Section 4.7.

Dissolution and amendments

Article 4.7.1.
Dissolution

4.7.1.1.
No dissolution of the Community Club shall be effected until after the membership shall have set aside all appropriate club property for public parks. Such property designated to be public parks shall be turned over to the Whatcom County Park Department before dissolution. Upon dissolution each person who is then an owner or purchaser shall receive his pro-rated proportion of the remaining property and assets after all of the Club's debts have been paid. Proportions shall be based upon lots in the same manner as dues have been levied.

Article 4.7.2.
Amendments

4.7.2.1.
These bylaws may be amended at the annual AGM, or at a special meeting of the membership called for that purpose. Bylaw amendments which are approved by a majority vote of eligible members shall become effective immediately. 

The following procedure shall be followed:

1.   Proposed bylaw amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Community Club at least one hundred twenty (120) days in advance of the meeting where the proposal will be voted upon by the membership.

2.   The proposal shall meet the following requirements:

i.  The amendment conforms to applicable law;

ii. The amendment addresses a single subject;

iii. The proposal is signed by at least two (2) members in good standing;

iv. The proposal provides a rationale for the amendment;

v. The amendment is consistent with existing bylaws. That is, it introduces no contradictions into the bylaws as a whole.

vi. The proposal identifies which Bylaw is to be amended:

vii. The proposal clearly and unambiguously identifies the changes being proposed. Where there are changes to existing wording, the proposal shall include the text of the entire article. Strikethrough type identifies deletions, and underlined type identifies insertions. Where an entire clause is to be inserted, the proposal shall number the clause according to its logical position in the amended document.

3.   Within 10 days of being submitted to the Secretary, the Secretary shall refer the proposal to the Bylaw Committee. The Bylaw Committee’s duty shall be to review the proposal according to the requirements above. The committee shall assist the petitioner to bring it into conformance with these requirements.

4.   The Bylaw Committee shall, within 60 days of receipt of the proposal and following diligent consideration, submit the proposal to the Board with a one of the following findings:

i. Accepted for presentation to the membership as submitted;

ii. Accepted for presentation to the membership as amended;

iii. Refused for presentation to the membership, with a stated reason according to one or more of the requirements listed above;

iv. Withdrawn by petitioner;

5.   Following the receipt of an accepted proposal, the Board shall cause the proposal to be published to the membership at least 30 days prior to the meeting where the proposal is to be voted upon. The Board does not vote on publication but, at its discretion, may also publish a recommendation as to whether the amendment should be approved or rejected, or the results of a poll of the Board.

4.7.2.2.
These Bylaws have been amended from time to time and those amendments are incorporated herein. Amendments were as follows since the last publishing:

