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O. James Brown Klein


Klein Storrs Family Association

O. James Brown Klein

        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.

        Jim may be contacted at librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com, or 480-969-0032, or 2038 East Kael Circle, Mesa, Arizona 85213.

 

Klein Storrs Family Association

        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 Articles of Association and the Bylaws of the Association may be seen below.  

        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

 

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
OF THE
KLEIN STORRS FAMILY ASSOCIATION

 

  1. NAME
  2. This Association shall be known as the Klein Storrs Family Association.

  3. LOCATION
  4. The place of the principal office of the Association is in the City of Mesa, County of Maricopa, State of Arizona.

  5. DURATION
  6. The period of duration for the Association shall be perpetual unless sooner terminated by law.

  7. PURPOSES

The Association is organized as a non-profit organization, exclusively for religious, scientific, education, literary, and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code; including for such purposes the following:

  1. Provide an organization by which the descendants and relatives of John Alois Klein, Gwendolyn Brown Klein, John Paul Storrs, and Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs may fulfill their family responsibilities in the field of genealogical research, family history, and temple ordinance work according to the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  2. Unify, accurately complete and preserve all genealogical, historical, biographical and family records pertaining to John Alois Klein, Gwendolyn Brown Klein, John Paul Storrs, and Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs, their ancestors, relatives and descendants (the "Family").
  3. Distribute contributions and genealogical, historical, biographical and family history data, information, and records of the Family to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  4. Perform genealogical research to identify individuals and families and to qualify names of individuals and families and prepare accurate and complete genealogical records of such individuals and families in compliance with the standards established by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for completion of temple ordinances.
  5. Combine the resources and efforts of the members of the Association and of any and all interested persons so that accurate and complete genealogical, historical, biographical and family records of the Family may be made available to all interested persons and to the general public through depositing copies of said records in local record repositories and otherwise.
  6. Gather, promote and teach the Family history of the ancestors, descendants and relatives of John Alois Klein, Gwendolyn Brown Klein, John Paul Storrs, and Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs, and to foster among its members love, loyalty and familial companionship.
  7. Receive and accept contributions, property, whether real, personal or mixed, by way of gift, bequest, or devise, from any person, firm, trust, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity, to be held, administered, and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Association.
  8. Engage in any other religious, scientific, educational, literary, or charitable purpose permitted to be performed by such an organization.

5.  RESTRICTIONS ON ACTIVITIES

  1. No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to its members, Board members, officers or other private persons, except that the Association is authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distribution in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article 4 hereof.
  2. No substantial part of the activities of the Association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation, and the Association shall not participate in, or intervene (including the publication and distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
  3. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the Association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (i) by an association exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (ii) by an organization contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (iii) by Section 508(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
  4. The Board members and officers of the Association shall not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section 4941(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code; nor retain any excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code; nor make any investments in such manner as to subject it to tax under Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code; nor make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
  5. The Association will distribute its income for each tax year at such time and in such manner as not to become subject to the tax on undistributed income imposed by Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
  6. No contribution, gift, bequest or devise of any such property identified in Article 4. G. above shall be received and accepted if it is conditioned or limited in such manner as to require the disposition of the income or its principal to any person or organization other than a "charitable organization" or for other than "charitable purposes," qualified as such under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

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.

7.  DISSOLUTION

    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 II                        1449 East Glade Avenue
    Chairman                                      Mesa, Arizona 85204

    Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs              3165 East University Drive
    Vice-Chairwoman                         Mesa, Arizona 85213

    The names and addresses of the persons who are the initial members of the officers of the Association are as follows:

    O. James Brown Klein                 2038 E. Kael Circle
    President                                      Mesa, Arizona 85213

    Karen Lee Storrs Klein                2038 E. Kael Circle
    Secretary-Treasurer                     Mesa, Arizona 85213

9.  POWERS

    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

Except for its management consistent with Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, the organization and governance of the Association shall be in all respects according to the laws of the State of Arizona.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 1st of September 1997.

Signed: John Alois Klein II

Signed: Gladys Elaine Kim Storrs

 

BYLAWS
OF THE
KLEIN STORRS FAMILY ASSOCIATION

 

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.

2.  MEMBERSHIP

    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.

3.  CONTRIBUTIONS

    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.

4.  ACCOUNTING PERIOD

    The fiscal year will end on December 31.

5.  OBJECTIVES

 

  1. Perform and promote accurate and complete Family genealogical research and history work.
  2. Unify and preserve Family genealogical, historical, and biographical data.
  3. Prevent duplication of effort by combining research time and financial resources.
  4. Gather, promote and teach the Family genealogy and history.
  5. Disseminate Family genealogical, historical, and biographical data to all interested Family members and other interested persons or entities.
  6. Maintain Family unity and cooperation by holding appropriate meetings and reunions and publishing a Family newsletter.
  7. Donate Family genealogical and history data to appropriate libraries and historical societies.
  8. Submit Family genealogical and history data for inclusion in the computerized files of the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  9. Submit Family genealogical and history data to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for completion of appropriate temple ordinances.
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.

8.  MEETINGS

    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.

9.  NOTICE OF MEETINGS

    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.

10.  BANK ACCOUNT

    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.

11.  RECORDS AND REPORTS

    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

Consistent with the Articles of Association, such Bylaws as are determined necessary for the proper administration of the Association shall be prepared by the Board. The Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members of the Association at its regular annual meeting.

 

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