Bylaws of the Association des Crocheteurs de France,

Association declared by application of the law of 1 July 1901 and of the decree of 16 August 1901,

It is founded between the members of these statutes an association governed by the Law of July 1, 1901 and the decree of August 16, 1901, entitled: Association of the crocheters of France

ARTICLE 2-Purpose object
This association aims to bring together, on the Internet and at events, professionals of the locksmiths, and enthusiasts by the fine opening of locks, padlocks or other systems of closures and to share their techniques and tricks for a purpose Playful. This association also aims to collect locks, cylinders and padlocks as well as their loans or donations to its members.

ARTICLE 3-Headquarters
The head office is set in Paris. It may be transferred by simple decision of the board of Directors;

Article 4-duration

The duration of the association is unlimited.

The Association consists of:
Honorary members, legal or physical persons.
B. Benefactor members, legal or physical persons.
C. Active or adherent members, natural persons.

The association is open to all major people, without condition or distinction. Minors may be admitted on authorisation and accompaniment and under the charge of their legal guardians.

 To be part of the association, it is necessary to be approved by the Bureau, which decides, at each of its meetings, on the applications for admission presented.

Membership of the Association requires acceptance of the rules of Procedure and the Charter of Good conduct as well as being up-to-date.

ARTICLE 7-Members-contributions
_ are active members are those who have made a commitment to pay their dues annually.
_ are honorary members who have rendered services reported to the association; They are exempt from contributions.
_ are benefactor members, persons who pay an entry fee of €50 or more and an annual membership fee fixed each year by the general meeting.

ARTICLE 8. -Radiation
The quality of membership is lost by:
B. Death
c) The cancellation for non-payment of the assessment is systematic.

The Board of Directors shall decide for a cancellation in the following cases: For serious reasons the person having been invited (by registered letter) to provide explanations before the Bureau and/or in writing. Failure to comply with the rules of procedure or the Charter of good conduct may lead to immediate deregistration.

ARTICLE 9. -Resources
The resources of the Association include:
The amount of entry fees and dues;
Subsidies from the state, the departments and the communes.
All the resources authorized by the laws and regulations in force.

The sale of custom items such as locks, padlocks, cylinders and materials, keys or other objects related to crocheting and derivatives, donations, partnerships and volunteering.

 ARTICLE 10-Ordinary general meeting
The ordinary general meeting shall include all members of the association in any capacity whatsoever. It meets every year in the month of January.
At least one month before the scheduled date, the members of the Association shall be convened by the Secretary. The agenda appears on the summons.
The President, assisted by the members of the Council, chairs the assembly and sets out the moral situation of the association’s activity.
The Treasurer shall report on its management and submit the annual accounts (balance sheet, income statement and annex) to the approval of the meeting.

The General Assembly shall fix the amount of the annual dues and the right of entry to be paid by the different categories of members.

Only the items on the agenda can be addressed.

Decisions are made by a majority of the votes of the Members present or represented the right to power must consist of a written letter signed by the represented member, a member who cannot represent more than one person.

After exhaustion of the agenda, the outgoing members of the Council shall be renewed.
All proceedings are taken by a show of hands, except for the election of the members of the Council.

The decisions of the general assemblies shall be imposed on all members, including absent or represented.

ARTICLE 11-Extraordinary General Meeting
If necessary, or at the request of half plus one of the registered members, the President may convene an extraordinary general meeting, in accordance with the terms provided for in these statutes and only for amendment of the articles or dissolution or for Real estate acts.

The procedures for convening are the same as for the ordinary general meeting.

The proceedings are taken by a majority of the Members present.


ARTICLE 12-Board of Directors

The association is headed by a Council of members, composed of founding members, as well as active, honorary or benefactor members elected for 3 years by the General Assembly. Members are re-eligible.  In the event of resignation of one of the founding members, the latter may appoint his successor.
The Board of directors meets at least once a year, at the invitation of the President, or at the request of half of its members. Decisions are made by a majority of votes; In case of sharing, the president’s voice is paramount.
Any member of the Council who, without excuse, has not attended three consecutive meetings will be considered as resigning.

ARTICLE 13-The Office
The Board of Directors shall elect from among its members an office composed of at least:
1 president

1 Treasurer/Secretary

The Bureau prepares the meetings of the Board of Directors, which it executes the decisions and processes the current affairs in the range of the meetings of the Board of Directors.

-The president is responsible for executing the decisions of the Bureau and for ensuring the proper functioning of the association; It represents the association in all acts of civil life and is vested with all powers for this purpose. In particular, he has standing to sue on behalf of the association, both in demand and in defence. It convenes the general meetings and the Board of Directors.

-the Treasurer/Secretary is in charge of the management of the Association and keeps a regular accounting of all the operations and reports to the general meeting which status on the management and also of everything relating to correspondence and archives. He writes the minutes of meetings of the assemblies and of the Board of Directors.


The social exercise begins on 1 January and ends on 31 December of the same year. Exceptionally, the first exercise begins one day after the publication in J. O. AFE and will end on December 31, 2016.

ARTICLE 15 – Allowances

All functions, including members of the Board of directors and the office, are free and voluntary. Only the costs of fulfilling their mandate can be reimbursed on proof. The financial report submitted to the ordinary general meeting presents, by beneficiary, reimbursements of mission, travel or representation costs.


ARTICLE-16-Rules of Procedure

A rules of procedure will be established by the governing body, which then approves it by the General Assembly.
This eventual regulation is intended to fix the various points not provided for in these statutes, in particular those relating to the internal administration of the association.


In the event of dissolution in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 12, one or more liquidators shall be appointed, and the assets, if any, shall be devolved in accordance with the decisions of the extraordinary General meeting which decides on dissolution.

Done at Paris, 20 February 2016 in two copies.