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Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association, Inc.

Articles of Incorporation


[Note: This page contains all typographical and spelling errors that are
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Articles of Incorporation

Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association Inc.

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

That we, Arthur J. Mayer, Pete S. Demario, and William R. Haskin, all
residents of the State of Colorado, in pursuance of the general laws of the
State of Colorado, particularly Article 19, Chapter 31, Colorado Revised
statutes 1963, and in accordance with the provisions of such laws, do hereby
make, execute and acknowledge this certificate in writing of our intention to
become a non-profit membership corporation and do certify as follows:

FIRST. The corporate name of our said Corporation shall be The Pikes Peak
Radio Amateur Association Inc.

SECOND. This corporation shall have perpetual existance.

THIRD. The object for which our said Corporation is formed and incorporated
is for the purpose of:

1. To conduct a social and technical membership organization for the
purpose of furthering the knowledge of it’s members in the art of radio
communications, and in furtherance of such purpose to hold meetings social
gatherings, outings and other similar activities.

2. To have it’s members participate in and to encourage others to
participate in civil defense, public assistance, charitable fund drives and
other similar activities, for which amateur radio is particularly adapted.

3. To take, hold, purchase, lease, exchange, improve, operate, develop,
trade, deal in and otherwise acquire real and personal property and interests
therein for the education, enlightenment, amusement, recreation, physical
culture and social enjoyment of all persons who may at anytime become members
thereof, and to promote, improve, develop, operate, use and enjoy any
properties which may be so acquired to further it’s technical and social
activities.

4. To take, hold, purchase and otherwise acquire, and to use, operate,
improve and develop, and to sell, transfer, mortgage, lease or otherwise
dispose of money and property, real and personal and mixed, and any interest
therin without limit as to amount or value, and to enjoy all the rights of
ownership therein.

5. To make, enter into and perform contracts of every kind and description
necessary, convenient, advantageous, advisable or expedient in carrying out
the objects and purposes of this corporation with any person, firm,
association, partnership, corporation, municipality, body politic, county,
state, or federal government.

6. To draw, make, accept, endorse, execute and issue checks, promissory
notes, bills of exchange, evidence of indebtedness, obligations, and
negotiable or transferable instruments from time to time for any of the
objects or purposes of the corporation and to secure the same by mortgage,
deed of trust, pledge or lien on any or all of the property rights, privileges
and franchises of the corporation wherever situated, acquired and to be
acquired, and to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all of the same.

7. In general, to carry on any activities not contrary to the laws of the
State of Colorado relating to corporations not for profit, and to have and
exercise all the powers now, or hereafter conferred upon or permitted to such
corporations, and to do any or all of the things hereinbefore specified to the
same extent as natural persons could do as principal, trustee, agent or
otherwise, and either alone or in association with others, provided always
that no business shall be carried on and no powers shall be conferred upon or
exercised by the corporation unless the same shall be such as shall in law be
deemed non-profit, charitable, or educational.

8. The objects, powers and purposes hereinbefore specified in these
Articles of Incorporation shall be in no wise limited or restricted by
reference to, or inference from, the terms of any other clause of this or any
other Article in these Articles, but shall be regarded as independent objects
and pruposes and shall be construed as powers, as well as objects and
purposes.

FOURTH. The business and affairs of the corporation shall be under the
control and management of a Board of Directors consisting of eight members,
each of whom shall be a member of the corporation, and Arthur J. Mayer, Pete
S. Memario, Max Main, and Bryan Lord are hereby selected to act as directors
until the regular annual meeting of the corporation to be held in October
1966, or until their successors shall be duly elected and qualify; and William
R. Haskin, Wallace G. Rowland, Edward T. Pompea, and Harlan Talley, are hereby
selected to act as directors until the regular annual meeting of the club to
be held in October 1967, or until their successors shall be duly elected and
qualify. Successors to these directors shall be elected for a term of two
years by the members of the Club as provided in the bylaws.

FIFTH. This corporation shall have no capital stock nor shall the Board of
Directors or the members at any time or in any event by dissolution or
otherwise, be considered the owners of or entitled to any of the assets, funds
or properties of said corporation, all of which assets and properties shall be
exclusively and forever devoted to the technical, educational and charitable
purposes expressed in these articles of Incorporation.

