Bylaws

Bylaws 2017 - Completed Draft (.pdf file)



CALIFORNIA BOATING SAFETY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I

ORGANIZATION

The name of this Association shall be the California Boating Safety Officers Association. It is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, formed under the Nonprofit Corporation Laws of the State of California. It is an incorporation of a preexisting unincorporated association of the same name.

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE

The objectives and purposes of this Association shall be:
To provide service to the boating public.

To develop a spirit of cooperation among those who have dedicated themselves to boating safety.

To encourage, endorse, and propose legislation which the membership considers important to the advancement of boating safety.

To inform the members through periodical bulletins or newsletters, or electronic communications.

To encourage standardization and uniformity in the operation and management of boating safety education and enforcement.

To provide representation for the membership in matters related to boating safety and enforcement.

To promote those activities designed to result in the availability of additional academic and/or vocational training for the benefit of the
members.

To provide for the social and recreational needs of the membership and to build and maintain group harmony and strength.

To receive, hold, and disburse gifts, bequests, devises, and other funds for these purposes.

To own and maintain or to lease suitable real property and buildings and equipment, and any other personal property which is deemed necessary.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1. QUALIFICATIONS

Membership in this Association is extended to all persons, organizations or agencies that successfully complete the following criteria.

File an application form as provided by the Board of Directors.

Pay dues and/or assessments as described in this article.

Meet the specific qualifications as set forth by one of the membership
classes as described further in this article.

This section shall not affect the membership standing of all members of this Association as of the date of its incorporation.

SECTION 2. MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

Membership shall consist of two classes: voting and non-voting.

  1. a)The voting membership shall consist of Affiliate, and Life Members.

 

Affiliate Members shall consist of members of Federal, State, County or local governmental agencies or entities who are actively engaged in boating safety and/or law enforcement programs. Officers or members of the Board of Directors of this organization are limited to Affiliate members only.

Life Member is anyone who has been an Affiliate member and who has been designated Life Member for his or her
contribution to this Association by the Board of Directors.

  1. b)The non-voting membership shall consist of Associate, Sponsoring and
    Honorary members.

 

Associate Members shall consist of Federal, State, County, or Local
governmental agencies or entity actively engaged in boating safety
programs.

Sponsoring Member is also anyone who either through their
employment or through voluntary service demonstrates their interest in boating safety and law enforcement.

Honorary Member is anyone who has been designated Honorary
Member for his or her contribution to boating safety or law
enforcement by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 3. DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

Each member in good standing must pay to the Association, on the conditions set by the Board of Directors, the annual dues and/or special assessments in amounts to be fixed from time to time by the Board of Directors and approved
by simple majority of the voting membership present at any Annual Meeting, or at any special meeting called for that purpose. Dues are annually assessed to Affiliate and Sponsoring members. Honorary members are not assessed dues. Life Members may be assessed a onetime fee as determined by the Board of directors.

Annual dues are payable to the Association on the first day of January and shall be considered delinquent upon adjournment of the Annual
Meeting of the same year;

All dues are payable in cash, check, money order or electronic means and shall be paid to an Association officer in a manner directed by the Board of Directors;

Any member terminating from this Association shall not be liable for dues owing and shall not receive a refund for dues paid regardless of the
date of termination.

SECTION 4. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

The terminating authority shall be the Board of Directors who may terminate any membership upon occurrence of any of the following events:

The resignation of the member;

The failure of a member to pay dues for a period of thirty (30) days after
the date upon which the dues become delinquent;

The determination of the Board that the member has failed in a material and serious degree to observe the Bylaws or rules and regulations of this
Association. Upon such determination the member must be given at least 15 days prior notice, and the reasons therefore, and provided an opportunity for the member to be heard by the Board, orally, orin writing, or by electronic means not Less than five days before the effective date of the expulsion.

SECTION 5. ADVISORY MEMBERS

Persons may be elected as advisory members by majority vote of the Board at any regular meeting. Persons elected as advisory members shall be those who, because of their special expertise or position in the community, can assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities. Advisory members shall serve without Board vote nor pay dues, and shall serve for a three year term, subject to re~ election for an indefinite number of three year terms. There is no limit on the number of advisory members.

