Constitution of the State Archery Association of Massachusetts
Article One -
The name of this association shall be the State Archery Association of Massachusetts. The official acronym of the organization is SAAM.
Article Two -
This Association is devoted to the development of archery as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness and to the maintenance of high standards of fair play and good sportsmanship. The Association is open to athletes and others without regard to race, creed, color, national origin or physical disabilities. This Association is formed for the following purposes in association and affiliation with USA Archery, formerly the National Archery Association of the United States (NAA):
This organization is organized exclusively for the charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the organization shall not carry any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by an organization 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 States Internal Revenue Law).
Upon winding up and dissolution of this organization, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the organization, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a non-
However, if the named recipient is not than in existence or no longer a qualified distribute, or unwilling or unable to accept the distribution, the assets of this organization shall be distributed to a fund, foundation, or organization which is organized and operated exclusively for the purposes specified in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Article Three -
The membership grades in the Association are:
No refund of dues or fees shall be made to any member upon severance of affiliation with the Association. Membership in the State Archery Association of Massachusetts is not transferable from one individual to another. A member in good standing is one whose current dues are paid and who complies with the bylaws of the Association.
Article Four -
Honorary members shall pay no dues. Life members shall pay no dues except as may be recommended by the Board of Directors for a Paid Life Member grade. The annual dues required for membership in the Association shall be determined by a vote of the active members, on the recommendation of the Board of Directors. Dues may vary from year to year, but dues shall be the same for all members within the same grade. Dues for family memberships, out-
Article Five -
Voting rights in the State Archery Association of Massachusetts shall be restricted to Regular and Life members in good standing. Each member shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of the Association as established by the Board of Directors.
Article Six -
The Board of Directors may expel any member for just cause provided the member has been given written notice of the charges and an opportunity to present a defense.
Article Seven -
Board of Directors -
Elected Officers -
Other Officers -
Eligibility for Election -
Article Eight -
Annual Meeting -
Other Meetings -
Board of Directors -
All questions at any legally convened Association meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of the votes cast.
Article Nine -
Bylaws will hereafter be adopted. Such bylaws may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, in any manner provided therein; the amendment to the bylaws shall be binding on all members, including those who may have voted against them.
Article Ten -
In the event of dissolution of this Association, its property shall be distributed as provided in the bylaws of the Association.
Article Eleven -
The principal office of the Association shall be maintained within the State of Massachusetts. The Association may have such other offices as designated, from time to time, by the Board of Directors.
Article Twelve -
In furtherance of the objectives described above1 but not in limitation thereof, the Association shall have the power to collect and disseminate statistics and other information, to conduct investigations, to engage in various fund-
Article Thirteen -
A proposed amendment to this constitution may be initiated by: