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2018

“Gdynia Dream Home” – Gdynia Mały Kack, the construction of a house for people with intellectual disabilities has begun; a Community Self-Help Centre and supported accommodation will be located there. The project is being executed in the cooperation with the Gdynia City Hall.

 

“We build relations 2018” – with the cooperation and co-funding of a developer from Gdynia, Panorama Development sp. z o.o., the 3rd calendar of the Dream Home for year 2018 was created.

 

“English for Us 2018” – continuation of the English learning and drama project for the disabled. The project is co-funded with funds offered by the American Primary School in Gdynia, OPEC and PGE Energia Ciepła s.a. as a part of the prize received in the “Podaj dalej ciepło” (“Pay heat forward”) action.

 

“My widzowie” (“We, the audience”) – continued – a project implemented with the cooperation of the Musical Theatre in Gdynia, Gdynia Centre of Culture and the “Czwarty teatr” theatre. We do not perform this time, we are the audience.

 

“DreamSound 2018” – continued – a music project co-funded with the funds of the Gdynia City Hall – Caribbean drums playing course. 4 people with intellectual disabilities participate in it.

 

2017

“We build relations 2017” – with the cooperation and co-funding of a developer from Gdynia, Panorama Development sp. z o.o., the 2nd calendar of the Dream Home for year 2017 was created.

 

“English for Us 2017” – continuation of the English learning and drama project for the disabled. The project is co-funded with the funds offered by the American Primary School in Gdynia May – “Haunted House 2017” – GROM movie theatre. The show is performed in English by actors with intellectual disabilities. The audience consists of schoolchildren from Gdynia. The show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2017” project co-funded with funds offered by the American Primary School in Gdynia and the Gdynia City Hall – the full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities. “My zaczarowani teatrem” (“We enchanted by theatre”), GROM movie theatre; the foundation took part in the 16th Gdynia review of theatre review by presenting the show titled “Haunted House 2017”.

 

“My widzowie” (“We, the audience”) – continued – a project executed with the cooperation of the Musical Theatre in Gdynia, Gdynia Centre of Culture and the “Teatr Czwarte Miasto” theatre. We do not perform this time, we are the audience.

 

“DreamSound 2017” – continued – a music project – Caribbean drums playing course. 4 people with intellectual disabilities participate in it.

 

“Oswajanie dorosłości 2017” (“Taming adulthood 2017”) – a project executed in the Laboratory of Social Innovations – a part of the measure titled “Human-sized Innovations – support of the development of micro innovations in the area of care services for dependent people” Knowledge Education Development Operational Program 2014-2020

 

“Podaj dalej ciepło” (“Pay Heat Forward”) – a contest organized by PGE Energia Ciepła S.A, OPEC and the Gdynia City Hall – we occupied the 2nd place and got a prize: PLN 15,000.00

 

2016

“We build relations 2016” – with the cooperation and co-funding of a developer from Gdynia, Panorama Development sp. z o.o., the 1st calendar of the Dream Home for year 2016 was created.

 

January – we took part in the Cavalcade of Magi in Gdańsk on the invitation of the SUM Association.

 

April – “Difficult questions – good solutions! Sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum. Practical training conference”? – an international conference organized by the foundation with doctor Izabela Fornalik, the City of Gdynia and PSOUU club in Gdynia. The event was held in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. More than 200 people from Poland and from abroad participated in it.

 

May – an excursion along the Elbląg Canal.

 

“May – sensitivity month”, the Gdynia Tourist Information – an exhibition of photographs illustrating the operation of the Dream Home.

 

June – “Happy House 2016” GROM movie theatre. A show in English. Schoolchildren from Gdynia in the audience. A show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2016” project co-funded with funds offered by the American Primary School in Gdynia and the Gdynia City Hall – the full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

June – Sopot, Agnieszka Osiecka Atelier – public fundraising took place during the show titled “Mniej czy więcej” (“Less or more”) by the theatre group of Ms. Anna Salamon – funds were collected for a new wheelchair for Jakub Zabiegliński.

 

August – our charges, Marta Gonera participated in the PyeongChang Music & Arts Festival in South Korea representing Poland.

 

October – one-day trip to Toruń.

