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By-Laws Sections 3-12

Section 3.



  1. The Executive Committee may, by resolution or resolutions, passed by a majority of the whole board, or the Vice-President, upon whose authority conferred by the Executive Committee to designate and appoint such committee or committees on any subject within the powers of the Association; such committee or committees to have such powers; to exercise such duties or to perform such services as may be prescribed;  Such committee or committees shall have such names as may be started in these By-Laws, or as may be determined from time to time, by resolution adopted by the Executive Committee.
  2. Each committee shall keep regular minutes of their proceedings and report the same to the Executive Committee when required.


Section 4

Annual and Biennial Meetings of Members


  1. There shall be an annual meeting of the regular members of this Association to be held in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, in October or November of each year for the purpose of raising money for the Scholarship Fund.

No change of the time or place for an annual meeting of regular members of this Association shall be made within thirty (30) days prior to the date set for the next annual meeting of said members.

Special meetings of the regular members of this Association may be called by the President or any two members of the Executive Committee from time to time, and shall be held at such place as the Executive Committee may, from time to time, determine and may call from this Association for the election of officers, in the event, for any reason, vacancies shall occur in the board

Notice of the calls for any annual or special meeting of the regular member of this Association shall be given by the Secretary, or such other officer as the Executive Committee may, from time to time, determine, to each regular member not less than five (5) days prior to the date of the holding of such meeting, whether annual or special.

  1. There may be annual meeting of all members of this Association, whether regular or otherwise, at which meeting action may be taken, as the Executive Committee of this Association may determine necessary, advisable or useful except however, no election of directors of this Association shall occur at such meetings.


Section 5



A.        Elections will be held annually, with nominations for offices during the months of             February  and March.

Positions elected annually are Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  In alternating years, a President-Elect is elected one year before the President’s term is over, and the following year, the President assumes the role of Past President.

Ballots will be mailed to the membership in April.   A person must have been a member for at least 30 days to be eligible to vote.

The Ballots will be returned in May.

Election results will be announced at the annual June Banquet and the newly elected officers take over July 1st.

Section 6

Termination of Membership

All regular membership shall be based on yearly dues.


Liability of Members

No member of this Association, either regular or otherwise, shall be personally or otherwise liable of these debts, liabilities and/or obligation of this Association.

Section 8

Associate, Honorary, Sustaining, or other members

The Executive Committee shall have powers to admit by invitation as associate, honorary, sustaining or other members of this Association and for such period as they may elect, such person of prominence or note, as it may think proper, or such person that may refer to this Association any single benefit or service which it may wish to recognize in this manner and to renew such invitations at its discretion.  Such members shall enjoy such privileges and benefits as may be determined by the Executive Committee and expect that they shall not vote or hold office.

Section 9


This Association may accept gifts, legacies, donations and/or contributions and in any amount and any form, from time to time, upon such terms and conditions as may be decided as necessary by the Executive Committee.



Certificates of Memberships


  1. Certificates of Memberships. – Certificates of memberships/membership cards numbered and signed by the President or the Secretary or such other officer as may be designated by the Executive Committee shall be issued to each member certifying the class of membership held by him or it in the Association.
  2. Lost certificates. – A new certificate of membership/membership card may be issued in the place of any certificate previously issued by the Association, alleged to have been lost or destroyed, may be replaced at the Executive Committee’s  discretion.

Section 11

Miscellaneous provisions


  1. Corporate seal.—The corporate seal of the Association shall be in such form as the Executive Committee shall determine and shall contain the name of the Association, the date and state of its creation and such other matters as the Executive Committee at their discretion may determine.  Same seal may used by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed, affixed, reproduced or otherwise. 
  2. Principal office. – The principal office shall be established and maintained in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California
  3. Other officers. — Other offices of the Association may be established by such places as the Executive Committee may, from time to time, designate or the business of the Association may require.
  4. Checks, drafts, notices.—All checks, drafts or other orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidence indebtedness issued in the name of the Association for all debits of the Association shall be signed by the President and countersigned by the Secretary or the Treasurer or by such officers or from time to time be determined by the Executive Committee.
  5. Notice or waivers. – Whenever any notice is required by these By-Laws to be given, personal notice is not meant unless expressly sole stated; and any notice so requires shall be deemed to be sufficient if given by depositing the same in a post office box in a sealed post paid wrapper, addressed to the person entitled thereto at his last known post office address, and such notice shall be deemed to have been given on the day of such mailing.  Any notice required to be given under these Bylaws may be waived by the person entitled thereto.  Members not entitled to vote shall not be entitled to receive notice of any meetings except as otherwise by statute.
  6. Assent to meeting. – Any action of the majority of the Executive Committee of this Association, although not at a regularly called meeting and the record thereof assented to in writing by all of the other members of the board, shall always be as valid and effective in all respects as if passed by the board at a regular meeting.


Section 12


Fiscal Year


  1. The fiscal year shall be for the twelve month period beginning on the first day of July and ending on the last day of June each calendar year.
  2. At the close of the fiscal year there shall be an annual audit made by a Certified Accountant.

These revised By-Laws were adopted by unanimous vote of the dues-paying members at a meeting at Hamilton High School on March 14, 2006.