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The undersigned persons, pursuant to the non-profit, tax-exempt corporation provisions of the Maryland Code, hereby execute the following Articles of Incorporation and set forth:

FIRST: The name of the Corporation is Deale Area Historical Society, Inc.

SECOND: The period of duration is perpetual.

THIRD: The purposes of the Corporation are: The Deale Area Historical Society mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret documents, images, and artifacts related to the history of the Deale, Maryland area in order to share its history and culture with the local community and the general public. The mission is carried out by:
  • Providing educational opportunities for people of all ages experience the history of the area;

  • Collecting and caring for materials that document human life in the Deale area, making them known and accessible to people in Deale and beyond; and Encouraging and doing research in Deale area history.
FOURTH: The Corporation is organized exclusively for, and shall be operated exclusively for, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 54 of 1954 (or a corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

To this end:
  • The Corporation is constituted so as to attract substantial support from contributors, directly or indirectly, from a representative number of persons in the community in which it operates.

  • The Corporation shall receive and expend contributions, donations, bequests, devises, grants and conveyances, of money, property and lands for the said purposes. All revenues from citizens, compensation, contributions, donations, bequests, devises, grants and conveyances, of money, property and lands, should be assets of the Corporation for the purpose for which it is chartered.

  • No person, firm or corporation by way of dividend, distributions, or allotment, shall receive any profit or gain from the business or activities of the Corporation except that trustees, directors, officers, or other private individuals may receive reasonable compensation for services rendered to the Corporation or as otherwise permitted under the non-profit Corporation Law.

  • 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 relating to) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

  • Not withstanding any other provisions of this Certificate, the Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not to be carried on by a corporation exempt from the Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or under a corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

  • The Corporation shall own, maintain, and operate facilities necessary for rendering educational and scientific support. And it shall do everything necessary, proper, advisable or convenient for the accomplishment of the Corporation's purposes, and do all things incidental to them or connected with them that are not forbidden by any law, or by these Articles of Incorporation.
  • In the event of dissolution, all of the remaining assets and property of the Corporation shall, after necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to such organizations that have similar purposes as this organization and as shall qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
FIFTH: The Corporation shall have no voting members and no stock.

SIXTH: The Corporation shall have a Board of Directors. Except for the initial Board of Directors, whose names are set forth in these Articles of Incorporation, the directors shall be elected by a majority vote of the members of the Society. Details on the manner of electing directors shall be provided in the Corporation's By-Laws.

SEVENTH: The address of the Corporation's principal office is:
    Deale Area Historical Society, Inc.
    6011 Parker Drive
    Deale, MD 20751
EIGHTH: The name of the resident agent is John Ward, who is a resident of Maryland and a director the Corporation, and whose business address is identical with principal office.

NINTH: The number of directors constituting the initial Board is nine (9). The names, organizations, and addresses, including street and number and zip code, of the persons who are to serve as the initial directors until the first annual meeting or until their successors be elected and qualified are:

Richard Riley Johnson
5901 Joe Road
Deale, MD 20751
Peggy L'Hommedieu, Treasurer
5960 Vacation Lane
P.O. Box 679
Deale, MD 20751
John Ward, Secretary
6011 Parker Drive
Deale, MD 20751
Evelyn Broyles
494 Deale Rd.
Deale, MD 20751
Ida M. Williams
PO Box 190
621 Deale Rd.
Deale, MD 20751
Patsy Phipps Visnansky
277 Deale Rd.
Tracys Landing, MD 20779
Howard Burnett
6009 Parker Dr.
Deale, MD 20751
Patty Herrgott
1 Cedar Drive
Deale, MD 20751
Robin Gross
6009 Franklin Gibson Rd.
Tracys Landing, MD 20779

TENTH: The name of each incorporator follows:

Richard Riley Johnson, President
Peggy L'Hommedieu, Treasurer
John Ward, Secretary

In lieu of an acknowledgment before a notary, in witness whereof, we have signed these Articles and acknowledge same to be our act.

Signatures of Incorporators:


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