|To:||The Recorder of Deeds, D.C.
We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of twenty-one years or more, acting as incorporators of a corporation adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation pursuant to the District of Columbia Non-profit Corporation Act:
|FIRST:||The name of the corporation is Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation.
|SECOND:||The period of duration is perpetual.
|THIRD:||Said corporation is organized exclusively for scientific purposes, including, for such
purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt
organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended
corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
The scientific purposes for which said corporation is organized shall be the carrying on of scientific research in the public interest by the means of:
A. Developing and p
B. Encouraging development of skills and the advancement of specialized knowledge in the art and practice of amateur radio communications and space science.
C. Fostering international goodwill and cooperation through joint experimentation and study, and through the wide participation in these activities on a noncommercial basis by radio amateurs of the world.
D. Facilitating communications by amateur satellites in times of emergency.
E. Encouraging the more effective and expanded use of the higher frequency amateur radio frequency bands.
F. Disseminating scientific and technical information derived from such communications
and experimentation, and encouraging publication of such information in treatises, theses,
G. Conducting such lawful activities as may be properly incident to or aid in the accomplishment of provisions A-F hereinabove, and which are consistent with the maintenance of tax-exempt status pursuant to Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
|FOURTH:||The corporation is to have members.
|FIFTH:||The corporation is to be divided into two classes of members. The designation of each
class of members, the qualifications and rights of the members of each class and
conferring, limiting, or denying the right to vote are as follows:
A. A Member
shall be a person who demonstrates interest in furthering the goals of the corporation
by paying dues and submitting an application in such form and manner as may be
prescribed by the Board of Directors as provided in the Bylaws. A
Member shall have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the corporation, and
shall be entitled to one vote for each position to be filled in the election
B. A Member
|SIXTH:||The Board of Directors shall be Members nominated and elected in the manner
|EIGHTH:||The address of the initial registered office of the corporation is: 950 L'Enfant Plaza
South, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024, and the name of the corporation's initial registered
agent at this address is: Dr. Perry I. Klein.
|NINTH:||Five Directors shall constitute the initial Board of Directors. The names and
addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial Directors, until the first annual
meeting or until their successors are elected and qualified are: George V. Kinal, 2449 P
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007; Jan A. King, #705, 8150 Lakecrest Drive, Greenbelt,
Maryland 20770; Perry I. Klein, #605, 201 Eye Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024; C. A.
Petry, 1526 Farrell Street, Crofton, Maryland 21113; James D. Puglise, 2506 Lindell
Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902.
|TWELFTH:||Upon 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 or organizations organized and operated exclusively
for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time
qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal
Revenue Law), as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any of such assets not so
disposed of shall be disposed of by the United States District Court for the District of
Columbia, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said
Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
|THIRTEENTH:||The Bylaws of the corporation shall be adopted by at least a majority vote
of the Board of
Directors or as set forth in the Bylaws. Amendments to the Bylaws shall
be by such procedure as shall be specified therein, provided that any amendment
must be approved by at least a
Date: February 27, 1969.
/s/ George V. Kinal
/s/ Jan A. King
/s/ Perry I. Klein
/s/ C. A. Petry
/s/ James D. Puglise
The effective text of the amendment has been incorporated above as strikeouts and underlines.
Date: (blank on my copy)
Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
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