(d) To aid and cooperate with members of this corporation and all property owners in the Ocean Shores Estates in the enforcement of such conditions, covenants and restrictions on and appurtenant to their property as are now in existence, as well as any other conditions, covenants and restrictions as shall hereafter be approved by a majority vote of the members of the corporation, and to counsel with the Planning Commission and City Council of Ocean Shores having jurisdiction in relation to any zoning that may affect any portion of the subject property.
(e) In general, but in connection with the foregoing, to do any and all things necessary to promote the general welfare of the residents and owners of any portions of Ocean Shores Estates and their property interests therein, including the regulating and prohibiting of the erection, posting, pasting or displaying of billboards or signs on the property.
(f) To arrange social and recreational functions for its members.
(g) To fix. establish, levy and collect annually such charges and/ or assessments, as may be necessary, in the judgment of the board of trustees, to carry out any or all of the purposes for which this corporation is formed; to enforce liens, charges, restrictions, conditions and covenants existing upon and/or created for the benefit of any lots or tracts in Ocean Shores Estates and to which said lots or tracts may be subject, to the extent that the corporation has a legal right to enforce the same, and to pay all expenses incidental thereto; and to expend the moneys collected from assessments and charges and other sums received for the payment and discharge of costs, expenses and obligations incurred by the corporation in carrying out any or all of the purposes for which it is formed or operated.
(h) Generally, to do and perform any and all acts which may be either necessary or proper for or incidental to the exercise of any of the foregoing powers and such powers granted pursuant to the provisions ofCh. 24.03, Revised Code of Washington, and other laws of the State of Washington relating to nonprofit corporations.
(i) This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for the above-stated purposes, and for other nonprofit purposes, and no part of any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee or officer of the corporation.
(d) This section is another farce. In it, the club has the right to enforce current conditions and any future conditions “…approved by the majority vote…” of the members. This also is stating the members have the right to change any covenant or restrictions. Members of the club are being denied the right to open elections by excluding segments of the membership from the election process. The author of this web site, for example.
(e) Yet another obligation that, in all the years we were there, was never enforced.
(f) This is the sole function of the club today.
(g) Most members don’t realize it, but the Board can change the rates anytime they feel like it and members can’t do anything about it except vote people out of office. But, again, there’s a catch, you have to be APPROVED by the Board, not the members before you can seek election. The Board can not only reject you for improper submission – like not signing an unauthorized loyalty oath – but if they even think you even think about changing the dues collection method, you will not be approved. That power to exclude someone from the Board for thinking something is not covered in the By-Laws or anywhere else.
(h) This section is a hoot. The club goes to federal court to avoid Washington state laws and then has the audacity claim the corporate power under state law! How ironic is that?
(i) This is common in non-profit corporations. However, Mr. Valdez’s firm benefits directly since they get ALL the club’s legal work AND they are on retainer AND they wouldn’t tell me how much the club paid in legal fees – even though I have a right to the information. If fact, any request I made for information about the operation of the club was forwarded to Mr. Valdez and I never got an answer to a single request. This is how they respect the rights of property owners who disagree with them.