Articles of Incorporation
 Bearded Collie Foundation for Health  
 (BeaCon for Health )

Article One: The name of the corporation is Bearded Collie Foundation for Health (BeaCon for Health).

Article Two: The period of its duration is perpetual.

Article Three: The corporation is organized for the following purposes:

  • To study the health of Bearded Collies, a purebred dog breed, in the USA and internationally

  • To educate owners, breeders, and the public about health issues concerning the Bearded Collie

  • To identify, support, and actively participate in research which is anticipated to result in improved health of the Bearded Collie

  • To sponsor other activities to further improve health of the Bearded Collie as deemed necessar

Article Four: Dissolution. The Bearded Collie Foundation for Health may be dissolved at any time by the written consent of 75% of the board of directors. If dissolution is necessary for purposes other than reorganization, the property and assets shall by given to a charitable 501c organization involved in dog health research or education, or both, and selected by the Board of Directors.

Article Five: The name of its initial registered agent and registered office street address, city and ZIP Code in New Mexico are:  Elsa Sell, MD, 635 Don Nicolas Rd, Taos, NM 87571 (physical address), 6528 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571-6233 (US Mail Address).  (Note:  as of early 2000, the registered office address is:  764 Liberty Rd, Milner, GA 30257; the registered agent is:  Michael Pottow, Santa Fe, NM - fax 505-986-1013).

Article Six: The initial board of directors shall consist of 12 directors. The number of directors of this corporation may increase or decrease from time to time in the manner provided in policy statements. The initial directors shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified, unless removed in accordance with the Bylaws.

Names and addresses of the initial directors are:
Linda Aronson, DVM
3 Barberry Road
Lexington, MA 02421

Elizabeth Coolidge-Stolz, M.D.
2 Gillis Drive
North Reading, MA 01864

Kathy Coxwell
205 S. Mt. Pleasant
Monroeville, AL 36460

Melinda Cumming, DVM
SE 530 Dexter
Pullman, WA 99163

Karen Drummond, Ph.D
208 Greengate Drive
Columbia, SC 29223

Sharon Dunsmore, R.N.
738 Edgewood Road
Pickering, Ontario

Cheryl Poliak
546 Peppler Ln
Pickett, WI 54964

Gail Romine, R.N.
616 Pontiac Ave
Cranston, RI 02910

Kathy Pavlich
3316 Mitchell Hts. Dr.
Eureka, CA 95501

Elsa J Sell, MD
635 Don Nicolas Rd (physical, not mailing, address)
6528 NDCBU (mailing address)
Taos, NM 87571-6233

Debbie Thomas, DVM
9722 Road H.4 NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Chris Walkowicz
1396 265th Street
Sherrard, IL 61281-8553

The name and address of the incorporator is:
Elsa Sell, MD, 635 Don Nicolas Rd., Taos, NM 87571 (physical address), 6528 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571-6233 (US Mail address)

Article Seven. The Board of Directors of the Bearded Collie Foundation for Health will approve the Bylaws at their first meeting after incorporation. The bylaws will then be signed by the President and Secretary of the Foundation and submitted to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.