 

“DreamSound”- continued – a music project – Caribbean drums playing course. 4 people with intellectual disabilities participate in it.

 

“My widzowie” (“We, the audience”) – continued – a project executed with the cooperation of the Musical Theatre in Gdynia, Gdynia Centre of Culture and the “Teatr Czwarte Miasto” theatre. We do not perform this time, we are the audience.

 

“Smak Marzeń” (“The Taste of Dreams”) – continued – we are preparing new culinary recipes in the form of short videos with Jola Słoma’s and Mirek Trymbulak’s Atelier Smaku.

 

2015

January – we took part in the Cavalcade of Magi in Gdańsk on the invitation of the SUM Association.

 

An integration review of the Christmas and winter song and poetry in the primary school No. 20 in Gdynia – our charges performing.

 

May – our charges participated in the organisation of the Gdynia gala of “Gdynia without barriers” as volunteers. Executed by the Gdynia City Hall.

 

Warsaw – two-day trip to the capital city.

 

June – “The Coffee Shop 2015” GROM movie theatre. A show in English. The audience consists of schoolchildren from Gdynia. The show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2015” project co-funded with funds offered by the Gdynia City Hall – a full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

August – SLOT Pomerania – an exhibition titled “EMOTIONS’ – a photography-graphics project showing emotions of people with disabilities. The result consists of colourful graphics showing emotions we all experience: joy, fear, sadness, surprise…

 

October – we received the prize of PLN 10,000.00 for the realization of our projects from EDF Polska s. a.

 

“Kamerdyner”, Piaśnica – charges of the foundation took part in the shooting of scenes to the “Kamerdyner” film by Filip Bajon as extras.

 

“My widzowie” (“We, the audience”) – a project executed with the cooperation of the Musical Theatre in Gdynia, Gdynia Centre of Culture and the “Teatr Czwarte Miasto” theatre. We do not perform this time, we are the audience.

 

“DreamSound” – a music project – Caribbean drums playing course. 4 people with intellectual disabilities participate in it.

 

“Smak Marzeń” (“The Taste of Dreams”) – continued – we are preparing new culinary recipes in the form of short videos with Jola Słoma’s and Mirek Trymbulak’s Atelier Smaku.

 

2014

April – a lecture prepared by the foundation at a conference on the Special Education Teacher Day at the Gdańsk University.

 

June – “The Coffee Shop 2014” GROM movie theatre. A show in English – schoolchildren from Gdynia in the audience. The show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2014” project co-funded with funds offered by the Gdynia City Hall – a full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

“Smak Marzeń” (“The Taste of Dreams”) – continued – we are preparing new culinary recipes in the form of videos with Jola Słoma’s and Mirek Trymbulak’s Atelier Smaku.

 

October – a lecture about the work with an infant simulator in the Conference Centre of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. Additionally, training was organized for parents and specialists.

 

November – Kraków, the 3rd national conference, executing workshops titled: “Sexuality of the disabled”, executing the workshop titled “A parent – an intruder or an ally? On the cooperation of parents with specialists relating to the sexuality of own children”.

 

December – the Dream Home was distinguished in the “Bursztynowy mieczyk” (Little amber sword) contest.

 

2013

June – The Bear”, a show in English performed in the City Theatre in Gdynia. A public fundraiser to collection boxes was organised to finance the purchase of a laptop for a charge of the foundation, Jakub Zabiegliński. The show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2012” project co-funded with funds offered by the Gdynia City Hall – a full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

“Taming adulthood 2013”, a project funded with PFRON funds in the cooperation with the Gdynia City Hall – executing a workshop on the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities for caretakers and specialists, with more than 200 people trained in the cooperation with doctor Alicja Długołęcka and doctor Izabela Fornalik.

 

The cooperation with doctor Izabela Fornalik also made it possible to prepare an innovative project of work with the intellectually disabled with the use of an infant simulator.

 

2012

January – a Gdynia calendar “Gdynia with no barriers” presenting the activity of the Dream Home was created. The calendar was finished thanks to the cooperation with Jola Słoma and Mirek Trymbulak and financed by the City of Gdynia.

