Our Statutes

PreambleMarch 8th is a special day. For years, it has been dedicated to women's rights around the world. It is also an important day in the history of Rokietnica and its present and former residents,
as it is associated with the tragic events of 1943.
We want our activity to remain associated with Rokietnica forever. That is why we are creating the 8Marc Foundation, which will promote tradition, innovation and tolerance through its educational, social and cultural activities. General provisions § 1The 8March Foundation, hereinafter referred to as the "Foundation", was established by the Founder: Natalia Gnoińska by notarial deed A 7743/2022 and A 4124/2022 § 2
  1. The name of the Foundation is as follows: Fundacja 8Marca (The March8 Foundation)
  2. The Foundation may use equivalents of its name in foreign languages, as well as its distinguishing graphic sign (logo).
  3. The Foundation operates pursuant to the provisions of the Act of April 6, 1984 on Foundations, the Act of April 24, 2003 on Public Benefit and Volunteer Work, and on the basis of this statute.
§ 3
  1. The seat of the Foundation is Rokietnica, in the Jarosław poviat.
  2. The area of ​​the Foundation's activity is the Republic of Poland and the territory of the European Union, and to the extent necessary for the proper implementation of its objectives, it may also operate outside the EuropeanUnion.
  3. The Foundation has a legal personality.
  4. In order to perform its statutory tasks, the Foundation may establish permanent and temporary branches, centers, offices, branches and representative offices in the country and abroad, as well as join companies, foundations and cooperatives.
  5. The Foundation may have a logo (graphic symbol) as well as a website and profiles in social media.
  6. The Foundation is established for an indefinite period.
  7. Due to the main goals of the Foundation, the supervision over the Foundation is carried out by the minister responsible for culture and national heritage.
Goals;§ 4The statutory goal of the Foundation is:
  1. to acquire and protect, revalorate and develop the facility called the Piniński Palace in Rokietnica and the surrounding park
  2. acquisition, protection, restoration, development and maintenance of other historic buildings, including palaces, manors and other historical buildings, in particular historically related to the Uznański and Gnoiński families;
  3. education in the field of protection, function and potential of monuments and their role in building a civil society;
  4. educational, educational, publishing and research activities;
  5. supporting artistic creativity in all its forms, in particular music education;
  6. shaping a sense of local identity among the inhabitants of the areas with historic buildings;
  7. maintaining the cultural tradition of the diversity of the regions where the foundation's facilities are located;
  8. promoting and supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and diversity;
  9. promoting and supporting women's entrepreneurship and research activities;
  10. obtaining the status of a Business Environment Institution;
  11. promoting knowledge exchange and intergenerational integration;
  12. promoting, supporting and educating about environmental protection, sustainable development, and circular economy;
  13. supporting social initiatives in line with the Foundation's goal;
  14. initiating and supporting innovative solutions in various areas of social life, in particular by developing digital competences;
  15. developing and strengthening cooperative attitudes, development of civil society and social capital, in particular by developing digital and social competences;
  16. increase in civic and social activity;
  17. supporting initiatives promoting in Poland the culture and art of other European Union countries, in particular France, as well as the culture and art of Ukraine.
§ 5The Foundation accomplishes its goals by:
  1. acquiring funds for the renovation and conservation of its own historic buildings and monuments not owned by the Foundation;
  2. organizing cash collections, the income from which will be allocated to the implementation of the statutory goals of the Foundation;
  3. taking over ownership, lease or through any other acceptable legal form of historic buildings, their renovation and adaptation;
  4. taking ownership, lease or through any other acceptable legal form of any land, including in particular: built-up land, agricultural land, forest land, land under water that may be subject to civil law transactions;
  5. creating modern cooperation spaces in historic buildings (so-called coworking);
  6. collecting documentation on monuments;
  7. publishing activities with distribution (in printed and electronic versions),
  8. organizing cultural and sports events, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and other events popularizing culture and tradition;
  9. arranging and conducting research programs;
  10. initiating and conducting research, information and publishing programs aimed at acquiring and disseminating knowledge about sustainable development, ecology, and circular economy;
  11. organizing and financing training courses, conferences, symposiums, meetings;
  12. awarding prizes and scholarships (including research scholarships);
  13. organizing social campaigns and campaigns;
  14. carrying out activities supporting local communities, in particular in the field of education, science, culture and information;
  15. cooperating with other institutions, organizations and persons both in Poland and abroad, in order to achieve common statutory goals. This cooperation may take the form of organizational support, partial or total financing of the project or assistance in obtaining the necessary funds from other sources;
  16. cooperation with self-government and state administration bodies;
  17. cooperation with national and international organizations for the protection of monuments;
  18. hiring employees and establishing cooperation on the basis of other civil law contracts with third parties in order to achieve statutory goals,
  19. initiating, organizing, conducting and financing competitions; cooperation and other entities dealing with education, culture, local and regional development in the country and abroad; cooperation with state, local and EU authorities, the economic sector, mass media interested in the development of civil society and other public institutions; organizing and running an office, library, training rooms and other rooms to achieve the Foundation's goals; initiating, organizing, maintaining, supporting and financing cooperation and links between research units and enterprises.
