Edo Association of Florida Inc

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THE CONSTITUTION 

OF

 

EDO ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INCORPORATED.

 

(August 2005)

 

 

 














 

  Table of Contents    

                                    

Article 1..............................................NAME .

 

                                                              

Article 2..............................................MOTTO.

 

                                                             

Article 3...............................................OBJECTIVES.

 

                                                            

Article 4.................................................MEMBERSHIP.

 

                                                            

Article 5..................................................HONORARY MEMBERSHIP.

   

Article 6...................................................DISTANT MEMBERSHIP AND PROXIES.

 

                                                            

Article 7....................................................OBSEVER(S)/FORMER MEMBER(S).

 

                                                             

Article 8.....................................................FEES,DUES AND DONATIONS.

 

                                                           

Article  9.....................................................COMMITTEE.

 

                                                         

Article  10....................................................BANKING.

 

                                                          

Article 11.....................................................AUDIT(S).

 

                                                              

Article 12......................................................PROJECT EXPENSE BUDGET.

 

                                                                        

Article 13......................................................ELECTIONS.

 

                                                                       

Article 14......................................................MEMBERSHIP RIGHT.

 

                                                                     

Article 15........................................................VOTE.

 

 

 

Article 16........................................................WITHDRAWAL OF MEMBERSHIP.

 

                                                                       

Article 17........................................................ABSENTEEISM.

 

                                                                       

Article 18.........................................................PROCEDURE/DUE PROCESS.

 

                                                                       

Article 19..........................................................SUSPENSION AND DISMISSAL .

 

                                                                                                                                               

Article 20..........................................................IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

  

Article 21..........................................................MEETINGS.

 

                                                                      

Article22...........................................................VENUE.

  

Article 23...........................................................TIME.

  

Article 24...........................................................RULES OF ORDER.

 

                                                                       

Article 25............................................................OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION.

 

                                                                      

Article 26............................................................TERM LIMIT.

 

                              

Article 27 ............................................................DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

 

                                                                      

Article 28  ............................................................SPECIAL AUTHORITY/DUTIES.

  

Article 29...............................................................CONDUCT AND FINES.

 

                                                                     

Article 30...............................................................IMPEACHMENT.

     

Article 31………………………….......................MMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE.

  

Article 32………………………….......................MANDATORY LEVY.

 

 

Article 33..................................... .........................ASSOCIATION’S RIGHT.

  

Article 34...............................................................AWARDS.

  

Article 35................................................................RECEPTION OF DIGNITARIES.

 

                                                                     

Article 36................................................................AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.

 

     

Article 37................................................................APPENDIX.

  

Appendix 1……...EDO ASSOCIATION’S ORGANIZATIONAL CHART.

  

Appendix 2……..EDO ASSOCIATION’S TRAVEL POLICY.

  

Appendix 3……..EDO ASSOCIATION’S ASSET AUDIT COMMITTEE’S REPORT.

 

                            

          

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Appendix;

 

 

 
 
 CONSTITUTION OF EDO ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA INC.
 
 
ARTICLE 1.         NAME:
 
1.1  The name of the Association shall be:
EDO ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INCORPORATED.
 
1.2  The Association`s LOGO shall be an artistic line drawing of a mask of IYOBA of BENIN, sided on the left with a drawing of EBEN and in the right with a drawing of ADA.
 
1.3   The Association shall be a non profit Organization.
 
 
ARTICLE 2.                       MOTTO 
2.1   The Association`s MOTTO shall be:UNITY, LOVE, STRENGHT and TRUST.
 
ARTICLE 3.                       OBJECTIVES
3.1    To promote the EDO CULTURE and SOCIAL VALUES together with other NIGERIAN and AFRICAN CULTURES.
 
