Articles of Incorporation
Approved May 15, 1889
Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland, the following Articles of Incorporation of "The Sycamore Club" were recorded the 18th day of May A. D. 1889 to wit:
Know all men, that we the undersigned citizens of the United States, and a majority of whom, to wit: Augustus Flack, Charles C, Jones and Louis Beyer, citizens of the State of Maryland, desire to avail ourselves of the provisions of the Code of Maryland for the formation of corporations, and in pursuance thereof, do hereby declare and certify as follows, that we have formed ourselves into an association with the name and style of the "Montgomery Sycamore Island Club."
Article 1. The object for which this association is formed, is that of moral, literary and scientific improvement.
Article 2. The terms of the existence of this association shall be forty years.
Article 3. The capital stock of this Association shall be five thousand Dollars, provided the capital stock shall be increased to any amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and the said capital stock shall be divided into Fifty shares of One Hundred Dollars each.
Article 4. The number of directors who shall manage the concerns of the association for the first year shall be five, namely: Augustus Flack, Charles 0. Jones, Louis Beyer, citizens of Maryland, Thomas Landers and Matthew Ruppert, citizens of the District of Columbia, and their successors shall be duly elected, by the stockholders of the association as provided by its rules and by-laws.
Article 5. The name of the place in Maryland where the business of the Association is to be transacted, shall be an Island in the Potomac River, in Montgomery County, called Barry's Island.
The persons association themselves as aforesaid do hereby certify that the aforegoing articles of incorporation have been agreed to by each and all of them.
In testimony whereof they have hereto subscribed their hands and seals this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord, 1889.
Chas. C. Jones
Notarized on April 27th, 1889
by Chas. S. Shreve, Notary Public, DC
Certified May 15th, 1889
by John T. Vinson, Judge of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County
Copy of Articles of Incorporation (Liber E. B. P. No. 1 folio 110),
Certified and Recorded March 5, 1925,
Preston B. Ray, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, MD
Amendments To The
Articles Of Incorporation
Amended March 14, 1914
KNOW ALL MEN, That we, the undersigned., being respectively the duly elected president, and a majority of the managers of the "Montgomery Sycamore Island Club", a body corporate, duly incorporated under the provisions of the Public General Laws of Maryland, desire, on behalf and in the interest of said corporation, to avail ourselves of the provisions of Sections 24 and 25 of Article 23 of the Code of Law of Maryland, as enacted by Chapter 240 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1908, in providing for an amendment to the articles of incorporation of the said body corporate in the following particulars:
First to strike out Article 2 of the Articles of Incorporation, and insert in lieu thereof the following:
Article 2. The term of the existence of this association shall be perpetual.
Second, To strike out Article 3 of the Articles of Incorporation and insert in lieu thereof the following:
Article 3. The capital stock of this association shall be Ten Thousand ($10,000) dollars, divided into five hundred (500) shares of the par value of Twenty ($20) Dollars for each share; provided that the capital stock may be increased to any amount not to exceed Twenty Thousand ($20.000) Dollars, and that the shares issued in any increase shall be of the like par value of Twenty ($20) for each share.
We do hereby certify that under the original articles of incorporation the amount of capital stock authorized-was five thousand (5,000) Dollars and is now outstanding, eighteen (18) shares of capital stock of the par value of One Hundred ($100) Dollars for each share, and the same was paid for in cash; that it is the purpose of this amendment to increase the capital stock as provided in amended Article 3; that the shares of stock to be issued under the provisions of this amendment shall be on an equal basis in all respects, without any restrictions or preference whatsoever.
We, respectively the duly elected president, and a majority of the managers of the aforesaid body corporate, do hereby certify, that the foregoing amendments of the Articles of Incorporation were duly adopted by the stockholders of the said body corporate at a meeting of the said stockholders duly called and held, in the State of Maryland, under and by virtue of the provisions of Sections 15 and 16 of Article 23 of the Maryland Code, as enacted by Chapter 240 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1908.
