Texts of Regents Charter Resolution & Notification



Voted, that

1 . A provisional charter valid for a term of five years is granted incorporating Thomas McCarthy, Gerard J. O'Gara, Barbara A. Margolis, Gary M. Lanigan, Peter Meringolo, Alan Vengersky, Alfred Reno, Raul Russi, Leasa McLeish, Michael P. Jacobson, Deborah J. Kurtz, Austin M. Clarke, Bernard B. Kerik and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of New York Correction History Society, located in the city, county, and state of New York.

2. The purposes for which such corporation is formed are:

a. to pursue, preserve and promote the history of correction services throughout the city and state of New York;

b. to foster a sense of professional tradition, heritage and kinship among men and women currently and formerly in New York correction service;

September 17, 1999

Thomas McCarthy, General Secretary
New York Correction History Society
60 Hudson Street, Room 608
New York NY 10013

Dear Mr. McCarthy:

I am pleased to advise you that the Board of Regents, at its meeting today, formally voted to grant a provisional charter to the New York Correction History Society. A copy of the vote adopted is enclosed.

The charter is valid for five years to September 17, 2004 but may be terminated by the Regents at the expiration of that period unless application is made prior to that time for its extension or for its replacement by an absolute charter.

The formal charter document will be prepared and forwarded to you by the Secretary to the Board of Regents. It will, however, be one to two weeks before it is ready for mailing.



c. to enrich the store of knowledge about the contribution of correction services to the commonweal, both past and present;

d. to increase public awareness of the contribution of correction services;

e. to encourage research into New York correction history;

f. to maintain a World Wide Web site devoted to New York correction history and the work of the society;

g. to publish, in Internet and printed form, a periodic learned journal which involves correction history scholars in the editorial review process;

h. to publish newsletters, books, booklets, brochures and other materials resulting from or related to the society's activities;

i. to gather, preserve and make available to researchers artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, records and other materials relative to New York correction history;

j. to exhibit selections from the corporation's collections in public presentations, including displays that travel and permit featuring, within the larger context, the particular correction history of the locality being visited;

k. to undertake programs, such as, but not limited to, art, photography, essay and research paper competitions which promote a greater awareness, appreciation and knowledge of New York correction history among employees of correctional services and the general public;

l. to arrange for the placement of markers at sites of New York correction history significance;

m. to seek the preservation and maintenance of New York correction history sites and structures;

n. to serve as a resource for the exchange and dissemination of correction history information, and to create opportunities for such; and

o. to aid efforts to establish a museum devoted to New York correction history.

3. The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees. The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five.

4. The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:

Thomas McCarthy
60 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013 

Gerard J. O'Gara
60 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013

Barbara A. Margolis
51 Chambers Street
New York, New York 10007 

Gary M. Lanigan
60 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013 

Peter Meringolo
299 Broadway, Suite 1610
New York, New York 10007 

Alan Vengersky
Two Washington Street
New York, New York 10004

Alfred Reno
365 Broadway
New York, New York 10013 

Raul Russi
115 Leonard Street, Room 2E
New York, New York 10013 

Leasa McLeish
60 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013 

Michael P. Jacobson
899 Tenth Avenue
New York, New York 10019 

Deborah J. Kurtz
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Queens, New York 

Austin M. Clarke
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226 

Bernard B. Kerik
60 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013

5. The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, and no part of its earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any individual; and no officer, member, or employee of the corporation shall receive or be entitled to receive any pecuniary profit from the operations thereof, except reasonable compensation for services.

6. 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 1986 (or the corresponding provision 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 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

7. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision), and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

8. Upon 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 the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

9. The principal office of the corporation shall be located at 60 Hudson Street, Room 608, New York, New York 10013.

10. The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

11. Such provisional charter will be made absolute if, within five years after the date when this charter is granted, the corporation shall acquire resources and equipment which are available for its use and support and which are sufficient and suitable for its chartered purposes in the judgment of the Regents of the University, and shall be maintaining an institution of educational usefulness and character satisfactory to the Regents. Prior to the expiration of said five year period, an application for the extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but in the event that such application is not made, then at the expiration of said term of five years, and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

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