KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That the undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the Huntsville Macintosh Users Group, acting under the authority of the general membership of the Group granted after due notice and a two-thirds vote of said general membership, in furtherance of the desire of the general membership to form a non-profit organization in compliance with the laws of the United States and the regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with such laws, and for the purpose set forth hereinafter, do hereby make and subscribe their names to this Constitution.
The name of this organization shall be Huntsville Macintosh Users Group, hereinafter referred to as the Group.
This Group is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and civic purposes, specifically to promote and encourage educational interest in Macintosh computer arts and sciences with particular emphasis upon defining, enlarging upon and applying the computer to education and to the social, scientific and environmental problems of society and to do such other things as the Constitution of the State of Alabama and the laws and regulations of the United States permit non-profit organizations to do.
The Group shall have all powers of nonprofit organizations, provided, however, that no part of the net earnings of the Group shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers or other private persons, except that the Group 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 II hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the Group shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and theorganization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, the Group shall not carry on any 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 of 1954, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Upon dissolution of the Group, the Executive Committee shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Group, dispose of all assets of the Group exclusively for the purposes of the Group in such a manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational or scientific purposes which shall at the time qualify as exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, as the officers and directors of such organization shall determine.
Membership in the Group shall be open to such persons as are interested in the purposes of the Group, and any such persons shall be admitted to membership as provided in the by-laws of the Group.
The Group, as herein above provided, shall have the power to adopt by-laws for the regulation of its internal affairs for all other purposes not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Alabama and with this Constitution.
The officers of the Group shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary a Treasurer and a Programs Officer. Each said officer shall be elected from the membership in such manner and for such terms as may be prescribed by the bylaws.
The Executive Committee is the governing body of the Group. It shall be composed of the elected officers of the Group.
This Constitution may be amended following proposal of such amendment to the general membership by the Executive Committee or by petition of the membership, by a two-thirds vote of the membership, as set out in the by-laws.
© The Huntsville Macintosh Users Group 1996