Article XII:I I Special Provisions

Section 1. Representing the Association

An Elected Official, Officer, Special Officer or employee of the Association (and also any member of the Association) shall not purport to testify as a representative of the Association in any court or administrative proceedings, except with the approval of the Board or except in response to a subpoena or court order requiring him or her to testify as a representative of the Association. No Officer or individual Board member may approve his or her own right to testify in the Association's behalf. This provision shall not apply if the Association is a party to any litigation and the attorney(s) representing the Association request that any such person give testimony on behalf of the Association.


Section 2. Board Approval of Contracts & Agreements

The Association may not enter into any contract or agreement that would obligate or require an expenditure of more than $25,000 without prior review and approval by the Board of Governors; nor may the Association enter into any contract or agreement that would encompass a period of time greater than one year (including renewals) without prior review and approval by the Board of Governors.


Section 3. Unusual Expenditures

All instances of unusual expenditures outside of the scope of the normal business transactions of the Association, and including any contracts or agreements, shall be submitted to the Board of Governors for review and approval.


Section 4. Preservation of 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

Elected Officials, Officers, Special Officers and key employees are prohibited from taking any action or doing any act that could jeopardize the Association's 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.


Section 5. Confidentiality

Elected Officials, Officers, Special Officers and key employees should maintain confidential those matters discussed in executive session or which, by their nature, shall and should remain confidential.


Section 6. Association Symbols

Reproduction of the Association's seal or logo shall be used for no purpose other than official stationery and official publications, except with the written authorization or approval of the Board of Governors. An ANA member may utilize the ANA membership logo next to his or her name only to indicate his or her status as an ANA member.


Section 7. Due Dates for Association Business

Whenever a due date for any action falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the due date for such action shall be extended to the next business day.


Section 8. ANA Publications

The official publications of the Association shall be its monthly journal, The Numismatist, and any associated, informational newsletters. As far as it is possible to do so, The Numismatist, together with the Association's official website, shall be the Association's official means of communication with its members. The Association retains the sole right to determine the form in which those publications shall be provided to members. Publications that are in print format and which require postal delivery are subject to additional fees and costs over and above the cost of electronic distribution. Association dues may provide for differing rates depending on the method in which a member elects to receive official publications.


Section 9. Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Association shall be from November 1 to October 31.