This organization shall be known as the North American Saxophone Alliance, hereinafter also referred to as the "Alliance," or "N. A. S. A.", incorporated under the laws of the State of North Carolina as a nonprofit organization in 1988.
The official headquarters of the North American Saxophone Alliance shall be in the United States. The registered office is School of Music, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. The official address may be changed from time to time by the Executive Committee.
The aims and purposes of North American Saxophone Alliance shall be:
(1) To foster the firm establishment of the saxophone as a medium of serious musical expression, encouraging its use in a wide variety of musical settings, including chamber music, jazz, commercial music, symphonic music, ensembles of saxophones, and its use as a solo instrument.
(2) To foster the establishment of a substantial body of music that includes saxophone.
Section 1: The Alliance shall have the powers necessary and proper to the achievement of the aforementioned purposes for which the Alliance is established.
Section 2: Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the Alliance shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
Section 1: Membership in the Alliance shall be open to any individual upon payment of annual dues. For purposes of membership expiration and renewal, the fiscal year is divided into two halves. Annual memberships are started and/or renewed in accordance with the half in which dues are received for deposit by the Treasurer. Multi-year memberships may be purchased with a discount as determined by the executive committee.