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Article 8:
H.H. Lalla Joumala ALAOUI is the President of the Association.

Article 9:
The Association is managed by a Board of Directors that consists, in addition to the President, of a maximum of 16 members elected by the General Assembly for a three-year term following the proposal of the Council of the Association; they can be reelected indefinitely.

Article 10:
The Board of Directors meets at the invitation of the President.
Unless otherwise decided by the President, the presence of at least half the members of the Board is necessary for the validity of its deliberations. The decisions are taken by the majority of the members present. In case of a tie, the President shall have the deciding vote. None in the Board may vote by proxy.

Article 11:
The Board of Directors is invested with full powers to take all actions and operations allowed to the Association, but not falling within the competence of the General Assembly.
The Board suggests to the President all actions or measures necessary for the accomplishment of the mission of the Association. It will take all initiatives that would help implement the decisions of the President.
It authorizes the leasing and rent of premises necessary for the needs of the Association, sees to it that all necessary building repairs are done, and authorizes all acquisitions and sales of annuities, assets, furniture and real estate.
The Board of Directors deliberates over all issues concerning the Association as submitted by the President and proposes to the latter the action plan, the budget, and the Association’s accounts.

Article 12:
Within the Board of Directors a Council is appointed and consists, in addition to the President, of the following officers:
An executive vice president,
A secretary general and a deputy secretary general,
A treasurer and a deputy treasurer.

Article 13:
The Council of the Board of Directors exercises the following powers:
The President ensures the management of the Association, establishes the agenda and the dates of the meetings of the Board of Directors, the meetings of the Council, and the general assemblies and their agenda;
The Executive Vice President acts on behalf of the Association, accomplishes or authorizes all the actions and operations relating to its mission, and represents the Association vis-à-vis the State, all public or private administrative services, and vis-à-vis third parties, and takes necessary protective measures. He represents the Association in the event of legal action, both to defend the Association and to sue on its behalf.
The Secretary General implements the decisions of the President, the Board of Directors and the Council of the Board of which he is Secretary, makes sure the Association is running smoothly, prepares an annual report on the activities and the functioning of the Association, which he submits to the President and the Board of Directors.
The Treasurer keeps the accounts of the Association, handles revenues and expenditures, and issues receipts of all received funds. He presents annually to the President, and before the Board of Directors, a financial report, the honesty and sincerity of which are certified by an audit firm appointed by the President for this purpose.
The funds of the Association are deposited in a bank and shall be withdrawn by a check or a bank transfer bearing the signatures of both the Executive Vice President and the Treasurer of the Association.

Article 14:
The General Assembly consists of founding members and approved members in accordance with the conditions provided for in Article 5 of the present statutes.
The Assembly meets on the day, hour and at the venue indicated in the notice of meeting in accordance with the decisions of the President.
The agenda shall be fixed by the President.
The general assembly, ordinary or extraordinary, is presided over by the President of the Association or the Executive Vice President; or if need be, by any member of the Board of Directors whom the President may have appointed for this purpose.

Article 15:
Deliberations are conducted by the majority of members present.
In case of a tie, the President has the deciding vote. Each member of the Assembly has a single vote.

Article 16:
The General Assembly hears the report of the Board of Directors on its management and every other item, and proposes to the President the following:
The approval or adjustment of the accounts of the fiscal year;
The budget of the subsequent fiscal year;
The renewal of the members of the Board;
The acquisition of the real estate necessary for the accomplishment of the purpose of the Association, exchange and sale of this real estate, as well as any engaging of mortgages, leases exceeding nine (9) years, and any loans; and in general, deliberates over all proposals, made on the agenda, related to the activities of the Association and to the management of its interests in order to propose to the President any measure it may consider useful.
For a deliberation to be valid, the Assembly should be composed of at least one quarter of its members. In case this condition is not met, the Assembly shall convene once again according to the form provided for in the present article; and in the second meeting, the deliberations shall be valid regardless of the number of members present or represented, but only to address the items of the previous agenda.

Article 17:
The Extraordinary General Assembly may propose to the President any useful amendments to the statutes of the Association. It may also propose the extension of the duration or the dissolution of the Association or its merger with other associations with a similar mission. But in these various cases, the Assembly shall be composed of at least half the members enjoying the right of membership, and deliberations shall be conducted by a majority of two thirds of the members present.
If the Assembly fails to gather the required number of members in the first session, a second Assembly shall be convened, after an interval of at least fifteen days, whose deliberations shall be valid whatever the number of members present or represented; but only with the majority of two thirds of the votes of the members present. In case of a tie, the President has the deciding vote.

Article 18:
The deliberations of the Assembly are recorded in the minutes kept in a special record and signed by the Council members. These minutes shall record the number of the members present at general assemblies.

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