wbai.net Pacifica/WBAI history   events   links   archive   bylaws etc
PNB   LSB   elections   contact info   opinion   search

1946 Pacifica Articles of Incorporation
posted here 9-2-03

This is a re-construction of the original 1946 Pacifica Articles of Incorporation by several Pacifica listeners




(a Non-profit Corporation)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That we, the undersigned residents of the State of California, have voluntarily associated ourselves together for the purpose of forming a non-profit corporation under and by virtue of the laws of the State of California, and particularly under the provisions of Article I of Title XII, Part IV, Division 1, of the Civil Code of the Sate of California,




That the name of this corporation shall be -



That the purposes of this corporation shall be:

(a) To encourage, and provide outlets for, the creative skills and energies of the community; to conduct classes, study groups and workshops in the writing and producing of drama; to establish awards and scholarships for creative writing; to offer public facilities to amateur instrumentalists, choral groups, orchestral groups and musical students; and to promote and aid other creative activities which will enrich the standards of art and entertainment in the community.

(b) To promote the full distribution of public information; to obtain access to sources of news not commonly brought together in the same medium; and to employ such varied sources in the presentation to the public of accurate, objective, comprehensive news on all matters vitally affecting the community.

(c) To engage in any activity that shall contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means available to this society, to promote the study of political and economic problems, and the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms.

(d) To establish and maintain radio, school, newspaper, printing, publishing, and bookstore facilities, and any other activities that may be deemed necessary or appropriate to the carrying out of any of the purposes of this corporation.

(e) To do such things and engage in and such activity as shall serve the educational, recreational and cultural welfare of its members and the public.


That this corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit tothe members thereof, and has no capital stock.


That this corporation shall have perpetual existence and shall possess all the powers provided for in Section 597 of the Civil Code of the State of California.


That the principal office for the transaction of the business of this corporation shall be located in the County of Contra Costa, State of California.


That the number of directors of this corporation, to be known as the Committee of Directors, shall be five (5), and that the names and addresses of the persons who are to act in the capacity of such directors until the selection of their successors, are as follows:

Lewis Hill, 748 Shrader Street, San Francisco 17, California.

H. Don Kirschner, 2?23 Haste Street, Berkeley, California.

Homer Sisson, 2617 Pine Street, San Francisco California.

William Triest, 1850 Vallejo Street, san Francisco, California.

John Waldron, Pedro Valley, Shelter Cove, Box 2, San Mateo County, California.

That special authority is hereby delegated to the members of this corporation to change the number of directors thereof at any time by the adoption of a By-law to that effect.


That the authorized number and qualifications of its members, the different classes of membership, if any, and the property, voting and other rights and privileges of each class of membership shall be set forth in the By-laws of the corporation, and no member of this corporation shall ever be liable to said corporation for any dues or assessment beyond the membership fee provided for at the time of his admission to membership in said corporation.


Upon the dissolution or winding up of this corporation, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the corporation, the Committee of Directors or persons in charge of the liquidation shall distribute all the remaining assets to any recognized educational institution or institutions to be used for the creation of scholarships for international exchange of students, and no part of said assets shall ever be distributed to any of the members of this corporation upon the liquidation thereof.


None of the terms or provisions of Article VIII hereof may be eliminated, amended or altered without approval of all of the directors and all of the members of this corporation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have hereunto set our hands this 19th day of August, 1946.

Lewis Hill

H. Don Kirschner

Homer Sisson

William Triest

John Waldron

top of page | bylaws and articles of inc. | home