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Contents / Table des matièrs 

*A page of history / Une page d’histoire 

**Ordre Lafayette Order – International distinctions /Distinctions Internationales

***Ordre Lafayette Order – France: History and vocation / Histoire et vocation 

***Ordre Lafayette Order- USA: : History and vocation / Histoire et vocation

1-Executive Board – 2018 / Conseil d’Administration  

2-Articles of incorporation / Objets de l’incorporation

3-By Laws / Réglements

 

* A FRENCH-AMERICAN PAGE OF HISTORY /

UNE PAGE D’HISTOIRE FRANCO-AMÉRICAINE

I- drapeau blanc FR  Drapeau Rev Am US
Première image (gauche) : Drapeau de la France avant 1789 / First picture (left) : Flag of France before 1789.
Seconde image : Drapeau des États-Unis  de 1777 à 1795 durant la Guerre d’indépendance des États-Unis et l’Alliance Franco-Américaine  (Louis XVI, Roi de France) – 
Second picture : Flag of United States from 1777 to 1795 during the War of Independence of the United States and the Franco-American Alliance (Louis XVI King of France)
  
Le marquis de La Fayette fut en 1777 le premier français à être nommé Major Général par le “Congrès” après avoir rejoint volontairement les “Insurgés” des 13 colonies anglaises d’Amérique pour les aider dans leur lutte pour l’indépendance, déclarée unilatéralement le 4 juillet 1775, et a surtout réussi à convaincre le roi de France Louis XVI d’aider leur insurrection en envoyant un corps expéditionnaire de plus de 5 000 hommes. Il a soutenu la cause des Insurgés dans les moments les plus difficiles, jusqu’à ce que les troupes françaises sous le commandement du comte de Rochambeau et la flotte de l’amiral de Grasse rejoignent les forces “américaines” et permettent la victoire finale de Yorktown, VA en 1781. Cette participation de la France dans la révolution américaine et la création des États-Unis d’Amérique a scellé une amitié indissoluble entre les deux peuples, plus forte que les époques troublée dans leurs histoirescomme en témoignent les deux interventions décisives menées aux côtés de la France et de l’Europe lors des deux dernières guerres mondiales
Une page d’histoire à laquelle de nombreux Canadiens français de l’époque ont participé avec bravoure et honneurdont le célèbre Major Clément Gosselin natif de l’Ile d’Orléans, Québec. Canada.
 
The Marquis de La Fayette was the first Frenchman in 1777 commissioned Major General by the “Congress”, as he came to serve as a volunteer to aid the “Insurgents” of the 13 English colonies of America in their fight for independence unilaterally declared on July 4th, 1775, and has mostly succeeded in convincing the King of France Louis XVI to help the Insurgents with an expeditionary force of over 5,000 men. He supported the Insurgents cause in its most difficult moments until the French troops under the command of Count de Rochambeau and the fleet of Admiral de Grasse joined the “American forces” and permit to secure the independence of the 13 colonies at the final victory at Yorktown, in 1781. This intervention of France during the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of American sealed an indissoluble friendship between the two people, stronger than the troubled times in their history, as shown by the two decisive interventions on the side of France and Europe during the last two world wars. 
A page of history to which many French Canadians of the time participated with bravery and honor, including the famous Major Clément Gosselin native of Ile d’Orleans, Quebec. Canada.

Capitulation de Cornwallis à Yorktown - John Trumbull (1820)

Reddition des troupes Britanniques commandées par le général Charles Cornwallis, 1er Marquis de Cornwallis (1738-1805), qui n’était pas personnellement présent, aux forces françaises et américaines après le siège de Yorktown (du 28 septembre au 10 octobre 1781) lors de la guerre d’indépendance américaine.
British troops commanded by British General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), who was not personally present at the surrender of British troops to the French and American forces after the siege of Yorktown (Sep 28 to 10 October 1781 ) during the American War of Independence. / Painting by John Trumbull (1817)
Crédit : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_de_Yorktown

 

**ORDRE LAFAYETTE ORDER: FRANCE, USA, CANADA, MAROC

DISTINCTIONS INTERNATIONALES / INTERNATIONAL DISTINCTIONS

These distinctions are common to France, USA, Canada, Maroc and granted according to the same criteria and regulations of the Order Lafayette.

Ces distinctions sont communes à la France, aux USA, au Canada, au Maroc et accordées suivant les mêmes critères et règlements de l’Ordre Lafayette.

Médaille: Chevalier, Officier, Commander, Grand-Officier, Grand-Croix

Medal: Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand-Officer, Grand-Cross

Lapel pin and Diploma / Épinglette et Diplôme

Medal: Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand-Officer, Grand-Cross

Médaille: Chevalier, Officier, Commander, Grand-Officier, Grand-Croix

Lapel pin and Diploma / Épinglette et Diplôme

**ORDRE LAFAYETTE ORDER – FRANCE: HISTOIRE ET VOCATION – HISTORY AND VOCATION

L’Association Ordre Lafayette fondée en France en 1999 a pour objet d’entretenir, de développer et de renforcer les liens d’amitié existants entre les ressortissants de la France et des États-Unis d’Amérique et plus généralement ceux de l’Union Européenne. C’est une association apolitique, non-syndicale et non-confessionnelle.

*Fondée à l’initiative de personnalités françaises issues d’horizon divers dont un gestionnaire, un artisan, un ancien militaire historien, un ancien consul.

*Parmi les fondateurs; Messieurs Arsène Schaeffer, Jean-Noël Vincent et Raymond Najberg tous présidents d’association  vont incarner au cours des années la vie de la nouvelle association.

