DOWNTOWN MARCELINE ARTICLES OF 
                                                                  INCORPORATION 


               
  
We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of eighteen (18) years or more, acting as 
incorporators under the Missouri Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopt the following Articles of Incorporation. 

                                                                   ARTICLE I 
The name of the corporation is the Downtown Marceline, and its duration shall be perpetual.

                                                                   ARTICLE II 
The purposes of this corporation are as follows: 



1) To engage in educational and charitable activities. This corporation is organized 
exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) 
of the Internal Revenue Code. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles, this 
corporation shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an 
organization exempt from federal income taxation under Section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

2) To engage in any lawful activity for which nonprofit corporations may be organized under 355 RSMo. 

                                                                   ARTICLE III 

The initial registered office of the corporation in the State of Missouri is 
209 N Main Street USA, Marceline, MO 64658, and the initial registered agent for the corporation is Christine T. Ankeney. 

                                                                  ARTICLE IV 

The members of the governing board shall be known as directors, and the number thereof shall be 
fixed by the Bylaws of this corporation. The initial Board of Directors shall consist of a 
minimum of five directors, not to exceed nine, whose names and addresses are: 

Chris Ankeney, 31866 Julep Rd., Marceline 
Chase Batye, 777 Valley Forge Dr., Brookfield 
Darrell Gardner, 107 N. Main St. USA, Marceline 
Kaye Malins, 100 West Broadway, Marceline

Michael Olinger, 641 Forest Bend Dr., Plano, TX 
Julie Sheerman, 32951 Laser Dr., Marceline 
Albert Yocom, 511 West Santa Fe, Marceline

                                                                   ARTICLE V 


No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable 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 to make payments and distributions in 
furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the 
corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The 
corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for 
public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any 
other activities not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under 
section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding sections of any future federal tax code. 

                                                                  ARTICLE VI 

Upon dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation 
which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or 
corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. 

                                                                   ARTICLE VII                              

These Articles may be amended as provided by Missouri law. However, no amendment may be made to Articles V and VI. 

                                                                   ARTICLE VIII                              

No director, trustee or any uncompensated officer of the corporation shall be personally liable to the 
corporation or its members for monetary damages for conduct as a director, trustee, or any uncompensated 
officer provided that this Article shall not eliminate the liability of a director, trustee or any 
uncompensated officer for any act or omission occurring prior to the date when this Article becomes 
effective and for any act or omission for which elimination of liability is not permitted under the Missouri 
Nonprofit Corporation Act. Any director, trustee or uncompensated officer shall be entitled to 
indemnification for any expenses or liability incurred in his or her capacity as a director, trustee or any 
other uncompensated officer as provided by the Missouri Nonprofit Corporation Act. 

                                                                   ARTICLE IX                              

The names and addresses of the incorporators are: 

Chris Ankeney, 31866 Julep RD., Marceline 
Chase Batye, 777 Valley Forge Dr., Brookfield 
Darrell Gardner, 107 N. Main St. USA, Marceline

We, the undersigned incorporators, declare under penalty of perjury, that we have read the foregoing and to the 
best of our knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. 
Dated the 15th day of July, 2013.


Chris Ankeney__________________________________

Chase Batye_____________________________________

Darrell Gardner_________________________________




                                                   BY-LAWS OF DOWNTOWN MARCELINE 

                                                                  ARTICLE I - NAME 


The name of the organization shall be Downtown Marceline, and its duration shall be perpetual. 

                                                                  ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

The sole purpose of this not-for-profit corporation is to promote restructuring, restoration and preservation of 
the downtown district of the City of Marceline, and to preserve our unique culture and heritage, in order to 
promote the general welfare of this community as particularly set forth in the Articles of Incorporation 
filed with the Missouri Secretary of State. 

                                                                   ARTICLE III - BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

SECTION 1. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The management of this organization shall be vested in the Board of Directors 
with a minimum of five members. 

SECTION 2. TERM. The term of the directors shall be three years beginning on January 1. Each director may 
serve for more than one term if appointed. Each director shall serve until his/her successor is duly appointed. 

