Mission and Resources
Ancestris association mission. Resources. Members.
The Ancestris Association was created on June 20, 2015 and published in the French Official Journal on Saturday July 18, 2015.
The primary mission of this organisation is to promote the presence of Ancestris in genealogical or computer events.
It goes without saying that the association wants to support software development and ensure its sustainability.
STATUTES OF THE ANCESTRIS ASSOCIATION
Proposed to associations declared by application of
the French law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901.
ARTICLE 1 - NAME
An association governed by the French law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, having the title ANCESTRIS, is founded between the members of these statutes.
It may be designated by the acronym, if applicable: ANCESTRIS
ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE
The purpose of this association is the development of the ANCESTRIS genealogy software, the animation of the community of developers, translators and users, and the promotion of the application in public and private spaces.
ARTICLE 3 - HEAD OFFICE
The registered office is set at
8b rue Jean Minaud
It may be transferred to any other place by simple decision of the office.
ARTICLE 4 - DURATION
The duration of the association is unlimited.
ARTICLE 5 - COMPOSITION
The association is made up of founding members and active members.
The founding members are natural persons who contributed significantly to the inception and development of Ancestris and the association. They are not required to pay a contribution. They use Ancestris for their genealogy on a personal basis.
Active members are natural or legal persons who must be up to date with their subscription and be approved by the board, which is not required to justify its decision. They generally use Ancestris for their genealogy on a personal basis but are not required to do so.
Volunteers are natural or legal persons who help the association on a voluntary basis without being members. For example, they support the association with developments, translations, or they help users, all without compensation.
A legal person must be represented by a natural person having all powers to take part in decisions and votes.
ARTICLE 6 - ADMISSION
The association is open to all, without condition or distinction, provided that an annual subscription is paid. The office is free to refuse membership without having to justify its decision.
ARTICLE 7 - MEMBERS - CONTRIBUTIONS
Active members pay an annual subscription. They each have the right to vote at General Meetings.
Founding members are not required to pay an annual subscription. However, they each have the right to vote at General Meetings.
Volunteers do not pay an annual fee and have no voting rights.
The amount of the annual membership fee for active members is set by the board and can be reviewed annually.
The members of the Association cannot receive any remuneration for the functions which are conferred on them.
ARTICLE 8. - CANCELLATION
Membership is lost by:
c) Cancellation pronounced by the office.
ARTICLE 9. - AFFILIATION
The association is independent.
She can also join other associations, unions or groups by decision of the board.
ARTICLE 10. - RESOURCES
The association's resources include:
3. Subsidies from all sources
4. The products of events or meetings that the Association would have to organize, including objects that could be sold on these occasions
5. The sale of publications or services that the Association would have to carry out or sponsor.
6. Any advertising revenue
7. All other resources authorized by the legislative and regulatory provisions which govern the law of non-profit associations
ARTICLE 11 - ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
The ordinary general assembly meets every year.
Fifteen days before the date fixed, the members of the association are convened electronically by the secretary. The agenda is indicated on the summons.
It includes all members of the association in whatever capacity. The office can decide to invite any person of its choice.
The president, assisted by the members of the office, chairs the assembly and explains the moral situation and the activity of the association.
The treasurer reports on his management and submits the annual accounts to the assembly for approval.
The decisions of the general assemblies are taken by simple majority of the votes of the members present or represented. If this quorum is not reached, a new general meeting is convened electronically, with the same agenda, within 15 days. During this second meeting, the assembly validly deliberates regardless of the number of members present or represented.
The powers to take part in the votes must be done electronically. The general assembly hears, approves or rejects the report presented to it by the bureau, as well as the accounts for the previous financial year; it also rules on appeals presented by members struck off by the bureau and generally on all questions put on the agenda.
The decisions are binding on all members, including those absent or represented.
ARTICLE 12 - EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
Extraordinary general meetings can only have the purpose of statutory modifications, the dissolution of the association, or major acts that may relate to real estate. Amendments to the statutes can only be made on the proposal of the bureau.
The president or two-thirds of the active and founding members can cause the meeting of an extraordinary general assembly.
The methods of convening are the same as for the ordinary general meeting.
The decisions of the extraordinary general assemblies are taken by a majority of 3/4 of the votes of the members present or represented. If this quorum is not reached, a new general meeting is convened, with the same agenda, within 15 days. During this second meeting, the assembly validly deliberates regardless of the number of members present or represented.
ARTICLE 13 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
There is no Board of Directors. The Association is directed by an office.
ARTICLE 14 - THE OFFICE
The board meets at the request of one of its members, in physical presence or remotely by electronic means.
The board is made up of 5 members: a president and four vice-presidents. One of them is Treasurer.
The members of the board are chosen from among the members of the association.
The possible renewal of members of the bureau is decided by the bureau.
The office alone is empowered to determine the evolution, development, distribution and distribution of the software. Everything related to software is the responsibility of the office.
ARTICLE 15 - ALLOWANCES
All member functions are free and voluntary. There may be reimbursements of expenses occasioned by the performance of their role in the association after agreement of the office.
ARTICLE - 16 - INTERNAL RULES
The office will be able to establish internal rules, if the need arises, having the objective to specify and supplement the operating rules of the association.
These internal rules, if any, are intended to clarify various points not provided for in the statutes, in particular those relating to the internal administration of the association. It will be annexed to the statutes and will have the same force as these.
ARTICLE - 17 - DISSOLUTION
In the event of dissolution pronounced according to the procedures provided for in article 12, the association will cease without stopping the development activities of Ancestris which can be done on a voluntary basis.
The association has no specific funding.
It only exists through the will of Ancestris users, the annual contributions of its members and any donations and grants.
Subscriptions and donations are used to present the software at fairs and events, and to obtain the supports and materials necessary for promotion,
For events costs we call on crowdfunding.
This structure allows us to receive donations outside important one-off calls such as French Federation of Genealogy congresses for example.