EVPA Bylaws – 1975


ARTICLE I. NAME   Section 1. The name of this Association shall be the

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES Section 1. To work for the advancement of our

Section 2. To encourage the continued improvement of the neighborhood--its
homes, shops and businesses.

Section 3. To improve transportation, and private and public utility

Section 4. To secure the best possible schools, efficient fire and police
protection, health conditions and adequate traffic regulations.

Section 5. To promote all matters of civic betterment, district, city and
area, singly, or in concert with other associations.

ARTICLE III.  BOUNDARIES  Section 1. The boundaries of this Association for
its sphere of action shall be the district within Dolores Street on the East
Side, 22nd Street on the South Side, Twin Peaks on the West Side, and Duboce
Avenue on the North Side.

ARTICLE IV. PLACE OF MEETING  Section 1. The place of business and meeting
of this Association shall be at the place or places designated by the Board
of Directors.

ARTICLE V. MEMBERSHIP  Section 1. Membership shall be open to persons who
live, work or own property within the boundaries of the EUREKA VALLEY

Section 2. The membership dues shall be on a calendar year basis, at rates
established by the Board of Directors and approved by the membership,
payable in advance on the first calendar day of each year.

Section 3. A member is entitled to vote if dues are less than three (3)
months in arrears.

ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS  Section 1. The elective officers of this Association
shall be a President, a Vice President, a Corresponding Secretary, a
Recording Secretary, a Treasurer, and six (6) Directors.

Section 2. No member will be eligible to election as an officer of this
Association, or to the Board of Directors, unless he or she has been a
regular member in good standing for a period of not less than six (6)

Section 3. The Officers and Directors are to be nominated  in October,
elected in November, and installed in January. The President, Vice
President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer are
to serve for a term of one year, or until such time as their successors are
duly elected. The Board of Directors shall serve for terms of two (2) years,
or until such time as their successors are duly elected. Three  members of
the Board of Directors are to be elected each year.

Section 4. Vacancies shall be filled by the Board and ratified by the

ARTICLE VII. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS  Section 1. The President shall preside
at all meetings of the Association, and sign all warrants drawn on the
treasury for payment of audited accounts. He or she shall call special
meetings at his or her discretion, or when requested to do so by a majority
of the Board of Directors, or by the joint request of eleven members in good
standing. The President shall appoint all standing committees and special
committees, on the approval of the Board of Directors. Upon the absence of
any officer from three (3) consecutive regular meetings without leave of
absence, sickness, or a good and sufficient cause, the President may declare
the office vacant and the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with Article
VI, Section 4.

Section 2. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in
his or her absence or inability, or at his request.

Section 3. The Recording Secretary shall keep a record of all Board and
Regular meetings, ready for inspection at reasonable times. The
Corresponding Secretary shall prepare all authorized correspondence, and be
in charge of all records, accounts, vouchers, papers and seals of the
Association, excepting the Treasurer's books and accounts.

Section 4. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and deposit in
some reputable bank or banks, all of the moneys (sp) belonging to the
Association. He or she shall pay all debts approved by the Association.
Payments shall be by check signed by two of the following named officers:
President or Vice President, and Treasurer. He or she shall collect dues
from members and give receipts therefor, and keep a membership dues book
containing the names of the members.

ARTICLE VIII. BOARD OF DIRECTORS  Section 1. The Board of Directors shall
consist of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding
Secretary, and Treasurer, the six (6) Directors, and immediate past
President. It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to consider and
recommend t the Association from time to time such policies, plans and
measures as in the judgement of its members shall be for the best interests
of the Association.

Section 2. Seven (7) members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of the Board's business.

Section 3. The Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President or
upon the written request of any three (3) of its members made to the

Section 4. The President of the Association shall be the presiding officer
of the Board of Directors, and in his absence, or inability, or at his
request, the Vice President shall preside.

Section 5. The Recording Secretary of the Association shall be the Secretary
of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE IX. COMMITTEES  Section 1.  The following standing committees may be
appointed by the President.

1. Utilities and Transportation 2. Planning 3. Public Health and Safety 4. 
Education and Recreation







ARTICLE X. MEETINGS  Section 1. The regular meeting shall be held on the
third Wednesday of each month, or as may otherwise be determined by the

Section 2. Ten Percent (10%) of the members shall constitute a quorum of the
Association for the transaction of business.

Section 3. No business shall be transacted at a special meeting other than
that for which it may have been called.

ARTICLE XI. AFFILIATION  Section 1. The affiliation with any organization
must be approved by the Board of Directors before vote of membership.

ARTICLE XII. AMENDMENTS  Section 1. Members may at any time propose
amendments to these By-Laws. Such proposals shall be in writing to the Board
of Directors. All proposed amendments must be referred to this Association
for action thereon at the following regular meeting. Amendments must be
ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present.

ARTICLE XIII. STANDING RULES  Section 1. This Association shall not endorse
or oppose any candidate for a public election.

Section 2. This Association shall abide by all local, State, and Federal
laws and will abide by the provisions embodied in the Constitution of the
United States, its amendments, and the Bill of Rights.


Section 1. The order of business at each regular meeting of the Association
shall be set by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE XV. RULING  Section 1. Roberts' Rules of Order shall govern this
Association, insofar as they are not in conflict, nor inconsistent with this
Constitution and By-Laws.


I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, complete and correct copy of
the by-laws of this organization.


                    Jude Laspa, Vice President


June 1, 1975

Working to Improve Life in Eureka Valley Since 1881