ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Article of Incorporation of the undersigned, all of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Iowa, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Corporation shall be South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc
Second: The place where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is 3554 270th. Avenue, City of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Registered Agent in this office shall be Ann Marie Wykowski.
Third: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific 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. EIN 39-2076068
• South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc. seeks to reduce the number of companion birds living in substandard condition. South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc. will also seek to place abused, abandoned, lost or otherwise displaced companion birds in either foster care and/or permanent homes. We promise to provide safe housing, a nutritional diet, emotional support and rehabilitation for unwanted and/or homeless psitticine birds of all kinds. ( except those with fatal contagious diseases )
• We hope to educate the consumer public about proper care of exotic birds.
• Provide fee educational brochures and a website to all interested parties, containing basic bird care, important pre-adoption information, avian intelligence, and pro’s and con’s of parrot ownership.
• And finally, we will to work at a national level with other avian individuals and organizations, and be able to assist in the rescue, placement and rehabilitation of exotic birds in need, or at risk.
Fourth: The names and addresses of the persons who are the initial trustees of the corporation are as follows:
Name: Ann Marie Wykowski Address: 3554 270th. Avenue Keokuk, IA 52632
Name: Paul Leonard Wykowski Address: 3554 270th. Avenue Keokuk, IA 52632
Fifth: No part of the net earnings of South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc 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 Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc. 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.
Sixth: Upon the dissolution of the South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, 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 South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc. 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.
Seventh: The Incorporators or Board of Directors has power to amend or repeal all or part of this chapter at any time and all domestic corporations subject to this chapter are governed by the amendment or repeal.
Any persons purporting to act as or on behalf of South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc., knowing there was no South East Iowa Parrot Rescue, Inc. under this chapter, are jointly and severally liable for all liabilities created while so acting.
Ann Marie Wykowski - Incorporator Paul Leonard Wykowski - Incorporator