Articles of Incorporation

NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HISTOTECHNOLOGY

We, the undersigned, do hereby associate ourselves to form a non-stock corporation under the provisions and subject to the requirements of law in such cases made and provided, as set forth in Chapter 2, Title 13.1 of the code of Virginia and to that end set forth the following:

ARTICLE I

The name of the corporation is to be National Society for Histotechnology, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Society".

ARTICLE II

The purposes for which the Society is organized are as follows:

A. To provide an interchange of ideas pertinent to histo-technology.

B. To advance professional growth, standards, knowledge and performance in histotechnology through continuing and formal educational programs.

C. To create mutual understanding and co-operation between the Society and other allied professions.

ARTICLE III

Section 1: MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATION

Membership in the Society shall be open to any person engaged in or interested in any aspect related to the profession of histotechnology.

Class 1. CHARTER MEMBERS

Any individuals who are accepted as members of this Society prior to October, 1974 shall be deemed Charter Members.

Class 2. ACTIVE MEMBERS

Any individuals who shall be actively engaged in or interested in histotechnology or any other allied profession.

Class 3. HONORARY MEMBERS

Any individuals deemed deserving of the honor by the Board of Directors of the Society.

Class 4. INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

Individuals residing outside the United States, Canada and U.S. possessions, who are gainfully employed and actively engaged in and/or interested in histotechnology or an allied health profession.

Class 5. SUSTAINING MEMBERS

Any individuals or groups who contribute to the Society in a capacity other than that of an active member. They shall be entitled to all privileges except the right to vote, hold office or serve on any committee.

Section 2:

Selection of members to the Society is to be made in accordance with Article III, Section 1, hereof and all applications for membership must be approved by the Directors of the Society.

Section 3:

Only that class of members designated as "Active Members" as defined in Section 1 of this Article shall have the right to vote provided that said member's dues payments are current. Honorary and Sustaining Members shall not have a voting right.

ARTICLE IV

The address of the initial registered office of 802 First & Merchants Bank Building, in the City of Lynchburg, Virginia, and the initial registered agent of the Society is Floyd C. Jennings, Jr., a resident of Virginia and a member of the Virginia State Bar, whose business address is 802 First & Merchants Bank Building, Lynchburg, Virginia.

ARTICLE V

The number of directors constituting the initial Board of Directors is three (3) and those to serve as initial directors are:

NAME ADDRESS
Ruth D. Elder Lynchburg, Virginia
Lee Luna Lanham, Maryland
Dominic L. Europa New York, New York