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2017 Annual Meeting Saturday July 8, 9:30a.m.

Proposed Bylaws Changes

 

By-Laws of the Sebec Lake Association, Inc.

ARTICLE I   NAME The name of this organization shall be the Sebec Lake Association, Inc.
ARTICLE II   DESCRIPTION The Association shall be a non-profit, non-partisan incorporated organization.
ARTICLE III   PURPOSE The purpose of the Association shall be to protect and preserve Sebec Lake.
ARTICLE IV  OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS The officers of the Association shall be president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Directors shall include officers of the Association and at least twelve additional members.
ARTICLE V  ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS There shall be a nomination committee of three directors appointed by the board of directors at least two months before the annual meeting who shall nominate at the annual meeting officers and directors for the ensuing year. Nominations may also be made from the floor. Before a candidate shall be voted upon by the members at the annual meeting, his or her consent to hold office, if elected, shall be obtained. A majority of those present shall elect. The officers and directors shall be elected for a term of one year and shall begin their terms following the annual meeting. Husband and wife and family members shall be allowed serve concurrently as directors. All major areas of the lake shall be represented on the board.
ARTICLE VI  DIRECTORS The directors shall supervise and manage the affairs of the Association. They may fill vacancies in their own board. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VII  PRESIDENT The president shall preside at all meeting of the members, when present, and perform such other duties as may be required.
ARTICLE VIII  VICE PRESIDENT The vice president shall assume the duties of the president when so delegated by the president and succeed to the office of the president in the event of the president's death or resignation. The vice president shall preside at all meetings of the members and directors in the absence of the president and shall perform such other duties as may be required.
ARTICLE IX  TREASURER The treasurer shall have the custody of, and keep an accurate account of, the Association's funds; submit a financial report at the annual meeting; and perform such other duties as may be required. The treasurer's reports will be audited by a certified public accountant. The treasurer has the authority to sign checks with the authority of the board of directors.
ARTICLE X  SECRETARY The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings of members and directors, and shall give adequate advance notice to each and all interested parties.
ARTICLE XI  MEMBERS Anyone eighteen years or older can be a member of the Association upon payment of dues. All members shall have the same privileges regarding voting and holding office. Proxy voting by members or directors is not permitted. A business or organization can be a member of the Association but will have only one vote.
ARTICLE XII  DUES Any change in the annual dues for members will be proposed by the board or directors and voted upon at the next annual meeting.
ARTICLE XIII  ANNUAL MEETING There shall be an annual meeting of the members of the Association during the summer season at some convenient place in the vicinity of Sebec Lake, the date and place to be determined by the directors, such meeting to be held to elect officers and directors, and to consider any other business. Any business relating to the affairs of the Association may be acted on at the annual meeting without specifying the same in the prior notice to members, except that no change in the by-laws shall be voted on at the annual meeting unless such change was described in the prior notice. The members present at the annual meeting shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE XIV  SPECIAL MEETING The secretary shall call a special meeting of the Association when so directed by vote of the directors and give adequate advance notice of such meeting.
ARTICLE XV  SEAL The corporate seal of the Association shall be circular in form with the name of the Association and the date of its incorporation so engraved on its face that it may be embossed on paper by pressure.
ARTICLE XVI  BY-LAWS These by-laws may be changed only at an annual meeting of members by a three-quarter vote of those voting. No change shall be made unless the meeting notice described the proposed change.
ARTICLE XVII  COMMITTEES Standing committees may be appointed by the president with the approval of the board of directors and shall continue their function until discontinued by the directors. The president shall appoint committee membership and designate the chairperson. The appointments shall be until the next annual meeting unless discontinued earlier. Special Committees may be appointed by the president who will designate the chairperson
August 11, 2007

July 2016:  Proposed Bylaws changes

At the Board meeting on July 9, 2016, the Directors approved changes to the 2007 Bylaws which retain the original structure and guidelines and also allow for remote meetings and votes by the Board using current technology, changing the number of Directors to an odd number and simplifying audit requirements.  These changes will be voted on at the 2017 Annual Member meeting on July 8, 2017.  Proposed changes are highlighted.