ARTICLE IV

MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

SECTION 1. ANNUAL MEETINGS

The Annual Meeting of members shalt be held once a year at a place and time designated by the Board of Directors provided that the Board notifies the membership as provided in Section 4 of this article.

SECTION 2. REGIONAL MEETINGS

Regional meetings of members may be held once a year at a place and time designated by the regional director provided that the regional director notifies the membership within his or her region as provided in Section 4 of this article.

SECTION 3. SPECIAL MEETINGS

A special meeting may be requested by five percent or more of the members. The request for a special meeting must be submitted in writing to the President or appropriate regional director. The regional director and President shall
notify each other upon receiving a request for a special meeting. The written request must state the matter of the meeting and the urgency. The President and or regional director, within ten (10) days after receiving such request, shall call a special meeting provided that notice is given as provided in section 4 of this article.

SECTION 4. NOTICE OF MEMBERS MEETINGS

The general membership shall be notified in writing at least thirty days (30) prior to any meeting. The notice shall be posted on the Association website, in the newsletter, the Beacon, by electronic means, and or mailed
first-class pre-paid to the most recent address of the member as shown on the Association roster. The notice will contain the date and time of the meeting,
the meeting place, and the purpose or agenda of the meeting.

SECTION 5. QUORUM

Those members present at any meeting shall constitute a quorum provided that the meeting was preceded by proper notice and at least a simple majority of the Board of Directors is present.

SECTION 6. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Meetings of members and meetings of the Board of Directors shall be chaired by the President of the Association. Regional meetings may be chaired by the appropriate regional director if the President is unavailable. Except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, Roberts Rules of Order, revised, shall regulate the conduct of meetings.

SECTION 7. VOTING

Any voting member in good standing and in attendance at any members
meeting may vote. Voting may be by voice or ballot except in elections for
Officers or the Board of Directors. When there are multiple candidates for any Officer or Board of Directors position voting shall be done by ballot. Voting for the Officers or the Board of Directors shall take place at the Annual Three Day Training Symposium. Nominations can be made to the designated Sergeant at
Arms prior to the call of the vote or from the Floor before the vote is called. The affirmative or negative vote of the majority of the members present at any meeting shall be deemed the act of the members, unless the vote is, in fact, to
amend the Bylaws, remove a director or officer, in which case, the vote must be held by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those members present at a meeting called for that purpose. Balloted voting shall be made available upon request.

SECTION 8. PROXIES

No member of this Association shall be allowed a proxy for the purpose of voting on any issue. This section does not preclude any member from announcing the opinion of another member at any meeting provided that the opinion stated is valid.

ARTICLE V

MEETINGS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1. ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting of the Board shall be held once a year at a place and time designated by the Board of Directors provided that the Board causes each member to be notified as provided in section 4 for Article IV of these Bylaws.

SECTION 2. SPECIAL MEETING

Special meetings of the Board for any purpose may be called at any time by any board member. The member calling the special meeting shall notify the other Board members by any method which has been previously agreed upon by the Board.

SECTION 3. QUORUM

All directors' meetings shall have more than fifty percent (50) of the directors present in person, by telephonic communication, electronic video screen, or by electronic transmission to fulfill a quorum for the transaction of business. Any board meeting may be held by such conference audio and/video communication, or other communications equipment. Participation in a meeting through use of conference telephone or electronic video screen communication shall constitute presence in person at the meeting as long as (a) each Director participating in the meeting can communicate concurrently with all other Directors; and (b) each Director is provided the means of participating in all matters before the Board, including the capacity to propose, or to interpose an objection to, a specific action to be taken by the Board.

SECTION 4. WAIVER OF NOTICE

Notice of a meeting need not be given to any Director who, either before or after the meeting, signs a waiver of notice, a written consent to the holding of the meeting, or an approval of the minutes of the meeting. The waiver of notice or consent need not specify the purpose of the meeting. All such
waivers, consents, and approvals shall be filed with the corporate records or made a part of the minutes of the meetings. Notice of a meeting need not be given to any Director who attends the meeting and who, before or at the beginning of the meeting, does not protest the lack of notice to him or her.

