NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF FOOD AND DRUG OFFICIALS
ARTICLE I – Name
The official name of this non-profit organization is the North Central Association of Food and Drug Officials, hereinafter referred to as the Association.
ARTICLE II - Objectives
The objectives of the Association include the following:
1. To encourage uniformity in enactment and enforcement of laws affecting foods, drugs,
cosmetics, devices, and consumer products at all levels of government.
2. To encourage and support programs which contribute to consumer protection consistent
with the broad purpose of said laws.
3. To assist members in their technical work through support of training to ensure uniformity of
inspection and analytical techniques.
4. To communicate and cooperate with other associations and groups of food, drug, consumer
product, and public health officials.
5. This Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes
within the meaning of section 501 (c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. No substantial part
of the activities of the Association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise
attempting to influence legislation, and the Association 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 of
these articles, the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be
carried on by an Association exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(6) of the
Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
ARTICLE III – Officers/Board of Directors
The officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and an
The duties and term of office for the officers of the Association shall be as prescribed in the
The Board of Directors shall consist of the Executive Committee, two elected at-large
representatives, Presidents of the Sections, and any appointed Directors as prescribed in
the Association Bylaws.
No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed
to, its members, officers, or other private persons, except that the Association shall be
authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to
make payments and distributions in furtherance of the objectives set forth in Article II above.
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ARTICLE IV – Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Association’s officers, and the two immediate past Presidents.
The duties and term of office for the Executive Committee shall be as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE V – Membership Rights and Privileges
The Association shall have four (4) classes of membership as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
The individual classes of membership shall be defined and entitled to rights and privileges as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
The dues of each class of membership shall be as prescribed by Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE VI – Meetings of Membership
Association meeting and training dates, location, and frequency shall be prescribed by Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE VII – Election Procedures
The election of officers shall be conducted prior to the Annual Meeting. Election procedures shall be as prescribed by Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE VIII – Newsletter
An Association Newsletter shall be produced and supplied to the membership. Appointment of an editor and payment of operating costs shall be as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE IX – Headquarters
The Association Headquarters shall be as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE X – Sections
To assist members in their professional work areas and development, the Association shall establish and support specialized sections.
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The establishment and operation of such sections shall be as prescribed by the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE XI – Committees
The President shall annually appoint all standing committees as may be established by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE XII – Local Chapters
The Association may sanction the formation of local chapters within its geographical boundaries as necessary to meet the needs of members. The establishment and operation of such chapters shall be as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE XIII – Bylaws
Members shall have the power to make prudent Bylaws as they may deem proper for the management of the affairs of the Association providing such Bylaws are not in conflict with the Constitution. The procedure for amendments shall be as prescribed in Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE XIV – Amendments to the Constitution
The Association shall have full power to implement Bylaws for the governance of the Association, the management of its affairs and shall have power to change, alter, add to or amend such Constitution and Bylaws and other powers as are necessary and incidental to carry into effect the objectives and purposes of this Association. Amendments to Association’s Constitution shall be in accordance with the procedure to amend Association’s Bylaws and as prescribed in Article XIII of the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE XV – Rules of Order
Rules of order shall be as prescribed in the Association Bylaws.
ARTICLE XVI – Dissolution
Upon the dissolution of the Association, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.
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In witness thereto, the above document represents the official version of the Constitution as
amended by a vote of the membership on the 20th day of October , 2004, in
accordance with procedures as defined in the Bylaws of the Association.
President _________________________ Date _______________
Vice President _____________________ Date _______________
Secretary _________________________ Date _______________
Treasurer _________________________ Date _______________
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