3.2    To cooperate with other Nigerians in attept to promote the good image of NIGERIAN both at HOME and ABROAD.
 
3.3     To develop avenues of helping EDOS who are in need of assistance.
 
3.4     To periodically organize SOCIAL and CULTURAL activities in accordance with the LAWS of the STATE OF FLORIDA.
 
3.5      To assist the COMMUNITY and MEMBERS of the Association with IMMIGRATION, EDUCATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS, ECONOMIC and all other legitimate problems if such need arise.
 
3.6     To promote/provide self help and enhance UNITY among members.
 
3.7     To promote and educate all EDO CHILDREN in EDO LANGUAGES.


 
 
 
ARTICLE 4.                    MEMBERSHIP
4.1      Membership of EDO ASSOCIATION shall be open to all Male(s) of EDO ORIGIN residing in FLORIDA and who are committed to the goals and objectives of the ASSOCIATION as stated above in ARTICLE 1, 2 and 3.
 
4.2      The Association, after due process, may deny membership to anyone based on false information or willful concealment of material facts.
 
4.3       A member must be of good moral character at all times.
 
 
ARTICLE 5.                    HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
5.1     Honoray membership, UPON the approval of the APPROPRATE SELECT COMMITTEE, shall be extended to CITIZENS of other NATIONALITIES, LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS and who express interest in, and openly advocate the goals and objectives of the ASSOCIATION.
 
5.2       Honorary members shall have no voting rights.
 
 
ARTICLE 6.                 DISTANT MEMBERSHIP AND PROXIES
6.1       One shall be classiffied as a distant member:
            (a)  If the member resides a 100 miles or more outside the official address of Edo Association.
            (b) If the member pays all fees and due required of a distant member.
            (c) If such a member is committed to the goals and objectives of the Association as stated in articles 1, 2 and 3.
 
6.2      All fees and dues must be current and up-to-date as at the time of membership.
 
6.3      The distant member must be of good moral character at all times.
 
6.4       All distant members shall have full rights and privileges of an honorable member and may be allowed to participate in the Association`s activities by proxy as provided in the membership Right`s Section of this Constitution.
 
 
ARTICLE 7.               OBSERVER(S) VISITOR(S) FORMER MEMBER(S):
7.1     All observers/visitors/former members shall be limited to two meetings to observe the Association`s general meeting.
 
7.2     All observers/visitors/former members shall have no right to deliberate at any Edo Association`s general meetings.
 

 
 
ARTICLE 8.          FEES, DUES AND DONATIONS:
8.1     All members are required at the onset of their membership to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE one-time fee of U.S. $100.00
 
8.2    The Association`s monthly dues shall be U.S. $20.00 for honorable members and distant members except elected Officials who shall pay U.S. $10.00. Dues are payable on or before the day of the meeting.
 
8.3     The Association shall levy or vote to levy members certain amount of money as may deemed neccessary from time to time.
 
8.4     Any member and/or non-member of the Association may donate to foster and promote the objectives and initiatives of the Association.
 
 
ARTICLE 9             COMMITTEES:
9.1     The Association shall have standing and Adhoc Committees.
          STANDING COMMITTEES:
          (a) Education Committee
          (b) Executive Committee
 
9.2     ADHOC COMMITTEE
          (a) Audit Committee
          (b) Budget and Finance Committee
          (c) Constitutional Review Committee
          (d) Election Committee
          (e) Grievance/Ethics Committee
          (f) All otherCommittee(s) shall be established by the Association as needed.
 
9.3     All Committee`s report submitted to the general House and not deliberated on or rejected within 60 days of submission, shall be accepted by default and becomes part of the appendix of the constitution.
 
 
 
ARTICLE 10                      BANKING:
10.1     The Association shall maintain an account with FDIC insured and fully Accredicted/licenced banking institution deemed appropriate by majority vote of the Association.
 
10.2      All checks issued by the Association must be signed by the three of four designated signitories to account viz:
           (1) The President
           (2) The Vice President
           (3) The Financial Secretary
           (4) Any other executive member approved by the Association for that year.
 
