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B. ARTICLE 1: OFFICE
1. Principal The principle office of the Association shall be located at an address in the State of California to be established by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time.
C. ARTICLE 2: MEMBERSHIP
1. Classes of Membership: The Board of Trustees may, by resolution, establish classes of voting, non-voting, Life and Affiliate membership, determine the eligibility requirements and the rights and obligations of each class of membership.
(a) Voting Member: ITAA voting membership is available in six (6) categories. (1) Regular Members, (2 and 3) competency-based membership for Certified Members, and Teaching Members, (4) Student Members, (5) Retired Members, and (6) Life Members. Life Membership may be granted from time to time by the Board of Trustees to individuals of long standing in the Association who meet the criteria as laid down in the Guidelines.
(b) Non-voting Member: ITAA non-voting membership is available in a supporting category as an Associate member.
(c) Affiliate Association: ITAA Affiliate Association membership is available to members of approved, regional, national, or multi-national Associations of transactional analysis. The individual members of the affiliate Associations shall have voting and non-voting status according to their membership level.
2. Termination of Membership: A member may resign from membership at any time, but such resignation will not relieve the member from his/her obligation to pay for dues, assessments, charges or fees arising under these Bylaws or under a contract, accrued through the date of the effective date of resignation, or for other benefits or services actually rendered to the member by the Association.
Membership is terminated by resignation, death, non-renewal, or for cause as prescribed under these Bylaws.
3. Expulsion & Suspension: The Board of Trustees or any properly authorized committee of the Board, shall have the exclusive right to initiate the process to suspend, for a period of up to 12 months, or expel a member from the Association, and only on grounds stated in C4 below. A member shall be given at least thirty (30) days prior written notice of any proposed expulsion or suspension, and the specific reasons therefore, and the same notice shall be delivered to all Trustees entitled to vote, at the same time. The member may appeal the decision of the Board and shall be heard, orally or in writing, by each of the Trustees entitled to vote at least five (5) days prior to the effective date of the proposed suspension or expulsion. All proceedings of this nature will be handled on a confidential basis in the manner as specified in the ITAA Procedure for Ethics Complaints, as may be amended from time to time.
4. Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion: A member may be suspended or expelled from the Association for the following reasons, but only in accordance with the procedure described in Section C3 above of these Bylaws
(a) The member's uncured failure to comply with any applicable requirement or obligation imposed on members in these Bylaws or any duly adopted resolution of the Association or its Board of Trustees, or any governing rule of the Association or express agreement made between the member and the Association, of which failure the member has been given notice and a reasonable opportunity to correct.
(b) The member's serious breach of the professional rules of conduct adhered to and adopted by the Association, as set forth in the ITAA Statement of Ethics, dated March 1993, as amended and the ITAA Professional Practice Guidelines, October 1993, as may be amended from time to time.
(c) The members acts of moral turpitude, conviction of a felony, breach of fiduciary duty or other conduct which results in prejudice to the interests of the Association, as determined in good faith by the Board of Trustees after diligent examination of the relevant facts and circumstances.