EAA Chapter 1489, Inc. Articles of Incorporation, November 14, 2016

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

OF

EAA CHAPTER 1489, INC.


The undersigned, acting as the incorporator of EAA CHAPTER 1489, INC. (“Corporation”), does hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation pursuant to the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act, Chapter 617, Florida Statutes:


ARTICLE I

NAME OF CORPORATION, MAILING, ADDRESS

AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICE


The name of this Corporation shall be EAA CHAPTER 1489, INC. The initial mailing address of the Corporation is 3352 SW 52nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513, and its initial principal office shall be located at 3352 SW 52nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513.


ARTICLE II

REGISTERED OFFCE AND AGENT


The street address of the initial registered office of this Corporation shall be 3322 SW 52nd Ave, Bushnell, Florida 33513 and the name of the initial registered agent for the Corporation shall be Susan M. Vartanian.


ARTICLE III

PURPOSES


Section 1. The general purposes for which this Corporation is organized are exclusively charitable, educational and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.


Section 2. The specific and primary purpose for which this Corporation is formed is for the support of educational, scientific and charitable endeavors, with a focus on: (a) promoting and encouraging the educational and scientific aspects of amateur built aircraft and general aviation; (b) promoting general aviation safety and safety in the design, construction and operation of aircraft through educational and other services or programs in cooperation with governmental agencies and private organizations; (c) promoting and fostering research for the improvement and better understanding of aviation and the science of aeronautics with the assistance and support of individuals and communities of aviation education and safety; (d) support and promote the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the Experimental Aircraft Association through programs and services within the Chapter family; and (e) assisting other similar organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, or the corresponding provisions of any future tax laws.

Support for the foregoing purposes may be provided by soliciting, receiving and administering gifts and bequests of funds and property, both restricted and unrestricted, for charitable purposes, and by taking and holding, absolutely or in trust, for any of such purposes, funds and property of every kind, real, personal, tangible and intangible, subject only to any limitations and conditions imposed by law or by the instrument under which received; selling, leasing, conveying or otherwise disposing of any such property and investing and reinvesting the proceeds of and earnings from such property in accordance with investment policies from time to time by the Corporation's Board of Directors; and exercising any, all and every power, including trust powers, which a corporation not for profit created under the laws of the State of Florida can be authorized to exercise. 


Section 3. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.


ARTICLE IV

POWERS


This Corporation shall be authorized to exercise the powers permitted corporations not for profit under Chapter 617, Florida Statutes; provided, however, that this Corporation, in exercising any one or more of such powers, shall do so in furtherance of the exempt purposes for which it has been organized within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.


ARTICLE V

MEMBERSHIP


Membership in the Corporation shall be open to any individual person who is (a) of good moral character, and (b) at the time of application for membership and at all times thereafter, a member in good standing of the Experimental Aircraft Association or the spouse or child of a member in good standing, subject to the classifications of membership listed in the Bylaws.


ARTICLE VI

TERM


This Corporation shall have perpetual existence unless sooner dissolved according to law.


ARTICLE VII

NAME AND ADDRESS OF INCORPORATOR


The name and address of the initial incorporator of this corporation is as follows:

 

Victor K. Chewning3322 SW 52nd Ave

Bushnell Florida 33513


ARTICLE VIII

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Section 1. Except for the initial Board of Directors of the Corporation, whose names are set forth in Section 2, below, the Board of Directors shall be as determined and fixed by the bylaws of the Corporation; provided, however, that there shall never be less than three (3) directors.

Section 2. The names and addresses of the initial Board of Directors of the Corporation are as follows:


Stephen R. Bensinger3522 SW 52nd Ave

Bushnell, Florida 33513


Patricia A. Connell8400 CR614A

Bushnell, Florida 33513


Susan M. Vartanian3522 SW 52nd Ave

Bushnell, Florida 33513

Victor K. Chewning3322 SW 52nd Ave

Bushnell Florida 33513


Barbara J. Flynn3300 SW 52nd Ave

Bushnell Florida 33513


Steven W. Flynn3300 SW 52nd Ave

Bushnell Florida 33513


William Sharpe5090 CR316A

Bushnell, FL  33513


ARTICLE IX

DEDICATION OF ASSETS AND DISSOLUTION


Section 1. The property of this Corporation is irrevocably dedicated to the purposes set forth herein and no part of the net earnings or assets of this Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any officer or director of the Corporation or to the benefit of any private individual. When appropriate, the Board of Directors may determine to reasonably compensate any officer or director of the Corporation in accordance with and commensurate with the services performed by such person.


Section 2. Upon the dissolution and winding up of this Corporation, its assets remaining after payment or provision for payment of its debts and liabilities shall be distributed to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Sections 501(c)(3) of the Code, or the corresponding provisions of any future federal tax laws, having similar purposes to those of this Corporation, or to or among, the United States, the State of Florida or any local government(s) for exclusive public purposes.


ARTICLE X

BYLAWS


Subject to any limitations at any time contained in the Bylaws of this Corporation and in

Chapter 617, Florida Statutes, Bylaws of this Corporation may be adopted, altered, amended or rescinded, and new Bylaws adopted, either by resolution of the Board of Directors or in the manner at any time provided in the Bylaws.


ARTICLE XI

AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES


These Articles of Incorporation may be amended or amended and restated pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors.




IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned incorporator has hereto set his hand and seal on this the _____ of ______________, 2016, for the purpose of forming this not for profit corporation under the laws of the State of Florida.



Victor K. Chewning, Incorporator









ACCEPTANCEOF REGISTERED AGENT


The undersigned hereby accepts the designation as Registered Agent of EAA CHAPTER 1489, INC. and agrees to act in this capacity. The undersigned further agrees to comply with the provisions of all statutes relating to the proper and complete performance of such duties, and is familiar with and accepts the obligations of the position as registered agent.



Susan M. Vartanian





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