The statutes

Fraternal

Art 1 : Name

The fraternal association of former Belgian Mirage 5 pilots was founded on the 24th of April 2001 under the name MIRAGE 5 PILOTS ASSOCIATION, with the status of "Association de Fait". The founding members are : Cis AERTS, Michel AUDRIT, Marie-Jeanne BOULARD, Pierre CORNUT, Paul DECLERCK, Chris DE MUNTER, Marcel DE PETTER, Jean-Claude KAISIN, Théophile LAPORTE, Luc MERCIER, Gilbert MULLENDERS, Pros PAESSENS, Paul RORIVE, Jean-Pol SPARENBERG and Georges TRANSON.

Art 2 : Headquarters.

The head office is established in Belgium, on the Florennes Air Base.

Art 3 : Purpose of the fraternal.

The main purpose of the fraternity is:

  1. To create bonds of friendship and fraternity between all those who were involved in the operations of the Belgian 'Mirage 5'.
  2. To promote and preserve the historical heritage of the 'Mirage 5' period in Belgium.
  3. To keep its members informed about new developments in the Air Force.
  4. To promote solidarity between its members in order to provide mutual assistance within the limits of its resources.

Members

Art 4 : Categories of members.

There are four categories of members:

  1. Effective member : any Belgian pilot having been listed during his solo on Mirage 5 or in the event of death, his direct heirs.
  2. Associate member : technical or support personnel who have been involved in the implementation of the Mirage 5.
  3. Supporting member : any person who, out of sympathy, wishes to help the association
  4. Honorary member : deserving person presented by at least two active members and accepted by 2/3 of the board of directors.

Art 5 : Refusal / exclusion.

The Board of Directors may refuse the candidacy of a member or exclude him, on the basis of serious facts or serious breaches of the statutes. A qualified majority of 2/3 of the members of the CA is required.

Art 6 : Rights and duties.

By virtue of its affiliation to the association, each member accepts its constraints and shares its objectives. All effective members are equal, regardless of their rank. However, the normal rules of decorum will apply. Only effective members are eligible and have the right to vote. Each member can make proposals to the Board of Directors.

Art 7 : Contributions.

The CA determines before each January 1st the amount of the contributions for the following year. Members must pay this amount before March 1st.

Organization

Art 8 : The General Assembly (GA).

The GA is made up of full members. It exercises its power of control through the election of the Board of Directors. It has the power to dissolve the association. It meets to designate the members of the Board of Directors, either when convened by the CA, or at the request of 50% of its members. Each full member has one vote.

Art 9 : The Board of Directors (CA)

1.The CA is made up of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 administrators, all elected by the GA, chosen from among the effective members. Their mandate is for a period of 3 years, renewable and unpaid.

2.The CA appoints from among its members::

3.The CA executes the decisions of the AG, ensures the day-to-day management and creates a certain number of committees according to the needs.

4.The CA is empowered to take any act of management of the fraternal and this, in the broadest sense. He represents it in all judicial and extrajudicial acts. He may in particular, without this enumeration being exhaustive and without prejudice to all other powers deriving from the law and the articles of association, perform and sign all acts and all contracts, transact, acquire, exchange, sell all movable and immovable property, mortgage, borrow , conclude leases of any duration, accept all legacies, subsidies and private or official subsidies, donations, donations and transfers waive all rights, consent and conclude all business and sales contracts, consent and accept all subrogations and all guarantees, contract and make all loans and advances, confer all powers on agents of its choice, associates or not,

5.The Board meets at least once a quarter, at the call of its president or at the collective request of 1/3 of the administrators. 6.The CA only meets validly if half of its members plus one are present. 7.Decisions are taken by a simple majority of directors present (the president does not take part in the vote). A director can appoint another director. A director can only receive one mandate. 8.In case of a tie, the president decides. 9.The administrators do not contract, because of their function, any personal obligation and are only responsible for the execution of their mandate. However, towards the association, they remain responsible for all their commitments 10. The CA establishes the internal regulations of the Fraternal.

Mission of Board members

Art 10 : The president.

The President oversees the smooth running of the Association. He coordinates the operation of the various bodies so as to ensure the best possible collaboration within the Board. He chairs all meetings and sets the agenda.

Art 11 : The vice-president.

Replaces the President in his absence. He keeps himself constantly informed of current affairs, in particular from the point of view of administration and finance.

Art 12 : The Secretary

Responsible for the administration of the Association. He writes the official correspondence, keeps the list of members up to date, attends all the meetings for which he writes the reports. He records the deliberations taken during the meetings and has them countersigned by two directors present.

Art 13 : The Tresurer.

Is in charge of the financial management of the fraternal according to the directives of the CA. This includes:

Art 14 : The assistant Secretary(s).

Replaces the secretary in his absence and assists him in carrying out their tasks.

Art 15 : Resignation of a Director..

A director who can no longer fulfill his mandate resigns by addressing a letter to the president. A director who, without valid reason, is absent from meetings three times in a row is automatically considered to have resigned.