O. James Brown Klein (Jim Klein) is the founder and librarian of the William and Margaret Brown Family History Library and Center on the Internet at http://www.brownhistory.org . See Brown Family Library/Center. The Brown Library/Center is sponsored by the Klein Storrs Family Association. Jim is also the founder, publisher, and editor of the Research Journal of William and Margaret Brown Family History. See Brown Family Research Journal.
Jim is a third great grandson of William and Margaret BROWN, through their son, James BROWN and his wife, Mary (Polly) WILLIAMS EMMERSON, and their son, James (2) [Captain James Brown] and his wife, Phoebe Abigail ABBOTT. See Donors – Klein, Jim for more detailed information.
Jim is an attorney and businessman living in Mesa, Arizona.
The Klein Storrs Family Association is the sponsor of the William and Margaret Brown Family History Library and Center on the Internet at http://www.brownhistory.org . The Association also sponsors the Research Journal of William and Margaret Brown Family History. See Brown Family Research Journal.
The Klein Storrs Family Association is a federally approved tax-exempt, non-profit organization to perform family genealogy and history work. The Association was established September 1, 1997, as a United States federal 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit entity, with Tax Identification Number 86-0898358.
This Association is actively involved in gathering all accurate genealogy and history information on Klein-Storrs families, including the entire William and Margaret BROWN family, with all of their ancestors, siblings, children and descendents.
Donations to the Klein Storrs Family Association are tax deductible. Donations are solicited, welcomed and appreciated. A receipt is provided to each donor. All donations should be sent to: Klein Storrs Family Association, 2038 East Kael Circle, Mesa, Arizona, 85213.
Jim Klein helped establish the Klein Storrs Family Association. Jim is currently the President of the Association, and his wife, Karen Storrs Klein, the Secretary-Treasurer. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors.
Information about the Association, including IRS form 990 information, may be found on the Internet at http://www.guidestar.org/index.html by simply typing in the Association’s complete name, Klein Storrs Family Association. When its file name appears in blue, then click it for the information desired.
The Association's other applicable IRS exemption applications and annual information returns may be obtained from the IRS by using IRS Form 4506-A, Request for Public Inspection or Copy of Exempt Organization IRS Form, available from the IRS at either http://ftp.fedworld.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506a.pdf , or http://www.irs.gov/forms_pubs/formpub.html , or upon written request to the Association, using the same IRS Form 4506-A. See also IRS Exempt Organization Records at http://www.irs.gov/tax_stats/exempt.html , and the IRS home page at, http://www.irs.gov/tax .
This Association shall be known as the Klein Storrs Family Association.
The place of the principal office of the Association is in the City of Mesa, County of Maricopa, State of Arizona.
The period of duration for the Association shall be perpetual unless sooner terminated by law.
5. RESTRICTIONS ON ACTIVITIES
6. ANNUAL MEETING
An annual meeting of the members of the Association shall be held at a time and place determined by the Governing Board.
Upon the dissolution of this Association, the Governing Board shall, after paying or making the provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all of the assets in such manner, or to such organization(s) organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes as shall at that time qualify as an exempt organization(s) under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, it being the intended that such assets be first distributed to or conveyed as a gift to the Trustee-in-Trust of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and/or Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Governing Board shall determine.
8. GOVERNING BOARD AND OFFICERS
A Governing Board shall manage the property, business, and affairs of the Association and may delegate day-to-day managerial responsibilities of the Association to its officers. The Board shall consist of no less than two (2) persons who must be members of the Association but need not be residents of the state of organization. The Board may delegate certain managerial functions of the Association to its officers. Except as otherwise required by law, none of the Board members or officers shall be liable for the acts or omissions of any other Board member or officer, any predecessor, or any person retained or hired by the Board or the officers, if selected with reasonable care. The Board members and officers are authorized to receive reasonable compensation for services rendered, or reimbursement for reasonable expenditures incurred in connection with the administration of the Association. The names and addresses of the persons who are the initial members of the Governing Board of the Association are as follows:
John Alois Klein
1449 East Glade Avenue
Gladys Elaine Kim
3165 East University Drive
The names and addresses of the persons who are the initial members of the officers of the Association are as follows:
O. James Brown
2038 E. Kael Circle
Karen Lee Storrs
2038 E. Kael Circle
Except as limited by Articles 4, 5 and 11 hereof, the Governing Board and officers shall have all the usual powers conferred by law upon such persons in every jurisdiction in which the Board and officers may act. The powers of the Board members and officers are exercisable solely in the capacity of fiduciaries consistent with and in furtherance of the charitable purposes of this Association as stated herein and not otherwise.
10. AMENDMENTS; BYLAWS
These Articles of Association may be amended at any time by written instrument signed by the Board members provided that no amendment shall authorize the Board members or officers to conduct the affairs of the Association in any manner or for any purpose contrary to the provisions of Articles 4 and 5 hereof or of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Likewise, the Board members may provide Bylaws to further administer the affairs of the Association in compliance with its purposes and restrictions stated herein
11. GOVERNING LAW
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 1st of September 1997.
Signed: John Alois Klein II
Signed: Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs
1. ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
These Bylaws are created to be consistent with and in furtherance of the Articles of Association of the Klein Storrs Family Association.
Membership is open to the descendents and relatives of John Alois Klein, Gwendolyn Brown Klein, John Paul Storrs, or Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs, and their spouses, and any other individuals with ancestors common with John Alois Klein, Gwendolyn Brown Klein, John Paul Storrs, or Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs (the "Family"). Each such person may become a member by submitting to the Secretary a written statement containing his/her name, address and evidence of relationship to either John Alois Klein, Gwendolyn Brown Klein, John Paul Storrs, Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs and the payment of annual dues to the Association.
Consistent with the Articles of Association, contributions of any kind will be accepted throughout the year from the members of the Association and from any person or entity interested in furthering the purposes of the Association.
The fiscal year will end on December 31.
6. GOVERNING BOARD
A Governing Board shall be the governing body of the Association. The Board shall consist of at least two (2) members who shall also serve as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Association. Other members of the Board and officers of the Association may be elected as the need arises. In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of a member of the Board or an officer, the remaining member(s) of the Board shall appoint a replacement who shall serve until the next regular election.
7. ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
The Board and officers of the Association shall be elected annually by those who are current members of the Association. The members shall elect a minimum of two (2) Board members, and a President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Association. Each member shall have one vote.
An annual meeting of the members of the Association shall be held at a time and place determined by the Governing Board. Other meetings may be held at the discretion of a majority of the Board, or when reasonably requested by the President.
The Secretary shall notify each current member of the Association of the time and place of any meeting. This notification shall be by mail, telephone, fax transmission, or email to the latest address of the member on the records of the Association. Each member is responsible to notify the Secretary of any change of address.
The President and/or Treasurer shall open a bank, checking and/or savings account and maintain such account(s) as required by the regulations such financial institution. The President or Treasurer may change financial institutions as deemed appropriate. The President and the Treasurer are authorized to make deposits, withdrawals and sign checks.
The Secretary shall maintain such records as are necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Association. The Treasurer shall maintain such records as necessary to prepare (i) an annual financial report; (ii) any and all government required reports, including federal and state tax returns; and (iii) any other interim reports as requested by a majority of the Board.
12. BYLAWS; AMENDMENTS