• CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

    SIMPLICITY AND ALLIS - CHALMERS GARDEN TRACTOR CLUB


    PREAMBLE 

    WE, the Members of the Simplicity and Allis- Chalmers Garden Tractor Club, for the purposes of establishing a formal and perpetual structure, provide for the orderly transaction of club business; ensure economic self-sufficiency and stability, and to clarify its status to all third parties and agencies, do hereby establish and enact this Constitution and By-Laws to govern the organization. 

    Article I Name and Situs

    The name of this organization shall be the Simplicity and Allis- Chalmers Garden Tractor Club. The primary operational situs of said organization shall be at such designated place on the World Wide Web as may be assigned. The legal situs of said organization shall be that location of the operation of the offices and place of business of SimpleTractors (TM), which provides hosting services for the Club, until and unless otherwise specified in these bylaws.

    NOTE: Club now legally sited in Wisconsin under Ch. 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes. See Articles of Incorporation at Amendment 3, attached.

    Article II Purpose

    A. The purpose of this club shall be:

    To promote and assist in providing education and resource information regarding the preservation, use, and enjoyment of lawn and garden implements manufactured by or bearing the name of the Simplicity and Allis- Chalmers corporations, and all related equipment, implements, and machinery; share technical information and expertise, and to provide an interactive social and recreational forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, assistance, and enthusiasm regarding the hobbies and special interests as to these and related products.

    As stated by its membership, we believe that these items of machinery represent a significant part of the popular history of the twentieth century relating to the development of simple, yet efficient machinery used by a significant part of our population. The mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of these items reflect the basic philosophy and work ethic of an era prior to corporate globalization and significant public regulation. The engineering, manufacturing and marketing of this machinery reflects a workmanship and pride that needs to be remembered and preserved at every opportunity in an age of disposability and “big-box” retailing. The quality and longevity of these machines are examples of a living history of the ingenuity, skill and pride of the American worker. We therefore enthusiastically promote the collection, restoration, maintenance, and varied uses of these machines for the pleasure and benefit of our members and the public. 

    We also believe that today’s technology has created a unique opportunity to share our similar views and explore our differences in ways barely contemplated at the time of the manufacturing of these machines. This technology has created a “ virtual clubhouse” without geographical barriers to unite us in our similar interest and learn from each other. We embrace this technology as complementing and assisting us in pursuing our interest. 

    As enthusiasts of these machines we come from diversified backgrounds, and share varying interests, vocations and beliefs that are worthwhile and represent the best of a diversified culture. This diversity, coupled with a common interest and appreciation for these machines, provides a rich basis for the sharing of ideas and knowledge, social interaction, and debate, that benefits each one of us individually far beyond the commonality of this unique interest. We believe that the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opinions, and enthusiasm provides both assistance and education to each other and provides a rewarding and enjoyable social and recreational environment We, as a club, however, promote no particular political or social viewpoint, candidate, or policy, but embrace the concept of each individual’s basic right freedom of thought and speech; coupled with the duty to exercise that right with responsibility and respect. We do, however, collectively share this one simple philosophy: “Keep it Simple... Keep it Going... And Keep It!”

    B. Objectives of this club shall be:

    • · to govern its activities so as to remain a non- profit, educational, social and recreational resource (as stated herein, below) open to anyone interested in the above stated subject and purpose.
    • · to promote the preservation, collection and use of these garden implements and machinery; the improvement of the quality , quantity, and efficiency of dissemination of information regarding same; and to assist in the restoration, repair, and utilization of the above referenced and related types of machinery.
    • · to further the effective coordination of effort and teamwork between the members in contemplation of the above stated purposes, including but not limited to social recreational, and technical interaction, in person or by electronic means; by providing forums and opportunities for communication, commerce and exchange , socializing, and resource networking.
    • · to assist in the development of a unique historical, technical, and educational resource available to its members and the general public regarding said machinery; to preserve and disseminate such historical data and information for public and private uses; and to promote the benefits of this special interest and hobby, both to the members and to the public.


