CERTIFICATE OF RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

                                                                       OF THE

                      NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND OF MINNESOTA, INC.

 

                        THE UNDESIGNED, being the president and the secretary of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, do hereby certify that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317, the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, at a regular meeting of the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota, Inc., duly called and held in the city of Duluth, Minnesota, on May 3, 1981, two-thirds (2/3) of the regular and eligible members present at that meeting (having formed a quorum) voted to adopt the following ARTICLES as the RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION of this corporation.  Said ARTICLES shall supersede and take the place of the previous ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION as amended.

 

                                                                        Article I

                                                                        NAME

                        The name of this corporation shall be the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota, Inc.

 

                                                                       Article II

                                                           REGISTERED OFFICE

                        The location of the registered office of this corporation shall be in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

                                                                       Article III

                                                                    DURATION

                        The duration of this corporation shall be perpetual.

 

                                                                       Article IV

                                                                      PURPOSE

                        The purpose of this corporation shall be:

                        Section 1.  To promote the general welfare of blind persons in the state of Minnesota, and to enhance the intellectual, social, and legal status of the blind.

                        Section 2. In general, to carry on any other business not inconsistent with Minnesota law to promote the interests of the blind.

 

                                                                       Article V

                                                                      POWERS

                        This corporation shall possess all those powers expressly conferred upon nonprofit corporations by Minnesota Statutes together with those powers implied therefrom including but not limited to all powers reasonably necessary or incidental to the conduct of any business or to further the corporate purposes in which it is authorized to engage.

 

                                                                       Article VI

                                                              PECUNIARY GAIN

                        This corporation shall not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise, to its members except as compensation for employment of a member by the corporation or as reimbursement for expenses.

 

                                                                      Article VII

                                                         BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                        Section 1.  The management and conduct of the business of the corporation shall be vested in the Board of Directors.  The number of Directors and the terms of office of the Directors shall be fixed by the Bylaws.  No person receiving regular substantial financial compensation from the corporation shall be a member of the Board of Directors.

                        Section 2.  The powers, duties, and meetings of the Board of Directors shall be prescribed by the Bylaws of the corporation.  In case of a vacancy in the Board of Directors, the tenure of office of a successor shall be until the next annual meeting of the members of the corporation.

                        Section 3.  In addition, the Board of Directors may exercise all power and do such acts that may be exercised or done by this corporation subject only to the provisions of these ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION and the Bylaws of this corporation.

                        Section 4.  The name and address of each of the present

Directors is:

                         Joyce Scanlan                          4445 Grand Avenue South

                                                                                    Minneapolis, MN  55409

 

                         Clarence Johnson                    3230 - 35th Avenue South

                                                                                    Minneapolis, MN  55406

 

                         Curtis Chong                           2655 Dupont Avenue North

                                                                                    Minneapolis, MN  55411

 

                         Tom Scanlan                           4445 Grand Avenue South

                                                                                    Minneapolis, MN  55409

 

                         Steve Jacobson                       5613 Oliver Avenue South

                                                                                    Minneapolis, MN  55419

 

                         John Johnson                           Box 79

                                                                                    Fleming Route

                                                                                    Aitkin, MN 56431

 

                         Marie Whitteker                      1204 Stryker Avenue

                                                                                    West St. Paul, MN 55118

 

 

                                                                     Article VIII

                                                                  MEMBERSHIP

                        Section 1.  Blind or sighted residents of the state of Minnesota who have demonstrated a constructive interest in the goals of this corporation are eligible to membership in this corporation.

                        Section 2.  The corporation shall be the sole judge of whether a person is qualified for membership.  The standards for qualification shall be prescribed in the Bylaws.

 

                                                                       Article IX

                                        ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                        The Board of Directors shall be elected by the members of this corporation in good standing as prescribed in the Bylaws.

 

                                                                       Article X

                                               CAPITAL STOCK AND LIABILITIES

                        Section 1.  This corporation shall have no capital stock.

                        Section 2.  The members of this corporation shall not be personally liable for any of the corporate obligations of the corporation.

 

                                                                       Article XI

                                                                    MEETINGS

                        Regular and special meetings of the members of this corporation shall be held at such time and place as may be prescribed by the Bylaws of the corporation.  The Bylaws of this corporation may prescribe what shall constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting.

 

                                                                      Article XII

                                                                AMENDMENTS

                        These ARTICLES may be changed, altered, or amended at any regular or special meeting of the members of this corporation, pursuant to prior fifteen (15) day notice thereof, setting forth such proposed amendment, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members in good standing present at such meeting.  Members may authorize the Board of Directors to amend these ARTICLES pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, S317.27, as amended.


                        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this     15   day of   July  , 1981.

                                                                                                                                       Joyce Scanlan            

                                                                                                                                              President                 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                        Curtis Chong            

                                                                                                                                              Secretary                 

 

STATE OF MINNESOTA )

                   )SS.

COUNTY OF HENNEPIN )

 

                        On this    15   day of   July  , 1981, before me personally appeared    Joyce Scanlan     and   Curtis Chong  to me known to be the persons described in, and who executed, the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that they executed the same as their free act and deed.

 

                                                                                                                                  Carlton L. Fisher         

                                                                                                                                       Notary Public