  1. Coding of Bylaws - Approved 19 May 1979.
  2. Article 4.1.3.1 - Added, adopted April 9, 2011
  3. Clause 4.2.1.1. - Add “and any owners of property accorded membership through Article 4.2.1.7.”, adopted 8 April 2006
  4. Clause 4.2.1.2. - Changed definition of several owners and removed “lot” definition, adopted 12 April 2003.
  5. Clause 4.2.1.3. - Add “or by absentee ballot”, adopted 8 April 2006
  6. Clause 4.2.1.4. - Deleted reference to article 4.2.3.1., adopted 8 April 2006
  7. Clause 4.2.1.5. - Added “assess charges”, adopted 19 May 1979.
  8. Clause 4.2.1.5. - Authorized levying of late charges and monthly compounding of interest, adopted 15 May 1982.
  9. Clause 4.2.1.7. - Added, adopted 10 April 1999.
  10.  Clause 4.2.1.7. - Added confirmation vote by membership and clarification of whereabouts of property, 8 April 2000.
  11. Clause 4.2.1.8. - Added, adopted 10 April 1999.
  12. Clause 4.2.1.9. - Added, adopted 10 April 1999.
  13. Clause 4.2.1.10. - Added, adopted 10 April 1999.
  14. Clause 4.2.1.11. - Added, adopted 10 April 1999.
  15. Clause 4.2.1.12. - Added, adopted 10 April 1999.
  16. Clause 4.2.1.13. - Renumbered to 4.2.2.1, adopted 8 April 2000.
  17. Article 4.2.2. - Deleted  11 April 2009.
  18. Article 4.2.2. - Deleted 11 April 2009.
  19. Clause 4.2.2.1. - Deleted, adopted 10 April 1999.
  20. Clause 4.2.2.2. - Deleted, adopted 10 April 1999.
  21. Clause 4.2.2.3. - Deleted, adopted 10 April 1999.
  22. Clause 4.2.2.4. - Deleted, adopted 10 April 1999.
  23. Clause 4.2.2.5. - Deleted, adopted 10 April 1999.
  24. Clause 4.2.2.6. - Deleted  11 April 2009
  25. Clause 4.2.2.6. - Renumbered to 4.2.1.13. due to deletions, adopted 10 April 1999.
  26. Clause 4.2.3.1. - Deleted, adopted 10 April 2004.
  27. Clause 4.2.3.2. - “Secretary” changed to “Treasurer”, adopted 19 May 1979.
  28. Clause 4.2.3.2. - “Treasurer” changed to Association (General Manager), adopted 12 April 2003.
  29. Clause 4.2.3.3. - “Secretary” changed to “Treasurer”, adopted 19 May 1979.
  30. Clause 4.2.3.3. - Deleted transfer of certificates, adopted 12 April 2003.
  31. Clause 4.2.3.5. - “Secretary” changed to “Treasurer”, adopted 19 May 1979.
  32. Clause 4.2.3.5. - “Treasurer” changed to Association (General Manager), adopted 12 April 2003.
  33. Clause 4.3.1.1. - Changed Annual Meeting date, adopted 25 May 1996.
  34. Clause 4.3.1.1 - Changed Annual Meeting date, adopted November 9, 2013.
  35. Clause 4.3.1.2. - Changed quorum endurance and changed proxy to absentee ballot, adopted 12 April 2003.
  36. Clause 4.3.1.3. - Added, adopted 13 April 2002.
  37. Clause 4.3.2.1. - Changed requirements for calling a Special meeting to percentage of membership, adopted 29 April 1995.
  38. Clause 4.3.2.1. - Changed percentage of membership in jurisdiction and mailing parameters, adopted 25 May 1996.
  39. Clause 4.3.2.2. - Delete reference to specific notice methods, adopted 8 April 2006.
  40. Clause 4.3.3.1. - Required proxy votes to be signed, adopted 20 May 1972.
  41. Clause 4.3.3.1. - Deleted proxy vote witness requirement, adopted 20 May 1972.
  42. Clause 4.3.3.1. - Define valid proxy form adopted 30 April 1994.
  43. Clause 4.3.3.1.(1) - Removed reference to children voting proxies, adopted 12 April 2003.
  44. Clause 4.3.3.1.(1) - change definition of owner/purchaser to “any legal owner”, adopted 8 April 2006.
  45. Clause 4.3.3.1.(2) - Permit absentee ballots, adopted 12 April 2003.
  46. Clause 4.3.3.1.(2) - Change reference to article from 3.2.3.1. to 4.2.1.2., adopted 8 April 2006.
  47. Clause 4.3.3.2. - Added, adopted 12 April 2003.
  48. Clause 4.3.3.2. - Renumbered to 4.3.5.2., adopted 10 April 2004.
  49. Clause 4.3.3.2. - Added, adopted 10 April 2004.
  50. Clause 4.3.3.3. - Added, adopted 12 April 2003.
  51. Clause 4.3.3.3. - Renumbered to 4.3.5.3., adopted 10 April 2004.
  52. Article 4.3.4. - Added, adopted 30 April 1994.
  53. Article 4.3.5. - Added, adopted 14 April 2001
  54. Clause 4.3.5.1. - Added, adopted 14 April 2001
