Mission Statement

RESTATED BYLAWS OF COMMEMORATIVE BUCKS OF MICHIGAN, INC.

ARTICLE  I

NAME, PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

SECTION 1. – NAME

(A)     The name of this organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Michigan shall be Commemorative Bucks of Michigan, Inc.

(B)     The official name “Commemorative Bucks of Michigan”, “CBM”, or the CBM logo is a registered trademark solely intended for organization use.  No person shall use “Commorative Bucks of Michigan”, “CBM”, the Logo, or any part thereof at any other address than the official organization address without prior authorization from the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2. – CORPORATION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

(A)     CBM is and shall hereafter remain a Michigan 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that:

(i)     Collect and maintain records of selected data on trophy class big game animals that include but are not limited to Whitetail Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus Borealis), Black Bear (Ursus Americanus), Elk (Cervus Canadensis
Nelsoni), and Turkeys (Meleagris Gallopavo) taken by legal hunting means in the State of Michigan.

(ii)     Accumulate, evaluate and statistically analyze the above data to provide Michigan hunters, outdoorsman and interested organizations with information on where trophy class big game have been known to exist, what types of habitat they frequent and the most successful hunting techniques.

(iii)     Pursuant to MCL 324.40120, CBM is the official record keeper of Michigan big game trophy records for deer, bear, elk and turkey.

(iv)     Provide funds to educational institutions for the purpose of big game research.

(v)      Organize and conduct competition among licensed hunters of the above game animals In Michigan and provide non-monetary, low value awards to the hunters harvesting those trophies.

(vi)     Publish Michigan Big Game Records book, showing all big game trophies on record.

(vii)    Promote publication of articles, photos, and selected data in other states or national media describing Michigan big game trophies and their successful hunters.  The primary purpose being to inform outdoorsmen, photographers and hunters about Michigan’s trophy class big game.

(x)       Assist and cooperate with State and Federal conservation departments and other sportsman organizations.

(xii)  Acquire, own, dispose of, transfer, manage, encumber, mortgage, lease or
operate real and personal property, or any interest therein, in order to provide facilities and financial benefits to this cooperation.

(xiii)     Will do any and all things necessary and proper for the accomplishment of the above purposes.

(xiv)     To apply any revenue generated by these activates or any gifts, grants, bequests and devises and the proceeds thereof, in furtherance of the purposes of the Corporation.

(B)     Income in excess of operating requirements will be donated to other 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations with similar objectives as CBM.