Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation

HIGHLAND LAKE WATERSHED ASSOCIATION, INC.

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

Be it known, that we, the subscribers, do hereby associate ourselves as a body pursuant to the statute laws of the state of Connecticut regulating the formation and organization of corporations without stock.

ARTICLE I.

Primary Purpose: The Corporation is established exclusively for charitable, educational, and literary purposes within the meaning of 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to assist in the provision of public and educational activities.

The Corporation's activities may include the following:

a. Publication of a booklet about the sound lake management to be distributed to Town Officials and homeowners.

b. Publication of a newsletter keeping residents up to date on conservation issues.

c. Donations to the Marine Patrol of the Winchester Police Department.

d. Sponsorship of events to promote friendship and cooperation among citizens of the Watershed in order to encourage protection of this valuable resource.

ARTICLE II.

General Purposes and Powers: This corporation shall have the general purpose and the power to exercise all rights and powers conferred on not for profit corporations under the laws of the State of Connecticut, including the power to contract, rent or purchase or sell personal or real property, provided however, that this Corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the primary purposes of this Corporation. The primary purpose of this Organization is to encourage the restoration and conservation of the natural resources of the Highland Lake Watershed; and to protect and conserve fish and wildlife, forest and other plant life, water sources and soils; to promote the understanding among citizens of the Watershed of the need of such conservation

ARTICLE III.

Fundamental Limitations: Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, this Corporation is organized exclusively for and its operation is limited to one or more of the purposes as specified in 501(C)(3) of the IRS Code, and it shall not carry on any activities not permitted a corporation exempt from federal income tax under the Code.

No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director, or officer of the Corporation, and no member, trustee, director, or officer of the Corporation shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any corporate assets upon the dissolution of the Corporation.

No substantial part of the activity of the Corporation shall be devoted to propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, except as provide in IRS Code 501(h), or participation in any political campaign on behalf of any candidates for public office.

In the event of dissolution, all of the assets of the Corporation shall, after necessary expenses, be distributed to another organization exempt under 501(C)(3) or to the federal government or state or local government for a public purpose.


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