Bonnie Brae

BBCA Bylaws

BBCA Bylaws

 

ARTICLE I


NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Bonnie Brae Civic Association (hereinafter referred to as the “Association” or BBCA).

ARTICLE II


PURPOSE
This Association is formed for the purpose of promoting improvements in and for that part of Bonnie Brae Subdivision, Fairfax County, known as Spectra, Magna, The Knolls, Timbers, Sideburn Court, Nellie White Estates, and all houses on Black Oak Drive (hereinafter referred to as the “Community”), for the protection of the social and economic welfare of the community and such other activities as may be deemed beneficial to the community.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP
Any person 18 years or more of age, who is a bona fide resident of the Community or who is a non-resident who owns at least fifty percent (50%) of a residential property which is within such area, shall be eligible for membership as a matter of right. Any other person may be elected to membership by a majority vote of the members of the Association. Eligible persons become members of and retain membership in the Association upon payment of their annual dues.

ARTICLE IV

VOTING
There shall be one vote per household (which may be apportioned among the members of the Association) regardless of the number of persons in the household who may be members of the Association. (Those members entitled to vote are hereinafter referred to as the “voting members”.) Unless otherwise stated herein or decided by a majority of the voting members present and voting, voting shall be by a showing of hands or signed proxy. The requisite percentage required to carry a motion shall be based on the number of voting members present and voting. A member submitting a proxy shall be considered present and voting for the purpose of that vote and these Bylaws.

ARTICLE V

ANNUAL DUES
Annual dues are established at fifteen dollars ($15) per household with dues payable any time after December 31 to cover the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Any change in the amount of the annual dues requires approval of two-thirds of the voting members present and voting. Annual dues are for the primary purpose of defraying operational expenses of the Association.

ARTICLE VI


FINANCES
Financial obligations shall be incurred in the name of the Association only with the prior approval of the majority of the voting members present and voting at an Association meeting, except that the President may authorize the disbursement of funds to cover any expenses not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000) with the approval of the Officers and Board of Directors. All disbursements for material or service, whether check or cash, shall be supported by an itemized invoice or receipt, signed by the vendor as paid in full and signed by the Treasurer as received.

ARTICLE VII

ORGANIZATION

Officers and Board of Directors
The Association shall have the following officers: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers of the Association shall also comprise the Board of Directors of the Association.

Committees
The Association shall have committees, as needed, each of which shall have a Chairman, appointed by the President and a majority of the Board of Directors.

Association Delegates
The Association shall have Association Delegates, as necessary, to other civic, county or similar organizations or functions.


ARTICLE VIII

DUTIES AND POWERS OF OFFICERS

President
The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Association and shall serve as Chairman of all Association and Executive Council meetings. The President shall also have the duty to sign or authorize all official acts and orders necessary to carry out the will of the Association; to establish non-standing committees; to appoint or remove any Committee Chairman and Association Delegates.

1st Vice President
The 1st Vice President shall assume the functions of the President during the President’s absence.

2nd Vice President
The 2nd Vice President shall assume the functions of the 1st Vice President during the President’s absence.

Secretary
The Secretary shall record all the activities of the Association and Executive Council meetings, handle all administrative duties as directed by the President, or Vice President when acting in the President’s absence and arrange for the distribution of all notices for Association meetings.

Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all Association funds and shall keep an accurate record thereof, and shall be responsible for the receipt, maintenance and disbursement of all Association funds as approved by the Association. The Treasurer shall present the financial status of the Association at every scheduled meeting.


ARTICLE IX

DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Officers and Board of Directors are authorized to act, within the purpose and intent of the Association as described herein and as defined at Association meetings on all business of the Association. When possible, all significant issues shall be presented to the Association for decision. All actions and proposals of the Officers and Board of Directors shall be presented to the Association at its next meeting.

ARTICLE X

DUTIES AND POWERS OF ASSOCIATION DELEGATES
The Association Delegates shall represent the Association within the purpose and intent of the Association as described herein and as defined at Association meetings. When possible, all significant issues shall be presented to the Association for decision.

ARTICLE XI

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Election
The election of officers shall be held at the Annual Meeting. All elections shall be by secret ballot, including signed proxies, or by acclamation; a majority of votes cast shall be required to elect. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, a second ballot shall be cast in which voting shall be restricted to the two nominees receiving the largest pluralities on the first ballot.

Term
The officers elected shall serve for one year commencing January 1.

Nomination
A nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President at least 
four weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. At least two weeks prior to the Annual Meeting, this committee shall present to the full membership, by circular, a slate consisting of at least one candidate, who is a member of the Association and who is willing to serve, for each office. Any member shall have the right to nominate, through the Nominating Committee or from the floor, such qualified candidates for any office of the Association.

Vacancies
In the event of the death, resignation, incapacity, forfeiture of office or departure from the Association of any officer other than the President, a successor shall be appointed by the President to serve for the balance of the unexpired term. In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President for any of the above reasons, the 1st Vice President shall automatically become the President and a successor to the vacated office 2nd Vice President shall be appointed by the new President.

ARTICLE XII

MEETINGS AND PROCEDURE

Meetings
The Annual Meetings of the Association shall be held during the period between October 15th and December 15th of each year, at the call of the President, but not earlier than October 15th nor later than December 15th. All meetings shall be at the call of the President, but the Association shall meet at least every six months. An agenda for meetings of the Association shall be reported in the Association Newsletter preceding such meetings, if possible. Meetings of the Officers and Board of Directors shall be held at the call of the President.

Procedure
“Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised” shall be the parliamentary procedural guide and shall govern the proceedings of the Association.

ARTICLE XIII

AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS
Proposed amendments to these Bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation shall be presented, in writing only, at any Association meeting, to the Secretary and shall be read at the same meeting. A copy of the proposed amendment shall be distributed to each member prior to being put to a vote - and the proposed amendment shall become part of the Bylaws if approved by two-thirds of the members present and voting.

Posted by bczika on 05/12/2016
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