Articles of Incorporation
The undersigned, acting as incorporators of a
corporation under the Minnesota Non-profit Corporation Act, adopt the following Articles
of Incorporation for such corporation.
Article 1, Name
The name of the corporation is the Kekekabic
Article 2, Duration
The period of duration is perpetual.
Article 3, Purpose
The corporation is organized exclusively for
charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes within the meaning of section
501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This includes promoting, planning, constructing,
protecting and preserving directly or indirectly through other organizations and
individuals, of hiking trails in the Superior National Forest. Campsites may be
constructed along the hiking trails. The hiking trails and the Campsites are for the use,
enjoyment and education of the general public. The organization shall encourage and
promote the use of hiking trails for educational purposes as in the use of signs and
guidebook information to locate and depict items of natural and historic interest, By
maintaining hiking trails in the Superior National Forest, the Kekekabic Trail Club is
augmenting the efforts of the U. S. Forest Service. To accomplish these objectives the
Kekekabic Trail Club provides training and education in wilderness survival skills such as
trail orientating, trail maintenance techniques, and safety.
Article 4, Powers
The corporation shall have the authority to
perform only acts that are necessary of proper to accomplish its purpose and not repugnant
to law, as specified in Minnesota Statutes, Section 317.16, as amended.
Article 5, Restrictions
The following provisions are inserted for the
regulation of the affairs of the corporation:
- Political Activity.No part of the
activities of the corporation shall include direct or indirect participation or
intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for
- Legislative Activities.No substantial part
of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise
attempting to influence legislation.
- Business Activities.The primary activity
of the corporation shall not be the carrying on of a business with the general public in a
manner similar to organizations which are organized for profit.
- Distribution of Assets on Dissolution.Upon
the 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, to the U. S. Forest Service and the Minnesota DNR within 30 days of disbanding.
- Pecuniary Gain and Distribution of Earnings.The
corporation shall not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise, to its members,
and no part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be
distributable to, its members, 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 3 hereof.
- Public Purpose.The corporation is
organized to serve public interests. Accordingly, it shall not be operated for the benefit
of private interests such as contributors to the corporation, or persons controlled
directly or indirectly by such private interests.
- General Restriction.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 of 1986, as amended (or the corresponding
provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation,
contributions to which are deductible under Section 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue of
1986, as amended (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal
Article 6, Registered
The address of the initial registered office and
mailing address of the corporation is: 4439 Bramblewood Avenue, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127.
Article 7, Board of
The initial Board of Directors shall serve until
the first annual meeting of the members of the corporation as prescribed in the Bylaws and
until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
Article 8, Liabilities of
The private property of the members of the
corporation shall not be subject to the payment of the corporate debts to any extent
whatsoever, nor shall any member be personally liable for any corporate obligation or
Article 9, Capital Stock
The corporation shall not have capital stock. It
shall be composed of members rather than shareholders. The conditions and regulations of
membership and the rights or other privileges of the classes of members shall be
determined and fixed by the Bylaws.
Document last modified Apr 8th.