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BYLAWS

DEL REY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

[As of November 1, 2011]

Article I – Name
Section: 1 The name of this association is the Del Rey Residents Association, a non-
profit association.

Article II – Purpose
Section 1:  To represent the will and best interest of the Del Rey community.

Section 2: To maintain the single family residential character of the Del Rey
community.

Section 3: To encourage citizen participation in all activities advancing community
betterment.

Article III – Policies
Section 1:  This association shall be non-commercial, non-sectarian and non-partisan.
No commercial enterprise nor any candidate for public office shall be
endorsed by this association.  The name of this association or its officers
in their official capacities shall not be used in any connection with a
commercial concern or with any partisan political interest, or for any other
than regular work of this association.

Article IV – Membership
Section 1:  Membership shall be open to homeowners and residents residing within
the area bounded as shown in Exhibit A (See attached map.)
a. Upon approval of a majority of the Board, adjoining membership areas
may be annexed, after submitting a petition showing initial internal
organization.

Section 2: Except that those members whose signatures are affixed to these bylaws
shall be known Founding Members and all others becoming members by
December, 1985 shall be known as Charter Members, this Association
shall have one class of members only, and voting and other rights,
interests and privileges of each member shall be equal.

Section 3: The Board of Directors shall determine annually the amount of
membership fee, if any, to be charged to members of this association.
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the Board of Directors from
dispensing with the collection of any membership fee.

Section 4: Membership shall be reminded to pay dues by January of each year.

Section 5: Membership in this association is non-transferable and non-assignable.

Section 6: The fiscal year of the Association shall commence on January 1.

Article V – Officers
Section 1:  The officers of this Association shall be a President, a First Vice President,
a Second Vice President, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding
Secretary, and a Treasurer.  An Advisor and a Parliamentarian shall be
appointed by the President and will participate in board discussions, but
will not have the right to vote on board decisions.

Section 2:  The Officers shall function as the executive committee and shall conduct
any necessary business which arises between Board meetings.

Section 3:  A term of Office shall be two years.  Officers shall hold office until their
successors are elected.

Section 4:  Elections – The initial Officers of this Association shall be elected by
majority vote of the Founding Members at any regular meeting by
December, 1985.  Thereafter, they shall be elected at the first general
Association meeting of the following year, to be held the 1st quarter of the
fiscal year.

Section 5:  Duties of the Officers
a. President – The President shall act as Chairman of the Board.  He/she
shall conduct the affairs of the Association subject to general
supervision of the Board.
b. First Vice President – The First Vice President shall act for the
President with all the latter’s powers whenever the President is
incapacitated or unable to serve.
c. Second Vice President – The Second Vice President shall act for the
President with all the latter’s powers whenever the President and First
Vice President are incapacitated or unable to serve.
d. Recording Secretary – The Recording Secretary shall keep a correct
record of all meetings of the Association and shall perform other
duties as delegated.
e. Corresponding Secretary – The Corresponding Secretary handles the
correspondence of the Association, notifies members of regular
meetings as requested by the President.
f. Treasurer – The Treasurer shall be responsible for the safe-keeping of
all monies of the Association, and for the keeping of accounts.  The
Treasurer or the President shall sign all checks.

Article VI – Board of Directors
Section 1: Members
a. Any active member of this Association is qualified to be a Director
thereof.
b. The members of the Board of Directors (hereafter referred to as “the
Board”) shall represent, insofar as possible, a board cross-section of
the community.
c. The Board shall consist of eleven members in good standing and shall
include the Officers.
d. The initial Board of this Association shall be elected by majority vote
of the Founding Members at any regular meeting by December, 1985.
Thereafter, they shall be elected at the first general meeting of the
following year.
e. Resignation of Officers or Board Member positions shall be filled for
the term through appointment by the President with majority approval
by the Board.
f. The First Vice President shall succeed the President in the event of a
Presidential resignation.  The Second Vice President shall then
succeed the First Vice President.  A new Second Vice President will
then be appointed.

Section 2 Duties and Responsibilities
a. The property and affairs of the Association shall be managed and
controlled by the Board.
b. At the first Board meeting of the Calendar year, commencing in 1987,
the President shall appoint a Committee of five members (who may,
but need not be members of the Board) to prepare a slate of nominees
for election.
c. The Board shall plan General Membership meetings.
d. Directors shall serve without compensation.
e. If a member of the Board cannot attend a scheduled meeting because
of illness or a conflicting commitment, the member shall notify the
Parliamentarian or the President before the meeting.  If advance notice
is given, such an absence shall be an “excused absence.”
f. During a 12 month period, if a Board member has more than three
absences that are not “excused,” whether from a General Meeting or a
Board meeting, a majority of the remaining Board members may vote
to compel the resignation of the Board member with the poor
attendance record.

Section 3 Election
a. The nominating committee (see Article VI, Section 2b) should
function at least 3 months prior to the general membership meeting.
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b. Names of the nominees should be published at least 2 weeks prior to
the general membership meeting.

Section 4 Term of Office
a. The Term of office for Directors shall be from April 1st of the year of
their election for a two year period ending March 31.  The initial
Directors who are also officers shall serve two (2) years.  The
remaining initial Directors shall serve for one (1) year.  Thereafter, all
Directors shall serve for two (2) years.

Section 5 Meetings
a. The President shall call at least four Board meetings a year.
b. The Board shall convene on call of the President, a Vice President or
any five Directors.
c. A majority of Directors shall constitute a quorum of the Board.

Article VII – Committees
Section 1 : ,The President shall appoint committees subject to the approval of the
Board.

Article VIII – Meetings of Members
Section 1 There shall be at least two General Membership meetings each year and as
many more as the need arises.

Section 2:  Other meetings may be called by the President, a majority of the Board, or
by the written request of at least 10% of the membership.

Section 3:  All members shall be given prior notification of all meetings.

Section 4:  A quorum at any General Association Meeting shall consist of those paid
members present.

Article IX – Amendments
Section 1 The foregoing bylaws may be added to, amended, or repealed at any
Association meeting by a two-thirds vote, with at least 10% of members
present, provided that written notice of such proposed amendment shall
have been delivered either personally or by mail or other means of written
communication to the member at a postal or electronic address given to
the Association by the member for the purpose of receiving mail, at least
15 days prior to the date of the meeting at which the amendment is to
voted upon.

Article X – Rules of Order
Section 1 The rules contained the Robert’s RULES OF ORDER shall govern the
Association in all cases in which they are applicable.

Article XI – Dissolution
Section 1 In the event the Association is dissolved; any funds or property on hand at
the time of such dissolution shall be donated to any non-profit
organization selected by remaining members.

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