CALIFORNIA HAWKING CLUB

Articles of Incorporation

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA HAWKING CLUB

I. NAME

The name of the corporation is CALIFORNIA HAWKING CLUB.

II. PURPOSES AND POWERS

The purposes for which this corporation is formed are:

(a) The specific and primary purposes are:

1. The improvement of the qualifications and abilities of falconers through high standards of practice, experience, ethics, conduct and achievement;

2. The dissemination of knowledge through research, meetings, reports, papers, discussions and publications;

3. The active promotion of the public image of falconry to the end of having falconry viewed as an art form (rather than a sport), to be preserved from extinction;

4. The preservation of all birds of prey through the active education of the public as to appropriate and effective conservation measures;

5. Appropriate programs of action.

(b) The general purposes and powers are to have and exercise all rights and powers conferred on nonprofit corporations under the laws of California, including the power to contract, rent, buy or sell personal or real property; provided, however, that this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the primary purposes of this corporation.

(c) Notwithstanding any of the above statements of purposes and powers, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the primary purposes of this corporation.

III. ORGANIZATION

This corporation is organized pursuant to the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of the State of California and does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof and it is organized for nonprofit purposes.

IV. PRINCIPAL OFFICE

The county in this State where the principal office for the transaction of the business of the corporation is located in Sacramento County.

V. DIRECTORS

The names and addresses of the persons who are to act in the capacity of directors until the selection of their successors are:

 

President
Adam Chavez
31251 Paseo Montevideo
San Jaun Capistrano, CA 92675


Secretary
Wayne Upton
256 Joann St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Treasurer
Frank Hoffman
14834 Daffodil Ave.
Canyon Country, Ca 91387

 

Vice President
Douglas Cummins
18 Willotta Dr.
Fairfield, CA 9453

Director
Noel Amherd
4671 Stauffer Pl.
Oakland, CA 94619

Director
Marten Benatar
P.O. Box 86
Browns Valley, CA 95918

Director
Bill Ferrier
PO Box 8086
Woodland, Ca 95776

Director
Jennifer Hosterman
2922 Chardonnay Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Director
Bridget Maguire-Colton
1260 Kedith St.
Belmont, CA 94002

Director
Pete Martin
152 Glacier St
Woodland, CA 95695

Director
Alex Paredes
6165 Cedar Hill Pl
Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. 91739

Director
John Wolfe
4303 Elliott Ranch Rd
Elk Grove, CA 95758

 

VI. ACTION BY CONSENT OF BOARD WITHOUT MEETING

Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors under any provision of law may be taken without a meeting, if all members of the Board of Directors shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action. Such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as the unanimous vote of such Directors. Any certificate or other document filed under any provision of law which relates to action so taken shall state that the action was taken by the unanimous written consent of the Board of Directors without a meeting and that the Articles of Incorporation authorize the Directors to so act, and such statement shall be prima facie evidence of such authority.

VII. BYLAW PROVISIONS

(a) Directors. The manner in which Directors shall be chosen and removed from office, their qualifications, powers, duties, compensation, and tenure of office, the manner of filling vacancies on the Board, and the manner of calling and holding meetings of Directors, shall be as stated in the Bylaws.

(b) Members. The authorized number, if any, and qualifications of members of the corporation, the filling of vacancies, the different classes of membership, if any, the property, voting and other rights and privileges of members, and their liability to dues and assessments and the method of collection, and the termination and transfer of membership shall be as stated in the Bylaws.

VIII. DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME AND PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

Notwithstanding any other provision in these Articles of Incorporation, the corporation shall be subject to the following limitations and restrictions:

(a) The corporation shall distribute its income for each taxable year at such time and in such manner as not to become subject to the tax on undistributed income imposed by Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

(b) The corporation shall not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section 4941© of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

(c) The corporation shall not retain any excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

(d) The corporation shall not make any investments in such manner as to subject it to tax under Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

(e) The corporation shall not make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

IX. NAME OF EXISTING ASSOCIATION

The name of the unincorporated association which is being incorporated is California Hawking Club.

EXECUTION

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being the majority of the Board of Directors of the California Hawking Club, the unincorporated association which is being incorporated hereby, have executed these Articles of Incorporation on November 10, 1979.

Gary Beeman
President

Chris Asay

Robert S. Coleman

Mary Condon

Mike Davis

Tom Hall

Jeff King

Mark Knight

Jay Page

Erland Renslo