    C. Said organization is organized exclusively for non-profit purposes, including, for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, related state codes, or corresponding section of any future federal or state tax code.

    No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the direct benefit of or to be distributable for pecuniary gain to its members or officers, except that the organization shall be authorized or empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, to make reimbursements, and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision in this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future tax code. Upon the dissolution of the organization the net remaining assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding sections of any future tax code, or distributed, (pursuant to said code requirements) to the federal, or a state or local government for public purposes.

    Article III Membership

    Membership shall be open to interested individuals age thirteen years or older holding a valid e-mail address, and who assent and adhere to the terms and rules for membership stated herein. Every membership must include the individual’s actual name and address. No individual shall register or hold more than one membership; register under or via a fictitious name, or hold more than one user-name. Corporations, businesses and organizations may hold membership only through an individual’s name as a contact person but may utilize the company or business name and identify itself as such. Only one individual may register as representing a corporate or business type membership; however more than one individual from said organization may be a member in an individual capacity.

    Each member shall be afforded the all the same privileges, access and benefits, and shall be subject to all the same duties; there shall be no preferred membership classification. The club may categorize, for informational purposes only, the “status” of a member in a discretionary way based upon web site participation, type of interest, type of business, or other such demographic category. The club is a non-governmental, voluntary, special interest association. 

    The club shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin gender, disability or age (other than the age requirement herein stated) or in any manner prohibited by law. Nothing herein, however, shall grant any right of automatic membership or imply that membership in this organization, shall rise from a privilege to the level of any actionable right.

    Article IV Member’s Benefits and Duties

    It shall be the privilege of a member of the club to be afforded access to the club website and property resources, attend activities, and be granted all benefits as so provided to the membership from time to time. The Executive Committee may from time to time modify the benefits and privileges provided. No benefit, either express or implied shall be construed rise to the level of an actionable right of receipt of same on the part of any member. 

    It shall be the voluntary duty of the Members to participate, attend meetings and assist the club and other members in good faith as desired, and to exercise his or her right to comment, discuss, and vote on club matters. It shall be the further mandatory duty of the member to follow the rules of conduct as set forth by the club.

    The Club shall enact a code of rules of conduct to which each member, as a condition of acceptance and/or continued membership shall abide by. A knowing violation of said rules may be cause for termination of membership pursuant to these terms and procedures herein. Said rules shall be displayed on the club’s web site and agreement and adherence to same as stated herein, and as amended, shall be a prerequisite for admission as a member. Said rules shall include a requirement of fair dealing, mutual respect, sharing, honesty, trust and public decency. Said rules may be amended, supplemented, and revised from time to time as provided in the these by-laws; but shall adhere to the fundamental principle that the underlying duty of each club member is to treat others the same way that they would expect to be treated.

    Each member, by agreeing to the conditions of membership herein further agrees to the following terms: 

    A) As a voluntary, open association of individuals, each member recognizes that such a code is enacted for the protection and benefit of the individual member, and is designed primarily as a self- policing enactment. Therefore, the club as an entity, its sponsors, and/or its officers and web personnel acting in their representative capacity, shall hereby be deemed to be immune to and absolved from any liability for infractions by its individual members, or intra- member disputes regarding same. Members are fully and individually responsible all materials and /or files supplied by them, and the club as an entity, its sponsors, and/or its officers and web personnel acting in their representative capacity, shall assume no responsibility for the accuracy or usability of any information or content so supplied. Members shall so acknowledge and agree as a condition of membership that the use of, or reliance upon any such information shall be at the members sole risk.

