AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE NEVADA CLERGY ASSOCIATION
The undersigned, in their authorized capacities as the Board of Directors of a nonprofit corporation, originally incorporated May 25, 1984 under Chapter 81 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, in compliance and pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 82 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, hereby amend and restate the Articles of Incorporation as follows.
Article I — Name
The name of the Corporation is: Nevada Clergy Association
At the discretion of the Board of Directors, the Corporation may use one or more DBAs in lieu of the name of the Corporation.
Article II — Purpose of the Corporation
While religions have their own unique beliefs and legacies, in terms of values, there is much they share in common. Therefore, the Nevada Clergy Association exists as a welcoming multi-faith network of religious and spiritual leaders in Nevada to bring diverse religious communities together with the aim of increasing mutual understanding and respect. As a fellowship, the Nevada Clergy Association promotes collaborative and cooperative relations, encourages the sharing of information among all faiths, advances multi-faith participation, and fosters a climate favorable to diverse religious expression. The Nevada Clergy Association works with its members and the community at large to support inclusion, kindness, charity, love and mutual respect among all faiths. The Nevada Clergy Association also upholds religious freedom and liberty in Nevada as protected by the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Article III — Term of Existence
The Corporation shall have perpetual existence.
Article IV — Scope of Corporate Activities
The Corporation is organized and operated exclusively for religious and charitable purposes, as provided for under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as the same may be amended, in order that contributions made to the Corporation may qualify as exempt under Section 501Â©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as the same may be amended.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Articles of Incorporation, the Corporation shall not engage in any activity which is not permitted of an entity which is qualified as a Section 501Â©(3) or an entity, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170Â©(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as the same may be amended.
Within the framework of the Purposes of the Corporation, as set forth in Article I and the parameters under which an exempt 501Â©(3) charitable entity is obligated to act, the Corporation may engage in any lawful activity.
The Corporation shall be authorized by pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, however, no part of the contributions or any earnings received by the Corporation shall be paid to or inure to the benefit of any Corporate director or officer or member of any type.
Article V — Limit of Liability
No officer, director or member of any type shall be liable for any act or omission arising from any act or omission or failure to exercise due care regarding the management or operation of the Corporation unless the act or omission involves intentional misconduct, fraud or knowing violation of the law.
Article VI — Powers
The Corporation may exercise all powers that Nevada Revised Statutes confer or grant to corporations formed under Chapter 82, including exercising all powers that a natural person might do which is reasonable, necessary or desirable for the general purposes for which this Corporation is formed, including but not limited to the following:
Admit members of any type or class;
Appoint officers, agents and committees;
Create bylaws or other governing documents;
Assess and collect dues or assessments from members;
Assume obligations, enter into contracts;
Perform all duties imposed on the Corporation by law.
Article VII — Governing Board
The governing board shall be known as styled as a Board of Directors. The number of the Directors may be as few as three (3). The number of Directors, their method of selection and qualifications shall be set forth in the Bylaws of the Corporation.
Article VIII — Amendments to Articles and Bylaws
The Board of Directors, by two-thirds majority vote, shall have the power to create and alter these Articles of Incorporation. The Board of Directors may create and amend any Bylaws of the Corporation in the manner set forth in such Bylaws.
In Witness Whereof, the undersigned hereby Amend and Restate the Articles of Incorporation of the Nevada Clergy Association as set forth above.
Dated this 19th day of April 2017
Board of Directors: Rabbi Ethan Barr, Rev. Neal Anderson, Rev. Matthew Fisher, Fr. -Jorge Herrera, Rev. Sean Savoy, Rev. William Stomski, Sherif Elfass, Patricia Meidell, Right Rev. Gene Savoy, Rajan Zed