ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION North American Sarracenia Conservancy
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this corporation shall be North America Sarracenia Conservancy, located at 819 University St, Hastings NE 68901.
The North American Sarracenia Conservancy is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, more specifically it is to serve as a living record of the taxonomic, morphological and genetic diversity of the genus Sarracenia, and possibly other endangered carnivorous plants, for purposes of conservation, cultivation and, if possible, reintroduction into a natural habitat. In this way the corporation will benefit the public. To this end, the corporation shall at all times be operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes.
The initial registered office of the corporation shall be 819 University St, Hastings NE, 68901 and the originating agent shall be the President of the Corporation, Rosemarie T. Witt.
At all times shall the following operate as conditions restricting the operations and activities of the corporation:
1. The corporation shall not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise to its members. No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member of the corporation, except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation affecting one or more of its purposes. Such net earnings, if any, of this corporation shall be used to carry out the nonprofit corporate purposes set forth in Article II above.
2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including by publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.
3. 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©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended.
The duration of the corporate existence shall be perpetual.
MEMBERSHIP/BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The corporation shall have one or more classes of members, as provided in the corporation's bylaws. There shall be two classes of members: Corporate and
Individual. Membership may be granted to any individual or corporation that supports the mission and purposes of the organization. The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors, as defined in the corporation's bylaws. No Director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation.
The number of Directors constituting the first Board of Directors is nine, their names and addresses being as follows:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Rosemarie T. Witt
819 University St
Hastings, NE 68901
Vice- President - Suzanne Brantley Hedderly
1500 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227-4414
Secretary - Max Schaefer
90 Fair Oaks St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Treasurer - David A. Schloat
17 Nash Rd
North Salem, NY 10560
Head Grower - Dean Cook
Po Box 2594
Eugene, Or 97402
Head of Research - Richard A Myers
4563 S Jamestown Ave
Tulsa, OK 74135
Head of PR and Education - Noah Elhardt
659 San Andres Circle
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360
Head of Distribution – Jeremiah Harris
712 Columbia Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Head of Conservancy- Mark Todd
1295 Decator St
Holden Beach NC 28462
No (member) officer, or Director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the (members) officer, or Directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.
At the time of dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all debts, obligations, liabilities, costs and expenses of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation. In non case shall a disposition be made which would not qualify as a charitable contribution under Section 170©(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, in such manner as the Board of Directors shall determine.
The incorporator(s) of this corporation is/are:
The Board of Directors
Rose Witt, Suzann Hederly, Max Schaffer, David Schloat, Dean Cook, Mark Todd, Rick Meyers, Jeremiah Harris and, Noah Elhardt
The undersigned incorporator(s) certify(ies) that she/he/they execute(s) these articles for the purposes herein stated.
Signature & Date
Head of PR and Education___