By-laws

OFFICAL BY-LAWS
OF
PARK SIDE CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.

ARTICLE ONE—-NAME
Section 1: The name of this association shall be:
Park Side Civic Association Inc.

ARTICLE TWO–PURPOSE
Section 1: The purpose (s) for which this association is organized are as follows:
1) To protect and promote the best interests of homeowners within the boundaries of the Park Side Civic Association, Inc .which is defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1
2) To protect and promote the best interests of Renters, within the boundaries of the Park Side Civic Association, Inc which are defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
3) To protect and promote the best interests of Non-resident property owners of property within the boundaries of the Park Side Civic Association, Inc , which is defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
4) To protect and promote the best interests of Businesses owners of businesses or the property owners of commercial property within the boundaries of the Park Side Civic Association., which is defined in, ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
5) To promote and to strive for the improvement and betterment of all public facilities and services within said area which is defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
6) To promote and encourage a better community and civic spirit, within the boundaries of Park Side Civic Association, Inc which are defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
7) To foster goodwill, cooperation, and friendship between and among all the residents of within the boundaries of the Park Side Civic Association, Inc , which is
defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
8. To publish and to make available information regarding the resources and development within the boundaries of the Park Side Association, Inc., which is defined in, ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
9) To provide a service of advice, direction and assistance to the members of the association and to other property owners and potential residences within the boundaries of Park Side Civic Association, Inc which are defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
10) To cooperate with state, county and city officials and with other civic and public organizations for the general welfare of the community.
11) To otherwise promote and encourage the development, redevelopment and improvement of Park Side Civic Association, Inc which are defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1.
Section 2: This association is not organized for pecuniary profit. It shall; not issue shares of stock: no dividends shall be paid, and no part of the income of the Corporation shall be distributed to its members, Its directions, or its officers.

ARTICLE THREE—-PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES
Section 1: Shall be: From Hollywood Boulevard on the North to Pembroke Road to the South, from South 21st Avenue on the West to Federal Highway (US-1) on the East.

ARTICLE FOUR—MEMBERSHIP:
Article Four—Membership:
Section 1: Regular members: Shall be limited to bona fide adult residents who live within association boundaries as defined in ARTICLE THREE, Section one (1), New Regular members must be a paid active member for one year before running for a board position. (Active: Meaning; being present for 4 out of 6 association activities)
Article Four—Membership:
Section 2: Associate Members: Are individuals other than Home owners who live in the association boundaries as defined in ARTICLE THREE, SECTION 1. Associate members may become regular members after (2) year period of associate membership and may continue as Regular Members if their membership is paid in full and being an active member. (Active: Meaning; being present for 4 out of 6 association activities)
Associate members may not vote or run for executive office position—until becoming a Regular Member.
Article Four—Membership:
Section 2A: Booster Members: Non-resident, non-voting and non executive board holding adult members. A person can become a booster by filing for membership application and payment of the regular dues.

Article Four—Membership:
Section 2 B: Honorary Membership: May be conferred by the Board upon individuals of the community or upon past officers of the Park Side Civic Association, which the Board wishes to recognize for exceptional or outstanding services. Honorary memberships pay no fees and the Honorary Membership is lifetime.

Article Four—Membership:
Section 2 C: Business membership; are available to business owners of a business or commercial property owners of commercial property(s) operating within the boundaries of the Park Side Civic Association as defined in ARTICLE THREE SECTION 1. A business must fill out a business membership application and pay the business membership dues. This membership cannot vote, run for office or become regular members.
Section 3: Qualifications: Individuals meeting the qualifications of any membership, whether Regular, Associate, Booster and Business shall be considered for membership upon application to the Board and payment of the membership fee as prescribed by the board. The board must meet and approve of any person who wishes to become a member. Any applicant refused membership shall be entitled to a hearing as scheduled by the Executive Board.
Article Four—Membership:
Section 4: Voting Only Regular members shall be entitled to vote and each regular member shall be entitled to one vote regardless of property held by each member. Whenever ballot voting becomes necessary. Members must be in good standing and active status 4 out of the last 6 association activities and be a member for one year before being able to run for office. Must have membership paid in full in order to vote.
Article Four—Membership:
Section 5: Absentee Voting: All proxies must be submitted in writing. The Corporation Secretary prior to vote, must verify the authenticities of these proxies.
Article Four—Membership:
Section 6: Expulsion Clause: Any member who proves to be actively detrimental to the rules, goals and or objectives of the Association is liable to expulsion by two thirds majority vote of the board. Said member shall be given opportunity to speak in self-defense before said vote is taken. A vote from the general membership may be asked as well depending on the circumstances.
Section 7: Dues: Membership dues are to be used exclusively in the interest of the association. Dues are to be paid upon application approval for membership and, thereafter, on the anniversary of original application. Dues: $20.00 in full- no half payments. Dues may be used for donations however must be voted on by the board and general membership. If no meeting at that time, the board will vote.
Section 8: By-laws Amendments: When deemed necessary, these bylaws may be amended. Such amendments shall be prepared by the Board of Officers and approved by a majority vote of the general membership present at the meeting where vote is taken. The proposed amendments shall be submitted for discussion at the next general meeting. A majority ballot vote of the total membership shall be required for at the following general membership meeting.

