Articles of Incorporation
The Principality of Tomania, Inc.
We, the undersigned, do hereby associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming and becoming a corporation not for profit under the laws of the State of Florida, and do hereby certify that we have become such corporation under and pursuant to the following Articles of Incorporation.
ARTICLE I - Name
The name of the corporation shall be The Principality of Tomania, Incorporated. Principal offices: 701 South Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.
ARTICLE II - Duration
The term for which this corporation is formed shall be perpetual unless otherwise dissolved in accordance with law.
ARTICLE III - Purpose
The purpose for which the corporation is organized is to promote the cultural and social welfare of all people in general and the citizens of Florida in particular.
ARTICLE IV - Membership
Membership in the corporation shall consist of its Board of Directors, Officers, and such other persons interested in the purposes for which the corporation is organized as approved by a vote of the Board of Directors. Membership in the Corporation is personal and not transferable, however, with the approval of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, membership may e passed to a child of a member un the principle of primogeniture.
ARTICLE V - Admission to Membership
Membership in the corporation shall be extended through invitation of the Board of Directors to those persons who subscribe to the principles for which the corporation is formed. Such invitation shall be issued in the name of ht Chairman of the Board of Directors in writing. Such persons so invited shall be considered members upon receipt of their formal acceptance of the invitation to join.
There shall be no other qualification for membership save the exhibited desire to work in the behalf of charity. Membership in the Corporation shall not be withheld solely on the basis of race, creed, sex or national origin.
ARTICLE VI - Management of the Corporation
The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of not fewer than three directors, elected by the members of the corporation in the manner provided for in the By-Laws of the Corporation.
The Officers of the Corporation shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The officers and directors shall perform such duties and hold offices for such terms as shall be provided for in the By-Laws of the Corporation, so long as the same is not inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation.
ARTICLE VII - Officers
The names of the officers who are to served from the time of incorporation through the first term as provided in the By-Laws are as follows:
President Roger Carlton Sherman
Vice President Rene Jose Gonzalez
Secretary Mary Hughes Gonzalez
Treasurer Thomas Jefferson Hughes II
ARTICLE VIII - Directors
The first Board of Directors who shall serve from the time of incorporation through the first term as provided in the By-Laws are as follows:
HRH Prince Tomislav of Jugoslavia Redlands Farm, Kirdford, Nr. Billingshurst
Sussex, RH14 OLD, United Kingdom
Roger Carlton Sherman 701 S. Boulevard, Tampa, Fla 33606
Rene Jose Gonzalez 1032 Coral St. Tampa, Fla 33602
Mary Hughes Gonzalez 1032 Coral St. Tampa, Fla 22602
Thomas Jefferson Hughes II 1311 S. Howard Ave, Tampa, Fla 33606
ARTICLE IX - By-Laws
The By-Laws of this corporation shall be adopted, altered or rescinded from time to time at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors by a two-thirds majority vote of the Directors present and voting.
ARTICLE X - Charitable Criteria
The funds collected, distributed and otherwise managed for charitable causes shall be managed in such a way as to be consistent with the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue service of the United States of America and the provisions of IRS Code 501(c)(3).Amendment of October 18, 1978.
Amendment 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (of the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.)
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purpose of the Corporation, in such manner, to such organization or organizations organized or operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religions, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any such assists no so disposed of shall be disposed of by an appropriate Court of the County in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for the purposes or to such organizations or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. End of Amendment 1.
ARTICLE XI - Names and Addresses of Subscribers
Name AddressRoger Carlton Sherman 701 South Boulevard, Tampa, Fla 33602
Thomas Jefferson Hughes II 1311 South Howard Ave, Tampa, Fla 33606
Rene Jose Gonzalez 1032 Coral Street, Tampa, Fla 33602In Witness Thereof, we, the undersigned, subscribing incorporators have thereunto set our hands and seals this 13th day of June, 1978, for the purpose of forming this corporation Not for Profit under the laws of the State of Florida, and we hereby make and file in the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, these Articles of Incorporation and certify the facts stated herein are true.
Roger Carlton Sherman
Thomas Jefferson Hughes II
Rene Jose Gonzalez
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of June, AD, 1978