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Friends who recognize themselves in the spirituality of  “ verzerian”,  constitute an organization of women and men who, to achieve the aggregative purpose, intend to inspire and pursue the following “features” of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus founded in Bergamo in 1831 by Santa Teresa Verzeri, who has the purpose of living the charity of the heart of Christ, a sign of his salvific love for the glory of God (Cost 2).

Religious people in various parts of the world, supported by the wise teaching of the Founder, pursue a vast work of evangelization through:

  • Parish, educational / social, health and welfare pastoral care:
  • The care of the sufferers;
  • Help those who seek to meet God in silence and prayer;
  • The apostolate among the peoples who still do not know Christ.


“By privileging the places where the need is greater” (Cost.6), the Congregation announces Christ that by revealing the mystery of the Father and of His Love also fully reveals man (GS 22), he is attentive to seizing the needs and instances of contemporary man, in fidelity to the spirit of the origins, seeks to keep his work effective and transparent his testimony.

So lively, the Congregation puts every effort to cooperate with the laity, called to make the Church present and operative in those places and circumstances “where it cannot become salt of the earth except through them” (LG 33) .

“Their help,” the founder wrote, “strives for those works to which they (the religious) under their circumstances cannot wait or not in all that extension that would be useful for completing and perfecting the fruit.” (Good Living for Aggregates, Rome 1847).

The Congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in an attempt to open the laity “any way for them to be actively involved in the saving work of the Church, according to their strength and the necessities of the times” (LG 33) identified in the formation of an associative organization of laity, the most qualified form of collaboration, since in the activity of this organism can the response be answered by the common need to put themselves at the service of man, especially the one offended in his dignity by ignorance from misery.

In the organization ALAMIS ONLUS, whose aims are well-defined in the following Statute, they can find a privileged field of full expression of the intentions and action of those who wish to join the Congregation, to work to build a world in which man can it is always better to affirm its high dignity.


Title – Locations – Purpose

ART. 1 – The associative organization of non-profit volunteering of social utility is established: ALAMIS ONLUS “

ART. 2 – It is based in Rome, via Casilina n. 1`113, at the Dili Institute of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and will be able to set up secondary locations and addresses elsewhere in Italy and abroad.

It is governed by this By-Laws in compliance with and within the limits set forth in Law no. 266 of 1991 by D. lgs. 460/1997 and the general rules of our legal system, is based on organizational standards inspired by the constitutional principles and the criteria of administrative transparency.

ART. 3 – The purpose of the Organization is to pursue the aim of civil, social and cultural solidarity: for the attainment of this aim it carries out its activity in the field of social assistance and charity, with particular reference to cooperation on social, cultural , sanitary, economic, in areas and populations in developing countries. These goals are identified with the ultimate aim of perfect charity and as a sign of Christ’s saving love.

To achieve the goals set, the associates propose:

  1. a) To cooperate with public and private bodies, national and international organizations having similar purposes;
  2. b) To collect material funds for the populations in need;
  3. c) Identify urgent needs, develop appropriate projects (literacy and schools), initiate and perfect the practices necessary to obtain legitimate funding from national and international institutions to help promote populations in need;

(d) To promote voluntary service, staff training, and other possible performance by persons willing to carry out on-the-spot or indefinite on-the-job co-operation;

  1. e) To organize eventful visits of members in areas of activity for greater participation;
  2. f) To collaborate with colleges, scientific and medical companies in order to raise awareness and prepare people available to carry out a cooperation service;
  3. g) To promote any other activity that may contribute to the achievement of the purpose of the organization; disseminate knowledge to expand participation.

It operates in a specific way, with non-occasional, active and direct volunteering services to the general population. Adherents lend their work in a personal, spontaneous and freeway and are not entitled to any compensation for the activity provided unless the reimbursement of the expenses actually incurred within the limits of what is determined by the Organization or by law.

The Associative Organization is apolitical.


ART. 4 – Associate persons or entities whose application for admission will be accepted by the Council and who will, upon admission, pay the participation fee to be determined annually by the Council. In particular, with the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, only persons or entities who have demonstrated a life-style and professional conduct of moral integrity that have never been subject to criminal or disciplinary sanctions may become Associates, and whose activities have been revealed consistently characterized by a high sense of solidarity, charity and justice. Associates who have not submitted their resignations in writing by October 31st of each year will be considered members of the organization for the following year and are obliged to pay the annual participation fee.

It is also forbidden to distribute indirectly useful or management surpluses, being obliged to use them for the realization of institutional activities and those directly linked to them.

The Assets of the Association, in the event of its dissolution for any cause, will be transferred to other unprofitable organizations for social activities or for the purpose of public utility, pursuant to art. 10 comma1 letter f of D.LGS 460/97.