10.3    All cancelled checks and bank statements must be presented to the GENERAL HOUSE by the Financial Secretary at all General meeings.
 

 
 
ARTICLE 11.                                        AUDIT(S)
11.1      All finacial asset recordes shall be audited yearly, including and not limited to:
             (a) Banking records
             (b) Financial Secretary`s records
             (c) Treasurer`s records
             (d) Association`s assets records
 
 
ARTICLE 12.               PROJECT/EXPENSE BUDGET:
12.1      The Association shall have a budget for any expenditure over $100.00
 
21.2       Any and all expenditures approved by members and initiated by a sitting administration and not completed by time of a new incoming administration shall be continued and completed by the new administration.
 
 
 
ARTICLE 13.               ELECTIONS:
13.1         A 3-member Adhoc Independent Electorial Committee shall be constituted in the month of September of the election year.
 
13.2         Election shall be held in the month of November of every two years, Inauguration and swearing of all newly elected officials shall be in the month of December of the same year.
 
13.3         A member must be active and in good financial standing i.e. not owe any month preceding the month of election.
 
13.4        In the event of a sudden departure of an elected official, the position shall be filled as soon as possible by nomination approved by simple majority of the general house.
 
13.5       In the event of a deadlock, the president of the Association shall have the deciding vote at all times.
 
13.6       A member shall qualify for election to an office by self nomination or by a bona fide member and also seconded by another member both of whom must be in good membership and/or financial standing.
 
13.7      The Adhoc Electoral Committee shall be responsible for conducting all elections for the Association every two years or as the Association deemed necesary.
 
13.8       The Adhoc Electoral Committee members shall consist of non-office seeking members for the election which they are conducting.
 

 
 
ARTICLE 14                        MEMBERSHIP RIGHT:
14.1       Every member shall have the right to bring up and partake in the discussions of policy matters.
 
14.2       Any member shall have the right to file a grievance, either by writing or verbally before the House which shall determine the next appropriate action to be taken.
 
 
 
ARTICLE 15                              VOTE:
15.1      A member shall have one vote on any issue that requires a vote.
 
15.2      All members in good standing may vote or participate by proxy in the Association`s meeting/activities.
 
15.3      All members shall have the right to address the meeting thus; President, honorable members,.......(member`s issue)........
 
15.4      All members in good standing shall enjoy and have equal rights and responsibilities provided for in this Constitution.
 
15.5      Failure of any member to pay regular monthly dues for three consecutive meetings shall result in immediate forfeiting of right and privileges.
 
15.6     A member who is unable to meet his finacial obligations because of proven financial hardship shall have the option to present the issue before the general House for consideration.
 
 
 
ARTICLE 16              WITHDRAWAL OF MEMBERSHIP:
 
16.1       Any member may at any time withdraw his membership in writing to the Secretary General who will present and read the letter in the general House in the next general meeting.
 
 
ARTICLE 17.              ABSENTEEISM:
Failure of any member to attend a general meeting and/or pay the dues for THREE CONSECUTIVE MEETINGS shall result in forfeiture of all rights and privileges as a member unless the said member gives acceptable reason(s) to the General House.
 
 
The reason(s) may include but not limited to the following:
17.1   Death in the immediate family.
17.2   Documented accident, sickness and/or hospitalization.
17.3   Proof or evidence of travel abroad.
17.4   A member shall be granted two unexcused absences per calendar year.
 

 
 
ARTICLE 18.           PROCEDURE/DUE PROCESS: (See also ethics Procedure)
18.1   No member shall be suspended from the Association without DUE PROCESS.
 
18.2   A member can only be suspended or dismissed from the Association by 2/3 majority vote of the members present in the House.
 
