These are scanned copies of the main incorporation papers of the Friends of the Railroad Museum, and the FRM By-Laws. Our basic organization derives from our incorporation under general Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation laws, plus agreements with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, which lay out basic relationships and responsibilities.
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Pennsylvania Articles of Incorporation. This includes the documents of incorporation filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth -- original incorporation of January 12, 1983 and an amendment with filing date of June 26, 1984.
Annual Statement-Nonprofit Corporation. Annual filing with Pennsylvania Department of State Corporation Bureau for 2012.
Certificate of Registration as Charitable Organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions. Issued by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Charitable Organizations.
PHMC-FRM Agreements. This includes:
Original agreement of December 1983 in which PHMC recognizes the FRM and establishes basic working relationships and responsibilities.
An amendment of July 1986 which provides a basis for PHMC licensing of events to the FRM.
Authorization and procedures for an FRM Endowment Fund, in early 1999.
Federal Tax Exemption. 1985 letter from Federal Internal Revenue Service, recognizing the FRM as tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Change of Registered Office Filing. Established the the FRM's offices at the Museum's address as the official address.
By-Laws. These govern the internal organization and operations of the FRM.
These document copies are provided for general information.
For formal or legal purposes, contact the Museum for actual copies.
These documents were current as of March 2012.
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