The following is taken from the latest revised By-Laws of The 100 Club of Southeast Texas.
The purposes for which the Corporation (“Club”) is organized are:
To receive funds and property, to invest and reinvest the same, and to disburse and distribute the same as voluntary, gratuitous, and charitable gifts and contributions to, or for, the benefit of: (1) Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange County Peace Officers, (2) Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange County Firefighters, and (3) dependent widows or widowers and/or children of Deceased Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange County Peace Officers or Firefighters.
A “Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange County Peace Officer” means any person whose primary duty station is located in Jefferson County, Texas, Hardin County, Texas, or Orange County, Texas and who is: (A) a Texas Peace Officer employed as (1) sheriffs and their deputies; (2) constables and deputy constables; (3) marshalls or police officers of an incorporated city, town, or village; (4) rangers and officers commissioned by the Public Safety Commission and the Director of the Department of Public Safety; (5) investigators of the district attorney, criminal district attorneys’ and county attorneys’ offices; (6) each member of an arson investigating unit commissioned by a city, a county, or the state; (7) law enforcement officers commissioned by the Parks and Wildlife Commission; (8) law enforcement officers employed by the Lamar University Police Department and the Regional Police Academy located at Lamar University Institute of Technology; (9) law enforcement agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission; and (10) any reserve officers employed by the Texas law enforcement agencies listed in numbers (1) through (9) above; or (B) a federal criminal law enforcement officer employed by (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (2) the United States Marshals Service; (3) the Drug Enforcement Administration; (4) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; (5) the United States Custom Service; (6) the Internal Revenue Service; (7) the United States Secret Service; (8) the United States Postal Service; (9) the Immigration and Naturalization Service; (10) the Fish and Wildlife Service; (11) the National Park Service and (12) the Environmental Protection Agency; or (C) a prosecutor employed by a district attorney’s or county attorney’s office or by the United States Department of Justice; or (D) such other law enforcement officers not specifically listed above who the Board of Directors in their discretion determines should be included on a case by case basis.
“A Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange County Firefighter” means any person whose primary duty station is located in Jefferson, Hardin, or Orange County, Texas, and who is (A) a registered firefighter currently listed on the active duty roster of a specific fire station within either or these counties (whether they be salaried or volunteer), (B) a Firefighter that is assigned to a fire station whose primary directive is protecting an incorporated city, town or village within Jefferson, Hardin, or Orange County, Texas, (C) Firefighters shall also include individuals within these fire stations that have been designated EMTs (emergency medical technicians), and (D) such other Firefighters not specifically listed above who the Board of Directors in their discretion determines should be included on a case by case basis.
A “Deceased Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange County Peace Officer” or “Firefighter” means any person who, at the time of his or her death, was a Jefferson, Hardin, or Orange County Peace Officer or “Firefighter” as herein defined and who is killed in the Line of Duty (Line of Duty being certified by the official of the law enforcement agency or other organization with which such person was employed at the time of his or her death and who is authorized to make such certification). All disbursements and distributions described herein shall be made only pursuant to specific written resolutions made during a meeting of the Board of Directors, and all such disbursements and distributions shall be absolutely discretionary with the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors being under no obligation to make any disbursement and distributions of any type to any person.
In furtherance of the foregoing purposes, the Corporation shall have and exercise any and all and every power which a non-profit Corporation organized under provisions of the laws of the State of Texas for charitable purposes could be authorized to exercise, but not any other power.