• ARTICLE I - NAME

     

    SECTION I                 The name of the organization shall be the Men’s Club of Four Seasons at South Knolls (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Club’) and shall be an affiliated club of the Four Seasons of South Knolls Home Owners Association (hereinafter referred to as FSSK-HOA).

     

    ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

     

    SECTION I                 The purpose of the Men’s Club of Four Seasons at South Knolls is to foster community service and practice social interaction between men residing in the South Knolls community.

     

    ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

     

    SECTION I                 Membership is open to all male residents in good standing of the FSSK-HOA including those who may lease.

     

    SECTION II               Any member who violates any of the rules or purposes of the ‘Club’ or so conducts himself in or out of the ‘Club’ in a manner which is to the detriment of the ‘Club’, may be dropped from membership by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Board of Directors, provided such member shall be given thirty (30) days prior notice in writing of such pending action and be given an opportunity to appear for a hearing before the Board in person. There is no right to appeal to the general membership.

     

    ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

     

    SECTION I                 The officers of the ‘Club’ shall be a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Third Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and three Directors, all to be elected at the Annual Meeting and an Immediate Past President. These officers and directors shall constitute the Board of Directors. The officers shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected and qualified. The directors shall serve as follows: one for one year, one for two years and one for three years or until their successors are elected and qualified.

     

    SECTION II               Duties and responsibilities of the Officers as designated in Article IV Section I are as follows:

    1. The President is the presiding officer for all meetings of the board, the Executive Committee and the general membership. The President shall execute, initiate, coordinate and promulgate actions directed by the board. The President shall act as liaison to the FSSK-HOA.

     

    1. The Immediate Past President may vote only to break a tie vote.

     

    C. Vice Presidents receive their assigned areas of responsibilities from the President. In the absence of the President at any meeting the Vice President, in order of precedence, shall assume and execute the powers of the office of the President.

     

    D. The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings, maintain a record of attendance and report all membership violations to the board.

     

    E. The Treasurer shall have custodial responsibility for all funds and shall keep full and accurate accounts of the receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Club. He shall deposit all monies in the name of and to the credit of the Men’s Club of Four Seasons at South Knolls in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall disperse the funds of the Club as ordered by the board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. He shall render to the membership at the regular meetings or whenever requested by the membership an account of all transactions as Treasurer, and of the financial condition of the Club. All disbursements shall require the signature of the President and/or the Treasurer.

     

     

    SECTION III              Voluntary resignation by a member of the Board shall be in writing addressed to the Board and mailed or delivered to the Secretary. A resignation accepted by the Board is effective immediately. Such vacancy shall be filled by a vote of the Board at a special meeting to be called as soon as practicable by the President.

     

    SECTION IV              An Executive Committee comprised of the officers and directors as specified in Article IV, Section I, the Immediate Past President and a minimum of five members from the general membership shall meet when deemed necessary by the President. The members shall be appointed by the President and shall include only members in good standing.

     

    ARTICLE V - MEETINGS

     

    SECTION I                 Annual meetings for the election of officers and directors and for such other business as may be stated in the notice of meeting, shall be held each November in Four Seasons at South Knolls, at the time and place of the regularly scheduled monthly meeting if possible. Written notice, stating the place, date and time of the meeting, and the general nature of the business to be considered, shall be emailed to the membership and posted on the website, not less than seven days before the date of the meeting. The election of officers shall be held during the annual meeting. Officers and Directors shall be nominated not later than the previous October meeting. Meetings are open to members only and by invitation.

     

    SECTION II               There will be monthly meetings of the membership and a majority of the members in attendance shall constitute a quorum of any meeting.

     

    SECTION III              Each member in good standing is entitled to one vote on any proposed resolution properly made and seconded. The majority required to pass a proposed resolution shall consist of a simple majority of the members in attendance.

     

    SECTION IV              The Club is subject to Four Seasons at South Knolls Homeowners’ Association Board oversight. The Club shall respond to all requests for information by the Homeowners’ Association Board.

