Amended Articles of Incorporation of Bonneville Bicycle Club

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We, the undersigned natural persons being of the age of eighteen years or more, acting as officers and Board of Directors under the Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopt the following Amended Articles of Incorporation for such Corporation:

Article I: NAME

The name of the Corporation is: BONNEVILLE CYCLING CLUB, also referred to as BCC

Article II: DURATION

The period of duration of this corporation is perpetual.

Article III: PURPOSE

  • This corporation is organized exclusively for educational, charitable, and fostering amateur athletics purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the federal tax code) and under the Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act, as amended and supplemented.
  • To this end, the corporation’s purposes shall be:
  • To promote the general interest of cycling in all its phases:
    • To educate our members and the general public on bicycle safety, skills, maintenance, and therules of the road through classes, on the road training, and newsletters.
    • To organize, promote, and produce fundraising cycling events to make contributions to board approved 501(c)(3) organizations within the community, and to fund other BCC activities within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
    • To encourage and facilitate all forms of cycling activities within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
    • To defend and protect the rights of cyclists and to ensure a better understanding and recognition of the need for safer riding conditions within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
    • To encourage the allocation of facilities for cycling on public lands within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
    • To cooperate with the public authorities in the observance of all traffic regulations and to advocate the recognition of the bicycle as a vehicle for physical health and mental well being, environmental benefits and economic transportation within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
  • To engage in any and all activities and pursuits, and to support or assist such other organizations, as may be reasonably related to the foregoing and the following purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
  • To engage in any and all other lawful purposes, activities and pursuits, which are substantially similar to the foregoing and which are or may hereafter be authorized by section 501(c)(3) of the Code and are consistent with those powers described in the Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act, as amended an supplemented.
  • To solicit and receive contributions, purchase, own and sell real and personal property, to make contracts, to invest corporate funds, to spend corporate funds for corporate purposes, and to engage in any activity “in furtherance of, incidental to, or connected with any of the other purposes” within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
  • Notwithstanding any other purpose or provision in these Articles, the Corporation is organized and shall operate at all times exclusively for one or more of the specified purposes (educational, charitable, fostering national amateur sports competition, et.) within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code.

Article IV: LIMITATIONS

  • No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its members, trustees, officers, or other persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered ot the corporation and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth herein.
  • No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation 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 except as authorized under the Internal Revenue Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended.
  • The corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under 501(c)(3) of the Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended.

Article V: MEMBERS

  • Membership is open to anyone who is willing to support the objectives stated in Article III who pays dues and abides by the rules set forth in the bylaws.
  • The BCC will not restrict membership to the organization because of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age as defined in club bylaws, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law.

Article VI: BYLAWS

Provisions for the regulation of the internal affairs of the corporation shall be set forth in the bylaws. (U.C.A. Section 16-6a-206)

Article VII: DIRECTORS

Membership and eligibility to vote is as provided for in the bylaws. The number of directors of this Corporation shall be up to fifteen (15), as fixed from time to time by the bylaws of the Corporation. The number of directors constituting the present Board of Directors (Executive Board) of the Corporation is twelve, and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as directors until their successors are elected and shall qualify are:

Barbara A DeBry President
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Liesa Sandall Membership
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Jackie McGill Vice President
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Robert Schultz Road Captain
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Iris Buder Jensen Treasurer
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Kate Sturgeon Webmaster
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Stacy Walker Secretary
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Debi Clark Newsletter Editor
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Rexanne Pond Member at Large
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241

Vic Crookston Member at Large
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0241
Desmond Jensen Member at Large
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241

Articles VIII: INCORPORATORS

This organization was originally incorporated April 13, 1978 as the Bonneville Wheelmen by Richard Wayne Hanson. The name of the organization was changed to Bonneville Bicycle Touring Club by a vote conducted Jan 31, 1980 and submitted by Gary S. Lazerus, President and Jenny G. Phillips Secretary. The Articles of Incorporation were further amended by a vote conducted October 14, 1983 and submitted by Helen C. Carney, President. The Articles of Incorporation were again amended by a vote conducted on November 2, 2002 and submitted by Mary Margaret Williams President, Penny Perkins Vice President, and Ronald H. Hall Articles Chairperson. The name of the organization was changed to Bonneville Cycling Club by a vote conducted during February 2008 and later submitted by Mary Margaret Williams President and Elizabeth Carter Secretary.

The names and addresses of the officers and board members submitting these Amended Articles of Incorporation are

Barbara A DeBry President
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Rexanne Pond Member at Large and Articles
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Iris Buder Jensen Treasurer
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Desmond Jensen Member at Large and Articles
PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241

Article IX: REGISTERED OFFICE AND AGENT

The address of the corporation’s current registered office shall be:

PO Box 9241
Salt Lake City UT 84109-0241
Street Address:
7979 S. Norwood Road
Salt Lake City UT 84121

Such office may be changed in accordance with the bylaws at any time by the Board of Directors without amendment of these Articles of Incorporation.

The corporation’s current registered agent at such address shall be:
Barbara A DeBry

Articles X: PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS

The principal place of business of this Corporation shall be PO Box 9241, Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0241. The business of this Corporation may be conducted in all counties of the State of Utah and in all states of the United States, and in all territories thereof, and in all foreign countries as the Board of Directors shall determine.

Article XI: DISTRIBUTIONS

No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation 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 III hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation 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 except as authorized under the Internal Revenue Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles of Incorporation, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended.

Article XII: AMENDMENTS

These Articles of Incorporation may be amended in the following manner:

  • A written proposal must be presented at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors and put on the agenda for discussion at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.
  • Proposed amendments receiving a positive vote of 2/3 or more of the Directors shall then go to ballot by the general membership.
  • Vote by the general membership if passed by a simple majority of the ballots returned the amendment shall take effect as soon as filed with the State of Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.

Article XIII: DISSOLUTION

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended or supplemented, or shall be distributed to the federal government or to a state or local government for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the District Court of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operate exclusively for such purposes.