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Evergreen Garden Club Constitution 

I.  The name of the Club shall be: “The Evergreen Garden Club”.


II.  The objects of this Club shall be exclusively charitable and educational in nature. The Club exists to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; to encourage civic planting; to encourage the preservation and beautification of and gardening in historic sites.


III. Persons eligible to membership shall be residents of Washington and vicinity, and be those deemed by the Membership Committee and Club to have an interest in horticulture. They must have a garden that shows evidence of interest and labor, and must be willing to participate in the Club’s program for the year.


IV. Upon the dissolution of the Evergreen Garden Club, the assets of the Club will be distributed to an organization having similar goals, and one that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


V. The Club will not engage in any political activities. It will operate under such special rules as are applicable, should the Internal Revenue Service ever determine that the Club is a “private foundation.” No earnings of the Club will inure to any Club member or to any other private individual.

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