(Editor’s note: This is a copy of the proposed revision of our association’s articles of incorporation)
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD, ASSOCIATION
A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
We, the undersigned, all of whom are citizens of the United States and residents of the State of Washington, being of full age and having associated ourselves for the purposes specified herein, and desiring that we be incorporated and that a charter be issued to ourselves, our associates and successors pursuant to Title 24 of the Revised Code of Washington, do hereby Certify and set forth:
NAME . The name of the Corporation shall be SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD , ASSOCIATION.
DURATION . The period of duration of the association shall be perpetual.
III PURPOSES . The main purposes for which this non-profit corporation is being formed ; t o o rganize residents living within the boundaries of the area within the City of Bellingham commonly known as the Samish Neighborhood; to s
erve as the public voice for the residents living within the Samish Neighborhood and as a means
of internal organization for discussion of neighbors concerning matters of neighborhood and City wide concern; to b e a active entity for the protection of neighborhood interests; to obtain and disseminate information of a public nature to residents of the neighborhood on issues that directly or indirectly affect the neighborhood and the City of Bellingham; to p ublish a periodic newsletter to be disseminated to residents within the Samish Neighborhood as well as the City of Bellingham and to collect monies for association projects and to disburse said monies for said projects .[AJM1] To promote the interest of the Samish Neighborhood in matters of land use, zoning and other laws, regulations, rules and ordinances which directly or indirectly affect the quality of life, neighborhood amenities, character of the neighborhood, inter-relationship of the neighbors and safety and convenient use of public and private land and activities within the neighborhood and the City of Bellingham; to c ollect and disseminate information of this type valuable to residential owners and tenants; to p romote the comfort, protection, convenience and interests and rights of the members of the association and residents of the Samish Neighborhood and to f acilitate the cooperation of its members to their mutual advantage and protection in matters relating to the use and occupancy and ownership of real property within the Samish Neighborhood. ARTICLE IV REGISTERED AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE . The name and address of the initial registered agent and office of the association is as follows: Name: ROBERT E. BEATY Street Address: 1200 Dupont Street, Suite I-D City: Bellingham, Washington County: Whatcom
BOARD OF DIRECTORS . The number of directors constituting the initial Board of Directors shall be twelve ( 12 ), and the names and addresses of the persons are as follows: 0. Ruby Bloomgren 1204 40th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Cathy Beaty 3704 Taylor Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Merrill Kelly 1505 38th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Janet Porkopowich 1203 37th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Phil Seldomridge 1117 38th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Bill Stoever 410 40th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Tom Harmon 2216 37th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Gary Sansom 824 Samish Way Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Shirley Hayes 1111 40th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Bill Frederick 715 36th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Nancy Tisdall 807 Bennett Court Bellingham, WA 98225 0. Camille Rhone 1911 Samish Way Bellingham, WA 98225 The number of Directors constituting the Board of Directors shall be fifteen (15) effective January 1, 1981. ARTICLE VI MEMBERSHIP . This will be a membership non-profit Corporation. ARTICLE VII INCORPORATORS . The names and addresses of all the incorporators are 0. Cathy Beaty 3704 Taylor Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225 ARTICLE VIII POWERS . The association shall have all the powers granted non-profit corporations under the laws of the State of Washington. However, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the corporation shall exercise only such powers as are in furtherance of the exempt purposes of the organization set forth in the subsection of section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 under which the corporation chooses to qualify for exemption, as the same now exists, or as it may be amended from time to time.
IX DISTRIBUTION OR DISSOLUTION . In the event of the dissolution of the association, no member shall be entitled to any distribution or division of its’ remaining property or its’ proceeds, and the balance of all money and other property received by the association from any source, after the payment of all debts and obligations of the association, shall be used or distributed exclusively for purposes within the intent of section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code as the same now exists or as it may be amended from time to time. The duly elected corporate treasurer shall hold in trust, as a fiduciary, any net assets which are to be distributed in the event the corporation is dissolved.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and verify that I have read and foregoing, understand its’ contents, and adopt it as my own.
DATED this __
24th_ day of __ November _ 1980. CATHY L. BEATY
[AJM1]See E and F below.
[AJM2]Stated in D.