Bylaws of the Sebec Lake Association, Inc.

ARTICLE I - NAME   The name of this organization shall be the Sebec Lake Association, Inc.

ARTICLE II - DESCRIPTION   The Association shall be a nonprofit, nonpartisan (hyphens removed) incorporated organization.

ARTICLE III - PURPOSE   The purpose of the Association shall be to protect and preserve Sebec Lake.

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS   The officers of the Association shall be president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Directors shall include officers of the Association and at least twelve nine and not more than thirteen additional members. 

ARTICLE V - ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS  There shall be a nomination committee of three directors appointed by the board of directors at least two months before prior to the annual meeting who shall nominate at the annual meeting officers and directors for the ensuing year. Nominations may also be made from the floor. Before a candidate shall be voted upon by the members at the annual meeting, his or her consent to hold office, if elected, shall be obtained. A majority of those present shall elect. The officers and directors shall be elected for a term of one year and shall begin their terms following the annual meeting. Husband and wife and family members shall be allowed serve concurrently as directors. All major areas of the lake (Dover-Foxcroft, Sebec, Willimantic, Bowerbank) shall be represented on the board provided director candidates willing to serve are available. 

ARTICLE VI - DIRECTORS   The directors shall supervise and manage the affairs of the Association. They may fill vacancies in their own board. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum.  Directors must be current members of the Association. Directors missing three consecutive Board meetings may be removed as a Director by a majority vote of the Board.  Board business may be conducted via electronic media.

ARTICLE VII - PRESIDENT   The president shall preside at all meeting of the members, when present, and perform such other duties as may be required.

ARTICLE VIII - VICE PRESIDENT    The vice president shall assume the duties of the president when so delegated by the president and succeed to the office of the president in the event of the president�s death or resignation. The vice president shall preside at all meetings of the members and directors in the absence of the president and shall perform such other duties as may be required.

ARTICLE IX - TREASURER   The treasurer shall have the custody of, and keep an accurate account of the Association�s funds; submit a financial report at the annual meeting; and perform such other duties as may be required. The treasurer's reports and financial statements will be periodically audited as directed by the Board. The treasurer and president have the authority to sign checks with the authority of the board of directors.

ARTICLE X - SECRETARY    The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings of members and directors, and shall give adequate advance notice to each and all interested parties.

ARTICLE XI - MEMBERS   Anyone eighteen years or older can be a member of the Association upon payment of dues. All members shall have the same privileges regarding voting and holding office. Proxy voting by members or directors is not permitted. A business or organization can be a member of the Association but will have only one vote.

ARTICLE XII - DUES    Any change in the annual dues for members will be proposed by the board or directors and voted upon at the next annual meeting.

ARTICLE XIII - ANNUAL MEETING   There shall be an annual meeting of the members of the Association during the summer season at some convenient place in the vicinity of Sebec Lake, the date and place to be determined by the directors, such meeting to be held to elect officers and directors, and to consider any other business. Any business relating to the affairs of the Association may be acted on at the annual meeting without specifying the same in the prior notice to members, except that no change in the bylaws shall be voted on at the annual meeting unless such change was described in the prior notice. The members present at the annual meeting shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE XIV - SPECIAL MEETING   The secretary shall call a special meeting of the Association when so directed by vote of the directors and give adequate advance notice of such meeting. 

ARTICLE XV - SEAL   The corporate seal of the Association shall be circular in form with the name of the Association and the date of its incorporation so engraved on its face that it may be embossed on paper by pressure.  (No corporate seal can be found 2016)   

ARTICLE XVI - BYLAWS   These bylaws may be changed only at an annual meeting of members by a three-quarter vote of those voting. No change shall be made unless the meeting notice described the proposed change.  

ARTICLE XVII - COMMITTEES   Standing committees may be appointed by the president with the approval of the board of directors and shall continue their function until discontinued by the directors. The president shall appoint committee membership and designate the chairperson. The appointments shall be until the next annual meeting unless discontinued earlier. Special Committees may be appointed by the president who will designate the chairperson

Dated August 11, 2007   Revised July 17, 2016