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Articles of Incorporation

of the

Lancasterian Society

We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of 21 years or more, at least two of whom are citizens of the State of Texas, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation:

Article I

The name of the corporation is Lancasterian Society.

Article II

The corporation is a non-profit corporation.

Article III

The period of its duration is perpetual.

Article IV

The purposes for which the corporation is organized are to support and conduct research, education, health, and the arts, with emphasis on the monitorial system of education, based on the methods of Joseph Lancaster, as adapted to modern circumstances, and taking advantage of modern technology, with the following specifications:

  • Students are not to be instructed by age group, but by level of knowledge and ability, and taught at a pace suited to each individual.
  • More advanced students are to teach less advanced students, both as a way to teach and to better learn.
  • Special emphasis shall be put on teaching constitutional history, law, and government, as understood by the constitution founders, to prepare students to perform the duties of a citizen or official of a constitutional republic.
  • The corporation and schools operated by it shall not solicit or accept funds from any governmental body or agency, or subject itself to the regulation that comes from such acceptance.
  • The corporation shall not contract with any governmental body or agency, or with any other corporation, labor union or association of teachers, administrators, or students, which may exercise influence over instruction in conflict with the purposes and methods of this organization.

Article V

The street address of the original registered office of the corporation is 704 Fir Lane, Marble Falls, Texas 78654, and the name of its original registered agent at such address is Jon Roland.

Article VI

The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors of the corporation is three, and the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial directors are:

Jon Roland 7301 RR 620 N #155,276, Austin, TX 78726

Samia Buchanan 3802 Tavern Oaks St, San Antonio, TX 78247

William Hennessy 704 Fir Lane, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Article VII

The directors named in these articles of incorporation as the first board of directors shall hold office until the first annual meeting of directors, at which an election of directors shall be held. Thereafter, the term of office of each director shall be three, two, and one year, respectively, and until the next annual meeting of directors following the expiration of his or her term and the qualification of his or her successor in such office, and all subsequent terms of office shall be three years. The board of directors may increase its number, but not to exceed fifteen. Vacancies in the board of directors may be filled by special election called by the chairman. The board of directors may designate a list of associate directors who shall become directors in the event that all director positions shall become vacant before an election can be held.

Article VIII

The name and address of each incorporator is:

Jon Roland 7301 RR 620 N #155,276, Austin, TX 78726

Samia Buchanan 3802 Tavern Oaks St, San Antonio, TX 78247

William Hennessy 704 Fir Lane, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Article IX

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the purposes for which this corporation is organized are limited to such as will qualify it as a tax-exempt and tax-deductible organization under current constitutional statutes of the United States and of the states or nations within which its operations are conducted, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to other organizations that are similarly tax-exempt and tax-deductible.

This corporation shall not expend any substantial part of its assets, properties, or net earnings to support or oppose legislation, nor shall it expend any funds or make any statements in support or opposition to any candidate for public office.

No part of the assets, properties, or net earnings of this corporation, on dissolution or otherwise, shall inure to the benefit of any private person or individual or any member or director of this corporation, except in payment of just debts or obligations, or as grants to support work for the purposes of the corporation, but no director, officer, or employee of this corporation, or immediate family members thereof, may receive such grants, or payment for anything but services to the corporation at prevailing market rates.

On liquidation or dissolution of this corporation, all its properties or assets remaining after paying or providing for all just debts shall be distributed and paid over to such fund, foundation, or corporation organized and operated for charitable purposes similar to those of this corporation, as determined by the board of directors of the corporation, and as shall at the time qualify as a tax-exempt and tax-deductible organization.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, this 22nd day of August, 2001.

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Jon Roland

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Samia Buchanan

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William Hennessy


STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF BURNET

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared Jon Roland, known to me to be the person who subscribed the foregoing instrument as incorporator, and having been by me first duly sworn, acknowledged to me that he executed the same and that the statements contained therein are true.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office on this the 22nd day of August, 2001.

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STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF BEXAR

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared Samia Buchanan, known to me to be the person who subscribed the foregoing instrument as incorporator, and having been by me first duly sworn, acknowledged to me that she executed the same and that the statements contained therein are true.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office on this the 22nd day of August, 2001.

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STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF BURNET

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared William Hennessy, known to me to be the person who subscribed the foregoing instrument as incorporator, and having been by me first duly sworn, acknowledged to me that he executed the same and that the statements contained therein are true.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office on this the 22nd day of August, 2001.

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