Articles of Incorporation of the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Florida, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Corporation shall be Airlift Flyers Aviation Corp. hereinafter referred to as “ALFA” or “corporation” or “ALFA AERO”.
Second: The place where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is the City of Miami,Miami-Dade County,Florida.
Third: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including for such purposes, serving independent charitable organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
ALFAis a coalition of volunteers organized to host and serve travelers engaged in works of mercy abroad while journeying through south Florida’s airports to carry out or conclude their missions.ALFA may arrange free limited transportation services around, in and out of or via south Florida airports to benefit qualified charities, their volunteer staff and / or noncommercial cargo, destined to and specifically for humanitarian assistance, development aid, emergency relief or disaster response. Airlift services departing to or arriving from overseas destinations in unscheduled flights may be donated by volunteer pilots in private, non-commercial flights. ALFA’s guidelines shall determine, at its sole discretion, whether potential beneficiaries, their mission purpose, travelers and / or cargo may meet the criteria to qualify for any of free flight services. ALFA reserves the right to request and inspect recommendations or endorsements from members of the clergy, non-governmental organizations, international aid foundations or other 501(c)(3) organizations as a basis for formulating eligibility decisions.
Fourth: The name and address of the person(s) who are the initial trustee(s) of the corporation are as follows:
Fifth: No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set fourth in Article Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Not withstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Sixth: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be entirely distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of 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 no so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competency Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation 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.
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