FRIENDS OF GOOD SHEPHERD
ARTICLE I - NAME AND ADDRESS
The name of the Corporation shall be FRIENDS OF GOOD SHEPHERD. The address of the registered office of the Corporation shall be 5630 S. Curtice, Littleton, CO 80120-1108
ARTICLE II - ORGANIZATION
Section 1. This organization shall be incorporated under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act., and shall be a non-political and non-sectarian organization.
Section 2. The Corporation shall not, to any substantial degree, attempt to influence legislation; nor shall the Corporation intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
Section 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Corporation shall not engage in any activities nor exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of the Corporation.
ARTICLE III - PURPOSES
The purposes of the Corporation are:
• To foster greater public understanding of and acceptance of persons with developmental disabilities.
• To promote the general welfare of persons with developmental disabilities, giving special attention to those persons residing at Bethesda Lutheran Communities of Littleton, Colorado.
• To encourage and assist the administration of Bethesda Lutheran Communities in providing a comfortable residence and suitable programming for such persons.
• To solicit and disburse funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes.
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all persons interested in the purposes of the Corporation.
ARTICLE V - GOVERNING BODY
Section 1. The governing body of the Corporation shall be the Board of Directors, composed of the officers and at least six directors, to be elected by the membership.
Section 2. The officers of the Corporation shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
Section 3. No officer or director of the Corporation shall receive any compensation for services as an officer or director.
ARTICLE VI - DISSOLUTION
In the event of the dissolution of FRIENDS OF GOOD SHEPHERD, or in the event it shall cease to exist for the stated purposes, all the property and assets of the Corporation shall be distributed to the Bethesda Lutheran Communities. In the event there shall not then be in existence such an entity, all the property and assets of the Corporation shall be distributed to an organization serving the persons of developmental disabilities of Colorado which organization shall be an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954..
ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting of the Corporation, provided that the proposed amendment has been reviewed by the Board of Directors and presented to the entire membership at least two weeks prior to such meeting, along with the Board’s recommendation for acceptance or rejection.
This constitution approved and adopted _November, 2009_____
John McGregor, President Carole Forbes, Secretary
Ratified by the General Membership, April 10,2010.