Approved February 15, 1993

(As amended January 16, 2009)

(As amended December 18, 2011)

(As amended November, 2014)





    1. Then name of this organization shall be the CANYON LAKE YACHT CLUB.



Principle Office


2.1 The principle office for the transaction of the activities, affairs and business of the Canyon Lake Yacht Club (hereinafter referred to as the “CLUB”) is at 23066-20 Canyon Lake Drive South, Canyon Lake, California 92587. The Board of Directors may change the principle office of the “CLUB” from one Location to another.



Objectives and Purposes


3.1 The general purpose of this “CLUB” is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a Corporation may be organized under the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law.


3.2 The specific purpose of this “CLUB” is to further the interests and benefits pertaining to the Membership and to assist in making the navigable waters of Canyon Lake safe, enjoyable, and conducive to marine-related activities within the laws of the state of California and the rules and Regulations of the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association.





4.1 Active members and officers in the “CLUB” shall be limited to residents of Canyon Lake and their immediate family who are in good standing with the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association.


4.2 Only members 18 years or older are active members and entitled to all the rights and privileges of the “CLUB” and to vote, hold office and participate in the “CLUB” management. One vote per paid membership.


4.3 All members children under 18 years of age may participate in “CLUB” functions when accompanied by their parent or guardian; however, the parent or guardian will be held responsible for the behavior of their children.


4.4 Those members who have paid dues, fees and assessments in accordance with these bylaws and are not expelled or dropped from the membership list shall be members in good standing.


4.5 Any member may resign from the “CLUB” by submitting his or her written resignation to the Board of Directors; such resignation shall be effective when accepted by the Board. No “CLUB” membership dues will be refunded to members who resign from the “CLUB”.


4.6 Membership dues shall be established from time to time by the Board of Directors, and any change shall be effective upon ratification by the General Membership. A paid membership includes the paid member, spouse, and their children under 18 years of age.


4.7 The membership year shall begin on January 1st and shall end on December 31st of each calendar year.


4.8 Membership fees are due on January 1st and shall be delinquent after February 1st of each year. Delinquent members shall have no voting privileges and shall be dropped from the membership list. Dues shall be prorated by quarters.




5.1 All officers of the “CLUB” must be voting members in good standing when elected and must remain in good standing during their period of office.


5.2 Officers will be elected for a term of one (1) year and will be eligible for re-election.


5.3 Officers will be elected during the November meeting and installed and take office at the January meeting. Candidates may be nominated by a Nominating Committee or by motion of the members prior to the November meeting. All candidates must accept the nomination to be eligible.


5.4 The elected officers are: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer; also referred to herein, or on occasion, as Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Yeoman, and Purser, respectively.




Board of Directors


6.1 The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected officers and the immediate Past President. Should the President be elected to consecutive terms of office, the last retiring President will be considered the immediate Past President.


6.2 The term of office of the directors shall be the same as elected officers.


6.3 Should any officer or Director be unable to carry on the duties of the office to which he or she is elected, the Board of Directors by majority vote of the remaining Directors will appoint a successor from among the “CLUB” membership who will serve the unexpired or temporary term of such officer or Director



Administration and Duties of the Officers


7.1 The President, aka Commodore, shall preside at all meetings of the “CLUB” membership and as Chairperson of all meetings of the Board of Directors. He or she will, with the advice and majority consent of the Board of Directors, appoint the Chairperson of a committee which, in his or her judgment, may be required. The Committee Chairperson will select the committee members. The President may serve as ex-officio member of all committees and is the Chief Executive Officer of the “CLUB”.


7.2 The Vice President, aka Vice Commodore, shall, in the absence of the President, assume all duties of the President and during the absence of the President, will preside as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Should the Treasurer be unable to carry on the duties of his or her office, the Vice President shall assume his or her responsibilities until his or her successor is appointed by the Board of Directors.


7.3 The Secretary, aka Yeoman, shall keep minutes of all meetings of the “CLUB” membership and the Board of Directors and will have charge of all “CLUB” records other than those required by the Treasurer. The Secretary will give proper notice of all “CLUB” meetings, not less than one (1) week in advance of the meeting.


7.4 The Treasurer, aka Purser, shall receive and keep records of all monies received from the membership fees and other sources and will account for all expenditures. He or she will submit periodically financial reports to the Board of Directors, or when required or requested, and to the regular annual meeting of the “CLUB” membership. He or she will, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, deposit such “CLUB” funds as are in his or her care in such bank as directed and will make authorized withdrawals by check. The Treasurer is authorized to sign all withdrawals by check. If the Treasurer is unavailable, other Officers authorized to sign upon approval of the Board of Directors are the President, Vice President and Secretary.


7.5 The Board of Directors will act as the governing body of the “CLUB”. Meetings of the Board of Directors will be held on dates to be determined by the Directors or when requested by the Chairperson. Each Director will have one (1) vote and a majority vote will prevail on all matters. All expenditures of the “CLUB” require the approval of the Board of Directors and Directors will audit “CLUB” as they deem necessary. The Board of Directors is responsible for determining policy covering refunds for each trip or event sponsored. Chairpersons of all “CLUB” sponsored trips or events, both social and otherwise, pay their own way. All monies to go through the Treasurer.





8.1 Regular meetings of the “CLUB” membership will be held monthly on a day, place and time determined by the Board of Directors, excepting that a regular meeting may be replaced by a dinner, picnic or other general club gathering as determined by the Board of Directors.


8.2 Special meetings of the “CLUB” membership may be called by the President or by action of the Board of Directors, or by written request of any 20% of the “CLUB” members in good standing and presented to the President or Board of


8.3 Directors three (3) weeks in advance of the requested meeting and shall be the only subject of the meeting.


8.4 Quorum for a regular meeting shall not be less than 20% of the members in good standing. A simple majority of the members voting shall prevail in any ballot.


8.5 Quorum for a Directors’ meeting shall consist of not less than three. A simple majority of the votes cast shall prevail.


8.6 Voting must be done in person at a meeting unless otherwise authorized by the Board of Directors.






9.1 Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed by any member in good standing, in any regular meeting, or by written proposal to the Board of Directors.


9.2 Amendments shall be voted upon by voting members in a regular meeting, and must receive a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the voting members present to be enacted.



Disciplinary Action


10.1 Any member acting in a manner than can result in damage to the “CLUB” or who fails to abide by “CLUB” policies and against whom these actions are proved after a proper hearing before the Board of Directors may be expelled from membership by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Board of Directors.






11.1 Roberts Rule of Order revised shall govern all Parliamentary procedures.




Dissolution Clauses; Distributive Rights


12.1 In the event of dissolution of the Canyon Lake Yacht Club, all assets not required by law to be otherwise paid or applied shall be entrusted to the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association to benefit the boating population of Canyon Lake.


12.2 All members and their guests agree not to hold the “CLUB” or its officers liable or responsible for any personal or property damage incurred during any “CLUB” sponsored activity or meeting.





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