The American Wagyu Association, Inc is designated as nonprofit, 501(c)(5) member-based organization. The Association is governed by a legally binding Constitution and a set of Regulations (Bylaws) to which it enacts such.
The Bylaws underpin the organizational guidelines of the AWA and is observed by the membership. The purpose of the Bylaws is to establish a “standard” that protects the Association, the integrity of the Breed and its Membership.
Under its obligation as a Not-For-Profit, the AWA is compelled to conduct an annual general meeting each and every year whereby operational and financial statements are reported to the membership. Such information is made public through the Association information portals.
- Download Bylaws (Amended and Restated Rev 10/05/2018 (PDF)
- Download Articles of Incorporation(Amended 2014) (PDF)
- Download Membership Handbook and Association Rules (Revised 10/31/19) (PDF)
- Download Board Governance and Conduct Policy (PDF)