Constitution

Article 2
Membership

Section 1 – Military Membership. Any person who has ever been regularly assigned for military duty to an organic or attached unit of the 35th Division, or any unit which is under
the training supervision or operational control of the 35th Division at any time, whether in an active, reserve, or National Guard status, shall be entitled to membership in the 35th Division Association, provided that such individual has received an honorable discharge for such service or is still serving honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States. Membership is subject to the payment of Life or Annual Dues. Members in this category have all rights and privileges of the Association, and may serve as officers and members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2 - Associate Members. Associate members include those in the categories listed below. Associate members have the same rights and responsibilities as military members, including membership on the Executive Committee, but, may not serve as President or Vice-President. Associate membership is subject to payment of Life or Annual Dues.

    Widows & Widowers. Widows and widowers of members or persons who at one time were members or eligible for membership shall be eligible to be Associate
    Members.

    Family Members. Sons, daughters, and other relatives and family members, natural or adopted, of those eligible for membership shall be eligible to be Associate
    Members.

    Friendship Association Members. Members of 35th Division Friendship Associations, including international friendship associations, such as those in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, shall be eligible to be Associate Members.

Section 4 – Dues. The amount of Annual and Life Member dues shall be subject to approval by the Executive Committee.

Section 5 – Fiscal, Membership, & Program Years. The Fiscal Year of the 35th Division Association shall be from 1 July to 30 June. This will also be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting year and the Audit year. The Membership Year shall run from 1 January to 31 December. The Program Year shall be the annual term of office for elected Executive Committee members and officers and shall be from the Annual Conference to the Annual Conference of the 35th Division Association.

Section 6 – Communications. The 35th Division Association shall promote communications among Association members and those serving with the 35th Division through (1) publication of the “Santa Fe Express Divisionnaire,” (2) maintenance of an active and current 35th Division Association website, (3) conduct of an Annual Conference, and (4) periodic press releases and news articles. The number of annual issues of the “Santa Fe Express Divisionnaire” shall be set at the Annual Conference for the following year.

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