THE CONSTITUTION OF LAKE SULLIVAN ASSOCIATION, INC.
The name of this corporation is Lake Sullivan Association, Inc. (hereafter referred to as Association)
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
Section 1. The Association shall promote and maintain the environmental, economic, and recreational protection of Lake Sullivan and vicinity and to do any and all things reasonably necessary to accomplish said purpose.
Section 2. The Association shall work in conjunction with federal, state, and local agencies, public and private, to maintain the quality of the lake.
Section 3. The Association shall provide resources relating to the protection and quality of Lake Sullivan area and its wildlife.
Section 4. The Association shall inform the general membership of civil concerns affecting the purposes of the Association.
Section 5. The property of this Association is irrevocably dedicated to section 501 (C) (3) exempt purposes. No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered.
Section 6. The organization shall be of perpetual duration.
Article III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership shall be open to all interested persons who share a concern for the purpose of the Association.
Section 2. The personal liability of members for corporate obligations shall be limited to the amount of the membership fee as established in the bylaws of this corporation.
Section 3. This corporation shall have no capital stock, but in lieu thereof, shall obtain the necessary operating capital through membership fees and assessments as established in the bylaws. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to accept or reject applications for membership.
ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
Section1. The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.
Section 2. Duties of the officers are:
The President shall preside at all annual and special meetings of the Association and shall represent the Association at all official functions. The President of the Association is also the CEO of the gambling operation.
The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President, fulfill the duties of the President. Further, the Vice President shall fulfill other duties as designated by the President.
The Secretary shall record and maintain minutes of all annual, board, and special meetings and shall manage all routine correspondence of the Association.
The Treasurer shall record all revenues and expenditures as authorized, and present, to the Association, a yearly report of income and expenditures no later than March 31st each year.
The salaries of the officers will be reviewed when deemed appropriate and voted on at the Spring or Fall Meeting. The monthly salaries are not to exceed: President $250.00, Vice President $100.00 and Secretary/Treasurer $200.00.
Section 3. Election of Officers.
Officers shall be elected by a simple majority of official ballots cast by members at the fall meeting of the Association. Proxy votes will not be accepted. The term of office shall be for 2 years and thereafter until their qualified successors are duly elected.
The Executive Board shall fill a vacant office by appointing a member to serve until the next the next scheduled election of officers, which takes place at the Fall Meeting.
ARTICLE V: EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the three- (3) officers of the Association and the preceding President who shall act as Chairman or another past President if the preceding President is unable to serve. The Executive Board shall guide the activities of the Association, protect its’ interests and recommend improvements.
Section 2. If the position of Chairman of the Executive Board is vacant, the three- (3) officers of the Association shall appoint a member to serve as Chairman.
Section 3. For meetings of the Executive Board, three members including the Chairman shall constitute a quorum.
Section 4. The Executive Board shall meet as required by the President or Board Chairman.
ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS
Section 1. The annual meetings of the Association shall be held in the spring and fall at the place selected by the President. Other meetings of the Association may be determined as to time and place at a regular meeting or by the Executive Board.
Section 2. Special meetings of the Association may be called by the President, the Executive Board or by the written request of at least twenty-five (25) members. Adequate notice shall be provided to all members at least fourteen (14) days before such meeting.
Section 3. At all meetings, those members present shall constitute a quorum.
Section 4. All officers, except the President, may vote on any question. In the case of a tie, the question will be reconsidered for discussion, and the final vote, including the President’s will be taken by secret ballot.
ARTICLE VIII: ADDRESS
The location and post office address of Lake Sullivan Association, Inc. registered in this state is Box 16, Hillman, Minnesota 56338.
ARTICLE IX: VOTING
Section 1. Each person’s paid membership is entitled to one (1) vote.
Section 2. At the annual meetings, voted issues shall be determined by paid membership cards. Proxy votes will not be accepted.
When necessary, Robert’s Rules of Order will be consulted for recommended procedures for Association and Executive Board meetings.