Articles of Association


Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation


To promote the care and preservation of the Buckner homestead, orchard, and community atmosphere in perpetuity.

To wit, the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation has been organized to operate exclusively for educational, scientific, artistic, literary, and charitable purposes relative to the care and preservation of the Buckner Homestead and Orchard, located in Stehekin, Washington.

To manage private donations so as to promote the care of the Buckner Homestead and Orchard.

Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation


On-going – to support the Buckner orchard and homestead as appropriate
Packing shed – to develop and implement a plan for replacement of the Buckner packing shed for both historic and community purposes

A board of directors, of no less than five members and not greater than nine, will conduct the business of the Foundation.

Voting members of the Foundation board shall include at least one representative of each of the following groups:
– Buckner Family
– Stehekin Community
– Greater Lake Chelan Community
– Apple Industry

Non-voting members of the Foundation board shall include at least one representative of each of the following groups:

– Liaison with the North Cascades National Service Complex
– Historic Preservation (NHPA) Specialist
– Environmental (NEPA) Compliance Specialist
– Financial/Investment Specialist


Terms of office are for 3-years and shall be staggered among members of the board.
Whole-body majority of voting members

The Foundation board will meet a least twice annually.


A president, treasurer, and secretary shall be chosen from the members of the board. Officers shall serve one-year terms, with elections for office at the annual meeting.

Standing and/or special committees will be established when deemed necessary
Fiscal Year
January 1 – December 31.


Recipients of funding from the Foundation will include, but is not limited to:
– National Park Service
– Educational Institutions
– Qualified Non-profit organizations
Funding may be distributed for:
– Implementation of selected management plan elements
– Education programs
- Enhancements to the resource
– Administrative expenses of the Foundation
– Purchase of materials and goods necessary to the operatio of the Foundation and/or care of the homestead and orchard



It agreed by those present and whose signatures appear below that these Articles of Association are for the purpose of re-organizing and establishing the Foundation as a viable, on-going organization for the purpose and goals stated herein.

Agreed to the 2nd day of August, 2011, Stehekin, WA.

Herb Sargo, President
Monica Courtney, Stehekin Community
JoAnne Reiter, Secretary
Cinda Gilbert, Treasurer
David Kurth, Stehekin Community
Doug England, Industry Representative
Brun Garfoot, Community Representative