Of The Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Organization AKA PBCers Organization
A Registered Nonprofit Association of Texas, do hereby certify:
The name of the Association is the: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Organization aka PBCers Organization.
Principal office of this Association is located in Pearland, Texas, Brazoria County. The name and address of the person who initially organized this Association and shall receive service of process is: Linda Moore, 1430 Garden Road, Pearland, TX 77581.
This Association is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 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 corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The specific purposes for which this Association is organized for:
(1) Helping those with PBC cope and improve their quality of life through support and education.
(2) Educate, support and comfort PBC family members and friends.
(3) Disseminating information to the public, that is vital to improving the understanding of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, the need for research and organ donation.
(4) Raise funds from the public and all other sources available to help support PBC research. (5) Organize annual PBC conference to be held at locations throughout the United States (and perhaps elsewhere) which may include speaker presentations, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and the exhibition of published materials.
The number of directors shall be a minimum of (3) three and not more than (9) nine. The names and addresses of the three initial directors of this Association are:
Linda Moore, Board CEO & President, 1430 Garden Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Katie Neal Emmitte, Board Vice-President, Las Vegas, NV
Brenda Gonzales, Board Secretary, Pearland, TX
Joyce Keller, Board Member, Streetsboro, OH
Kathryn Krivy, Board Member, Chicago, IL
Tim Snakenberg, Board Member, Pearland, TX
Any additional provisions for the operation of this Association are as follows:
No part of the net earnings of this Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except that this Association 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 this Association shall be carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing and distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate of public office.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, this Association shall not carry on any other activities
not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization 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 an organization, 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
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this Association shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this Association.
Upon the dissolution of this Association, after paying or adequately providing for the debts, obligations, and liabilities of this organization, the remaining assets of this Association shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, association, or corporation, selected and designated by this Association’s Board of Directors. The chosen non-profit must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes like those set forth in Article Three above, and which has established and maintained its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The classes, rights, privileges, qualifications, and obligations of members of this Association are as follows: As stated in the Bylaws of this Association.