The Association “Friends of Father Raschi”
is a no-profit- organization inspired by the teachings and the faith of
Father Bonaventura Maria Raschi, C.M.F.O.., Preacher and Confessor, Founder
with Giliana Faglia of the Sanctuary of the “Immaculate Conception
Source of Mercy” on Mount Borriga in Monte Fasce street in Genoa.
The Association has no time limitation.
The objective of the Association is to keep
the historical memory of Father Bonaventura Maria Raschi’ s works
and thoughts and to spread their knowledge.
The pursuit of this object is to be achieved through the divulgation,
even in a written form, of the Father’s teachings and thought, through
the collection of news, declarations, documentations, editing and other
items related to events which can be connected to His activity.
To this aim the Association can carry out any proper cultural, publishing,
social and organizational activity.
The registration is voluntary and in accordance
with the following modality.
Membership shall be in one of the following categories:
The Founder Members are those who take part in the constitution of the
The Ordinary Members are those who join the Association afterwards, sharing
the objective stated at article 2.
The Honorary Members are those who are made so by will of the Executive
Committee, for the renown and the positive image that they can give to
the Association with their presence.
ACQUISITION OF MEMBERSHIP
Besides those who take part in the constitution
of the Association, the members are those who, meaning to cooperate to
the realization of the object stated in article 2, submit an application
to the Executive Committee which will decide about it by the absolute
majority of the members.
The admission is meant to be with no time limit, excepting a resignation
notified by the member himself.
Members shall be relinquished from the Association if their conduct is
contrary or detrimental to the object of the Association itself.
Against the decisions of the Executive Committee in matters of admission
it is possible to lodge a petition to the assembly to be presented to
the registered offices of the Association within 30 days of the communication
of the same decisions.
Members shall be obliged to pay a joining fee which is established every
year and to respect the decisions of the Bodies of the Association.
Honorary Members are not due to pay the annual joining fee, but they will
be able to take part to the assembly and vote.
Members shall have nothing to claim from the Association.
The names of the members are registered in a special register which can
be consulted by those belonging to the Association.
BODIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Bodies of the Association are:
The Members’ Assembly
The Executive Committee
The Deputy Chairman
The Secretary and the Deputy Secretary
The Audit Committee.
The assembly is the supreme body of the
All members up-to-date with their payment of the joining fees and honorary
members are entitled to take part in the assembly.
The members’ assembly can be ordinary or extraordinary.
The ordinary assembly is held within the month of April each year.
The extraordinary assembly can be convened whenever urgent reasons require
it, either by decision of the Chairman or at a motivated request from
at least one third of the members.
Every member shall receive an invitation to the assembly signed by the
Chairman or by the Deputy Chairman, through the means of common use, at
least 15 days before the assembly is to be held. The invitation must contain
The ordinary assembly shall have the following duties:
1.Approval of the annual programme of activities submitted by the Executive
2.Approval of the final balance-sheet and of the budget forecast as defined
by the Executive Committee.
3.Election of the members of the Executive Committee and of the Audit’s
4.Decisions on any matter related to the social management, as deemed
appropriate by the Executive Committee.
5.Resolutions on petitions brought before the Assembly and lodged against
decisions taken by the Executive Committee as regards the admissions.
The resolutions of the ordinary assembly are taken by the absolute majority
of the voters.
The duties of the extraordinary Assembly are:
1.Decide the modifications to the present Statute.
2.Decide the dissolution of the Association in conformity with what provided
by the present statute, the appointment of the liquidator and the devolution
of the property.
3.Decide on any other extraordinary matter which is its concern according
to the law or the statute.
At the first convocation both the ordinary and extraordinary Assembly
shall be quorate provided half of all the members plus one are present
and it shall validly decide by a simple majority.
At the second convocation both the ordinary and extraordinary Assembly
shall be quotate regardless of the number of the persons present and it
shall validly decide by a simple majority.
The second convocation must take place at least 30 minutes after the first
Resolutions related to the amendments of the Statute of the Association
shall require a majority of at least 2/3 of the members present and their
favourable vote. In case the constitutive quorum is not formed for two
convocations, an extraordinary Assembly could be convened again on the
day after the last convocation and it shall be duly constituted regardless
of the number of the persons present; it shall validly decide by a simple
Any resolution on the dissolution or the liquidation of the Association
is passed by the majority of at least 4/5 of the members and the favourable
vote of the 4/5 of the persons present. In case the constitutive quorum
is not formed for two convocations the provisions in the previous paragraph
are to be respected, but any resolution shall always be passed by the
favourable vote of the 4/5 of the present members.
Both the ordinary and the extraordinary assembly shall always be chaired
by the Chairman of the Association, or, in his absence or impediment,
by the Deputy Chairman of the Association, or, in the eventuality of both
their absences, by the oldest Founder Member present, or in the eventuality
of his absence, by the oldest Ordinary Member present. The duties of secretary
shall be carried out by the secretary of the Association or by a person
appointed by the Chairman.
Each member shall have one vote and he can be represented by another member
by a written proxy. No member can have more than one proxy.
Voting can be by show of hand or by ballot according to the decisions
of the Chairman of the Assembly.
The resolutions of the Assembly are to be reported on the special minute-book
by the secretary and signed by the secretary and by the chairman.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee is the body of
management and government of the association and it shall be invested
with full powers for the ordinary and extraordinary running of the Association.
The Executive Committee shall consist of 7 members.
The Committee shall appoint from within its body the Chairman, the Deputy
Chairman, the Secretary.
