Whereas, Articles of Incorporation, duly signed and acknowledged under oath, have been recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, on the 18th day of September, A.D. 1964 for incorporation of
Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union
under and in accordance with the provisions of the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 317.
Now, therefore, I, Joseph L. Donovan, Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota, by virtue of the powers and duties vested in me by law, do hereby certify that the said
Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union
is a legally organized Corporation under the laws of the State.
Witness my official signature hereunto subscribed and the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota hereunto affixed this eighteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-four.
Joseph L. Donovan
Secretary of State
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
MINNESOTA ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION
We, the undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corporation under and pursuant to the provision of Chapter 317 Minnesota Statutes (as amended) known as the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, do hereby associate ourselves together as a body corporate and adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:
ARTICLE IThe name of this corporation shall be MINNESOTA ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION.
ARTICLE IIThe purpose of this corporation shall be the promotion of a broad program of conservation and natural history study, primarily in the field of ornithology. To achieve this objective the union urges and promotes interest in field studies and observation of birds by individual members and affiliated Bird Clubs.
ARTICLE IIIThis corporation shall not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise, to its members.
ARTICLE IVThe period of duration of corporate existence of this corporation shall be perpetual.
ARTICLE VThe location of the registered office of this corporation in this state is Minneapolis, Minnesota.
ARTICLE VIThe name and address of each incorporator of this corporation is:
1. Walter E. Pratt       Route 3 Box 416       Wayzata, Minnesota 2. Dana R. Struthers       Route 5 Box 548       Wayzata, Minnesota 3. Drew C. Simonson       204 Parkview Terrace       Minneapolis, Minnesota ARTICLE VIIThe number of directors constituting the first Board of Directors of this corporation shall be seventeen (17), and the tenure in office of such first Board of Directors shall be one (1) year, or until successors are elected and qualified. The name and address of each such first Director is:
1. Mr. Lyle Bradley       Route 1       Anoka, Minnesota 2. Mrs. Harvey Putnam       1407 Woodland Ave.       Duluth, Minnesota 3. Mr. J.K. Bronoel       2010 East 1st St.       Duluth, Minnesota 4. Mr. William R. Luwe       309 State Street       Mankato, Minnesota 5. Mrs. E.D. Swedenborg       4905 Vincent Ave. So.       Minneapolis, Minnesota 6. Mrs. Boyd M. Lien       5148 29th Ave. South       Minneapolis, Minnesota 7. Mr. Walter J. Breckenridge       Museum of Natural History       Minneapolis, Minnesota 8. Mr. Joseph H. Reisinger       849 Tatum Street       St. Paul, Minnesota 9. Mrs. Gretchen Lamberton       Glen Mary       Winona, Minnesota 10. Mr. Forest V. Strnad       21 3rd Street S.W.       Chisholm, Minnesota 11. Mr. Douglas Campbell       4917 Russell Ave. So.       Minneapolis, Minnesota 12. Mr. P.F. Hofslund       University of Minnesota       Duluth, Minnesota 13. Dr. Harry H. Goehring       602 Third Ave. South       St. Cloud, Minnesota 14. Mrs. Janet C. Green       1923 Greysolon Road       Duluth, Minnesota 15. Mrs. Gloria Peleaux       5222 Minnaqua Avenue       Minneapolis, Minnesota 16. Mr. Robert B. Janssen       1817 W. 59th St.       Minneapolis, Minnesota 17. Mr. William Bryson             Alden, Minnesota ARTICLE VIIIThe extent of personal liability, if any, of members for corporate obligations and the methods of enforcement and collection, are as follows: none.
ARTICLE IXThe corporation shall have no capital stock.
In Testimony Whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 16 day of September, A.D. 1964:
WITNESSES:       1. Walter E. Pratt Marie Gullickson       2. Dana R. Struthers Jean H. Corcorin       3. Drew C. Simonson
STATE OF MINNESOTA
County of Hennepin
On this 16 day of September A.D. 1964, personally appeared before me
Walter E. Prattto me known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation of
Dana R. Struthers
Drew C. Simonson
MINNESOTA ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNIONand they acknowledge that they executed the same as their free will and deed, for the uses and purposed therein expressed.
Ruby A. Hoffman
Notary Public, Hennepin County, Minn.