ARTICLE I — NAME
The name of this corporation shall be BALKANS PARTNERS, Inc.
ARTICLE II — REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS
The place in Idaho where the principal office of the corporation is to be located is at 2855 Vesta Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83402. The registered agent at such address is Robert Primrose.
ARTICLE III — PURPOSE
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes, as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS CORPORATION IS:
1. To support and conduct religious and educational activities that stimulate and encourage the growth of evangelical Christian churches in the Balkan states, through providing religious and development education, providing for conduct of services of religious worship
providing poverty relief to people in its sphere of operation.
providing material support to churches which may need such support.
2. To exercise all powers granted by law necessary and proper to carry out the foregoing purposes, including, but not limited to, the power to accept donations of money, property (whether real or personal), or any other things of value. Nothing herein shall be deemed to authorize or permit the corporation to carry on any business for profit, to exercise any power, or to do any act that a corporation formed under the Act, or any amendment thereto or substitute therefor, may not at that time lawfully carry on or do.
ARTICLE IV — EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS
1. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that organizations shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purpose set forth in the purpose clause hereof.
2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.
3. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future tax code, or by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future tax code.
ARTICLE V — MEMBERSHIP/BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1. This corporation shall have no voting members.
2. The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board of directors consisting of no less than four people.
3. The directors shall choose their own successors in accordance with the by-laws.
4. No director shall have any right, title, or interest in any property of the corporation.
5. Members of the initial board of directors shall serve until the first annual meeting, at which their successors will be duly elected and qualified, or removed as provided in the by-laws.
6. The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors is four (4): their names and addresses are as follows:
Robert Primrose Chairman
2855 Vesta Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Allyn Kyes Vice-chariman
1932 Carmel Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Dorothee Kyes Secretary
1932 Carmel Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Brian Primrose Treasurer
101 South Fraser Ct.
Aurora, Colorado 8012
ARTICLE 4 — PERSONAL LIABILITY
No member, officer, or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the officers, members, or directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.
ARTICLE 5 —DURATION/DISSOLUTION
The duration of the corporate existence shall be perpetual until dissolution. Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets of the corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Any remaining assets not so distributed shall be distributed by the district court of the county in which the principal residence of the corporation is then located, exclusively for the purposes or to such organizations as such court shall determine to be consistent with the purposes of the corporation.
ARTICLE 6 — INCORPORATORS
In witness whereof, we the undersigned, have hereunto subscribed our names for the purpose of forming the corporation under the laws of the state of Idaho and certify we executed the Articles of Incorporation this 24th day of August, 2009.
By-Laws of BALKANS PARTNERS, Inc.
Board of Directors. The board is responsible for policy and overall direction of the corporation The board shall have no fewer than four and no more than ten members. The board receives no compensation other than reasonable expenses. Board positions may be added or removed or individual board members may be involuntarily removed, only by a unanimous vote of the other board members. There shall be no term limits for board members. Other business before the board may be decided by a simple majority vote. Board members may resign by notifying the secretary in writing.
Meetings. The board shall meet at least quarterly. All board members shall be notified at least a week in advance of meetings.
Quorum. A quorum of 50% of the board members is required to conduct business and pass motions.
Officers and Duties. There shall be at least four officers of the Board consisting of a Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers shall be elected by the board. The Chair shall convene regularly scheduled Board meetings. The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of Board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each Board member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained. The Treasurer shall monitor corporation finance, make a report at each board meeting, and make financial information available to board members and the public. In the event that the Chair shall die, resign or be removed, the Vice-chair shall assume Chair’s responsibilities until another Chair is selected.
Amendments. These Bylaws may be amended when necessary by a two-thirds majority of the board of directors.