    B) Further, the club as an entity, and/or its officers and web personnel acting in their representative capacity, shall be empowered and authorized, and may so police , edit, and/or delete postings, photos or web content that violates club rules; may suspend a member’s website-related privileges; and /or terminate a member from the club for just cause. “Just cause” shall include the following items listed below; and those other infractions as may be amended, supplemented, and revised from time to time as provided in the these by-laws: 

    1. Items advertised for sale represented fraudulently or untruthfully, and / or "deals" fraudulently or untruthfully made, or with no intent to be consummated as agreed to by either or both parties involved. 
    2. Dishonest dealings 
    3. Use of or posting of any language, photos or web content, or use of private messages that is deemed flaming or abusive or any language that is vulgar, harassing, hateful, threatening, sexually graphic or violates any law. 
    4. A member concealing and/or failing to disclose their true identity, or not holding or keeping a valid e-mail address. 
    5. Actions, postings, or use of club information so as to invade another’s privacy, including but not limited to the use of member information for the purpose of dissemination of “spam” or any other content as prohibited in item number three, above; and / or the violation of the club’s privacy statement and conditions as posted on the club website.
    6. The posting of any copyrighted or patented material without express permission of the holder, or the member does not own. This includes the dissemination without permission of any such copyrighted material or content owned by the club and/or the webmaster(s) or the owners of the Simple Tractors (TM) website. 
    7. The representation to third parties or the acting on behalf of the club as an entity, without the express authorization of the club. 
    8. Conduct detrimental to the operation or continuation of the club, including but not limited to “hacking”, or the use of the club’s name reputation and goodwill to assist in the commission of any state or federal crime.

    C)  The involuntary termination of a membership shall be by a vote of the Executive Committee and said vote shall be final and binding unless the terminated member appeals said decision to the general membership within five days by posting said appeal in the club business forum. The posting of said appeal shall constitute a waiver of any privilege of privacy surrounding the facts and circumstances of said member’s conduct and investigation and Executive Committee decision The appealing member and the Executive Committee members may each make no more than five posts in the club business forum outlining the respective facts and positions regarding the matter, and all discussion shall be limited to no more than fifty posts. A vote of the general membership shall be taken by on-line ballot. The ballot shall commence no later than five days from the date of posting of the appeal, and balloting shall remain open for a five day period. The ballot language shall be composed as follows: “Should the decision of the Executive Committee regarding (user name) be overridden?” A vote of no less than two-thirds of the majority of those members voting shall be necessary to override the decision of the Executive Committee. Subsequent to the vote the forum topic shall be locked, but may be archived in the club records. A member so terminated shall not be eligible to re-apply for membership without approval of the Executive Committee. 

    Article V Officers

    The officers of this club shall be a “President”, a “Vice-president”, a “Secretary”, a “Treasurer”, a “Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator”, and “Assistant Forum Administrators or Moderators”. These individuals shall also comprise the Executive Committee of the Club.

    Duties of Officers: 
    Generally, all officers shall perform all duties, express and implied, pertaining to that particular office, and also such other duties as may be assigned to such office by the membership. Each officer shall be considered a fiduciary of the club, as that term is defined as a “relationship of trust”. The officers therefore have the authority, acting foremost in the club’s best interest, to act in behalf of or bind the club.

    A. President - The President shall preside at all meetings, and shall exercise, subject to the control of the members and/ or executive committee, a general supervision over the affairs of the club. The President shall communicate the decisions and recommendations of the executive committee to the membership. 

    B. Vice-president - The Vice-president acts as President in the absence of the former and shall preside as such. Should a vacancy occur in the office of the President, the Vice-president shall assume the office of the President until an election is held at the next regular meeting of the organization.

    Should both the President and Vice-president be unavailable, the Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator shall preside.

    C. Secretary - It shall be the duty of the Secretary to record the minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee or General Membership; send or cause to be sent the notices of all such meetings and/or agenda, attend to correspondence and maintain proper records thereof as may be required. 

    D. Treasurer -. The Treasurer shall be the fiscal officer of the organization and shall be responsible for the funds of the club which may come into his/her hands; and shall do with the same that as may be ordered by the executive committee and /or membership. The Treasurer shall keep accurate records of receipts, accounts payable, and disbursements, and shall submit at regular intervals to the membership a statement of the financial condition of the club.

