Articles of Incorporation
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF
WICHITA, KANSAS CHAPTER, US TOO, INTL., INC.
We, the undersigned incorporators, hereby associate ourselves together to form and establish a charitable corporation NOT for profit under the laws of the state of Kansas.
FIRST: The name of the corporation is WICHITA, KANSAS CHAPTER, US TOO, INTL., INC.
SECOND: The duration of this corporation shall be perpetual.
THIRD: The location of its principal place of business in this state is 8201 East Harry, Number 1804, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 67207.
FOURTH: The location of its registered office in this state is 8201 East Harry, Number 1804, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 67207 .
FIFTH: The name and address of its resident agent in this state is (Name and address removed for privacy).
SIXTH: The corporation is organized as charitable, NOT for profit, and the objects and purposes to be transacted and carried on are:
1. To support, educate and assist prostate cancer survivors, their families and volunteers.
2. To provide a regular meeting place where membership is free, open to all, and volunteer prostate cancer survivors are available to support, educate and assist men with newly diagnosed or recurring prostate cancer, with related prostate maladies, their families, other supporters, and anyone interested in understanding the disease.
3. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, officer of the corporation, or any private shareholder or individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services to or for the corporation affecting one or more of its purposes), and no member, trustee, officer of the corporation, or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the dissolution of any of the corporate assets on dissolution of the corporation. 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 any candidate for public office.
4. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not conduct or carry on any activities not permitted to be conducted or carried on by an organization exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and its regulations as they now exist or as they may be hereafter amended, or by any organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of such code and regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.
5. Upon the dissolution of the corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 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 of competent jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is 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.
SEVENTH: In order to accomplish the purposes and to attain the objects for which this corporation is formed and for which the funds and property of this corporation shall be handled, administered, operated, and distributed as hereinabove set forth, the corporation, its officers, and trustees, shall possess and exercise all powers, authority, and privileges granted by and under the laws of the state of Kansas and including, but not by way of limitation, the following powers, authority and privileges:
1. To accept, acquire, receive, take, and hold by bequest, devise, grant, gift, purchase, exchange, lease, transfer by judicial order or decree, or otherwise for any of its objects and purposes, any property, both real and personal, of whatever kind, nature, or description and wherever situated.
2. To sell, exchange, convey, mortgage, lease, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any such property, both real and personal, as the objects and purposes of the corporation may require, subject to such limitations as may be prescribed by law.
3. To borrow money and, from time to time, to make, accept, endorse, execute, and issue bonds, debentures, promissory notes, bills of exchange, and other obligations of the corporation for moneys borrowed or in payment for property acquired or for any of the other purposes of the corporation, and to secure the payment of any such obligations by mortgage, pledge, deed, indenture, agreement, or other instrument of trust, or by other lien upon, assignment of, or agreement in regard to all or any part of the property, rights, or privileges of the corporation wherever situated, whether now owned or hereafter to be acquired.
4. To invest and reinvest its funds in such other securities or property as its board of directors shall deem advisable, subject to the limitations and conditions contained in any bequest, devise, grant, or gift, provided such limitations and conditions are not in conflict with the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and its regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.
5. In general, and subject to such limitations and conditions as are or may be prescribed by law, to exercise such other powers which now are or hereafter may be conferred by law upon a corporation organized for the purposes hereinabove set forth, or necessary or incidental to the powers so conferred, or conducive to the attainment of the purposes of the corporation, subject to the further limitation and condition that, notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, only such powers shall be exercised as are in furtherance of the tax exempt purposes of the corporation and as may be exercised by an organization exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and its regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended, and by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of such code and regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.
EIGHTH: This corporation shall not have authority to issue capital stock.
NINTH: The conditions of Membership shall be stated in the Bylaws.
TENTH: The amount of capital with which this corporation shall commence business is $1,000.00.
ELEVENTH: The directors of the corporation shall not be less in number than three (3).
TWELFTH: The names and addresses of each of the incorporators are:
(Four names with addresses removed for privacy)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto subscribed our names this _ 6th_ day of July, 2005.
(Name removed for privacy)
(Name removed for privacy)
(Name removed for privacy)
(Name removed for privacy)
STATE OF KANSAS )
SEDGWICK COUNTY )
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this _ 6th____day of July, 2005, before me, the undersigned Notary Public in and for the county and state aforesaid came ( four names removed for privacy), to me personally known to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument and as such duly acknowledged the execution of same as their free and voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein set forth.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal on the day and year last above written.
______ (Name removed for privacy) NOTARY PUBLIC
My Appointment Expires:
Following added by Secretary of State:
I hereby certify this to be a true and
Correct copy of the original on file
Certified this date July 7, 2005
Ron Thornburgh, Secretary of State