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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION of the Regional Committee of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous

Section I
The Name of the Corporation is Regional Committee 0f Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous.

Section II
A. This corporation is a nonprofit PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION and is not organized for the private gain or any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for:
     Public Purposes
     Charitable Purposes
     Public and Charitable Purposes

Section III
A. The specific purpose of this corporation is for Public and Charitable purposes.
The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for process for service is:
     Name: Jay F
     Address:
     City: Rocklin, State: California Zip: 95677

Section IV
A. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.
B. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consists of carrying on
propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Section V
The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of net income or assets of the corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution of winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.

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By-Laws of the Regional Committee of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous - Amended October 28, 2006

ARTICLE I

A. NAME

The name of the organization shall be the Regional Committee of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous, hereinafter also referred to "The Committee."

B. PURPOSE

1. The purpose of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous is to carry the message of experience, strength and hope to codependents who still suffer by facilitating the flow of CoDA information in both directions: from individual members through their local meetings and community committees to other regional and state entities and CoDA World Fellowship, as well as from any and all of these back to each individual member.

2. To fulfill this mission, Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous, will strive to create and utilize every available communication channel, including but not limited to: members and Regional Reps who attend our meetings; Delegates to CoDA World Fellowship and other state and regional CoDA committees; the exchange of newsletters, minutes and other mailings; and annual conferences with assemblies, workshops and meetings.

ARTICLE II

OFFICERS

Officers shall consist of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, First Delegate, Second Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Recording Secretary, Correspondence Secretary, Outreach Chairperson, Hospitals and Institutions Chairperson, & Historian. These officers do not govern; they are elected only to facilitate the mission of "The Committee."

A. ELIGIBILITY

1. Any member of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous is eligible to hold office providing they have one year in "CoDA" program, a working knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and are attending "CoDA" meetings on a regular basis.

2. Those holding the offices of Chairperson, Delegate, Recording Secretary or Treasurer shall have at least one year of active service at the Regional or Community level. It is recommended that all officers meet this requirement.

B. ELECTIONS

1. Elections will be held at the Annual Assembly. (usually held at the summer NorCal CoDA business meeting)

2. Nominations may be submitted by "The Committee" and from the floor of the Assembly.

3. The Chairperson, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, First Delegate, and H&I Chairperson are to be elected on even numbered years. The Vice-Chairperson, Correspondence Secretary, Second Delegate, Alternate Delegate, and Historian are to be elected on odd-numbered years.

C. GENERAL DUTIES

1. CHAIRPERSON: Prepares the agenda for Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings and Annual Assemblies, presides over same, and serves as member-at-large of all standing and ad hoc committees. It is recommended that the CHAIRPERSON served previously as VICE CHAIR.

2. VICE CHAIRPERSON: Presides over Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous Assemblies in the absence of the Chairperson, and when requested by the Chair. Serves as member-at-large of all standing and ad hoc committees. In absence of both Chair and Vice Chair, Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings and Annual Assemblies shall be presided over in the order that officers are listed in this Article.

3. TREASURER: Responsible for the receipt, disbursement and proper accounting of all funds for which "The Committee" has jurisdiction, including but not limited to: Assembly, Regional Convention, Committee sponsored functions and normal operations. Maintains proper and accurate records of all receipts and disbursements; prepares and presents a written report of the status of the Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous account, not less than quarterly, and whenever additionally requested by the committee. Shall ensure that funds are only disbursed for items either approved herein, by "The Committee" as a whole or by previous action of "The Committee" or "Assembly."

4. FIRST AND SECOND DELEGATE: Voting Entity Representative to the CoDA World Fellowship Service Conference level of Co-Dependents Anonymous as described by the group conscience of the Regional Assembly and "The Committee." It is recommended that the DELEGATE served previously as ALTERNATE DELEGATE.

5. ALTERNATE DELEGATE: Serves in the absence of either DELEGATE.

6. RECORDING SECRETARY: Records and transcribes minutes of all business meetings, and submits coherent copy to CORRESPONDING SECRETARY and CHAIRPERSON within 21 days of a meeting of "The Committee."

7. CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARY: Distributes minutes of meetings and other information to: Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous officers and sub-committee chairpersons, each "CoDA" member attending the most recent committee meeting, all Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous Community Committees, and others as directed by "The Committee."

8. OUTREACH CHAIRPERSON: Chairs the committee responsible for outreach to other recovery organizations and professions making them aware of CoDA’s presence in Northern California, providing guidelines and assistance to Community Committees to aid them in implementing the CoDA World Fellowship Outreach Duties outlined in the CoDA Service Manual in their local area.

8. HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS CHAIRPERSON: Chairs the committee responsible for providing guidelines and assistance to Community Committees to aid them in implementing the CoDA World Fellowship H&I guidelines outlined in the H&I Service Manual in their local area.

9. HISTORIAN: Maintains an historical record including: the minutes of every Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting and Assembly, Treasurer's reports, subcommittee reports, mailings and other appropriate materials. Accumulates photos, information, memorabilia, etc. relating to the Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous, including events, people, conventions, assemblies, workshops, etc.

D. TERMS

1. Terms shall be for two years. A year shall be considered as the time elapsed between meetings of the Annual Assembly of the NorCal CoDA Assembly.

2. Terms shall commence at the end of the business session in which elections were held.

3. Persons filling a vacant office for one year or less may be considered for a subsequent full 2-year term at the completion of the incomplete term.

4. No position shall be filled by one person for more than two full terms plus any partial appointed term.

5. After two years in a non-executive capacity, full eligibility for holding office will be reinstated. No person shall be considered for an elected office if they are not eligible to complete the term.

E. VACANCIES OF OFFICE

1. Vacancies of less than one year (therefore to expire at the next Assembly) may be filled:

a. Temporarily by appointment of the Chairperson of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous, subject to ratification at the next meeting of "The Committee."

b. By election of "The Committee" should the Chair choose not to make an appointment, or should "The Committee" not ratify an appointment by the Chair. If the unexpired term is for more than one year, it may be temporarily filled as above, but an election must be held at the next Assembly to fill the vacancy and complete the unexpired portion of the term.

F.   REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

1. Any officer can be removed from office by a majority vote of the Assembly or when two-thirds of the Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous members present voting either at a quarterly meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose, provided that in any of the above cases, the officer subject to removal and all members of "The Committee" have been informed at least 30 days in advance.

2. Failure to attend two consecutive scheduled meetings of Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous without prior notification and/or without reasonable cause shall be sufficient grounds for immediate removal from office of any officer, or any position elected or appointed by Northern California Co-Dependents Anonymous or the Assembly. Such removal requires a simple majority of "The Committee" members present.



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