Economic activity of the Foundation§ 6
  1. The Foundation may run a business.
  2. As part of the Foundation's assets, PLN 1,000 is allocated to business activities. Depending on the needs, the Management Board has the right to allocate a higher amount from the Foundation's assets for running a business.
  3. The Foundation conducts business activities in the sizes that serve the implementation of its statutory goals. Conducting business activity will be only auxiliary (supporting) in relation to the statutory activity of the Foundation. The foundation is not operating for profit. The Foundation allocates the surplus of revenues over costs to the statutory activity of the Foundation.
  4. Economic activity may be carried out by separate plants or organizational units of the Foundation.
  5. In order to achieve its goals, the Foundation may support, also financially, the activities of other people and institutions acting to achieve goals consistent with the Foundation's goals.
  6. In order to achieve its goals, the Foundation may conclude agreements and establish cooperation with natural and legal persons as well as entities without legal personality in the country and abroad.
  7. The Foundation may conduct business activities in the following scope:
    • 18.13.Z Service activities related to preparation for printing
    • 18.14.Z Bookbinding and similar services
    • 18.20.Z Reproduction of recorded data carriers
    • Production of games and toys
    • 32.99.Z Production of other products, not elsewhere classified
    • 47.61.Z Retail sale of books
    • 47.62.Z Retail sale of newspapers and stationery in specialized stores
    • 47.63.Z Retail sale of sound and audiovisual recordings in specialized stores
    • 47.65.Z Retail sale of games and toys in specialized stores
    • 47.89.Z Other retail sale 47.91.Z
    • Retail sale via mail order houses or the Internet
    • 53.20.Z Other postal and courier
    • activities 55.10.Z Hotels and similar accommodation
    • 55.20.Z - Tourist accommodation and short-term accommodation facilities waterowania
    • 55.30.Z - Campsites (including campsites for motorhomes) and campsites
    • 56.10.A Cafes
    • 58.11.Z Publishing of books
    • 58.13.Z Publishing of newspapers
    • 58.14.Z Publishing of magazines and other periodicals
    • 58.19.Z Other publishing activities
    • 58.21.Z Publishing activities related to computer games
    • 58.29.Z Publishing
    • activities related to other software 59.11.Z Motion picture, video and television program
    • production activities 59.12.Z
    • activities 59.13.Z Activities related to the distribution of films, video recordings and television programs
    • 59.14.Z Activities related to film projection
    • 62.01.Z Activities related to software
    • 62.02.Z Activities related to IT
    • consultancy 62.03.Z Activities related to the management of IT devices
    • 63.11.Z Data processing; management of websites (hosting) and similar activities
    • 63.12.Z Activities of Internet portals
    • 68.20.Z Rental and management of own or leased real estate
    • 71.11.Z Activities in the field of architecture
    • 72.19.Z Scientific research and development work in the field of other natural and technical sciences
    • 72.20.Z Research and development work in the field of social sciences and humanities
    • 70.21.Z Public relations and communication
    • 70.22.Z Other business and management consultancy
    • 73.11.Z Activities of advertising agencies
    • 73.20.Z Market and public opinion research
    • 74.20. Z Photographic
    • activities 74.30.Z Translation
    • activities 78.10.Z Activities related to searching for jobs and acquiring employees
    • 78.20.Z Activities of temporary employment agencies
    • 78.30.Z Other activities related to providing employees
    • 82.1 Activities related to administrative office support, including 82.11.Z
    • Service activities related to administrative office support
    • 82.19.Z Photocopying, preparation of documents and other specialist activities supporting office management
    • 82.30.Z Activities related to the organization of fairs, exhibitions and congresses
    • 82.99.Z Other activities supporting business activities, not elsewhere classified
    • 85.59.A Learning foreign languages
​​Foundation's assets§ 7
  1. The initial property of the Foundation is the amount provided by the Founder in the declaration of will to establish the Foundation in the amount of PLN 2,000.00 (say: two thousand), including PLN 1,000 (say: one zloty: one one thousand) for the purpose of carrying out statutory activities and PLN 1,000 (in words: one thousand) for running a business.
  2. The income of the Foundation includes in particular:
  • donations, inheritance, bequests,
  • subsidies, subsidies and grants,
  • income from collections and public events,
  • income from the sale of gadgets of material and non-material foundations,
  • income from making Foundation facilities available to public administration entities, the world of science and commercial entities, income from the Foundation's assets.
