Who are we
The Washington Home Owners Association was established in 1959 dedicating itself to the understanding of the common needs of the community and to the public service for the community, state and nation. With the purpose to promote the general welfare of the residents of Washington Manor.
Members of the WHOA reside within the stated boundaries of Washington Manor, are renters, home owners, and mobile home owners residing in Washington Manor and residential property owners of Washington Manor residing outside the Manor who agree to abide by the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation of the Washington Home Owners Association.
Membership dues of $10.00 enables the WHOA to continue to support various projects within Washington Manor.
BYLAWS for the WASHINGTON HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION
An association of homeowners, residents, and closely interested allies in the Washington Manor area of the city of San Leandro, county of Alameda, State of california, United States of America, is hereby established, dedicating itself to the intelligent understanding of the common needs of the community, and to the public service for the community, state and nation.
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this corporation is "Washington Home Owners Association", located in the City of San Leandro, County of Alameda, State of California, United States of America.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
The purpose of the corporation shall be to promote the general welfare of residents of Washington Manor.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 : Members
Members of this corporation shall be those persons described in Article V of the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation, and the membership shall be acquires and shall terminate as therein provided.
Section 2 : Associate Members
Associate members of this corporation shall consist of any family residing within the stated boundaries of Washington Manor who are : Renters residing in Washington Manor, mobile home owners residing in Washington Manor, and residential property owners of Washington Manor and residing outside the Manor who agree to abide by the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation of the Washington Manor Owners Association. Each Associate Member shall be equal, except that no more than three may serve on the Board of Directors at the same time, and shall at no time hold the office of President.
Section 3 : Honorary Members
Honorary members of this corporation shall consist of any adult whose business or other interest closely ally him with the everyday life and pattern of Washington Manor and whose name has been duly placed in nomination before the Board of Directors of this corporation and whose nomination has been subsequently voted upon favorably by the majority of Board members attending a regular meeting. Honorary membership shall have no voting or other privileges beyond those stated within this section of the Bylaws. Honorary membership may be rescinded at any time by majority action of the Board of Directors at any regular meeting.
Section 4 : Powers of Directors
The Directors shall have powers in addition to the powers given by law :
#1 To appoint and remove, at pleasure, all officers and/or Board members, agents, and employees of the corporation, prescribe their powers and duties, fix their compensation, and require from them faithful service.
#2 To conduct, manage, and control the affairs and business of the corporation, and make rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of the State of California, the Articles of Incorporation, or these Bylaws for the guidance of the officers and management of the affairs of the corporation.
#3 To declare the vacancy of a Director's seat after non-attendance of three (3) consecutive regular Board of Director's meetings, unless good cause is shown. A finding of a majority of the Director's on the question of good cause shall be conclusive.
ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS
Section 1 : Selection, tenure, and compensation
The officers shall be President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and Treasurer who shall be chosen annually by the Board of Directors at the April meeting, and shall hold office for one (1) year, or at the pleasure of the Board. Officers which become vacant before the regular April Board meeting shall be filled by election among the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, in it's discretion, may also choose one or more vice-presidents, and one or more assistant secretaries, which additional officers shall also hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, and shall have such authority and perform such duties as may be provided in these Bylaws, or as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.
Section 2 : Officers and Duties
The President, or in his/her absence the Vice-President, shall perform the following duties and functions:
-He/she shall preside at all Board and general meetings
-He/she shall sign as President all contracts and other instruments in writing when authorized to do so.
-He/she shall have, subject to the advice of the Board of Directors, general discretion of the affairs of the corporation. He/she shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by these bylaws or the Board of Directors. He/she shall call the Directors together whenever he/she deems it necessary, and must do so at the request of any three (3) directors. The President may serve in an ex-official capacity on all committees.
The Vice-President shall act for the corporation in the absence of the President.
The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the corporation and it's meetings. He/she shall keep the corporate seal of the corporation and shall sign, as Secretary, all contracts and instruments in writing when authorized to do so, and affix the said corporate seal to all papers requiring a seal. He/she shall serve all notices required either by lay or by the Bylaws of the corporation, but in case of his/her absence, inability, refusal, or neglect to do so, then such notices may be served by any person there unto directed by the President of the Corporation.
The treasure shall keep proper account books and cause to be kept and maintained accurate and correct accounts of the affairs of the corporation. He/she shall cause all funds of the corporation to be deposited in the name of the corporation and in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. All funds shall be withdrawn and disbursed by checks drawn and signed as the Board of Directors may direct. He/she shall render to the Directors, upon request, and accounting of transactions and of financial condition of the corporation, and shall have such powers and perform other duties as may be prescribed by these Bylaws, or the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VII - MEETINGS
(A) MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 : Regular meetings of the general membership may be called at any time by the Board of Directors, and they shall be held in the county of Alameda, state of California, at a place designated by the Board of Directors, at an hour to be fixed by the President.
Section 2 : At all meetings of the membership, each member shall be entitled to as many votes as are provided in Article V of the Articles of Incorporation and Article III of the Bylaws.
(B) DIRECTOR'S MEETINGS
Section 1 : Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held monthly.
Section 2 : Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any time. Notice of such meetings shall be given to each director personally, or by telephone, telegram, or mail, at least forty-eight (48) hours before such meetings, whenever possible.
Section 3 : A majority of active directors constitute a quorum