Article I - Introduction

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Section 1.1 Name

The name of the Corporation is New York Women in Law Enforcement, Inc. (the “Corporation”).

Section 1.2 Statement of Purposes

As provided in the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate” or the “Certificate of Incorporation”), the Corporation is organized for the purposes set forth in Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) (the “Code”). In furtherance thereof, the purposes of the Corporation shall include, without limitation, the promotion of the common business interest of women in law enforcement within and outside of New York state.

Specific goals and objectives of the Corporation include: (1) to support the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in law enforcement; (2) to create a program for continued mentoring of both women in law enforcement and students interested in criminal justice; (3) to establish communication links among both active and retired law enforcement Members for the exchange of information and ideas; (4) to sponsor community service projects which promote a positive relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve; (5) to facilitate the sharing of training opportunities and to deliver such programs for the personal and professional development of its Members; (6) to serve as advocates for the development of the leadership skills and qualities in its Members at whatever level they serve in their agencies/organizations; (7) to assist and support its Members in maintaining the balance between their personal and professional lives.

Section 1.3 Offices and Registered Agent

The address of the registered office of the Corporation and the name of the registered agent shall be as are set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation. The Board of Directors may by resolution, from time to time and in accordance with the provisions of the Act, change the registered office and/or the registered agent.

Section 1.4 Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Corporation shall end on December 31 of each year, or on such other date as may be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board.

Section 1.5 Governing Law

This Corporation is governed by the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (“NY N-CPL”) §102, as it may be amended from time to time (the “Act”).