ARTICLE 19.             SUSPENSION AND DISMISSAL:
A member may be suspended/dismissed from the Association for the following reasons:
 
19.1    Gross misconduct or behavior detrimental to the reputation and progress of the Association.
 
19.2   Continuous or repeated refusal by a member to abide by the Association`s Constitution.
 
 
 
ARTICLE 20.             IDENTIFICATION CARDS:
Members shall be provided with a photo identification card. The card shall bear the Association`s name and LOGO, along with the member`s name and membership identification number (MIN). The card shall be authenticated by the signatures of the Association`s President, Secretary, and that of the member. The card shall be renewable every election year and will be the sole property of the Association. The must be returned to the Association`s Secretary upon termination/withdrawal of membership.
 
 
 
ARTICLE 21.                 MEETINGS:
GENERAL MEETINGS:
 21.1    All scheduled general meetings shall be held on the THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 6:00 pm with 30 minutes of grace to tardy members and such places as determined by the Association`s general meeting roster.
 
21.2     EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE`S  MEETINGS:
The President shall call for an executive committee meeting once a month before any monthly general meeting and such meeting shall be held at such places as determined by the executive committee meeting roster.
 
21.3    All decisions taking at the executive committee meeting shall be final and binding on all the executive officials of the Association.
 

 
 
21.4  EMERGENCY MEETINGS:
Emergency meetings shall be called by the President after due consultation with the members of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, and such meeting shall be held at such places as may be agreed upon by the executive committee or as may be determined by the President.
 
All decision taken at the emergency meetings shall be final and binding on all the members of the Association.
 
 
ARTICLE 22.                     VENUE:
(GENERAL MEETING). Places as determined by the Association`s general meeting ROSTER.
 
(EXECUTIVE MEETING). Places as determined by the executive committee meeting ROSTER.
 
 
(EMERGENCY MEETING). Places as may be agreed upon by the executive committee or as may be determined by the President.
 
 
ARTICLE 23.                    TIME:
6:00 pm with 30 minutes of grace to tardy members.
 
ARTICLE 24.                    RULES OF ORDER:
 
1.   LAWS of procedure by which discussions at meetings are to be regulated.
2.   THE PRESIDENT: To Preside over meetings.
3.   THE SPEAKER: To Preserve order. To apply the rules of order impartially.
4.   RISING TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE SPEAKER: One speaker at a time.
5.   HAVING THE FLOOR: Speak of proper and relevant matter according to the agenda.
6.   MAKING AND SECONDING MOTIONS: Only when recognized by the speaker.
7.   ORDER OF BUSINESS:
      The agenda.
 
      1.   THE CALL TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT:
      2.   THE MINUTES: Reading of the last meeting`s minutes by the Secretary for corrections and approval.
      3.   REPORTS:
      (a)  President
      (b)  Finacial Secretary/Treasurer.
      (c)  Committee Chair.
      (d)  Etc.
 

 
 
4.   GENERAL ORDER:
Motions proposed for discussion. (Vote or Action on Motion).
 
5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
6. NEW BUSINESS.
7. RECESS AND/OR ADJOURNMENT: By motion.
 
 
24.1                MOTIONS:
Main motion are the main basic authority to interrupt; only by urgent point of personal privilege.
24.2 (A)  NEED FOR A SECOND:
               Except incidental motion.
        (B) MOTION TO AMEND:
              When proper.
        (C) REQUIRED VOTE:
              Simple majority.
        (D) MOTION TO RECONSIDER:
              When conditions have changed.
 
 
24.3               CLASSES OF MOTIONS (A-D):
       A.  PRIVILEGED MOTIONS.
       B.  SUBSIDIARY MOTIONS.
       C.  INCIDENTAL MOTIONS.
       D.  REVIEW MOTIONS.
 
 
24.4         PRIVILEGE MOTIONS:
These have the highest precedence. They deal with basic arrangements for a meeting and the comfort and personal rights of members.
 
THESE INCLUDE:
1. Motions to fix the time/place of next meeting.
2. Motion to recess.
3  Motions to adjourn.
4  Motions regarding questions of privilege e.g. Reputation, standing of a member.
 
