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Articles of Incorporation PDF Print E-mail

 

 

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF

ENGINEERING FOR THE EARTH

 

The undersigned, acting as incorporators of a corporation in compliance with Chapter 617, F.S., (Not for Profit), adopt the following articles for such a corporation:

 

ARTICLE I

  NAME

 

The name of the corporation, hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation” shall be:

 

Engineering for the Earth, Inc.

 

ARTICLE II

LOCATION and DURATION

 

Section 2.01 Location

The principal place of business and mailing address of the Corporation shall be: 2213 NE 8th Street, Gainesville, FL 32609, at such other or additional places of business within or outside of the State of Florida, as allowed by the Corporation By-Laws.

           

            The territory in which the operations of the Corporation are principally to be conducted is the United States of America and its territories and possessions, but the operations of the corporation shall not be limited to such territory.

 

Section 2.02 Duration The period of duration of the Corporation is perpetual.

 

ARTICLE III

MISSION and PURPOSE

 

Section 3.01 Mission               

Engineering for the Earth mission: Working for change at a local scale encouraging environmentally sound engineering, business and development practices.

 

            Through scientific study, education, research and community outreach, the Corporation seeks to set a standard of practice in the community, by encouraging and facilitating change locally and regionally that will ultimately raise the standard for every community on a national level.

 

 

Section 3.02 Purpose             

The Corporation shall work to promote environmentally friendly practices in everyday business.  This will be achieved through reaching out to businesses and encouraging green methods and clean energy solutions, funding and conducting field studies and site evaluations, contracting research from educational institutions by offering grants for the study and analysis of  topics that directors agree will further the mission of the Corporation, and conducting community outreach programs.

 

The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, 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 corresponding section of any future federal tax code.  The Corporation may receive and administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purpose, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and to that end, the Corporation is empowered to hold any property, or any undivided interest therein, without limitation as to amount or value; to dispose of any such property and to invest, reinvest, or deal with the principal or the income in such manner as, in the judgment of the directors, will best promote the purposes of the Corporation, without limitation, except such limitation, if any, as may be contained in the instrument under which such property is received, these Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws of the Corporation, or any applicable laws, to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof, but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its directors or officers except as permitted under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.

 

Section 3.03 Use of Profits    

No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, or officer of the Corporation, or any private individual, except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Corporation affecting one or more of its purposes, and no member, trustee, or officer of the Corporation, or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of the corporate assets on dissolution of the Corporation.  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 any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

 

Section 3.04 Dissolution        

Upon the dissolution of the Corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the Corporation shall be distributed exclusively to one or more charitable, scientific, or educational organizations, which qualifies under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whose works agree with the mission of the Corporation as stated in Section 3.01 Article II of the Corporations organizing document.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas 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.

 

ARTICLE IV

CONFLICT of INTEREST POLICY

 

Section 4.01 Conflict of Interest       

            The Corporation shall observe and obey a conflict of interest policy that shall be regulated by the Corporation By-Laws.

 

ARTICLE V

MEMBERSHIP and ELECTIONS

 

Section 5.01 Board of Directors        

The initial board of directors shall consist of at least three (3) Voting Members, who need not be residents of the state of Florida.  The Corporation Board of Directors shall at all times consist of at least three (3) Voting Members but no more than ten (10) Voting Members.  The manner in which the directors are elected or appointed shall be regulated by the Corporation By-Laws.

 

Section 5.02 Membership      

The qualifications for members and the manner of their admissions shall be regulated by the Corporation By-Laws.

 

ARTICLE VI

INITIAL DIRECTORS

 

Section 6.01 Founding Members

Robert Joseph Weaver

2213 NE 8th Street

 Gainesville, FL. 32609

 Chair of the Board and President

 

Walter Thomas Taylor

2140 Herrings Chapel Road

Burgaw, NC. 28425

Vice-Chair and Vice President in charge of Operations

 

Jacqueline Duda Weaver

2213 NE 8th Street

Gainesville, FL. 32609

Secretary / Treasurer and Vice President in charge of Staff

 

Section 6.02 Initial Board Members

            The Founding Members shall serve as the Initial Board Members until the first annual meeting, or until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.

           

            Upon the Appointment of a fourth Board Member or her successor, Jacqueline Duda Weaver shall lose her voting rights so as to not unduly influence the voting of the Board, so long as her Husband, Robert Joseph Weaver serves as a Voting Board Member.

 

ARTICLE VII

INITIAL REGISTERED AGENT

 

The name and Florida street address of the registered agent is:

Robert Joseph Weaver

 2213 NE 8th Street

Gainesville, FL. 32609

 

 

ARTICLE VII

INCORPORATORS

 

The names and Addresses of the initial incorporators are:

 

Robert Joseph Weaver

 2213 NE 8th Street

Gainesville, FL. 32609

 

Jacqueline Duda Weaver

 2213 NE 8th Street

Gainesville, FL. 32609

 

 

 
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