NEIL Articles of Organization

These are the NEIL Articles of Organization, as specified by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 180.

Article I

The exact name of the corporation is:

New England Interactive Literature, Inc.

Article II

The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the following activities:

To support live action role-playing and interactive literature in the New England area through the running and promotion of conventions and other related venues, wherein authors can present their works and the public can participate in them and engage in activities that are consistent with the Corporation's purposes and an organization exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, education and cultural purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now enacted or hereafter amended. All funds, whether income or principal, and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes.

To carry on such other activity as may be permitted to a Corporation organized under Chapter 180 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but only to the extent that the status of the Corporation as an organization exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is not affected hereby.

Article III

A corporation may have one or more classes of members. If it does, the designation of such classes, the manner of election or appointments, the duration of membership and the qualification and rights, including voting rights, of the members of each class, may be set forth in the by-laws of the corporation or may be set forth below:

The Corporation shall have no voting members. The management and affairs of the Corporation shall be at all times under the direction of the Board of Directors, whose operations in governing the Corporation shall be defined by statute and by the Corporation's By-Laws. No Director shall have any rights, title or interest in or to any property of the Corporation.

Article IV

Other lawful provisions, if any, for the conduct and regulation of business and affairs of the corporation, for its voluntary dissolution, or for limiting, defining, or regulating the powers of the corporation, or of its directors or members, or of any class of members, are as follows:

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, this organization is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws.

The corporation shall have the following powers in furtherance of its corporate purposes:

Article V

The by-laws of the corporation have been duly adopted and the initial directors, president, treasurer and clerk or other presiding, financial or recording officers, whose names are set out on the following page, have been duly elected.

Director Office Term Expires
Charles Sumner President, Treasurer 2001
Ilene Tatroe Clerk 2001
James White   2001
Christina White   2002
Michael McAfee   2002

Article VI

The effective date of organization of the corporation shall be the date approved and filed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. If a later effective date is desired, specify such date which shall not be more than thirty days after the date of filing.

Signed 18 October, 2000