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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF

SACRED VEDIC ARTS, INC

 

The undersigned incorporators are individuals 18 years of age or older and adopt the following articles of incorporation to form a nonprofit corporation.

 

ARTICLE I- NAME

The name of this corporation shall be SACRED VEDIC ARTS, INC

 

ARTICLE II — REGISTERED AND PRINCIPAL OFFICE ADDRESS

The address of the initial registered office of SACRED VEDIC ARTS CULTURAL CENTER, INC is 1710 N. 40th Ave Hollywood, FL 33021

 

ARTICLE III- Purpose

 

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

The purpose of this corporation is for the Education, Personal and Spiritual Development of local and global communities.

Our purpose is to provide a cultural center and museum complex that links this world with the divine, through the presentation, teaching, and practicing of the Vedic arts­­ originating from sacred India. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that inspires persons to live a life filled with purest love as taught in the Vedic literature, such as Bhagavad Gītā and Bhāgavata Purāṇa.

Our ambition is to facilitate the mission of our spiritual preceptors. Following in their footsteps, we share ancient transcendental knowledge with society at large, in order to educate all people in the techniques of spiritual life, without any consideration of  race, social status, gender, etc.

 

ARTICLE IV — EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS

 

At all times the following shall operate as conditions restricting the operations and activities of the corporation:

 

  1. 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 organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purpose set forth in the purpose clause hereof.

 

  1. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall constitute the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or any initiative or referendum before the public, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including by publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

 

  1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this document, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax

under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future tax code, or by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the

Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future tax code.

 

  1. The corporation will not issue capital stock.

 

ARTICLE V — PROPERTY DEDICATED TO CHARITABLE AND/OR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES 

 

The corporation’s property  is irrevocably dedicated to charitable and/or religious purposes, and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment,of all debts and liabilities of the corporation shall be distributed to a non profit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and.or religious purposes, and which has established its tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Tax Code.       

 

ARTICLE VI — INDEMNIFICATION

 

No member, officer, director or employee of the corporation shall be personally liable for any corporate debt or liability of the corporation, and the corporation shall provide in the bylaws for the indemnification of such persons for certain of their acts or failures to act when undertaken for or in the interest of the corporation and in good faith.      

 

ARTICLE VII — MEMBERSHIP/BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

The membership of this corporation shall consist of only the members of the Board of Directors.

The management of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in the Board of Directors, as defined by the corporation’s bylaws.

 

No director shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation. The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors is; their names and addresses are as follows:

 

Name and address of at least (3) directors

 

Judy Koslofsky

1710 N. 40th Ave Hollywood, FL 33021

 

Beth Bortz

1710 N 40th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021

 

Yudith Monsalve 

2220 SW 21st Street Miami, FL 33145

 

Members of the initial Board of Directors shall serve until the first annual meeting, at which their successors will be duly elected and qualified, or removed as provided in the bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VIII — INITIAL REGISTERED AGENT

 

The name of the initial registered agent at this address is 

 

Yudith Monsalve 

2220 SW 21st Street Miami, FL 33145

 

No member, officer, or director of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the members, officers, or directors be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation.

ARTICLE IX – DURATION/DISSOLUTION

 

The duration of the corporate existence shall be perpetual until dissolution. Upon the dissolution

of the organization, assets of the corporation, after paying all indebtedness, shall be distributed in such manner as the corporation may direct to one or more entities organized and operated for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

 

ARTICLE X – INCORPORATORS AND REGISTERED AGENT SIGNATURE

 

In witness whereof, we, the undersigned, have hereunto subscribed our names for the purpose of forming the corporation under the laws of the State of Florida and certify we executed these 

Articles of Incorporation on October 10, 2022.

 

The name and address of the initial directors of the operation are as follows:

 

President

Judy Koslofsky

1710 N. 40th Ave Hollywood, FL 33021

______________________________________

 

Chairperson 

Beth Bortz

1710 N 40th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021

_____________________________________

 

Treasurer

Yudith Monsalve 

2220 SW 21st Street Miami, FL 33145

_____________________________________

 

Secretary

Harris Pike

_____________________________________

 

General Board Member

Somarasa Mitchell 

1710 N 40th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021

_____________________________________

 

General Board Member

Narasimha David Benjamin Pessin-Selvester

6830 Liberty St, Hollywood, FL 33024

_____________________________________

 

General Board Member

Cari Shapiro

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