kek.jpg (11324 bytes)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 Trail Club.

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:

  1. 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 political office.
  2. Legislative Activities.No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 Revenue Law).

Article 6, Registered Office

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 Directors


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 Members

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 debt.

Article 9, Capital Stock and Membership

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.