ART. 5 – Associates are distinguished by:

Ordinary Members: persons or entities who are admitted following the submission of a specific application for admission as specified in Article 4 and participate in the life of the Organization with their own personal commitment and subscribe to the annual participation fee established by the Council Directors;

Founding Partners: Those who are found in the constitution of the Organization or who accede to the Organization within three days of the date of constitution;

Honorary Members: People or Bodies with Special Benefits Obtained to the Organization; those members do not pay the social quotas;

Supporting Members: Those who pursue the purposes of the Organization with various offers and contributions, without directly and personally participating, in the life of the Organization.

Without prejudice to the particular category of Supporting Members, such as Members who do not actively and personally participate in the life of the Organization, the prediction of different categories of Members is irrelevant to the obligations and rights they incur and compete and will not in any way affect the discipline of the associative relationship that will be uniform for all Members, in particular as regards the obligations of contribution, the right to vote and the eligibility of the social offices.

All non-resident associates are required to pay the annual fee.

ART. 6 – The application for admission must be filed by the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Association for its acceptance and will be the filing date of the application.

The quality of a partner is lost:

  • For death;
  • By default in the payment of membership fees, and will be declared by the Council;
  • For unworthiness and / or immorality, which will be sanctioned by the Shareholders’ Meeting;
  • For voluntary withdrawal to be communicated in writing. The withdrawal will become effective within thirty days of receiving from the Organization as communicated.

The shareholder is obliged to pay full membership fee for the current year on the date on which the withdrawal becomes effective.

ART. 7 – The membership fees are determined by the Board of Directors of the Organization on the Treasurer’s proposal and are of the same amount for all members.


ART. 8 – They are organs of the Organization:

(a) the Shareholders’ Meeting;

  1. b) the Board of Directors;
  2. c) the President;

(d) the Vice-President;

  1. e) the Board of Statutory Auditors;
  2. f) the Board of Trustees;
  3. g) the Treasurer;
  4. h) the Secretary.

All social services are free and they are declining after three years of election or appointment.

ART. 9 – The Associates are summoned at the meeting by the Chairman of the Board of Directors or, in the event of his / her impediment, by the Vice Chairman or by a Board member at least once a year by March 31, by written notice to each member, in the organizer’s list in the notice of convocation containing the agenda, at least eight days before the meeting scheduled for the meeting. The Shareholders’ Meeting may

also be convened on a reasoned request and signed by at least one tenth of the members (in accordance with social contributions) pursuant to art. 20 Civil Code.

The assembly must be convened in Italy, even outside the headquarters.

ART. 10 – The Shareholders’ Meeting resolves on the following topics and matters:

  • annual balance;
  • addresses and general guidelines of the Organization;
  • appointing the members of the board;
  • appointment of the Board of Trustees and Auditors;
  • appointment of Treasurer and secretary;
  • amendments to the Articles of Association;
  • internal rules;
  • dissolution of the Organization and Appointment of Liquidators;
  • appointment of honorary members;

everything else you have been required by law or by statute and pertinent to the Organization.

ART. 11 – They have the right to intervene in the Assembly and have the right to vote all

Regular members in paying the annual participation fee.

Each senior member, whatever category, has the right to vote for all resolutions of the Assembly, including those relating to the approval and amendment of the Statute and the Regulations, as well as the appointment of the governing bodies of the Organization. Each associate may be represented by another associate by agreeing that no associate may receive more than three delegates.

ART. 12 – The Shareholders’ Meeting is chaired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, in absence of the Vice-Chairman; in the absence of both the assembly appoints its own Chairman. The President of the Assembly appoints a secretary and, if it considers the case, two scrutinizers. It is up to the President of the Assembly to find the right to intervene at the Assembly. The minutes of the meeting shall be drawn up by the Chairman and the Secretary and possibly by the scrutineers.

ART. 13 – Shareholders’ Meetings are validly constituted in first call, with at least half the total number of shareholders entitled to vote in accordance with this Statute; in the second call, whatever the number of shareholders who have the right to vote. The resolutions are taken by an absolute majority of the voters, in the resolutions approving the budget and in those concerning their responsibility, the directors have no right to vote.

For changes to the Articles of Association, there must be at least two-thirds of the members and the favorable vote of the absolute majority of the members present. In order to resolve the dissolution of the Association Organization and the devolution of the assets, a favorable vote should be taken by at least three quarters of the associates.


ART. 14: The organization is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of a number of Board members ranging from three to seven members elected by the Members and elected by the Assembly. In the event of resignation or death of a member of the Board, the Board shall replace the Board at its first meeting requesting validation at the annual meeting.

ART. 15 – The Board shall appoint a Chairman, a Vice-President and a Secretary in his / her own area.

ART. 16 – The Board meets all the times that the Chairman considers it necessary or has been requested by at least two of its members and in any case to decide on the annual budget and the amount of participation in the membership organization. The Council is convened with a notice of at least 24 hours by telegram, fax or e-mail. For the validity of the deliberations, the presence of a majority of the members of the Council and the favorable vote of the majority of those present must be present; in case of parity, the vote of the chairman prevails. The Board is chaired by the Chairman, in his absence from the Vice-Chairman; in the absence of both of the older age of the present.

