Articles of Incorporation
of
West GA Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society, Inc.

The undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of GEORGIA, do hereby certify:

Article 1.
The name of the corporation is West GA Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society, Inc.

Article 2.
The corporation is organized pursuant to the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code.

Article 3.
The street address of the registered office is P.O. Box 635, Carrollton, Georgia 30112. The registered agent at such address is Gina M. Strickland. The county of the registered office is Carroll.

Article 4.
The name and address of each incorporator is:

Registered Agent: Officer: CEO, President Officer: CFO, Treasurer Officer: Secretary
Gina M. Strickland
8908 Conners Road
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Gina M. Strickland
8908 Conners Road
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Vicki Lloyd
128 Stewart St
Carrollton, GA 30117
Gail Woody
13 Caspian Court
Whitesburg, GA 30285

Article 5.
The corporation will have members. The members consist of any person, family or small business that wishes to join for the purpose of education about native plants of Georgia.

Article 6.
The principal mailing address of the corporation is P.O. Box 635, Carrollton, Georgia 30112.

Article 7.
Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, 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.

Article 8.
No part of the net earnings of the 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 7 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.

Article 9.
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes 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 federal 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.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed these Articles of Incorporation.
This 22nd day of June, 2009 Time 7:00PM.

Gina Strickland, CEO President






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