Section One covers policy and operations. This
section states baldly that no Avenger is required to
reveal his or her identity or personal affairs to other
members of the team or to any government. It also spells
out privileges to which Avengers are entitled, such
as priority government clearance. In return, they can
be called upon to combat "cosmic, extraterrestrial,
extra-dimensional, occult, subterranean, or sub-oceanic
menaces, invasions, limited incursions, infestations,
and enchantments." It also lays down the law on
changes in membership, leadership, or organization.
All must be approved by a two-thirds vote.
Section Two covers membership conditions. New
members can be nominated by any active member; two-thirds
of the existing membership must approve the nominee
for admission. A candidate must be able to add some
skill or power to the group that is not already present,
and membership cannot be subject to discrimination based
on race, gender, nationality, creed, or origin. New
members are on probation for not less than 30 days.
Active full-time members are expected to show up for
all meetings, or have an excuse when they don't. They
must also answer all emergency calls, or activate their
designated Reserves if unable to respond. Active members
receive a weekly stipend of $1,000 for putting their
lives on the line. They also get free medical and life
insurance, plus living quarters if desired.
Reserve Avengers, or reservists, are part-time members
who make themselves available for special calls. A Reserve
is assigned to back up each active member. Reserve members
don't have nearly as many responsibilities as active
members, but they don't get all the fun stuff either,
such as access to the Avengers' files, use of the vehicles,
and free room and board at HQ. They do get a small stipend
of $100 a month just for being ready to go.
Inactive members are those who Have retired or formally
resigned from duty. Basically, they get to keep their
Identicards and can hang around if they want. That's
about it for inactive status, though.
Section Three covers the Avengers' meetings.
Avengers generally must meet once a week, not counting
emergency meetings. Of course, if everybody is on a
mission, the meeting is effectively canceled. Two-thirds
of the active members must be on hand to have a quorum
for voting at a meeting.
Section Four covers treatment of criminals.
Mainly, it says that Avengers must leave trial and punishment
of criminals up to the legal authorities. The Avengers
can hold a superpowered suspect when the local authorities
do not have adequate facilities.
Section Five covers relations with other superteams.
It simply states that Avengers will keep open relations
with Alpha Flight and Department H (Canada's national
heroes and their agency), the Fantastic Four, and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Section Six covers security. It says that the
U.S. government can make inspections and supervise installation
of security and data devices.
Section Seven covers disbanding. All active
members can jointly vote to disband. In this event,
all holdings revert to the Maria Stark Foundation, except
for equipment that could compromise a nation's security,
which will be remanded to said nation.