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Bylaws (abbreviated version)


                                         ARTICLES 1.   DEFINITIONS

Unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning thereof, the terms used herein, shall have the meaning specified in the article.
SECTION 1      ARTICLES
The term "articles" shall mean the articles of incorporation of the Iranian-American Professional Society of Oregon.
SECTION 2      SOCIETY
The term "society" shall mean and refer to the Iranian-American Professional Society of Oregon.
SECTION 3     BOARD
The term "board" shall mean the board of directors of the society.
SECTION 4     BYLAWS
The term "bylaws" shall mean the bylaws of the society which are or shall be adopted by the board.
SECTION 5     CHAIR
The term "chair" shall mean the chairperson of the board.

                                            ARTICLE 2.    OFFICES

SECTION 1    PRINCIPAL OFFICE
ThepPrincipal office of the society for the transaction of its business is located in Portland metropolitan area, as defined by Multnomah, Clacakamas, and Washington counties in the State of Oregon.

SECTION 2     CHANGE OF ADDRESS

The board of directors may change the principal office from one location to another within the named counties by noting the changed address and effective date below, and such changes of address shall not be deemed an amendment of these bylaws:

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SECTION 3     OTHER OFFICES

The corporation may also have offices at such other places, within the State of Oregon, where it is qualified to do business, as its business requires and as the board of directors may, from time to time, designate.

                                        ARTICLE 3.    PURPOSE

This society is a non-political, non-racial, with no religious preferences.

This corporation is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation organized under the non-profit mutual benefit corporation law. The purpose of this corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under such law. The primary objectives of this corpoiration shall be:
  1)     IMPROVEMENT
          Providing the members a forum and the opportunity to congregate to exchange ideas, and to
          improve and enhance their scientific and technical knowledge base through informantional
          presentations.
   2)    INTRODUCTION
          Introduction and promotion of Iranian culture