Articles of Incorporation: California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.

May 9, 1923 (Printed to include amendments of May 13, 1925; May 26, 1926;
May 4, 1960; April 30, 1975; May 5, 1978 and May 5, 1982)


That we, the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens and residents of the State of California, have this day voluntarily associated ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the State of California and we do hereby adopt these articles of incorporation and certify —

(1) That the name shall be the CALIFORNIA CONGRESS OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS, INC. (Amended May 13, 1925, Court approved November 16, 1925, and May 5, 1978.)

(2) That the purposes for which it is formed are to carry on charitable, educational and philanthropic work; to accept and administer under the terms and conditions thereof, endowments, annuities, devises, bequests, memorials, gifts and contributions; to erect and construct and thereafter maintain a building or buildings for use and purpose of the Congress and its members; to buy, acquire and obtain by grant, gift, devise, lease or otherwise, real and personal property for the purpose of the Congress and its members; to encumber by mortgages, deeds of trust or otherwise, its real or personal property and to execute, issue and deliver its promissory note or notes and its written obligations in connection therewith; to borrow and loan money with or without security; to rent or lease property owned by it; to exercise such other and further powers as are incident and necessary to carry out the above purposes and the ordinary and usual business of a State organization such as the one hereby incorporated. (Amended May 4, 1960, and April 30, 1975.)

(3) The principal office for the transaction of the business of the corporation is located in Sacramento County, California. (Amended May 4, 1960, and May 4, 2007.)

(4) That the term for which said corporation is to exist is: perpetual. (Amended May 4, 1960.)

(5) That said corporation is organized under and pursuant to the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of the State of California, and shall have no capital stock and is one that does not contemplate pecuniary gain, profits or dividends to the members thereof. That no part of its earnings or resources shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual, except for an individual who indirectly benefits from compensation received for performing specific administrative tasks in the functioning of the PTA. That the property and assets of this corporation are irrevocably dedicated to charitable and philanthropic purposes and upon the organization’s dissolution or abandonment by the members, will not inure to the benefit of any person or persons, but shall be distributed to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, or to the State of California. (Amended May 4, 1960, and May 5, 1978.)

(6) That the number of directors shall be not less than thirteen (13) nor more than sixteen (16) with the exact number of directors to be fixed, within limits specified, by approval of the members, in the manner provided in the bylaws. (Amended May 26, 1926, April 30, 1975 and May 5, 1982.) Further, that the names and residences of the directors who are appointed for the first year and to serve until the election and qualification of such officers, are the following:

Mrs. Harry J. Ewing, 70 E. William St., San Jose, Calif.
Mrs. Hugh B. Bradford, 1550-39 St., Sacramento
Mrs. John F. Sheehan, 117 Alpine Terrace, San Francisco
Mrs. Mabel W. Dorsey, 435 So. 10th St., San Jose
Mrs. Arthur Painter, 2209 Ward St., Berkeley
Mrs. Blanche B. Bates, 3584 Grim Ave., San Diego
Mrs. James J. Dale, Mountain View
Mrs. G. H. Goodale, Anaheim, Calif.
Mrs. Jerome O. Cross, 604 Benton St., Santa Rosa
Mrs. Charles F. Gray, Los Angeles

(7) That these articles are filed pursuant to authority granted at the annual convention of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc., duly and regularly assembled, held at Stockton, State of California, on May 9, 1923; that the directors named in these articles of incorporation were chosen by a vote of the convention.

(8) That all of said proceedings were held in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we, the President and Secretary of said California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc., have hereunto set our hands and seals this 9th day of May, 1923.

MRS. HARRY J. EWING, President, (Seal)
MRS. JOHN F. SHEEHAN, Secretary, (Seal)

Original Articles of Incorporation and all amendments have been filed and accepted by the Secretary of State of the State of California. In addition, certified copies have been filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County.

Copies are filed in the state office of the California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.

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