By-laws of the Sichów Educational Foundation

 

Chapter I. General Provisions

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  1. The Sichów Educational Foundation, hereafter named, „The Foundation” functions on the basis of the law of April 6, 1984 governing foundations as well as the provisions of the By Laws that follow.
  1. The Foundation was established by Paul Kieniewicz, hereinafter referred to as the Founder, a notarial deed prepared by a notary public Jarosław Bech in his notary’s office in Kielce, ul. Koziej Nr. 3, on January 24, 2018.

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  1. The Foundation’s seat is, Sichów Duży 88, 28-236 Rytwiany.
  2. The Foundation operates in buildings rented under the agreement concluded on March 24, 2018. for an indefinite period between Dom and Biblioteka Sichowska im. Krzysztof and Zofia Radziwiłł sp. z.oo. and the Foundation.
  3. The duration of the Foundation is unlimited.
  4. The Foundation’s area of activity is the entire territory of the Republic of Poland, but to the extent necessary for the proper implementation of its objectives, the Foundation may also operate outside the borders of the Republic of Poland.

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  1. The Foundation has legal personality.
  2. The Foundation is supervised by the minister responsible for. Culture and National Heritage.

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The Foundation can establish certificates and badges and award them together with other prizes and awards to natural and legal persons who have contributed to the foundation and which contribute to the Foundation’s goals.

Chapter II. The Foundation’s Goals and Basis of Operation

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The aim of the Foundation is to promote holistic education, which contains universal values, aesthetics, respect for human dignity, healthy psychological and spiritual development, and the recognition of the land as a sanctuary, which must be respected.

Spheres of public activities include, among others:

  1. Protection and promotion of health
  2. Science, education, education and upbringing
  3. Culture, art, protection of cultural goods and traditions
  4. Ecology and animal protection and protection of natural heritage
  5. Touring and relaxation of children and youth
  6. Activities for national minorities
  7. Development of the whole person, his physical, psychological and spiritual nature
  8. Dialogue and agreement between different religions

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  1. The Foundation accomplishes its goals through:
  2. organization of events of an educational nature, including conferences, seminars, workshops and courses;
  3. organization of cultural events, including concerts, plein-airs, art workshops, exhibitions and literary readings;
  4. renting rooms and rooms to organizations or persons who are active in accordance with the Foundation’s objectives;
  5. publishing activities within the scope of statutory objectives,
  6. funding scholarships, especially for young people and students from the poorest families. 

Chapter III. The Foundation’s assets and income

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The Foundation’s assets constitute the founding fund of  PLN 2,000 (two thousand zlotys) and other assets acquired by the Foundation in the course of its operation.

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The Foundation’s revenues come from:

  1. fees for programs
  2. renting the property (§ 6b)
  3. business operations (§ 9)
  4. donations, inheritances, promissory notes,
  5. subsidies and grants,
  6. public collections,
  7. foundation assets
  8. interest and bank deposits

All revenues obtained by the Foundation are allocated exclusively for statutory activities.

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Economic Activities:

The foundation runs a guest house on the premises of the rented palace and park complex, when the facility is not used for statutory activities.

Chapter IV. Foundation authorities

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The Foundation’s authorities are:

  1. The Management Board of the Foundation, hereinafter referred to as the Board,
  2. The Foundation’s Council, hereinafter referred to as the Council.

The Foundation’s Council

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  1. The Council is the controlling and evaluating body of the Foundation’s activities.
  2. The Council consists of three to six members and is elected for a five-year term. The Council elects the Chairman of the Council from among its members who directs its work.
  3. Members of the first Council are appointed by the Founder. Subsequent members of the Council, chosen to replace those who have left or to expand the composition of the Council, are appointed by its decision the Council through a unanimous vote, only on the basis of a proposal by the Board.
  4. In special cases, dismissal of a member of the Board and deprivation of membership in the Council may take place as a result of a resolution adopted unanimously by other members of the Board.
  5. Membership in the Council expires as a result of:
  6. voluntary resignation, submitted in writing to the Chairman of the Council,
  7. loss of civil rights as a result of conviction by a final court judgment for an offense committed intentionally,
  8. A recall as referred to in item 4 of this paragraph,
  9. the death of a member.

