articles of incorporation

Articles of Incorporation of the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Law pursuant to and in conformity with Oklahoma state law (Oklahoma General Corporation Act (“GCA”), Title 18, Section 1001), do hereby make and subscribe in duplicate the following:

 

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

 

ARTICLE I

The name of this corporation is and shall be:

Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc.

Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc.

ARTICLE II

The place in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located in the City of Wewoka, Seminole County.

ARTICLE III

Duration

This corporation shall have perpetual duration, but be subject to 50-year reviews at the scrutiny of the Board, participants and the local community as to whether it is fulfilling its mission statement and if not, whether corrections should be made or the Corporation dissolved and assets liquidated and donated to other non-profits.

 

ARTICLE IV

Purposes

1.  Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and 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, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code

 

2.  To provide place and opportunity for people to live and learn skills to operate a family farm and various other needed crafts and skills as well as benefit from other educational, creative and performance opportunities that can be provided in reading, writing, basic math, poetry, music, and other arts that help to provide a wholesome community life. (See Mission Statement)

 

3.  No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and this 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.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal Income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

ARTICLE V

Restriction on Distribution of Earnings

No part of the net earnings of this 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 in Article IV hereof.  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 (including the publishing or distribution of statements) 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.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation.

ARTICLE VI

Distribution on Dissolution

Upon the dissolution of this corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of this corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, 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 Superior Court of the State of Oklahoma for Seminole, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

 

ARTICLE VII

Office and Registered Agent

The address of the initial registered office of this corporation and the name of the initial registered agent at the said address are as follows:

Jack R. Evans, 36182 EW 1310, Wewoka, OK 74884

ARTICLE VIII

Board of Directors

One director shall constitute the initial Board of Directors of this corporation and the name and address of this person who is to serve as Director until his successor is elected and qualify is:

Jack R. Evans, 36182 EW 1310, Wewoka, OK 74884

ARTICLE IX

Members

The Corporation may have members, if and as provided in the bylaws.

 

ARTICLE X

Capitalization

The Corporation shall issue no capital stock.

 

ARTICLE XI

Bylaws

The Board of Directors shall have the power to make, adopt, and amend the bylaws of this Corporation.

 

ARTICLE XII

Incorporators

The names and addresses of the incorporators of this corporation are as follows:

 

               Jack R. Evans, 606 Lilly RD NE, #514, Olympia, WA 98506

 

               Barbara A. Evans, 606 Lilly RD NE, #514, Olympia, Washington 98506

 

               Barbara A. Conroy, 5531 Keating Rd. NW, Olympia, WA 98502