 

March – the 1st Gdynia conference on the sexuality of the intellectually disabled organized in the cooperation with the City of Gdynia, GAMETA Health Centre Gdynia and the Polish Society of Human Genetics.

 

June – “Trip to London”. – A show in English, Centre of Culture in Gdynia, ul. Łowicka 51. The show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2012” project co-funded with funds offered by the Gdynia City Hall – a full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

December – “Taming adulthood 2012” – creating a counselling and information point on the sexuality of the intellectually disabled. The project was financed by PFRON with the cooperation of the Gdynia City Hall.

 

2011

May – “Gdynia with no barriers” gala – the Dream Home received an award in the “Gdynia with no barriers” contest from the President of the City of Gdynia, Wojciech Szczurek for the development and realisation of innovative projects changing the image of people with intellectual disabilities.

 

June – “Happy House 2”, performance in the Centre of Culture in Gdynia, ul. Łowicka 51, and also during the Gdynia Non-Governmental Forum in the City Theatre in Gdynia. The show realized as a part of the full-year “English for Us 2011” project co-funded with funds offered by the Gdynia City Hall – a full-year English course for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

2010

“English for Us” – the realization of a pilot project: an English course for people with intellectual disabilities, co-financed by the City of Gdynia, realized with the cooperation of the Centre of Culture in Gdynia, ul. Łowicka 51.

 

September – “Happy House” – the first performance in English by charges of the Dream Home in the Centre of Culture in Gdynia.

 

December – “Here we are”, a project co-financed by the Gdynia City Hall thanks to which we are changing the image of a person with an intellectual disability. The project covers meetings with a dentist, a hairdresser and fashion designers.

 

2009

January – a carnival ball. GCOP Gdynia.

 

March – a trip to Rzucewo during which we said farewell to the winter.

 

November – an integrative preparation of Christmas cards, GCOP Gdynia.

 

2008

March – training and admittance of our members in the PTTK club

 

April – “School for parents of children with intellectual disabilities”. – part II – cooperation with the Psychological and pedagogical counselling centre No. 1 and the Primary School No. 46 in Gdynia.

 

June – September – our active vacation. We organize trips thanks to which we get to know one another better. We visited new places such as Krykulec, Rewa, Mechelinki and the tower in Radłowo.

 

2007

January-May – “School for parents of children with intellectual disabilities”. Cooperation with the Psychological and pedagogical counselling centre No. 1 and the Primary School No. 46 in Gdynia.

 

July-October – “Tourist trips + independence workshop” – execution of a project co-financed by the Gdynia City Hall.

 

Fan Club – establishment of a Fan Club of the “Dream Home”, many of us support sports teams from Gdynia

 

2006

January – a carnival ball, ul. Maciejewicza in Gdynia

 

March – signing a partnership agreement with the Sopot Association for the Intellectually Disabled “Tęczowy Dom”.

 

December – St. Nicholas’ Day held in the Gdynia Centre of Non-Governmental Organisations, ul. 3 Maja in Gdynia

 

2005

January – the Association entered to the National Court Register as a public benefit organisation.

 

October – an integration trip to Rewa.

 

2004

January – the 1st meeting of people interested in the protected housing under the patronage of the representative for the disabled from the Gdynia City Hall. This is when the idea of the establishment of the Association appeared.

 

April – the establishment of the Gdynia Association for the Intellectually Disabled “Dream Home”

 

July – adoption of a Statute, election of authorities of the Association.

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Our vision

For the dream of independence to come true…

 

We are building a Dream Home, a home about which not only parents of the disabled are dreaming . It is a place that became a dream and a symbol of happy adulthood for charges of the foundation.

We hope that our house will be lively and will become a place of integration of the local community and people with disabilities.

A Community Self-Help Centre to be established in the Dream Home will be able to accept about 30 charges from Gdynia for daytime stays. Additionally, a complex of supported flats where disabled charges will be able to live will be established there.

 

Before the construction started…

From the very beginning of our activity, we have been trying to help people with intellectual disabilities live full lives. Our charges are active people with great potential; it would be enough to release their energy and use it for others. We believe that true integration is possible only with freedom of choice supported by our activity and willingness to change ourselves. This rule applies both to our adult children and to us, parents.