  55. Clause 4.3.5.1. - Renumbered to 4.3.3.1. and revised, adopted 10 April 2004.
  56. Clause 4.3.5.2. - Added, adopted 12 April 2003.
  57. Clause 4.3.5.2. - Renumbered to 4.3.5.4., adopted 10 April 2004.
  58. Clause 4.3.5.4. - Updated 12 April 2008.
  59. Clause 4.4.1.1. - Changed number of directors to six from nine, adopted 8 April 2000.
  60. Clause 4.4.1.1. - Revised number of directors to seven from six, adopted 10 April 2004.
  61. Clause 4.4.1.1. - Changed number of directors from seven to five, adopted November 9, 2013.
  62. Clause 4.4.1.2. - Deleted restrictions on Directors succession, adopted 18 May 1974.
  63. Clause 4.4.1.2. - Added attendance requirement to Directors, adopted 18 May 1974.
  64. Clause 4.4.1.2. - Changed length of term from three to two years, adopted 8 April 2000.
  65. Clause 4.4.1.2. - Changed number of directors to elect and absences per year, adopted 10 April 2004.
  66. Clause 4.4.1.2. - Removed “unexcused” from absences, adopted 9 April 2005.
  67. Clause 4.4.1.2. - Updated 11 April 2009.
  68. Clause 4.4.1.3. - Prohibited Directors from voting in Board meetings if they are delinquent in their “assessed charges” as well as dues or assessments, adopted 19 May 1979.
  69. Clause 4.4.1.3.- Required Directors to be active or associate members, adopted 15 May 1982.
  70. Clause 4.4.1.3. - Added the words “her/she” throughout the Clause and changing “shall be behind in the payment” to “has a lien filed against any lot he or she owns for the non-payment”, adopted 18 May 1985.
  71. Clause 4.4.1.3. - Deleted “or associate”, adopted 10 April 1999.
  72. Clause 4.4.1.3. - Added “contravention of bylaws” phrase, adopted 9 April 2005.
  73. Clause 4.4.1.5. - Changed “shall elect President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer” to “shall elect a President and Vice President from among themselves by secret ballot. They also shall elect a Corporate Secretary and Treasurer”, adopted 21 May 1988.
  74. Clause 4.4.1.6. - Providing for the appointment of directors and confirmation of the appointee by the membership, adopted 23 May 1992.
  75. Clause 4.4.1.7. - Added to Section 4.4.1., adopted 21 May 1988.
  76. Clause 4.4.1.8. - Added to Section 4.4.1., adopted 21 May 1988.
  77. Clause 4.4.1.7. - Changed removal vote on a director from 2/3rd to majority of votes, adopted 25 May 1996.
  78. Clause 4.4.1.8. - Deleted, adopted 25 May 1996.
  79. Clause 4.4.1.10. - Added to Section 4.4.1., adopted 25 May 1996.
  80. Clause 4.4.1.10. - Renumbered to 4.4.1.9., adopted 10 April 1999.
  81. Clause 4.4.2.4. - Deleted “and to duly accepted associate members,”, adopted 10 April 1999.
  82. Clause 4.4.2.7. - Rewritten to better reflect law governing audits, adopted 10 April 1999.
  83. Clause 4.4.2.7. - Deleted due to duplication of 4.5.3.3., adopted 8 April 2000.
  84. Clause 4.4.2.8. - Grammatical adjustment, adopted 8 April 2000.
  85. Clause 4.4.2.9. - Added to Section 4.4.2., adopted 17 May 1975.
  86. Clause 4.4.2.10. - Added to Section 4.4.2., adopted 29 April 1995.
  87. Clause 4.4.3.3 - Updated 12 April 2008.
  88. Clause 4.4.3.4. - Changed to accurately reflect duties of Treasurer, adopted 12 April 2003.
  89. Clause 4.4.3.6. - Changed Resident Manager to Operations Manager, adopted 14 April 2001, updated 12 April 2008.
  90. Clause 4.4.4.1. - New section and Clauses added regarding the meeting of Directors, adopted 23 May 1992.
  91. Clause 4.4.4.2. - New section and Clauses added regarding the meeting of Directors, adopted 23 May 1992.
  92. Clause 4.4.4.3. - New section and Clauses added regarding the meeting of Directors, adopted 23 May 1992.
  93. Clause 4.4.4.4. - Added provision for executive sessions, adopted 30 April 1994.
  94. Clause 4.4.4.4. - Change outlining meetings of the Community Club, adopted 25 May 1996.
  95. Clause 4.4.4.4. - Change to allow budget ratification via mail-in ballot adopted April 14,2012.
  96. Clause 4.4.4.5. - Added to Section 4.4.4., adopted 25 May 1996.
