The name of the organization shall be the HENRY HENDRICKS FAMILY ORGANIZATION. This organization shall be referred to hereinafter as the “organization.”


Section 1:

The organization shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of I.R.C. Section 509(a)(2) and may carry out its purposes directly. In these Articles, the term “I.R.C.” means the Internal Revenue Code and references to provisions thereof are to such provisions as from time to time amended and to corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

Section 2:

Such purposes may include, but are not limited to some or all of the following:

  1. To engage in various research projects, to educate others and to expand knowledge of the family history and contributions of Henry Hendricks and related families.
  2. To facilitate the collection and dissemination of information regarding family history, thereby perpetuating, expanding and unifying all genealogical, historical, and biographical research necessary for the compilation of complete and accurate records.
  3. To promote the memory of the ancestors, descendants and allied families of Henry Hendricks.
  4. To promote the study of family history and genealogy, to promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material and to advise all those interested in seeking their roots.
  5. To promote the preservation of documents, monuments and other material of special interest to family historians, and to give assistance and encouragement to members doing original research into their ethnic and family background.
  6. To collect and preserve information, books, manuscripts, maps, charts, photographs, microfilm and related materials relevant to genealogy study and performance.
  7. To publish and distribute books, bulletins and other printed materials as may from time to time be desirable to further the foregoing objectives of the Organization.


Section 1:

No dividends, liquidating dividends, or distributions shall be declared or paid by the organization to any private individual or officer or director of the corporation.

Section 2:

No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall consist in carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The organization shall neither participate in, nor intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, including the publishing or distribution of any statements.

Section 3:

No part of the net earnings or net income of the organization shall inure to the benefit of any private individual or officer or director of the organization; provided, however, that such a person may receive reasonable compensation for personal services rendered, or reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred, or which are necessary to carrying out the exempt purposes of the organization.

Section 4:

Each Director shall disclose to the Board of Directors any duality of interest or possible conflict of interest whenever the duality or conflict pertains to a matter being considered by the Board. Said Director shall abstain from voting on the matter, shall not use his or her personal influence on the matter, shall not be counted in determining the quorum for the vote, but may briefly state his or her position on the matter and answer pertinent questions. The minutes of the meeting involved shall reflect the disclosure, abstention from voting, and the quorum situation.

Section 5:

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under I.R.C. Section 509(a)(2).


The organization shall have one or more classes of members whose respective qualifications, rights, and method of acceptance shall be as specified in the Bylaws.


The affairs of the organization shall be managed by its Board of Directors, which shall consist of such number of persons as shall be fixed by the Bylaws from time to time, but shall not be less than the number of three (3). The terms of office, qualifications and method of election of the Directors shall be as specified in the Bylaws.


Any action required or permitted to be taken between Board Meetings may be taken by written action by a majority of the Directors then in office. Such action shall have the same force and effect as a vote of the Board of Directors taken at a meeting. All Directors shall receive written notice of any action so taken, and the written action is effective on the date specified in the written consent or on the tenth day after the date on which written notice is given, whichever is later.


This Constitution may be amended by the members of the organization by a majority of the votes cast by the members at an official meeting, or in a written ballot in which a quorum is represented, provided that no amendment shall substantially change the original purposes of the organization.


In the event of the dissolution of the organization, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the organization, distribute all of the assets of the organization exclusively for purposes substantially similar to those of the organization.