Original Dulcimer Players Club Articles of Incorporation
Adopted July 13, 1995
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are: To promote and preserve the art of playing the Hammered Dulcimer. To provide an organization where Dulcimer players can exchange information and knowledge regarding the instrument with each other. To provide for workshops, seminars, and concerts to make this instrument better known to the public. To teach the art of constructing and playing this instrument so that the knowledge can be of benefit to future generations.
Said organization 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 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
In addition, the Articles of Incorporation are hereby amended by adding articles IX and X which are attached.
Article IX
No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization 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 the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) and political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Article X ? Dissolution
Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the keeping of section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the organization 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.