    E. The Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator shall act as the Executive Director of the Club with the primary duty of administering the day-to-day operations of the club’s virtual forum, and acting as technical liaison, general moderator, and “virtual policeman” therefore: The Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator shall have the unilateral authority [without vote of the Executive Committee or Membership (subject to a member’s right of appeal stated herein)] to edit, delete or otherwise regulate the content and use of the site; and may from time to time appoint such Assistant Forum Administrators/Moderators as may be necessary to accomplish the operation, maintenance, and care of said forum.

    F. The Assistant Forum Administrators/Moderators shall serve at the pleasure and direction of the Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator, and have the general duty of the day-to-day moderating and policing of the individual forums or sub-sites of the club; and shall have the authority of regulating and caring for said forum as directed by the Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator. The Assistant Forum Administrators / Moderators shall be non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

    The Executive Committee comprised of the foregoing officers shall be charged with the duties of providing the fiscal and business management of the Club, and said Executive Committee shall be authorized by the majority vote of said Committee Members to expend funds, accept, reject, or terminate a membership, discipline or restrict access of a member, enter into agreements, and otherwise act to bind the club and carry out all necessary acts in furtherance of their general duties. Unless otherwise specified in these By-Laws a majority vote of the Executive Committee shall control the question and so bind. 

    However, the following acts shall be deemed to be beyond the power of the Executive Committee and shall be taken only subject to the general vote of the membership:

    A) Termination of membership of, or involuntary removal from office of, a member of the Executive Committee;

    B) Dissolution of the Club and/or voluntary relocation of the club website; 

    C) Changing the requirements or conditions of Membership; 

    D) Any act, the validity thereof, requiring the amending of said By-Laws; 

    E) Any involuntary assessment of dues and/or contributions, in cash or in kind; 

    F) Any change of legal status of the Club, i.e. incorporation, consolidation, name change, or merger. 

    Said Committee shall meet at least semi-annually, or more frequently at the discretion of the Officers, for the purpose of transacting any necessary business, and shall meet in special session within seven days upon the call from any Officer. The minutes of all said meetings, shall be available to the General Membership and published on the Club’s website. The minutes of a meeting called for the purpose of a discipline or termination action regarding a member, or that portion of the minutes of a multi-topic meeting dealing with the aforesaid subject, (which as affecting a privacy right of said member) shall remain private, unless said affected member (or either party in a member vs. member dispute) shall appeal the Committee decision to the General Membership. 

    Nothing in this Article shall so limit the Executive Committee, in its discretion, from calling a question or vote to the general membership, in lieu of the exercise of its powers and duties herein. 

    Article VI Terms and Election of Officers

    The President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall each serve for a term of two years, commencing on commencing March 1, 2003. The Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator shall serve a five year term commencing March 1, 2003. 

    The selection of said officers shall be by open nomination through the club’s web site. The Executive Committee may select a recommended nominee for one or more positions to begin the process; however any club member in good standing may nominate either him/herself or another club member to run for election. Nominations shall be limited to a maximum of the first five names received per office. The nomination period shall commence on the first day of February prior to the beginning date of that office’s respective term and shall remain open until the maximum number of nominations have been made for that office, or for seven calendar days, whichever occurs first. From the close of nominations, there shall be a period of open discussion. Voting shall commence on February fifteenth and continue for approximately ten calendar days, specifically ending at midnight EST on February twenty sixth. All notices to be given shall be through the club website; however the Executive Committee and/or Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator may also choose to individually e-mail the membership. 

    Should an office, other than that of the President, be vacated for any reason during the course of a term, the President may appoint a member in good standing to assume the office for the remainder of the term. Should the office of President be vacated for any reason during the course of a term, the order of succession to assume this office for the remainder of the term shall be as follows: Vice President, Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator, Secretary, Treasurer,. 

    Article VII Meetings, Events, and Activities 

    The Executive Committee shall meet at such place, on-line or in person, as the officers shall so determine. At least one General membership meeting shall be held in January of each year via the club’s website; which meeting shall serve as a planning meeting. In-person general meetings may also be held as a part of a club activity or event. Meetings will be governed by these by-laws and if necessary and applicable, by Roberts Rules of Order.

