World Association for Online Education

Articles of Incorporation 


 


[SECRETARY OF STATE'S FILE STAMP]



ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
OF
WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR ONLINE EDUCATION

A CALIFORNIA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION



ONE: The name of this corporation is World Association for Online Education, hereinafter referred to as WAOE.

TWO: This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to develop, support, and evaluate computer-assisted online education as a professional discipline, based upon sound pedagogical principles and humanistic ethics, and the voluntary efforts of educators so involved throughout the world.


THREE: The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is Jenna L. Seehafer, 432 K Street, Rio Linda, CA 95673.


FOUR: (a) This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) 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, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

FIVE: The names and addresses of the persons appointed to act as the initial Directors of this corporation are:

Name Address

____________________ ____________________

____________________ ____________________

____________________ ____________________

____________________ ____________________

____________________ ____________________

SIX: The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes, and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.

On the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


SEVEN: The name of the existing unincorporated association, now being incorporated by the filing of these Articles of Incorporation is World Association for Online Education, also known as WAOE.



Date: September 1, 1998

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Steve McCarty, Director


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Mihkel Pilv, Director


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Brian Donohue-Lynch, Director


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Jenna Seehafer, Director


_______________________________________
David Wyatt, Director



We, the above-mentioned initial directors of this corporation, hereby declare that we are the persons who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, which execution is our act and deed.

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Steve McCarty, Director


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Mihkel Pilv, Director


_______________________________________
Brian Donohue-Lynch, Director


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Jenna Seehafer, Director


_______________________________________
David Wyatt, Director



DECLARATION

Steve McCarty and Brian Donohue-Lynch declare under penalty of perjury that they are the President and Executive Secretary of World Association for Online Education, the unincorporated association referred to in the Articles of Incorporation to which this declaration is attached, and that said association has duly authorized its incorporation by means of said Articles of Incorporation.


Date: September 1, 1998



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Steve McCarty, President



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Brian Donohue-Lynch, Executive Secretary

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