Academy Articles of Incorporation


THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS, INC.

ARTICLE I
Name
The name of the Corporation is "THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS, INC."

ARTICLE II
Registered Office and Registered Agent
The registered office and agent of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is Corporation Service Company, 900 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County.

ARTICLE III
Corporate Purpose and Powers
The purpose of the Corporation is to carry on all non-profit activities related to the maintenance of high standards of practice of the profession of orthotics and prosthetics and to engage in any lawful act or activity for which non-profit corporations may be organized under the General Corporation Law of Delaware.

ARTICLE IV
Conditions of Membership
The Corporation is not organized for profit and therefore does not have authority to issue capital stock. The conditions of membership in the Corporation shall be stated in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE V
Incorporators
The names and addresses of each of the incorporators are:

Marion Edwyn Harrison
1701 Pennsylvania, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Ernest Gene Reeves
1701 Pennsylvania, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Myron Solter
1701 Pennsylvania, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

The powers of the incorporators are to terminate upon the filing of the Certificate of Incorporation.

ARTICLE VI
Initial Board of Directors
The number of directors constituting the initial Board of Directors is five (5) and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial directors until the first annual meeting of the members of the corporation or until their successors are elected and qualify are:

H. Blair Hanger
126 East Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60611

Henry F. Gardner
33 Christmas Hill Road
Monsey, New York 10952

Ralph R. Snell
22 North Pauline Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

John E. Eschen
173 Oakland Avenue
East Chester, New York 10707

Hugh Panton
7580 Southwest 57th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33143

We, the undersigned, being each of the incorporators herein named, for the purpose of forming a corporation pursuant to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, do make this certificate, hereby declaring and certifying that the facts herein stated are true, and accordingly have hereunto set our hands and seals this 4th day of November, 1970.

/s/ Marion Edwyn Harrison
/s/ Ernest Gene Reeves
/s/ Myron Solter