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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION


The undersigned persons, pursuant to Chapter 10 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia, hereby execute the following articles of incorporation and set forth:


ONE


The name of the corporation is Giles Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (Amended to change name from Dismal Peak Repeater Society, Inc., on 10 May 1992)


TWO


The corporation is to have the following classes of members: voting and non-voting.

The qualifications of members of this corporation, the voting and other rights of members, the amount of dues payable, the number of directors and officers, and the method of their election and other details of the internal operation of this corporation shall be as set forth in the By-Laws.


THREE


The officers and directors of this corporation shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the voting members present, provided there be a quorum, at the annual meeting to be held at a time and date set forth in the By-Laws.


FOUR


The post office address, including street and number, of the initial registered office is:

412 Ridgeway Drive
Bluefield, VA 24605,

which is located in the County of Tazewell.


FIVE


The name of the initial registered agent is Donald L. Williams, Jr., who is a resident of Virginia and an initial director of the corporation.


SIX


The names and addresses of the initial directors are:

Thomas E. Mallory, Jr.
Route 1, Box 473
Bland, VA 24315

Larry M. Fariss
Route 3, Box 157
Max Meadows, VA 24360

John L. Smith
Route 1, Box 297-B
Pearisburg, VA 24134

Donald L. Williams, Jr.
412 Ridgeway Drive
Bluefield, VA 24605


SEVEN


(1) The primary purposes are to operate a non-profit, non-stock corporation for educational and scientific purposes as follows:

(1a) To educate and increase the proficiency of its members in the science of radio communication.
(1b) To provide for dissemination of information among its members con- cerning scientific advancement and progress in the field of radio communication.
(1c) To organize and train units of licensed radio amateurs capable of maintaining radio communications as a public service during periods of emergency.
(1d) To encourage and sponsor experimental activities in radio commu- nication and electronics, to the end that skills and experience gained in amateur radio will further the application of electronics to the benefit of the public at large.
(1e) To promote the elevation of standards of practice and ethics in the conduct of amateur radio communications.

(2) The general purposes and powers are to have and exercise all rights and powers conferred on non-profit corporations under the laws of the Common- wealth of Virginia, including the power to contract, rent, buy, or sell person al or real property, provided, however, that this corporation shall not engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the primary purposes of this corporation.

(3) No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.


EIGHT


This corporation is not organized for profit, is not authorized to issue capital stock, and its organization will not result in pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof.


NINE


The existence of this corporation is to be perpetual.


TEN


The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to educational and scientific purposes, and no part of its net income or assets shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private individual.

Upon dissolution or winding up of this corporation its assets remaining after the payment of, or provision for the payment of, all debts and liabilities shall be distributed to the American Radio Relay League, Inc., if it is then in existence and exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; but if it is not then in existance or exempt, to another organization which is organized and operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


ELEVEN


These articles may be amended at any regular meeting of this corporation by a two-thirds majority of the voting members (as defined in the By-Laws) present, notice of the proposed amendment having been submitted in writing to each member at least ten days in advance of the meeting at which it is to be voted upon.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia do make and file this agreement; and we have accordingly hereunto set our respective hands this

Ninth day of February, 1988.


INCORPORATORS:


/s/ Thomas E. Mallory, Jr.

/s/ Larry M. Fariss

/s/ John L. Smith

/s/ Donald L. Williams, Jr.

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