ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The Obscure Organization
A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
The undersigned, pursuant to Chapter 10 of Title 13.1 of the Code of
Virginia, state(s) as follows:
ONE: The name of this corporation is The Obscure Organization.
TWO: The name of the corporation's initial registered agent is
Richard Lunson Bullington-McGuire
The registered agent is an individual who is a resident of Virginia and
an initial director of the corporation.
The corporation's initial registered office address which is the business
address of the registered agent is:
300 S Jackson St Arlington VA 22204-1737
The registered office is physically located in the County of Arlington.
THREE: The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are:
to further the education of its members and the surrounding community by
operating Internet-connected computer servers, to operate free electronic
mailing lists that serve community interests, and to support research
and experimentation with the arts and technology.
This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes
as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 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.
FOUR: The first board of directors shall have five(5) members.
The initial directors are:
Richard Lunson Bullington-McGuire 300 S Jackson St Arlington VA 22204-1737
Patricia Lynn Bullington-McGuire 300 S Jackson St Arlington VA 22204-1737
Louise Nickerson 3308 Syndenham St Apt 204 Fairfax VA 22031
Daniel Brown 31 S Aberdeen St Arlington VA 22204-1324
Phillip Jones 20392 Winfield Pl Sterling 20165-7528
The members of the corporation will elect the directors by written ballot
at the annual meeting of the members. Additional provisions specifying
the rules for electing directors and filling vacancies in the board of
directors shall be contained in the Bylaws of this corporation pursuant
to, and in accordance with, the laws of this state.
The number of directors may be increased or decreased from time to time
by amendment to the Bylaws of this corporation.
FIVE: The name and address of the incorporator of this corporation is:
Richard Lunson Bullington-McGuire 300 S Jackson St Arlington, VA
SIX: The period of duration of this corporation is perpetual.
SEVEN: The classes, rights, privileges, qualifications, and obligations
of members of this corporation are as follows:
This corporation shall have one class of membership. Any person shall be
qualified to become a member upon payment of the initial dues, if any,
fixed by the board of directors and shall continue as a member upon paying
the annual dues, if any, fixed by the board of directors. The method and
time of payment of dues shall be determined, and may be changed, from time
to time, by the board of directors. Additional provisions specifying the
rights and obligations of members shall be contained in the Bylaws of this
corporation pursuant to, and in accordance with, the laws of this state.
EIGHT: Any additional provisions for the operation of the corporation
are as follows:
Upon the dissolution of this corporation, its assets remaining after
payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this
corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within
the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or shall be
distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government,
for a public purpose.
No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of
carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation
(except as otherwise provided by Section 501(h) of the Internal Revenue
Code), and this corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in
(including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political
campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public
No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit
of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers, or other
private persons, except that this 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 these Articles.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, this corporation
shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1)
by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to
which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
In any taxable year in which this corporation is a private foundation as
described in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, the corporation
1) shall distribute its income for said period at such time and manner as
not to subject it to tax under Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code;
2) shall not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section
4941(d) of the Internal Revenue Code; 3) shall not retain any excess
business holdings as defined in Section 4943(c) of the Internal Revenue
Code; 4) shall not make any investments in such manner as to subject the
corporation to tax under Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
5) shall not make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945(d)
of the Internal Revenue Code.
The undersigned incorporator hereby declares under penalty of perjury that
the statements made in the foregoing Articles of Incorporation are true.
Richard Lunson Bullington-McGuire