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CCHGS CHARTER
 

CHARTER OF THE CLAIBORNE COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

 

Articles of Incorporation of the undersigned, all of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Tennessee do hereby certify:


First: The name of the Corporation shall be The Claiborne County Historical and Genealogical Society.


Second: The place in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is the city of Tazewell, Claiborne County.


Third: Insignia. A suitable in insignia may be designated and proudly displayed on the stationary and publications of the society.


Fourth: Motto. Our motto shall be "We ore Proud Products or Our Past" and shall be included in the insignia and elsewhere.


Fifth: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, historical, genealogical 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.


Sixth: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to 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 Third 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 deferral tax code.


Seventh: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt proposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the deferral government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.


 

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