     

     

    ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES

     

    SECTION I                 The following standing committees will be established: Executive; By-Laws; Budget & Finance; Events; Long Range Planning; Sunshine Legal Advisory; Membership; Nominating; Programs; Publicity; Ways & Means; Annual Meeting; Community Services; Historical, Veterans and Youth Services. Other committees may be established if deemed necessary by the membership. The Men’s Club Officers & Directors will appoint the chairman of each committee. The term of office is for one year or until the following election of officers. Each committee shall have no more than seven members.

     

    ARTICLE VII - DUES

     

    SECTION I                 The administrative financial needs of the Club shall be met by the assessment of an annual dues to be provided by the members of the Club. The assessment shall be reviewed and determined annually through a proper resolution and vote at the annual meeting of the Club.

     

    SECTION II               Annual Dues are due by January 31. Any member who fails to keep his dues current may, after a three (3) month period from the date of the original dues billing, be dropped from the Club by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors.

     

    SECTION III              The fiscal year for the Club shall start on January 1 and end on December 31.

     

    ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS

     

    SECTION I                 The By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the general membership by a majority of the members present. A 30 day notice will be given to members of proposed changes to the By-Laws. These changes shall be voted on at the following meeting, not less than 30 days following their introduction.

     

     

    ARTICLE IX - EARNINGS

     

    SECTION I                 The ‘Club’ shall be considered not-for-profit. No part of the net earnings of the ‘Club’ shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members or officers or other private persons, except that the ‘Club’ shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered by others and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the ‘Club’ purposes.

      EXPENDITURES   

     

    SECTION II               The Board of Directors may, at their discretion, authorize   expenditures incurred by the Club not exceeding $500.00 without the approval of the general membership. Expenditures in excel of $500.00 must be approved by the membership at a regular monthly meeting.

    ARTICLE X - ORDER OF BUSINESS

     

    SECTION I                 1.         Call to Order

    1. Flag Salute
    2. Introduction of new members
    3. Introduction of Guest Speaker(s)
    4. Secretary’s Report – Readings of the minutes of the previous meeting and correspondence if any.
    5. Treasurer’s report
    6. President’s report
    7. Old Business
    8. New Business
    9. Adjournment

     

    ARTICLE XI - RULES OF PROCEDURE

     

    SECTION I                 Except as otherwise specifically provided in these By-Laws, all questions of order or procedure with respect to any meeting or action of the membership, its Board of Directors or any committee appointed hereunder shall be determined in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, as revised from time to time.

     

    ARTICLE XII - OFFICES AND COMMON FACILITIES

     

    SECTION I                 The registered office shall be established and maintained at

    68 Huntington Drive, Jackson, in the County of Ocean in the State of New Jersey in accordance with the rules and regulations of the FSSK-HOA.

     

    SECTION II               The use of Association Facilities other than the ballroom for approved monthly meetings must also be approved by the FSSK-HOA Board of Trustees.

     

    SECTION III              The rules and regulations of the FSSK-HOA will govern the use of the common facilities.

     

     

    ARTICLE XIII - FUNDRAISING

     

    SECTION I                 All fundraising activities must be approved by the Board of Directors.

     

     

    ARTICLE XIV - DISSOLUTION

     

    SECTION I                 Upon three-quarters majority vote of the membership to dissolve the ‘Club’ and after payments of or providing for the payment of all the club’s liabilities, the Club shall dispose of all of its assets. No Club Officer or Director or Member shall benefit in any way from the disposal of such assets. All assets shall be made available to an organization which is legally recognized as a not for profit by the Internal Revenue Service and is certified as a 501 (c) (3) organization. Such beneficiary organization should operate and serve the same or similar purpose. Any transfer of assets at dissolution shall be approved by the Board of Directors of the Club and shall be regulated by any United States Internal Revenue Service codes or regulations in force at the time of dissolution.

     

                                                                             

    Written: January 16, 2007

    Approved by Membership: February 20, 2007

    Amendment Proposed & Approved: March 20, 2007

    Amended By-Laws Distributed: March 26, 2007

    Amended as Approved by Membership: September 16, 2008

    Amended as Approved by the Membership: September 15, 2015

    Amended as Approved by the Membership: June 14, 2016

    Amended as Approved by the Membership: August 13, 2019

    Amended as Approved by the Membership: July 20, 2020