Association Statute


Italian fiscal Code n. 91400080379

Art. 1.The Cultural Association Domus Libertas is formed.  Domus Libertas is a free, apartheid and apolitical Association, with unlimited duration and non-profit, governed by Title I, Chapter III, Art. 36 et seq. of the Civil Code and this Statute.

Art. 2.The Domus Libertas Association pursues the following goals: • group people and entities that share love for history, especially that of ancient Rome, and have the desire to share their enthusiasm with other enthusiasts; • to disseminate the knowledge of Roman and classical history and culture, of the archaeological and philological studies inherent in them, and of the principles on which Italian and European civilization and thoughts are based and which constitute their fundamental identity; • to sustain the project “Domus Libertas”, which aims to create a real active museum, inserted in the regional territory, for the re-evocation of history and the dissemination of the memory of ancient Rome; • to demonstrate that the art, taste and culture of ancient Rome can be found in our time and in the everyday life of our homes, a goal that brings together different identities: private homes, bed and breakfasts and cultural associations.

Art. 3.The association Domus Libertas for the achievement of its aims aims to promote various activities, in particular: • the creation of a guided museum educational path through various artistic forms (frescoes, statues, mosaics, furnishings etc) and media, illustrating the peculiarities of everyday life at the time of the Roman Empire; • the sharing of associative purposes with private visitors, associations, historical re-enactment groups, school and university institutes, public bodies and private companies wishing to make events within Domus Libertas; • the realization of an “intellect’s lab”, which is aimed at studying and analyzing historical sources through a total immersion experience in the life of Domus; • organizing events and cultural activities: conferences, conferences, debates, seminars, screenings of films and documentaries, theater performances, concerts and lessons; • Establishment of ancient gastronomy courses, decoration, painting, sculpture, weaving and crafts, music and acting for children, boys and adults, with particular attention to the disabled; • the publication of works and acts, periodicals and not, which concern the activities of the Association; • Creating opportunities for meeting, studying, debating and playing games for members (“Roman citizens”) of Domus Libertas.

Art. 4.The Domus Libertas Association is offered to all those who, interested in the realization of the institutional aims, share the spirit and the ideals. • ordinary members: persons or entities who undertake to pay, for the duration of the membership constraint, the annual fee established by the Governing Council; • Extraordinary members: persons, entities or institutions that have contributed decisively, with their work or their ideal or economic support to the establishment of the association. They are exceptional and are exempt from paying annual fees.  Shares or associative contributions are not transferable except for transfers due to death and are not subject to revaluation.

Art. 5.The admission of ordinary members shall be decided by the Governing Council at the written request of the applicant, countersigned by at least three members.  Against the refusal of admission, an appeal is allowed within 30 days to the board of Arbitrators.

Art. 6.All members are required to comply with the rules of this Statute and any Rules of Procedure, according to the resolutions adopted by the designated bodies. In case of unusual behavior that is prejudicial to the aims or the patrimony of the association, the Governing Council shall intervene and apply the following penalties: recall, distrust, expulsion of the Association.  The expelled members may apply in writing to the Counsel within thirty days at the Board of Arbitrator.

Art. 7.All senior members have the right to vote for the approval and amendment of the statutes and regulations and for the appointment of the governing bodies of the association. Voting rights can not be excluded even if they are temporarily involved in associative life.

Art. 8.The economic resources of the association consist of: • goods, real estate and furniture; • contributions; • donations and leave; • repayments; • marginal commercial and productive activities; • any other type of revenue.  Membership contributions are made up of the annual membership fees established by the Governing Council and any extraordinary contributions made by the Shareholders’ Meeting, which determines the amount.  Donations, gifts and legacies are accepted by the assembly, which deliberates on the use of them, in harmony with statuary goals of the organization.  It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or surpluses of management, as well as funds, reserves or capital throughout the life of the Association, unless the destination or the distribution is imposed by law.

Art. 9.The financial year begins on 1 January and ends on December 31 of each year.  The Governing Council must draw up the budget and the balance sheet.  The preliminary and final budget must be approved by the Ordinary Meeting annually by April.  It must be filed at the headquarters of the Association within 15 days prior to the session so that it can be consulted by each associate.

Art. 10.The organs of the Association are: • the shareholders’ meeting; • the Governing Council; • President; and eventually • the Board of Auditors; • the Board of Trustees.

Art. 11.The shareholders’ meeting is the fundamental moment of comparison, which is to ensure the proper management of the Association and is composed of all members, each of whom is entitled to one vote, whatever the value of the quota. It is convened at least once a year on a regular basis, and extraordinary when it is needed or is required or required by the Governing Council or at least one tenth of the associates.  At the first convocation, the ordinary shareholders’ meeting is valid if the majority of shareholders is present and deliberates with the majority of those present; in second convocation, the validity does not depend on the number of those present.  The Extraordinary General Meeting deliberates in first convocation with the presence and with the favorable vote of the majority of the members and in the second convocation the validity is independent of the number of those present.  The call must be made with a public notice posted at the venue at least 15 days before the date of the meeting.  Assembly resolutions must be advertised by posting to the register of the relevant minutes.

Art. 12.The ordinary meeting has the following tasks: • elects the Board of Directors, the Board of Auditors and the Board of Auditors; • approves the preliminary and final budget; • Approves the Rules of Procedure.  The Extraordinary General Meeting deliberates on changes to the Articles of Association and the eventual dissolution of the Association.  At the opening of each session, the assembly elects a president and a secretary who will have to sign the final report.

Art. 13.The board of directors consists of 3 members elected by the Assembly among its members.  The Board of Directors is validly constituted when 2 members are present. The members of the Board of Directors are free to exercise their duties and have a three-year term. The board of directors may be removed from the meeting by a majority of 2/3 of the members.

Art. 14.The Board of Directors is the executive organ of the Domus Libertas Association, which meets on average twice a year and is convened by: • President; • at least 2 of the components, upon reasoned request; • reasoned and written request of at least 30% of the members.  The board has all the powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration.  In ordinary management his duties are: • arrange for the acts to be submitted to the assembly; • formalize the proposals for the management of the Association; • elaborate the final balance sheet, which must contain the individual items of expenditure and revenue for a period of one year; • elaborate the budget statement which must contain, in individual items, the forecasts of expenditure and revenue for the following year; • Establish the amounts of the annual quotas of the various categories of members; • Each meeting must be drafted with verbal affection at the Association’s record.

Art. 15.The president is in office for three years and is a legal representative of the Association in all respects.  He convenes and chairs the Governing Council and signs all the administrative acts of the Association; can open and close bank and postal bank accounts and cash withdrawal procedures.  It gives the members special procure for the management of various activities, subject to the approval of the Governing Council.

Art. 16.The Board of Auditors is composed of three members elected by the Assembly outside the members of the Board of Directors. Periodically verifies the formal and substantive regularity of the accounts, draws up a specific report to be attached to the preliminary and final budget.

Art. 17.The Board of Arbitrators is composed of three members elected in the assembly. The Board will have a three years term.  The Board decisively decides, within thirty days of filing the appeal, on expulsion decisions and denials of admission.

Art. 18.The dissolution of the Association is resolved by the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting. The remaining assets of the entity must be donated to association for similar purposes or for purposes of public utility, after having heard the control body referred to in art. 3, paragraph 190 of Law 23.12.96, no. 662.

Art. 19.All elective charges are free.  Members only reimburse the various regularly documented expenses.

Art. 20.Except as provided for by this By-Laws, the applicable law in force is applicable.