Articles of Incorporation of Kingdom of Lucerne, Inc.
The corporate name and style of our company shall be the "KINGDOM OF LUCERNE, INC".
The objects and purposes for which our said corporation is formed, organized, and incorporated are:
- To aid, encourage, and promote by means of monetary grants and other assistance:
and interest in the fields of sciences, history, art, and music
associated with the period 1000 to 1650 CE in the areas of Western
Europe and its colonies
- The design, reconstruction and
operation of structures, vehicles, implements, clothing, ornaments, and
other artifacts of the period 1000 to 1650 CE in the areas of Western
- To publish facts and information by means of
articles, books, pamphlets, and other literature concerning the period
1000 to 1650 CE, and the study thereof.
- To receive and
administer funds and to expend the income therefrom for such
scientific, historical, and educational purposes as are associated with
the forgoing purposes and for no other purposes whatsoever, and to that
end, to take hold by bequest, device, gift, purchase, or lease, either
absolutely or in trust, for the forgoing objects and purposes, or any
of them, any property, whether real, personal, or mixed, without
limitation to amount of value.
- To sell, convey, and dispose of
any property and to invest and reinvest the principal thereof; and to
deal with and expend the income therefrom for any of the aforementioned
purposes without limitation, except such limitations, if any, as may be
contained in the instrument under which such property was received.
receive any property, real, personal, or mixed, in trust under terms of
any will, deed of trust, or other trust instrument for the forgoing
purposes, or any of them, in administering the same, to carry out the
directions and exercise of powers contained in the trust instrument
under which the property is received, including expenditures of the
principal as well as the income for one of more of such purposes if
authorized or directed in the trust instrument under which it was
- To receive, take title to, hold and use, the proceeds
and income of stocks, bonds, obligations, and other securities of any
corporation or corporations, domestic or foreign, but only for the
forgoing purposes or some of them.
- In general, to exercise any
and all and every power which a non-profit corporation organized under
the Statutes of the State of New Jersey is authorized to exercise in
carrying out the aforementioned purposes.
- No substantial part
of the activities of this corporation shall be the carrying on of
propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
The resident agent is JOSEPH FULGINITI, who actually resides in New Jersey.
The principal offices of said cooperation shall be reached through 410 W. Cedar Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260
The membership of this corporation shall consist of:
- Senior Memberships: Individuals of the age of twenty-one (21) years
or older, contributing annually not less than such amount as may be
established by the trustees pursuant to the by-laws from time to time.
These memberships shall have voting rights
- Junior Memberships:
Individuals under the age of twenty-one (21) years contributing
annually not less than such amount as may be established by the
trustees pursuant to the by-laws from time to time. These members shall
have voting rights.
- Associate Members: Individuals or
organizations who register themselves with and are accepted by this
corporation for their own common interest, but do not contribute
annually any regular amount to the corporation. These members shall not
have voting rights.
officers of the corporation shall consist of a president, a
vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer, elected by a majority
vote of the members present and voting at the annual meeting.
conveyance or encumbrance of all or any part of corporate property may
be made pursuant to the authority of a majority of the board of
directors, and any conveyance or encumbrance of the corporation shall
be executed by the president and duly attested by the vice-president,
secretary, or treasurer.
directors, with the approval of a simple majority of the membership
present and voting at any annual or special meeting, shall have the
power to make, alter, or amend such by-laws as they deem proper.
The corporation shall have perpetual existence. The corporation is not authorized to issue capital stocks.
dissolution of the corporation, the trustees shall, after paying or
making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the
corporation, dispose of all the assets of the corporation exclusively
for the purposes of the corporation in such a manner, or to such
organization(s) organized and operated exclusively for charitable,
educational, religious or scientific purposes as at the time shall
qualify as an exempt organization(s) under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding provisions of any United States
Internal Revenue Law), as the Trustees shall determine. Any such assets
not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas 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 purposes.
articles of incorporation may be amended at any regular or special
meeting of the members by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting
members present; provided that notice, including any proposed
amendment, is given at least thirty (30) days prior to such regular or
- The affairs and management f the corporation shall be under the
control and direction of a Board of Directors consisting of seven (7)
senior members of this corporation elected by a majority vote of the
members present and voting at the annual meeting as established in the
by-laws after notice given pursuant to the by-laws.
- The names and term of office of the original Directors shall be as follows:
JOSEPH FULGINITI for a term expiring July 31, 2005 (President)
DAVID V. SHEARER for a term expiring July 31, 2000 (Vice President)
STACEY PETLEV for a term expiring July 31, 2000 (Treasurer)
MELANIE WOLTMAN for a term expiring July 31, 2000 (Secretary)
TERRY M. MARR for a term expiring July 31, 2005 (Trustee)
WILLIAM HOGUE for a term expiring July 31, 2005 (Trustee)
DONN E. SHEARER for a term expiring July 31,2005 (Trustee)
with the exception of the President and the Trustees, on the expiration
of the term and office of any Director, his successor shall be elected
for a term of one (1) year, or until his successor is elected and
qualifies. On the expiration of the term of office of the President or
any Trustee, his successor shall be elected for a term of six (6)
years, or until his successor is elected and qualifies.
In witness, whereof we have signed these articles of incorporation on 15 March, 99.
