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:

  1. To aid, encourage, and promote by means of monetary grants and other assistance:
    1. Study 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
    2. 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 Europe.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To 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 received.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.

Registered Agent:
The resident agent is JOSEPH FULGINITI, who actually resides in New Jersey.


Registered Offices/address:
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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

The 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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)


  3. Thereafter, 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.
Any 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.
The 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.
Upon 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.
These 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 special meeting.

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


The Kingdom of Lucerne shall also be known as the "Kingdom". Its voting members shall be known as the "Commons".
The offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall also be known as King, Chancellor, Secretary, and Treasurer, respectively.

The Officers and Trustees shall be known collectively as the Privy Council.


The Function of the said officers shall include:
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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Advisors and officers such as the Parliament feels are necessary may be called up for a period of time specified by the Parliament.
The Parliament and Privy Council shall be in session a minimum of two times a year with no more than six months between meetings.
Elections 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.
The 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.
Any 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.
The 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 entrance fee.
The 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:

Last updated on November 20, 2004.