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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

ARTICLE I

NAME

1.01 Name

The name of this corporation shall be Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association (KBBA). The business of

the corporation may be conducted as KBBA, Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association, or as Klamath

Basin Beekeepers.

ARTICLE II

DURATION

2.01 Duration

The period of duration of the corporation is perpetual, unless dissolved by a full board.

ARTICLE III

PURPOSE

3.01 Purpose

KBBA is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes

within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of

any future Federal tax code.

The purpose of the association shall be to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations

may be organized under the laws of the State of Oregon. Specifically, the association is formed to

support and promote beekeeping, provide educational opportunities, and to unite beekeepers in Klamath,

Lake, Modoc and Siskiyou counties.

The functions are to provide educational opportunities in a social environment for the enhancement of

beekeeping to train new beekeepers in the art of beekeeping and to educate the public in the importance

of honey bees, honey and byproducts, native pollinators, and pollination.

Any person who is interested in beekeeping may be a member by paying the required annual dues and

agreeing to be governed by the Articles on Incorporation and Bylaws.

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We provide education by giving lectures in schools, libraries, and other public venues as well as

utilizing social media channels and the corporation’s website to provide facts, statistics, and other

related data on current beekeeping practices.

Our programs include sending out ambassadors to raise social awareness about beekeeping on a local

level, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion.

To maximize our impact on current efforts, we may seek to collaborate with other non-profit

organizations which fall under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue code and are operated

exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide internships or volunteer

opportunities which will provide opportunities for involvement in said activities and programs to have a

greater impact for change.

3.02 Public Benefit

KBBA is designated as a public benefit corporation.

ARTICLE IV

NON-PROFIT NATURE

4.01 Non-profit Nature

KBBA is organized exclusively for charitable and educational 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. No part of the net

earnings of KBBA 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 the purpose clause hereof.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the corporation shall not carry on any other

activities not permitted to be carried on

(a) by any 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.

4.02 Personal Liability

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No officer or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of KBBA

of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property or assets of the officers or directors be subject to

the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.

4.03 Dissolution

Upon termination or dissolution of the KBBA, any assets lawfully available for distribution shall be

distributed to one or more qualifying organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal

Revenue Code of 1986 (or described in any corresponding provision of any successor statute) which

organization or organizations have a charitable purpose which, at least generally, includes a purpose

similar to the KBBA.

The organization to receive the assets of the KBBA hereunder shall be selected by the discretion of a

majority of the managing body of the KBBA and if its members cannot so agree, then the recipient

organization shall be selected pursuant to a verified petition in equity filed in a court of proper

jurisdiction against the KBBA by one or more of its managing body which verified petition shall contain

such statements as reasonably indicate the applicability of this section. The court upon a finding that this

section is applicable shall select the qualifying organization or organizations to receive the assets to be

distributed, giving preference if practicable to organizations located within the State of Oregon.

In the event that the court shall find that this section is applicable but that there is no qualifying

organization known to it which has a charitable purpose, which, at least generally, includes a purpose

similar to this corporation, then the court shall direct the distribution of its assets lawfully available for

distribution to the Treasurer of the State of Oregon to be added to the general fund.

4.04 Prohibited Distributions

No part of the net earnings, or properties of this corporation, on dissolution or otherwise, shall inure to

the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers or other private person or

individual, 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 III, Section 3.01.

4.05 Restricted Activities

No substantial part of the corporation’s activities shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise

attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene (including

the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to

any candidate for public office. However, public advocacy in relation to legislation directly effecting

beekeeping shall be allowed as long no laws are being violated.

4.06 Prohibited Activities

Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any activities

not permitted to be carried on

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(I) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax as an organization described by Section

501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future

federal tax code, or

(II) 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 V

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

5.01 Governance

KBBA shall be governed by its board of directors.

ARTICLE VI

MEMBERSHIP

6.01 Membership

The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board of directors, as defined in the

corporation’s bylaws, with optional input from members.

ARTICLE VII

AMENDMENTS

7.01 Amendments

Any amendment to the Articles of Incorporation may be adopted by approval of two-thirds of the board

of directors.

ARTICLE VIII

ADDRESSES OF THE CORPORATION

8.01 Corporate Address

The physical address of the corporation is:

KBREC, Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association

6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

The mailing address of the corporation is:

Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association

P.O. Box 1064, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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ARTICLE IX

Appointment of registered agent

9.01 Registered Agent

The registered agent of the corporation shall be:

Paul Davitt, 22802 Highway 66, Keno, OR 97627

ARTICLE X

INCORPORATOR

The incorporators of the corporation are as follow:

Raymond Rutler, 17411 Freight Road Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Certificate of Adoption of Articles of Incorporation

We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above stated Articles of Incorporation of Klamath Basin

Beekeepers Association were approved by the board of directors on 1 January 2018 and constitute a

complete copy of Articles of Incorporation of the Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association:

Paul Davitt, 22802 Highway 66, Keno, OR 97627___________________________________________

John Wilda, 3337 Vale Road, Klamath Falls, OR 97603_______________________________________

Acknowledgment of consent to appointment as registered agent

I, Paul Davitt, agree to be the registered agent for Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association as appointed

herein.

Registered Agent ____________________

Date: _______________________

Klamath Basin Beekeepers Association, P.O. Box 1064, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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