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FOUNDATION OF THE MOROCCAN ACADEMY OF GASTRONOMY

(For the Safeguarding, Inventory, Sustainability and Promotion of the Culinary Arts of Morocco)

Preamble :

In March 2022 and In accordance with the will of a group of chefs, experts, professionals, scientists and Moroccan consultants in the culinary arts, culture, and heritage, agriculture of the communication and tourism, the Foundation of the Moroccan Academy of Gastronomy was created as a national body aimed at federating the efforts and actions of its members and actors, in order to list, inventory, promote and safeguard Moroccan culinary arts.

TITLE I: Constitution, name, object, registered office, duration

The Foundation is formed by the founding members and the people who will be admitted later and will be animated by the said members, in accordance with Dahir n ° 1-58-376 of 3 Joumada I 1378 (November 15, 1958) regulating the right of association , as amended and supplemented.

This Foundation takes the name of: Foundation of the Moroccan Academy of Gastronomy abbreviated FAM.G It is governed by the Dahir number 1-58-376 of 3 Joumada I 1378 (November 15, 1958) regulating the right of association, modified by the Dahir bearing law number: 1-73-283 of 6 Rebia I 1393 (April 10, 1973). Official bulletin n° 2404 bis of 11/27/1958 (November 27, 1958, Modified, D. laying down law n° 1-73-283, April 10, 1973 – Rebia I 1393, art. 1), (Mod. D. n° 1-02-206 of 12 Joumada I 1423 (07/23/2002) promulgating law n° 75-00, art. 2) (Mod. D. n° 1-02-206 of 12 Joumada I 1423 (07/23/2002) promulgating Law No. 75-00,) art. 2).

This Foundation aims to: Safeguard and perpetuate the Moroccan culinary arts and all that relates to it Inventory and list the local dishes at the regional level and at the level national. Establish a dictionary and a manual of recipes and national dishes of the region Establish a map of Moroccan, regional and national cuisine Promoting this culinary heritage of the Kingdom Promote the learning of this culinary culture Promote artists and chefs of Moroccan cuisine Accompany Moroccan craftsmen and artists in their creations Provide chefs and researchers with a platform to better produce and experiment, Fight against the precariousness of our artists, professionals and chefs so that they can live decently from their works and allow them to produce in order to perpetuate Encourage coaching and the emergence of new talents in the culinary arts Participate in the progressive establishment of a culinary arts space at the level. national and regional To offer professionals, chefs, researchers and artists a space for exchange and artistic creation and for coaching artists in the studio Encourage debates and constructive exchanges between professionals, chefs and scientists from here and elsewhere on promising issues and themes. Participate in festivals, forums, conferences and competitions on gastronomy, at national and global level. Ensure the training of future cooks and future cooks in this area of ​​ancestral gastronomy

Le siège de la FAMG est situé au Palais Zahia, rue de la Marine N° 76, ancienne Médina de Tanger 90000. Il pourra être transféré en tout autre lieu, par décision du Bureau Exécutif.

Article 4 bis : Des bureaux régionaux seront crées sous la tutelle du bureau national et chaque bureau sera cogéré par un conseiller élu à l’assemblée générale ; des associations du même caractère peuvent intégrer l’Académie et fonder une Fédération Nationale de Gastronomie.

The duration of the Foundation is unlimited.

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TITLE II: composition of the Foundation, conditions for membership

The association is made up of: Founding President Founders Active Members, honorary members, Benefactor members. In addition, the Moroccan Gastronomy Foundation welcomes associate members. Some members come from various trades in the fields of the arts (culinary art, traditional art, primitive arts, contemporary arts, music, etc.,… The founding members are the people who contributed to the creation of the said Association. They will remain founding members during the life of the Academy and may or may not become active members, benefactor members and/or honorary members. The Founding President becomes Honorary President at the end of his term. Active members can be professionals (chefs, culinary advisers, researchers, scientists and/or experts in the field of culinary arts, culture and tourism, they pay a membership fee fixed annually during the ‘Assembly General. The honorary members are personalities proposed by the Executive Council and validated by the General Assembly. Honorary members are exempt from payment of dues. They are not eligible for any function of the association. Benefactor members are legal and/or natural persons who support the action of the Association without directly taking part in its operation. Their moral and material support is left to their discretion. Associate members are natural or legal persons of foreign nationality or law: whose intellectual, professional or commercial activity concerns the fields of arts, music, history, hotels and tourism. who have expressed an interest in joining the association.

To become a member, the following conditions must be met: Submit a membership application in writing, duly signed by the applicant, Fulfill the conditions stipulated in the preamble (Chefs, gastronome, researcher in culinary heritage, and nutrition.) Be sponsored in writing by two active members of the foundation Be admitted by an ad-hoc committee whose mission is to examine applications membership Fill in the membership form and pay the amount of the annual subscription Sign a commitment to respect the statutes

The amount of contributions is set annually by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Executive Board and it is between 500 and 1000.00 DH annually. Annual dues are due at the beginning of each year.

