Title I:Name-Location-Duration-Description

Art. 1 – It is founded, by tha law L. 383/2000, the Social Promotion Association
named “AMICI DI PETERPAN”.
Art. 2 – “AMICI DI PETERPAN” has its headquarters in Grumo Nevano (NA), Piazza T. Romano, n o 5 and could move, or open and close secondary locations by the will of the Directive Council
Art. 3 – “AMICI DI PETERPAN” Is in fact a free association, administratively independent, regulated by the law of articles 36 and following of the Civil Code. It’s non-profit, neither in an indirect way, and operates for social interests. In accordance with the absence of any profit purpose, it is strictly forbidden to distribute, even in an indirect way, eventual money or surpluses, nor funds, or capitals during the life of the Association, unless that the description and distribution are imposed by law, with the obligation to reinvest the eventual surpluses in favour of other istitutional activities provided by the state.
Art. 4 –Contents and structure of the organization are democratics. Its duration is unlimited

Title II: Object – Aims

Art. 5 –The association has as its object the elaboration, promotion, and realization of projects of social benefits, included the making of social, educational, cultural and recreational initiatives that could encourage aggregation, gathering and socialization of the involved subjects, in full respect of the promotion of human rights. It enhances the central role of the person of every race, sex, religion, or political affiliation, pursuing community’s general interests and peace among people.
In particular, the Association aimes to:
a) Spread a culture of game and imagination in favour of the youngest, of kids, teens and youngsters through scientific and artistic tools and methods, also referring to the New York Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1989
b) Contribute to improving everyday life of citizens in the variety and in the multiplicity of relationships in which it weave itself, through propositional and supporting actions, in particular, for the poorest part of the population
c) Operate toward the achievement of the full implementation of citizen rights and of gender equality between men and wemen
d) Take action as a propulsive, operative, indipendent subject, able to create, organize, manage by itself various and different intervention acts in areas where the territory doesn’t offer experiences and/or activities or offeres them in limited forms or weak in quality; designed and made as effective solutions to establish or re-establish humanizing and positive bonds among young and older people and between their natural,social and cultural environment and to promote their wellness.
e) Fight against any form of poverty,striving with positive actions partnering with others institutions and national and international bodies
f) Support cultural and educational path of people, particularly supporting the ones out of compulsory school attendance
Art. 6 –The Association, to achieve its goals, wants to promote many activities, included:

  • Contributing to the creation of services such as toy libraries, ludobus, game animation with or without toys, borrowing toys, kids’ library, labs, environmental camps, popular traditions research, collection and recycle of toys, twinning with other toy libraries or schools, meeting different ethnicities, parents’ training and information.
  • Promoting update and effective social services for minors in public or private facilities
  • Promoting and manage residential and/or semi-residential facilities for minors, disabled and old people, established by current legislation, meant to be accomodation and growing places, preventing discomfort in general and not
  • Material assistance, nursing and medical care, support and rehabilitation of old people, minors, and other people in disadvantaged situations, done at home and in schools and/or accomodation centres
  • Transport and assistance for older people, minors and disabled people even partnering with public and private institutions
  • Supporting educational and recovery initiatives promoting and organizing courses and seminaries of all levels
  • Promoting initiatives for the spread and discovery of phisical activities, in particular the outside ones
  • Realizing and proposing on the territory cultural, artistic and recreational activities like manifestations, entertainment, competitions, movie and documentaries screening, music, dance and theatre courses, concerts and research lab and other similar activities, as well as all the activities related or connected with these ones, in observance of the legislation and of the reqiorements given by the competent authorities
  • Organizing national and international competitions, reviews and exhibitions
  • Realizing conventions, conferences, debates and seminaries
  • Promoting UN Convention on the Rights of the Child through activities, demonstrations and debates
  • Promoting and organizing touristic and cultural travels, excursions,pilgrimages, as well as other initiatives meant to enhance mutual exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  • Promoting and spreading pc use through the creation of a computer team, even with the organizaion of computer labs, websites and an official web page creation
  • Fund Raising either on their own account and on behalf of third parties divulging bulletins, pubblications and documents, also multimedial
  • Establishing technological services such as social alarm services and teleassistance

