Articles of Association of the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Association under the Non-Profit laws of Virginia, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Association shall be Southside Historical Power Club of Hampton Roads.
Second: The place in this state where the principal office of the Association is to be located shall remain inside the limits of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, or Chesapeake.
Third: Said Association is organized exclusively for the purposes of providing a means for persons with expressed interests in owning, operating, restoring, displaying, exhibiting, or demonstrating any form of antique, historical, or unique form of stationary, moveable, or mobile engines, tractors or associated farm implements, which are or were powered by steam, gasoline, oil or oils, natural or manufactured gasses, wind, water, heat differential, man or animal, (including any item, implement, document, or publication, which is or can be related to the design, development, use or implementation of the above items, or, which possesses unique historical value relating to the above items), to meet and associate with other persons with substantially similar interests. In order that the above activities serve to promote the mutual pleasure and enjoyment of all members, all activities of this Association shall be conducted in a non-discriminatory and non- competitive atmosphere. This exclusion shall not apply to exhibitor plaques, participation plaques or certificates, letters of appreciation or recognition, or other items of insignificant tangible value, which are customarily distributed to exhibitors and participants at meets, displays, demonstrations, and exhibits of items or implements related to the purpose of this Association, provided that said plaques, certificates, or items are customarily distributed equally and without bias by any other Association, Organization, or Entity, to all persons who have attended said meet, display, demonstration, or exhibit.
Fourth: No part of the net income of this Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private persons, except that the Association shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services performed and make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Third hereof.
Fifth: Upon the dissolution of the Association, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code, or 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 a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed or names this 27th day of June, 1995.
This document is a true and complete copy of the Articles of Association as adopted on 27 June, 1995, and which are currently in effect.