Explanation of the goals of the RFO Foundation
The aims of the RFO Foundation with reference to its Articles of Association and its right to issue its own securities are:
a ) To create, manage, protect and confer or withdraw knightly names, titles and coats of arms intended solely for Knights.
A number of titles and coats of arms have been created and deposited with a Swiss notary. These are protected by international law and enjoy official recognition. As the Order of the Knights of Rondmons is sovereign, it can award or withdraw its titles according to its own rules. The Foundation ensures that the titles are perpetuated. A title can only be withdrawn in the event of serious misconduct against the interests of the Foundation.
b) To establish a fund for the renovation, acquisition, conversion and rental of buildings or castles for the benefit of the Knights.
The funds raised will be used to create a heritage that will be made available to the Knights as well as to the general public. The more Knights there are, the more heritage objects can be safeguarded. The long-term aim is to build the castle of the 3rd millennium to promote the ideals of the Knights. To achieve this, an investment fund is being set up.
c) To ensure that the Order is totally transparent and never sectarian.
The Order of the Knights of Rondmons is not a sect. It makes no distinction between individuals, and respects the freedom of thought of all. It has no particular doctrine and does not proselytize. It is apolitical and non-religious. There is no commitment and no mystery here. The name Rondmons is the former name of the town of Romont. All the official documents of the Foundation are voluntarily exposed on this site in the name of this transparency.
d ) Foster the development of a new chivalry whose principles must be based on idealistic behavior.
Through its heritage, cultural and charitable projects, the Foundation, following the example of its founder Pierre Bertherin, wishes to develop a new chivalry, social nobility, which is pictured in the "Testament du Chevalier de Rondmons". The basic principles are communication and courtesy (long-term promotion of a universal language, education and respect, sources of peace between peoples).