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FMSI - Board meeting

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“Fondazione Marista per la Solidarieta Internazionale ONLUS” (FMSI ONLUS) – Marist International Solidarity Foundation Non-Profit, – had its Board meeting at the General House on February 23rd and 24th. Present at the meeting were the members of the Board, Ms. Jimena Djauara Grignani (Brazil), Ms. Inmaculada Maíllo (Spain), Gianfranco Cattai (Italy), Bros. Allen Sherry (Australia), Libardo Garzón (Econome General) and Michael De Waas (General Councilor), and Ms. Imma Guixé (Ethiopia), the Consultant to the Board.

Marzia Ventimiglia, in her role as the Director General of the Office based in Rome gave the Annual Report for 2016 and touched on some of the tasks that the Board had entrusted to her during its last meeting. Her presentation included some lines of strategy for the Office, a structure for Human Resources and the proposed Budget for 2017. She also produced a revised Handbook of Functions and Procedures for the Office.  

Having listened to the Director General’s Report on the state-of-affairs in the Office, the Board agreed to create three working groups, for Strategic Planning, an Advocacy Model, and Fund Raising for the FMSI Foundation, involving Board members and staff. All are expected to report back to the Board on their assigned tasks at its next meeting in July of this year.

On the afternoon of the 23rd, the Board members took part in a joint meeting with the General Council and the General Mission Committee for New Models of Animation, Governance and Management, who were holding meetings in the General House at the same time. The aim was to reflect on how each group could work collaboratively to best serve the Institute’s Mission.

The FMSI Board meeting also included a conference on Aspects related to Italian legislation concerning ONLUS (Non-Profit) Foundations. This was presented by Advocate Luca Pardo from the Ontier Pardo Vicenzi Company.

On the afternoon of the 24th, The Board met in a formal session with members of the Board of Auditors dealing with the Italian legal requirements for Non-Profit Foundations. At this meeting the following items were approved: the Balance sheet for 2016, the Proposed Budget for 2017, the Revised Statutes of the Foundation, and the renewal of the Mandate of the Board of Auditors for another term of three years (2017-2019). The Board meeting concluded on the evening of the 24th.

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