Also carry out acts of:

  • Social secretary for information, mediation and consultancy to the single and the families with particular attention to problematic families
  • Literacy actions, accompaniment to school inclusion through socio-cultural paths, contrast to early school leaving by activating didactic collaborations with school and third-sector realities
  • Training and retrain activities towards disadvantaged people and not
  • Support activity and consultancy for the start of new social realities, as descripted in the law L.328/00
  • Research in the social field, with the building and managing of data banks studying the reality of needs and emarginations and the relative underlying causes
  • Promotion of informative initiatives and technical assistance to public and private subjects of the integrated social and healt intervention system.
  • Activities for spreading social and juvenile tourism
  • Promotion of internationalization activities trough cultural exchanges and good practices, in order to enhance integration of different people
  • Qualification, updating and requalification of employees and associates, and of the users
  • Creation and managing of family centres, as help, consultancy and support places, for every family-related topic or in general

Also the association, through specific deliberations, can:

  • Start relationships and subscribe conventions with people, groups, public and private bodies, for developing the actions mentioned above
  • Open and manage bar and eateries, linked to its structure, eventually in occasion of demonstrations, reserving the usage to its associates
  • Promote or participate in bodies, consortium companies, if promoted for istitutional aims
  • Do self-financing commercial activities, in a marginal and non-profit way: in this case the association would have to observe current administrational and tax laws
  • Title III: Associates

Art. 7 –Who can ask to be associate: natural (of any gender) and legal persons, public and private bodies and authorities, foreign Italians declaring to accept this Statue, his internal rules and the deliberations adopted by the competent bodies of the association, and the aims of the association, and to commit themselves to their achievement. Members and Associates all have rights and duties equality and the same opportunities are garanted to both men and wemen. Whoever wants to seek admission as a member has to ask the Directive Council, through a written request, signed by two presenters associates, who guarantee for the person. In case of deny expressed by the Directive council President or in absence of an answer to the request, the concerned could lodge a complaint to the President.
The acquisition of member qualification can be perfectioned with:

  • The approval of the request mentioned above by the Directive council President
  • The association fee payment
  • The registration in the Members’ Book
  • The release of a membership card;
    The membership time is unlimited and can’t be disposed for a temporary period, but remains the right of withdrawal

Art. 8 – The Member qualification gives you::

  • To take part in the association’s life, voting in the appropriate occasions, even in order of approval or modification of the current Statute rules
  • To take part in the election of directive bodies
  • To use, respecting the current laws, the services, locations, and benefits offered by the association
  • To resign in any moment

Members are obliged to:

  • Following this Statute, intern rules and deliberations of associative bodies
  • Keep a dignified behavior towards the Association
  • To pay the association fee, established every year by the directive council

Title IV – Resign – Exclusion

Art. 9 –Members stop to belong to the Association due to:

  • Resign with immediate effect from the day the member communicates it to the Directive Council
  • Decline, due to lack of payment of the association fee
  • Death causes
  • Exclusion

Exclusion will be deliberated by the Directive Council toward the member:
a) Not following the Statute, the rules or the Association’s bodies deliberations
b) Doing or trying to do actions against the association’s interests

Title V – Common Fund – Economic Resources

Art. 10 –Common Fund is indivisible and made of movable and immovable properties, of association fees, eventual oblations, contributions or donations given in the time of the constitution or given to the association for a better achievement of social purpuses. The fund is also made by all the properties purchased with the funds mentioned above and eventual surpluses.