In this vein, we are trying to execute projects that help us attain that goal. We teach the disabled English, stage performances in English, play Caribbean drums, watch theatre shows together, support sports teams from Gdynia, prepare culinary recipes, travel and celebrate holidays together. And, in particular, we prepare ourselves for the independence of our children. To this end, we also build a house together: our Dream Home.

While strenuously collecting funds from 1% of taxes and from earmarked donations of our donators, we guarantee that each zloty paid to our account is another brick carefully collected and built in.
However, the activity of the Dream Home foundation is mainly based on the commitment and charity work of parents for whom the worthy future of their children is a clearly defined goal.

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Foundation

People in the Foundation

Katarzyna Karczewska – Management Board President

 

Marek Karczewski – Management Board Member

 

Supervisory Board:

  • Sławomir Krogulec
  • Małgorzata Gonera
  • Katarzyna Tuźnik

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Statute of the Foundation

STATUTE OF THE GDYNIA “DREAM HOME” FOUNDATION

as amended on August 24, 2015

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

§ 1

  1. The foundation called Gdyńska Fundacja “Dom Marzeń” hereinafter referred to as the Foundation established by:
    Katarzyna Karczewska
    Marek Karczewski
    hereinafter referred to as founders, by way of a notarial deed prepared by notary Małgorzata Kuźmicka in the notary’s office in Gdynia, ul. Mściwoja 2/2 on April 29, 2013 operates pursuant to the Polish laws and this statute.
  2. The Foundation is apolitical and not related to any religion.

 

 

§ 2

The Foundation has legal personality.

 

 

§ 3

The seat of the Foundation is in the city of Gdynia.

 

 

§ 4

  1. The territory of the Republic of Poland is the area of activity of the Foundation whereby to the extent necessary for the achievement of the defined objectives it can operate also outside of the territory of the Republic of Poland.
  2. For the purpose of the foreign cooperation, the Foundation can use translations of its name into selected foreign languages.

 

 

§ 5

The Foundation can establish badges and honorary medals and award them with other prizes and distinctions to individuals and entities of merit for the Foundation.

 

 

II. GOALS AND OPERATING RULES OF THE FOUNDATION, FORMS OF THEIR ATTAINMENT

 

 

§ 6

 

Goals and rules of the Foundation:

  1. Guaranteeing the safe future living conditions to people with disabilities and suffering social exclusion by causing the establishment of a Home offering accommodation to them.
  2. Equalization of opportunities for people with disabilities and suffering social exclusion and leading them to an active participation in the social life.
  3. Demonstration of the creative potential in people with reduced capabilities, e.g. intellectual ones.
  4. Conducting socially useful activity on behalf of the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion; charity activities, social aid including help to families and individuals in a difficult situation and the equalisation of opportunities for such families and individuals, health protection and promotion, local history and leisure for children and teenagers, promotion of physical culture and sports.
  5. Initiation and support of innovative solutions in various areas of the social life, especially as regards the protection of human and civil rights and freedoms, protection of family life and social prevention.
  6. Propagation of the use of modern technologies in the general civil counselling.
  7. Development and strengthening of attitudes focused on an active cooperation in the development of the civil society.

 

 

§ 7

  1. The Foundation attains its goals thanks to the unpaid and paid public benefit activities.
  2. The unpaid public benefit activity includes:
    • a) Advocacy of individuals with disabilities and suffering social exclusion.
    • b) Initiation and execution of varied forms of aid to the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion, in particular:
      • – support groups,
      • – protected accommodation,
      • –training accommodation,
      • – clubs,
      • – counselling, psychological therapies.
    • c) Organization of rehabilitation camps, summer and winter form of leisure for the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion; conferences and symposiums.
    • d) Organization of cultural and artistic events, festivals, festivities, contests involving the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion.
    • e) facilitating the integration of the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion including the liquidation of bias against such people.
    • f) Financial and in-kind support for establishments and institutions whose goals comply with goals of the Foundation.
    • g) Promotion and organization of voluntary work on behalf of the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion.
    • h) Educational, publishing and research activities.
    • The paid public benefit activity includes:
      • a) The sales of goods or services manufactured or rendered by the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion, in particular, as regards the rehabilitation and adaptation to the professional work of the disabled and occupational and social reintegration of individuals suffering social exclusion.
      • b) Execution of varied forms of aid to the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion, in particular:
        • – support groups,
        • – protected accommodation,
        • –training accommodation,
        • – clubs,
        • – counselling, psychological therapies.
      • c) Organization of rehabilitation camps, summer and winter form of leisure for the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion; conferences and symposiums.
      • d) Organization of cultural and artistic events, festivals, festivities, contests involving the disabled and individuals suffering social exclusion.
      • e) Organization and execution of workshops, training and courses.
      • f) Organization and execution of educational activities among the disabled.
    • The revenues from the paid public benefit activities serve exclusively the execution of public benefit activities.
    • The paid public benefit activity carried out by the Foundation does not cover the same profile as the business conducted by it.