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The tasks of the Foundation Council include:

  1. assessment of the Foundation’s main areas of activity,
  2. supervision and control of the Foundation’s assets,
  3. approving the annual reports of the Management Board on operations,
  4. election of the members of the Management Board, including the President of the Management Board only on the basis of the Management Board’s proposal, unless all members of the Management Board have resigned.
  5. changes to the Foundation’s statute, only at the request of the Board,
  6. merger with another foundation or liquidation of the Foundation, only at the request of the Board,
  7. making decisions in all other matters not reserved for the competence of other bodies.

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  1. The Council shall meet at least once a year. Members can participate via teleconferencing media.
  2. The Council is convened by the Chairman of the Council on his own initiative or at the request of the Board, submitted in writing.
  3. The Board makes decisions in the form of resolutions – by a simple majority of votes, in the presence of at least half of its members, unless further provisions provide otherwise. In case of an equal number of votes, the vote of the Chairman decides.
  4. A meeting of the Supervisory Board may be convened in an extraordinary mode to consider a matter of a special nature, on the initiative of the Management Board or at a written request of the Chairman of the Council or at least two of its members.
  5. An extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Board should be convened not later than within 14 days from the date of submitting the application.
  6. Each ordinary member of the Council has one vote.
  7. Meetings of the Council shall be conducted by the Chairman or a member of the Board designated by him.
  8. Resolutions may be passed by electronic mail.

The Managing Board of the Foundation

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  1. The Management Board consists of 2 to 5 people, including the President, the Council for a five-year term.
  2. The function of a member of the Management Board may be exercised for more than one term.
  3. The first composition of the Management Board shall be appointed by the Founder.
  4. Membership in the Board ceases as a result of:
  5. submitting a written resignation to the President,
  6. loss of civil rights as a result of conviction by a final court judgment for an offense committed intentionally,
  7. death of a member of the Board.
  8. In the event of President’s resignation, the President proposes his successor, to be chosen by the Council.
  9. A member of the Management Board may be dismissed before the end of the term of office by way of a resolution adopted unanimously by all members of the Board and other members of the Management Board jointly.

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  1. The Management Board manages the Foundation’s activities and represents it outside.
  2. The authority of the Management Board include:
  3. managing the Foundation’s day-to-day activities,
  4. implementation of statutory objectives,
  5. drawing up work and budget plans,
  6. exercising management over the Foundation’s assets,
  7. representing the Foundation outside,
  8. employing employees and determining their remuneration,
  9. submission of an application to the Council to amend the statute,
  10. asking the Council for the election of a new member, for the merger or liquidation of the Foundation.
  11. Every year, the Management Board is required to submit to the Council an annual report on the Foundation’s activities.

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  1. Meetings of the Management Board are held as needed, but not less frequently than once a quarter. Members can participate via teleconferencing media.
  2. Meetings of the Management Board shall be convened by the President by sending the date information by e-mail, and in the absence of such a possibility by registered mail, at least 3 days before the scheduled meeting.
  3. All members of the Management Board must be informed about the meeting.
  4. The Management Board shall make decisions by means of resolutions by a simple majority of votes in the presence of at least half of its members, unless further provisions provide otherwise. In the case of equal distribution of votes, the vote of the President decides.
  5. Resolutions of the Management Board may also be passed by electronic mail.

The manner of representation and incurring property liabilities

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Statements of intent on behalf of the Foundation, including property matters, are authorized by the President with one of the board members, acting jointly.

Chapter. V. Final provisions

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Changes to the Foundation’s statute are proposed by the Management Board by an absolute majority of votes, with at least half of the members entitled to vote. Changes may refer to the objectives set out in the founding act.

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  1. The Foundation may merge with another foundation for more effective implementation of its goals.
  2. Połączenie z inną fundacją nie może nastąpić, jeżeli w jego wyniku mógłby ulec istotnej zmianie cel Fundacji.
  3. In the case of a merger with another foundation, the application is taken by the Management Board by an absolute majority of votes, in the presence of at least half of the members entitled to vote.

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  1. The Foundation shall be liquidated if it achieves the purposes for which it was established or if its financial resources and assets are exhausted.
  2. The Management Board shall notify the minister competent for matters of culture and national heritage about the liquidation of the Foundation.
  3. The decision on liquidation is proposed by the Management Board by an absolute majority of votes, in the presence of at least half of the members entitled to vote.
  4. The financial resources and assets left after the liquidation of the Foundation may be allocated by the resolution of the Management Board to organizations operating in the Republic of Poland with similar goals.

 

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