    Article VIII Committees

    The President shall appoint such committees as he/she considers necessary at any time with recommendations made by the Executive Committee or, as directed by the majority of the members present. In addition to the appointments authorized above, the Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator, is authorized to appoint at any time an ad hoc committee regarding the technological aspects of the club’s website.

    Article IX Voting and Quorum

    A vote of the Executive Committee, when required, may be taken in such manner and procedure as the Committee so determines.

    A vote of the general Membership upon a given matter shall be taken when these bylaws so require; or at the discretion of the Executive Committee in lieu of their determination or decision.. 

    Each member of the Club shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted. No member shall vote or act by proxy.

    Due to the nature of the club’s membership and participation there shall be no requirement of an official membership quorum, and a simple majority of those members voting shall determine the question at hand. 

    However, any of the following acts shall require an affirmative vote of no less than two-thirds of the members voting: 

    A) Termination of membership of, or involuntary removal from office of, a member of the Executive Committee; 

    B) Overriding the Vote by the Executive Committee regarding the involuntary termination of a membership; 

    C) Dissolution of the Club and/or voluntary relocation of the club website; 

    D) Any change of legal status of the Club, i.e. incorporation, consolidation, name change, or merger. 

    All General Membership votes shall be taken on-line using specific information technology software or procedures that allow the cast of only one vote per valid membership; and provides for open voting for a period of not less than seven days. The Clubhouse Custodian and Forum Administrator shall establish appropriate procedures, guidelines and safeguards to effectuate this provision.

    Article X Ratification of By-Laws and Prior Acts

    After presentation to the membership, these By-Laws shall be adopted and ratified by a vote of a majority of those members so voting. The adoption of these By-Laws shall further automatically constitute the ratification by the membership of all prior acts and authority of the club and its officials; and its current officers and representatives shall remain in, and exercise the authority and duties of their present positions until the completion of the elections as set forth herein.


    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the above Constitution and By-Laws were duly adopted by the membership on the 5th day of February, 2003 by a vote of the members.  Results were as follows:  (336 votes counted) Yes (84.8 %) 285 votes No (15.2 %) 51 votes

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    Amendment #1

    Resolution 7 of 2003 – Club Membership 

    Whereas the Club is in need of financial support in order to proceed with the Club’s mission and, 

    Whereas the Club needs to clearly define dues paying members from others and,

    Whereas the Club does not desire to jeopardize the current and growing website traffic and,

    Whereas the Club website has current software and programming limitations.

    Therefore, be it resolved that the general membership of the club be polled on the following:

    1) On or about November 15, 2003 every current member will receive an email inviting them to become a dues paying member of the Club.

    2) Dues shall be ten dollars ($10.00) per year or any part thereof commencing January 1, 2004.

    3) Effective January 1, 2004 there will be three (3) categories of those entering the Club website as follows:

    A) “Member” – Those who have registered, and whose real name and address have been confirmed, and have paid Club dues, and who will have full access to the Club website.

    B) “Registered User” - Those who have registered but have not paid dues and who will have limited access to the Club website as determined administratively by Kent.

    C) “Visitor” – Those who have not registered and cannot participate in any way but can view certain portions of the website as determined administratively by Kent. 

    Results: (386 votes) 
    Yes (84.2 %) 325 votes 
    No (15.8 %) 61 votes 

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    Amendment #2 

    Article XI (added) Membership Dues

    Annual membership dues will be established effective January 1, 2004. 

    Formal membership in the club will commence on the day dues payment is received by the Club Treasurer. Membership will continue for one year (365 days) from that date. A dues renewal notice will be sent to the member one (1) month in advance of said member's anniversary date, with a one (1) month grace period past the anniversary date. This gives the member a two (2) month window in which to pay dues. If, after this two (2) month window and dues are not paid, the member's membership status will be dropped and will have to re-register in order to gain access to the site. The Club Treasurer will send the member a Dues Reminder Notice ten (10) days before the date that the member is to be dropped from the membership rolls.

