The undersigned, acting as Incorporator of the nonprofit corporation under the Idaho Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for such nonprofit corporation.ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
HISTORY NETWORK, INC
An Idaho Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation
The name of the corporation is: American Local History Network, Inc.
The corporation is a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Idaho Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Act for charitable purposes. Such purposes for which the corporation is organized are exclusively charitable, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (below called "the Code") are for making freely available on the Internet to preserve, promote, gather, transcribe and study historical data for public research and educational needs.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
The name and address of the corporation's initial agent for service of process is Jerry E Dill, 811 Terry Drive, Emmett, Idaho 83617.
The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors of the nonprofit corporation is nine. The name and address of the persons who are to serve as directors until the first annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected shall qualify are:
Jerry E. Dill,
Lucy Ficklin Dill,
Mary Floy Katzman,
William N. Oliver,
Lynn E. Waterman
Jeffrey C. Weaver
John G. West
If the corporation dissolves for any reason, any assets of the corporation remaining after compliance with Chapter 3, Title 30 of the Idaho Code shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501[c], Internal Revenue Code.
No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The corporation shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
The corporation is not organized, and shall not be operated, for pecuniary gain or profit. It does not contemplate the distribution of gains, profits, or dividends to its members or to any private shareholder, as defined for purposes of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, or individual.
The corporation anticipates having members. The property, assets, profits, and net income of the corporation are dedicated irrevocably to the purposes set forth in Article II above. No part of the profits or net income of the corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, trustee, officer, shareholder or member of the corporation, or to the benefit of any private individual.
Upon the dissolution and winding up of the corporation, after paying or adequately providing for its debts and obligations, its remaining assets shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation, which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
The incorporator of this corporation is as follows:
Date: January 12, 2000.
Signed: ss/Lucy F. Dill
The American Local History Network (ALHN), Inc. is a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to serve as a central point of entry to independent historical and genealogical sites on the Internet. The names American Local History Network, ALHN and AMLHISTNET are trademarks [tm] of the American Local History Network, Inc.
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