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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. COMPOSITION.
The Board shall be composed as follows:
SECTION 2. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.
The Board shall:
SECTION 3. MEETINGS OF THE BOARD.
SECTION 4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
SECTION 1. OFFICERS AND TERMS OF OFFICE.
SECTION 2. DUTIES OF OFFICERS.
SECTION 3. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
SECTION 4. COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF OFFICERS.
BUSINESS AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION
SECTION 1. SEVERABLE OR TRANSFERABLE INTEREST.
No member shall have any severable or transferable interest in the property of ALGBTIC.
SECTION 2. CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT.
All property of ALGBTIC shall be subject to the control and management of the Board. Any accumulation or disposal of real property, except upon dissolution of ALGBTIC, must be approved in advance by the Board.
SECTION 3. DISPOSAL UPON DISSOLUTION.
On dissolution or final liquidation, the Board shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the lawful debts and liabilities of ALGBTIC, distribute all the assets of ALGBTIC to one or more of the following categories of recipients as the Board of ALGBTIC shall determine:
SECTION 4. APPROPRIATION OF ASSOCIATION FUNDS.
SECTION 5. ASSOCIATION YEAR.
The fiscal year and the governance year of ALGBTIC shall be July 1-June 30.
SECTION 6. REPORTS.
Members of the Board shall be sent quarterly income and expense reports from the ALGBTIC Treasurer showing the financial state of ALGBTIC.
SECTION 7. LIMITATIONS ON ACTIVITIES.
ALGBTIC is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of sections 170(c)(2)(B), 501(c)(3), 2055(a)(2), and 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. No part of the net earnings of ALGBTIC shall
inure to the benefit of or be distributable to the members of its Board, officers, members of its committees, other private individuals, or organizations organized and operated for a profit (except that ALGBTIC shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes as herein above stated). No substantial part of the activities of ALGBTIC shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and ALGBTIC shall be empowered to make the election authorized under section 501(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. ALGBTIC 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 provision herein, ALGBTIC shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on:
SECTION 8. INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
References herein to sections of the Internal Revenue Code are to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, as those provisions are now enacted or to corresponding provisions of any future United States internal revenue law.
BRANCHES OF THE ASSOCIATION
SECTION 1. ORGANIZATION OF BRANCHES.
SECTION 2. FORMATION OF BRANCHES.
The Board shall have the power to charter Branches, but only one Branch may be chartered in any state in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Two-thirds of the votes cast by members of the Board shall be necessary to grant a charter to a new Branch.
SECTION 3. AUTONOMY OF BRANCHES.
SECTION 4. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BASIC DOCUMENTS.
Proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws of any Branch shall be reported in writing to the ALGBTIC President no later than six weeks prior to the Board meeting at which the change may be considered. The ALGBTIC President shall transmit the written proposed amendments to the Board and such proposed amendments with or without a recommendation regarding each proposed change at least four weeks before the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. Any such proposed amendment cannot take effect until approved by the ALGBTIC Board.
SECTION 5. REPORTS.
Each Branch shall transmit to the ALGBTIC President the names of its directors and officers promptly following their election or appointment. Each Branch shall transmit a written annual report to the ALGBTIC President who shall distribute the report to the Board.
SECTION 6. INVOLUNTARY REVOCATION OF A CHARTER.
The Board shall have the power to revoke the charter of a Branch when it is deemed in the best interests of ALGBTIC to do so.
SECTION 7. VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL OF A BRANCH.
An organization's status as a Branch of ALGBTIC may be voluntarily withdrawn only in compliance with ALGBTIC Bylaws, policies, and procedures adopted by the ALGBTIC Board.
SECTION 8. INACTIVE STATE BRANCHES. If a state branch of ALGBTIC becomes inactive for a period of 3 consecutive years, as demonstrated by failure to submit annual reports to the ALGBTIC board, the ALGBTIC board shall formally vote to list a state branch as Inactive. Members desiring to reactivate a former state branch would seek ALGBTIC board approval to reactivate a state branch.
SECTION 9. ALGBTIC INTEREST NETWORK: In the event a state or locality does not have a state branch of ACA, an ALGBTIC Interest Network can be formed and granted a charter by the ALGBTIC board if requirements similar to ALGBTIC state branches are met.
MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
ALGBTIC shall hold national meetings once per year at a time and place fixed by the Board which shall give written notice thereof to the membership as to the date and time of the meeting. ALGBTIC may hold other meetings at a time and place fixed by the Board which shall give reasonable notice to the membership.
SECTION 1. CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP.
SECTION 2. DUES.
SECTION 3. SEVERANCE OF MEMBERSHIP.
OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER ISSUES IN COUNSELING
NAME, AFFILIATION, AND MISSION
SECTION 1. NAME.
The name of the Association shall be the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, hereinafter referred to as ALGBTIC.
SECTION 2. AFFILIATION.
ALGBTIC is a division of the American Counseling Association, hereinafter referred to as ACA, and shall be subject to those provisions of its bylaws that apply to divisions.
SECTION 3. MISSION.
The mission of ALGBTIC includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts representing the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability/disability, spiritual or religious belief system, or indigenous heritage in order: