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International Association. Order of Hospitaller Knights of
St. John of Jerusalem, a' Louvain. -Civil Personality -
By Royal Decree of 23rd April 1991
1. accord a civil personality of an International Association.
2. approve the statues of the Association.
ANNEXE TO THE MONITEUR BELGE 3rd October 1991
N. 14606 (67834)
Order of Hospitaller Knights of St. John
of Jerusalem - OSJ, International Association.
Identification number 14606/91
Article 1. Whereas, these articles create an International Association with religious, humanitarian and scientific objectives, pursuant to the Statute of October 25, 1919, as amended by the Statute of December 6, 1954, as entitled in its original Constitution and signed by its founder, the late King Pierre II, on March 19, 1964: "Order the Hospitable Knights of St. John of Jerusalem - OSJ", with the moral headquarters at the Greek Melkite Catholic Patdarchat, Jaffa Gate, POB 14130, in Jerusalem and the administrative headquarters at OSJ Balije Wolvenberg V.Z.W., Mecheisestraat 202, a' B-3660 Leuven.
Article 2. The Association will undertake to participate in all charitable organizations, to protect moral values of Christendom, the ideal of the free world and human rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of The United Nations. The Association has, for itself or for its members, no profitable objectives.
Article 3. The Association is composed of Individuals and corporate bodies, effective or adherent Members, whom only the effective Members have voting rights. The effective Members are all those who, appointed or elected pursuant to Internal regulations, particularly pursuant to the Constitution of King Pierre 11, as cited above, exercise regionally or locally, an administrative function.
Article 4. Are eligible to accede to the Association all who, having provided proof of Christian baptism, are prepared to continually undertake to realize such objectives as directed by the Council and the General Assembly. The admission of a Member will come Into effect upon approbation by the Council and its President. Each Member may be called upon to fulfill existing or future administrative functions. Members can resign by registered mail to the Council, or to its regional delegation. The Member who is no longer part of the Association, by reason of resignation, dismissal or decease, cease to participate In all Its privileges and benefits. A member may be dismissed for actions or negligence, harmful or hindering the Association's objectives. If, after he has had the opportunity to be heard, he is found guilty of such actions by at least two-third of the members of a jury of honor, who have been selected at random. An appeal process is provided for at all levels of heirachy of the Association, including at the Administration Council on which a final decision is incumbent. The financial liability of the Members Is limited to the annual contribution.
Article 5. The General Assembly of effective Members is the sole decision maker to any matter relating to the realization of the Association's objectives.
Article 6. The Administration Council's President convokes and presides the General Assembly at the headquarters or any other location mentioned in the convocation. The convocation will be by letter, to be sent by mail, telex or fax. The General Assembly may also be convoked by a third of the Members of the Administration Council. The effective Members any have representation by proxy by another effective Member according to internal regulations.
Article 7. All resolutions of the General Assembly will be adopted by simple majority of the Members present or duty represented by proxy. The resolutions will be brought to the attention of the Members of the Association. Only the agendas set out can be voted upon.
Article 8. The resolutions of the General Assembly will be accorded in a minute book, signed by the Council and preserved by the President of the Council who will keep it available to all Members.
Article 9. The Administration Council manages the Association and is composed of an odd number of at least three Individuals, and of whom at least one will be Belgian citizen. The administrators are appointed by the General Assembly for a period of six years and can be reappointed for a second term. Revocation of the mandate of the Administrators must be brought before the General Assembly which will decide with a two-third majority of effective Members present or duly represented.
Article 10. The Administration Council will elect from among the Administrators, a President, a Vice-President, a General Secretary and a Treasurer, for a period of six years or, in case of resignation of one of Its officials, for the remaining period of the mandate.
Article 11. The Administration Council meets upon convocation from the President or by one half of the Members of the Council. Its resolution will be voted by a simple majority of the Administrators, the President having a decisive vote.
Article 12. The resolutions by the Administration Council will be recorded in a minute book which will be signed by the President and preserved by the General Secretary who will keep it available to the Members.
Article 13. The Administration Council has all powers of administration and decision which will be delegated to it by the General Assembly. The Council will be able to entrust the administration of current affairs to Its President, or to one or more administrators or to one or more Members appointed for that purpose.
Article 14. A11 actions and documents binding the Association, except in case of special ad hoc proxy, must be signed by two Administrators who are not bound to prove their mandate to others.
Article 15. Any legal action, as plaintiff or defendant, is under the jurisdiction of the President or of an Administrator appointed by the President.
Article 16. The fiscal year closes on December 31st of each year.
Article 17. Any proposition aimed at amending or dissolving the present Statutes must originate from the Administration Council or from two-third of effective members. The Administration Council must communicate to the effective Members, at least 60 days in advance, the date of meeting of the General Assembly which will decide on any proposition on that matter. No proposition on this matter, presented as a resolution, is valid unless accepted by at least two-third of the effective Members, present or represented by proxy. A revision of the articles will come into effect as soon as a Royal Ascent approves the revision and as soon as the conditions for publication, pursuant to Article 3 of the Statute of October 25, 1919 will be fulfilled.
Council of Administration
S.A.R. Prince Christopher K George, 24 Broadstreet, Edinburgh EH3 9AF, British
Citizen, Vice President.
M Foucart, Erneste, Cdt, hon., Secretary General.
M. Moore, Sir Frank Thomas, Company Chairman, 9 Enfield Road, Clayfiled-Brisbane, QLD Australia, Australian National, administrator.
M. Murray, Dr Med. Richard D., Glenwood Avenue 2125, Youngstown Ohio 44511 U.S.A. American Citizen, Vice-President.
M. Niesper, Dr Ing, Alphonse A., Ferd, Hodlerstrasse 44, CH 8049 Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss National. Treasurer.
M Pincket, Walter J.P.J. Editor, President of the Unie van Uitgevers van de Periodieke Pers vzw, Kapellestraat 24, B 3070 Kortenberg, Belgium National, President.
(Signed) W.J.P.J. Pinket, president.
(Signed) E. Foucart, secretary general(Signed) A. Lejeune, member.
Order of St John, Knights Hospitaller.