ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
TRI-CITY DISC GOLF CLUB
The undersigned, acting as incorporators under the provisions of the Washington Non-Profit Corporation Act (RCW 24.03), adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for this corporation:
The name of this corporation shall be Tri-City Disc Golf Club.
The period of duration of this corporation shall be in perpetuity.
a. This corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, consistent with the provisions of Sections 170 (c) and 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Law, including the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under those sections.
b. Within those general purposes, the corporation shall be operated primarily to promote the maintenance, operation, and use of a disc golf course at Columbia Park and other public places for the benefit of the general public, and to otherwise promote the sport of disc golf in the Tri-City area.
c. In pursuing such purposes, the corporation may utilize all of the powers of non-profit corporations consistent with exemption from tax under the Internal Revenue provisions referred to above.
The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors of the corporation is five, and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as initial directors are:
Tony DeLapena 100 N. Irving Pl. #C203, Kennewick, WA. 99336
Lennie Butterfield 200 S. Roosevelt, Kennewick, WA. 99336
Darrell Mohl 911 W. Henry, Pasco, WA. 99301
Gregory Gordon 2620 S. Lyle, Kennewick, WA. 99336
Ron Ostafin 3324 W. 22nd Ave., Kennewick, WA. 99336
Directors of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its members for monetary damages for conduct as a director, except for acts or omissions that involve intentional misconduct by a director or a knowing violation of law by a director, or any transaction from which the director personally receives or will receive a benefit in money, property, or services to which the director is not legally entitled.
V. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, 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 set forth in the Articles. The corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, except to an insubstantial degree not inconsistent with tax-exempt status as described hereafter. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of l954 or any future law corresponding thereto.
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization organized and operated exclusively for such purposes as at the time shall qualify for exemption under said Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) or the corresponding provision of any future US Internal Revenue Law, as the board of directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the court of general jurisdiction in the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purpose or to such organization as said court shall determine, which is organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
VII. REGISTERED OFFICE AND AGENT
The address of the initial registered office of the corporation in Washington is ______________
911 W. Henry, Pasco, WA. 99301 , and the name of its initial registered agent at such address is Darrell D. Mohl . Said address is also the initial principal place of business of said corporation in this state.
Wherefore, we, the undersigned incorporators, set our hands this 23 day of December , 2001.
CONSENT TO SERVE AS REGISTERED AGENT
I, Darrell D. Mohl , hereby consent to serve as registered agent in the State of Washington of the Tri-City Disc Golf Club. I understand that as agent for the corporation, it will be my responsibility to receive service of process in the name of the corporation, to forward all mail to the corporation; and to immediately notify the office of the Secretary of State in the event of my resignation, or of any changes in the registered office address of the corporation for which I am agent.