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Article I—Title
Article II—Purposes
Article III—Distribution of Assets
Article IV—Definitions

Article V—
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Article VI—Activity Requirements
Article VII—Officers

Article VIII—Duties of Officers

Article IX—
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Article X—Candidates and Voting

Article XI—
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Article XII—Laureate Titles


National Amateur Press Association
Constitution, Articles I, II, III & IV

Article I—Title

The name of this organization shall be the National Amateur Press Association.

Article II—Purposes

The objects of the Association shall be to bring together and encourage the activity of writers, artists, editors, printers and publishers and similar craftsmen for the purpose of broadening their knowledge and improving their abilities and for the production of amateur papers and/or journals at every opportunity for circulation periodically to the general membership. It shall be a non-profit organization, no officer or member of which shall derive financial benefit from his participation. It shall not as an organization engage in propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation or in any way participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, but membership shall not deprive any individual member from engaging in any such activities as an individual.

Article III—Distribution of Assets

In the event of the dissolution of the Association, its assets shall be disposed of to any similar non-profit organization or to the support and maintenance of collections of memorabilia of amateur journalism in any library or institution interested in gathering such material. The disposition shall be determined by majority vote of the members of the Association at the time of dissolution.

Article IV—Definitions

1. Amateur paper. A titled and dated and/or numbered paper, printed or otherwise duplicated, edited or published by one or more identified members of this Association in furtherance of the literary, typographic and design arts and the education and advancement of the members therein and without intent of financial profit.

2. Service Bureaus. The Mailing Bureau and the Manuscript Bureau.

    Last updated: 01/20/2001