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					ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF        *     UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
LOUISIANA AREA ASSEMBLY, INC.       *     STATE OF LOUISIANA
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       BE IT KNOWN, that on the dates indicated below the signatures of-The Incorporators
came and appeared the Incorporators, the several parties of the full age of majority whose
signatures are subscribed, who declared that availing themselves of the provisions of the
Louisiana Non-Profit Corporation Law, to-wit; LA. R.S. 12: 201 -- 12: 269 (1950 as
amended), they do hereby organize a non-profit corporation under and in accordance with
these Articles of Incorporation as follows:

                                          ARTICLE I

       The name of this corporation is Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc.

                                           ARTICLE II
       This corporation is organized and it shall be operated exclusively for the fellowship of
Alcoholics Anonymous which is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,
strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help
others to recover from alcoholism. This corporation shall not be allied with any sect,
denomination, politics, organization or institution. It shall not engage in any controversy,
neither endorse nor oppose any causes. The primary purpose of this corporation is to assist
alcoholics in remaining sober and to help others suffering from alcoholism to achieve
sobriety. This corporation shall engage in educational, scientific, and spiritual purposes in
order to promote sobriety and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

                                          ARTICLE Ill

      This corporation shall enjoy perpetual corporate existence unless sooner dissolved in
accordance with law.

                                          ARTICLE IV

       The location of its registered office is as the officers of said corporation shall
designate each year in the Annual Report which is filed with the Office of the Secretary of
State of the State of Louisiana as required by law.

                                          ARTICLE V

The name and addresses of its registered agents are as follows:
[List of Original Agents of the Corporation]

                                          ARTICLE VI

This corporation shall be a non-profit corporation and shall have no capital stock. It shall be
operated and maintained according to the guidelines of the Alcoholics Anonymous Service
Manual (1985-86 edition and as amended), and as the board of directors shall determine to
be necessary or acceptable for the proper functioning of the corporation. Under no
circumstances shall any of the net earnings or assets of the corporation inure or be
distributed to the benefit of its members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except
that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation
for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the
purposes set forth in Article II hereof. The corporation shall neither participate in, nor
intervene, (including the publishing and distribution of statements) in any political campaign
on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these
articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on
(a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal
Revenue Law), or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section
l70(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future
United States Internal Revenue Law).

                                          ARTICLE VII

        Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the board of directors shall, after paying or
making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of
the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner,
or to such organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue
Law) as the board of directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be
disposed of by the district court of the parish in which the principal office of the corporation
is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization, as said court shall
determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
        The membership of this corporation shall consist of its duly elected officers and
board members, Committee Chairpersons of standing committees of the Louisiana Area
Assembly, Inc., the General Service Representative of each group of Alcoholics Anonymous
of the State of Louisiana registered with the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous,
Post Office Box 459, New York, New York 10163; the elected District Committeemen of
each District of Alcoholics Anonymous in the State of Louisiana, and past Louisiana
Delegates to the General Service Conference. All members must present the appropriate
credentials described in the Alcoholics Anonymous Service Manual in order to be an elected
officer, board member, or voting member of said corporation. Each member shall have one
vote and all members shall have the rights and privileges provided by the Alcoholics
Anonymous Service Manual.

                                          ARTICLE VIII

There shall be at least four (4) quarterly meetings of the Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. each
year. The meetings shall be held in the city of Alexandria, Louisiana (unless changed by
majority vote of the membership). The meetings are the responsibility of the Area
Committee and are to be presided over by the Chairman, and in the Chairman's absence,
the Alternate Chairman.
        The Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its
membership, shall authorize the officers and directors of the corporation to conduct the
business of said corporation, but such business shall not be inconsistent or contrary with
the provisions of these articles or the Alcoholics Anonymous Service Manual, as adopted or
amended by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous.

                                          ARTICLE IX

       The powers of this corporation shall be exercised by a board of directors which shall
consist of six (6) members in good standing of the corporation. The officers to be elected
are Chairman, Alternate Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Delegate and Alternate Delegate to
the General Service Conference.
       These elected officers shall be the directors and the officers of the corporation. They
shall be elected by majority vote of the membership of the corporation. Their term of office
shall be for two (2) years. The election of said officers and directors of the corporation shall
be held in the last quarter of the final year of the present officers’ terms.
       The newly elected officers shall take their office on the first day of January of the
forthcoming year. The first board of directors and officers of this corporation shall be those
persons that have been elected to fill these said offices, and they shall serve until their
present terms expire.

                                              ARTICLE X

        The quarterly meetings of the voting membership of the corporation shall be held in
the City of Alexandria, Louisiana unless changed by a majority vote of the membership. It
shall be the duty of the secretary and, in the secretary's absence, the chairman or the
alternate in chairman, to notify the registered membership of the date, time, and place of
the quarterly meetings of the corporation.