Council meetings will be drawn up on a special book, the relevant minutes, which will be signed by the President and the Secretary.

ART. 17 – The Board has the widest powers of ordinary and extraordinary management of the Organization, without limitation, except for those expressly reserved by the present By-Laws to the Shareholders’ Meeting and the Chairman. In particular it proceeds to the annual preparation of the budget and to the submitting to the Shareholders’ Meeting, appointing employees and employees by determining their remuneration, completing the Regulations for the operation of the Organization, the observance of which is compulsory for all associates, shall determine the amount of minimum associative contributions to be paid annually by each the category of members and the amount of any one-off payments to be made and the period within which they must be paid. The Board of Directors may delegate to one or more directors, even disaggregated, some of their duties or duties.


ART. 18 – The President, and in the event of his being prevented by the Vice-President, legally represents the Organization against third parties and in court, carries out the execution of resolutions of the Assembly and of the Council; in cases of urgency, may exercise the powers of the Council, unless ratified by that at the first meeting. The President also performs the deliberations of the Governing Council and exercises the powers the Council delegates to him in general or from time to time, with the power to appoint prosecutors. In the event of an impediment, the functions of the President shall be carried out by the Vice-President.


ART. 19 – The management of the Organization is controlled by a Board of Auditors consisting of three actual members (including the Chairman) and two alternates elected by the Shareholders’ Meeting even among non-members.

It is up to the Auditors to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors and the Shareholders’ Meeting; they will also have to ensure the regular keeping of the social accounts, draw up a report on the annual budgets, verify the consistency of the fund and the existence of the values ​​and securities of social ownership and they can proceed at any time, including individually, and control.

The Board of Auditors remains in office for three years and is re-elected.


ART. 20 – Any dispute arising between the Associates and the Organization or its organs shall be subject, in all cases not prohibited by the Law, to the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees composed of three members appointed by the Assembly. The prosecutors are in office for five years, are re-elected and will judge ex bono and aequo without procedural formalities, their praise will be unqualified. The charge of proboviro is incompatible with any other social charge.


ART. 21 – The Treasurer keeps the cashier and draws up a report on the economic management of the Organization to be submitted to the Assembly. The Treasurer shall be appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting and shall be elected among the members.


ART. 22 – The Secretary shall, in collaboration with the President, implement the deliberations of the Board of Directors. A1 Secretary also carries the tenure of the books provided for by the By-Laws, the Book of Associates, the Book of the Board of Directors, the Book of the Assemblies. The Secretary also has the responsibility of the head office. The Secretary is elected by the Assembly.


ART. 23 – The assets are constituted:

  • from movable and immovable property that will become the property of the Organization;

any reserve funds constituted with the budget surplus;

  • from any donations and donations to the Organized Organization. The Associative Organization draws the financial resources from:
  • a) associative quotas;
  1. b) Contributions, donations and oblations of people, public or private associations or associations;
  2. c) proceeds from the organization of events or participation in them;

(d) any other revenue which is incurred to increase the social capital, such as: funds received as a result of occasional public collections also by offering goods of a modest value;

(e) contributions paid by public administrations for the conduct of activities having a social purpose.

ART. 24 – The financial year ends on December 31 of each year.

Within the ninety days from the end of each financial year, the Board of Directors will prepare the financial statements for the preparation of the balance sheet at the end of the financial year and the keeping of accounting records, 25 of the DLGS. n. 460 of December 4, 1997. It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, retained earnings or retained earnings, funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Organization, unless the destination or distribution is made by law or is made to favor of other Onlus that by law are part of the same and unified structure. Profits and management surpluses must be compulsory for the execution of institutional or related activities.


ART. 25 – Membership of Members in the Organization implies the full acceptance of this Statute.


ART. 26 – Amendments to the Articles of Association are proposed by the Board of Directors or at least one tenth of the Shareholders and must be approved by an Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting convened with notice of at least 60 (sixty) days. Within this deadline, all those convened must receive a copy of the proposals. changes.


ART. 27 – The Board of Directors has the power to establish and, if necessary, to amend the regulations implementing this Statute.


ART. 28 – The Organization’s Lifetime is Unlimited The Organization is dissolved by resolution of shareholders or by inactivity for more than two years. The dissolution of the Organization shall be resolved by the Shareholders’ Meeting, which shall appoint one or more liquidators and shall deliberate on the disposal of the remaining assets: the assets must be transferred to the Assembly by liquidators in favor of other shareholders non-profit organizations of social utility or for public utility purposes, after hearing the control body referred to in art. 3 paragraph 190 of the Law of 23 December 1996 n. 662, except for a different destination set by law.



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