SECTION 5. ACTION WITHOUT MEETING

Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all of the members, individually or collectively, consent in writing to that action. Such action shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Board. In an emergency, a unanimous telephonic or electronic consent will satisfy this requirement.

SECTION 6. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT

Directors and members of Committees shall not receive compensation for their services as Directors or Committee members; however, they may receive reimbursement of expenses as follows:

Directors and members of Committees of the Board may be reimbursed for reasonable and or actual expenses incurred on behalf of the Association, as fixed or determined by the Board of Directors.

Expenses incurred by other members on behalf of the Association
shall be reimbursed following approval and to the extent approved by
the Board of Directors.

Expenses for attending meetings incurred by officers, board members
or other members on behalf of the Association may be reimbursed
after the function is pre approved by the Board of Directors.

All trips involving air travel or at least one overnight stay must be approved in advance by the Board of Directors in order to be reimbursed.

SECTION 7. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Meetings of the Board shall be chaired by the President of the Association.
Except as otherwise provided, Roberts Rules of Order, revised, shall govern the conduct of meetings.

ARTICLE VI

DIRECTORS

SECTION 1. POWERS

Subject to California law and these Bylaws, the business and affairs of the Association shall be managed and all powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Board of Directors. Without prejudice to these general powers, subject to the same limitations, the directors shall have the power to:

Select and remove any officers, agents, and employees of the
Association and prescribe any powers and duties for them that are consistent with law and these Bylaws.

Borrow money and incur indebtedness on behalf of the Association and
cause to be executed and delivered for the Association's purposes, in the Association's name, promissory notes, bonds, debentures, deeds of trust, mortgages, pledges, and other evidence of debt and securities, except that none of these shall exceed five- thousand dollars ($5,000.00) without approval of a majority of the voting membership present at a meeting where this matter is on the agenda.

Appoint committees for any purpose and empower those committees as
though they are acting as the Board.

SECTION 2. NUMBER AND QUALIFICATIONS OF DIRECTORS

The authorized number of directors shall be two times the number of regions, plus elected positions.

Two directors shall come from within each region contained within this
Association.

One director shall be the Association President who has been duly elected by the membership. Notwithstanding his other powers as a Board member, the President shall act as chairman of the Board and shall have whatever power is given him/ her by the California Nonprofit Corporations Code, the general membership, the Bylaws, and the Board of Directors.

SECTION 3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIRECTORS

Northern Director (2). Shall be a member in good standing and shall be
deemed within the region that he or she carries out the duties of boating
safety and/or law enforcement as assigned by his or her agency or
organization. He or She shall coordinate dates with the Southern Director for Annual One Day Training Symposium's. The dates and locations of Training Symposium's should be announced as early as possible to the membership and coordinated along with the Board of Directors. May act as the Regional Association contact for Annual Three Day Training Symposium's.

Central Director (2). Shall be a member in good standing and shall be
deemed within the region that he or she carries out the duties of boating
safety and/or law enforcement as assigned by his or her agency or
organization. He or She may assist the Northern Directors or Southern
Directors in efforts for the membership and Training Symposium's.

Southern Director (2). Shall be a member in good standing and shall be deemed within the region that he or she carries out theduties of boating
safety and/ or law enforcement as assigned by his or her agency or
organization. He or She shall coordinate dates with the Southern Director for Annual One Day Training Symposium's. The dates and locations of Training Symposium's should be announced as early as possible to the membership and coordinated along with the Board of Directors. May act as the Regional Association contact for Annual Three Day Training Symposium's.

Director At Large. Shall be responsible for tasks assigned by the Board of Directors and assistance with Association Training and Publication of the Newsletter/Magazine, The Beacon. May also be tasked with assistance of electronic publication, and/ or social media coordination, and/or the association website.

SECTION 4. TERM OF OFFICE OF DIRECTORS

Directors shall take office upon the adjournment of the Annual Meeting at which they were duly elected. However, if any Annual Meeting is not held or the directors are not elected at the Annual Meeting, they may be elected at any special meeting held for that purpose. Each director, including a director elected or appointed to fill a vacancy or a director elected at a special meeting, shall hold office until expiration of the term for which elected or appointed and/or until a successor has been elected or appointed.
The term of each office of this organization is one year, and the holder of an office may be elected to additional terms.

