Articles of Incorporation
ARTICLE I – NAME
This corporation shall be known as the Morgan Hill Photography Club.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
Section One: The corporation is a nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation organized under the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law of California. The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity, other than credit union business, for which a corporation may be organized under such law.
Section Two: The corporation is organized and operated exclusively as a social and recreation club for the pleasure and recreation of its members and other nonprofit purposes within the meaning of §501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as amended). The specific and primary purpose for which the corporation is formed is for the enjoyment, mastery, and furtherance of photography through cooperation, effort, education, and good fellowship.
ARTICLE III – MANAGEMENT
The general management of the affairs of the corporation shall be under the control, supervision and direction of the Executive Board. The Executive Board is hereby authorized and directed to make and adopt By-Laws suitable and proper for the regulation and operation of the business of the corporation.
ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP
Any person, eighteen years or older, interested in photography may apply for membership. The qualifications, privileges, and responsibilities of members shall be as provided in the bylaws of the corporation.
ARTICLE V – FINANCE
No part of the net income or net assets of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its directors, officers, members or other private persons. However, the corporation is authorized to pay reasonable compensation for services actually rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of its tax exempt purpose.
ARTICLE VI – DISSOLUTION
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of the corporation, shall be distributed to a non-profit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for the same or similar purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under §501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENT
The corporation reserves the right to amend these Articles of Incorporation as provided in the By-laws or general corporate laws.