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Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.


Chapter Charter




Jefferson River Canoe Trail,

a chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. ("Foundation")

Formed on the 16th day of December, 2009



Article One



1.1  Name. The name of this organization shall be the Jefferson River Canoe Trail Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. ("Chapter").


1.2  Grant. As authorized by the Foundation bylaws, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, as recorded in the minutes of its meeting on the 30th day of January, 2010 ("Effective Date"), grants this charter to the Jefferson River Canoe Trail Chapter.


1.3  Term. This charter, including any amendments, shall remain in effect from the Effective Date first set forth above until rescinded by the Board of Directors or the Chapter elects to dissolve.


1.4  Previous Foundation Charters Superseded. This charter shall, as of the Effective Date, supersede any previous chapter charter issued by the Foundation.


Article Two



2.1       The purpose of this chapter shall be to:


2.1.1    Organize education and stewardship programs and projects to promote public interest and awareness in the stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition;


2.1.2    Assist the Foundation with the preservation and protection of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; and


2.1.3      Promote and support the Foundation's mission, goals and objectives.


2.1.4      Preserve the Jefferson River and neighboring segments of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, including, but not limited to: 1) preserving the undeveloped character of the landscape as Lewis and Clark would have found it, 2) improving public access, trails, and camping opportunities along the rivers, 3) and protecting the natural biodiversity of this landscape.


Article Three

Chapter Governance


3.1       Bylaws. The Chapter shall adopt, and be governed by and operated in accordance with, Foundation-approved bylaws, a model copy of which are incorporated by reference and attached hereto as Attachment A.


3.2       Amendments. The Chapter may amend the Foundation-approved model bylaws to fit local chapter circumstances, provided, however, that such amendments do not conflict with this charter, or with Foundation bylaws, policies, or procedures.


3.2.1    Proposals to amend or otherwise modify Chapter Bylaws shall be submitted to the Foundation for review and approval by the Executive Committee. No amendment or other modification to the model chapter bylaws shall be effective until the Chapter has received, in writing, the Foundation's approval for the change.


Article Four

Relation of Chapter to Foundation


The Chapter shall follow all Foundation policies and procedures as set forth in the Chapter Bylaws. The LCTHF Chapter Operations Guide is recommended as a handbook for chapters, and includes explanation on said policy and procedures as well as other important information.


APPROVED, and this charter is issued effective the day and year hereinabove first written.



Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.



Date: 30 January 2010


By: James L. Mallory, President


Foundation President: James L. Mallory


Date: 12 – 16 – 2009


By: Thomas J. Elpel


Chapter President: Thomas J. Elpel

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