About Us.... Central Dakota Safety Association is a membership driven organization of professionals who have responsibilities or an interest in providing a safe environment for coworkers, customers, and visitors. Members of the association are from both the public and private sector which fosters a great opportunity to address the growing concerns for OSHA and other regulatory compliance.


The mission of the association is to provide an open forum for the networking of our members to proactively discuss safety, loss control and risk management issues. The knowledge gained through our membership meetings can be a valuable tool for members to take back to their work place to share and enhance their safety programs.


Our objectives are clear:


• To promote the investigation, research and interchange of ideas covering the broad functions of safety management
• Enhance the professional development of the members
• Connecting health, safety and environmental concerns across a network of other like minded organizations
• Help decrease cost related to workplace injuries and/or illnesses




Section 1.            The name of this organization shall be the "Central Dakota Safety Association" (hereafter CDSA) and its principal office shall be located in Bismarck, North Dakota. The association has chosen to market itself as “CenDak Safety”, and this is the name that appears on our website. The corporation may have such other offices, within the State of North Dakota, as the Board of Directors may designate or as the business of the corporation may require from time to time.


Section 2.            The mission of the CDSA shall be to provide a forum for the networking of members to proactively discuss safety, loss control, and risk management issues.


Section 1.            Membership in the CDSA shall be open to any individual, organization, or business entity that actively supports the mission of the CDSA. Each member shall have the right to cast one vote at all membership meetings.


Section 2.            The Board of Directors shall determine the amount of membership dues.


Section 3.            If an individual representing a paid organization leaves said organization during the membership term, the payee retains the right to replace that individual with a new general member. The existing member will also be allowed to remain within the organization through the end of the calendar year without further compensation to the CDSA


SecSection 1.            The Board of Directors shall direct the business of the CDSA. The Board of Directors shall be elected from individuals within the general membership and shall consist of six members; three of the directors shall be elected each year at the annual membership meeting and shall serve a term of two years. All members of the Board of Directors are to be volunteers and will serve without compensation. Voting rights are conferred to board members only when their membership is in good standing.


Section 2.            Quorum for all CDSA meetings shall consist of three members of the Board of Directors.


Section 3.            The officers of the CDSA shall be elected from and by the Board of Directors to serve a term of one year and shall include:  

a) President

b) Vice President

c) Secretary/Treasurer


Section 4.            The President shall be the presiding officer of the CDSA and shall exercise supervision over all of its affairs. The President shall preside at all meetings, with the right to vote only in the case of a tie. In addition, it is the function of the president to assess and delegate tasks to board members that are in line with areas of expertise, including but not limited to:


  • -- Arranging meeting presenters or topics, locations and meals. 

  • -- Sending out meeting notices to CDSA members and potential members prior to each CDSA event. 

  • Arranging for the Organization to be provided an invoice from the vendor the day of the event.

  • -- Maintaining a current membership log, list of contact information and dues paying status for CDSA members.

  • -- Mailing annual renewal letters and will follow up with non-renewing members as reported by the Secretary/Treasurer.

  • -- Maintaining the CDSA web site and promotional materials.  organize involvement in public events which will promote membership of the CDSA


Section 5.            The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President, be vested with all the powers of President, including the right to vote only in the case of a tie.


Section 6.            The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining proper records of the CDSA meetings as well as all corporate documents. The Secretary/Treasurer is also responsible for timely payment of all CDSA expenses and issuing monthly financial reports. The Secretary/Treasurer shall maintain accurate financial records for the Organization. The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for pickup at the local post office The Secretary shall in the absence of the President and Vice President, be vested with all the powers of the President, including the right to vote only in the case of a tie.
Section 7             Any officer may be removed whenever determined by the Board of Directors to be in the best interests of the CDSA. A two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors IS necessary.


Section 8             A vacancy in the Board of Directors, as well as a vacancy in any office of the CDSA, may be filled by the remaining members of the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.


Section 9.            The Board of Directors may from time to time call special meetings, establish special program committees, and appoint chairpersons as necessary..


Section 1.            The Board of Directors shall have supervision over all the financial business of the CDSA.


Section 2.            The fiscal year of the CDSA shall be from January 1 to December 31.


Section 3.            The approval of the Secretary/Treasurer is required for all invoices and reimbursement requests. Individual expenses of $500 or more, or $500 in combined expenses for a single event, should also have the signed approval of the President.


Section 4.            Financial record keeping shall be conducted through Quicken at the expense of the Organization and maintained by the Secretary/Treasurer


Section 5.            A financial report to the Board of Directors including a itemized breakdown of cash receipts, expenditures, and copies of bank statements should be produced at any time at the request of a board member.


Section 6.            A Financial audit shall be conducted periodically by an appointee of the President.  Current board members are excluded from conducting the audit.

resident of the association.  Current board members are excluded from serving on the committee of two.


Section 1.            Any remaining assets of the CDSA shall be distributed to a foundation, fund, or other organization that mostly supports the mission of the CDSA.


Section 1.            These bylaws may be amended at any CDSA meeting. A majority vote of the Board of Directors is necessary.  

Board of Directors


Lori Kraus - KLJ

Vice President

Christie Fletcher - Sanford Occ Med

Ken GreyCloud

Keith Schmaltz - Northwest Contracting