Bylaws

Lake Volney Association

By-Laws.

 

Section 1: The name shall be the Lake Volney Association (hereafter referred to as LVA).

Section 2: The Association shall be a non-stock, not for profit organization.

Section 3: The purpose of the Association shall be to promote understanding and comprehensive management of lake and watershed ecosystems.

Section 4:. The objectives of the Association are to:

A. Assist in the development of lake restoration and protections programs in accordance with appropriate management strategies and techniques.

B. Promote and provide a forum of sharing information and experiences on scientific, administrative, and financial aspects of lake and watershed management.

 

Article II-Membership

Section 1: Membership shall be open to lake and watershed property owners and other organizations or individuals providing support services or interested in lake management.

Section 2: Membership dues shall be reviewed and set annually by the Board of Directors.  Membership year shall end at the annual meeting.  Dues are payable to the Lake Volney Association, for deposit by the Treasurer.

Article III-Board of Directors

Section 1: The Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors, hereafter known as the Board, which shall have full power to manage the affairs of the Association to accomplish it purposes.

Section 2: The Board shall consist of at least six (6) members who are elected from the Association membership or who volunteer from among the Association membership.  The Board shall consist of a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and three (3) Directors.  The Chairperson will vote only in the event of a tie.

Section 3: The Board shall meet at least quarterly.  A quorum shall consist of a majority of the Board members.  Meetings of the Board shall be open to all LVA members.

Section 4. The terms of all Board members shall be for two (2) years.  Two (2) positions will be elected each year.  A Board’s term shall begin with the appoint and / or election of the new Board at the annual Association meeting of the new year and continue until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  The newly elected Board will convene immediately following annual meeting to elect its officers.  Vacancies for all expired terms of the Board shall be filled by elective action of the Board.

Article IV- Committees

Section 1. The Board reserves the right to appoint special committees to research special subjects.

Section 2. Established committees shall serve until the end of the Board’s term and shall be eligible for reappointment.

Section 3. No committee may expend Association funds without authorization by the Board.

Article V- Meetings of the Association

Section 1: An annual meeting will be held the second (2) Saturday of July.  Any other meetings will be called by the Board.

Article VI: -Rules of Order

Section 1. All meetings of the Association and the Board shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.

Article VII- Fiscal Year

Section 1: The fiscal year of the Association shall end with the annual meeting (2nd Saturday in July) each year.

Article VIII-Liability

Section 1: It is implicitly understood that the Association assumes no responsibility or liability for the wellbeing of any member or representative of a member attending, managing, or participating in meetings or any other functions of the Association.

Section 2: No Office or Director, former Office or Director, nor any authorized agent of the Association shall be liable in any manner to the Association or any person group for any loss damage sustained as a result of action taken or omitted to be taken by said Officer, Director, or agent in good faith, if he/she exercised or used the same degree of care and skill circumstances in the conduct of hi/her own affairs.

Article IX- Amendment Procedures

Section 1: Amendments to the By-Laws may be initiated by a By-laws Committee set up by the Board, by a majority of the Board, or by written petition of at least twenty (20) percent of the members of the Association.  Proposed amendments shall then be consider by the By-laws Committee which shall report and make a recommendation to the membership.

Section 2: These By-laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at any meeting of the Association which has been authorized by the Board.