REVISED BYLAWS

March 2021

SOUTH SHORES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 922, San Pedro, CA 90733

ARTICLE I

NAME OF THE ASSOCIATION
The name of this association shall be the South Shores Community Association.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES
The purpose of this Association shall be to protect and promote the best interests of the residents of the South Shores-area bounded by Western Avenue, Cumbre Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes and the Pacific Ocean of the Palos Verdes peninsula, California; to promote and strive for the improvement and betterment of all public facilities and services within said area; to promote and encourage better community and civic spirit and to foster good will and friendship between and among all the residents of said area; to cooperate with County and City officials and with other civic and public organizations for the general welfare of the entire harbor and peninsula area.
*The general purposes for which this corporation is organized are to have and exercise all rights and powers related to the specific and primary purposes from time to time granted to a non-profit corporation by law.
This corporation is organized under and pursuant to Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code of the State of California: it does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof; it does not contemplate and will not distribute gains, profits, or dividends to the members thereof.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall consist of one class which shall include property owners and any adult members of their immediate families in the area herein above set forth and any person renting or leasing a residence or a part thereof in said area and any adult members of their immediate families.

ARTICLE IV

DUES
The annual dues shall be set by the Board of Directors based on household membership payable in advance.

ARTICLE V

FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of this Association shall commence on the first day of each calendar year and end on the last day of each calendar year.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS
A meeting for the election of Directors and Officers of the Association shall be held annually.
Board meetings shall occur one time per month.
Special meetings shall be called by the Board of Directors whenever it is deemed necessary.
Notices of any special meeting shall state the purpose of the meeting.
A quorum at the annual meeting shall consist of at least twenty-five (25) members in good standing.
A quorum at the Board of Directors meetings shall consist of a majority of current board members
A motion is considered passed by a vote of a majority of those present at any meeting that has a quorum.

ARTICLE VII

DIRECTORS
The affairs and business of the Association shall be managed by a Board of at least six (6) Directors of which four (4) members shall be the Officers of the Association and the additional two (2) or more shall be those elected at the annual meeting by a majority vote of the members present. Such Directors shall serve on a volunteer basis and without remuneration for the ensuing year or until their successors have been elected and qualified.

ARTICLE VIII

OFFICERS
The officers of this Association shall be four (4) in number: a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
(a) The President shall be the Chief Executive of the Association, charged with the duty of supervising all its functions, subject to the orders of the Board of Directors. The President shall be ex officio member of all committees.
(b) In the President’s absence or inability to act, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President and perform such other functions as the Board of Directors may from time-to-time assign.
(c) The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Association, be custodian of the records, and discharge such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors or the President.
(d) The Treasurer shall collect all membership dues and shall have the care and custody of all the funds and property of this Association, which shall be dispersed only upon order of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall submit a report for the preceding year at the annual meetings and shall render special reports whenever requested to do so by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall deposit all funds in the name of the Association in such bank or banks as may be designated by the Board of Directors.
(e) Should any officer vacancy occur it shall be filled without undue delay by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IX

ELECTIONS
Officers and members of the Board of Directors of this Association shall be elected annually at the annual meeting. Terms of office are for one year, with no limit on number of terms.

ARTICLE X

COMMITTEES
There shall be Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees at the pleasure of the board.
(a) Standing Committees include the following: Their chairs shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and their members shall be appointed by the President.

  1. The Membership Committee shall be charged with the task of maintaining the membership list of the organization, collecting dues, and recruiting new
  2. The Finance Committee shall be charged with the task of proposing an annual budget and advising the Board of Directors on the financial impact of all proposed projects.
  3. The Social Committee shall be charged with the task of organizing membership events and promoting efforts for advancement of the Association and the South Shores area.
  4. The Communications Committee shall be charged with the task of developing and maintaining electronic and print communications for the Association.
  5. The Safety Committee will be the conduit for neighborhood outreach.

(b) Ad hoc committees shall be designated by the President as may be required. Chairs shall be appointed by the President and members appointed by the Chair.
All committees shall report to the Board of Directors for approval of projects and expenses.
All committees shall present an annual report to the Board of Directors

ARTICLE XI

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.

ARTICLE XII

AMENDMENTS
The Articles of this Association may be amended or revised by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at the annual meeting, or any special meeting, provided that the notice of any such meeting contains a summary of the proposed amendment or amendments.
These Bylaws, having been duly adopted at a meeting of the membership of the Association this March 2021. We the undersigned, being the elected Directors of said Association, do hereby acknowledge and validate these Bylaws by affixing our respective signatures hereto.