(a) The persons signing the Certificate of Incorporation as incorporated, shall be the first members of the Corporation. The eligibility and qualification for membership and the manner of admission into membership shall be prescribed and duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation or by such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
(b) Termination of membership shall be at the death, resignation or non-payment of dues.
(c) General Membership of this organization shall be open to all persons who attended Princeville Grade School, Tarboro Colored High School, WA Pattillo High School, and Pattillo Elementary School. Associate Membership of the organization shall be open to all persons who attended Tarboro High School and other schools within the Tarboro/Edgecombe County system.
(d) Admissions of members shall be made on the basis of application submitted to the National Membership Committee and/or payment of dues.
(e) Membership shall begin as of the date dues are paid. All Membership dues and levels shall be set or changed at the Annual National Meeting in July according to recommendations by the Board of Directors and approval by the majority of the membership present. These dues may be adjusted from time to time by the Board of Directors. The failure to pay dues in a timely fashion will cause immediate expulsion as provided in subsection (b). Membership cards may be issued to all National members.
(f) Voting Rights: All National members shall have voting rights at any National meeting requiring a vote.
(g) Associate membership: Associate membership will be extended to any person who is interested in the well being of the organization and its purpose. Associate membership dues shall be $20.00 and may be adjusted from time to time by the Board of Directors. Associate members shall have voting rights for the election of National Officers only and will be ineligible to be elected to hold office on the Board of Directors or the Executive Board.