To promote friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio (Wireless) operators who were licensed as such at least a quarter of a century ago.
To operate exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes entitling the Association to exemption under the provision of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and more specifically to promote interest in Amateur Radio Communications and the advancement of the electronic art, making use of the reservoir of knowledge and experience represented within the membership of QCWA for the benefit of all Radio Amateurs and the furtherance of the Public welfare through Amateur Radio Communications; to provide a scholarship fund for worthy students who are radio amateurs.
In the furtherance of its corporate purposes, the Association shall have all general powers enumerated in Section 202 N-PCL, together with the power to solicit grants and contributions for corporate purposes.
Nothing herein shall authorize this Association, directly or indirectly, to engage in or include among its purposes any of the activities mentioned in Not-for-profit Corporation Law, Section 404 (b)(p) of Executive Law, Section 757.
No part of the income of the Association shall inure to the benefit of any member, director or officer of the Association or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Association affecting one or more of its purposes), and no member, director or officer of the Association or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of the Association’s assets on dissolution of the Association.
No part of the activities of the Association shall include participating in or intervening in (including the publication or distribution of statements for) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office or engaging in any substantial way, directly or indirectly, in carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
In the event of dissolution, all the remaining assets and property of the Association shall, after necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, subject to an order of a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
The Association shall distribute its income for each taxable year at such a time and in such manner as not to subject it to tax under Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and the Association shall not (a) engage in any act of self dealing as defined in Section 4941 (a) of the Code; (b) retain any excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943 (c) of the Code; (c) make any investments in such manner as to subject the Association to tax under Section 4944 of the Code; or (d) make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945 (d) of the Code