1) The Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association, Inc. (NS-AUA) was incorporated in Missouri in 1958 and has been granted tax-exempt status by IRS - as a Section 501(c)(6) entity, as a professional association or "business league." While this type of entity is not required to pay taxes on its net income, it is not a "charitable" entity and therefore contributions are not tax deductible. This makes little difference to members, who can claim dues as business deductions. Likewise, grants from industry can normally qualify as a business expense. The Section's member dues, annual meeting registration, exhibits and other activities at the annual meeting are housed under teh Section.
Northeastern Section Bylaws - Approved 2015
2) The Northeastern Section Foundation was incorporated in Illinios in 2002 and has been granted tax-exempt status by IRS - as a Section 501(c)(3) entity, as a charitable/educational corporation. As such, donor contributions made to the Foundation are tax deductible. Research Scholar grants, CME and resident activities are managed under the Foundation.
The Northeastern Section Foundation Bylaws - Approved 2010
Issues that precipitate revisions to the NS-AUA's Bylaws may be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors (BOD) and the Bylaws Committee by individual members, the leadership of the Section, or through written correspondence with various NS-AUA committees. Any discussion among the Bylaws Committee requiring review and proposed revisions to the Bylaws is forwarded in a written report to the BOD for review before or at its Spring interim meetings. Proposed changes are then redirected for reaffirmation by the Bylaws Committee, and proposed amendments are promulgated to the entire NS-AUA membership at least thirty (30) days in advance of the Annual Business Meeting at the Annual Meeting.
Members are encouraged to visit this web page throughout the Association year to obtain the latest information and current proposed amendments regarding NS-AUA’s Bylaws.
The NS-AUA Headquarters Office is the Office of Permanent Record for Bylaws documents and can be reached by email@example.com.