*Depuis sa création, l ‘Association Ordre Lafayette France a développé en France plusieurs “délélgations'” et une en Belgique. Les membres de l’association non-résidents en France étant regroupés dans un comité dit “International”. www.ordrelafayette.org

Nota en 2018 : Trois autres organisations”Ordre Lafayette” sont en activités aux USA, au Canada et au Marocrégies sous les lois de ces pay.

The Objective of the Association Ordre Lafayette founded in France in 1999 is to maintain and promote the existing bonds of friendship between the citizens of France and the United States of America and of the European Union. It is a non-political, non-union and non-religious association.

*Founded at the initiative of French personalities from different backgrounds including a manager, a craftsman, a former military historian, a former consul.

*Among the founders, Messrs. Arsene Schaeffer, Jean-Noël and Vincent Raymond Najberg all association presidents will embody the past decades the life of the association.

*Today the Ordre Lafayette France has many “Delegations” in France and one in Belgium. The members of the association non-resident in France are managed by a committee named “International”. www.ordrelafayette.org

President

Gilbert Jordache

www.ordrelafayette.org

 

**ORDRE LAFAYETTE ORDER – USA: HISTOIRE ET VOCATION – HISTORY AND VOCATION

-L'”Ordre Lafayette Order America corp.” a été incorporé en décembre 2013 suivant  les lois de l’état de la Floride, USA. 

-L’Ordre Lafayette America corp n’est liée par aucun accord juridique à l’Association Ordre Lafayette France et/son comité dit “International” ou autres associations de l’Ordre Lafayette comme celle du Canada “Association Ordre Lafayette Canada  (www.ordrelafayette-canada.org) ou encore celle du Maroc.

-Son objectif principal est de perpétuer et promouvoir la mémoire du Général Marquis de La Fayette ainsi que d’encourager et inspirer la démocratie et l’amitié entre les nations et leurs peuples. C’est une association apolitique, non-syndicale et non-confessionnelle.

Its main objective is to perpetuate and promote the memory of General Marquis de La Fayette and to encourage and inspire the democracy and the friendship between the nations and their peoples.

Président d’Honneur / Honorary President : Raymond Najberg

Grand-Croix Commandeur de l’Ordre Lafayette, Co-Fondateur de l’Association Ordre Lafayette France. (Grand-Cross Commander Ordre Lafayette and Co-Founder of the “Association Ordre Lafayette France”)

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1-Board Members 2018 – officers

President

Gérard CHARPENTIER Ph. D.,  Grand-Cross, Commander “Ordre Lafayette”

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Vice-President

Staff Photos

Yves BEAUCHAMPS,  Knight “Ordre Lafayette”

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General Secretary

Madeleien flanagan

Madeleine FLANAGAN,  Knight “Ordre Lafayette”

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Treasurer

Diane Cloutier 2

Diane  CLOUTIER, Knight “Ordre Lafayette”

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2-Certificats of status

3-Articles of incorporation

ARTICLE I – NAME

 The name of this corporation is ORDRE LAFAYETTE ORDER – AMERICA CORP., a corporation not for profit;

ARTICLE II – PRINCIPAL OFFICE

 The mailing address of the corporation shall be 2117 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33 020;

ARTICLE III – PURPOSE

The purpose of said corporation is to maintain and promote the existing bonds of friendship between the citizens of the United States of America and of the European Union, and in particular, of France,  for geographical and historical reasons , in particular Lafayette memory, and to carry on all the necessary activities to reach the goals of the corporation;

*To perpetuate the memory of General Marquis de La Fayette and to encourage and inspire the friendship between these two nations and their peoples and all the Nations

This is a non-political, non-union and non-religious organization.

ARTICLE IV – QUALIFICATION OF MEMBERS

 The qualification for memberships will be determined by the by-laws;

ARTICLE V – INITIAL REGISTERED OFFICE AND AGENT

The street address of the initial registered office of this corporation is 2117 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33 020 and the name of the initial registered agent of this corporation at that address is Yves BEAUCHAMP

ARTICLE VI – INCORPORATOR

 The name and address of the incorporator signing these articles is;

Gérard Charpentier Ph. D., President – 2117 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33 020;

ARTICLE VII – INITIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 This corporation shall have three (3) Directors constituting the initial Board of Directors. The numbers of Directors must be either increased or decreased from time to time by the bylaws but in no event shall be less than three (3). The names and addresses of the initial Board of Directors of this corporation are:

Name: Gérard Charpentier Ph.D

Address: 2117 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020 – USA

Name: Raymond Najberg

Address: 18 Wall Street – Unit 1 , Bridgewater, MA 02324 – USA

Name: Serge D’Rovencourt

Address: 821 NW 11th Avenue Apt. 323, Portland, OR 97209 – USA

ARTICLES VIII – BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

The Board of Directors shall be elected by the membership at each annual meeting of the members.

ARTICLE IX – OFFICERS

The legal affairs of the corporation shall be managed by the officers who shall be elected at the annual meeting each year to serve for the ensuing year. The officers of the corporation shall serve until their respective successor in office shall be elected and duly qualified.

ARTICLE X –REVENUE                  

No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, Directors, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article III hereof. The corporation shall note in any way, directly or indirectly, carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, or participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, by publishing or distributing statements or otherwise, Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on nay other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future  United States Internal Revenue Law), or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United State Revenue Law).

ARTICLE XI – DISSOLUTION

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purpose of the corporation in such manner or to such organization or organization organized and operated exclusively for charitable. Educational, religious, or scientific purpose as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organisation or organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United State Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any of such asset not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Circuit Court of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned Incorporator ha executed the Articles of Incorporation on the date of signing.

Date: September 21, 2013

By Gérard Charpentier Ph.D., President

Incorporator