2.1 The organization is being organized for educational,
scientific, charitable and cultural reasons.
2.3 To support Sikh Physicians, Dentists, Medical allied personnel, as well as other brilliant and deserving Sikh professionals pursuing their careers in those fields or any other fields in the state of Arizona.
2.4 To foster long-term associations and friendships among Sikh physicians, Dentists and Medical allied personnel and to promote medical and dental institutions and improve the delivery of services in the above fields in their homeland.
2.5 To arrange for periodic meeting of its members to exchange information, discuss policies, establish future courses of action, and from time to time consider amendments to the Constitution. The organization shall hold elections for the office bearers and consider other appropriate business at annual meeting.
2.6 The organization will make efforts to have educational programs during these annual meetings presented by the members of the organization or its guests.
2.7 The organization will help medical and dental graduates to establish practices in different parts of the country as well as help them to obtain adequate postgraduate training in the fields of their choices. The organization will also help medical allied personnel with career opportunities.
2.8 The organization will make every effort to advance Sikh culture.
The Association shall raise capital in the form of contributions
to the non-profit organization, and dues for different levels of membership.
Funds will also be raised by sponsoring events. The funds will be used
to further the purposes of the organization. No part of the earnings
of the organization shall be spent for the benefits of or be distributed
to the members or other private persons. Reimbursement of all proper
expenses incurred by any of the office holders or member of the organization
shall be available only with prior approval of the Executive Council
and subject to available funds, and only when such expenses were incurred
to the benefit of the organization. The organization shall not participate
in any activities not permitted to be carried on by organization exempt
from federal income tax under Section 501 (C)3 of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1954 or an organization contributions to which are deductible
under section 170 (C)2 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
B. Active associate members: Those who are in active residency of training programs with appropriate proof of training status.
C. Honorary members: This category of membership will be restricted to medical and dental students, retired physicians and dentists. They will not have a right to vote or hold an office.
D. Auxiliary Members: Spouses of members. They shall be non-voting members.
E. Guest Members: Non-medical personnel who want to promote
the purpose of the
4.2 General Body
4.3 Elections and Voting
4.6 Term of Office
5.2 President - Elect
6.1 A controlling board shall be appointed to direct
the work of the organization and it shall be called the Executive Council.
All powers of the association shall be vested in the Executive Council,
which shall be subordinate only to the Constitution. Members of the
Executive Council shall consist of: President, President-Elect, Executive-Secretary-Treasurer,
6.2 Meeting of the Executive Council
Rules of Order
The rules of parliamentary procedures, as specified in Robbert Rules of Order, shall govern the Executive Council and general body meeting of the organization.
Financial Powers of the Executive Council
The financial powers of the Executive Council shall be such that the Executive Secretary-Treasurer shall be obligated to carry out their will with regard to the collection and disbursement of all funds. A financial report shall be rendered at the annual meeting to all of the members of the organization.
Amendments to the Constitution
The Constitution can be amended at any annual or special meeting of the general body to which proper notice has been given, for the meeting as well as for the proposed amendments. The amendment shall be adopted by at least two-thirds of the vote cast by the members of the general body by absentee ballot or physical presence.
Dissolution of the Organization
To dissolve the organization, a resolution in writing asking for such a dissolution shall be adopted by the Executive Council. The Executive Council shall then call a special meeting of the general body for the purpose of consideration and action upon such a resolution. At such a meeting, members presenting a majority of the members present will adopt a resolution. The executive Council shall take the necessary steps to wind up the affairs of the organization in accordance with the statutory requirements existing at the date such an action is taken. Upon dissolution of the organization, the Executive Council shall have to pay or make provisions for payment of all liabilities of the organization and dispose of all assets of the association exclusively for the purposes of the organization in such a manner or to such an organization or organization organized and created exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, and scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as a tax exempt organization or organizations under Section 501 (C)3 of the Internal Revenue laws as the Executive Council shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed shall be disposed by court of common say of the county in which the principal office of the association is then located, exclusively for such purposes or such organizations as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
This constitution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by two-thirds of the voting members of the general body of the organization. There upon, any previous existing constitution is superseded.