MCSAR Articles of Incorporation

MCSAR Articles of Incorporation



Pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporations Act, Act 162, Public Acts of 1982, as amended, the undersigned corporation executes the following Articles:

The name of the corporation is Midland County Search and Rescue (the “Corporation”).



The Corporation is organized exclusively to safely locate, assist with stabilizing and transporting missing persons of Midland County and surrounding communities with the approval of the office of the Sheriff of Midland County.



The Corporation is organized upon a nonstock, directorship basis. The Corporation owns no real or personal property. The Corporation is to be financed through grants, contributions and income from activities related to the Corporation’s purpose as described in Article II.



The address of the initial registered office is 1383 W. New Pine Trail, Sanford, MI 48657.

The mailing address of the initial registered office is the same.

The name of the initial resident agent is Kevin Barnum.



The names and addresses of the incorporators are as follows:
Kevin Barnum 1383 W. New Pine Trail, Sanford, MI, 48657 Rich Harnois 5206 Vandemere, Midland, MI, 48642 John Hutcheson 1201 Sylvan Lane, Midland, MI, 48640



No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its 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 Article
II. No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on 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) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “IRC”), or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the IRC, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.



No director, officer or other individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of the Corporation’s property or assets in the event of liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary, and in such event all of the remaining property and assets of the Corporation shall, after deducting all necessary expenses of liquidation, dissolution or winding up, as the case may be, be distributed to such organizations, selected by the Board of Directors, as shall qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. 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 or organizations, as the court shall determine, that are organized and operating exclusively for such purposes.



Each person now or hereafter a director or officer of the Corporation (and his heirs, executors and administrators) shall be indemnified by the Corporation as set forth in the Corporation’s bylaws.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have duly executed this Certificate of Incorporation on this __th day of July, 2010.


Kevin Barnum


Rich Harnois


John Hutcheson