ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
RIB MOUNTAIN REPEATER ASSOCIATION, INC.
The undersigned natural person, above the age of eighteen years, acting as incorporator of a corporation, hereinafter referred to as the "Association", under the authority of Chapter 181, Wisconsin Statutes, known as "The Wisconsin Nonstock Corporation Law", herein referred to as the "Act", adopts the following Articles of Incorporation for the Association:
The name of the Association is the Rib Mountain Repeater Association, Inc.
The period of existence of the Association shall be perpetual.
Purposes and Powers
Section 1. Purpose. The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, or religious purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To the extent consistent with the above general purposes, the specific purposes of this corporation shall be to serve the public interest through the Amateur Radio Service as defined in Part 97 of the United States Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulations. This service shall consist of but not be limited to:
1). Education of the Amateur Radio community and the population in general in the Amateur Radio art, law, and related sciences.
2). Research of new technologies and techniques as related to Amateur Radio.
3). Engineering, development, operation and maintenance of equipment and technologies necessary for the Amateur Radio community to serve the public interest in Central Wisconsin.
Section 2. Powers. Subject to any specific limitation or restrictions imposed by the Act, by other law, or by these Articles, the Association shall have and may exercise any and all of the powers specified in Section 181.04 of the Act.
Section 3. Limitations. The Association shall not be operated for profit; no stock shall be authorized and no dividends shall be paid by it; and the foregoing objects, purposes and powers are each and all subject to the limitation that no part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of any director or officer.
The Association shall have one class of members, known as Member. The qualifications, rights and method of acceptance of members shall be set forth in the By-laws.
Board of Directors
Section 1. Duties. The management of the Association shall be vested in a Board of Directors.
Section 2. Number. The number of directors constituting the initial Board of Directors is five (5) and thereafter shall be such number, but never less than three (3), and is fixed from time to time by the By-laws.
Section 3. Initial Board. The names and addresses of the persons constituting the initial Board of Directors are:
Lewis L. Scheerar 126 Eau Claire Blvd. Wausau, Wisconsin
Donald J. Stenz 144 Kent St. Wausau, Wisconsin
Richard A. Drew 462 Pepper Ave. Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Franklin L. Jaeger Route 2, Box 50 Merrill, Wisconsin
Milton J. Wisler 428 North 9th Ave. Wausau, Wisconsin
Section 4. Qualification, Election, and Term. The By-laws shall prescribe the qualifications of the directors and the manner of their election and term of office.
Location of Principal Office
Name of Registered Agent
Section 1. Location. The location of the principal office of the Association shall be in the City of Wausau, Wisconsin.
Section 2. Registered Agent. The name and address of the initial Registered Agent of the Association is Lewis L. Sheerar, 126 Eau Claire Blvd., Wausau, Wisconsin 54401.
Data Respecting Incorporator
The name and address of the Incorporator of the Association is;
Lewis L. Sheerar, 126 Eau Claire Blvd., Wausau, Wisconsin 54401.
These articles may be amended in the manner authorized by law at the time of amendment.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) 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 (2) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) on the Internal Tax Code of 1986, as amended (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the corporation's liabilities, dispose of all of the corporations assets exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner as the board of directors shall determine, or to such organizations or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, or religious purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Revenue Law), as the board of directors shall determine.
Executed this 24th day of April 1972.
Amended this 3rd day of April 1993.
Filed with the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; September 19, 2000.