SIXTH. The principle office of said Corporation shall be located in
Colorado Springs, County of El Paso and State of Colorado.

Seventh. The members of this corporation shall have power from time to time
to make, alter or amend such by-laws as they shall deem proper for the
management of the affairs of this corporation, and such adoption, change,
amendment or repeal shall be done as provided in the by-laws. The officers of
the corporation shall be elected as provided in the by-laws provided that all
such officers shall be members of the Board of Directors.

EIGHTH. The corporation reserves the right to alter, amend, change or
repeal any provisions contained in these Articles of Incorporation in the
manner now or hereafter prescribed by law, provided these Articles cannot be
so amended so that the purpose for which this corporation is formed shall be
other than non-profit, charitable or educational.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and seal at Colorado
Springs, Colorado on { Dec 14} 1965.

[SIGNED]
Arthur J. Mayer
Pete S. Demario
William R. Haskin

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF PIKES PEAK RADIO AMATEUR ASSOCIATION INC.
(CONT’D) STATE OF COLORADO
Colorado Springs, County of El Paso

I, SHIRLEY VINSON, in and for said County in the state aforesaid, do hereby
certify that Arthur J. Mayer, Pete S. Demario and William R. Haskin whose
names are subscribed to the foregoing certificate of incorporation, appeared
before me this day in person, and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and
delivered the said instrument of writing as their free and voluntary act, for
the uses and purposed therein set forth.

Given under my hand and notarial seal, this {14th} day of {December} A.D.
1965.

[SEAL]

My commision expires July 24, 1966
[SIGNED] Shirley Vinson

Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation for the Pikes Peak Radio
Amateur Association, Inc.

1. Amend the subparagraph 1 of the THIRD paragraph from

1. To conduct a social and technical membership organization for the
purpose of furthering the knowledge of it’s members in the art of radio
communications, and in furtherance of such purpose to hold meetings social
gatherings, outings and other similar activities.

to:

1. Furthering the exchange of information and cooperation between members,
to promote radio knowledge, operating efficiency, and to so conduct programs
and activities exclusively for charitable and educational purposes relating to
amateur radio, radio communications, public service and emergency
communications, all within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

2. Delete entirely subparagraph 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 from the THIRD
paragraph, and renumber subparagraph 7 to become subparagraph 2 under the
THIRD paragraph.

3. Amend the renumbered subparagraph 2 of the THIRD paragraph from:

2. In general, to carry on any activities not contrary to the laws of the
State of Colorado relating to corporations not for profit, and to have and
exercise all the powers now, or hereafter conferred upon or permitted to such
corporations, and to do any or all of the things hereinbefore specified to the
same extent as natural persons could do as principal, trustee, agent or
otherwise, and either alone or in association with others, provided always
that no business shall be carried on and no powers shall be conferred upon or
exercised by the corporation unless the same shall be such as shall in law be
deemed non-profit, charitable, or educational.

to:

2. In general, to carry on any activities not contrary to the laws of the
State of Colorado relating to corporations not for profit, and not contrary to
the laws of the State of Colorado relating to corporations not for profit, and
not contrary to the United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or
such other provisions as may be applicable to such activity.

4. Amend the FIFTH paragraph from:

FIFTH. This corporation shall have no capital stock nor shall the Board of
Directors or the members at any time or in any event by dissolution or
otherwise, be considered the owners of or entitled to any of the assets, funds
or properties of said corporation, all of which assets and properties shall be
exclusively and forever devoted to the technical, educational and charitable
purposes expressed in these articles of Incorporation.

to:

FIFTH. This corporation shall have no capital stock. Upon the dissolution
of the Corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt
purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
or the corresponding section of any future federal tax codes. Distribution
shall be to an organization with similar purposes relating to amateur radio.
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 then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such
organizations as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated
exclusively for such purposes.

5. Add the NINTH paragraph as follows:

NINTH. No part of the net earnings of The Corporation shall inure to the
benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, 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 above. 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 any political campaign
on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, The Corporation shall
not carry on any 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, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under
section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section
of any future federal tax code.