                                              ARTICLE XI

        The board of directors shall have the power to make, amend, and repeal by-laws to
govern this corporation provided they are in accordance with and do not conflict with these
articles and the Alcoholics Anonymous Service Manual as it now exists or hereafter
amended. Matters pertaining to capital outlays must be approved by two-thirds (2/3)
majority vote of the board of directors. An amendment altering these articles may be
adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the voting membership at any quarterly or
special meeting of the membership, and those which set forth the proposed amendment or
a summary of the change to be made thereby

                                          ARTICLE XII

The names and addresses of the first board of are as follows:
[List of Original Board Members

                                          ARTICLE XIII

       The first officers and directors of this corporation are the officers and directors
named in Article XII. The officers and directors of this corporation shall serve out their
elected terms of office and their successors are to be elected at the last quarterly meeting
of the year in which the present officers' terms expire. Said newly elected officers and
directors of the corporation shall take office on the first day of January of the coming year
and said officers and directors shall be elected in accordance with the provisions contained
in these articles
        THUS DONE AND SIGNED on the day, month, year and in the place as indicated
below, in multiple originals, the signatures of the Incorporators in the presence of the
undersigned witnesses, after due reading of the whole. (Signed by the Incorporators, all on
8 Aug 87).
                                         RESOLUTION

        RESOLVED, that the Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation are hereby amended
to reflect the change of the name of the Corporation from Louisiana Area Assembly of
Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc. to Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc.
        RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Chairman and Secretary are authorized and directed
to certify adoption of the foregoing Resolution, to file such Certificate with the Secretary of
State, and to take all action necessary to effect the foregoing amendment to the Articles of,
Incorporation, and to effect the change of name with respect to the Corporate Business.

                                         CERTIFICATE

        The undersigned hereby certifies that she is the Secretary of Louisiana Area
Assembly of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc., and she reviewed the records of the company and
verifies that the foregoing Resolution was properly adopted by a majority vote of the voting
membership of all of the members of this Corporation at a meeting held on February 9,
1991, and has not been subsequently revoked or otherwise modified.

DATE: 25 May 1991

By: SECRETARY
                ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
                                         OF
                            LOUISIANA AREA ASSEMBLY, INC.

       Each of the undersigned, Chairman and Secretary respectively, hereby certify that a
Resolution amending the Articles of Incorporation of Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. was duly
adopted pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 12: 31, et seq. at the regularly
scheduled business meeting of said corporation on February 18th, 1996 held at the
Ramada Inn Convention Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
       By affirmative vote of the majority of the voting membership of the corporation, all as
provided by Article Xl of the Articles of Incorporation, the Articles of Incorporation were
amended by said Resolution as follows:

1. To amend Article IV of the Articles of Incorporation of Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. to add
the following language at the end of the sentence, as an extension of the sentence, as
follows:
        "or such other person and location as the officers of said corporation shall designate
        each year in the Annual Report which is filed with the office of the Secretary of State
        of the State of Louisiana as required by law."

2. To amend the second paragraph of Article VII of the Articles of Incorporation of Louisiana
Area Assembly, Inc. to read as follows:
       "The membership of this corporation shall consist of its duly elected officers and
       board members, Committee Chairpersons of standing committees of the Louisiana
       Area Assembly, Inc., the General Service Representative of each group of Alcoholics
       Anonymous of the State of Louisiana registered with the General Service Office of
       Alcoholics Anonymous, Post Office Box 459, New York, New York 10163; the elected
       District Committeemen of each District of Alcoholics Anonymous in the State of
       Louisiana, and past Louisiana Delegates to the General Service Conference. All
       members must present the appropriate credentials described in the Alcoholics
       Anonymous Service Manual in order to be an elected officer, board member, or
       voting member of said corporation. Each member shall have one vote and all
       members shall have the rights and privileges provided by the Alcoholics Anonymous
       Service Manual."

3. To amend the second paragraph of Article VIII of the Articles of Incorporation of Louisiana
Area Assembly, Inc. to read as follows:
       "The Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its
       membership, shall authorize the officers and directors of the corporation to conduct
       the business of said corporation, but such business shall not be inconsistent or
       contrary with the provisions of these articles or the Alcoholics Anonymous Service
       Manual, as adopted or amended by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics
       Anonymous."

4. To amend the first paragraph of Article IX of the Articles of Incorporation of Louisiana
Area Assembly, Inc. to read as follows:
       "The powers of this corporation shall be exercised by a board of directors which shall
consist of six (6) members in good standing of the corporation. The officers to be elected
are Chairman, Alternate Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Delegate to the General Service
Conference and Alternate Delegate to the General Service Conference."

5. To amend Article XI of the Articles of Incorporation of Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. to
read as follows:
        "The board of directors shall have the power to make, amend, and repeal by-laws to
govern this corporation provided they are in accordance with and do not conflict with these
articles and the Alcoholics Anonymous Service Manual as it now exists or hereafter
amended. Matters pertaining to capital outlays must be approved by two-thirds (2/3)
majority vote of the board of directors. An amendment altering these articles may be
adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the voting membership at any quarterly or
special meeting of the membership, and those which set forth the proposed amendment or
a summary of the change to be made thereby."


Dated: 3 Aug 96                                         LOUISIANA AREA ASSEMBLY, INC
                                                        BY: Chairperson
                                                        BY: Secretary

STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF RAPIDES

BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared the Chairperson and Secretary,
personally known by me, who after being duly sworn, acknowledged to me that: They are
the Chairman and Secretary, respectively of the Louisiana Area Assembly, Inc. and that they
signed these Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation as their free and voluntary
act and deed as authorized by the voting membership on the 18th day of February, 1996, at
Alexandria, Louisiana.

       THUS DONE AND SIGNED this 3rd day of August, 1996 at Alexandria, Louisiana.

				
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