Membership of the Association is lost by: Resignation, notified in writing to the Executive Board, on condition that all dues due have been paid Radiation, which may be pronounced by the General Assembly for: attack on the principles or good name of the Foundation non-payment of contributions at the end of the past year, violation of the rules laid down by the articles of association and the internal regulations, or any other serious reason, left to the discretion of the General Assembly.

The Executive Bureau is elected among the members of the General Assembly for 5 years. It is composed : of a

President

Two Vice Presidents

of a Secretary General

of a Deputy Secretary General

of a Treasurer

of a Three scientific advisers Three culinary advisors

A communication

and social media officer The Bureau appoints, according to needs, delegates in charge of missions, and the heads of regional commissions, chosen from among the members. In the event of a vacancy in one of the positions of the Executive Board, the General Assembly proceeds to the necessary replacement.

The Bureau is the executive body. He accomplishes all the acts necessary for the functioning of the FAMG. .He is responsible for implementing the decisions taken by the Executive Council. In case of urgent need, the Executive Board takes any emergency measure, it is responsible for submitting it as soon as possible for the approval of the Executive Council.

The President, assisted by 2 Vice-Presidents, ensures the proper functioning of the Association, including all administrative and management functions. He keeps the special register provided for by law and ensures the execution of the prescribed formalities. He signs all the acts and executes the decisions emanating from the authorities of the Association. He convenes the General Assemblies and the meetings of the Executive Bureau and the Executive Council. He chairs the assemblies, as well as any other meeting justified by the needs of the operation of the foundation and is responsible for their proper conduct. To this end, the President is vested with all powers. He represents the FAMG in acts of civil life. In particular, he has standing to be a party to legal proceedings on behalf of the Association, both in plaintiff and in defence. For this, he must enjoy the full exercise of his civil rights. The President orders the revenue and expenditure of the FAMG within the framework of the budget presented after consulting the Executive Board and voted by the Executive Council. The treasurer keeps the accounts of the Association in accordance with the regulations in force and ensures the proper management of the resources of the FAMG. The budget for each financial year is presented at the Annual General Meeting and submitted for its approval.

The Vice-Presidents exercise in the absence or in the event of impediment of the President the missions devolved to him or by any other administrator delegated by the Executive Board. They assist the President in his administrative, management and representation tasks for the Association.

The Secretary General ensures relations between the Bureau, the Executive Council and the members. It coordinates the activity between the different authorities. He is assisted by the project managers. He is required to write the minutes of the meetings. The minutes are signed by the President and the Secretary General. They are registered in a listed register and/or published on the website of the FAM.G foundation. It establishes and proposes to the GA the rules of procedure and any modifications or amendments to the rules of procedure or to the statutes of the association. In the absence of the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General ensures the mission of Secré

The treasurer is in charge of everything concerning the management of the association’s assets; he makes all payments and receives, under the benevolence of the president, all sums due to the association. He keeps regular accounts of all the operations carried out by him and reports to the annual GA which approves, if necessary, his management. All banking documents are co-signed by the President and the Treasurer. In the absence of the Treasurer, the Vice Treasurer fulfills the function of Treasurer.

TITLE III: Administration and operation

17.1 Ordinary general meeting

The sovereign body of the Foundation is the General Assembly. It is responsible for promoting, directing and controlling the action of the Foundation, as well as the establishment of the bodies necessary for its operation.
The governing bodies, emanating from the General Assembly, and answerable to it, are the executive bodies.

17.2 Awards
The General Assembly meets at least twice a year to:
deliberate on the moral report and a financial report of the previous year. It appoints a statutory auditor who will be responsible for making a report on the content of the accounts. It approves the accounts for the financial year and votes the budget
discuss any question submitted to it, either by the Executive Council or by a
member, according to an agenda and rules approved at the opening of its
works ;
elect the members of the Executive Council in accordance with the provisions of article 29,
Decide on dissolution, if necessary.
It grants the Executive Council or certain members of the Bureau full authorization to
carry out the operations falling within the object of the Foundation and for which the powers
statutory would be insufficient.
17.3 Extraordinary General Meetings

Outside ordinary sessions, the General Assembly may hold one (or more) session(s)
extraordinary(s) at the request either of the President, or of the Executive Board or of a third of the
members.
The Extraordinary General Meeting can decide on the modification of the statutes, the
dissolution and the attribution of the assets of the foundation, or the merger with any association
of the same purpose.
The Extraordinary General Meeting can only deliberate validly if half of the
active members are present or represented. If this quorum is not reached, a new
Extraordinary General Meeting would meet within a period not exceeding 15 days and its
deliberations will be valid regardless of the number of participants.