  1. The Foundation's income is allocated entirely to its statutory activities.
The Foundation's Authorities:§ 8The Foundation's authorities are:
  1. The Foundation's Council, hereinafter also referred to as the "Council"
  2. The Foundation's Management Board, hereinafter also referred to as the "Board"
  3. The Assembly of Advisors, hereinafter also referred to as the "Assembly"
Foundation's Council§ 9
  1. The Foundation's Council is the initiative, decision and control body of the Foundation.
  2. The Foundation Council consists of two to five people. The members of the first composition of the Council are appointed by the Founder. The next members of the Supervisory Board, in place of persons who have ceased to perform this function or in order to extend the composition of the Supervisory Board, are appointed by the Council's decision.
  3. The Foundation Council may include the Founder, if he is not also a member of the Management Board.
  4. The term of office of all members of the Foundation Council is 5 years and is extended each time for periods of 5 years, without the need to separately appoint a member of the Council to its composition.
  5. Members of the Foundation's Council may not be members of the Management Board.
  6. A member of the Foundation Council may not be a person convicted by a valid sentence for an offense of willful misconduct prosecuted by public indictment or a fiscal offense.
  7. Loss of membership in the Foundation Council occurs as a result of: dismissal by the Council, death, disease causing permanent incapacity to perform the function, loss of public rights, resignation from membership in the Foundation Council.
  8. The Council elects the Chairman of the Council from among its members. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board represents it outside, prepares meetings and chairs the meetings of the Supervisory Board. In the absence of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, the meeting is chaired by a person selected from among members of the Supervisory Board.
  9. The Council works at meetings that take place at least twice a year. Meetings of the Foundation's Council are convened by the Chairman of the Council on his own initiative or at the request of the Foundation's Management Board.
  10. Notification of the Supervisory Board meeting should be delivered to all Supervisory Board members at least 7 days before the proposed date of the meeting. The notification should include the date, place and proposed agenda. The notification may be sent by letter, fax or electronic mail (e-mail).
  11. It is allowed to hold a meeting of the Foundation's Council without a formal convening, as well as to introduce to the Council's agenda any matters not covered by the agenda proposed in the notification, with the consent of all members of the Council.
  12. Subject to other provisions of the Articles of Association, the resolutions of the Council are passed by a simple majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the members of the Council. Members of the Supervisory Board may participate in voting by means of distance communication (telephone, fax), as well as by mail.
  13. The Foundation Council may adopt its detailed work regulations.
  14. Members of the Foundation's Council do not receive remuneration for participating in the Council's work, but they may perform for a fee or participate in work performed on behalf of the Foundation as part of the implementation of its goals.
§ 10
  1. The tasks of the Foundation Council are in particular:
  • supervising the activities of the Management Board,
  • approving long-term programs and annual plans submitted by the Management Board of the Foundation,
  • accepting periodic and annual reports of the Management Board on its activities and the Foundation's activities,
  • checking the correctness of the Foundation's financial management,
  • assessing the activities of the Management Board for the year previous and discharging the Management Board,
  • appointing (with the exception of the first Management Board, which is appointed by the Founder) and members of the Foundation's Management Board, including the President of the Management Board, and at his request - Vice-Presidents of the Management Board, and dismissing Management Board members, including those appointed by the Founder,
  • adopting resolutions on determining the number of members of the Management Board,
  • initiating the Foundation's statutory activities and setting the main directions of the Foundation's activities,
  • adopting resolutions on amending the Foundation's Statute and its goals,
  • adopting resolutions on the liquidation or merger of the Foundation,
  • adopting resolutions on establishing and participating in cooperatives, including energy cooperatives, and establishing and participating in other entities for the purposes of the Foundation's statutory objectives;
  • concluding contracts with members of the Foundation's Management Board,
  • expressing opinions on matters submitted to it by the Foundation's Management Board.
  1. The Foundation Council, in order to perform its tasks, is entitled to request explanations from the Management Board and to present it with all documents regarding the Foundation's activities.
The Board of the Foundation§ 11
  1. The Board manages the day-to-day activities of the Foundation, manages its assets, represents it in external relations and undertakes activities not reserved for the Foundation's Council.
  2. The Management Board of the Foundation consists of one to five people appointed by the Foundation Council for a joint four-year term of office.
  3. The function of a member of the Management Board may be performed for more than one term.
  4. Resolutions and decisions of the Management Board are adopted by a simple majority of votes in the presence of at least half of the members of the Management Board.
  5. Each member of the Management Board independently conducts the Foundation's affairs:
  6. In the case of a one-person Management Board - the President of the Management Board independently represents the Foundation outside.
  7. In the case of the Management Board consisting of two or more people, the Foundation is represented externally by the President of the Management Board and one of the members of the Management Board - acting jointly.
