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Loreto Bay Golf Course

LORETO BAY GOLF CLUB
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

Article I - NAME of CLUB

The name of this golf club shall be Loreto Bay Golf Club.

Article II - PURPOSE

FIRST: To stimulate interest in golf at the Loreto Bay Golf Course by bringing together a group of golfers desirous of forming a golfing organization.

SECOND: To promote and foster among the members a closer bond and fraternity for their joint and mutual benefit, and to promote and conserve the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions.

THIRD: To encourage conformance to the USGA Rules of Golf by creating a representative authority.

FOURTH: To maintain a uniform system of handicapping as set forth in the USGA Handicap System and issue SCGA/USGA Handicap Indexes to the members.

FIFTH: To provide an authoritative body to govern and conduct club competitions.

Article III - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership shall be available to all men and women 18 years of age or older. There shall be a least 10 members.

Section 2. Memberships in the Club are individual and non-transferable and are associated with the Loreto Bay Golf Course, a privately owned and operated golf course.

Section 3. Only golfers with a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with fellow members and who can personally return scores for posting may be members and receive SCGA/USGA Handicap Indexes from the Club.

Section 4. Membership confers no voice in the operation of any golf courses, clubhouses nor any facilities of the courses.

Section 5. Membership confers no special privileges in connection with any golf course.

Section 6. Memberships in the Club are for one year only, with memberships expiring one year from joining date.

Section 7. The fiscal year for the Club will be January 1st through December 31st.

Section 8. Each candidate for membership shall be proposed and seconded by two active members in good standing. The Board of Directors shall act upon each proposal by vote, negative votes by any two directors shall disqualify any candidate.

Section 9. The Board of Directors may confer honorary memberships upon those whom they feel have contributed to the advancement of golf. The unanimous affirmative vote of the Board shall be required to approve such action.

Section 10. In the event that any member of the Loreto Bay Golf Club shall commit any act which reflects discredit or disrepute thereon or shall refuse or neglect to comply with the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors or the duly appointed officers, such member shall be subject to suspension or expulsion by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting or special meeting called for such purpose or by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 11. The annual meeting of the Loreto/Baja Golf Club shall be held in the second half of October. The Board of Directors shall provide for the holding of such other meetings as may be deemed necessary or desirable, and they shall call special meetings upon written petition signed by not less than twenty percent of the membership.

Section 12. A legal quorum at any general membership meeting shall be ten members present in person or by proxy. Each active member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote either in person or by signed proxy.

Section 13. Membership fees and dues shall be established by the Board of Directors in such amounts as they deem to be adequate to operate and maintain the Loreto Bay Golf Club. Members shall be liable for dues until their written resignation has been received and accepted. All monies collected shall accrue to the benefit of the membership.

Article IV - BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, and COMMITTEES

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of five members and they shall exercise all powers of management of the Loreto Bay Golf Club not specifically excepted by these By-Laws. The Board of Directors shall include a representaive of the Ostar Corporation, the General Manager of the Loreto Bay Golf Course, and the President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Loreto Bay Golf Club.

Section 2. The officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and their duties shall be such as their titles would indicate or such as may be assigned to them respectively by the Board of Directors from time to time. The officers shall be elected to serve an annual term beginning immediately after their election at the annual meeting of the general membership. Solicitaion for nominations to such offices will be diseminated to the membership by eMail by the currently serving secretary at least three weeks prior to the meeting. Ballots will be diseminated by eMail to the membership one week before the meeting. Proxy votes received by mail or from confirmed eMail addresses at least two days prior to the meeting shall be valid. Ballots collected from members at the meeting shall be counted along with those received earlier and the results announced at the meeting.

Section 3. The Board of Directors shall authorize and define the powers and duties of all committees. Chairs and members of all committees shall be appointed by the President, and the President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

The following committees shall be appointed as the President may deem necessary or advisable:

Tournament Committee, to arrange and schedule with the management of any golf course as necessary, and conduct all intra-club and inter-club competitions.

Handicap Committee, composed primarily of members with the responsibility to establish a fair and proper system of handicaps in accordance with procedures set forth in the USGA Handicap System Manual and requirements of the Southern California Golf Association.

Membership Committee, to investigate and act upon all applications for membership and to recommend appropriate action to the Board of Directors.

Social Committee, to encourage and arrange social entertainment features and events for special occasions.

Article V - AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS

The Board of Directors shall have the power to repeal or amend any of these By-Laws provided that such action shall not become permanent until approved by a majority vote of the members of Loreto Bay Golf Club present at a meeting held in accordance with the provisions contained herein.

If you are interested in joining The Loreto Bay Golf Club, pick up an application at the course or eMail us at:

membership@loretogolf.net

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