Constitution of the Druid Order of North America
The Druid Order of North America has changed to the Druid Alliance of North America. We are rewriting the changes to our documents at this time. Please check back for updates. ARTICLE I: NAME — LOGO — LOCATION:
1.1 The name of this order shall be: Druid Order of North America.
1.2 Druid Order of North America’s symbol shall be the Golden Triskelion or Triskele encased in a golden Celtic Knot Circle.
1.3 The address of the order shall be: C/o Druid Order of North America, 5 County Road 190 Corinth, Mississippi 38834 – or such other location as the organization may, from time to time, establish by resolution and place on file with the proper governmental offices.
ARTICLE II: AFFILIATION:
2.1 The order is not affiliated with any other governing religious body or Druid organizations. The organization will always strive to cooperate with others of like or different faith while maintaining its privilege of self-rule.
ARTICLE III: STATEMENT OF FAITH:
3.1 This order believes in the privilege of all to seek and follow that which is right in their own faith.
ARTICLE IV: DURATION:
4.1 The duration of this order shall be perpetual.
ARTICLE V: CORPORATE ISSUES:
5.1 This order is formed exclusively as a religious and/or spiritual organization and is not organized for the private gain of any person(s).
5.2 The purpose of this order shall be to unite the Druids of North America, seekers in fellowship for spiritual development, and for the expansion of knowledge and service to our fellows and members.
5.3 This order has a specific and primary purpose to foster the ability to educate and cultivate the spiritual teachings of Druidry and to facilitate communication between interfaith cooperation.
5.4 This order shall have the power to establish, modify, or dissolve schools and other affiliated religious orders, lodges, Groves, groups and congregations, clans, and tribes within the order.
5.5 This order shall have the power to authorize, bestow, convey, grant, issue or revoke certificates, charters, degrees, credentials, diplomas, franchises, licenses, memberships, or ordinations through the organization or any subsidiary created by this organization, including cemeteries.
5.6 This order shall have the power to publicize, publish, promote, celebrate, teach, research, and explore any and all material which may bear upon its beliefs, philosophies, theology, and religious history; ancient or modern.
5.7 Notwithstanding the above statements of purposes and powers, this order shall not engage in activities that, in themselves, are not a furtherance of the purposes set forth in this article.
ARTICLE VI: MEMBERSHIP:
6.1 Membership to this order shall be granted to all who apply, as long as they are eighteen (18) years of age or eleven (11) years of age with adult sponsorship, walk the path of Druidry, seek to walk to path of Druidry and seek greater knowledge. (See Amendments)
ARTICLE VII: OFFICERS:
7.1 The officers of this order, for administration purposes, shall be Grand Druid (Chairman), High Druid (Vice-Chairman), Scribe (Secretary) and Purse Warden (Treasurer).
ARTICLE VIII: ORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNING BODY:
8.1 The overall governing body for this order shall be a vested body known as the Sacred Oak Council and referred to as “the council” in this document. In any event where the law requires action(s) by “Trustees,” this council shall be known as “the Board of Trustees” and the members of it as Trustees. The council is also hereby referred to as the “executive committee” of the organization.
8.2 The council shall consist of up to eleven (11) sitting members, as specified in the bylaws, including the Grand Druid, who shall be an ex-officio member of the council. (See Amendments)
8.3 The council shall enact its own bylaws regarding its own operating procedures.
8.4 The council shall organize itself, including the election of council members/officers, in a manner specified in the bylaws.
ARTICLE IX: BUSINESS MEETINGS:
9.1 Regular business meetings shall be held at stated intervals, but not less than semiannually. The annual business meeting shall be held as near to the anniversary of the order's founding as feasible. At the annual meeting, written progress reports shall be submitted from the Grand Druid and by each subsidiary committee of the order.
ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS:
10.1 Amendments in harmony with this constitution and not in conflict with principles and practices of this order may be adopted by a two-thirds vote by the council. Each amendment proposal must be submitted in writing at the annual business meeting.
6.1 Membership to this order shall be granted to all who apply, as long as they are eighteen (18) years of age, walk the path of Druidry, seek to walk the path of Druidry, and seek greater knowledge.
8.2 The council shall consist of up to seven (7) sitting members and one (1) alternate, as specified in the bylaws, including the Grand Druid, who shall be an ex-officio member of the council.