TRA - AOI - Article III

TRA - AOI - Article III

Post by John H. Cato, Jr » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Since I've made reference to this, I suppose it would be wise to post
out here Article III of Tripoli's Articles of Incorporation for folks.

(no, even IF I were still a member of TRA, this is NOT any violation of
any (bogus) bylaw about not discussin 'corporate business' in public -
as the AOI are part of the PUBLIC RECORD - and this includes any
Amendments thereto - which there haven't been any Amendments, as the
only one ever *attempted* (in 1990) violated Alaska State Law, so it's
null.  Therefore, the original Articles as adopted and filed in 1986
still hold in their entirety.)

Actually, I'm gonna post the ENTIRE Articles (it's not that long,
actually) - as there are ****MANY**** Tripoli members that have NEVER
seen these words - with is a sad thing, actually.  You Tripoli members
online here are encouraged to share these words (below) with your fellow
members - it may be the only way they ever get to see them.

We may re-visit Articles III and IV in the future, so read closely and
remember.

-- john.

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            ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                     OF THE
         TRIPOLI ROCKETRY ASSOCIATION, INC.
             A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

ARTICLE I
NAME

The name of this Corporation is and shall be TRIPOLI ROCKETRY
ASSOCIATION, INC.  The Corporation shall also be known as The National
Organization of Advanced Non-Professional Rocketry.

ARTICLE II
DURATION

The duration of this Corporation shall be perpetual.

ARTICLE III
PURPOSES

The purposes for which this Corporation is organized are:

A.      To promote, encourage and advance research, competition, technology
and recreational activities related to advanced non-professional
rocketry in a safe and legal manner.

B.      To conduct, as a licensed business, research and testing of rockets,
rocket motors, and rocket components and parts.

C.      To educate the membership in the proper and safe use and storage of
commercially available rocket motors and materials.

D.      To establish regulations and procedures for testing, training, and
authorizing members of the corporation to acquire and use commercially
available Class "B" solid propellant rocket motors in a safe and legal
manner.

E.      To publish a journal, at regular intervals, to facilitate the
business of the corporation.

F.      To continue the tradition and history of the Tripoli Rocket Club,
founded December 1, 1964, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which
subsequently evolved into the Tripoli Rocketry Association on May 18,
1985, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

ARTICLE IV
PROVISIONS FOR THE REGULATION
OF THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE CORPORATION

1.  POWERS.  The Corporation shall have all of the powers granted a
Corporation by AS 10.20.005 - .725.  The provisions are set forth in AS
10.20.153 (applicable to private foundations), shall not apply to the
Corporation.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the
Corporation shall exercise only such powers as are in furtherance of the
tax exempt purposes of the Corporation as set forth in Subsection
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as the same now exists or as it
may be amended from time to time.

2.  MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION.  The Corporation will be a Membership
Corporation.  Membership may be held by a natural person, another
corporation, or other entity authorized by the Bylaws.

3.  MEMBERSHIP CLASSES.  There shall be two main classes of membership,
natural person membership and organization membership.  The two main
classes of membership shall be divided into subclasses of membership as
follows:

        (A)  NATURAL PERSON MEMBERSHIP SUBCLASSES

                1  Senior Membership

                2  Pre-Senior Membership

                3  Junior Membership

                4  Honorary Membership

                5  Associate Membership

        (B)  ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP SUBCLASSES

                1  Club Membership

                2  Corporate Membership

** Subclass descriptions are omitted, they appear in the Bylaws **

4.  DISSOLUTION.  In the event of the dissolution of the Corporation, no
member shall be entitled to any distribution or division of its
remaining property or assets or proceeds, and the balance of all money
and property received by the Corporation from any source, after payment
of all debts and obligations of the Corporation, shall be used or
distributed exclusively for the purposes within the intent of Subsection
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as the same now exists or as it
may be amended from time to time.

ARTICLE V
REGISTERED OFFICE AND AGENT

The address of the intial registered office of the Corporation is 255 E.
Fireweed Lane, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska  99503.

ARTICLE VI
INITIAL DIRECTORS

The number of Directors constituting the Initial Board of Directors
shall be nine (9) and the names and addresses of the persons who are to
serve as Directors until the first meeting of the Corporation or until
their successors are elected and qualified are:

Thomas Blazanin
Pittsburgh, PA

Curt Hughes
Holtsville, NY

Bill Barber
Woodland Hills, CA

Gary Fillible
Sheridan, OR

Chuck Mund
West Milford, NJ

Edward Tindell
Houston, TX

Glenn Strickland
Knoxville, TN

Philip Motte
Fayetteville, NC

Francis Graham
East Pittsburgh, PA

ARTICLE VII
INCORPORATORS

The names and addresses of the incorporators of the Corporation are as
follows:

Darrel Gardner
Anchorage, AK

Thomas Blazanin
Pittsburgh, PA

Francis Graham
East Pittsburgh, PA

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(end of TRA AOI)