projects of social utility. The association protects the values ​​of human life and guarantees the protection of human rights.

The purpose of the association is in particular:

Promote training initiatives;
Promote initiatives to discover the oriental culture;
Create a link between the east and the west;
Implement activities aimed at supporting the eastern world;
Promote and manage the implementation of programs, itineraries, guided tours, development of educational and / or informative material of oriental culture;
Offer opportunities for aggregation, commitment and cultural growth;
Opening and management of special structures that provide educational and integrative interventions with the Orient;
To carry out any other connected activity related to the purposes set out in this statute;
Perform any other connected and related activity to the realization of the social purposes;
Establish collaboration and federation relationships with other associations whose objectives are fully shared;
Establish relationships of collaboration, connection, conventions and accreditation with public bodies (ministries, regions, schools, local bodies, etc.) and private organizations, as well as associations and / or service structures with similar aims, in order to seek the necessary support for the development and the achievement of social goals.

Art.3 – Admission of members

All those who, adhering to the institutional aims of the association, intend to collaborate in their achievement and accept the rules adopted through the statute and the regulations are admitted to the Association.

The admission to the Association is decided by the Board of Directors upon written request of the applicant in which he must specify his complete generality.

The processing of personal data acquired at the time of registration with the association and during the association relationship are aimed at establishing and managing the association and can not be communicated or disclosed to third parties expressly accepted by the interested party and except for the communications required for the fulfillment of the law and for the stipulation of insurance policies.

Upon admission, the member agrees to pay the annual membership fee to the extent established by the Board of Directors and approved at the time of the financial statement by the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, in compliance with the Bylaws and regulations issued.

The figure of the temporary member is not admitted. The membership fee is non-transferable.

Art.4 – Rights and duties of members.

All adult members have the right to vote and are entitled to the active and passive electorate.

All members have the rights of information and control established by the laws and by the present Statute, in particular the members have right of access to the documents, deliberations, balances, reports and registers of the association.

The voluntary member can not in any way be paid, but will only be entitled to reimbursement of the expenses actually incurred for the activity provided, making use of the association mainly of the voluntary and free activity of its members.

The association can, in case of particular need, hire employees or make use of self-employment services, also by resorting to its members.

The behavior of the member towards the other members and outside the association must be animated by a spirit of solidarity and implemented with correctness, good faith, honesty, probity and moral rigor, in compliance with the present Statute and the programmatic lines issued.

Art.5 – Withdrawal and exclusion of the member.

The member can withdraw from the association by written communication to be sent to the President.

The member can be excluded from the association in the following cases:

a) non-payment for 3 months from the payment deadline requested,
b) serious reasons that have caused moral damage and / or material to the association itself.

The exclusion of the member is decided by the Board of Directors and the relative resolution containing the motivations of the provision must be communicated to the interested party by a simple letter.

The member involved in the provision may request that the examination of the reasons for the exclusion in order to challenge the objections underlying the provision be placed on the agenda of the subsequent shareholders’ meeting. Until the date on which the Shareholders’ Meeting is called – which must take place within three months – the member concerned by the provision is considered suspended.

Members who withdraw and / or excluded can not request the return of contributions paid, nor have any right on the assets of the association.

Art.6 – The corporate bodies

The organs of the association are:

1) the shareholders’ meeting,
2) the board of directors,
3) the president.

All the corporate offices are assumed free of charge.

Art.7 – The assembly

The assembly is the sovereign body of the association. The assembly is called at least once a year by the president of the association or by whoever takes his place, by:

1) written notice to be sent by simple letter / fax / e-mail / telegram to the members, at least 10 days before the date set for the meeting;
2) notice posted on the premises of the office at least 20 days before.

The Assembly of members is convened by the President at least once a year and is chaired by the President himself or by a delegate nominated among the members of the Board.

It must also be convened when the Board deems it necessary or when it requires at least one tenth of the members.

The assembly is the sovereign body of the association.

Convening notices must contain the agenda of the works and the venue where the meeting is held.

The assembly can be ordinary and extraordinary. It is extraordinary the assembly called for the modification of the Statute, the resolution of the transfer of the registered office or the dissolution of the association. It is ordinary in all other cases.

The ordinary meeting is valid in the first call if there is a majority of members with voting rights; in second call, to be held on a different date from the first, whatever the number of those present.

The resolution of the following matters is the responsibility of the ordinary assembly:

1) election of the President,
2) election of the Governing Council,
3) proposition of initiatives, indicating the organizational methods and supports,
4) approval of the final financial statement and annual budget prepared by the Board,
5) annual determination of the amount of the membership fee,
6) ratifies the exclusions of the shareholders deliberated by the Steering Committee,
7) approval of the association’s annual program.

