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Goodrich / O'Brien Lakeshore Association Constitution
Article 1 - Name
The name of this organization shall be Goodrich and
O'Brien Lakeshore Association.
Article II - Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the
general welfare of the property owners and residents of
Goodrich and O'Brien Lakeshore, especially with respect
to the natural resources associated with Goodrich and
Article III - Membership
Membership in the Association shall be available to ll
property owners of Goodrich and O'Brien shores and such
as may be interested in the improvement, development,
and conservation of Goodrich and O'Brien Lakes.
Article IV - Dues
A membership fee of $20.00 shall be paid by each member.
A husband and wife shall be considered one membership for
dues and membership fee purposes: however - providing they
are members in good standing during the fiscal year ending
August 31st - they each shall have one vote at meetings and
shall be counted individually for quorum and other membership
purposes. A delinquent member may be reinstated upon payment
of all back dues or a new Membership Fee.
Article V - Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the Association shall be from
September 1 to August 31.
Article VI - Meetings
There shall be three regular membership meetings each
year. One meeting shall be held the weekend of Memorial
Day, one meeting shall be held weekend of July 4th, and
one the weekend nearest to Labor Day. Officers and
Directors shall be nominated at the July meeting and
annual election shall be held at the Labor Day meeting.
Annual dues shall be paid on or before the Labor Day
meeting. Voting in absentia is acceptable.
Article VII - Officers
The officers of the Association shall be President, Vice
President (or two Co-Chairs), Secretary and Treasurer.
They shall be elected for a term of two years and shall
take office immediately following the election at the
Labor Day meeting.
Article VIII - Directors
Effective September 1, 1971, there shall be a Board of
Directors composed of four members, two of which shall
be from O'Brien Lake and two from Goodrich Lake. The
term of office shall be two years. One member from each
lake shall be elected each year. Vacancies on the Board
may be filled by the Board until the next annual
election. The President and Vice President (or Co-Chair)
terms shall be staggered so that they do not expire the
same year. The Treasurer and Secretary offices shall
also be staggered. To maintain the staggering elections
may be held for 1-year terms. The President upon leaving
office, will be an ex-officio member of the Board of
Directors for a period of two years. A Co-Chair upon
leaving office, will be an ex-officio member of the
Board of Directors for a period of one year.
Article IX - Steering Committee
The Officers and Directors of the Association will
assume the duties of the Steering Committee to carry on
the business of the Association between meeting and to
carry out the decisions of the Association at any
special or regular meeting. The Steering Committee shall
have the authority to appoint special committees, either
from their own membership or from the general membership
of the Association. For the Purpose of carrying out any
projects or decisions of the Steering Committee or the
general membership at any general or special meeting.
The President shall act as chairman of the Steering
Committee and in his/her absence the Vice President or
any member of the Steering Committee may elect.
Article X - Special Meetings
Special meetings of the Association may be called by the
officers and directors or by the written request of ten
(10) members. Twenty percent (20%) of the membership
shall constitute a quorum.
Article XI - Amendments
This constitution may be amended at any meeting other
Associating by a majority of the members present.
Proposed amendments shall be presented in writing to the
Officers and Board of Directors at least two weeks
previous to the meeting at which the amendment is to be
considered by the membership.
Revised September 1970
Revised July 1971 (Board of Directors change)
Revised July 1993 (Membership dues change to $10.00 and
start of Emergency Fund)
Revised September 1995 (Eliminate Memorial Day meeting)
Revised September 2000 (Outgoing President ex-officio
Revised August 2002 (Added option of Co-Chairs instead
of President and Vice President)
Revised July 2004 (Staggered terms for President,
Vice-President or co-chairs. Staggered terms for
Secretary and Treasurer. Outgoing Co-Chair ex-officio
board member for 1 year).
Revised June 2008: Dues increased to $20.
Revised July 2016: Change spring social meeting to a
Revised July 2021: Eliminate Emergency Fund.