 
24.5        SUBSIDIARY MOTIONS:
These apply to other motions which help to dispose of other motions.
These include:
1.   Miotion to amend.
2.   Motion to refer either to another motion or committee for consideration or study, or to a specific committee with instructions.
3.   Motion to regulate debate, such as matters as time limit, closing, tabling or postponing.
 

 
 
 24.6            INCIDENTAL MOTIONS:
These are questions arising from other motions.
 
1.  Motion regarding points of order, e.g. when rule is violated.
2.  Motion regarding points of injury, e.g. the correctness of a procedure.
3.  Motions to call for a count of the vote, e.g. when voice vote is not clear for a decision.
4.  Motions on point of informatione.g. to obtain answers to a question which may be   necessary for proper constitution of a motion.
5.  Motions to appeal for the decision of the chair, e.g. when a ruling of the chair on points of order is not accepted.
6.  Motions to suspend the rules, e.g. in limitations on debates, order of business and exclusion of non-members from attendance and in discussions.
7.  Motion to object to consideration, e.g. when a motion is irrelevant in its original form.
8.  Mtion to consider as a whole or by parts, e.g. allows each member to express where they stand on each part of the original questions.
9.  Motion to request for leave or withdrawal of a motion-only by who proposed the original motion.
 
24.7           REVIEW MOTIONS:
These are motions to:
(1). Reconsider.
(2). Repeal.
(3). Renew consideration.
(4)  Take from the table.
 
24.8            USE OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AT A GLANCE.
(See appendix 3)
 
 
ARTICLE 25.         OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION:
The Association shall have the following offices namely:
1.  President.
2   Vice President.
3.  General Secretary.
4.  Assistance Secretary.
5.  Speaker of the Association.
6.  Treasurer.
7.  Financial Secretary.
8.  Publicity Secretary.
9.  Social Secretary.
 

 
 
 
ARTICLE 26                 TERM LIMIT:
An electived official shall serve a term of 2 years but cannot serve for more than 2 consecutive terms.
 
 
ARTICLE 27.            DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
27.1                            PRESIDENT:
1.   The President shall be the Chief Executive of the Association.
2.   The President shall be the presiding official at all meetings.
3.   The power to call for nomination of official, vote or delegate member(s) to undertake a task shall be vested on the President.
4.   The President shall perform all other special duties or task which the Association may specifically assign to him, in so far as such duties or tasks are legitimate, legal, responsible and for the best interest of the Association.
5.   The President shall take executive actions in emergency situations on behalf of the Association when such situation cannot wait for an emergency meeting discussions provided such actions are not inimical to the progress and interest of the Association.
6.   The President shall be limited to spending not more than $200.00 in an emergency situation that connot wait for any emergency meeting.
7.   The President shall liaise with the officials of Edo National Association Worldwide, and other officials of affiliating Associations in the interests of this Association.
8.   The President shall give the Sate of the Association report annually in the October general meeting. 
 
 
27.2                        VICE PRESIDENT:
1.   It will be the duty of the Vice President to act in the absence or disability of the President.
2.   The Vice President shall perform such other tasks or duties that may be assigned to him by the President or the General House.
3.   The execution of an instrument or task by the Vice President in the absence of the President and on behalf of the Association shall have the same effect and/or force as if it was executed by the President.
 
 
27.3                    GENERAL SECRETARY:
1.   The Secretary shall be the Chief Scribe of the Association.
2.   The Secretary shall be the custodian of correspondence, records, books and such other matterials (except financial records) that belong to the Association and shall provide same to the general membership.
3.   The Secretary will give or cause to be given all notices, places, and host of the meeting of the Association and all other notices required by this Constitution.
4.   The Secretary shall be responsible for all minutes and records of the Association and shall dissignate/provide the same to members of the Association.
5.   The Secretary shall have an impress account of $100.00.
 

