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Articles of Incorporation
Pursuant to the provisions of NJSA Title 15A, of the Statutes of the State of New Jersey, in the United States of America, the following articles of incorporation are hereby adopted.
- 1 ARTICLE I: NAME
- 2 ARTICLE II: ADDRESS
- 3 ARTICLE III: PURPOSE
- 4 ARTICLE IV: DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
- 5 ARTICLE V: POWERS
- 6 ARTICLE VI: INCOME DISTRIBUTION
- 7 ARTICLE VII: DURATION
- 8 ARTICLE VIII: ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
- 9 ARTICLE IX: NON-DISCRIMINATION CLAUSE
- 10 ARTICLE X: REGISTERED OFFICE
- 11 ARTICLE XI: INCORPORATOR
ARTICLE I: NAME
The Name of the Corporation is WikiChiro Foundation, inc., (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation").
ARTICLE II: ADDRESS
The street address of the initial principal office of the Corporation shall be 546 Broad Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 USA.
ARTICLE III: PURPOSE
The purpose of this corporation is to promote the understanding and use of Chiropractic care, and provide encyclopedic information for all aspects of the profession, as well as related professions in the World. In furtherance of its stated purpose, the Corporation is authorized to engage in and transact any and all lawful business within and without the State of new Jersey or the United States of America for which corporations not for profit may be incorporated under the provisions of Title 15A of the Statutes of New Jersey, as amended and supplemented.
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States of America, or the corresponding code of any future U.S. tax code.
No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, directors, 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 of the corporation, as permitted by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. 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, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that re not in furtherance of the purposes of this Corporation.
ARTICLE IV: DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
The initial directors and officers are set forth below. The succeeding officers and directors of the corporation shall be elected in accordance with terms and conditions set forth in the bylaws for the Corporation.
ARTICLE V: POWERS
The Corporation shall have all of the powers conferred upon corporations organized pursuant to the provisions of Title 15A of the NJSA of the State of New Jersey, United States of America, and as amended and supplemented.
ARTICLE VI: INCOME DISTRIBUTION
Notwithstanding any provision contained in these articles, the corporation shall have its income for each taxable year in accordance with all applicable law governing non-profit corporations so as not to subject the corporation to tax under section 4942 of the Internal revenue Code of the united States. In addition, the corporation shall not, during any period and to the extent it is a private foundation described in section 509 of the Internal revenue Code, (a) engage in any act of self-dealing; (b) retain any excess business holdings; (c) make any investments in a manner as to subject the corporation to tax under section 4945(d) of the Internal revenue Code; or (d) make any taxable expenditures as defined in section 4945(d) of the Internal revenue Code.
ARTICLE VII: DURATION
The corporation shall be perpetual. Upon the dissolution of this non-profit Corporation, assets shall be distributed by the officers of the Corporation in accordance with one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of the US Federal Tax Code.
ARTICLE VIII: ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
For all business purposes of the Corporation, and pursuant to applicable US Federal laws, electronic signatures shall be valid.
ARTICLE IX: NON-DISCRIMINATION CLAUSE
- . The organization will not restrict membership and/or activity by reason of age, citizenship, disability, gender, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam eras.
- . Notwithstanding these requirements, the organization may restrict membership based on an ability to perform the activities related to the organization’s purpose.
ARTICLE X: REGISTERED OFFICE
The street address of the initial registered office of the Corporation is 546 Broad Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 U.S.A., and the initial registered agent of the Corporation at that address is Stephen Press.
ARTICLE XI: INCORPORATOR
The name and address of the incorporator for the Corporation is Stephen Press, whose address is 546 Broad Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 USA
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned incorporator has executes these Articles of Incorporation on this 13th day of August, 2011.
_______Dr. Stephen J. Press________ Incorporator
(ATTRIBUTION: This form of the Articles is adapted from a set provided pro bono to another agency to which I belong, i.e., ISCA, and was prepared by Tiffany Ford, Esq., of the Wash, D.C., law firm of Foley Hoag.
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