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Articles of Incorporation

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ONE: The name of this Corporation is:  RIDGECREEK PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION RED BANK OAKS PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION (Amended 9 Oct 96, Instrument #A482408)

TWO: The purposes for which this Corporation are formed are:

(a) The specific and primary purpose is to own, operate, and maintain an association exclusively for social and recreation needs of its members.

(b) The general purposes and powers are:

(i) To construct, purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, use, improve, maintain, repair, operate, encumber, sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of, lakes, lands, water wells, electric power units, radio and telephone units, buildings, mobile home type facilities, trailers, boats, vehicles, access roads and game, sporting, camping and other recreational facilities for the exclusive benefit of its members and their bona fide guests.

(ii) To make and perform contracts of every kind for any lawful purpose without limit as to amount, with any person, firm, association, corporation, municipality, state government, or municipal or political subdivision.

(iii) To have and exercise all the rights and powers conferred on nonprofit corporations under the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of California, as such law is now in effect or may at any time hereafter be amended.

The foregoing statement of purposes shall be construed as a statement of both purposes and powers, and the purposes and powers stated in each clause shall, except where otherwise expressed, be in no way limited or restricted by any reference to or inference from the terms or provisions of any other clauses but shall be regarded as independent purposes and powers.

(c) Notwithstanding any of the foregoing statements of purposes and powers, this Corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in the furtherance of the purposes of this Corporation as set forth in Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Article TWO, and nothing contained in the foregoing statement of purposes shall be construed to authorize this Corporation to carry on any activity resulting in the distribution of any gains, profits or dividends to its members, except as to benefits conferred in Paragraphs (a) and (b) above, and except on dissolution and winding up

THREE: This Corporation is organized pursuant to the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of the State of California and does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof and it is organized for nonprofit purposes.

FOUR: The County in this State where the principal office for the transaction of the business of this Corporation is located is Tehama County.


(a) The number of directors of this Corporation shall be three (3). The number of directors is five (5) (Amended 9 Oct 96, Instrument #A482408).

(b) The names and addresses of the persons who are to act in the capacity of directors until the selection of their successors are:

Sam Weeks                     3845 Pacific Coast Highway

                                        Torrance, California


James Couch                     P.O. Box 241

                                         Palos Verdes Estate, California


Margaret Desmond            75 Sherman Avenue

                                          Red Bluff, California

(c) The powers of this Corporation shall be exercised, its property controlled, and its affairs conducted by the Board of Directors.

(d) Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors under any provision of law, these Articles of Incorporation, or the Bylaws of this Corporation may be taken without a meeting, provided that all members of the Board, individually or collectively, consent in writing to such action. Such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as the unanimous vote of such directors. Any certificate or other document filed under any provision of law which relates to actions so taken shall state that the action was taken by the unanimous written consent of the Board of Directors without a meeting and that the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation authorize the directors to so act, and such statement shall be prima facie evidence of such authority.

SIX: The members shall consist of the record owners of the property subject to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of the Ridgecreek Property Owners’ Association previously named Clover Creek Ranch Association.

SEVEN: If this Corporation holds any event(s) to which members of the general public are invited to observe or participate in for a fee, the income from the general public, less a proportional share of the expenses which will not benefit members, will be paid over to an organization which is exempt from income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code on an annual basis.

EIGHT: The name of the unincorporated association which is being incorporated is “RIDGECREEK PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION.”

           IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned and above-named incorporators and first directors of this Corporation have executed these Articles of Incorporation this _2nd_ day of December, 1976 at Red Bluff, California



                    Sam Weeks



                    James Couch



               Margaret Desmond


Declaration of Incorporating Officers


          That we are a majority of the Board of Directors of RIDGECREEK PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, the unincorporated association mentioned in the foregoing Articles of Incorporation, and that said association has duly authorized its incorporation and has authorized the undersigned, as said directors, to execute the Articles of Incorporation.

Executed on February 8, 1976 at Red Bluff, California.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.



               Margaret Desmond



Executed on February 11, 1976, at Torrance, California.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.



                    Sam Weeks

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