The Kingdom Of Lucerne, Inc.
(A 501C corporation not for profit)
Current Officers and Board of
Donn Shearer, President
David Woltman, Vice President
Elena Clayton, Secretary
Christine Vota, Treasurer
Kathy Fulginiti, Trustee
Melanie Woltman, Trustee
Robert Driscoll, Earl Marshal - Public Relations Officer - Trustee
Articles of Incorporation of Kingdom of Lucerne, Inc.
The corporate name and style of our company shall be the "KINGDOM OF
The objects and purposes for which our said corporation is formed, organized,
and incorporated are:
- To aid, encourage, and promote by means of monetary grants and other
- Study and interest in the fields of sciences, history, art, and music
associated with the period 1000 to 1650 CE in the areas of Western
Europe and its colonies
- The design, reconstruction and operation of structures, vehicles,
implements, clothing, ornaments, and other artifacts of the period 1000
to 1650 CE in the areas of Western Europe.
- To publish facts and information by means of articles, books, pamphlets,
and other literature concerning the period 1000 to 1650 CE, and the study
- To receive and administer funds and to expend the income therefrom for
such scientific, historical, and educational purposes as are associated with
the forgoing purposes and for no other purposes whatsoever, and to that end,
to take hold by bequest, device, gift, purchase, or lease, either absolutely
or in trust, for the forgoing objects and purposes, or any of them, any
property, whether real, personal, or mixed, without limitation to amount of
- To sell, convey, and dispose of any property and to invest and reinvest
the principal thereof; and to deal with and expend the income therefrom for
any of the aforementioned purposes without limitation, except such
limitations, if any, as may be contained in the instrument under which such
property was received.
- To receive any property, real, personal, or mixed, in trust under terms of
any will, deed of trust, or other trust instrument for the forgoing
purposes, or any of them, in administering the same, to carry out the
directions and exercise of powers contained in the trust instrument under
which the property is received, including expenditures of the principal as
well as the income for one of more of such purposes if authorized or
directed in the trust instrument under which it was received.
- To receive, take title to, hold and use, the proceeds and income of
stocks, bonds, obligations, and other securities of any corporation or
corporations, domestic or foreign, but only for the forgoing purposes or
some of them.
- In general, to exercise any and all and every power which a non-profit
corporation organized under the Statutes of the State of New Jersey is
authorized to exercise in carrying out the aforementioned purposes.
- No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall be the
carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
Registered Agent:ARTICLE IV.
The resident agent is JOSEPH FULGINITI, who actually resides in New Jersey.
Registered Offices/address:ARTICLE V.
The principal offices of said cooperation shall be reached through 410 W. Cedar
Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260
The membership of this corporation shall consist of:
- Senior Memberships: Individuals of the age of twenty-one (21) years or
older, contributing annually not less than such amount as may be established
by the trustees pursuant to the by-laws from time to time. These memberships
shall have voting rights
- Junior Memberships: Individuals under the age of twenty-one (21) years
contributing annually not less than such amount as may be established by the
trustees pursuant to the by-laws from time to time. These members shall have
- Associate Members: Individuals or organizations who register themselves
with and are accepted by this corporation for their own common interest, but
do not contribute annually any regular amount to the corporation. These
members shall not have voting rights.
The officers of the corporation shall consist of a president, a
vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer, elected by a majority vote of the
members present and voting at the annual meeting.
ARTICLE VII.Any conveyance or encumbrance of all or any part
of corporate property may be made pursuant to the authority of a majority of the
board of directors, and any conveyance or encumbrance of the corporation shall
be executed by the president and duly attested by the vice-president, secretary,
ARTICLE VIII.The directors, with the approval of a simple
majority of the membership present and voting at any annual or special meeting,
shall have the power to make, alter, or amend such by-laws as they deem proper.
ARTICLE IX.The corporation shall have perpetual existence.
The corporation is not authorized to issue capital stocks.
ARTICLE X.Upon dissolution of the corporation, the 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 purposes of the corporation in such a manner, or to such organization(s)
organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or
scientific purposes as at the time shall qualify as an exempt organization(s)
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding
provisions of any United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Trustees shall
determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court
of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the corporation
is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization(s) as
said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for
ARTICLE XI.These articles of incorporation may be amended at
any regular or special meeting of the members by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of
the voting members present; provided that notice, including any proposed
amendment, is given at least thirty (30) days prior to such regular or special
- The affairs and management f the corporation shall be under the control
and direction of a Board of Directors consisting of seven (7) senior members
of this corporation elected by a majority vote of the members present and
voting at the annual meeting as established in the by-laws after notice
given pursuant to the by-laws.
- The names and term of office of the original Directors shall be as
JOSEPH FULGINITI for a term expiring July 31, 2005 (President)
DAVID V. SHEARER for a term expiring July 31, 2000 (Vice President)
STACEY PETLEV for a term expiring July 31, 2000 (Treasurer)
MELANIE WOLTMAN for a term expiring July 31, 2000 (Secretary)
TERRY M. MARR for a term expiring July 31, 2005 (Trustee)
WILLIAM HOGUE for a term expiring July 31, 2005 (Trustee)
DONN E. SHEARER for a term expiring July 31,2005 (Trustee)
- Thereafter, with the exception of the President and the Trustees, on the
expiration of the term and office of any Director, his successor shall be
elected for a term of one (1) year, or until his successor is elected and
qualifies. On the expiration of the term of office of the President or any
Trustee, his successor shall be elected for a term of six (6) years, or
until his successor is elected and qualifies.
