The name of the association is the Oklahoma Correctional Association.
The Association is a not for profit corporation as defined in the Oklahoma Statutes. No part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any officer, employee or individual, and no officer, employee or individual of the Association shall receive or be entitled to receive any income of any kind there from, except for reasonable compensation for services rendered to or for the Association in effecting one or more of its purposes.
No officer or employee of the Association or private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of the Association’s property or assets in the event of liquidation or dissolution of the Association, whether voluntary or involuntary. In such event all of the remaining property and assets of the Association shall, after deducting all necessary expenses of liquidation or dissolution, as the case may be, be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), subject to an order of a judge of the State of Oklahoma.
The purposes of the Association are:
1. To promote acceptance of correctional work as a profession by joining personnel in all phases of correctional work in a statewide organization cooperating with other state, regional, and national correctional associations, and;
2. To strengthen the professional status of the correctional worker by improving techniques, raising standards, standardizing methods and compiling, correlating, and disseminating information about corrections.
The Association shall possess and may exercise all the powers and privileges granted by the laws of the State of Oklahoma together therewith any powers incidental thereto.
The property and affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers of the Association and the Delegate-At-Large.
Individuals and organizations shall be admitted to membership in the Association as provided in the Bylaws.
This Constitution may be amended by the election of the general membership as provided in the Bylaws.
The principal office of the Association shall be located at 3400 Martin Luther King Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111, and an additional address of the registered service agent for the Association shall be Post Office Box 54508, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154, USA.
AREA OF OPERATION
The area of operation in which the business of the Association is to be conducted is principally the State of Oklahoma.
The duration of the Association shall be perpetual.