 

 

§ 8

  1. The Foundation also attains its goals by means of:
    • a) an active cooperation with local governments, state agencies and non-governmental organizations within the limits mentioned among the goals of the Foundation’s activity, and also with domestic and foreign organisations.
    • b) Cooperation with entities conducting activity convergent with goals of the Foundation.
    • c) Acquisition of financial funds for the attainment of the Foundation’s goals by organizing: fairs, auctions, fundraisers and the acquisition of sponsors.
    • d) encouraging families and caretakers of the disabled to contribute, in particular, in the following forms: own work, in-kind or financial contribution to the attainment of goals of the Foundation as well as creation of conditions promoting such contribution.
    • e) collection of Funds serving the attainment of goals of the Foundation.
  2. In order to attain its goals, the Foundation can support the activity of other individuals and institutions convergent with its goals.

 

 

III. BUSINESS ACTIVITY OF THE FOUNDATION

 

§9

  1. The Foundation can conduct business to acquire funds for its statutory activities.
  2. The Foundation conducts business only in addition to its statutory activity.
  3. The Foundation can conduct business according to the following Polish Business Classification profile:
    • 59.20. Activity related to audio and music recordings
    • 68.10.Z Purchase and sales of real estate on own account
    • 68.20.Z Rental and management of owned or leased properties
    • 68.32.Z Commissioned management of the real estate
    • 70.22.Z Other consulting relating to the conducting of business and management
    • 77.39.Z Lease and rental of other machinery, equipment and corporeal property, not classified elsewhere
    • 78.10.Z Activity related to the search for jobs and acquisition of workers
    • 78.30.Z Other activity related to the provision of workers
  4. If the initiation of business activities in any of the areas mentioned above requires the acquisition of a concession or another permit the Foundation shall start such business only after the acquisition of an appropriate concession or permit.
  5. The Foundation carries out the financial management and accounts on terms specified under appropriate legal regulations.

 

 

IV. ASSETS AND INCOME OF THE FOUNDATION

 

 

§ 10

  1. The Foundation’s assets consists of its initial fund amounting to 1,000 (one thousand) zlotys and other assets acquired by the Foundation in the course of its activities.
  2. 5,000 (five thousand) zlotys separate from the initial fund in clause 1 is assigned for the carrying out of business.

 

 

§11

In the course of its activities, the Foundation can acquire assets and attain income by way of legal and factual act provided for under legal regulations including, in particular:

  • a) donations, legacies and bequests,
  • b) grants and subsidies,
  • c) purchase and sale, including: by way of organized fairs and auctions,
  • d) public fundraisers,
  • e) revenues from deposits in bank accounts, capital deposits, securities and interest on loans extended,
  • f) income from the Foundation’s assets,
  • g) income from the business conducted by the Foundation.

 

 

§ 12

  1. The entirety of income attained by the Foundation is assigned exclusively to the statutory activity.
  2. Income from subsidies, donations, inheritance and bequests can be used for the realization of goals of the Foundation with respect of the will of heirs or donators.
  3. The Management Board of the Foundation issues statements legally required in cases of acceptance of donations and inheritance.
  4. If the Foundation is called to inherit its management shall submit a statement of acceptance of the inheritance with the benefit of inventory.