ARTICLE FIVE—ELECTIONS:
Section 2: Elections: In September of each year, the Board shall appoint a nominating committee of Three (3) members, which at the October meeting shall present a slate of candidates for election as officers. These three members shall not hold present office positions and must be regular paid in full members. Other nominations may be made from the General Membership. Final submittal is at the October meeting. No submittals will be allowed after the meeting date. Elections shall be held at the November meeting.
Section 2-A: The counting of the ballots is performed by two (2) of the nominating committee members and overseen by one (1) General Membership holder not on the nominating committee.

ARTICLE SIX—EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Article Six—Executive Board:
Section 1: Number: A Board of four (5) elected officers shall manage the affairs and businesses of Park Side Civic Association Inc. boundary areas defined in ARTICLE THREE SECTION 1, above. The elected officials must be of regular member status. The officers of Park Side Civic Association shall be: President, Vice- President, Administrator Assistant, Financial Administrator and Sergeant of Arms.
Article Six—Executive Board:
Section 2: Duties: The Board of Officers shall provide the management of the business of the association. The Board shall convene monthly prior to the general meeting, this a responsible of the President.

Article Six— Executive Board:
Section 3: Voting: Each elected Officer shall be entitled to one (1) vote. Quorum: A quorum of three (3) officers is required before any voting can take place.

Article Six— Executive Board:
Section 4: Vacancies: Whenever, for any reason, any vacancy occurs on the Board, the voting process MUST abide by the same process as stated in ARTICLE FIVE-SECTION 2 and SECTION 2A —ELECTIONS.

Article Six— Executive Board:
Section 5: Appointment and removal of Officers: A board member who is absent from three (3) consecutive Board meetings and or regular meetings, without justifiable cause, may be asked for their resignation by the remaining Board of Directors. Upon request, the board member must step down.
Article Six— Executive Board:
Section 1: Number of Board officers of the association shall be:
1) President (Officer)
2) Vice-President (Officer)
3) Administrator Assistant (Officer)
4) Financial Administrator (Officer)
5) Sergeant of Arms (Officer)

ARTICLE SEVEN—DUTIES OF BOARD OFFICERS:
Section 1: The duties and powers of the officers of the association shall be as follows;
Duties of Officers: President shall preside at all membership meeting and; shall chair all Board meeting and all special meetings in accordance with the bylaws; shall make and sign all contracts and agreements approved by the directors and / or membership in the name of the association, and ensure that they are properly carried out; shall ensure that the books, reports, statements and the certificates required b y the statutes are properly kept, made and filed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida shall enforce charter and these bylaws, and appoint other duties incident to this office; shall appoint committees with the advice and consent of the Executive Board and be sole spokesperson unless consent is given to others to speak or represent the association; shall represent the association at all pertinent and relative meetings and give a report of same to the general membership; shall require that all meetings be conducted in an orderly manner and in accordance with “Roberts Rules of Order”. Shall greet guests and residents at the door; shall maintain good order during the meetings
Article seven-duties of officers:
Duties of Officers: Vice-President: During the absence and or inability of the President to perform duties or exercise powers as set forth in these bylaws, these duties and powers shall be performed by the Vice-President and when so acting; shall have all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities given to or imposed upon the President. In the event the office of President is vacated for any reason, the Vice-President shall succeed to the office of President. The Board of directors shall appoint a Vice-President for the remainder of the term. The Vice President shall be the first signature on association checks.
Article seven-duties of officers:
Duties of Officers: Administrator Assistant: Shall keep the minutes of all Board meetings and General membership meetings; shall be the custodian of these records; shall present to the Board of Directors at Board meetings, all communications addressed to the association; shall attend to all correspondence and; shall perform all other duties incident to this office, as directed by the Executive Board.
Article seven-duties of officers:
Duties of Officers: Financial Administrator: Shall be responsible for all of the funds and securities of the association; the Financial Administrator shall deposit all such funds and securities in the name of the association in such bank, or banks, trust companies or safe deposit boxes as the Executive Board shall designate; shall co-sign, make and endorse in the name of the association, all checks, drafts, warrants and orders for payment of money and pay out and dispose of same in receipt thereof, under the direction of the President and or the Board of directors and check drawn on any organizational account shall require the signature of the Financial Administrator and the Vice-President, except that; in the event of resignation or disability of the ,Financial Administrator such checks may be signed by the Vice-President and Administrator Assistant . The Financial Administrator shall render a statement of condition of the finances of the association at the general membership meetings; shall keep correct books of account including a master list of paid membership as may be required by the Executive Board. Shall be responsible for notifying every member when monthly meetings are and when dues are due; shall perform all other duties as by the Executive Board; shall perform all other duties as directed by the Executive Board. Notify all members of said organization of meetings.

