GREAT LAKES SLED DOG ASSOCIATION, INC
(For Use by Non-Profit Domestic Corporations)
RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
1. These Restated Articles of Incorporation are executed pursuant to the provisions of Sections 641 - 651, Act 284,
Public Acts of 1972.
2. The present name of the corporations is.: GREAT LAKES SLED DOG ASSOCIATION
3. All of the former names of the corporation are as follows:______________NONE___________________
4. The date of filing the original Articles of Incorporation: _______________July 22, 1968_______________
5. The following Restated Articles of Incorporation supersede the original Articles of Incorporation as amended and shall
be the Articles of Incorporation of the corporation:
The name of the corporation is: Great Lakes Sled Dog Association
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are:
a. To promote, foster, facilitate and perpetuate interest and growth in and of sled dogs
and sled dog racing through breeding, training, showing, driving and racing.
b. To conduct and participate in programs, shows, educational and training activities and
competition relating to the breeding, training, showing, driving and racing of sled dogs.
c. To acquire without limit in any jurisdiction, but conforming to the laws thereof, by
purchase, deed, lease, or by any other method, and to dispose of by sale, conveyance,
mortgage, or by other method, real and personal property of every nature and to
develop, improve and operate any and all such property.
d. To enter into any and all contracts and to issue notes, pledges, or mortgages in order to
promote the interests of the Association, provided such as consistent with all acts
necessary, incidental and appropriate for the accomplishment of the above purposes.
Said corporation is organized upon a Non-stock
(If upon a non-stock basis strike out paragraph (a) above and fill in the following)
The amount of assets which said corporation possesses is:
*Real Property: NONE
*Personal Property: TIMERS, TYPEWRITER, PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM, VARIOUS TIMING,
JUDGING AND SANCTIONING EQUIPMENT FOR RACES -- VALUE APPROXIMATELY $1,000.00.
(Give description and value. If none, insert "none").
Said corporation is to be financed under the following general plan:
Membership dues, sales of various material related to training and racing sled dogs, entry fees and
miscellaneous sales of donated equipment to finance Association activities.
The address of the current registered office is
465 Old Kent Building, Grand Rapids, MI 49502
The mailing address of the current registered office is (Need not be completed unless different from above address):
The name of the current resident agent is: Bruce N. Parsons
The duration of the corporation, if other than perpetual is: ____________________________________________
(Here insert any desired additional provisions authorized by the Acts) [See attached Articles VII through X]
The membership of this Association shall be open to any person, firm or organization who is interested
in the purposes and objectives of this Association. The Association may have one or more classes of membership,
as provided in the bylaws of the Association. Members shall be admitted, from time to time, as provided in the
bylaws of the Association.
This Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors as provided in the bylaws of the Association.
In the event of dissolution, all assets of this Association, real and personal, shall be distributed to such
organizations as agreed to by a majority of the Board of Directors and as are qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) (3)
of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding provisions of a future United States Internal Revenue Law.
These articles may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the membership present at any meeting of the
Association; provided, however, notice of such amendment or amendments has been provided to the membership at least (30)
days prior to such meeting as follows:
a. Publication of such amendments in the official publication of the Association;
b. Mailing of such amendments to the Association membership.
updated: June 2004