SWISS GAMBIA ASSOCIATION
(The Gambia & Switzerland)
Status of the association
Legal form, purpose and seat
Under the name of the Swiss Gambia Association, a non-profit organization is established governed by the present statutes and following of the Gambian Civil Code.
The Association aims to:
• 1: Music-cultural exchange between Switzerland, The Gambia and the rest of the world.
• 2: Development of administrative and musical structures.
• 3: Establish relations between the governmental sections of the countries where the association operates.
• 4: Exploitation of the different studios where the association operates.
• 5: Recording, taking voice, mixing and mastering in the audiovisual sector.
• 6: Production, publication, publishing and audiovisual distribution.
• 7: Organization and exploitation of concerts, festivals or other events.
• 8: Support, learning, management of artists registered in the association.
• 9: Publishing contract with artists registered in the association.
• 10: Collaboration with other entities on specific projects outside the association.
• 11: Charitable action via donations from members and non-members of the association.
• 12: Search for private or public funds.
The seat of the Association is at Sukuta Intersection, Sukuta, Gambia. Its duration is unlimited.
The organs of the Association are:
• 1. The General Assembly;
• 2. The Committee;
• 3. The Audit Body;
The resources of the Association are constituted by ordinary or extraordinary contributions of its members, donations, or legacies, by the belly of products derived, products or service of the activities of the Association and, where appropriate, by subsidies. public authorities.
The financial year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 of each year.
Its commitments are secured by its property, to the exclusion of any personal liability of its members.
Any person or organization interested in achieving the objectives set out in Art.
To the best of its ability, the Association plans to produce a newsletter for members and people close to the Association.
The association is composed of:
• Individual members;
• 1. Active members
• 2. Passive members
• 3. Artists
• collective members;
• 1. Active members
• 2. Passive members
• 3. Artists / Groups
Admission requests are sent to the Committee by mail or email. The Committee admits new members and informs the General Assembly of their accessions.
Membership is lost:
• by resignation. In all cases the contribution of the year remains due.
• exclusion for "just cause"
Exclusion is the responsibility of the Committee. The person concerned may appeal against this decision to the General Assembly. Repeated non-payment of contributions (two years) results in the exclusion of the Association.
The General Assembly is the supreme power of the Association. It includes all members of it.
The powers of the Assembly are as follows. She :
• Adopts and amends the statutes;
• Elects the members of the Committee and the Audit Body;
• Determines the work orientations and directs the activity of the Association;
• Approves the reports, adopts the accounts and votes the budget;
• Waives discharge of their mandate to the Committee and the Audit Body;
• Set the annual subscription or the tasks to be performed in return by individual members and collective members;
• Takes a position on the other projects on the agenda;
The General Assembly may seize or be seized of any object that it has not entrusted to another body.
Meetings are convened at least 14 days in advance by the Committee. The Committee may convene extraordinary general meetings as often as the need arises.
The Assembly is chaired by the President or another member of the Committee present at these meetings.
Decisions of the General Assembly are taken by a simple majority of the members present. In the event of a tie, the President has the casting vote.
Voting is by show of hands. At the request of at least five members, they will be held by secret ballot. There is no proxy vote.
The Assembly meets at least once a year at the invitation of the Committee.
The agenda of the annual (so-called ordinary) meeting necessarily includes:
• The report of the Committee on the activity of the Association during the past year;
• An exchange of views / decisions regarding the development of the Association;
• Treasury Reports and the Audit Body
• The election of the members of the Committee and the Audit Body;
• Individual proposals.
The Committee is required to put on the agenda of the General Assembly (ordinary or extraordinary) any proposal of a member presented in writing at least 14 days in advance.
The Extraordinary General Assembly meets when convened by the Committee or at the request of one-fifth of the members of the Association.
The Committee executes and applies the decisions of the General Assembly. He leads the Association and takes all necessary measures to achieve the goal. The Committee decides on all matters that are not expressly reserved for the General Assembly.
The Committee is composed of at least five members, appointed for two years by the General Assembly. They are eligible for re-election as many times as the General Assembly may decide. The Committee constitutes itself. It meets as many times as the affairs of the Association require.
The Association is validly bound by the collective signature of two members of the Committee.
The Committee is responsible for:
• To take the necessary measures to achieve the objectives;
• To convene Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meetings;
• To take decisions regarding the admission and resignation of members as well as their possible exclusion;
• To ensure the application of the by-laws, to draft the by-laws and to administer the property of the Association
The Committee is responsible for maintaining the accounts of the Association.
The committee hires (salaried) salaried and voluntary employees of the Association. He may entrust to any person of the Association or outside the Association a limited term mandate.
Body of control
The audit body verifies the financial management of the Association and presents a report to the General Assembly. It consists of two auditors elected by the General Assembly.
The dissolution of the Association is decided by the General Assembly by a two-thirds majority of the members present. The contingent asset will be allocated to an organization proposing to achieve similar goals.
The present statutes were adopted by the constitutive assembly of 31.12.20 in Sukuta, The Gambia & Coppet, Switzerland
Swiss Gambia Association