Duties of Officers: Sergeant of Arms: Shall ensure that the meeting location is in order. Meaning; all tables, chairs and coordinate all refreshments if any are in order. Shall call meeting to order and maintain the order during the meeting. Shall be responsible to reference bi-laws upon disagreements. Shall state for the record at the beginning of each meeting, the by-law ARTICLE EIGHT–SECTION SIX- INTERUPTIONS/DISRUPTIONS/RUDENESS. Responsible for putting up and removing signs relating to meeting notification. Perform all other duties directed by the board.

Article seven-duties of officers:
Section 4: Bond: The shall Financial Administrator , if required by the Board of Directors, give to the association such security for the faithful discharges of the duties as the Board may require. The Association shall pay the cost of any such bond whenever the sums of deposit exceed $10,000.
Article Seven—Officers:
Section 5: Compensation of officers: No officer shall receive salary or other compensation except for out-of-pocket expenses incurred on behalf of the association. Expense reports with receipts for any and all items shall be submitted. All members of the board must approve the expense reports submitted prior to reimbursement.
Article Seven—Officers:
Section 6: Removal of officers; Any situation requiring the removal of an officer must be brought to the Board attention. The board shall first try to rectify the situation and if there is no solution, the board may elect to vote to remove the officer. Two thirds vote of the board is needed to remove an officer.

ARTICLE EIGHT–MEETINGS:
Section 1: General Meetings: The General Meeting of the membership shall be held each month at a place designated by the President
Article Eight—Meeting:
Section 2: Quorum: At all general membership meetings 5 (five) regular members shall constitute a quorum.
Article Eight—Meeting:
Section 3: Order of Succession for chairman at general meetings: 1) President. 2) Vice-President, 3) Administrator Assistant 4) Financial Administrator or 5) Sergeant of Arms
Article Eight —Meeting:
Section 4: Special Meetings: The President may call a special meeting at any time. Notice must be given as to the time of meeting, date, location and specific business to be transacted. NO business other than noted can be discussed, unless asked by the President. All members must sign in for special meetings.
Article Eight —Meeting:
Section 5: Voting: At general meetings all issues shall be determined by a majority vote of the members in person or by signed proxy, as set forth herein.
Section 5-A: Voting: In the event an issue should arise that would in some way impact the entire neighborhood, all adult residents living within the boundaries of Park Side Civic Association, shall have the right to vote on the issue. Whether they are members of P.S.C.A.. or not. This amendment is to protect P.S.C.A.. in the event of legal challenges or litigations.
Article Eight —Meeting:
Section 6: Interruptions/Disruptions/Rudeness: Under no circumstance is any board officer, member or guest is permitted to disrupt a meeting via cursing, loud vocal gestures or other means to cause chaos. One (1) warning will be given by either the Sergeant of Arms or President. If the interruptions, disruptions or rudeness continues, the individual (s) will be escorted out of the meeting by the Sergeant of Arms and or the Hollywood Police Department. Any person who attempts to cause problematic situations within the association will lose membership immediately-revoke membership by Presidents discretion. Such activities will not be tolerated by PSCA. Meetings will be run in a professional, orderly and civilized manner.
Article Eight —Meeting:
Section 7: Board Work shop: Said President will determine where and when all work shops are to be held and inform all board members prior to meeting. Work shops are for board members only. General members may witness the workshops however may not participate in the workshop unless opened by the board for questions. IF so opened, it will be at the end of the meeting not during

ARTICLE NINE—AGENDA:
Section 1: Agenda:
The order of business at all General Membership Meetings shall be as follows- As per agenda
Article Nine–Meeting Agenda
Section 2: Invited Speakers:
At the discretion of the President, the order of business as outlined in Section six, may be rearranged in order to accommodate the invited speaker.