 
 
 
 
 27.4              ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY:
 
1.   The Assistant General Secretary shall act in the absence or the disability of the Secretary.
2.   The Assistant General Secretary shall perform such other task or duties that may be asigned to him by the Secretary and/or the general house.
3.   The execution of an instrument or task by the Assistant General Secretary on behalf of the Secretary or Association shall have the same force and/or effect as if it was executed by the Secretary General.
 
 
27.5              SPEAKER OF THE ASSOCIATION:
1.   The Speaker shall be the Chief  Moderator for the Association.
2.   The Speaker shall maintain law and order in the House. Thus should any member be found wanting or disupting the peace and/or the smooth deliberation of issues in the house, the speaker shall implement approprate fines.
3.   The Speaker shall allocate equal time to all members in the house irrespective of their positions or different views on issues during deliberations.
4.   The Speaker shall have the authority to request through the President to constitute a Grievance/Ethics Committee.
5.   The Speaker shall have the authority to file complaint against any member(s) who violate the constitution with the Grievance/Ethic Committee.
 
 
27.6                     TREASURER:
1.   The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the Association`s assets and keep in his possession the Association`s Checkbooks, bank statements as well as deposit receipts of all deposited moneies in the Association` account.
2.   The Treasurer shall deposit all cash, checks, bankdrafts and/or money orders and other money instrument made payable to Edo Association of Florida within 5 working days of the receipt of such monies.
3.   The Treasurer shall provide all deposit receipts and bank documents to the Financial Secretary whenever such need arises to enable the Financial Secretary prepare his monthly financial reports. The Financial Secretary will then return the documents intact to the Treasurer after the completion of his reports.
4.   The Treasurer shall prepare QUATERLY and ANNUAL reports on the transactions of the Association for the review of members present at such general meetings. (Expense statement/Income statemet and Balance sheet).
5.   The Treasurer shall make available all document for audit purposes.
 

 
 
 
 27.7                         FINANCIAL SECRETARY
1.   The Financial Secretary shall present at each general meeting, a detailed report of the transactions and finacial matters of the Association for the preceding month for members of the Association.
2.   The Financial Secretary shall collect and receive all monies, dues/funds on behalf of the Association and hand it over same to the Treasurer at the end of each meeting/activities. All other monies collected on behalf of the Edo Association of Florida shall be delivered to the Treasurer within 72 hours for deposit in the coffer/Association`s bank as stipulated in ARTICLE_27.6 (2).
3.   The Financial Secretary shall prepare and present to the Association such other reports as the Association may desire or request.
4.    The Financial Secretary shall have the authority to file a complain against any member(s) who violate the Constitution with greivance/ethics committee on financial matters.
5.    The Financial Secretary shall hve the authority to request through the President for the Constitution  of greivance/ethics Committee on financial matters.
6.    The Financial Secretary shall have an impress account of $100.00 for operation expences.
 
 
27.8              PUBLICITY SECRETARY.
1.    The Publicity Secretary shall act as the Public Relation Officer (PRO) for the Association.
2.    The Public Relation Officer shall be responsible in disseminating all upcoming events/activities of the Association to individual(s) and the communities, excluding all regular monthly meetings.
3.    The Publicity Secretary shall  coordinate all adverts/printing processes embark upon by the Association, and forward the proceeds that may result from such printing to the financial Secretary.
4.   The Publicity Secretary shall be the chief image maker of the Association.
 
 
27.9                     SOCIAL SECRETARY.
1.   The Social Secretary shall be the Chairman of both the host and Cultural Committee unless the latter is otherwise designated by the President.
2.   The Social Secretary  shall plan and be the coordinator of all Social Activities.
3.   The Social Secretary shall submit a yearly proposal of social events and activities to the General House within 60 days of a new year.
 

 
 
 
 
 ARTICLE 28.               SOCIAL AUTHORITY/DUTIES:
1.   All Officials of the Association shall have additional authority to perform other duties as may be designated from time to time by the General Membership.
 