SECTION 3. APPOINTMENT. On or before January 1, each year the directors for the issuing year shall be 
designated and appointed as follows, to-wit:

The City of Marceline, MO, shall appoint one director; and

The Marceline Area Chamber of Commerce shall appoint two directors; and

The Marceline Tourism Committee shall appoint two directors; and

Additional at-large members as the Board deems necessary.

The Directors set forth in the Articles of Incorporation will serve until January 1, 
2015, or until their successors are duly appointed.

SECTION 4. MEETINGS. The annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held in conjunction with the first 
monthly board meeting of the calendar year. The directors shall meet monthly. 

 SECTION 5. QUORUM. A majority of the Board of Directors must be present at a meeting thereof to constitute a 
quorum.

SECTION 6. POWERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The Board of Directors shall have the full power and authority to 
administer all the assets of the organization, and to exercise all of the powers necessary and appropriate 
to control the work and purposes of this corporation and all its details. No contract, debt, or obligation 
shall be binding unless contract is under the authority of the Board of Directors or its designated agent. 

SECTION 7. VACANCY. Should any director for any reason fail or refuse to fulfill his/her duty as a director 
hereof, the appointing entity of that director shall be immediately notified to appoint a successor; and 
thereupon, such entity shall appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term of the retiring director. 

SECTION 8. REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION. 
Any director may be removed, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the entire Board of Directors at 
any meeting of the Board. Any director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of 
Directors, the President or the Secretary. Any such resignation shall take effect at the time specified 
therein; and unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of a resignation shall not be necessary to 
make it effective. 


                                                                   ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES 

SECTION 1.  OFFICERS.   The officers of this corporation shall be President, Vice President, 
Secretary and Treasurer. The officers, who shall be elected by the Board of Directors at its annual 
meeting, shall hold office for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and qualified. 

SECTION 2.   PRESIDENT.   The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and 
shall execute all legal papers, documents, or other instruments authorized to be executed by the Board of 
Directors. The President shall appoint all committees and shall perform such other duties as may from time 
to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors. 

SECTION 3.   VICE PRESIDENT.   The Vice President shall act in the absence or disability of the 
President. 

SECTION 4.  SECRETARY.   The Secretary together with the President, shall execute such legal papers, 
documents, or other instruments as authorized by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall keep the 
minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall oversee the physical program of the 
organization. 

SECTION 5.  TREASURER.   The Treasurer shall cause all funds of the organization to be deposited in 
depositories approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall see that an accurate record is kept of 
funds and shall see that adequate reports are made to the Board of Directors. All checks upon bank accounts 
of the organization shall be signed and directed by resolution of the Board of Directors. 

SECTION 6.  DIRECTORS.  Members of the Board of Directors shall serve on a committee as appointed by 
the President and any other appointments as assigned. 

SECTION 7.  REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION.  Any officer may be removed, with or without cause, by the vote 
of a majority of the entire Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board. Any officer may resign at any 
time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors, the President or the Secretary. Any such 
resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein; and unless otherwise specified therein, the 
acceptance of a resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective. 


                                                                        ARTICLE V - AMENDMENTS 

These By-laws may be amended by majority vote of the Board of Directors. 

                                                                        ARTICLE VI - LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF DIRECTORS and OFFICERS 

To the fullest extent as the corporation is authorized to do so by applicable law, the 
liability of each director and officer for monetary damages arising from negligence or breach of duty as a 
director and officer is hereby eliminated and the corporation shall indemnify and hold harmless the 
directors and officers and each of them from loss or liability from any an all claims, demands, damages, 
costs, expenses, attorney fees, and other pecuniary loss thereby incurred, except for fraud, gross 
negligence, and intentional torts. 

                                                                         ARTICLE VII - DISPOSITION OF ASSETS 

In the event of the dissolution of this association, the assets of this organization shall be 
transferred to one or more organizations exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or 
the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Code), primarily operating for the 
benefits of residents of Marceline, Missouri. 

Adopted:July 16, 2013 
Amended: October 29, 2013 
Amended: November 12, 2014 



Secretary of Downtown Marceline 


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