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Constitution of the NACRA

Constitution of the NACRA

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Constitution of the National Association of Contractors and Remodelers of America (NACRA)
(NACRA)
Founded 2012
TrusteeSpencer K. SmarttPhone: 214-664-3900E-Mail: spencer.smartt@gmail.com  Constitution of the National Association of Contractors and Remodelers of America (NACRA)
Founded on 29 October 2012 in Dallas, TexasARTICLE IName
The name of this Organization will be temporarily known as the;
National Association of Contractors and Remodelers of America
 Until such time as the membership has ratified this document.
ARTICLE IIPurpose
 
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The purpose of this Organization is to provide an opportunity for individuals, sub-contractors,independent contractors, General Contractors and others who are in or associated with theconstruction industry.*List reason for existence, goals of the Organization. Examples may include: Provide asense of community;1.
 
Support national and state legislation that enhances and benefits the membership of theorganization.2.
 
To provide support and assistance to the membership in any form deemed appropriate bythe membership.3.
 
Provide venues such as internet forums, blogs, newsletters and any other types of communications that will benefit the membership.4.
 
Provide in house lead generation services to the membership at no charge when andwhere such leads may become available.5.
 
Provide advice and education to the membership to help maintain the creditability of the
association in the eyes of the membership’s
customers and communities
ARTICLE IIIOrganizational Code of Conduct:
The NACRA, members, officers and executive board must, at all times, comply with allapplicable laws and regulations. The Association will not condone the activities of members whoachieve results through violation of the law or unethical business dealings. This includes anypayments for illegal acts, indirect contributions, rebates, and bribery. The Organization does notpermit any activity that fails to stand the closest possible public scrutiny. All business conductshould be well above the minimum standards required by law.Accordingly, Officers and executive board members must ensure that their actions cannot beinterpreted as being, in any way, in contravention of the laws and regulations governing the
Organization’s operations. Anyone uncertain about the application or interpretation of any legal
requirements should refer the matter to the executive board, who, if necessary, should seek appropriate legal advice.
Section 1: General Conduct
:The Association expects all members to conduct themselves in a businesslike manner. Officersas well as members must not engage in sexual harassment, or conduct themselves in a way thatcould be construed as such, for example, by using inappropriate language when communicationor posting inappropriate materials on any association site, forum or billboard.
Section 2: Conflicts of Interest:
The Association expects that all officers and members will perform their duties conscientiously,honestly, and in accordance with the best interests of the association. Officers or board membersmust not use their positions or the knowledge gained as a result of their positions for private orpersonal advantage. Regardless of the circumstances, if a member senses that a course of actionthey have pursued, or are presently pursuing, or are contemplating pursuing may involve them in
 
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a conflict of interest with the association, they should immediately communicate all the facts to aboard member.
Section 3: Outside Activities
:
All members share a serious responsibility for the association’s good public relations, especially
at the community level. Their readiness to help with religious, charitable, educational, and civicactivities brings credit to the Association and is encouraged.
Section 4: Gifts, Entertainment, and Favors:
Officers must not accept entertainment, gifts, or personal favors that could, in any way,influence, or appear to influence, business decisions in favor of any person or organization withwhom or with which the Organization has, or is likely to have, business dealings. Similarly,employees must not accept any other preferential treatment under these circumstances becausetheir positions with the Organization might be inclined to, or be perceived to, place them underobligation to return the preferential treatment.
Section 5: Kickbacks and Secret Commissions
:
Regarding the Association’s business activities, Members, officers and executive Board
members may not receive payment or compensation of any kind, except as authorized under theAssociations business policies. In particular, the Organization strictly prohibits the acceptance of kickbacks and secret commissions from suppliers or others. Any breach of this rule will result inimmediate termination.
Section 6: Organization Funds and Other Assets:
Members, Officers and Executive board members who have access to Organization funds in anyform must follow the prescribed procedures for recording, handling, and protecting money asdetailed in the
Association’s policies and procedures or other explanatory materials, or both. The
Association imposes strict standards to prevent fraud and dishonesty When an Officer or memberrequires spending Association funds or incurring any reimbursable personal expenses, that
individual must use good judgment on the Association’s behalf to ensure that good value is
received for every expenditure. Association funds and all other assets of the
Section 7: Organization Records and Communications
:Accu
rate and reliable records of many kinds are necessary to meet the Association’s legal andfinancial obligations and to manage the affairs. The Association’s books and records must reflect
in an accurate and timely manner all business transactions. The officer responsible foraccounting and recordkeepingmust fully disclose and record all assets, liabilities, or both, and must exercise diligence inenforcing these requirements.
Section 8: Prompt Communications:
In all matters relevant to suppliers, government authorities, the public and others in theAssociation, all members must make every effort to achieve complete, accurate, and timelycommunications - responding promptly and courteously to all proper requests for informationand to all complaints.

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