Bylaws are the rules that direct the board of directors in their work to oversee the corporation.
Read the PMA Bylaws
The PMA is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Florida, USA.
What is a not-for-profit?
A not-for-profit organization is formed for the purpose of serving a public benefit, not for the pursuit of profits for owners or investors. Non-profits are not privately owned; they are governed by a board of directors who serve as unpaid volunteers. The board determines the organization's mission, which is implemented by a salaried administrative staff. In the event the organization realizes a profit, that profit is reinvested back into the organization to support programs, develop the organization and promote its mission. Profits are not paid to an owner.
What is a 501(c)(3) organization?
A 501(c)(3) organization is a public service entity that qualifies for tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donors to a 501(c)(3) can claim tax deductions based on their contributions to the organization. (Members who derive an income from teaching Pilates may deduct membership and certification fees as business expenses.)
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
The PMA's Board of Directors meeting minutes can be found below.