Constitution of the North Carolina Association of Coordinators of Veterans Affairs

ARTICLE 1

The name of this organization shall be “The North Carolina Association of Coordinators of Veterans Affairs.”

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

A. To promote the professional competency, cooperation and association of Coordinators of Veterans Affairs programs and veterans counselors in colleges, universities, and other institutions of post- secondary education, government agencies, foundations, and others associated with private and community organizations concerned with the support, administration, and counseling of veterans educational program recipients.

B. To assist educational institutions, foundations, government agencies, and private and community organizations to promote and develop effective programs for recipients of veterans educational benefits.

C. To facilitate communication between educational institutions and sponsors of veterans programs through an exchange of ideas, information and experience.

D. To promote such systematic studies, cooperative efforts, conferences, and other related activities as may be desirable or required to fulfill the purposes of this Association.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

Membership in this Association shall consist of members as defined by the By-Laws.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

A. The administrative responsibility of this Association shall be vested in an Executive Board as defined in the By-Laws. The elected officers of the Association shall be the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect.

B. Vacancies shall be filled as specified in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE V – MEETINGS

Meeting of the entire membership shall be held once a year.

 

ARTICLE VI – AMENDMENTS

This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of those voting at a regularly scheduled meeting, provided that each amendment shall have been proposed in writing by the Executive Board, by a committee authorized by the Association or by petition of any five voting members of the Association, and provided further that a copy of the proposed amendment shall have been e-mailed to each voting member of the Association at least ten days before the vote is called by the Executive Board.

 

ARTICLE VII – PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

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 purposes set forth in these articles of incorporation. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code.

 

ARTICLE VIII – DISTRIBUTIONS UPON DISSOLUTION

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, educational, scientific or literary purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code as the Board of Directors shall determine, or to federal, state, or local governments to be used exclusively for public purposes. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Superior Court of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organizations, such as the court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, or to such governments for such purposes.

Approved: October 2017