    New members will register and upon receipt by the Club Treasurer of the required membership fee, the Club Treasurer will advise the Forum Administrator to activate that member's new status. The Club Treasurer will also advise the Forum Administrator of non-payment of dues so the Forum Administrator can de-activate a membership. This is to be in effect until such time as the Club Treasurer though programming changes has the ability to activate/de-activate memberships themselves. At that time it will be the responsibility of the Club Treasure to activate/de-activate members for payment/non-payment of Club Dues. 

    Dues will be non-refundable. Annual membership dues will be initially set at $10 per 12-month period. Subsequently, the Executive Committee will recommend to the membership the amount of dues to be set for the following year no later than November 1st of each year. 

    Any change in the amount of Membership Dues must be approved by a simple majority of the voting members who cast a vote. Prior to the formal voting period, the Club Membership will be allowed at least 15-day period to discuss the proposed change using the Club Business forum. 

    If the Executive Committee sees no need to change the amount of dues, they will inform the Club Membership no later than November 15th that the existing rates will remain in effect for the following year.

    The Club Treasurer will provide financial reports to the Club Membership once a quarter that reflect the dues received for the preceding quarter and the year-to-date, in addition to the club expenses paid for the preceding quarter and the year-to-date.  

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    Will you:

    1) Approve the establishment of membership dues at $10 per 12-month period, effective January 1st, 2004, and,

    2) Approve the proposed Article XI to the Club By-Laws to reflect how dues will be administered?

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    Results: (296 votes counted)

    Yes (88.2 %) 261 votes 
    No (11.8 %) 35 votes 

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    Amendment #3

    Official Vote : Approval of Articles of Incorporation and Necesary changes to the By-Laws regarding the Articles of Incorporation

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    Whereas , the Club needs to incorporate to achieve Non-Profit Status

    Whereas, The Club Membership must approve any change in Legal Status of the Club in accordance to Article V of the Club By-Laws

    Whereas, Such legal change such as Incorporation will require the Club By-Laws to be ammended to reflect the Wisconsin address where the club will be incorporated as a non-profit organization

    Whereas, the Club Membership must also approve Changes to the Club By-Laws in accordance with article V of the Club By-Laws


    Presented Below for approval by the membership are the Articles of Incorporation 

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    Articles of incorporation

    Executed by the undersigned, a citizen of the United States, for the purpose of forming a Wisconsin Non-Stock Corporation under Ch. 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes, repealed and recreated by 1997 Wisconsin Act 79, do hereby certify:

    First: The name of the Corporation shall be: The Simplicity and Allis Chalmers Garden Tractor Club Incorporated

    Second: The Corporation is organized under Ch. 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

    Third: The name of the initial registered agent is: ************

    Fourth: The address of the initial registered agent is:
    **********************
    ***********************

    Fifth: The mailing address of the initial principal office is:
    The Simplicity and Allis Chalmers Tractor Club
    ***********************
    **********************

    Sixth: The Corporation will have members.

    Seventh: Said corporation is an internet based club organized on the world wide web, who’s membership is dedicated exclusively to promote and assist in providing education and resource information regarding the preservation, use, and enjoyment of lawn and garden tractors and implements manufactured by or bearing the name of the Simplicity and Allis-Chalmers corporations, and all related equipment, implements, and machinery; share technical information and expertise, and to provide an interactive social and recreational forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and enthusiasm regarding the hobbies and special interests as to these and related products. In purpose, this club intends to qualify for, and maintain tax exempt status under section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code governing tax exempt recreational clubs.

    Eighth: The club will be sustained thru the assessment of club dues, donations and fund raisers. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article 7 hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. 

    Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court to Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

    Ninth: Name and address of incorporator:
    **************
    ***************
    ***************

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    Results: (510 votes)

    Yes ....I approve the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws Changes (95.9 %) 489 votes 

    No.... I do not Approve (4.1 %) 21 votes

    Note: 

    Names and addresses in the articles of Incorporation have been withheld from public view by non-members in this forum.