ARTICLE I. Name
The name of this association is “California Part-time Faculty Association,” (CPFA) (hereinafter called the Association).
ARTICLE II. Membership
Section 1. Membership in the Association shall be open to anyone with an interest in furthering the role community colleges play in the social fabric of the State of California.
Section 2. Membership in the Association shall be conferred upon anyone from whom the Association has received a signed and completed Association Membership Application and payment of dues.
ARTICLE III. Association Dues
Annual dues as described in the Association By-laws (hereinafter called the By-laws) shall be assessed of each member of the Association.
ARTICLE IV. Executive Council
Section 1. The authority to govern the Association is vested in an Executive Council (hereinafter called the Council) composed of the eight (8) Directors and five (5) Regional Representatives. The Council has the authority to determine policy, direct operations, and carry out actions in the name of the Association.
Section 2. The Council is empowered to create all by-laws and rules necessary for the operation of the Association. All changes in the By-laws require an affirmative vote by two-thirds of the Council Members.
Section 3. The Council shall convene one Regular Meeting of the Council each year, to be held in conjunction with a Plenary Meeting of the Association membership. In addition to the one Regular Meeting, the Council may convene Special and/or Emergency meetings from time to time as specified in the By-laws.
Section 4. The Association may compensate Members of the Council for Association work and incurred expenses as described in the By-laws.
ARTICLE V. Directors and Representatives
Section 1. Council Members will be elected in accordance with the By-laws. A Member of the Association may hold only one Council position at any one time. Council Members shall be members of the Association in good standing.
Section 2. Directors of the Association shall consist of a Council Chair, a Legislative Analyst, a Director of Public Relations and Communications, a Director of Administration, a Director of Finance, a Director of Publications, a Director of Membership, and a Director of Social Media.
Section 3. Regional Representatives to the Executive Council shall consist of a Northern California Representative, a Bay Area Representative, a Central California Representative, a Greater Los Angeles Representative and a Southern California Representative.
Section 4. The general responsibilities and duties of the Council will be divided among all Council Members as determined by the Council itself and consistent with the By-laws.
Section 5. Notwithstanding any other section of Article V, elected council members may confirm additional non-elected members to the council in accordance with provisions as specified in the By-laws.
ARTICLE VI. Regional Assemblies
(repealed December 8, 2001)
ARTICLE VII. Plenary Meetings
The Council will call a Plenary Meeting of the Association, either in conjunction with the election of officers or at other times it deems appropriate. A Special Plenary Meeting of the Association may be called by written request signed by no less than twenty-five (25) Members in good standing. The Council shall convene such a membership called Meeting within 45 days of receiving such written request.
ARTICLE VIII. Constitutional Changes
Constitutional changes may be proposed by any member of the Association and, with support by either two-thirds of the Council or by no less than twenty-five (25) Members in good standing, such proposals shall be placed on a ballot for ratification in the next General Election, or at a Plenary Meeting of the Association. Ratification of a constitutional change requires a two-thirds vote of those Members voting.
ARTICLE IX. Organizational Purpose
The Association is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code or any future tax code.
ARTICLE X. Activities not Permitted
Notwithstanding any other provision of the articles, the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provision of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an association, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provision of any future federal tax code.
ARTICLE XI. Dissolution
Upon 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. Any such assets not so disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the association is thus located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.