GIAC Bulletin
Sunday, May 31, 1998
These pages will be updated as information
becomes available between now and June 9.

GIAC Annual Membership Meeting
Page 2

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Proposed Changes

Proposal

Current text:   Article II - Purposes
The cooperative is organized for the purpose of providing access to the Internet and related service.

Proposed text:
[To be developed by the Legal Committee.]

Rationale:
The original Articles do not make clear GIAC's current and well-established view that the Cooperative "is organized and operated by community volunteers to help others learn about and access the Internet". This proposal seeks Membership approval for the Committee to re-draft the full Articles of Corporation in order to clarify GIAC's current mission and to better support GIAC's planned application for tax-exempt status as a charitable and educational organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Regulations thereunder.

If this proposal is approved, the full text of the modified Articles will be presented for approval by the Membership at a later date. Online references have been located that will allow the proposed work to be completed without recourse to outside legal advice.


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