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Section 6: Use of Collective Membership Marks Toastmasters International is the owner of a number of collective membership marks, including the following: “TOASTMASTER”, “TOASTMASTERS”, “TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL”, and the “official emblem”.
Member clubs have the right to use these collective membership marks pursuant to restrictions and requirements set by the Board of Directors from time to time.
It is organized under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.
The specific and primary purpose of this corporation is to engage in charitable and educational activities within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the corresponding provisions of any future United States internal revenue law (the “Code”), by joining its member clubs to provide educational methods, programs, materials, and opportunities that enable the individual members of the clubs to learn and apply the principles and techniques of effective oral communications, leadership, and related subjects, in a manner which provides no pecuniary gain or profit for the individual members of the clubs.
This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, this corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on Except as permitted by law, no substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, nor shall this corporation participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section 3: Admission and Continuation of Member Clubs Any group desiring admission as a member club of Toastmasters International shall make written application on forms provided by World Headquarters.
Upon adoption by the group and filing with World Headquarters of a properly certified constitution for member clubs and upon fulfillment of all requirements established by the Board of Directors, a charter shall be signed by the International President and the Executive Director.
Neither termination nor suspension shall relieve the voting member of any accrued but unpaid obligations of such voting member to this corporation.
The amount of the new individual member fee and the charter fee, and all other policies for admission and continuation of member clubs may be established and modified from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Section 4: Termination and Suspension The provisions of this section shall govern termination and suspension of voting members of this corporation.
These marks can only be used by the member clubs to indicate membership in the clubs.
Member clubs shall not permit any individual member of a club or any other person or entity to use the collective membership marks without prior written approval from the Executive Director of Toastmasters International.
The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes, and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer, or member (if any) of this corporation, or to the benefit of any private person.