Article of Incorporation of the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under Tennessee Nonprofit Corporation Act, compiled in chapters 51 – 68 of Title 48, Tennessee Code Annotated of the State of Tennessee, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Corporation shall be The Chattanooga Speculative Fiction Fans, Inc.
Second: The Corporation is a public benefit corporation.
The Corporation is not a religious corporation.
The Corporation will not have members.
Third: The name and complete address of the corporation’s initial registered agent and office in Tennessee is: Robert Zielke, 7018 Glacier Lane, Harrison, TN 37343, Hamilton County.
Fourth: The names and addresses of the persons who are the incorporators are as follows:
Charlotte Williams, 4137 Franklin Hill Blvd., Maryville, TN 37804
Cynthia Holtsclaw, 437 Clay Baker Rd. NW, Cleveland, TN 37311
Ann Robards, 7201 Cane Hollow Rd., Hixson, TN 37343
Fifth: The address in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is:
7018 Glacier Lane, Harrison, TN 37343, Hamilton County
Sixth: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and literary, purposes 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 the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Seventh: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, 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 set forth in Article Sixth hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the 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 office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Eighth: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed 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 such purposes.