BREEDERS AND FANCIERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Article 1. Name
The name of the organization shall
be The Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association, Inc.
Article 2. Affiliation
This Association shall be
Article 3. Location
This Association shall serve the
interests of owners, fanciers and breeders of the Maine Coon cat
Association shall through social, recreational and hobby activities,
including all meetings and cat shows, join individuals in sharing and
furthering their hobby and interest toward the Maine Coon Cat,
A. Promoting the Maine Coon
B. Protecting the Maine
Coon Cat from obliteration of any of its naturally evolved features.
C. Encouraging selective
breeding toward the standard.
encouraging closer harmony and the exchange of information among
breeders and owners of Maine Coon Cats.
Article 5. Dissolution
This Association shall be a
non-profit organization; no part of the net proceeds of which may inure
to any individual or profit- making organization. In the event of
dissolution of the Association for any reason, all of its assets after
payment of its just obligations, shall be: distributed by the Executive
Council for one or more feline health charities meeting the exempt
purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (cx3) of the Internal Revenue
Article 6. Membership
Persons interested in the purposes
of this Association are eligible for membership as set forth in the
Article 7. Trustees and
Trustees and officers shall be
elected as set forth in the By-Laws. Trustees and Executive Council
Officers must be Breeder Division Members other than Provisional Breeder
Article 8. Meetings
Meetings shall be held as set
forth in the By-Laws.
Article 9. Amendments
This Constitution may be amended
by a two-thirds majority vote of Breeder member ballots received by the
Recording Secretary. Suggested amendments shall be sent to the President
with the signatures of at least seven Breeder Member catteries. The
ballots for the proposed amendment will be sent out with the minutes of
the next meeting. Members shall be given not less than four weeks to
return the ballot. The actual vote count will be announced in the
minutes of the next meeting. Unless otherwise stated in the specific
amendment, said amendment shall take effect on the date of the meeting
at which the results of the voting are announced.