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We hereby associate to form a Not For Profit Corporation pursuant to Chapter 617 of the Florida Statutes, and as such set forth the following:

1) The name of this Corporation shall be Space Coast PC Users Group, Incorporated.
 
2) This Corporation is organized to:

a)  Provide a forum for members of the IBM PC community for their mutual benefit, increased understanding, and utilization of the IBM PC.
 
b)  To encourage experimentation and research in the current and potential uses of the IBM PC.
  
c)  To provide an opportunity for all users of the IBM PC to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experience for the enrichment of all concerned.
  
d) To provide an opportunity for both formal and informal education in computer applications, hardware, and software technologies.
  
e)  To provide a medium of communication with user groups in other areas (location and orientation.).
  
f)  To provide an opportunity for the formation of special interest groups.
  
g)  To provide a medium for the software exchange of public domain and contributed programs.
  
h)  To assist members in acquiring computer hardware and software.
 
 
3) Persons qualified to be members of the Corporation and admission to membership shall be as prescribed by the Corporation's Bylaws.
 
4) This Corporation's existence shall be perpetual.
 
5)

The Initial Registered Agent shall be Curtis F. Waters, whose address is 2720 Chapparal Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935.

I hereby accept appointment as the Initial Registered Agent.
          /Signed/ Curtis F. Waters
 

6) The Incorporator of the Corporation is Curtis F. Waters, whose address is 2720 Chapparal Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935, whose address is the same as the Corporation's office.
 
7)

The initial Board of Directors shall be comprised of three (3) persons, who are as follows:

1- Alan Tietjen, 1760 Milton St, Titusville FL 32780
          /Signed/ Alan Tietjen

2- Milancie Adams, 1760 Milton St, Titusville FL 32780
          /Signed/ Milancie Adams

3- John Key, 1540 Monte Calco Ct, Merritt Island FL 32952
          /Signed/ John Key
 

8)

No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, Trustees, 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 the Articles of Incorporation. No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying out 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) in a political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Articles of Incorporation, the Corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this Corporation.

 

9) Upon the dissolution of the Corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the Corporation exclusively for the purpose of the Corporation in such manner, or to such organization(s) which are organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (as amended and/or superseded), as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Circuit Court of the county in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization(s), as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purpose.

    

In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 18th day of April, 1986.

/Signed/ Curtis F. Waters (Incorporator)

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BREVARD
Sworn to and subscribed to before me
this 18th day of April, 1986, by Curtis F. Waters,
Incorporator of Space Coast PC Users Group, Incorporated.

[SEAL]             /Signed/ Phyllis J. Broadway (Notary Public)

     My Commission expires Oct. 8, 1987