  97. Clause 4.4.4.5. - Added provision for meetings to be held in Clubhouse or neutral meeting place, not in private residences, adopted 14 April 2001.
  98. Clause 4.4.4.5. - Add a mechanism for member input during meetings, adopted 10 April 2004.
  99. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Dues increased to $50 per lot, adopted 18 May 1974.
  100. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Dues increased to $75 base plus cost of living, adopted 8 May 1976.
  101. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Dues increased to $150 per lot, with authority provided to adjust amount according to Consumer Price Index, beginning May 1, 1983, adopted 15 May 1982.
  102. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Dues increased to $200 per lot, effective 1 June 1985, with the CPI base to be established as of January 1985, adopted 19 May 1984.
  103. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Added “as originally platted” after the word “lot” in the second sentence, adopted 17 May 1986.
  104. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Dues increased to $300 per lot, effective 1 June 1992, adopted 23 May 1992.
  105. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Changed month for CPI use, adopted 25 May 1996.
  106. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Changed to reflect the change in CPI area and periord of calculation, adopted 10 April 1999.
  107. Clause 4.5.1.1. - Changed to the U.S. City Average CPI from the Seattle-Bremerton Index, adopted 13 April 2002, updated 12 April 2008.
  108. Clause 4.5.1.2. - Added provision for one dues and assessments on more than one lot, adopted 19 May 1973.
  109. Clause 4.5.1.2. - Provided for dues adjustment when two contiguous lots are used as one, adopted 16 May 1981.
  110. Clause 4.5.1.2. - Grammatical adjustment, adopted 8 April 2000.
  111. Clause 4.5.1.3. - Authorized assessing a late charge on dues and charging interest compounded monthly, adopted 15 May 1982.
  112. Clause 4.5.1.3. - Change dues year to 1 January to 31 December, adopted 25 May 1996.
  113. Clause 4.5.1.3. - Change the dues to semi-annual and the interest from 12% to 10%, adopted 13 April 2002.
  114. Clause 4.5.1.4. - Added the word “charges” throughout the Clause where dues, assessments, fines, etc. are mentioned, adopted 19 May 1979.
  115. Clause 4.5.1.4. - Reword “as in this Section 4.5. provided” to “as provided in Section 4.5.”, adopted 10 April 1999.
  116. Clause 4.5.1.4. - Grammatical adjustment, adopted 8 April 2000.
  117. Clause 4.5.2.1. - Added charges for services other than dues and assessments, adopted 18 May 1974.
  118. Clause 4.5.2.1. - Deleted “and associate member”, adopted 10 April 1999.
  119. Clause 4.5.3.1. - Added to Section 4.5.3., adopted 25 May 1996.
  120. Clause 4.5.3.2. - Added to Section 4.5.3., adopted 25 May 1996.
  121. Clause 4.5.3.3. - Added to Section 4.5.3., adopted 25 May 1996.
  122. Clause 4.5.3.4. - Added to Section 4.5.3., adopted 25 May 1996.
  123. Clause 4.5.3.5. - Added  to allow budget ratification via mail-in ballot adopted 14 April 2012.
  124. Section 4.6. - Renumbered to 4.7. to accommodate new Section, adopted 8 April 2000.
  125. Section 4.6. - Inserted Properties Section, adopted 8 April 2000.
  126. Clause 4.6.1.4. - Deleted, adopted 12 April 2003.
  127. Clause 4.6.1.7. - Deleted, adopted 12 April 2003.
  128. Clause 4.6.2.1. - Provide for guidelines to submit changes to bylaws, adopted 23 May 1992.
  129. Clause 4.6.2.1. - Changed the word “regular” to “annual”, adopted 29 April 1995.
  130. Clause 4.6.2.1. - Changed “regular meeting” to “Annual General Meeting” and changed “annual meeting” to “special meeting” , adopted 10 April 1999.
  131. Section 4.7. - Renumber to 4.8. to accommodate new Section, adopted 8 April 2000.
  132. Clause 4.7.2.1.    Changed to improve the quality of bylaw amendments put before the membership, adopted April 9, 2011.