Art. 11 –Necessary resources for the achievement of the goal of the Association and to make-up for the functioning expences of the Association will be made by:

  • Association fees and contribution established every year by the Directive Council
  • Generosity between living and mortis causa disposed in its favour
  • Remuneration, payment and rent for recreational, sportive, cultural services
  • Finances disposed by the Government, by Public and private insitution and bodies, national and international
  • Contribution, tuition fees, monthly or annual fees,bank cheques, prizes, and others
  • Incomes
  • Every other tipe of income
    Association fees are in any case repeatable and, neither in case of dissolution, extinction, resign nor exclusion from the Association there can be any resquest of refund of the association fee. Association fees are not transferable to third-parts except for in-death-case transfers.

Title VI – Financial Exercise

Art. 12 – The financial year shall run from 1 January to 31 January. At the end of each financial year, the Board of Directors arranges for the preparation of the economic and financial statement to be submitted, within four months at the end, to the approval must be submitted to the assembly.
The statement must remain deposited at the headquarters of the Association in the fifteen days preceding the Shareholders’ Meeting convened for approval must be submitted to the assembly for approval within four months from the closing.

Title VII –Social Bodies

Art. 13 – Social bodies of the Association are:

  • Shareholders’ Meeting
  • Members’ and Associates’ Assembly
  • Directive Council
    The election of the bodies of the Association cannot be in any way constrained or limited and is informed by criteria of maximum freedom of participation in the electorate both active and passive. All the offices of the Association are free of charge.

Title VIII – Members’ Assembly

Art. 14 – The Assembly of the members is the sovereign organ of the Association and is constituted by all the members of the Association. The Meeting is convened at the registered office or elsewhere provided that in the territory of the Campania Region at least once a year the four months following the closure of the company’s business. It must also be convened whenever the Directive Council deems it necessary, or when it is requested in writing to the executive body, with the list of matters to be dealt with, by at least one fifth of the members. The meeting is convened by the Directive Council. Its convocation must be effected by notice sent by letter, affixed in the main center of the Association, at least fifteen days before the meeting, and must contain the agenda, the place, date and time of the first and second convocation, which may be fixed at least one day after the first convocation.
Art. 15 – members’ assembly can be ordered or extraordinary.
The ordinary Assembly, in particular, has the task of:
a) To examine general problems and to lay down guidelines for the activity of the association and to discuss and deliberate on the relations of the social activity;
b) ratify the size of the annual social quotas established by the Directive Council
c) approve the economic and financial statement;
d) Proceed to the nomination of the directive Council;
e) to decide on the possible allocation of operating profits, however called, of funds, reserves or capital, where permitted by law, statutes or regulations;
f) approve any regulations;
g) to deliberate on all other objects pertaining to the management of the Association reserved to its competence of this statute or submitted to its examination of the directive council
The Extraordinary Assembly decides on amendments to the statutes of the Association and on the eventual dissolution of the Association itself.

Art. 16 – All members who are regularly registered in the Members’ Book and who comply with the payment of membership fees may attend the meeting.
Every adult member is entitled to one vote, whatever the value of his share (art. 2532, comma 2, c.c.).
The deliberations of the Assembly in first convocation are taken by a majority of votes and with the presence of at least half of the associates.
At the second meeting, the deliberations shall be valid by a majority, whatever the number of participants.Per le modificazioni del presente statuto o per deliberare lo scioglimento
dell’associazione e la devoluzione del suo patrimonio il voto favorevole di almeno tre quarti (3/4) degli associati intervenuti sia in prima che in seconda convocazione ed il parere del Directive Council
The assembly is chaired by the President of the Association or in his absence by the Vice-President or, in the absence of the latter, by a member of the Council directive designed by the same assembly.
The functions of Secretariat are performed by the Secretary of the Association or in case of his inability to do so by a person appointed by the President of the Assembly.
The minutes of the meeting will be drafted by the Secretary and signed by the President and the Secretary himself and remain deposited in the headquarters by the Association and disposition of the members for free consultation.