 

 

V. AGENCIES OF THE FOUNDATION

 

 

§ 13

Agencies of the Foundation:

  1. Founders
  2. Management Board of the Foundation
  3. Supervisory Board

 

 

§ 14

  1. Competencies of Founders include:
    • a) amendments of the statute of the Foundation,
    • b) nomination and dismissal of the Management Board of the Foundation,
    • c) nomination and dismissal of the Supervisory Board,
    • d) determination of terms of employment and remuneration of the President of the Management Board and Management Board Members,
    • e) making decisions concerning merger with another foundation,
    • f) making decisions to liquidate the Foundation and assign financial funds and assets left after the liquidation.
  2. Founders make decisions in the form of resolutions adopted univocally. In the event of the death or loss of the full legal capacity by one of the Founders, decisions within the limits of the Founders’ mandate shall be made by the other Founder. In the event of the death of both Founders, decisions within the limits of the Founders’ mandate shall be made at a meeting of their heirs by the majority of 2/3 of votes validly cast. If both Founders lose their full legal capacity decisions within the limits of the Founders’ mandate shall be made at a meeting of the Founders’ descendants by the majority of 2/3 of votes validly cast.
  3. Founders make their decisions acting at the request of other agencies of the Foundation or on their own initiative.

 

 

§ 15

  1. The Management Board of the Foundation consists of one to three people using the titles of: The President and Members of the Management Board.
  2. The Management Board of the Foundation is nominated and dismissed by Founders for an indefinite duration.
  3. Membership of the Management Board shall be terminated as a result of:
    • a) the submission of a written resignation to any of the Founders or their heirs,
    • b) dismissal from the Management Board,
    • c) the loss of public rights due to being convicted pursuant to a valid court ruling for an offence committed due to wilful misconduct,
    • d) death of a person being a part of the Management Board.
  4. A person convicted by way of a valid ruling for an intentional offence prosecuted by public indictment or a fiscal offence cannot be a Member of the Management Board.

 

 

§ 16

  1. The Management Board directs the activities of the Foundation and represents it externally.
  2. Objectives of the Management Board include, in particular:
    • a) directing of the current activity of the Foundation,
    • b) realization of statutory goals,
    • c) representing the Foundation externally,
    • d) adoption of annual action plans of the Foundation and financial plans,
    • e) adoption of regulations in force in the Foundation,
    • f) management of assets of the Foundation,
    • g) employment of workers, determination of the employment rate and the value of funds for salaries of Foundation workers,
    • h) acceptance of donations, inheritances, bequests, subsidies and grants,
    • i) applying to Founders for changes in the statute of the Foundation, goals of the Foundation, merger with another Foundation and liquidation of the Foundation.
  3. The Management Board makes decisions at meetings in the form of resolutions ? by an ordinary majority of votes cast by members present at the Management Board meeting. If the votes are cast equally the vote cast by the Management Board President is decisive.
  4. Meetings of the Management Board are held as necessary but at least once in a year.
  5. All members of the Management Board have to be notified of its meeting.
  6. The President convokes meetings of the Management Board by sending the information about the date and time by e-mail or, if it is not possible, by a registered letter at least 3 days before the planned meeting.
  7. The Management Board can nominate proxies to manage certain matters from among the objective of the Foundation.

 

 

§ 17

  1. With no prejudice to clause 2, two members of the Management Board jointly issue statements of will.
  2. In matters related to the employment of workers and in matters related to the incurring of liabilities and disposal of assets worth not more than 5,000 (five thousand) zlotys, the President of the Foundation can independently issue statements of will on behalf of the Foundation.
  3. As for the Management Board, the President of the Management Board can issue an independent statement of will on behalf of the Foundation.
  4. Founders unanimously determine terms of employment and remuneration of the President of the Management Board and Management Board Members. A proxy nominated by the Founders executes agreement with the President of the Management Board and Members of the Management as regards the employment and remuneration.