The deliberations of the ordinary assembly are taken by a majority of those present, they are expressed by open vote, except those concerning problems concerning people and the quality of persons or in cases where the assembly deems it appropriate. Each member has the right to cast one vote.

The discussions and resolutions of the ordinary and extraordinary shareholders’ meeting are summarized in a report that is prepared by the secretary or by a specifically appointed assembly member. The minutes are signed by the President and the extensor and is recorded in a special register, kept by the Secretary at the association’s headquarters.

Each member has the right to consult the minutes of the sessions and request a copy.

The resolution of the following matters is the responsibility of the extraordinary meeting:

1) approval of any amendments to the Bylaws with the presence of 2/3 of the members and with a deliberate majority decision of those present;
2) dissolution of the association and devolution of the remaining assets, with a favorable vote of 3/4 of the members.

All the registered members have the right to participate in the meetings, to vote and to be elected, provided they are in compliance with the payment of the fee.

Art.8 – The Board of Directors

The association is administered by a board of directors elected by the assembly and composed of three to seven members.

The convocation of the Board of Directors is decided by the President or request and automatically convened by a third of the members of the Board itself.

The resolutions must be taken with the vote of the absolute majority of those present.

The Board of Directors:

performs all acts of ordinary and extraordinary administration;
draw up and present the annual report on the activities of the association to the assembly;
draws up and submits to the meeting the final financial statement and the estimated budget;
admits new members;
excludes members save subsequent ratification of the assembly.

Board meetings are legally established when the majority of its members are present.



Within the Board of Directors, at least the following figures are envisaged:

1) the President (elected directly by the general meeting),
2) the Vice President (elected within the Governing Council itself),
3) the Secretary (elected within the Governing Council itself).

Art.9 – The President

The President has the legal representation of the Association, provides for the convening of the assembly of members and the Board of Directors and presides over them.

Art.10 – The Vice President

The Vice President replaces the President in case of absence or legitimate impediment.

Art.11 – The Secretary

The Secretary draws up the minutes of the meetings, keeps the social and accounting books, provides for the expenses to be paid on the mandate of the Board of Directors, provides for the collection of the shares, implements the deliberations of the Board of Directors, performs the tasks delegated by the President.

Art.12 – Financial means

The association draws the economic resources for its operation and for the carrying out of the activities from:

shares and contributions of members, to the extent decided annually by the Governing Council and ratified by the assembly;
inheritance, donations and legacies;
contributions from the state, regions, local authorities, bodies or public institutions, also aimed at supporting specific and documented programs implemented within the scope of the statutory purposes;
contributions from the European Union and international organizations;
income deriving from the provision of agreed services;
proceeds from the sale of goods and services to associates and third parties, including through the carrying out of economic activities of a commercial, artisanal or agricultural nature, carried out in an auxiliary and subsidiary manner and in any case aimed at achieving the institutional objectives;
liberal donations of members and third parties;
revenues deriving from promotional initiatives aimed at financing, such as parties and subscriptions also with prizes;
other income compatible with the social aims of social promotion associations.

The association is obliged for at least three years to preserve the documentation, with indication of the donors, on the economic resources deriving from inheritance, donations and legacies, contributions from the State, regions, local authorities, institutions or institutions public, also aimed at supporting specific and documented programs carried out within the scope of statutory purposes, contributions from the European Union and international organizations, revenues deriving from the provision of agreed services, as well as for the free donations of members and third parties of the documentation relative to donations if they are aimed at tax deductions and deductions from taxable income.

Art.13 – Financial statement

The financial year runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year.

The financial statement is prepared by the Board of Directors, is deposited at the headquarters of the association at least 20 days before the meeting and can be consulted by each member.

The meeting to approve the final financial statement must be held within four months of the end of the financial year, except in exceptional cases on which it can be resolved no later than six months.

Any management surplus must be allocated to the institutional activities established in the Bylaws.

The profits or surpluses of management, as well as funds, reserves or capital will not be distributed, even indirectly, during the life of the association.

Art.14 – Dissolution

To deliberate the dissolution of the association and the devolution of the patrimony it is necessary the favorable vote of at least three quarters of the associates convoked in extraordinary assembly.

The meeting that decides the dissolution of the association appoints one or more liquidators and decides on the destination of the assets remaining from the liquidation itself.

The devolution of the assets will be carried out for public benefit purposes in favor of associations of social promotion of similar purposes, pursuant to the Law of 7 December 2000, n. 383, after consulting the inspection body referred to in Article 3, paragraph 190, of Law 23/12/1996, n. 662.