Filed in the state of Ohio on June 10, 1997
Amended March 13, 1998
The undersigned, desiring to form a corporation, not for profit, under section 1702.01 et seq. of the Ohio Revised Code, does hereby certify that:
The corporation's name shall be "Heart Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc."
The principal office of the corporation shall be in the City of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
The purpose of the corporation shall be to provide and assist in the provision of safe home and medical care for American Eskimo dogs and in connection therewith to engage in any and all related activities which are lawful acts of corporations not for profit under chapter 17 of the Ohio Revised Code and which are consistent with attaining and maintaining the Corporation's status as an exempt organization in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The board of trustees may hire officers to conduct the business of the corporation.
The following persons, not less than two, shall serve said corporation as trustees until the first annual meeting or other meeting called to elect trustees.
Robert E. Davis, Columbus, Ohio
Carol Ann Davis, Columbus, Ohio
Julie Klaus, Marion, Ohio
No part of the net earnings or assets of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributeable to the members 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 of the Corporation set forth above. The Corporation shall not devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise; or directly or indirectly to participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office; or to have objective and to engage in activities which would characterize the corporation as an "action" organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a 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.
Ronald K. Nims - Sole Incorporator