SECTION 5. RESIGNATION OF DIRECTORS

Except as provided below, any Director may resign by giving written notice to the president, or to the secretary of the Corporation. The resignation shall be effective when the notice is given unless it specifies a later time for the resignation to become effective. If a Director's resignation is effective at a later time, the Board may elect a successor to take office as of the date when the resignation becomes effective. Except upon notice to the California Attorney General, no Director may resign if the Corporation would be left
without a duly elected Director.

SECTION 6. REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS

Any Director may be removed, with cause, by the vote of the majority of the Directors of the entire Board at a special meeting called for that purpose, Of at a regular meeting, provided written notice of that meeting and of the removal
questions are given to all Directors seven days in advance of such meeting.
Any Director who does not attend three successive Board meetings without excuse may be removed from the Board by Board resolution at a regular or special meeting by vote of a majority of the Directors present, without such special written notice, unless: (a) the Director requests a leave of absence for a limited period of time, and the leave is approved by the Directors at a regular Of special meeting (if such leave is granted, the number of Board Directors will be reduced by one in determining whether a quorum is or is not present); or (b) the Director suffers from an illness or disability that prevents him or her from attending meetings and the Board by resolution waives the removal procedure of this subsection.

SECTION 7. VACANCIES

A vacancy in the Board shall be deemed to exist on the occurrence of any of the following:

the death, resignation, or removal of any director;

the declaration by Board resolution of a vacancy of the office of the
director;

the two-thirds (2/3) vote of the membership to remove a director.

Any vacancy of the Board of Directors shall be filled either by the election of a
new director from and by the vacancy's constituency, or by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 8. NOMINATIONS OF DIRECTORS

Nominations for directorship may be submitted at the annual members
meeting. Nominations may be made by any voting member present of a
nominee present, or by a member present of a nominee not present but who has filed a notice of acceptance with an Association officer or Board member. In any case, the nominee must orally or by writing accept a nomination at said meeting. Persons nominating and persons nominated must be from the same constituency for which a director is to be elected.

SECTION 9. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

The Secretary and/or an appointed Sergeant at Arms of the Association shall cause the distribution of ballots for the election of directors to voting members at the Annual Meeting. The ballot shall contain the names of the nominees and the position to which nominated. The Secretary shall cause the collection of all valid ballots and be responsible for the account of the valid ballots.
The Secretary and the Immediate Past President, and/or an appointed Sergeant at Arms or another member designated by the current President in the absence of either the Secretary or the Past President, shall count the ballots.

Candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the vacancies that exist shall be elected to fill said vacancies.

ARTICLE VII

COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. COMMITTEES OF MEMBERS

The Board of Directors may, by resolution adopted by a majority vote of directors-present, designate one or more committees to serve at the pleasure of the Board. Any committee, to the extent provided in the resolution, shall have all the authority designated by the Board, except that no committee may:

Take any final action on matters that requires members, approval;

Fill any vacancies on the Board of Directors or any committee or appoint any other committees or members of same;

Amend or repeal Bylaws, rules, and regulations;

Amend or repeal any resolution of the Board;

Fix compensation of committee members or directors.

SECTION 2. MEETINGS AND ACTIONS OF COMMITTEES

Meetings of committees shall be governed by and taken in accordance with the provisions of Article V of these Bylaws, with such changes in the context as are necessary to substitute the committee and its members for the Board and its members. Special meetings may be called by the Board of Directors for committees. The Board may adopt rules for the government of any committee not inconsistent with the provisions of these Bylaws.

ARTICLE VIII

OFFICERS

SECTION 1. NUMBER OF OFFICERS

The officers of this Association shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director, and Immediate Past President.

The Board of Directors may appoint and may authorize other officers to appoint other officers that the business of the Association may require, each of whom shall have the title, hold the office for the term, have the authority, and perform the duties specified by the Board.

SECTION 2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The officers of the Association shall be elected by the member in the same manner as described for the election of directors in Article VI of these Bylaws, concerning the term of office, vacancies, nominations, and elections of officers, with such changes in the context as are necessary to substitute the officers for the Board of Directors, except the Immediate Past President.

