BVA Charter Page 2
PRINCIPAL OFFICE; TERRITORIAL SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES; RESIDENT AGENT
(a) The principal office of the corporation
shall be located in Washington, District of Columbia, or in such
other place as may later be determined by the board of directors
but the activities of the corporation shall not be confined to
that place and may be conducted throughout the various Territories
and possessions of the United States.
(b) The corporation shall have in the District of
Columbia at all times a designated agent authorized to accept
service and process for the corporation; and notice to or service
upon such agent or mailed to the business address of such agent
shall be deemed as service to or notice on the corporation.
SEC.6. Any person who was enlisted, drafted, inducted,
or commissioned in the Armed Forces of the United States and who,
in the line of duty in such service, has sustained a substantial
impairment of sight or vision, as such is defined from time to
time by the bylaws of the corporation, shall be eligible for general
membership in the corporation. In addition to the general membership,
there shall be special classes of honorary and associate membership,
qualification or eligibility for which, and rights and obligations
of which, shall be as provided from time to time by the bylaws
of the corporation. All persons who are members of any class of
Blinded Veterans Association, Incorporated, on the effective date
of this Act shall be members of such class of the corporation.
GOVERNING BODY; COMPOSITION; TENURE
(a) The number of directors shall be not
less than three nor more than fifteen said directors shall be
divided into a specified number of classes, each class holding
office for a definite period of years, as shall be provided from
time to time by the bylaws of the corporation, except that the
directors of blinded Veterans Association, Incorporated, on the
effective date of this Act shall be the first directors of the
(b) Any director of the corporation may be removed
at any time for just and proper cause by a vote of a majority
of a quorum of directors present at a meeting called for that
(c) If a vacancy occurs in the office of director
of the corporation, a majority of a quorum of the remaining directors
present oat a meeting duly called for that purpose may elect a
director to fill such vacancy until the next annual meeting of
(d) A majority of the directors shall be present
at any meeting of directors in order to constitute a quorum and
the votes of a majority of the directors so present shall be necessary
for the transaction of any business.
(a) The corporation shall have such officers
as may be provided for in the bylaws.
(b) The officers shall have such powers consistent
with this charter, as may be determined by the bylaws.
(c) The officers of the corporation shall be elected
in such manner and have such terms and with such duties as may
be prescribed in the bylaws of the corporation.