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California Crop Improvement Association
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California Crop Improvement Association

Membership in Association

Section 4. Membership in Association

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The following information is from Article II of the CCIA Bylaws. The complete Bylaws are available as a pdf document: CCIA Bylaws

Section 2.01 & 2.02 of bylaws.
The Association is organized with members, but without capital stock. Any producer or conditioner, as defined above in these Bylaws, who has produced or conditioned seed within the last four crop years, shall be eligible for voting membership on approval by the Board or its designee of a membership application and signing of a membership agreement and the payment of such fees and dues as the Board may fix from time to time, if any. Each voting member who is not a natural person shall designate in writing the individual who shall exercise the voting rights and be eligible to serve on the Board on behalf of the member. The designation shall be filed with the Secretary of the corporation and shall be maintained with the corporate records. Said designation may be changed by written notice to the Secretary of the corporation.

The Association may also admit Associate Members who shall be non-voting members of the corporation. Any person who is interested in the purposes of the Association shall be eligible for non-voting membership on approval by the Board or its designee of a membership application and the payment of such fees and dues as the Board may fix from time to time. Associate members shall not have any of the voting or other rights afforded voting members under the California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law. The Association may, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee and by a majority vote of the Board, admit as an honorary member any person who has been actively interested in seed improvement work and who has rendered outstanding service to the Association and to agriculture. Honorary members shall be non-voting members of the Association.

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Updated: December 2016

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