Articles of Association

Article I — Name

The name and title of this Corporation is "The Catholic Health Association of the United States" (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Association").

Article II — Location of Principal Office

The location and principal office of the Corporation shall be in the City or County of St. Louis, State of Missouri, but it may have branch offices at any other place or places, and any of said branch offices may be changed, moved, or discontinued at any time, and from time to time.

Article III — Purposes

The purposes of the Association shall be:

To assist its members through education, facilitation, and advocacy, to advance the mission of the Catholic Church through the ministry of providing optimal health services and programs to the people and communities they serve;

To effectuate the Association's statements regarding belief, mission, desired future, program directions, and policies as they may be defined from time to time by the Board of Trustees; and

To promote and conduct all other activities and purposes as are not inconsistent with applicable federal and state laws, the Articles of Association, and the Bylaws of the Association.

Article IV — Control and Management

The powers and duties of the Corporation shall be vested in and exercised by a Board of Trustees as provided for in the Bylaws of the Corporation.

Article V — Members

The members of this Corporation shall be the members of the Board of Trustees during the term for which they are elected or appointed, and such other members as may be admitted from time to time in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation.

Article VI — Uses Denied

This Corporation shall have no capital stock and shall not be used for pecuniary gain or profit for its members or any other persons.

Article VII — Duration

This Corporation shall have perpetual succession, and its corporate existence shall be perpetual.

Article VIII — Bylaws

This Corporation may adopt Bylaws, rules, and regulations for the governance of this Corporation, and may alter, amend, and abrogate the same, provided, however, that said Bylaws, rules, and regulations shall be in conformity with the laws of the State of Missouri and not inconsistent with the provisions of these Articles of Association, or any amendment thereto.

Article IX — Dissolution

In the event of dissolution or liquidation of this Corporation, the assets remaining after payment of all just debts and costs shall be paid to a corporation or corporations, exempt from income tax under the Internal Revenue Code, to be used and expended in the furtherance of the purposes of this Corporation, as set out in the Articles of Association, as nearly as possible.

Article X — Amendment

These Articles of Association may be amended at any properly constituted meeting of the Corporation, regular or special, provided any such amendment receives the approval of two thirds (2/3) of the members present and entitled to vote thereat.