1. Wesleyan Village shall be operated as a Christian retirement center for
adults in compliance with federal and state statutes for such communities.
2. The minimum age for residents shall be fifty-five (55) years of age.
For married couples, only one of them must meet this age requirement.
The Board or its Executive Committee may grant permission in writing
for a person under fifty-five (55) years to reside temporarily for a
stipulated period. When a resident has a child who must, by reason
of special needs, remain in the custody of his/her parent(s), special
permission must be given in writing.
3. A ratio of at least seventy-five percent (75%) of property owners and
property lessees shall be members of The Wesleyan Church. Temporary
residents leasing space in the RV Park and the Stevenson, Thompson,
Storey, and Westendorf apartments are not included in this calculation.
Non-Wesleyans who meet all other requirements would be allowed to
purchase or lease property as long as space is available under the twenty-
five percent (25%) quota.
4. The President shall perform all duties usually associated with the office;
shall be the chief executive officer and ex officio member of all committees,
shall conduct general business meetings, shall serve as the Chair of the
Board of Directors and the Executive and Nominating Committees, shall
have general management of its business affairs, including financial
transactions, and shall sign, along with the Secretary, all legal and official
documents, as directed by the Board.
5. In the event of a vacancy in the office of president, a Search Committee
shall be selected by the Executive Committee to make nomination(s) to
the Board for this position.
6.The Vice-President shall be an ex officio member of the Board and
Executive Committee and shall Chair the Salary and Membership Committees.
He/She shall preside at meetings of the Board and committees in the absence
of the President.
7. The Secretary shall keep an official record of all business handled in
the Board and its Executive, Nominating, and Salary Committees meetings.
He/She shall keep a roll of all members of these groups and shall make
sure that the minutes of said meetings are distributed to the members within
fifteen (15) days after the meetings. The Secretary shall sign legal documents
and/or forms as required by the Constitution. He/She shall be an ex officio
member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Salary
Committee, as well as a non-voting member of the Nominating Committee.
8. The Treasurer shall be an employee of WBCA serving a three (3) year term
and will work under the direction of the President. He/She shall receive all
funds for WBCA and shall keep full and accurate records of all receipts
and disbursements in books belonging to the Association. The Treasurer
shall deposit all monies and other valuable effects in the name and to the
credit of the Association in such depositories as may be designated by
the Board. He/She shall disburse funds as authorized by WBCA management.
The Treasurer shall render a detailed annual report to the Board and monthly
reports to the Executive Committee. He/She shall be responsible for an official
external audit of the Associations financial books at the close of each fiscal
year and report the same to the Board of Directors at its November meeting.
Another officer shall be designated and authorized to sign checks when the
Treasurer is unable. The Treasurer shall be an ex officio member of the Board
of Directors and Executive Committee.
9. There shall be a Nominating Committee of five (5) persons elected by
the Board of Directors for a term of one (1) year. The President shall serve
as Chairman. Said Committee shall present nominations to the Board
for members of committees and of the Board of Directors. The Secretary
shall serve as a non-voting member of this Committee. Nominations
for Vice President and Secretary shall be made by the Executive Committee
and presented to the Board for election annually.
10. There shall be an Advancement Committee composed of the President,
one (1) member from and named by the Executive Committee, and five
(5) members nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by
the Board for staggered three (3) year terms with no more than two
(2) members being elected in any given year. The chairman of this
Committee shall be selected by the Committee from among
its members. This Committee shall be responsible for presenting
recommendations to the Board of Directors for future improvements,
developments, and/or land purchases to be made by WBCA.
11. There shall be a Salary Committee consisting of the principal officers
and one (1) representative, who is not employed by WBCA, from
and named by the Executive Committee and serving on an annual
basis starting in March each year. The Vice-President shall Chair
this Committee, which shall review and recommend the salaries of the
President and Treasurer to the Executive Committee for approval.
The President and Treasurer are to recommend salaries for the Director
of Operations, Property Manager, Activities Director, and Manager of
the kitchen/dining hall to this Committee for approval. The President,
Treasurer, and Director of Operations are to recommend to this Committee
wages and benefits for all other paid personnel for approval. Once salaries
are approved by the Committee they will be included as a total Salaries
figure in the budget which will then be presented to the Executive Committee
12. The Board of Directors may elect a retiring Director who has served at least
ten (10) years in that capacity Director Emeritus. Said individual would then
be entitled to attend Board meetings with voice, but no vote.
13. In the event that any office, other than that of President, becomes vacant
for any reason, the remaining members of the Board by a majority vote may
elect a successor who shall hold office for the unexpired term.
14. The Membership fee referred to in the Constitution 9 (Article IV) shall be
twenty dollars ($25) annually or two hundred dollars ($200) for lifetime
Membership. These amounts may be changed when deemed necessary by
the Executive Committee and approved by the Board.
15. The Board of Directors shall establish rules and regulations governing
all Residents who live within the area administered by it. It shall
approve all rates and fees. Management shall be responsible to disseminate
and enforce such information.
16. Amendments to the Bylaws may be made by a majority vote of the
Board of Directors present and voting at a duly-called meeting.
(amended February 2010)