SECTION 3. REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

Subject to the rights, if any, of an officer under any contract of employment, any officer may be removed, with cause, by the Board of Directors at any annual or special meeting if said officer was appointed by the Board. Removal of an officer who was duly elected shall be the right of the constituency of said officer.

SECTION 4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICERS

Every officer of this Association shall be administered an oath of office which states in part, that he or she will faithfully serve the California Boating Safety Officers Association and that he or she will obey and enforce the applicable provisions of the California Nonprofit Corporations Code, and the Bylaws, rules, and regulations of this Association. Aside from whatever duties as may be given them, the officers of the Association shall have the duties and responsibilities as follows:

President. The President is a member of the Board of Directors and the chief executive officer of the Association. He or she shall have the responsibility of supervision over other officers elected or appointed,
unless the Board of Directors relieves him or her of that responsibility. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Board and meetings of members. The President shall have supervisory power over all committees and shall be responsible for committee reports and actions. The President shall be responsible to ensure that all Training and Annual Training Symposiums are provided to the membership, and assign tasks to the Directors to ensure quality and consistency in training opportunities.

Vice President. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President until such time as the President returns, is rehabilitated, or until such time as a successor
is elected to fill a vacancy left by the President, and when so. acting, shall have the same powers of the Presidency.

Secretary. The Secretary shall attend to the following:

Keep, or cause to be kept, a book of minutes of all meetings and actions of the Board of Directors, committees, and members.

Keep, or cause to be kept, a record of the Association officers and members. The record shall contain the name, address, phone number, electronic address, and agency or organization of each.

Give, or cause to be given, notice to all members of all meetings, election results, and' other such notices as required by these Bylaws and Board of Directors.

Serve as Chair of the Membership Committee and ensure all
membership related notices, correspondence, collection of annual association dues and all current member information is correct and current. The Secretary shall maintain member contact information and maintain that information in a data base, which includes working with the Treasurer for collection of annual membership dues.

 

Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall attend to the following:
Keep, or cause to be kept, adequate and correct books and accounts of the properties and business transactions of the Association, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, retained earnings, and other matters customarily included in financial statements. The book of accounts shall be open to any director at reasonable times.

Deposit all monies and other association valuables in the name and into the credit of the Association with such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. Disburse the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Board. Render to the Board or the President whenever they request it, an account of all of his or her transactions as the chief financial officer of the Association.

The Treasurer shall provide an annual report to the Membership
at the Annual Training.

Immediate Past President.

The Immediate Past President shall act as an advisor to the President and other officers of the Association and the Board In elections by ballot, voting orally or by ballot, he or she shall have the power and responsibility to count and authenticate such vote
or ballot.

Executive Director.

The Executive Director shall work closely with the President as a consultant and have the responsibility to maintain sponsors and fund raising efforts for the association. The Executive Director also may direct political efforts in coordination with the President and Board of Directors. The Executive Director may facilitate property arrangements for training symposium venues. Sponsor
communication may be coordinated with the Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Director may be assigned additional tasks by the President
or the Board of Directors.

SECTION 5. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICERS
For a person to become an officer in the Association, he or she must meet the following qualifications:
Must have been a member of the Association in good standing for one (1)
year prior to the date of election;
Must have been duly elected to the position by the membership as
provided in these Bylaws, or duly appointed to the position by the Board
of Directors, except in the case of the Immediate Past President.
Must have served in the capacity of a Director for at least one year prior
to election as an officer.

ARTICLE IX

INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER AGENTS

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Corporation shall indemnify its Directors, officers, employees, and other persons described in Corporations Code section 5238(a) including persons formerly occupying any such positions, against all expenses, judgments, fines, settlements, and other amounts actually and reasonably incurred by them in connection with any "proceeding," as that term is used in that section, and including an action by or in the right of the Corporation, by reason of the fact that the person is or was a person described in that section. "Expenses," as used in this bylaw, shall have the same meaning as in that section of the Corporations Code.

