ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION


ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
OF
CAROLINA BEACH INLET ASSOCIATION



ARTICLE I
NAME

The name of  the  association  shall be  Carolina Beach Inlet Association.

ARTICLE II
PRINCIPAL OFFICE

The Association mailing address shall be: P.O. Box 1099, Carolina Beach, NC  28428. The Association may have such offices as may from time be designated by its members or its executive committee.

ARTICLE III
PURPOSES

The purposes of this Association shall be:

(a) To coordinate the raising of funds for the long range dredging,
Maintenance, and maintaining safety for commercial, pleasure, emergency traffic through Carolina Beach Inlet for city, county, federal and any other source.
(b) To inform and educate the public and governments of the economics and benefits of keeping Carolina Beach Inlet dredged and maintained for safety.

(c) Elect officers and directors needed to manage the association.

(d) To provide a united and strong voice to any municipal, governmental, or other regulatory or rule making body.

(e) To do anything necessary and proper for the accomplishment of any purposes set forth in the statement of principles adopted by the founders of this association.

 (f) This Association is organized and operated for the above stated purposes, and for other nonprofit purposes, and no part of any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private member.

ARTICLE IV
                                POWERS

In furtherance of the objects described above, but not in limitation thereof, the Association shall have power to collect and disseminate Articles of Association statistics and other information, to conduct investigations, to engage in various fund-raising activities, to conduct promotion activities, including advertising and publicity, in or by any suitable manner or media, to hire personnel as necessary to aid in the accomplishment of its purposes, to have representatives appear before any regulatory commission or other group, and to hold such property as is necessary to accomplish its purposes.

 


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ARTICLE V MEMBERSHIP

Membership.  Anyone who is an owner, operator or captain of a charter headboat, commercial vessel, recreational boat, merchant or businessman having an interest in the activities of the Association, and those persons working on the boats or in the businesses. The area of membership is primarily the Southeastern section of North Carolina, but certainly not limited to just this area. All members have full voting and other privileges, provided he is qualified under such rules as the membership committee may provide.

Each member shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of the Association. They may serve as an officer, committee chairman or a member of any committee, as elected or appointed. Proxy voting is permitted.

 ARITICLE V                                                       
                                 DUES

The annual dues required for membership in the Association shall be determined by the vote of the members, on recommendation of the Executive Committee. Dues may be varied from year to year, but dues shall be the same for all members.

Dues shall be $100.00 per year and shall be due and payable each and every year. Membership is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year.


No initiation fee shall be charged.

ARTICLE VI    
 MEETINGS

(a) Meeting. There shall be an annual meeting of the Association during the month of September, unless otherwise ordered by the executive   committee, for electing officers, receiving reports, and transacting other business. Meetings shall be open to all members. Notice of these meetings, issued by the secretary, shall be mailed to the last recorded address of each member at least ten (10) days before the time appointed for the meeting.


(b) Monthly meetings. There shall be monthly meetings of the                            Association held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM.  Meetings    shall be open to all members. The meetings will be held at the American Legion Pavilion, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Notice of monthly meetings is required, either by mail or by telephone.  Any and all business of the Association may be conducted at any monthly meeting, except that annual elections shall only be held at the annual meeting.

      (c) Other meetings.   Additional meetings may be held as necessary or desirable as determined by a vote at any monthly meeting.  Notice of additional meetings shall be given ten (10) days prior to said meeting to
 
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all active and associate members not present at the meeting so voting for an additional meeting.


(d) Quorum. A majority of the board of directors of this association, when present at any meeting, shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VIII
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

(a) Elective Officers.   The elective officers of this Association shall be a president, vice president, secretary and a treasurer. Other offices and officers may be established and appointed by the members of the Association at the regular annual meeting.

The officers will serve one year terms until elections are held at the annual meeting shall be:

President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:

(b) DIRECTORS.   This Association shall have five directors (5):  The initial election of the Directors two (2) Directors will be elected for 1 year term and three (3) will be elected for 2 year terms. Thereafter all Directors will be elected for 2 years.


ARTICLE IX
AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES

These articles may be amended or repeated, in whole or in part, by a majority vote at any meeting of the association.

ARTICLE X BYLAWS

Bylaws will be hereafter adopted. Such bylaws may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, in the manner provided therein, and the amendments to the bylaws shall be binding on all members, including those who may have voted against them.

ARTICLE XI
DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY ON DISSOLUTION

In the event of dissolution of this Association its property shall be donated to any non-profit organization with the same goals of keeping Carolina Beach Inlet dredged. If no organization of this nature exists, then the funds should go to the Pleasure Island Senior Citizens Organization and the Carolina Beach Park and Recreation Department, in equal shares. In the event either of these organizations are no longer functioning, their share shall be given to any entity or organization which most closely performs the tasks and duties of the then defunct organization, as shall be determined by the organization.


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President

ATTEST:

 


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Secretary





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