CHARTER
OF
THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA CLUSTER, INC.

                                              Rev 2/17/03

      We, the undersigned, hereby associate ourselves together for
the purpose of being incorporated under Chapters 617, and other
applicable sections of the Statutes of the State of Florida for
Corporations not for profit, under the following proposed
replacement Charter:


ARTICLE I - Name

      A.  The name of the Corporation shall be THE SOUTHEAST
FLORIDA CLUSTER, INC. The term "Cluster" may be used as a
shortened name for this corporation or for its membership.


ARTICLE II - Purposes

      A.  The purposes for which the Corporation is organized are
exclusively religious, charitable, literary, and educational
within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 2002, or corresponding provision of any future United
States Internal Revenue law, and shall be as follows:

      B. The general nature and purpose of this Corporation shall
be to bring religious liberals in Southeast Florida into closer
acquaintance and cooperation in order to develop and promote
Unitarian Universalist ideals and identity, to foster individual
religious development and to provide religious education.


ARTICLE III - Existence and Affiliation

      A.  This Corporation shall have perpetual existence.  This
corporation is the successor to the un-incorporated association of
the 1970s known as the "Southeast Florida Cluster of the UUA
(Unitarian-Universalist Association)."

      B.  This Corporation shall be an outreach of the Unitarian
Universalist Association and the Florida District of the U.U.A.,
or their duly constituted legal successors.


ARTICLE IV - Membership

      A.  The membership of this Corporation shall consist of the
congregations affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist
Association in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe
Counties in Southeast Florida and in the Caribbean Islands. At the
date of this Charter revision, the ten (10) affiliated
congregations are:

      The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton
      Boca Raton, FL 
      
      The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale
      Fort Lauderdale, FL 
      
      The Unitarian Fellowship of South Florida
      Hollywood, FL
      
      The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Key West
      Key West, FL
      
      The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami
      Miami, FL
      
      The First Unitarian Church of Palm Beach County
      North Palm Beach, FL
      
      The Treasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Society
      Stuart, FL
      
      The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Croix
      St Croix, Christiansted, US Virgin Islands

      The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John
      St John, US Virgin Islands

      The River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Congregation
      Weston, FL
       

      B.  No member of this Corporation shall have property right,
interest, or privilege in or to the assets, functions, affairs, or
franchises of the Corporation or any right, interest, or privilege
which may be transferable or inheritable, or which shall continue
after membership ceases.


ARTICLE V - Board of Trustees and Officers

      A.  The Board of Trustees of this Corporation shall be
composed of at least eight (8) persons, all members of member
congregations. This Board shall consist of a President
(Moderator), Vice President (Vice Moderator), Secretary,
Treasurer, and other Officers and Trustees as set forth in the
Bylaws.  Procedures for the nomination, election, and removal of
all Officers and Trustees, as well as their duties and further
qualifications, shall be defined in the Bylaws.

      B.  The names and addresses of the Officers and Trustees who
are to manage the affairs of this Corporation until the first
election under this revised Charter are as follows:

                             (Names Omitted)
            

ARTICLE VI - Meetings

      A.  The Annual Meeting of this Corporation shall be held on
a date to be determined as stated in the Bylaws.  Procedures for
the Annual and other meetings shall be defined in the Bylaws.


ARTICLE VII - Charter Amendments

      A.  Amendments to this Charter must receive a two-thirds
(2/3) vote of the member delegates present at the Annual Meeting
or a special meeting called for that purpose with notice and a
copy of the proposed amendment mailed at least 30 days prior to
the meeting to the Secretary of each member congregation. 
Amendments shall be reviewed by the board before vote my the
member delegates. Charter amendments must be filed with the
Florida Secretary of State before becoming effective.


ARTICLE VIII - Bylaws

      A.  The Bylaws of this Corporation (Covenants) shall further
define the procedures for this Corporation.  New Bylaws shall be
proposed by the Board of Trustees within three hundred sixty (360)
days after the filing of this revised Charter with the Florida
Secretary of State. Bylaws must receive a two-thirds (2/3) vote of
the member delegates present at the Annual Meeting with a notice
and a copy of the proposed bylaws mailed at least 30 days prior to
the meeting to the Secretary of each member congregation.  These
Bylaws may be amended, after review by the Cluster Board, by a
two-thirds (2/3) vote of the member delegates present at the
Annual Meeting, or at a Special Meeting called for that purpose,
with a notice and a copy of the proposed bylaw amendments mailed
at least 30 days prior to the meeting to the Secretary of each
member congregation. 


ARTICLE IX - Tax-Exempt Status

      A.  This Corporation is organized exclusively for religious,
charitable, and educational purposes, including, for such
purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that
qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 2002, or the corresponding section of any
future tax code.

      B.  No part of the net earnings or assets of this
Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to,
its Members, Trustees, Officers, or other private persons, except
that the Corporation shall be authorized to pay reasonable
compensation for services rendered and to make payments and
distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in this
Charter.

      C.  No substantial part of the activities of this
Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise
attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not
participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or
distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of,
or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

       D.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles,
this Corporation shall not carry on any other provision of these
Articles, this Corporation shall not carry on any other activities
not permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from
Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 2002, or the corresponding section of any future Federal
tax code, or by a corporation, contributions to which are
deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code,
or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code.


ARTICLE X - Dissolution

      A.  In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the
Corporation shall be turned over to one or more organizations
which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Sections
501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 2002, or
corresponding section of any future Federal tax code, or to the
Federal, State, or local government for exclusive public purpose.


      B. Upon dissolution of this Corporation, all of its assets
remaining after payment of all costs and expenses of such
dissolution and of all outstanding obligations and debts, shall be
distributed to the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION of Boston,
Massachusetts, for ministry in Florida, or to its successor, or,
if none, to a religious organization with similar principles which
has qualified for exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 2002, or corresponding section of any
future Federal tax code, or failing that, to the Federal
Government or a State or local government for a public purpose in
Florida.

In accordance with PARAGRAPH F of the previous Charter to be
superseded, the above revised Charter was approved by a two-thirds
(2/3) vote by the delegates to the Cluster Annual Meeting after a
quorum was established at [a] the duly-called Annual Meeting of
the membership held _______ __, 2003.



      ATTEST: _________________________________
                Secretary, Mair Buddug


              _________________________________
                President, Steve Jens-Rochow



STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BROWARD


      On this day, Steve Jens-Rochow and Mair Buddug appeared
before me stating themselves to be the current President and Sec-
retary of the SOUTHEAST FLORIDA CLUSTER, INC., and executed this
document as a new Charter of said corporation.

      WITNESS my hand and the official seal at ___________, in
said County and State, this __th day of ________ 2003.


      My Commission expires:



                                        Notary Public

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