Excerpt from the ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION for
THE STORE AT FIVE CORNERS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION, INC.
ARTICLE II – Purpose and business of the Association is:
(a) the ownership, protection, preservation, improvement, enhancement, renovation and
maintenance of the historic building and property known as “The Store at Five Corners”
located at 4 New Ashford Road, Williamstown, Massachusetts;
(b) to support the active use and operation of the building and property in a way that will be of
benefit to the community, including but not limited to a general store or restaurant; and
(c) to enter into contracts with lessees, suppliers, professionals, advisors, assistants, tradespeople
and others to secure and maintain funding, perform administrative tasks and to perform the
work necessary or advisory for said ownership, protection, preservation, improvement,
enhancement, renovation and maintenance of said building and property. To conduct such
other activities and programs in furtherance of the foregoing purposes as may be
carried out by a corporation organized under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180.
It is the intent and purpose that the said Association shall be organized and operated exclusively
for not-for-profit purposes and that no part of the net earnings nor of the principal shall inure
to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, nor shall the Association attempt to
influence legislation nor participate to any extent in a political campaign for or against any
candidate for public office. All funds raised shall solely be used for the purposes stated in this
paragraph, including but not limited to, ownership, protection, preservation, improvement,
enhancement, renovation and maintenance of the building and property.