The Hope Waddell Old Students’ Association – (HWOSA-National) is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Membership in the Association is open to all former students of Hope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria (the “Institution”), residing in Nigeria and other persons who share the common goals and objectives of the Association.
HWOSA – National has three membership categories, namely:
All former students of the Institution, in good standing, other than Patrons. General Members are entitled to vote on all issues and are eligible to serve as officers of the Association.
All former students of the Institution who wish to participate in the Association in a special capacity by, among others, providing greater financial support than General Members;
Anyone, other than a former student of the Institution, who has been nominated and approved by a majority vote of General Members to serve as a Patron.
Patrons have no voting rights and are not eligible to serve as officers of the Association. Patrons may, however, speak at meetings of Members and on motions.
Anyone, other than a General Member or a Patron, who wishes to be actively involved with and participate in the Association and to support it financially, and who shares and is willing to promote the common goals and purposes of the Association, including, but not limited to, past and present principals, teachers, and spouses and emancipated children of alumni. Honorary Members have no voting rights and are not eligible to serve as officers of the Association. Honorary Members may, however, speak at meetings of Members and on motions.