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Articles of Incorporation

ARTICLE I: NAME, DURATION, REGISTERED OFFICE, AND AGENT

  1. The name of this corporation shall be LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE (hereinafter referred to as LWML).
  2. The period of duration of the corporation is perpetual.
  3. The address of the registered office of the corporation is 3558 South Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63118-3910.
  4. The name of the registered agent of this corporation is the president of this corporation.

ARTICLE II: OBJECT

The object of this corporation, an auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shall be:

  1. to develop and to maintain a greater mission consciousness among the women of the Synod through MISSION EDUCATION, MISSION INSPIRATION, and MISSION SERVICE;
  2. to gather funds for mission grants either directly sponsored or approved by LCMS boards or LCMS district presidents, especially those for which no adequate provision has been made in LCMS or LCMS district budgets;
  3. to take charge of, hold, and manage all property, personal and real, that may at any time or in any manner come to or vest in this corporation for any purpose within the powers granted by the constitution and statutes of the State of Missouri.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERS

The membership of the corporation shall be composed of individual women and women’s groups within congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, on campuses, in resident homes, or in other settings, who have expressed their desire to join, have followed the procedure set forth in the Bylaws, and have made the object of the LWML their own.

ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS

The corporation shall have general LWML meetings once every two (2) years or as often as may be determined by resolution of the corporation. Special meetings may be called in such manner as may be provided by the Bylaws of this corporation. The meetings shall consist of delegates, the number and qualifications of which are to be provided for in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS

The officers of the LWML shall be as provided in the Bylaws, and shall be elected by ballot at the convention. The corporation shall have power to create or abolish such offices, boards, and committees from time to time as its Bylaws will direct.

ARTICLE VI: DISSOLUTION

It is expressly declared that this corporation is not organized for business purposes and that no dividend or pecuniary profits shall ever be shared by its members.

In the event of this corporation’s dissolution, its assets shall be conveyed to an organization exempt from federal tax under the provisions of Section 501(c) (3) Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

These Articles of Incorporation may be amended at any time by the voting members at any duly called regular meeting of the members, upon resolution adopted by the Board of Directors.

MRS. WILLIAM E. (HELEN) MORRIS, President
MRS. THEO. (ELEANORE) ZEILE, Secretary
MRS. ALBERT (LILY) THINGSTAD, Treasurer

Approved by
The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis
State of Missouri
Wednesday, December 17, 1975
Amended 1999

 

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