17.4 Composition of the General Assembly

The General Assembly includes the different categories of members of the Foundation.
Only active members, defined in article 6 and up to date with their contributions, and honorary members (article 6) have a deliberative voice and take part in votes.

17.5 Summons

Ordinary and extraordinary General Meetings are chaired ex officio by the President or, failing that, by a member of the Executive Board designated for this purpose by the said Board.
The General Assembly is convened by the President, at least 15 days before the date scheduled for the meeting.
The convocation is accompanied by a power of attorney and the agenda drawn up by the Executive Board. No subject foreign to the agenda, or to the news of the Foundation may be discussed during the meeting. However, any member may submit to the President any question that seems to him to be of interest to the Foundation and not appearing on the agenda, provided that this request is received by the President, 10 days before the General Assembly.
17.6 Voting

The Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meetings decide by relative majority of the members present or represented. Each active member has his vote and those for which he has received written power, with a maximum of 2. The modification of the statutes and in circumstances deemed necessary during an ordinary or extraordinary General Assembly is voted by a majority of the two - third of the members present or represented.
For the dissolution, they decide by a majority of three-quarters of the members present and represented.

17.7: Quorum

The General Assembly is validly constituted and able to deliberate by the presence or the representation of half plus one or all of the members of the FAMG. Representation is by written power.
If the quorum is not reached, a new General Assembly is convened within 30 days and can then deliberate validly regardless of the number of members present and represented. Only members up to date with their dues will be taken into consideration to establish these numbers.

The General Assembly may provide for the constitution of an executive council, but usually this function is performed by the executive office, to avoid duplication employment and/or job confusion. If it is constituted its attributions will be as follows below :

18.1 Assignments:

The Executive Council's mission is to look after the material and moral interests of the Foundation. He assumes between two sessions of the General Assembly, within the framework of the decisions and directives of the latter, the functions of orientation of control of the action defined. He assists the President in his duties. It deliberates on any question relating to the action or operation of the Foundation. It oversees the election of the members of the Bureau. He participates in the development of the internal regulations necessary for the operation of the Foundation.

18.2: Composition

The Executive Council is made up of 12 members (one member per tourist territory), chaired by the President or another member of the Bureau, who ensures the organization and regularity of the debates.
It is made up of members elected by secret ballot for 5 years by the General Assembly. They must have been part of the foundation for at least two years and be an active member on the date of the election and up to date with their contributions. However, for the first year of the existence of the FAMG, the Executive Council will be elected without taking into account this clause.

18.3: vacation of a member of the Executive Council



In the event of a vacancy of a position due to the death, resignation or withdrawal of a member's mandate, the Executive Council provides provisional replacement of the members. The final replacement takes place at the next General Assembly.
The power of the members thus elected ends at the time when the mandate of the replaced members should normally expire.
Applications for the Executive Council must reach the Executive Board at least 15 clear days before the date of the General Assembly.
18.4: Convocation of the Executive Council


The Executive Council, when convened by the Executive Bureau, meets, obligatorily, 3 times a year, or each time it is convened by its President or at the request of a quarter of its members.
The agenda of the Executive Council is established by the Bureau taking into account the provisions of Article 28. It is communicated to the members of the Executive Council, 15 days before the meeting.
The agenda may however be supplemented at the opening of the meeting by the addition of questions whose urgency did not allow registration in accordance with the time limit of the paragraph above.

18.5: Executive Council Votes

Each of the members of the Executive Council has one vote. Decisions are taken by a majority of the members present. In the event of a tie, the Chairman has the casting vote.

Article 19: Internal regulations

Rules of procedure will be established by the Executive Council and approved by the General Assembly and can always be modified by this body (GA). Only this regulation will determine the detailed conditions specific to the execution of these statutes or the modifications to the performance of the operations constituting the object of the association.

TITLE IV: Resources

The financial resources of the Foundation consist of:membership dues

compatible subsidies and donations granted by any legal or natural person

national and international. remuneration for services provided by members of the Foundation the Association income from its immovable and movable property; public subsidies; any other resources authorized by the laws and regulations in force Regular accounting of all receipts and expenditures of the foundation is kept.

All sums paid remain with the Foundation. Apart from a revolving fund managed by the Treasurer and the President, these sums must be deposited in a bank or public fund. Deposits must be made in the name of the Foundation and withdrawals must be signed by the President/or Vice-President and the Treasurer/or Vice-Treasurer, who are solely responsible for financial management.

TITLE V: Dissolution, Liquidation

The dissolution of the Foundation may be pronounced by an extraordinary general meeting convened, held, and ruling as indicated in article 22. Invitations must be sent by registered letter.

In the event of dissolution, the meeting will appoint two liquidators responsible for liquidating the assets of the foundation, the amount of which after payment of the liabilities will be distributed at the discretion of the meeting to charities or other associations pursuing a similar objective. .

Title VI- These statutes are approved by the elective general meeting of March 18, 2022

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