In witness, whereof we have signed these articles of incorporation on 15
Terry M. Marr, 7 Devonshire Drive, E. H. T., NJ, 08234
Donn Shearer, 46 East Greenbush Rd, Tuckerton, NJ, 08787
BY-LAWS OF THE KINGDOM OF LUCERNE, INC.
ARTICLE I.The Kingdom of Lucerne shall also be known as the
"Kingdom". Its voting members shall be known as the
ARTICLE II.The offices of President, Vice-President,
Secretary, and Treasurer shall also be known as King, Chancellor, Secretary, and
The Officers and Trustees shall be known collectively as the Privy Council.
The Function of the said officers shall include:
ARTICLE III.The legislative body of this organization shall
be the Parliament, consisting of two representatives from each organization as
the membership of the Kingdom has (or shall) formed itself into.
ARTICLE IV.The Parliament shall determine if a petitioning
organization made up of members of the Kingdom qualifies to sit on the
Parliament. If the Privy Council certifies tat a petitioning group fulfils the
membership requirements (as outlined in Article XI of the By-Laws) the Commons
at a session of the Grand Parliament shall determine by a 2/3 vote if a
petitioning organization qualifies to sit on the Parliament.
ARTICLE V.The trustees shall be the subordinate to the will
of the Commons and the Parliament, and their main functions shall be to execute
the will of the Commons and the Parliament.
ARTIVLE VI.Advisors and officers such as the Parliament
feels are necessary may be called up for a period of time specified by the
ARTICLE VII.The Parliament and Privy Council shall be in
session a minimum of two times a year with no more than six months between
ARTICLE VIII.Elections of the Privy Council by the Commons
and Parliament shall be held at the Summer Session, or upon the occasion of a
vacancy, or at the request of the Privy Council. The new officers shall assume
their positions immediately upon election.
ARTICLE IX.Amendments to the By-Laws shall be charged to the
Privy Council by two thirds (2/3) vote of the Commons.
ARTICLE X.Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation shall
be charged to the Privy Council by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Commons.
ARTICLE XI.The minimum requirement of groups in the Kingdom
is that such a group have a constitution with the purpose of the Kingdom and
annually submit a roster of members at a time determined by the Privy Council.
For a Kingdom group to gain status as a member group, it must have the
equivalent of ten (10) voting Kingdom members whose primary affiliation is to
that group; furthermore, the members must appear at Grand Parliament. Each
voting member may either a) have primary affiliation to one group, in which case
he or she would count as one of the ten voting members needed, or b) split his
or her primary affiliation equally between two groups, in which case he or she
would count as one-half of a voting member for each of the two groups. A group
may lose its official status if its membership falls below ten members (as of
August 1 of the year) or fails to appear a two consecutive meetings of the
Parliament; the group will lose its status at the second meeting missed if the
council wills it by a 2/3 vote.
ARTICLE XII.Any voting member may vote at the Grand
Parliament by general proxy given to an attending voting member if the proxy is
written, signed, and dated by the voting member who wishes to vote by proxy. No
voting member may exercise more than five (5) general proxies. Any voting member
may vote by a specific proxy sent to the Privy Council or person appointed by
the Privy Council for this purpose. The validity of any proxy will be determined
by the Privy Council or the members appointed by the Privy Council for this
ARTICLE XIII.The annual meeting of the Commons which occurs
about the Summer Solstice shall be called the Summer Grand Parliament. The
annual meeting of the Commons, which occurs about the Winter Solstice, shall be
called the Winder Grand Parliament. The Privy Council shall schedule and arrange
all such Grand Parliaments. All such Grand Parliaments shall be open only to
current members who must be allowed to enter free of any entrance fee.
ARTICLE XIV.The fees for membership shall be determined by
the will of the Commons or Parliament. In addition to senior, junior, and
associate memberships, special memberships or fees may be established to cover
insurance costs, special mail handling costs, purchase of titles, contributions,
or costs as may arise. Annual fees are: Single Membership - $10.00 Family
Membership - $15.00 With all memberships to expire on their one year anniversary
date. Family membership is defined as two adults and dependant children living
at the same address. Family memberships will have two (2) votes and one (1) copy
of the newsletter. Titles are the sole property of the purchaser and may be
sold, bartered, exchanged, or given at the discretion of the bearer. Titles may
be purchased and held by Official Groups, as well as by individuals. If a
title-holding membership lapses more that ninety (90) days, the title reverts
back to the Kingdom"s possession. Every transfer of title, weather loaned,
granted, sold, or gambled, a tax shall be imposed. The tax has to be paid, by
either party, to allow the transfer, the amount is to be set arbitrarily by the
Privy Council. ARTICLE XV. The name of the corporate publication shall be the
"Broadsheet" ARTICLE XVI. The editor and chief of the Broadsheet will
be a two (2) year position to be appointed by the Privy Council and approved by
Parliament. The position will be advertised in the October issue and resumes
should be sent to the Chancellor. The Privy Council should meet and present
their choice to the Parliament at the November/December meeting for approval.
This is not to be an election. Unless serious doubts are raised about the
candidate"s qualifications, then the appointment shall stand. The current
Editor-in-chief may resubmit for another term. 2004 Membership List Joe
Fulginiti (PRESIDENT) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shall facilitate the management of the Corporation, including the running
of business meetings and enhancing public relations.
- Shall manage the administration of the Kingdom"s historical
re-creations under the overall supervision of the President.
- Shall oversee all instruments of internal communication.
- Shall oversee the finances of the Corporation and serve as treasurer.
- Shall act as a steering and oversight committee for the Privy Council and
provide continuity during the change of officers.
Last updated on November 20, 2004.