Duck Lake, Calhoun County, Michigan is a beautiful lake with clear water and ample opportunities for boating, fishing and sailing.

The Duck Lake Association is a Michigan Non-Profit Lake Association


By-Laws of Duck Lake Association, Inc., A Michigan not-for-profit Corporation Revised - July 2013

ARTICLE I - PURPOSE OF ASSOCIATION   The Duck Lake Association, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the Association) is an organization of residents of the Duck Lake area.  The Association was formed to improve communications among residents and serve as a voice with the Clarence Township Board of Trustees and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in matters that affect the quality of life in and around the Duck Lake area.

ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP AND DUES Section 1-Eligibilty - All persons who own or lease property on or adjacent to Duck Lake are eligible for membership in the Association upon payment of yearly dues.Section 2-Dues - Yearly dues support the DLA, are established by the Association board and are payable by June 1st of each year.

ARTICLE III - DISTRICTS OF THE ASSOCIATION - The Districts of the Association shall be consolidated into six areas as follows: District 1; Monroe Road residences 22057-26790, North Shore Drive residences 451-1206. District 2; Charlotte Landing residences 1221-1941. District 3; Country Club Way residences 1970-2641. District 4; Country Club Way residences 2671-3651. District 5; Anderson Drive residences 3671-4649 and 26051-26697, 26 Mile Road residence 20890. District 6; Monroe Road residences 5411-7241; Morse Road residences 6461-6821.

ARTICLE IV - ASSOCIATION BOARD - Section 1 - Membership - The Association board shall consist of: the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, membership secretary, one (1) trustee from each district and up to three (3) at-large trustees. Additional at-large trustees may be added at the boardís discretion.
Section 2 - Selection Process - The Board shall appoint a nominating committee of three board members by June 30th of each year to consider candidates for board positions opening the following year. The nominating committee shall report their recommendations at the Annual meeting.
Section 3 - Term of Office - The officers shall serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-election at the end of the term. Trustees shall serve a three-year term and are eligible to be reappointed at the discretion of the board.
Section 4 - Termination/Vacancies - Any board member who fails to pay his dues or misses two consecutive board meetings without notifying the president or secretary prior to the meeting may forfeit his position on the board. Board members may be removed from office by a majority vote of board members present at any official meeting. Any vacancy on the board shall be filled by a vote of the remaining members of the board.

ARTICLE V - MEETINGS - Section 1 - Annual Meeting - An annual meeting shall be held in August of each year to appoint representatives to fill upcoming board vacancies, to fill upcoming vacant officer positions, to review board activities of that year, to receive the annual treasurerís report and to conduct other business as needed.
Section 2 - Regular Meetings - Regular meetings of the board will be held at a time and place designated by the president and, as a general rule, will be held monthly from April through August.
Section 3 - Notice of Meetings - Notice of meeting times and locations shall be given in writing or by electronic means to all association members at least ten days in advance of the meeting.
Section 4 - Voting and Participation at Meetings - The Association is a representative board. As such, only duly appointed board members present at an official meeting at which a quorum is present shall be entitled to vote on items under consideration. Association members shall be encouraged to attend board meetings and shall be allowed to address the board on any items under consideration.

ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS ; Section 1 - Officers/Responsibilities - President: a. Conduct meetings following Roberts Rules of Order. b. Make arrangements for and announce meeting dates and location. c. Direct the publishing and distribution of a newsletter to the general membership. d. Appoint a nominating committee to fill vacant board seats. e. Act as official spokesperson to the public in regards to DLA business.

Vice President: a. Assume duties of the president in the absence of the president. b. Other duties assigned by the president.

Secretary: a. Record and maintain the minutes of all official meetings of the board including a record of board attendance. b. Present minutes at the next meeting for board approval. c. Handle all official board communications. d.

Treasurer: a. Keep all monetary related records and accounts of the Association. b. Keep an accurate record of all dues received. c. Keep an accurate record of all disbursements of monies and present an annual proposed budget for board consideration. d. File all necessary reports to the State of Michigan and the Internal Revenue Service.

E. Membership Secretary: a.Maintain address records, mailing lists, and assist the treasurer with the dues collections and records. b. Ensure the membership directory is published and distributed by trustees to the membership in even numbered years.

Section 2 - Terms of Office Board - officers shall serve for a term of two years and are eligible to be re-elected at the board discretion. -

Section 3 - Officer Vacancies/Removal of Officers: Vacancies in board officer positions shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining board members at an official meeting. The length of term for the appointee will be the same as it would have been for the person originally holding that position. Generally, terms of board officers will end December 31. Board officers may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of board members present at an official meeting.

ARTICLE VII - BY-LAW AMENDMENTS - These by-laws may be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of board members present at any official board meeting.

ARTICLE VIII - QUORUM - At any meeting of the board, the presence of five (5) or more members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of this Association.

ARTICLE IX - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS - Unless otherwise determined by the Board, the fiscal year of the Association shall start on January 1 and end December 31.