ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
OF
San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc.
A CALIFORNIA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION

 

ONE: The name of this corporation is San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, Inc.

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 and primary purposes for which this corporation is organized are:

To promote an increased cultural awareness of, and an increased discourse regarding, the subset of the arts known as science fiction, dystopic fiction, alternate history, fantasy, and related expressive genres, which together are collectively termed "speculative fiction";

And, to promote general literacy through a heightened public interest in speculative fiction.

The means of providing such education and of facilitating such discourse shall include, but shall not be limited to, sponsorship of meetings and conferences, publishing of journals and books, and maintenance of such property as is necessary to accomplish the foregoing purposes.

THREE: The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is Adam Gregory Tilghman, 11226 Adriatic Place, San Diego, CA 92126-1110.

FOUR: (a) This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for educational and literary 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

John Kusters 10819 Canyon Hill Lane, San Diego, CA 92126

Elisa Sheets 11226 Adriatic Place, San Diego, CA 92126

Michael Thomas 10819 Canyon Hill Lane, San Diego, CA 92126

Adam Tilghman 11226 Adriatic Place, San Diego, CA 92126

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.

Date: __________

 

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John Kusters, Director Elisa Sheets, Director

 


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Michael Thomas, Director Adam Tilghman, 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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John Kusters, Director Elisa Sheets, Director

 


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Michael Thomas, Director Adam Tilghman, Director