On written request to the Board by any person seeking indemnification under Corporations Code section 5238(b) or section 5238(c), the Board shall promptly decide under Corporations Code section 5238(e) whether the applicable standard of conduct set forth in Corporations Code section 5238(b) or section 5238(c) has been met and, if so, the Board shall authorize indemnification.
To the fullest extent permitted by law and except as otherwise determined by the Board in a specific instance, expenses incurred by a person seeking indemnification under these Bylaws in defending any proceeding covered by those Code sections shall be advanced by the Corporation before final
disposition of the proceeding, on receipt by the Corporation of an undertaking by or on behalf of that person that the advance will be repaid unless it is ultimately found that the person is entitled to be indemnified by the Corporation for those expenses.

The Corporation shall have the right, and shall use its best efforts, to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of its officers, Directors, employees, and other agents, to cover any liability asserted against or incurred by any officer, Director, employee, or agent in such capacity or arising from the officer's, Director's, employee's, or agent's status as such.

ARTICLE X

RECORDS AND REPORTS

SECTION 1. INSPECTION RIGHTS

Any member of the Association may inspect and copy, or obtain from the secretary, on fourteen (14) days notice or demand on the association, a list of names and addresses of the members who are entitled to vote as of the most recent record date for which a list has been compiled .. The list shall be made available to any such member by the Secretary on or before the fourteenth (14th) day after notice or demand is received.

Any inspection and copying under this section may be made in person or by an agent of the member and the right of inspection includes the right to make
copies and extracts.

SECTION 2. MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF OTHER RECORDS
The Association Bylaws, accounting books, and minutes of proceedings shall be kept at such places designated by the Board of Directors; in the absence of
such designation, at the principal office of the Association. Electronic data shall be maintained and updated as necessary to appropriate current electronic technology.

SECTION 3. ANNUAL REPORT TO MEMBERS

An annual report will be distributed to all members of this Association upon the majority vote of the members.

SECTION 4. INSPECTION OF RECORDS BY DIRECTORS

Every Director shall have the absolute right at any reasonable time to inspect
all books, records, and documents of every kind and physical properties of the Association. This inspection may be made in person or by an agent of the
director, and the right of inspection includes the right to copy and make
extracts of documents.

ARTICLE XI

MEMBER REGIONS

For the purpose of convenience, the membership of this association shall be divided into member regions.

SECTION 1. REGIONAL BOUNDARIES

The State of California shall be divided into geographic regions which shall be termed member regions. The boundaries of those member regions shall
coincide with the boundaries of the California counties which border the region.

A region may consist of more than one county, and if so, the county border or line which co-exists and is adjacent to another region shall be the regional boundary.

Regional boundaries may be set by a majority vote of the membership at an Annual Meeting or at a meeting called for that purpose.

SECTION 2. REGIONAL MEMBERS

An Association member shall be deemed within the region that he or she carries out the duties of boating safety and/or law enforcement as assigned by his or her agency or organization. Where the duties of the member are carried out within two separate regions, then the member shalt be deemed within the region where the majority of those duties are carried out.

SECTION 3. REGIONAL MEMBERS RIGHTS

As specified in Article VI, section 2, and Article IV, section 2, regional members shall have the following rights:

The right to hold regional meetings and conduct whatever business is
deemed necessary at said meetings, as approved by the Board and
coordinated by the President;

The right to elect among themselves a regional director. to serve on the
Association Board of Directors.

All other rights of members of this Association as specified or inferred by
these Bylaws, including sharing by mail, voice, or electronically
transmitted information concerned with regional matters.

ARTICLE XII

RATIFICATION AND AMENDMENTS

SECTION 1. RATIFICATION

These Bylaws and all amendments and parts thereof, shall be deemed ratified and shall become effective upon the approval by the majority of the members of the California Boating Safety Officers Association.

SECTION 2. AMENDMENT BY MEMBERSHIP

Once ratified, these Bylaws may only be amended by a two-thirds (2/3)
majority of the voting members present at the Annual Meeting or by a two-
thirds majority of the voting members at a special meeting of members called to consider the amendment. Such amendment may be brought before the membership by recommendation of the Board of Directors, by a majority vote at an Annual Meeting, or by a majority vote at a special meeting called to consider the amendment.

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY
I certify that I am the duly elected and acting Secretary of California Boating
Safety Officers Association, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation,
and that these Bylaws, consisting of 21 pages, are the Bylaws of California
Boating Safety Officers Association, as adopted by the Board on April 23, 2013.


 
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