 
ARTICLE 29                  CONDUCT AND FINES:
1.  Tardiness to general meeting./$5.00
2.  Absenteeism to general meeting./$10.00
3.  Alcoholic Beverages during general meeting./$5.00
4.  Disruptive behavior(s) after 1st warnihg./$5.00
5.  Any member with special circumstances may present the issue to the General House for a waiver.
6.  These fines/waive rmay  be waived for member(s) by simple MAJORITY of members present in a general meeting.  
 
 
ARTICLE 30.                      IMPEACHMENT:
1.All officers of the Association may be subject to impeachment for any conduct contrary to the objectives of the Association or willfully refusing to perform delegated responsibilities as determined by members. An ETHICS COMMITTEE shall be constituted to make final recommendations to the General House.
 
 
ARTICLE 31.                      MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANCE:
 
Section 1  Birth:
31.11 Members only.
31.12 Amount $200.00.
31.13 Card/flower.
31.14 Visit by member(s).
 
 
Section 2 Death:
31. 21a. Members.
31. 21b. Amount $500.00 with half of the amount to be paid by the Association (half of the money raised from Annual dues and fines). And half from special levy.
31. 22a. Member`s spouse and children registered with the Association.
31. 22b. Amount $250.00 with half of the amount to be paid by the Association and half from special levy.
31. 23a. Member`s Biological Father.
31. 23b. Amount $200.00/half of the amount to be paid by the Association and half from special levy.
31. 24a. Member`s Biological Mother.
31. 24b. Amount $200.00/half of the amount to be paid by the Association and half from special levy.
31. 25a. Member`s spouse`s parent.
31. 25b. Amount $500.00/half of the amount from the Association and $500.00 by special from members for a total of $1000.00.
 

 
 
Section 3.                  Hospitalization:
31. 26  Members and the immediate family.
31. 27  Visitation
31. 28  Card/flowers.
 
 
Section 4.             Marriage:
31. 29 Member(s) only.
31. 30 Amount $200.00.
31. 31 Card.
 
 
Section 5.       Graduation: (Member`s Children).
31. 32 High School.
31. 33 Amount $100.00.
31. 34 Card/flower.
31.35  Members attendance at all activities is highly encouraged.
 
 
ARTICLE 32.           MANDATORY LEVY:
Mandatory levy shall be placed on all members from time to time based on the needs of the Association.
 
 
ARTICLE 33.            ASSOCIATION`S RIGHT:
Edo Association reserves the right(s) to take any legal action against any person or group of person that refuses to return the Association`s property/properties in his/her/their possession after all attempts have been exausted to resolve the issue amicably. 
 
 
ARTICLE 34.           AWARDS.
Plaque(s) award(s) and recognitions shall be extended to individuals or group as an incentive(s) based on merit as determined by an Adhoc Committee.
 

 
 
 
ARTICLE 35.              RECEPTION OF DIGNITARIES:
Members must be notified of any visiting DIGNITARIES to EDO ASSOCIATION. However if the time of the visit is before the next General Meeting, the sitting President:
35. 1 Must convey an excutive meeting.
35. 2 Decisions reached must be conveyed to the General Membership by the Publicity Secretary.
35. 3 Any objection(s) by any member must be directed to the President prior to the reception. 
 
 
 
ARTICLE 36    AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION: 
The Association may amend the CONSTITUTION from time to time as deemed necessary.
 
 
ARTICLE     37.
Aticle 37 of this constitution shall contain all appendixes.
 
 
Appendix 1
Edo Association/organizational chart.
 
 
Appendix 2.
(1) ETM/MAY 18 2002. (Edo Travel Policy).
 
 
Appendix 3.
(1) EAAAC/JANUARY 18, 2003. (Edo Association`s Assets Audit Committee`s report).
 
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix.
 
 
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