** English Version **
The COF's new treasury – still carefree, and having taken good re(v)olutions – is tackling a huge project: the (famous) partnership with Société Générale. As you have probably already heard, Société Générale not only hosts the COF's accounts, but is also one of its two main sources of funding (along with the ENS). This has been criticised by some members – at the Nuit de l'ENS, for example, posters were put up denouncing this – and we think it is important to reflect on this subject together. Yes, it's complicated. Yes, Société Générale has been financing us for 30 years. Yes, it's a big issue that we are putting on the table. But at least we want to try, to see what can be done concretely, and to discuss it with you all.
We are gathering information about a change of bank to Crédit Coopératif, and about new subsidies we could get. All this will be discussed at an exceptional General Assembly, which will take place on 6 February 2023, at 8pm in the Galois amphitheatre, at the end of which there will be a vote by the members present to decide whether or not to change bank. Your presence is necessary because this debate is important and commits the whole association, but above all because we would like to discuss it with all of you: any question that we have not thought of will be of great help; any apprehension is legitimate and must be taken into account; any help or involvement in this adventure is of course welcome! This project will only be possible if you support it with us, and if you are as enthusiastic about it as we are.
Within a week we will send you the preparatory documents that will help you to study the subject in advance. And the day before the EGM, we will send you our presentation so that you can anticipate your questions, if you wish.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kisses if you agree,
Your new COF, and its treasury, with its nose in the budget and its heart full of enthusiasm