Articles of Incorporation

Link to: Washington Secretary of State, Corporations Division, Registration Data Search, Touchet Gun Club

(Per Chapter 23B, RCW)

Name of Entity: TOUCHET GUN CLUB
UBI Number: 601 663 640
Type of Entity: Non-profit Corporation
Changes to Registered Agent Name:
New Registered Agent Name; Registered Office Address Change


Name: Mark D. Perkins
Street Address: 143 Markham Road
City: Touchet
PO Box: 201
State: WA
Zip Code: 99360

I consent to serve as Registered Agent in the State of Washington for the above named corporation. I understand it will be my responsibility to accept Service of Process on behalf of the corporation; to forward mail to the corporation; and to immediately notify the Office of the Secretary of State if I resign or change the Registered Office Address.
Signed: Mark D. Perkins
Date: February 19, 2006

Perpetual, amended Articles of Incorporation, dated September 21, 1995, are as follows.


The name of the corporation shall be: TOUCHET GUN CLUB


The term of existence shall be: PERPETUAL


The purpose for which the corporation is organized are as follows:
To perpetuate shooting sports, to train, educate, teach sportsmanship, safety with firearms, and competitive spirit. No profit is to be distributed to any members of this club, except prizes won in competitive events that are authorized by this gun club.


The name of the Registered Agent of this corporation is: Lee Ashworth
The street address of the Registered Office, which is also the address of the Regsitered Agent is as follows:
Number and Street: Rt. 1 Box 230
City: Touchet, WA 99360


There shall be 3 director(s) serving as the Initial Board of Directors. Their names and addresses are as follows:

Mike Everett 151 W. Maple Walla Walla, WA 99362
Gordon Wells 925 Bryant Walla Walla, WA 99362
Tom Johnson Rt. 4 Box 628 Milton-Freewater, OR 97862


In the event of dissolution of the corporation, the net assests are to be distributed as follows:
Equal shares to each and every life member in good standing at the time of dissolution.


The names and address of each incorporator is as follows:

Wallace R. Fisher, Pres 517 Troutdale College Place, WA 99364
Gail Martin, V.P. Rt. 5 Box 127 Walla Walla, WA 99362
Lee Ashworth Rt. 1 Box 230 Touchet, WA 99360

IN WITNESS WHEREOF each incorporator has affixed his/her signature on this 10th day of September, 1995.
Wallace R. Fisher
Gail Martin
Lee Ashworth


I, Lee Ashworth, hereby consent to serve as Registered Agent in the State of Washington for the corporation herein named, I understand that as agent for the corporation, it will be my responsibility to accept Service of Process in the name of the corporation: to forward all mail to the corporation; and to immediately notify the Office of the Secretary of State in the event of my resignation or of any change in the Registered Office address of the corporation for which I am agent.
Date: Sept. 10, 1995
Signed: Lee Ashworth (Sec/Treas)

Original Articles of Incorporation, dated May 5, 1947, are as follows.

Articles of Incorporation

We, the undersigned, by the following agreement and articles of incorporation, executed in triplicate, do hereby associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation for social, educational, benevolent and amusement purposes, as hereinafter mentioned, and not for the profit of its members.


The corporate name of this corporation shall be the “Touchet Gun Club”, and its location and chief or principal place of business shall be at Touchet, Walla Walla County, State of Washington.


The corporation shall issue no capital stock, and its membership shall consist of all citizens of Touchet, Washington, and vicinity who are members in good standing according to the by-laws of this corporation.


The objects of this corporation are for the social, educational, benevolent, entertainment and recreational benefit of its members; the education of its members in the use of small firearms; the fostering of good fellowship, good sportsmanship, benevolent enterprises and the social welfare of its members; the promoting of all lawful types of competitive events involving skill in the use of small firearms, and in particular trap and skeet shooting; to further the interest of its members in the propagation and protection of fish and game and acquiring and maintaining a library pertaining to guns, wildlife, marksmanship and other matters of interest to its members. This corporation is also formed for the purpose of purchasing and/or selling any real or personal property and to do any act or engage in any transaction reasonably necessary or that tends to promote the purposes and objects of this corporation as aforesaid, including the receiving of donations, the giving of prizes for competitive events, making charitable donations and anything else that is for the general welfare of this corporation and its members; provided, no activity shall be engaged in for the purpose or object of an ultimate distribution of a profit to its members in either money or property, except such as may be incidental to the joint use and enjoyment of club privileges and property.


The officers of this corporation shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and Field Captain, who shall be elected and hold office as provided by the by-laws of this corporation.


The affairs of this corporation shall be managed by a board of trustees, consisting of the officers of the corporation, as hereinbefore set forth, and three additional members who shall be elected and hold office as provided by the by-laws of this corporation.


The following shall serve as officers and trustees until their successors are elected and qualified:-

Alvin Adams President
J.A. Anderson Vice-President
Will Hickman, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer
Frank Broyles Field Captain
Everett Brock Trustee
Oran Gluck Trustee
Frank Broyles Trustee


The term of this corporation shall be fifty (50) years, unless dissolved prior thereto according to law.


This corporation shall adopt by laws consistent herewith, and the same may be amended from time to time at any legal meeting, by a two-thirds vote of the members present; provided, written notice of said meeting and of the proposed change is given or mailed to each member in good standing at the time said notices are given or mailed.


These articles may be amended by supplemental articles upon a two-thirds vote of the active members of this corporation at any legal meeting, notice of which is given as provided by paragraph eight herein.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto set our hands, in triplicate, this 5th day of May, 1947.

Alvin Adams
J.A. Anderson
Will Hickman Jr.
Frank Broyles
Everett Brock
Oran Gluck
Frank Broyles


On this day personally appeared before me Alvin Adams, J. A. Anderson, Will Hickman, Jr., Frank Broyles, Everett Brock, Oran Gluck and Frank Broyles, to me known to be the individuals described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that they signed the same as their free and voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

Given under my hand and official seal this the 5th day of May, 1947.

H. G. Hanson
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington, Residing at Touchet therein.