Butte Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Inc.

The Butte Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Inc. Articles of Incorporation were approved by the Secretary of State, State of Montana, January 9, 2001, File Number: 375404-D107389.

The purpose of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Inc. is namely to solicit, collect and otherwise raise money for scholarship and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) was received August 31, 2001.

Membership of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Inc. consist of those individuals who are members in good standing of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club, Butte, Montana and is governed by the By-Laws of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club Charities, Inc. Its trustees are the Officers and Directors of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club and their term as Trustees is concurrent with their term as Officers and Directors of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club.

The primary objective of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Inc. is to raise funds for the Pat Domme Memorial Scholarship. Inspired by the life of Lion James "Pat" Domme, a deceased member of the Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club, who was 43 years old when he died on July 17, 1999 of complications of diabetes. The Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club and the Silver Bow Chapter of the Montana Association for the Blind established a scholarship in Pat's name. The scholarship is limited to attendance at Montana Tech University of Montana located in Butte, Montana, where Pat received a computer Science Degree with honors in1992. It is open to legally blind residents of Districts A, C and D of Multiple District 37, Lions Clubs International. The first scholarship is to be awarded for the school year 2002-2003 and will be renewed up to four years upon review. The scholarship is to augment any aid received from the State of Montana or the Province of Alberta, Canada. Educating a visually impaired person is a costly undertaking. The funds used by Montana Vocational Rehabilitation are finite and applicants for financial aid are required to apply for Pell grants and are encouraged to apply for available scholarships. Canadian residents of Districts C & D are governed by similar regulations as set forth by the Province  of Alberta.

Donations to the Pat Domme Memorial Scholarship may be made out and mailed to Butte Mile-Hi Lions Charities, Inc., P.O. Box 4562, Butte, Montana, 59702.