Articles Of Incorporation

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF Four Lakes Bocce Association INC,
a NON-STOCK WISCONSIN CORPORATION

The undersigned incorporator(s), (a) natural person(s) 18 years of age or older, in order to form a corporate entity under Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 181, repealed and recreated by 1997 Wisconsin Act 79, adopt(s) the following articles of incorporation.

ARTICLE I
NAME OF THE CORPORATION

The name of this corporation shall be Four Lakes Bocce Association, Inc.

ARTICLE II
REGISTERED OFFICE

The corporation’s registered office is located at 5010 Black Walnut Dr, McFarland 53558

ARTICLE III
Name of the initial registered agent

Charles Basford, McFarland, WI.

ARTICLE IV
MAILING ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL OFFICE

The corporation’s mailing address is PO Box 259, McFarland, WI 53558.

ARTICLE V
MEMBERSHIP

The corporation will have members.

ARTICLE VI
DIRECTORS/MEMBERS

The corporation shall have no voting members except that members shall vote annually for the slate of Board of Directors and to ratify amendments to the By-Laws proposed by the Board of Directors as defined by the corporation’s By-Laws. The management and affairs of the corporation shall be at all times under the direction of a Board of Directors, whose operations in governing the corporation shall be defined by statute and by the corporation’s by-laws. No Director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation.

The corporation’s first Board of Directors shall be comprised of the following natural persons:

Charles Basford, 5010 Black Walnut Dr, McFarland, WI 53558
Kevin Thies, 5823 Woods Edge Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711
William Swanson, 301 Harbor Town Dr #424, Madison, WI 53717

ARTICLE VII
PURPOSE

This corporation is organized under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statues, as a non-stock, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person, exclusively for promoting the play and growth of the sport of Bocce and for providing a legal entity for purposes of entering into contracts with various governmental units for the building and maintaining of Bocce courts within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that also qualify as Section 501(c)(3) exempt organizations. To this end, the corporation shall build, maintain and schedule use of Bocce courts; regulate Bocce Leagues; educate those wishing to learn the sport of Bocce; sanction and hold Bocce Tournaments; and promote the sport of Bocce play as a healthful pursuit for all persons without regards to age, gender, race or disability. All funds raised, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes. All other purposes not mentioned herein shall be addressed in the Bylaws of this corporation in the manner proscribed by the Bylaws within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended.

ARTICLE VIII
LIMITATIONS

At all times the following shall operate as conditions restricting the operations and activities of the corporation:

1. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to any member of the corporation not qualifying as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended, nor to any Director or officer of the corporation, nor to any other private persons, excepting solely such reasonable compensation that the corporation shall pay for services actually rendered to the corporation, or allowed by the corporation as a reasonable allowance for authorized expenditures incurred on behalf of the corporation.

2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including by publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

3. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended.

4. The corporation shall not lend any of its assets to any officer or director of this corporation [unless such loan program is regularly conducted as part of the activities of the organization and the qualification of the individual to participate in same is determined by a panel comprised solely of non-Board members!!], or guarantee to any person the payment of a loan by an officer or director of this corporation.

ARTICLE IX
DEBT OBLIGATIONS AND PERSONAL LIABILITY

No member, officer, or Director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the members, officers, or Directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.

ARTICLE X
DISSOLUTION

Upon the time of dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed by the Board of Directors, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all debts, obligations, liabilities, costs and expenses of the corporation, for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the 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 so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation 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 public purposes.

ARTICLE XI
INCORPORATOR

The incorporator(s) of this corporation are

Charles Basford, 5010 Black Walnut Dr, McFarland, WI 53558
Kevin Thies, 5823 Woods Edge Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711
William Swanson, 301 Harbor Town Dr #424, Madison, WI 53717

The undersigned incorporator(s) certify(ies) both that she/he/they execute(s) these Articles for the purposes herein stated, and that by such execution, she/he/they affirm(s) the understanding that should any of the information in these Articles be intentionally or knowingly misstated, she/he/they is/are subject to the criminal penalties for perjury set forth in Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 181, repealed and recreated by 1997 Wisconsin Act 79 as if this document had been executed under oath.

signed September 9, 2009