BY-LAWS

 

of

 

the

 

CEDAR TREE POINT ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

Cedar Tree Point

 

Warwick, RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revised - 25 August 1970

Re-typed - 10 May 2010


Preamble

 

The purpose of this organization is to promote a community spirit, protect the property further all interests that make for the maintenance and improvement of the plat, regulate and direct general activities that shall best conduce to the pleasure and peaceful enjoyment of the residents, and to maintain the integrity of our ideals, in furtherance of which the following by-laws to guide our deliberations have been adopted.

 

BY-LAWS OF THE

CEDAR TREE POINT ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

ARTICLE I - NAME

Secton1:

This organization shall be known as the Cedar Tree Point Association Inc.

 

 

ARTICLE II - MEETINGS

Section 1 (a):

as amended

A semi Annual Meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday in June, at which the first order of business shall be the introduction of new members. Other business maybe transacted with the approval of a quorum present.

 

 

Section 1 (b):

as revised

The Annual Meting shall e held on the last Tuesday in August. The order of business at the Annual Meeting shall be as follows:

 

First: Second:

 

 

Third:

Fourth:

Fifth:

Sixth:

Seventh:

Call to order ad establish quorum.

Reading by the Secretary of the records of the last Semi-Annual and Annual Meetings and of any subsequent Special Meeting of the Association.

Report of the Treasurer.

Report of the Directors.

Report of the Nominating Committee

Election of Officers.

Miscellaneous business.

 

Section 2:

 

Special Meetings maybe called by order of the President or four (4) Directors. If the President or the Directors refuse or neglect to order a Special Meeting, the Secretary shall call same upon the written request of ten (10) members of the Association.

 

Section 3:

 

Eight (8) members present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business but any less number may adjourn to a future time.

 

 

ARTICLE III - OFFICERS

Section 1:

as amended

The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Directors, consisting of three (3) members at large and the President, ex-officio.

 

Section 2:

 

The officers shall be elected by ballot at the Annual Meeting and hold office for one year and until their successors are elected. That newly elected officers take over duties immediately upon election and advised by the President of their duties.

 

Section 3:

 

A vacancy in either of said offices maybe filled at a Special Meeting called for that purpose and until such time the Board of Directors may fill such vacancy.

 

Section 4:

 

The President, with the Board of Directors, shall appoint all committees.

 

Section 5:

 

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, and of the Board of Directors and perform all other duties incident to his office.

 

Section 6:

revised

 

The Secretary shall keep a complete and permanent record of the proceedings of the Association and of the Board of Directors. He shall pay to the Treasurer all money that may come into his hands belonging to the Association and perform all other duties incident to his office that may be required by the Association. He shall report in writing at the Annual Meeting of the Association.

 

Section 7:

as amended

 

The Corresponding Secretary shall give notice in writing of all meetings of the Association which shall be delivered or sent to his residence or place of business. At least three days notice shall be given for all meetings at which money is to assessed or appropriated. If a meeting is adjourned, notice of the time and place of adjournment shall be immediately given in the manner before provided to each member not present when the meeting is adjourned.

 

Section 8:

 

The Treasurer shall be subject to the direction and control of the Board of Directors, shall collect, receive and safely keep all moneys, funds and securities of the Association, pay all demands when approved by the President and Secretary and look after the finances generally. His books of accounts and other records shall at all times be open to the inspection of the Association at its Annual Meeting, showing the receipts whenever requested by them, His annual report shall be audited by an Auditor appointed by the President. He shall deliver to his successor all money, books, papers, and other property belonging to the Association.

 

Section 9:

 

The Directors shall report at the Annual Meeting of the Association and such other times as the member may by vote require.

 

Section 10:

 

Meetings of the Directors may be held at the call of the President, due notice having been given to all Directors. The Secretary shall call a meeting at the request of three (3) Directors.

 

Section 11:

 

The majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

 

 

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1:

This Association shall consist of active and associate members.

 

Section 2:

 

Any one member over 21 years of age of a family owning property at Cedar Tree Point may become an active member of this Association by majority approval of the Board of Directors and payment of dues and assessment.

 

Section 3:

 

Active members may vote on all questions in person or by written proxy.

 

Section 4:

 

Any one or more members 21 or more years of age of a family renting or leasing property at Cedar Tree Point may become an Associate Member of the Association by majority approval of the Board of Directors and payment of dues.

 

Section 5:

 

Associate membership ceases with the termination of the tenancy at Cedar Tree Point of said member. Associate members shall have a vote on all maters presented to the Association except the expenditure of appropriation of money.

 

Section 6:

 

Active membership ceased with the termination of real estate ownership at Cedar Tree Point Warwick, RI. On action of the Board of Directors, members who are in arrears for payment of dues and assessments for a period of two years may be dropped from the membership roll. On payment of back dues and assessments, membership may be reinstated automatically within 2 years after being dropped.

 

 

ARTICLE V DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

Section 1:

Dues and assessments may be changed by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting of the Association, notice thereof of such action in writing having been given in the call for the meeting.

 

 

ARTICLE VI - AMENDMENTS

Section 1:

amended

These By-laws may be altered or amended at any Special Meeting of the Association called by the Board of Directors for that purpose by a two-third vote of the membership, ether present or by proxy, such alteration or amendment having been presented in writing to the membership fifteen (15) days before the call of the meeting.

 

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