Articles of Association
of The Syrian
Academy of Gastronomy
A society for tourism is created in Syria under the
denomination of “The Syrian Academy of Gastronomy”.
Article 2: This Academy aims to contribute in
making the Syrian Cuisine and its peculiarities and
richness known worldwide through:
weeks in all the provinces of the country.
international tourism festivals in Syria, in coordination with the
Ministry of Tourism, to enhance tourism and to make
known the Syrian Cuisine.
the International Academy of Gastronomy in its
international festivals and having stands for the Syrian
Cuisine in these festivals and inviting the
International Academy of Gastronomy to organize similar
events in the cities and provinces of
and leaflets which promote the food and the tourism in Syria.
successful restaurants and chefs, and granting them
certificates of appreciation and symbolic prizes.
Article 3: The financing of the Academy comes
from its members’ subscriptions.
The Academy does not aim at making profits or at
realizing personal benefits for its members. It works in
coordination with the Ministry of Tourism in order to
fulfill its goals in promoting and making known the
Syrian Cuisine and its tourism industry.
All amounts paid by the members to the Academy
are considered as income, and cannot by returned to the
donors. As well as all financial surpluses which could
result at the end of any fiscal year will be considered
as reserve, to be spent by the Academy to support the
achievement of its aims and goals.
Membership and General Assembly
Any Syrian Arab citizen has the right to join
this Academy provided that he hasn’t been condemned for
a crime, he enjoys a good reputation, that he is
recommended by two founding members and that the
governing body (“Board”) of the Academy has accepted his
The candidate should be fluent in French (the
official language of the International Academy of
Gastronomy to which the Academy is affiliated).
The procedure for the application for membership:
two founding members submit to the Board the application
form (approved specimen available at the Academy office)
containing sufficient information on the candidate and
signed by both founding members. The Board will study
the application in its first meeting after the date
shown on the application and will accept or reject the
The Academy is composed of all its subscribing
The General Assembly holds its ordinary meetings
upon a call by the Board, at least once a year, and it
may hold exceptional meetings upon a call by the quarter
of its members.
1 - Each member attending the General Assembly is
eligible for one vote. In the case that the member
cannot attend the General Assembly, he might give a
power to another member to represent him and vote for
him. A member attending the General Assembly cannot
represent more than one (absent) member.
2 - The new member has the right to vote, he may elect a new board, and he may represent another member absent at the General Assembly, because the new member has all the rights from the day his membership is approved.
Responsibilities of the General Assembly:
Election of the Board by secret vote.
Hearing the reports of the Board and discussing the
achieved work and the projects for execution and giving
its opinion on them.
Submitting suggestions and recommendations to the Board.
Discussing the budget of the Academy and ratifying the
final accounts of the previous year.
Amending the statutes of the Academy.
The decisions of the General Assembly are to be taken by
The Board is composed of five members elected by the
General Assembly by secret vote, for a period two years,
taking into account that to complete the quorum of the
Board election meeting, more than half of the General
Assembly members should be present.
The Board holds ordinary meetings upon a call by its
President in order to discuss the points in the agenda.
In his absence, these meetings might be held upon a call
by the Vice-President.
The legal quorum of the Board meetings is achieved upon
the presence of more than half of the members and the
meeting is to be opened by reading the report of the
previous meeting for its approval.
2 - In the case there is no quorum, the second meeting will be considered as legal whatever the number of presents is, on the condition that this number is not less than the number of the members of the Board.
The decisions of the Board are taken by the approval of
the majority of the present members. In case of votes
equality, the vote of the president is to be considered
For facilitating their task, the titles of the
Board members are as follows:
President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer,
Academy of Gastronomy” has selected a
temporary address, rent free, at:
Aleppo, Azizieh, Husni Bldg., a
suite in the ground floor.
All that which is not mentioned in this
regulation is subject to the rules of laws and touristic
decisions in force.