Augustus B. Coppes
Fred C. O'Connell
J. Edwin Lawton
Herman E. Gasch
Fred C. O'Connell
Caro A. Offutt
Notarized on February 9th, 1914
by Jennie M. Ryan, Notary Public, DC
Certified February 21, 1914
by John R. Young,
Cleck of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Recorded March 14, 1914, by Buchanan Schley,
State Tax Commissioner of Maryland
Copy of Amendments To The Articles Of Incorporation Of The "Montgomery Sycamore Island Club" (Liber 8 folio 5),
Certified and Recorded December 30, 1943, by L. Albert W. Ward,
Secretary, State Tax Commission of Maryland
Articles of Amendment
Approved October 28, 1974
The undersigned, being the duly elected President of the Montgomery Sycamore Island Club, a corporate body, duly incorporated under the provisions of the General Laws of Maryland, desires, on behalf of said Corporation, to amend the Articles of Incorporation of the said Corporation, as provided by Sections 10, ll and 12 of Article 23 of the Code of Law of Maryland, as enacted in 1957, so that the charter shall consist of the following articles:
the "Corporation") is the Montgomery Sycamore Island Club.
ARTICLE II. The duration of the Corporation shall be perpetual.
ARTICLE III. The purpose of the Corporation shall be to organize and operate an association exclusively for educational and recreational purposes, and no part of the net earnings of the Corporation is to inure to the benefit of any member. For the purposes aforesaid the Corporation shall have all powers that are lawful for a non-stock corporation under the General Laws of the State of Maryland.
ARTICLE IV. The post-office address of the principal office of the Corporation in Maryland is the following:
Montgomery Sycamore Island Club
c/o Mr. Philip P. Jones
9204 Villa Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20034
The names and post-office addresses of the resident agents of the Corporation in Maryland are the following:
Mr. Philip P. Jones
9204 Villa Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20034
Mr. Herbert K. McGinty
6517 Broad Street
Brookmont., Maryland 20016
ARTICLE V. All capital stock, issued or unissued, of the Corporation is hereby cancelled and the Corporation shall not be authorized to issue any capital stock. The members of the Corporation shall be those persons who held, or were entitled to hold a share of stock in the Corporation before these amendments to the Articles of Incorporation were approved, and such other persons who became members in accordance with the By-Laws. Members may resign or be removed, vacancies may be filled, and additional members may be elected as provided in the By-Laws, which may prescribe different classes of membership and may prescribe the powers and duties of each class.
ARTICLE VI. There are thirty-seven (37) directors of the Corporation, and the names of those in office are the following:
Mr. William A. Kugler, President
Mrs. Elizabeth Burchell Vice-President
Mr. Philip J. Stone., Recording Secretary
Mr. Philip P. Jones., Treasurer
Mr. Joseph Manno Financial Secretary
Mrs. Ellen O'C. deGrazia, Corresponding Secretary
W. John Matthews', Captain
Mr. Blair T. Bower Deputy Captain
Mr. John S. Thomson., Editor
Mr. Philip J. Stone, Archivist
The foregoing amendments have been duly advised by the board of directors and approved by two-thirds of the stockholders of the Corporation at a meeting of the stockholders duly called and held in the State of Maryland., pursuant to Sections 10, 11, and 12 of Article 23 of the Maryland Code., as enacted in 1957.
The undersigned, being the duly elected President of the Corporation acknowledges these Articles of Amendment to be the corporate act of the Corporation. To the best of his knowledge, information and belief, the aforesaid statements that these amendments have been duly advised by the board of directors and approved by two-thirds of the stockholders at a meeting of the stockholders duly called and held in the State of Maryland pursuant to Sections 10, 11, and 12 of Article 23 of the Maryland Code, as enacted in 1957, are true statements in all material respects. Such verification is made under penalty of perjury.
William A. Kugler, President, Montgomery Sycamore Island Club
Attest: Philip J. Stone Recording Secretary
Recorded and Approved October 28, 1974,
by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland