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Halloween Candy buy-back at Teng Smiles Orthodontics

Halloween is approaching and Tent Smiles Orthodontics is worried that children might eat an excessive amount of candy, which could result in more dental issues.

This year, they will be hosting our annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event at our office from November 1st to 3rd, 2023. They extend a warm invitation to all children in our community to bring in any extra candies in exchange for cash. Of course, children are welcome to keep some of their favorite treats.

Teng Orthodontics will purchase the candies at a rate of $2 per pound and will then donate all of the acquired sweets to the USO (United Services Organization).

Announcement

2024 NHCC Board Candidates

We are pleased to introduce the candidates for the 2024 NHCC Board Area Trustee and Officer positions. Scroll down to learn more about them and why they are running. Board members will be approved at the Fall General Membership Meeting on October 25. We hope to see you there!

There are still several Area Trustee positions available. If you are interested in serving for any of the open positions, please fill out this form by Sunday, September 24.

Karen Yellman, Area 2 Trustee

My husband Ted and I bought our first house in Newport Hills in 1967.  Newport Hills has been our “home town” ever since. We love it here! 

Jonny Lu, Area 3 Trustee

Bellevue has been my home from childhood through college, where I built my career, and ultimately where I chose to settle down. Through working as a bus boy at Yea’s Wok to now leading strategy for Lithos Carbon, a climate startup founded by my Interlake classmate, I see what makes Newport Hills a neighborhood gem that my wife and I are proud to represent. Thank you for allowing me to have served as your Treasurer and now as your Area 3 trustee.

Laura Hauser, Area 5 Trustee

I fell in love with my post-modern Newport Hills house in 2023 and have spent the last 23 years enjoying the neighborhood, the dog park and working on my gardens. I love how close we live to Seattle and the surrounding areas. Now that my children have become adults, I look forward to serving the community and giving back.

Ann Brashear, Area 6 Trustee

My family moved to Newport Hills in 1964 – I left after college in 1978, but returned in 2002 and intend to make this my forever home. So, I am deeply interested in keeping Newport Hills the special neighborhood that it is – especially keeping our central commercial district alive and thriving. The Newport Hills Community Club organizes social events that help neighbors get to know each other, and serves as a point of contact to keep NH residents informed of City of Bellevue actions and other developments that affect our neighborhood. Both these things are so important to our quality of life, and I want to help!

Kazuki Sawanoi, Past President

I’ve lived in the neighborhood since 2000. I served as the NHCC President for the past two years. I would like to continue to be involved with this group to make Newport Hills a vibrant community.

Heidi Dean, Area 10 Trustee

My husband & I moved to “the hill” in late 2000 and raised our son here. I’ve served with NHCC since 2010 (4x President + other positions). Maintaining our traditions, creating new ones, and advocating for the neighborhood at City Hall are important and I love being a part of that. A connected neighborhood is a healthy neighborhood. It’s an honor to serve you. 

Michelle Hilhorst, Area 12 Trustee

I have been participating in one way or another with the NHCC for nearly 22 years. Our family loves our neighborhood! We have so many friendships and wonderful memories created here. I look forward to continuing and expanding my role with the club in 2024 to encourage our newest neighbors to get engaged and keep the community apprised and informed on items that would greatly impact our quality of life.  Keeping the wonderful way of life in our community takes all of us working together!

Riley O’Brien Wolff, Area 22 Trustee

My husband and I both grew up in the Seattle metro area, but bought our home in Newport Hills in 2010 after spending 8 years on the East Coast. We now live with our elemrntary school-aged son and our senior dog. We love the space and trees in our neighborhood as well as it’s proximity to the Eastside cities and Seattle.

Deborah Duitch, President

I am Proud to say that Newport Hills has been my home for over 42 years.  Now  I have the pleasure of watching my grandchildren playing and hiking on the same trails that their parents did many years ago. This is truly my community-and I hope that everyone who lives here enjoys being a part of our neighborhood.  

Mona Shen, Vice President

I’ve been proud to serve as your Area 3 Trustee over the past year, where I have led the refresh of our Club’s marketing and community outreach that you see today. Professionally, I build gadgets that aim to create the future of virtual social connection. In the physical realm, my aim is to foster local connection to build community in the present. With your support I look forward to serving as 2024 Vice President and preserving our beloved Newport Hills community.

Deven Tokuno, Secretary

We’re lucky to live in one of the best neighborhoods in one of the best cities in the country, and I couldn’t be more pleased to support the community club invested in keeping it that way. As secretary, I’ll lean on my English degree (Go Cougs!) and experience ‘herding cats’ at Fortune 500 companies. I look forward to meeting and working with my neighbors in this capacity.

People planning

Comprehensive Plan Update Kicks Off Next Phase – Drafting the Plan

The Periodic Update to the Comprehensive Plan launched in February of 2022. Since that time the planning team has heard from over 5000 people who live, work, study, and play in Bellevue about what they hope to see in the future.

All of this community feedback has been used to inform options for how the city will grow and develop in the next twenty years. It is also being used to develop draft policies that will guide this growth and development.

The next phase of engagement will focus on sharing draft language and policy moves with the community. The planning team will be looking to hear what resonates with community members and what changes or additions should be considered.

Community Members are invited to join the planning team for a Bellevue 2044 Phase 3 Kick-Off on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 pm. At this virtual session the planning team will review the process for drafting the major update to the Comprehensive Plan and the opportunities for engagement. There will be time for questions and answers. People are encouraged to register at bellevue-2044-draft-plan.eventbrite.com.

As part of this phase of engagement the planning team is excited to launch a series of open houses. Community members can review draft vision statements, speak with members of the planning team, and provide feedback. These are drop-in events and people can stop by any time and stay for as long as they’d like.

Monday-Friday, October 9-25 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
City Hall – 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Saturday, October 14 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Crossroads Mall (outside Mini City Hall) – 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Thursday, October 19 | 4:30 – 8:00 pm
City Hall – 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

Registration is not required, but people can find more information at
www.engagingbellevue.com/bellevue-2044-draft-vision-statement-events or reach out to Brooke Brod at bbrod@bellevuewa.gov with any questions.

Bylaws update

NHCC Bylaws Proposal

The NHCC Board has approved a set of bylaws amendments to proceed to general membership review. Below is a summary of the bylaws, proposed amendments and timeline. This bylaws amendment proposal follows the process laid out in Bylaws Article IX.

What are the bylaws?

The written Bylaws prescribe internal operating procedures for Newport Hills Community Club. They are the framework for how the club should operate.

The bylaws are organized by Article and Section. Here is a summary of the Article topics:

  1. Scope of Bylaws
  2. Membership and Dues – Who’s eligible, how to become member
  3. Board of Directors – Defines leadership groups, i.e. BoD include Officers, Trustees, and immediate Past President
  4. Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
  5. Meetings – Cadence of meetings
  6. Club Business and Voting – Major changes (bylaws, budget) need (⅔) vote of BoD, officer elections are by plurality, other matters are decided by majority vote – by those in attendance
  7. Nomination, Elections, Vacancies and Terms – Term lengths, who can run for President, what to do in case of vacancy and how to make a position vacant 
  8. Committees 
  9. Amendments to Bylaws
  10. Parliamentary Procedure
  11. Board of Directors and Members Information Handbook

Why are the bylaws amendments being proposed?

The bylaws were reviewed with the lens of compliance, simplification and repeatability. The bylaws were last amended 13 years ago and many sections do not reflect how the Club currently operates. The Board is unable to operate under compliance with all bylaws as they are currently written. This amendment process has increased education and usage of the bylaws as a guiding tool for how to operate. Updates were made to remove overly restrictive procedures and simplify them for repeatability. The idea is to make the bylaws easier to comply with and increase the usage of its procedures for future Board operations. 


Timeline of Bylaws Amendments

  • July 13: Proposal and First Reading – Bylaws proposed updates presented at board meeting 
  • July 30: Survey sent to board for approval to forward proposed amendments to General Membership vote (need ⅔ approval of voting board to proceed)
  • September 10: Amendments pass ⅔ board approval and proceed to General Membership review
  • September 22: Publication of Proposal on website for membership review and comment (minimum 20 days)
  • September 24: Publication in newsletter
  • October 25: General Membership Meeting overview of bylaws and proposed amendments
  • October 26: Survey sent to general membership to vote on adoption of proposed amendments  

The following are the proposed bylaws amendments and copy of the original bylaws.. 

Underlined words are proposed to be removed and bolded words are proposed to be added.

Thank you for reviewing these amendments and participating in this effort to strengthen the framework of NHCC. To provide comments, use the comment box on the bottom of the webpage (please be sure to include your name for membership verification).


Proposed Changes

Article IV Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Section 3

Previous: The Secretary shall maintain the Club records and files, record the minutes of each meeting and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to the office by the President.

Proposed: The Secretary shall maintain the Club records and files, record the minutes of each meeting and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to the office by the President. In their absence the Secretary shall find a delegate.

Article IV Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Section 3

Previous: The Secretary shall maintain the Club records and files, record the minutes of each meeting and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to the office by the President.

Proposed: The Secretary shall maintain the Club records and files, record the minutes of each meeting and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to the office by the President. In their absence the Secretary shall find a delegate.

Article IV Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Section 4. The Treasurer

Previous:

C. The Treasurer shall maintain records of financial accounting for receipt and expenditures of Club Funds.

D.  The treasurer shall present a detailed accounting at each regular meeting showing revenue, expenditures and bank balance.

E. The Treasurer’s accounts shall be reviewed during the first thirty (30) days of each calendar year by the Audit Committee consisting of at least two Board Members appointed by the President.

Proposed:

C. The Treasurer shall maintain records of financial accounting

for receipt and expenditures of Club Funds.

D.  The treasurer shall present a detailed accounting at one general membership meeting showing revenue, expenditures and bank balance.

Article IV Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Section 5

Previous: Trustees shall serve their respective Areas by attending General Membership meetings at least once per quarter

Proposed: Trustees shall serve their respective Areas by attending at least 3 meetings in total of General Membership meetings or board meetings per year

Article IV Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Section 6

Previous: The budget shall be no greater that 90% of the projected income for the coming year with a 10% Contingency Fund. The Contingency Fund shall be used for any item not in the budget subject to approval by the Board of Directors at a Monthly Board Meeting

Proposed: The budget shall not exceed 110% of the projected income for the year. A minimum of the previous year’s operating expenses shall be kept as a reserve Contingency Fund in the bank.   

Article V Meetings

Section 2

Previous: “General Membership Meetings” for the entire Membership shall occur in March and October

Proposed: “General Membership Meetings” for the entire Membership shall occur twice per year

Article VI Club Business and Voting

Section 1

Previous: The Fiscal Year for the Club shall be from April 1st through March 31st

Proposed: The Fiscal Year for the Club shall be from January 1st through December 31st

Article VII Nomination, Elections, Vacancies and Terms

Section 2

Previous: The Vice President shall be the successor to the office of the President for the subsequent year. The immediate Past President shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors for the subsequent year.

Proposed: Previous and Current Officers may run for President. The immediate Past President shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors for the subsequent year.

Article VII Nomination, Elections, Vacancies and Terms

Section 6

Previous: Any Board of Director position may be declared vacant if the person holding that office or position is found to be incapable for any reason, including but not limited to conflict of interest, unwillingness to perform the duties of that office, by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.

Any such declaration of vacancy must be preceded by giving notice to the affected person in writing seven (7) days prior to the Board Meeting at which such declaration is proposed.

Proposed: Any Board of Director position may be declared vacant if the person holding that office or position is found to be incapable for any reason, including but not limited to conflict of interest, unwillingness to perform the duties of that office or inconsiderate behavior, by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.

Any such declaration of vacancy must be preceded by giving notice to the affected person in writing seven (7) days prior to the Board Meeting at which such declaration is proposed and added to the agenda.

Article VIII Committees

Section 1

Previous: The President shall appoint all Committee Members Chairpersons designating whether the Committee is Standing or Special. Additional committee members shall be appointed by the Committee Chairperson as required.

Proposed: The President shall appoint all Committee Members designating whether the Committee is Standing or Special. Additional committee members shall be appointed by the Committee Chairperson as required. The President may create a Special Committee of one year, approved by the Board of Directors.

Article VIII Committees

Section 1

Previous: The Standing Committees shall be:

1. Membership (Newsletter distribution and Annual Membership Drive) 

2.4. Newsletter

3.5. Audit

4.6. Nominating

5. Website

6. Volunteer Appreciation

7. Youth Activities (Such as the Spring Egg Hunt and Santa Claus Tour)

8. Community Outreach (Events such as the 4th of July Picnic and Car Show )

9. Land Use and Community Appearance

10. Merchants Liaison

11.7. Government Liaison    

12. Public Safety

Proposed: The Standing Committees shall be:

1. Advocacy

2. Events

3. Communications

Article IX Amendments to Bylaws

Section 3

Previous: Adoption of Amendments:  The Final Wording of the Proposed Amendment(s) shall be adopted after a vote is taken at the General Membership Meeting following approval of the Final Wording at a previous Meeting according to Sections 1 and 2 above

Proposed: Adoption of Amendments:  The Final Wording of the Proposed Amendment(s) shall be adopted after a vote is taken at the General Membership Meeting


Original Bylaws in Full

By-Laws

Article I    Scope of Bylaws

Section 1.  The written Bylaws prescribe internal operating procedures for Newport Hills Community Club, Inc.

Section 2.  All references herein to the “Club” shall apply to Newport Hills Community Club, Inc.

Article II    Membership and Dues

Section 1.  Any household (those living together in the same dwelling) or family residing within the boundaries of the Club as established by the Board of Directors shall be eligible for membership.

Section 2.  Any such household or family may become a member of the Club by paying the annual membership dues any time after January 1st of any year and shall remain a member through March 31st of the following year.

Section 3.  Each member of the Club shall have one vote on business.

Section 4.  Dues as established by the Membership prior to the year for which they are applicable are voluntary.

Section 5.  Any changes in Dues must be approved by the Membership at a General Membership Meeting and such changes shall take place on January 1stof the following year.

Section 6.  The entire Membership of the Club shall be divided into numbered “Areas” and each area shall be served and represented by a Trustee.

Article III    Board of Directors

Section 1.  The Board of Directors for the Club shall consist of Officers, Trustees and the immediate Past President.

Section 2.  Officers of the Club shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 3.  Terms of office for the Officers and immediate Past President positions are one year.

Section 4.  The number of Areas, the number designation for each Area and the boundaries for each Area shall be determined by the Membership Chair and voted on by the Board of Directors.

Section 5.  There shall be one Trustee for each Area of the Club.  Trustees shall serve for one year term.

Article IV    Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

(See Board of Directors and Members Information Handbook for additional details)

Section 1.  The President shall preside at all meetings other than committee meetings at which he or she is in attendance, shall be a non-voting member of all committees, shall act as coordinator of all committees and their activities, and shall direct the Club in all other ways according to these Bylaws.

Section 2.  The Vice President shall act as an aid to the President, and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.

Section 3.  The Secretary shall maintain the Club records and files, record the minutes of each meeting and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to the office by the President.

Section 4.  The Treasurer

A.  The Treasurer shall receive and deposit in a bank account(s) all monies of the Club, keeping an accurate account of the same.

B.  The treasurer shall disburse monies for the following:

i.  Items approved in the Budget (See Article V, Section 6)

ii. Items added to the Budget and approved during a Board of Directors Meeting (See Article VI, Section 5)

iii. Items added to the Budget and unanimously approved by the Officers (See Article VI, Section 5)

C.  The Treasurer shall maintain records of financial accounting for receipt and expenditures of Club Funds.

D.  The treasurer shall present a detailed accounting at each regular meeting showing revenue, expenditures and bank balance.

E.  The Treasurer’s accounts shall be reviewed during the first thirty (30) days of each calendar year by the Audit Committee consisting of at least two Board Members appointed by the President.

F.  All books of the Treasurer shall be open for inspection at all times to any member of the Club.

Section 5. Trustees shall serve their respective Areas by attending General Membership meetings at least once per quarter, serve as a conduit of information from the Board of Directors to their assigned area and vice versa. Using the Board-approved template, trustees may collect email addresses and phone numbers of residents in their area and other NH residents known to the Trustee.  This information will be used to keep the neighbors informed on issues of concern to the community and to encourage membership.  They may also recruit “Block Captains” to help with these duties.

Section 6.  The Officers of the Club Shall prepare a budget for the forthcoming year and present it for the approval of the General Membership at the first General Membership Meeting following their election.  The budget shall be no greater that 90% of the projected income for the coming year with a 10% Contingency Fund.  The Contingency Fund shall be used for any item not in the budget subject to approval by the Board of Directors at a Monthly Board Meeting.

Section 7.  The Board of Directors shall meet each month and shall act as representatives at large for the Membership.  They shall review and decide what action to take on all matters of business that come before them at Board Meetings.  They shall review all proposed amendments to the Bylaws and make recommendations to the membership.  Policy positions and actions taken by the Board of Directors in dealing with governments and entities external to the Club shall be timely published in the Newsletter.

Section 8.  All Board of Directors (Officers and Trustees) shall transfer all records and documents pertaining to their individual responsibilities to the incoming Officers and Trustees prior to the end of the year and shall work with incoming Officers and Trustees as required to make a smooth transition between outgoing and incoming Board Members.

Article V    Meetings

Section 1.  “Board of Directors Meetings” shall take place each month except March and October. These meetings may be referred to as “Board Meetings”.

Section 2.  “General Membership Meetings” for entire Membership shall occur in March and October.

Section 3.  “Executive Board Meetings” shall take place when scheduled by the President for Officers of the Club only.

Section 4.  “Special Meetings” may be called by a majority of the Board of Directors or by ten (10) or more members submitting a written request to any member of the Board of Directors.

Section 5.  The Board of Directors shall attend all Board Meetings, General Membership Meetings and Special Meetings.  Committee Chairpersons shall attend all Board Meetings, General Membership Meetings and Special Meetings when needed.

Section 6.  Board of Directors Meetings, General Membership Meetings and Special Meetings are open to all Members.

Section 7.  Executive Meetings, Retreats, Committee Meetings and other such meetings shall be scheduled and held as needed by the President, Officers and Committees.

Section 8.  Times and places of all Board Meetings and General Membership Meetings shall be determined by the incoming President, posted on the Club’s website and published in the Newsletter.

Article VI   Club Business and Voting

Section 1.  The Fiscal Year for the Club shall be from April 1st through March 31st.

Section 2.  Any business may be transacted at any Board Meeting or General Membership Meeting according to the following Sections of this Article.

Section 3:  Any business transacted by any Member pertaining to and/or affecting the Membership outside of any Meeting shall be presented to the Board of Directors in writing or verbally at any Meeting prior to any action whenever possible.

Section 4.  The nature of business at Executive Special Meetings and other meetings shall be limited to that specified in the call of such meeting.

Section 5:  Budget Revisions can take place in two ways:

A Revision proposed by any member of the Board, presented orally and in writing to the Board of Directors by its sponsor at a Board or Special Meeting; reviewed by the Officers and recommendations given by the Officers to the Board of Directors at the same meeting.  Approval of any such Budget Revision shall be by a (2/3) two thirds vote in favor of the Revision.  Any Budget Revision (addition) cannot exceed the Contingency Reserve set aside in the original Budget.

A Revision to the existing Budget by any Officer and approved by unanimous vote of the officers provided such Revision does not exceed 50% of the current balance of the Contingency Reserve.  Such revisions if not made during a Board Meeting shall be recorded by the Secretary and reported at the next Board of Directors Meeting.

Section 6.  A  ballot shall be used for the election of Officers and Trustees and will be distributed to Club members only.  A plurality vote will decide the winning candidate.

Section 7.  An amendment of the Bylaws will require a two-thirds (2/3) of the total Club members voting for approval of such amendment at a General Membership Meeting. (See Article IX)

Section 8:  An amendment of the Board of Directors and Members Handbook will require two-thirds (2/3) of those voting for approval of such amendment at a Board of Directors Meeting. (See Article XI)

Section9.  In all other voting matters, a majority vote of those Club members voting will decide the issue by a show of hands.

Section 10.  At Board of Directors Meetings, a quorum (those eligible to vote) shall consist of the incumbent Board of Directors (Officers and Trustees) in attendance at the meeting.

Section 11.  At any General Membership Meeting a quorum shall consist of those Club Members in attendance at the meeting.

Section 12.  Prior to any Special Meeting, the Board of Directors shall establish a definition for a quorum for that Special Meeting.

Article VII    Nomination, Elections, Vacancies and Terms

Section 1.  Officers and Trustees shall be elected by ballot at the last General Membership Meeting of each year.  Officers shall serve for (1) one year.  Trustees shall serve for one year.

Section 2.  The Vice President shall be the successor to the office of the President for the subsequent year.  The immediate Past President shall be a voting member of the Board of Directors for the subsequent year.

Section 3.  One person may serve as President more than one term provided that person serves as Vice President and Past President according to Section 3.

Section 4.  There are no term limits for Secretary, Treasurer or Trustees.

Section 5.  A vacancy occurring in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice President.  The Board of Directors will make appointments to fill other vacant offices and/or Trustee positions.

Section 6.  Any Board of Director position may be declared vacant if the person holding that office or position is found to be incapable for any reason, including but not limited to conflict of interest or unwillingness to perform the duties of that office, by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.  Any such declaration of vacancy must be preceded by giving notice to the affected person in writing seven (7) days prior to the Board Meeting at which such declaration is made.

Section 7.  Terms of all offices shall begin on January 1st and end on December 31st for either one or two years depending on the office.

Section 8.  Officers and Trustees shall be nominated by a Nominating Committee appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.  Additional Nominations may be made from the floor, with permission of the candidate.  All candidates must be members of the Club.

Article VIII   Committees

Section 1.  The President shall appoint all Committee Chairpersons designating whether the Committee is Standing or Special.  Additional committee members shall be appointed by the Committee Chairperson as required.

Section 2.  The Standing Committees shall be:

Membership (Newsletter distribution and Annual Membership Drive)

Newsletter

Audit

Nominating

Website

Volunteer Appreciation

Youth Activities (Such as the Spring Egg Hunt and Santa Claus Tour)

Community Outreach (Events such as the 4th of July Picnic and Car Show)

Land Use and Community Appearance

Merchants Liaison

Government Liaison

Public Safety

Section 3.  All members of Standing Committees must be members of the Club.

Section 4.  Committee work and discussions of issues should take place outside Board and General Membership Meetings.  Reports and recommendations shall be made by Committee Chairpersons to the Membership at Board and General Membership Meetings.

Article IX   Amendments to Bylaws (Amended March 2006)

Section 1. Proposal and First Reading:  Proposed amendments to these Bylaws shall be first submitted by any Club Member, in writing, to the Board of Directors and read at any Board or General Membership Meeting.  The Board shall then discuss the Proposal and pass, amend, postpone or refer it to committee.  This initial process may take one or more Board Meetings. The resulting Proposal shall be posted on the Club Website for at least 20 days and comments from the General Membership shall be forwarded to the original Sponsor of the Amendment(s).

Section 2. Final Wording of Proposed Amendments:  After considering comments from the General Membership, the Sponsor may further amend the Proposal and submit it for approval at a Board or General Membership Meeting.  Approval of this Proposal with any further amendments made during the Meeting shall become the Final Wording.  The Final Wording of the Proposed Amendment(s) shall be posted on the Club Website and published in the Newsletter for review by the General Membership, then submitted for Adoption at the next General Membership Meeting following the Newsletter in which the Final Wording was published.  A hard copy of the Proposed Amendment(s) shall be offered and made available to any Member who requests one.  If the Proposal is not approved it may be amended and re-submitted according to Section 1 above.

Section 3.  Adoption of Amendments:  The Final Wording of the Proposed Amendment(s) shall be adopted after a vote is taken at the General Membership Meeting following approval of the Final Wording at a previous Meeting according to Sections 1 and 2 above.

Section 4. Voting:  Written copies of the Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws shall be made available at all Meetings at which they will be considered, and the proposals shall be read prior to discussion and vote by the Members.  Voting for amendments shall be in accordance with Article VI, Section 7.

Article X    Parliamentary Procedure

Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of this Club where not in conflict with the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws.

Article XI    Board of Directors and Members Information Handbook

Section 1:  A Board of Directors and Members Information Handbook shall be maintained by the Club.  It shall contain the following information:

Club Mission Statement

Business Conduct

A list of Partnerships and Affiliations

Club Business Information

Roles and Responsibilities for all Officers, Trustees and Standing Committee Chairpersons

A list of Current Officers, Trustees and Standing Committee Chairpersons

Calendar of Meeting Dates and Activities for the current year

Club Budget for the current year

List of Currently Active Goals

A Record of  Resolutions and Motions

Section 2:  Amendments to this Handbook shall be made by submitting changes in writing to the Board of Directors and read at a Board Meeting.  Approval of such changes shall require two thirds (2/3) of those voting at the Board Meeting.

Amended October 2010:

Article III, Section 5

Article IV, Section 5

Article VII, Section 1

Teamwork

We want YOU! NHCC Seeks Candidates for 2024 Board

Help your neighborhood thrive by becoming a Board Member or Area Trustee

The NHCC board of directors has five officers: President, Past President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each serve for one calendar year and elections are held at the Fall General Club Meeting in October 2023. The open positions for 2024 are: Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Please note that the Past President and President positions are not currently open, as by-laws require that the current President become the Past President, and the current Vice President become the President for the next year. Bylaws with more details are available here.

Any paid members of NHCC are encouraged to run for any positions other than President for which the Vice President has automatic succession to the role. If you are interested in serving for these positions or have questions about the roles or the election process please email us at nhcc-officers@googlegroups.com.

If you are interested in serving for any of the open positions, please fill out this form by Sunday, September 24.

Here are the responsibilities for each role:

  • The President shall preside at all meetings other than committee meetings at which he or she is in attendance, shall be a non-voting member of all committees, shall act as coordinator of all committees and their activities, and shall direct the Club in all other ways according to these Bylaws.
  • The Vice President shall act as an aid to the President, and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
  • The Secretary shall maintain the Club records and files, record the minutes of each meeting and shall perform such duties as may be delegated to the office by the President.
  • The Treasurer shall receive and deposit in a bank account(s) all monies of the Club, keeping an accurate account of the same. The treasurer shall disburse monies for the following:

We’re also seeking volunteers to fill the role of Trustee in all our neighborhood areas. The map of the neighborhood areas can be found below. Area Trustees are the conduit of information between residents and the board, as well as the voting members for their area in board matters. Time commitment is one hour/month for a board meeting, plus occasional help with engagement and events.