Province of Alberta Societies Act 1. Article 1: Name The name of the Society is "The Alberta Society of Pipers and Drummers." 2. Article 2: Purposes The Society is a non-profit organization which shall: a) Foster and preserve Bagpipe music and pipe band drumming in Alberta; b) Encourage the study, practice and rendition of Bagpipe music and pipe band drumming in all its forms and with particular attention to the development of young players; c) Promote understanding among the general public of the cultural significance of Bagpipe music and Pipe Band drumming; d) Promote public interest in Bagpipe music and pipe band drumming by researching, recording and distributing information about the music; e) Hold piping competitions for assessing and rewarding individual and group progress in the attainment of piping and drumming skills; and f) Support kindred societies or groups organized for the purpose of promoting Bagpipe music and Pipe Band drumming. 3. Article 3: Philosophy The Society shall be non-sectarian; non-racial; non-gender and non-partisan politically. This Article is unalterable. 4. Article 4: No Gain The Society shall be carried on without purposes of gain for its members and any other profits or accretions to the Society shall be used for promoting the purposes of the Society. This Article is unalterable. 5. Article 5: Operations The operations of the Society shall be carried on chiefly in Alberta. 6. Article 6: Winding Up In the event of the winding up or of the dissolution of the Society, all the funds and assets of the Society remaining after the payment or satisfaction of all costs, charges, expenses, debts and liabilities of the Society, including the remuneration (if any) of a liquidator, and after payment to employees of the Society of any arrears of salaries or wages, and after the payment of any debts of the Society, shall be given, transferred and distributed to one or more such organizations that are registered societies with similar purposes within the Province of Alberta that shall be designated by the members of the Society at the time of the winding up or dissolution of the Society. Dated the 11th day of May, 2000.