*Section C-3.8. Independent Affiliate Organizations.
The Board of Trustees may admit to affiliated status those independently constituted and operated organizations whose purposes and intentions it finds to be in sympathy with the principles of the Association, and may terminate such status upon finding that the organization no longer meets the foregoing qualifications or is not in compliance with the rules relating to such organizations. The status granted is that of independent affiliate. The Board of Trustees shall adopt rules governing the requirements for admission to and retention of affiliated status. The requirements shall include financial support of the Association by payment of an annual contribution. The Association shall neither exercise control over nor assume responsibility for the programs, activities, or finances of any independent affiliate.