Title IX – Directive Council

Art. 17 – The Association is administered by a Directive Council composed, at the choice of the assembly, of a minimum of three to a maximum of seven members– chosen by the principle of equal opportunity between men and women– and, within its own framework, appoints the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The components run for four years and can be re-elected.
If one or more councillors fail, the Directive Council replaces them by appointing in their place the member or members who in the last assembly election followed in the ranking of the vote.
If more than half the number of advisers is not available, it convene the assembly for new elections.
All executive posts are strictly free of charge. The members of the council shall be entitled to charge and be reimbursed for any expenses they incur in the performance of their duties, which shall be certain and documented and within the limits fixed in advance in the Assembly.
Art. 18 – To the Directive Council pertain:

  • The care of the execution of the resolutions of the Assembly;
  • The compilation of the rules of procedure to be submitted for approval to the assembly which will deliberate with the ordinary majorities;
  • To conclude all acts and contracts relating to the social activity;
  • The annual preparation of the economic and financial statement to be submitted to the Assembly for approval;
  • Establish the programme of social activities according to the aims pursued by the Association;
  • To fix the amount of association fees, attendance fees and fees for the use of services and equipment owned by the Association;
  • Periodic revision of membership lists;
  • Decide on the admission, withdrawal and exclusion of members;
  • Complete all other acts and operations for the proper administration of the Association;
  • To recruit and dismiss any personnel needed for the effective and concrete realization of the aims of the Association, with the possibility to fix their tasks and remuneration

Art. 19 – The Directive Council is convened by the President, whenever there is a matter on which to deliberate, or when a majority of the members is asked. The convocation must be effected by notice sent by letter or affixed to the center
of the Association, at least seven days before the meeting, and must contain the agenda, place, date and time of the first and second convocation.
The meeting is chaired by the President of the Association or, in the event of an absence from the Vice-President or in the absence of the latter by another member of the oldest council for participation in the association.
The validity of the deliberations requires the presence of a majority of the members in office.
Decisions must be taken by an absolute majority of the participants. In case of parity the vote of the chair prevails.

The Council’s deliberations are recorded in the Book of Reports, signed by the President and the Secretary.

Title X – The President

Art. 20 – The President, elected by the Directive Council, has the legal representation and signature of the association. The President shall be granted the power of day-to-day management and, after deliberation by the Governing Council, the power of extraordinary administration.
The President ensures compliance with statutory and regulatory rules and the proper performance of the Association’s activities.
In the event of his absence or temporary incapacity, his duties shall be exercised by the Vice President.
Art. 21 – The treasurer is responsible for keeping and updating the books and preparing the association’s budget: all other books are kept by the Secretary.

Title XI – Performance of members

Art. 22 – The association relies mainly on the voluntary, free and free activities of its members for the pursuit of its institutional purposes. In case of particular need, you may recruit employees or take advantage of self-employment, including through the use of your own associates.

Title XII – Dissolution

Art. 23 – The dissolution shall be decided by a favourable vote of half plus one of all registered voting members.
In the event of dissolution, the Shareholders’ Meeting shall appoint one or more liquidators, including non-members, and determine any remuneration.
Art. 24 – The remaining assets that will result from the liquidation of the Association may not be divided among the members but, on a proposal of the Board approved by the shareholders’ meeting,will be entirely donated to other association for analogue purposes or for public utility purposes, after hearing the control body referred to in’art. 3, paragraph 190, of Law N 662 of 23rd December 1996 and unless otherwise prescribed by law.

Title XIII – General Dispositions

Art. 25 – Special rules for the functioning and implementation of this Statute may be laid down by internal regulations drawn up by the Directive Council.
Art. 26– Disputes which should arise within the Association shall be referred to an arbitration panel composed of three members appointed by each Party and the third by the first two arbitrators. The arbitration panel shall operate with the powers of friendly composer and shall be exempt from any form of procedure.
Art. 27– To the extent not expressively provided for in this Statute, the rules of the Civil Code and other provisions in force concerning private associations not having as their object the exclusive exercise of commercial activities shall apply, nor profit or speculative purposes.

Grumo Nevano (NA), 18 of October 2004