FAME Articles of Incorporation

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Articles of Incorporation of the FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS, INC.

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ARTICLE I - Name


The name of the corporation is FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS, INC, (hereinafter, the Association).

ARTICLE II - Duration


The term of existence of the association is perpetual.

ARTICLE II - Purpose


1. The Corporation is organized in order to engage in any lawful purpose or purposes not for pecuniary profit.


2. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this Corporation will not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by (a) a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law or (b) a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the internal Revenue Code of 1954 or any other corresponding provision of any future Untied States Internal Revenue law.

ARTICLE IV - Membership


Members shall be medical examiners, pathologists, and other licensed physicians, who have responsibilities in connection with official investigations of sudden, suspicious, violent, or medically unattended deaths, or other persons of good moral character meeting the conditions of membership as set forth in the bylaws of the Association.

Application for admission shall be made on forms prescribed by the Board of Directors of the Association. Approval of admission to membership shall be made by the Board of Directors of the Association pursuant to the procedures set forth in the bylaws of the Association.

The different classes of membership, if any, the property, voting, other rights, privileges, and responsibilities of members, their liability for dues, assessments, the method of collection thereof, and matters relating to conditions of membership shall be as set forth in the bylaws of the association.

ARTICLE V - Directors


The affairs and powers of the association are to be managed and exercised by the Board of Directors consisting of the following officers: President, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, immediate past-president and directors as specified in the bylaws. The Board of Directors may delegate authority to the Executive Committee to act on its behalf between meetings as prescribed in the bylaws. A quorum must be present to conduct business of the association. A quorum shall be not less than a majority of the board of Directors as specified in the bylaws.

The Executive Committee shall consist of the president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and immediate past president.

The time, manner, and method of election, term of office, and rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, officers, and directors shall be as set forth in the bylaws of the Association.

There shall be five members of the initial Board of Directors of the Association, the names and addresses are:

Thomas F. Hegert William H. Schutze
1323 S. Orange Avenue Post Office Drawer "S"
Orlando, FL 32806 Leesburg, FL 32748

Peter Lipkovic Thomas P. Wood
2100 Jefferson Street Post Office Box 3887
Jacksonville, FL 32206 Tallahassee, FL 32303

Ronald K. Wright
5301 S.W. 31st Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312

The persons named as initial directors shall hold office for the first year of existence of this corporation or until their successors are elected or approved under the bylaws.

ARTICLE VI - Officers


The officers of the Association shall be a president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and immediate past president. The specific duties of the officers are to be covered in the bylaws. Such officers will be elected at the annual meeting of the association.

The names of the officers who are to manage the affairs of the Association until the first election are as follows:

President: Peter Lipkovic
Secretary: Ronald I. Wright
Treasurer: Thomas F. Hegert

ARTICLE VII - Bylaws


The bylaws of the corporation shall be made, altered, or rescinded by the Board of Directors pursuant to the procedure set forth in the bylaws of the Association.

The Articles of Incorporation may be amended pursuant to the procedure as to proposal and adoption as set forth in the bylaws of the Association.

ARTICLE VIII - Dissolution


Upon dissolution of the Association the residual assets of the organization will be turned over to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in sections 501 (c) (3) and 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or corresponding sections of any prior or future law, or to the Federal, State, or local government for exclusive public purpose.

ARTICLE IX - Initial Registered Office and Agent


The registered agent and the initial registered office of this association shall be Paul Watson Lambert, Esquire, 1114 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. (L.S.)

ARTICLE X - Incorporators

The names and addresses of the subscribers of these Articles of Incorporation are:

Name Address
Peter Lipkovic 2100 Jefferson Street Jacksonville, FL 32206


Ronald I. Wright 5301 S.W. 31st Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310


Thomas P. Wood Post Office Box 3887 Tallahassee, FL 32303

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we, the undersigned subscribers, have executed these Articles of Incorporation this ______ day of _________, 1982.


[unsigned copy]


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY of [blank]

BEFORE ME, a notary public authorized to take acknowledgements in the State and County set forth above, personally appeared known to me and known to be the person who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, and he acknowledged before me that he executed those Articles of Incorporation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, in the State and County aforesaid this ______ day of _______, 1982.

[unsigned copy] Notary Public