Article II- Purpose Section
2.1 To further comradery among persons who are or have been members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses, and those who support the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We honor the service of our military members and Veterans by our sponsorship and participation in patriotic observances such as Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. The Association defines Veterans in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ guidance.
2.2 To assist and support Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents; to include the spouses and orphans of deceased Veterans.
2.3 To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces through the development, maintaining and/or care of tribute spaces dedicated to the U.S. Armed Forces.
2.4 To provide social and recreational activities for its members.
2.5 To provide information to the public regarding the contributions to the community by RCVA.
2.6 To engage in all other activities which are related to the foregoing purposes provided, however, the Association shall have no purpose and shall exercise no power which would prevent it from qualifying as an organization described in §501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as exempt from taxation under §50l(a), and to which contributions and gifts may be made which should entitle the donor to the allowance of the deduction under the provision of § 170(c)(3) of said Internal Revenue Code.
No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purpose set forth in these articles. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in or intervene in
(including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).