Terry M. Marr, 7 Devonshire Drive, E. H. T., NJ, 08234
Donn Shearer, 46 East Greenbush Rd, Tuckerton, NJ, 08787
BY-LAWS OF THE KINGDOM OF LUCERNE, INC.
The Kingdom of Lucerne shall also be known as the "Kingdom". Its voting members shall be known as the "Commons".
offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall
also be known as King, Chancellor, Secretary, and Treasurer,
The Officers and Trustees shall be known collectively as the Privy Council.
The Function of the said officers shall include:
legislative body of this organization shall be the Parliament,
consisting of two representatives from each organization as the
membership of the Kingdom has (or shall) formed itself into.
Parliament shall determine if a petitioning organization made up of
members of the Kingdom qualifies to sit on the Parliament. If the Privy
Council certifies tat a petitioning group fulfils the membership
requirements (as outlined in Article XI of the By-Laws) the Commons at
a session of the Grand Parliament shall determine by a 2/3 vote if a
petitioning organization qualifies to sit on the Parliament.
trustees shall be the subordinate to the will of the Commons and the
Parliament, and their main functions shall be to execute the will of
the Commons and the Parliament.
and officers such as the Parliament feels are necessary may be called
up for a period of time specified by the Parliament.
Parliament and Privy Council shall be in session a minimum of two times
a year with no more than six months between meetings.
of the Privy Council by the Commons and Parliament shall be held at the
Summer Session, or upon the occasion of a vacancy, or at the request of
the Privy Council. The new officers shall assume their positions
immediately upon election.
Amendments to the By-Laws shall be charged to the Privy Council by two thirds (2/3) vote of the Commons.
Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation shall be charged to the Privy Council by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Commons.
minimum requirement of groups in the Kingdom is that such a group have
a constitution with the purpose of the Kingdom and annually submit a
roster of members at a time determined by the Privy Council. For a
Kingdom group to gain status as a member group, it must have the
equivalent of ten (10) voting Kingdom members whose primary affiliation
is to that group; furthermore, the members must appear at Grand
Parliament. Each voting member may either a) have primary affiliation
to one group, in which case he or she would count as one of the ten
voting members needed, or b) split his or her primary affiliation
equally between two groups, in which case he or she would count as
one-half of a voting member for each of the two groups. A group may
lose its official status if its membership falls below ten members (as
of August 1 of the year) or fails to appear a two consecutive meetings
of the Parliament; the group will lose its status at the second meeting
missed if the council wills it by a 2/3 vote.
voting member may vote at the Grand Parliament by general proxy given
to an attending voting member if the proxy is written, signed, and
dated by the voting member who wishes to vote by proxy. No voting
member may exercise more than five (5) general proxies. Any voting
member may vote by a specific proxy sent to the Privy Council or person
appointed by the Privy Council for this purpose. The validity of any
proxy will be determined by the Privy Council or the members appointed
by the Privy Council for this purpose.
annual meeting of the Commons which occurs about the Summer Solstice
shall be called the Summer Grand Parliament. The annual meeting of the
Commons, which occurs about the Winter Solstice, shall be called the
Winder Grand Parliament. The Privy Council shall schedule and arrange
all such Grand Parliaments. All such Grand Parliaments shall be open
only to current members who must be allowed to enter free of any
fees for membership shall be determined by the will of the Commons or
Parliament. In addition to senior, junior, and associate memberships,
special memberships or fees may be established to cover insurance
costs, special mail handling costs, purchase of titles, contributions,
or costs as may arise. Annual fees are: Single Membership - $10.00
Family Membership - $15.00 With all memberships to expire on their one
year anniversary date. Family membership is defined as two adults and
dependant children living at the same address. Family memberships will
have two (2) votes and one (1) copy of the newsletter. Titles are the
sole property of the purchaser and may be sold, bartered, exchanged, or
given at the discretion of the bearer. Titles may be purchased and held
by Official Groups, as well as by individuals. If a title-holding
membership lapses more that ninety (90) days, the title reverts back to
the Kingdom"s possession. Every transfer of title, weather loaned,
granted, sold, or gambled, a tax shall be imposed. The tax has to be
paid, by either party, to allow the transfer, the amount is to be set
arbitrarily by the Privy Council. ARTICLE XV. The name of the corporate
publication shall be the "Broadsheet" ARTICLE XVI. The editor and chief
of the Broadsheet will be a two (2) year position to be appointed by
the Privy Council and approved by Parliament. The position will be
advertised in the October issue and resumes should be sent to the
Chancellor. The Privy Council should meet and present their choice to
the Parliament at the November/December meeting for approval. This is
not to be an election. Unless serious doubts are raised about the
candidate"s qualifications, then the appointment shall stand. The
current Editor-in-chief may resubmit for another term. 2004 Membership
List Joe Fulginiti (PRESIDENT) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shall facilitate the management of the Corporation, including the running of business meetings and enhancing public relations.
- Shall manage the administration of the Kingdom"s historical re-creations under the overall supervision of the President.
- Shall oversee all instruments of internal communication.
- Shall oversee the finances of the Corporation and serve as treasurer.
- Shall act as a steering and oversight committee for the Privy Council and provide continuity during the change of officers.
Last updated on November 20, 2004.