ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

 

OF

 

MCCOOK AREA CRIME STOPPERS, INC

 

As amended on May 18th, 1983

 

            The undersigned incorporators, all being of full legal age, do hereby associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a not-for-profit corporation under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Nebraska pursuant to the Nebraska Non-Profit Corporation Act, Nebraska Revised Statutes Sections 21-1901 – 21-1991; to forward the purpose hereafter set forth; and do hereby execute and adopt the following Articles of Incorporation.

 

ARTICLE I – NAME

 

            The name of the corporation is McCook Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.

 

ARTICLE II – PERIOD OF DURATION

 

            The corporation shall commence business upon issuance of the certificate of incorporation by the Secretary of State of the State of Nebraska, and shall thereafter have perpetual duration and succession by its corporate name.

 

ARTICLE III – PURPOSE

 

            The purpose for which this corporation is founded is: (a) To promote community welfare and lessen the burden of government of the City of McCook by assisting the McCook Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies in the apprehension and conviction of criminals through making funds available for use in offering rewards: and (b) To develop a community offensive against crime by motivating members of the public to cooperate with the McCook Police Department and other law enforcement agencies within McCook and Red Willow County, Nebraska, and by providing for rewards and awards for such cooperation.

 

ARTICLE IV – REGISTERED OFFICE AND REGISTERED AGENT

 

            The initial registered office of the corporation is 402 Norris Avenue, McCook, Nebraska 69001, and the name of the initial registered agent at such office is Barbara Lauer.

 

ARTICLE V – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

            The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors, the number of members of the Board of Directors to be fixed from time to time by the by-laws. The initial Board of Directors shall consist of six members herein named in these Articles, who shall hold office until their successors are selected and qualified as prescribed by the by-laws.  The names and addresses of the initial Directors are as follows: Lester Van Voorhis, 1516 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001; William O. Corrick, 1501 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001; Allen Strunk, 1510 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001; Emmet A. Jones, 613 West E Street, McCook, Nebraska 69001; Larry A. Anderson, 2104 Norris Avenue, McCook, Nebraska 69001; and Ben F. Hormel, 1506 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001.

 

            A director shall be deemed to have tendered his or her resignation when he or she shall have failed to attend two or more consecutive directors meetings of which due notice was provided to him or her.  Such resignation may be accepted by majority vote of either the Board of Directors or its Executive Committee; provided that no such resignation shall be accepted thirty or more days after the director’s last failure to attend. (Second paragraph adopted May 18th, 1983.)

 

            Any director may be removed for any reason by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors present at a regular or special meeting of the board, provided that notice of the intention to call for removal, naming the directors sought to be removed, had been given to all directors not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting.  (Third paragraph adopted May 18t, 1983.)

 

ARTICLE VI – INCORPORATORS

 

            The names and addresses of the incorporators are as follows: Lester Van Voorhis, 1516 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001; William O. Corrick, 1501 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001; Allen Strunk, 1510 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001; Emmet A. Jones, 613 West E Street, McCook, Nebraska 69001; Larry A. Anderson, 2104 Norris Avenue, McCook, Nebraska 69001; and Ben F. Hormel, 1506 Parkway Drive, McCook, Nebraska 69001.

 

ARTICLE VII – DISSOLUTION

 

            In the event of a dissolution, winding up, or other liquidation of this corporation or the assets thereof, the assets of he corporation shall be distributed first to the payment of its liabilities, the return of assets held upon condition, and the distribution of assets held subject to limitation of use as provided by Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 21-1945; and its remaining assets shall be distributed exclusively to non-profit and charitable organizations or institutions, to be used for purposes similar to those of this corporation, which corporation or institution at such time is qualified for exemption from the income tax under the provisions of Section 501 © 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations as they now exist or may hereafter be amended, which distribution shall be specified in a plan of distribution as provided by the Nebraska Non-Profit Corporation Act.

 

 

ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS

 

            Amendments to the Articles shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the corporation then in office voting at a meeting of the Board of Directors called for the purpose. (Amendment adopted May 18th, 1983.)

 

ARTICLE IX – FUNDING

 

            In order to carry out its purpose, the corporation shall be funded primarily by private donations of money, goods, or services from members of the public including individuals, corporations, clubs, associations and other organizations.  When appropriate, the corporation may also receive funding in the form of money, goods, or services from Federal, State and local governments so long as the receipt of such funds does not violate any law or cause the corporation to lose its tax exempt status under the United States Internal Revenue Code then in effect.

 

ARTICLE X – ORGANIZATION

 

            The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors, and a majority of the number of Directors then fixed by the by-laws, excluding vacancies, shall constitute a quorum; provided, however, a quorum shall be not less than one-third of the number of Directors then fixed by the by-laws.  The officers of the corporation shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and such other officers as may by provided by the by-laws.  The corporation shall use its best efforts to have a staff administrator of the corporation assigned b the McCook Police Department, who shall provide professional advice, recommendations and assistance to the corporation.

 

ARTICLE XI – RESTRICTIONS

 

            No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its Directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered to it and to make payment or rewards and awards in furtherance of the purpose set forth in Article III hereof.  The income of this corporation for each taxable year shall be distributed at such time and in such manner as not to be subject to tax under Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and the corporation shall not engage in any self dealing (as defined in Section 4941 (d) of such code) , to make any investment in such manner as to subject the corporation to tax under Section 4944 or such code, or to make any taxable expenditures (as defined in Section 4945 (d) of such code).

 

            No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall be to carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation or to intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

 

            The corporation shall not engage in or carry on any activity not permitted to be engaged in or carried on b any organization exempt from Federal Income tax, under Section 501 © 3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, or by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under 170 © 2 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

 

(Originally adopted December 18th, 1981, at McCook, Nebraska.)

 

            The undersigned, as President and Secretary of McCook Area Crime Stoppers, Inc., certify that the forgoing are the Articles of Incorporation of the said corporation, as amended by unanimous vote of the directors a the meeting property held on May 18th, 1983.

 

 

                                                                                    _____________________________

                                                                                    Emmett A. Jones

                                                                                    President

 

                                                                                    _____________________________

                                                                                    Vernon Tweedie

                                                                                    Secretary

 

 

STATE OF NEBRASKA                                )

                                                                        )           SS.

COUNTY OF RED WILLOW             )

 

            The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me on May 29th, 1985, by EMMETT A. JONES, President, and VERNON TWEEDIE, Secretary, of McCook Area Crime Stoppers, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, on behalf of the corporation.

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Notary Public

                                                                                    Lori Hook