The members of the Executive Committee shall be elected for a term of
3 years and can be re-elected.
The members of the Committee who shall not attend three consecutive assemblies
without valid reasons shall be removed from their office.
The withdrawal shall be stated by the Committee itself.
The Executive Committee shall meet in an ordinary assembly in the months
of April and September of each year. It shall also meet in an extraordinary
assembly whenever deemed necessary by the Chairman or if at least two
of its members request it in a written form.
Decisions taken shall only be deemed valid if at least four members of
the committee are present. Within the committee it shall not be possible
The unjustified absence of a member to more than three annual assemblies
shall involve the immediate removal of his office. The member who has
been removed or who has resigned shall be replaced by the appointment
of the first member of the non elected .
Resolutions are to be taken by the absolute majority of the members of
Voting shall be by ballot when concerning people.
The offices of Chairman, Deputy Chairman and member of the Executive Committee
are not bound to receive any compensation.
The reports of the resolutions of the Steering Committee are to be written
on the minute-book of the Executive Committee and they are to be drawn
up by the secretary of the Association or in his absence by a member of
the committee appointed by the Chairman; the reports shall be signed by
all those who have taken part. In case someone refuses or cannot sign
it shall be mentioned in the report.
The duties of the Executive Committee are:
1.To make arrangements for the enforcement of the resolutions taken by
the Members’ Assembly according to the present Statute.
2.To promote and prepare the initiatives to the achievement of the objective
stated in article 2, having them approved by the Members’ Assembly.
3.To see to the organization of the Association’s activity deciding
the relative expenses.
4.To prepare the final balance and the preliminary budget.
5.To decide about the opening of a postal or bank current account.
6.To see to the accurate keeping of the members’ book, of the minute-book
of the assembly, of the minute-book of the Executive Committee.
7.To define the annual joining fee to be submitted to the approval of
The Chairman shall be elected by the Executive
Committee; he shall have the legal representation of the Association,
he shall chair the same Executive Committee and see to the execution of
the resolutions of the committee.
The Chairman shall be responsible for the good running of the association
being the spokesman of the ideas, the opinions and the expectations of
He shall sign the transactions involving the association with regard to
the members or third parties.
He shall see to the execution of the resolutions of the assembly and of
He shall take upon himself duties and rights on behalf of the association
when previously authorized by the committee and/or by the assembly.
He shall establish the initiatives to be taken to the achievement of the
annual programme of the association, submitting it to the approval of
the Executive Committee.
In case of emergency, the resolutions pertaining to the Executive Committee
can be taken by the Chairman, who shall convene the committee as soon
as possible for their ratification.
The Chairman can delegate some own peculiar functions to single members
of the committee.
In case of absence or impediment of the Chairman, his functions shall
be carried out by the Deputy Chairman, appointed by the Executive Committee
from within its body. In case of absence or impediment of the Deputy Chairman,
his functions are carried out by the senior member or, in case of same
seniority, by the oldest member.
THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
The Deputy Chairman shall represent the
Association whenever the Chairman shall be objectively unable to do it,
and when he shall receive a special delegation by the Chairman.
He shall help the Chairman in all his initiatives.
The Secretary is chosen and appointed by
the Executive Committee from within its body.
He shall draw up and sign the reports of the meetings of the assembly,
of the meetings and resolutions of the Executive Committee.
He shall be responsible for the cash on hand and he shall make a statement
of accounts to the steering committee about the modality and terms of
use of the sums spent by the association in carrying out its activity.
To this purpose he can be helped by a Deputy Secretary appointed by himself.
He shall see to the dispatch of current matters according to the directions
of the Chairman.
THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
The Audit Committee is a body which consists
of three members appointed by the members’ assembly; they are elected
for a term of three years and can be re-elected.
No member of the Audit Committee can be a member of the Executive Committee
They can take part to the meetings of the steering committee with no right
to vote; they supervise the administration of the association, in particular
the action of the secretary.
They examine the annual economic report and the general property of the
association, drawing and signing a report to be submitted to the assembly;
they check the regular keeping of the accounts and the cash on hand.
The property of the association is indivisible
and it consists of:
1.Contributions, endowments and bequests of any kind.
2.Cash on hand.
3.Any other good and/or right legally belonging to the Association by
the laws in force( inheritance, legacies and donations).
The Association’s income consists of:
1.Capital share, the amount of which shall be established by the Executive
Committee, to be paid annually.
2.Voluntary contributions received for carrying out projects aimed at
reaching the aims set out in the statute.
3.Any other form of income belonging to the Association by law.
The property cannot be set aside for objectives different from those for
which the Association was born and it will be indivisible till the Association
dissolves. The shares and the joining fees given independently or on request
of the committee are non-transferable and unredeemable.
The dissolution of the association shall
be decided upon by the extraordinary assembly of the members for the following
1.Achievement of the objective of the Association and/or the unexpected
impossibility to do so.
2.Impossibility of working for the lack of the number of members necessary
to the achievement of the objective.
3.Any other reason which should compromise the fundamental aspirations
of the association and/or should prevent the development of the activity.
In case of the dissolution of the Association the Members’ Assembly,
in an extraordinary meeting, shall decide upon the handing over of the
residual property, considering even the possibility of giving it to other
non-profit making associations with a similar objective or to public interest.
What is not provided for in the present
statute and possible controversies are to be referred to the Civil Code
and to the provisions of the laws in force.
Company of all the Founding Associates