Statutes – Banda Municipal da Ribeira Brava

Current statutes approved by the General Assembly in the year 1988

Chapter I – Of the denomination, nature, thirst and object.

Article 1
The Association “Banda Municipal da Ribeira Brava” is a cultural association of unlimited duration with headquarters in the village of Ribeira Brava and that already exists in fact from six of May of one thousand eight hundred and eighty and nine.

Article 2
The association aims to promote the teaching and improvement of music; create and maintain in the scope of its specialty – the music – a service of interest graciously cultural and recreational between its associates and population.

Chapter II – Associates

Article 3
The admission of members who may be natural or legal persons is the responsibility of management. By means of a proposal signed by three members.

Article 4
The admitted member will pay a monthly membership fees in the amounts and terms set in regulation and resolution of the General Assembly.

Article 5
There will be the category of honorary member exempt from the payment of membership fees, constituted by those who, considered worthy of such distinction, be proclaimed in the General Assembly.

Article 6
Associates admitted on the date of constitution of the Association are designated by founding members.

Article 7
The members’ rights include:
a) Attending the headquarters and taking advantage of its facilities and taking part in its cultural activities;
b) Elect and be elected to the social offices;
c) Take part in General Assemblys;
d) To complain and appeal to the General Assembly of any resolution of the Board;
e) Examine management books and accounts;
f) Request your resignation, without prejudice to the satisfaction of your debts to the Association up to the date of the request.

Article 8
The duties of the members are:
a) Comply with the Statutes and Regulations, the resolutions of the General Assembly and determinations of the Board, without prejudice to the Complaints of these, pursuant to paragraph e) of article seventh.
b) Accept and exercise the positions for which they have been elected, except as an attendant and duly proven impediment;
c) Pay promptly their pecuniary obligations, in particular the due membership fees;
d) Take part in the General Assembly.

Article 9
The member may be suspended temporarily or excluded from the Association, by decision of the General Assembly and under a reasoned proposal from the Directorate, who shall carry out the investigation of the facts punishable by the notification of the offender, which should be heard whenever possible.

Chapter III – Of the organs of the Association

Article 10
The bodies of the Association are: The General Assembly, which will be presided over by a panel composed of a president and two secretaries. The Board consisting of five members, being a president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer and a vowel; and the Fiscal Council consisting of three members, one of whom is the President.

Article 11
The General Assembly shall be convened by means of a postal notice at least fifteen days in advance.
The call must contain the work order, the day, time and place of the meeting and should always be posted at the Association’s headquarters.

Article 12
The Association is obliged with the joint intervention of two members of the board, one of which is necessary for the President or the Vice-President.

Article 13
The General Assembly will approve, upon proposal of the Direction, a regulation for integration and development of the statutory norms and internal functioning of the Association, applying in the absence, the applicable legislation, namely the one disposed in the civil law on the associations.

Article 14
The delegates Manuel Pereira de Sousa, José Manuel de Jesus Andrade and José Agostinho da Silva Fernandes are to constitute the provisional Directorate whose specific functions will be to prepare an Electoral General Assembly to be held within ninety days from today.

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