OF THE HOMESTEAD CIVIC LEAGUE
OF THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
We the residents
of the Homestead neighborhood, Virginia Beach, Virginia have banded
together to form the Homestead Civic League (hereafter referred
to as the "Civic League") to promote the welfare of the
residents of our community.
The name of the organization
shall be the Homestead Civic League.
The Civic League shall
be a nonprofit organization, operated exclusively for the purposes
beneficial to the interests of the residents of Homestead. All executives
of the Civic League shall serve without compensation from the organization.
No part of the income from the organization shall inure to the benefit
of any individuals.
Section II. The objectives
of the Civic League:
A. To unite the people
of our community in the bonds of friendship and citizenship.
B. To create and foster
the spirit of consideration among the people of our community.
C. To discuss the problems
of the people of our community and to possibly assist them in solving
D. To provide occasional
forums for full and free discussion of civic and governmental questions.
E. The league shall be
non-sectarian and non-partisan.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERS
Residents living in a
home within the boundaries of the Homestead neighborhood are eligible
for membership. Membership requires that annual dues be paid per
household. A resident may attend league meetings without paying
dues, but will not have any voting power.
The boundaries of the
Homestead neighborhood are defined in the Addendum to these Bylaws.
IV. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section I. Composition
The Executive Committee
shall be composed of four Officers. Its duties shall be to administer
the affairs of the Civic League as determined in regular or special
Section II. Titles
The Executive Committee
of the Civic League shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary,
Section III. Duties of
The President shall preside
at all meetings of the Civic League. He/she shall appoint Committee
chairpersons for the various functions outlined herein as he/she
deems advisable. The chairperson of all such committees shall appoint
members to carry out the purpose for which the committee was formed.
The Vice-President shall
assume the duties of the President in his/her absence. He/she shall
assume the duties of the Treasurer in the event of his/her absence.
The Secretary shall record and file the attendance and minutes of
all Civic League meetings, maintain the membership database, conduct
the Civic League’s correspondence and maintain a file of the
Civic League's records and documents, including the following: attendance,
minutes, newsletters, bylaws, correspondence, and other such documents
as may be required. He/she shall ensure that the directories and
newsletters are processed as directed.
The Treasurer shall administer
the Civic League’s financial matters, keep complete and accurate
records and submit a written treasurer's report at every meeting.
He/she shall: receive all monies due to the Civic League and deposit
them in the checking account; pay all proper Civic League bills;
handle transfers between checking and savings accounts as determined
by the membership; and keep all books up to date at all times. An
Audit Committee of at least three Civic League members shall audit
the Civic League's books annually.
V. REPLACEMENT OF AN OFFICER
Section I. Any officer may be removed from office by a petition,
signed by at least 40% of the Civic League members, requesting the
Section II. Any officer
may resign by submitting a written notification of such resignation
to the Executive Committee.
Section III. The President
shall appoint a replacement for the unexpired term of other vacated
Section IV. Elections
The offices of President,
Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected for a
term of two years. Executive Committee members shall assume their
official duties on January 1 of the year following the election.
Section IV. Nominations
Nominations for Executive
Committee positions shall occur in September. Elections will be held
Section I. General meetings
The civic league shall
hold general meetings a minimum of six times per year. Other meetings
may be held when necessary and may be called by the President or
by a majority of the Executive Committee.
Section II. Executive
Executive Committee meetings
may be called by the President or by the President at the request
of three or more members of the Executive Committee.
VII. FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of the
Civic League shall begin on January 1 and shall end on December
VIII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The rules contained in
the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised
shall govern the Civic League in all cases in which they are applicable
and in which they are not in conflict with the Bylaws of the Civic
A quorum at a General
Meeting shall consist of representatives of five percent (5%) of
may be amended only when a quorum is present and by a two-thirds
majority vote. Proposed amendments shall have been presented at
a prior meeting and notice of the proposed amendment, including
the article to be amended, shall be submitted to all member households
at least ten (10) days in advance of the next meeting, when it shall
be the first order of business after reading of the minutes.
ARTICLE XI. INDEMNIFICATION, HOLD HARMLESS
Homestead Civic League shall hold harmless and indemnify the officers, committee chairpersons, and committee members who are acting within the scope of their responsibilities, duties or these Bylaws.
These published ByLaws
of the Homestead Civic League omit the Addendum. The Addendum is
available only to members of the Homestead Civic League.