  8. The first meeting of the Board is convened by the Founder.
  9. The Founder may be a member of the Management Board if he is not a member of the Foundation's Council at the same time.
  10. The meetings of the Management Board are convened by the President of the Management Board on his own initiative or at the request of one of the members of the Management Board or the Foundation's Council. The work of the Management Board is managed by the President of the Management Board.
  11. The President of the Management Board of the Foundation is the manager of the workplace in relation to the Foundation's employees.
  12. Membership of the Management Board expires as a result of the end of the term of office, resignation, death or dismissal by the appointing authority.
  13. A member of the Management Board may not be a person convicted by a legally valid sentence for a crime of willful misconduct prosecuted by public indictment or a tax crime.
  14. The Management Board may adopt detailed rules of procedure for the Management Board after the Foundation's Council approves the content of these rules.
  15. The Management Board may dispose of the Foundation's assets and incur liabilities up to the amount specified in the regulations of the Management Board. In the absence of these regulations, the Foundation Council in the form of a resolution will determine the amount of this amount.
  16. The Foundation Council's consent is required to dispose of the Foundation's assets and incur liabilities exceeding the amount specified in the above point.
§ 12
  1. The Management Board may decide to allocate some of the Foundation's facilities for residential or representative purposes related to the conduct of its business.
  2. The tasks of the Management Board include in particular:
    • representing the Foundation outside,
    • adopting annual financial plans approved by the Foundation Council,
    • making decisions in all matters not reserved to the competence of the Foundation Council,
    • accepting subsidies, subsidies, donations, inheritances and bequests,
    • managing the Foundation's current activities
    • , with an application to the Foundation Council regarding changes to the statute, the Foundation's goals and merger with another Foundation, as well as the liquidation of the Foundation,
    • hiring, firing and determining the amount of remuneration of employees and persons employed in the Foundation,
    • creating annual and long-term projects of the Foundation's activities,
    • drawing up and reporting annual financial statements in accordance with the applicable accounting regulations.
§ 13
  1. The President of the Management Board and members of the Management Board may remain in employment with the Foundation under an employment contract or under another civil law contract, including a managerial contract.
  2. The terms of employment and the amount of remuneration for members of the Management Board are determined by resolution - by the Council of the Foundation.
  3. The Chairman of the Foundation Council is authorized to exercise independently the right to represent the Foundation in the event of concluding an agreement between the Foundation and the President or a member of the Management Board, in accordance with the instructions contained in the resolution. The resolution of the Foundation Council may also specify a different manner of representing the Foundation by the Council.
  4. In the event of a dispute between the Foundation and the President or a member of the Management Board, the Foundation is represented by the Foundation Council on the terms set out in point above.
The Assembly of Advisors§ 14
  1. The Assembly of Advisors is a consultative and advisory body of the Foundation Council and a body promoting the Foundation's activities.
  2. The Assembly may be appointed by the Management Board at the request of the Foundation Council.
  3. The assembly consists of persons invited by the Management Board or by the Foundation's Council. The invited person becomes a member of the Assembly from the moment the Foundation is informed about the acceptance of the invitation, unless otherwise agreed.
  4. The task of the members of the Assembly is to support the statutory objectives of the Foundation and the Foundation's programs, as well as expressing opinions on the initiatives planned and implemented by the Foundation.
  5. Membership in the Assembly shall cease upon resignation or dismissal by the Foundation Council.
  6. The number of members of the Assembly is not limited.
  7. Meetings of the General Meeting are convened by the Management Board at least once a year in a stationary or remote form.
  8. The Management Board may adopt the rules of procedure for the Meeting.
  9. Members of the Assembly do not receive remuneration for their functions, but they may perform for a fee or participate in work performed on behalf of the Foundation as part of the implementation of its goals.
Merging, changing the statute and liquidation§15
  1. The Foundation may merge with another foundation on the basis of a resolution of the Foundation Council adopted by a majority of 2/3 of votes, in the presence of at least half of its members.
  2. Amendments to the Foundation's statute are made by a resolution of the Foundation Council adopted by a 2/3 majority of votes. The change of the statute may concern a change of the Foundation's purpose.
  3. The Foundation is liquidated when the goals for which it was established are achieved or when its resources and property are exhausted.
  4. The resolution on the liquidation of the Foundation and the appointment of a liquidator is adopted by the Council of the Foundation by a majority of 2/3 votes.
  5. The assets remaining after the liquidation of the Foundation are allocated for purposes consistent with its statutory objectives, in particular by transferring this property to another entity that will continue the Foundation's activities in the field of educational, social and cultural initiatives to promote tradition, innovation, tolerance and the development of Rokietnica.
Foundation's Accounting § 16
  1. The accounting year is the calendar year. The first financial year ends on December 31, 2022.
  2. Annual financial statements on the Foundation's activities are prepared by the Management Board and approved by the Foundation's Council.