 

 

§18

  1. The Founders nominate and dismiss the Supervisory Board for an indefinite duration.
  2. The Supervisory Board consists of 3-5 members using the titles of a Chairman and Members of the Supervisory Board.
  3. The membership in the Supervisory Board can expire as a result of:
    • a) the submission of a written resignation to any of the Founders or their heirs,
    • b) dismissal from the Supervisory Board,
    • c) the loss of public rights due to being convicted pursuant to a valid court ruling for an offence committed due to wilful misconduct,
    • d) death of a person being a part of the Supervisory Board.
  4. The Supervisory Board makes decisions at meetings in the form of resolutions ? by an ordinary majority of votes cast by members present at the Supervisory Board meeting. If the votes are cast equally the vote cast by the Supervisory Board President is decisive.
  5. Meetings of the Supervisory Board are held as necessary but at least once in a year.
  6. All members of the Supervisory Board have to be notified of its meeting.
  7. The Supervisory Board Chairman convokes meetings of the Supervisory Board by sending the information about the date and time by e-mail or, if it is not possible, by a registered letter at least 3 days before the planned meeting.

 

 

§ 19

  1. The Supervisory Board is the controlling authority of the Foundation.
  2. Objectives of the Supervisory Board:
    • a) supervising all aspects of the Foundation’s activity including, in particular, as regards the realization of statutory goals by the Foundation in agreement with provisions of the statute and laws in force,
    • b) evaluation of the correct use of assets and financial funds of the Foundation,
    • c) approval of annual reports of the Management Board from the Foundation’s activities.
  3. The Supervisory Board is separate from the Management Board, not subordinated to it when exercising the internal control or supervision.
  4. Members of the Supervisory Board:
    • a) cannot be members of the Management Board or their spouses, remain in cohabitation with them, be related by kinship or affinity or report to them,
    • b) were not convicted by way of a valid ruling for an intentional offence prosecuted by public indictment or a fiscal offence,
    • c) for the performance of their functions, can receive the reimbursement of justified costs or remuneration in an amount not higher than the average monthly salary in the enterprise sector announced by the President of the Central Statistical Office for the preceding year.

 

 

VI. CHANGE OF STATUTE AND GOALS OF THE FOUNDATION

 

 

§ 20

Founders are authorized to introduce changes to the statute of the Foundation.

 

 

VII. MERGER WITH ANOTHER FOUNDATION

 

 

§ 21

  1. The Foundation can merge with another foundation in order to realise its goals effectively.
  2. A merger with another Foundation is not possible if the goal of the Foundation could be materially modified as a result of it.
  3. Founders are competent in matters related to merger with another Foundation.

 

 

VIII. FINAL PROVISIONS

 

 

§ 22

  1. It is prohibited in the Foundation to:
    • a) extend loans or secure obligations with assets of the Foundation on behalf of its members, agency members or workers and individuals with whom members, agency members and workers of the Foundation remain married, in cohabitation, in linear consanguinity or affinity, collateral consanguinity or affinity up to the second degree or related to them due to the adoption, care or guardianship, hereinafter referred to as “close persons”,
    • b) transfer the Foundation’s asserts to its members, agency members or workers and their close persons on terms different than applied with regard to third parties, in particular, if the transfer takes place free of charge or on preferential terms,
    • c) use the Foundation’s assets for the benefit of members, agency members or workers and their close persons on terms different than with regard to third parties unless such use results directly from the statutory goal,
    • d) purchase goods or services from entities in which members of the organisation, its agencies or workers and their close persons participate, on terms different than with regard to third parties or at prices higher than market prices.
  2. Members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board and the liquidator are liable to the Foundation for any loss caused by action or omission in violation of the law or provisions of the statute unless they are not at fault. If the loss mentioned in the preceding sentence is caused by a few individuals jointly such individuals shall be jointly responsible.
  3. When performing their duties, members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board and the liquidator should exercise diligence resulting from the professional nature of their activity.
  4. Members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board and the liquidator performing their duties on a voluntary basis are obliged to exercise due diligence.

 

 

§ 23

  1. The Foundation is liquidated in the event of the realisation of the purpose for which it was established or in the event of the exhaustion of its financial funds and assets.
  2. The Management Board of the Foundation nominates liquidators of the Foundation.
  3. Founders make the decision concerning the liquidation.
  4. Pursuant to the Founders’ resolution, financial funds and assets left after the liquidation of the Foundation can be assigned for the benefit of foundations with similar goals operating in the Republic of Poland.

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