BYLAWS OF LYNCO CLUB, INCORPORATED
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
A Member is a person who has been accepted as such by the Board of Directors
and who is current with respect to payment of all dues and assessments. An
applicant for Membership will not be accepted unless he or she is a natural
person who is:
The owner of a Lot in Lynwood Lakes Estates subdivision; or,
The owner of a Lot which has lake privileges under a contract between
Lynwood Lakes Company and such person or his predecessor in title made by
Lynwood Lakes Company prior to January 1, 1962.; or,
The surviving spouse, heir or devisee of a deceased Member domiciled in
the home of the deceased Member on a Lot having Membership rights, provided that
so long as said spouse, heir or devisee continues to reside in said home and pay
annual dues, he or she shall not be required to pay an initiation fee; or,
A minister or pastor who actually resides in a parsonage or residence
owned by an established church and located in Lynwood Lakes Estates subdivision
on a Lot eligible for Lynco Membership, whether the church is incorporated or an
association. But no officer, director, stockholder, trustee, or other person
associated or connected with said church shall be entitled to Membership by
virtue of such Lot, parsonage or residence; or,
The owner of a Lot which contains a completed residence, and which is
situated on the following streets:
Lynwood Drive (from Liberty Road to dead end)
Charolais Drive (from Lynwood Drive to dead end)
Shiland Drive (from Charolias Drive to dead end)
Van Noppen (from Shiland Drive to Mossyrock Road)
Melissa Lane (from VanNoppen to dead end)
Yet to be named (to it’s dead end) located off Ventura Drive between
Williams Dairy Road and Ledford Road
(“dead end” for “yet to be named street” refers to as shown in
Guilford County Planning Department records as of October 2006;
(“dead end” for all others streets listed refers to the streets as
they existed in October 21, 1994);
or an eligible tenant as defined in Section 8 of this Article.
members shall agree to abide by the rules, regulations and restrictions imposed
from time to time by the Board of Directors or as set forth in the deed
restrictions. Any Member charged with conduct unbecoming a Member, and against
whom such charges are sustained after a due and proper hearing by the Board of
Directors, may be reprimanded or suspended or expelled from membership. A two-
thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board of Directors shall be necessary to
sustain the charges. The type of punishment must then be separately voted by a
two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board.
Membership will be transferable to surviving spouse in the event of death within the membership year. Otherwise, membership shall not be transferable and there shall be no refund of any initiation fee, dues or other moneys paid by any Member or former Member.
event any person has ceased to be a member of the club for any reason, he shall
not be reinstated but may, by meeting the eligibility requirements of a new
member, apply for a new membership in the club as set forth in Article IX,
Section 4, hereof.
members of the immediate family residing in the home of a member shall be
entitled to full privileges of membership.
referred to in Section 1 of Article I, shall not include any lands purchased or
contracts made by Lynwood Lakes Company after January 1, 1962.
to an eligible lot is held by two or more persons, any one of them may apply for
membership. Except as provided in Section 5 above, membership privileges shall
not apply to more than one person with respect to any one lot and no person may
claim additional membership privileges by virtue of owning more than one lot.
eligible tenant, as provided below, shall be eligible to apply for Membership: A
tenant who actually resides in a home on an eligible Lot is eligible for
Membership if either:
(A) The owner of
the Lot is a paid Member in good standing and continues that paid Membership
from year to year during the tenancy and the owner relinquishes in writing his
right to use during the tenancy; or,
(B) The tenant
pays the initiation fee and the Membership fee and continues that paid
Membership from year to year.
cases, the tenant's Membership shall be deemed resigned immediately upon ceasing
to occupy a house on the eligible Lot. In such a case and where (A) applies, use
will revert back to the Lot owner.
members of this corporation shall meet once each calendar year and the annual
meeting of the membership shall be at such place and upon such day and hour set
by the President of the corporation and shall be during the month of October of
each calendar year. Special meetings may be called by the President or by a
notice signed by one-third of the members of the Board of Directors or by a
notice signed by 25% of the entire membership of the corporation.
Notice of either regular or special meetings of the membership of the corporation shall be duly given to the membership, sent by mail or email at least fifteen days prior to such meeting or by publication of a notice in some newspaper of general circulation in Guilford County, North Carolina or posted to the Lynco website, not less than five or more than ten days prior to the holding of the meeting. All notices as herein provided shall show the date, time, place and purpose of such membership meeting.
The directors shall be elected for one year and such election shall take place at the annual meeting of the membership. One year term will run from January 1 to December 31. If any director of the corporation shall resign or cease to be a member of the corporation for any reason, the Board of Directors shall declare her/his place on the board vacant and shall elect a replacement.
affairs of the corporation shall be managed by the Board of Directors to consist
of thirteen members, twelve of which shall be elected as herein provided and the
thirteenth shall be the immediate past President. They shall hold office for one
year or until their successors are elected and qualified.
members of the Board of Directors shall have the power to elect or appoint all
necessary officers, agents and contractors, to fix compensation, to prescribe
duties and to dismiss any appointive officer or agent and generally to control
and manage the affairs of the corporation.
director shall have the right to appoint his or her spouse or another Board
Member as proxy to vote for him or her at any meeting of the Board of Directors.
directors shall, at the annual meeting of the Board, elect from the membership
of the Board a President, one or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary and a
Treasurer. The Board shall also designate such committees as may be deemed
necessary by the Board and shall designate committees as follows:
President of the Corporation shall appoint the membership of each committee. Any
person may hold more than one office and may serve on more than one committee.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
SECTION 1 - PRESIDENT:
President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the
membership of the corporation and shall see that all orders and resolutions of
the Board of Directors and of the membership are carried out. The President
shall execute all conveyances, contracts and agreements authorized by the Board
of Directors; shall appoint all the members of all committees; shall sign all
certificates of membership and generally guide all of the officers of the
corporation in the performance of their respective duties.
SECTION 2 - VICE-PRESIDENT:
Vice-president shall perform the duties of the President in his absence, or at
his/her direction, or at the direction of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 3 - SECRETARY:
Secretary shall be the ex-officio Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the
corporation. He/she shall keep a record of all proceedings in a book to be kept
for that purpose. He/she shall be the custodian of the common seal and shall
keep all non-financial books, papers and records of the corporation.
SECTION 4 - TREASURER:
Treasurer shall collect, receive and hold the moneys of the corporation, endorse
and collect all checks and negotiable instruments, make authorized disbursements
and keep all financial books, papers and records of the corporation including a
full and accurate account of the receipts and disbursements of the corporation
shall render a full account at the annual meeting of the membership and to the
Board of Directors at such time and place as the President may require. The
Treasurer may be bonded with a good and sufficient bond for the faithful
performance of these duties, at a sum set by resolution of the Board of
Directors, and the premium shall be paid by the corporation.
SECTION 5 - DIRECTORS:
Directors may, in the absence of or in the incapacity of any officer, delegate
his/her duties and powers to any other officer or to a Director.
SECTION 6 - FISCAL YEAR:
year of the corporation shall be the calendar year. The books and records of the
corporation shall be audited by the Finance Committee and submitted to the
annual meeting of the membership in October of each year.
So long as
the membership of this corporation does not exceed 50, 20% of the membership
shall constitute a quorum. When the membership of this corporation exceeds 50,
but less than 100, the quorum shall be 20% of the first 50 members, plus 5% of
all members in excess of 50. When the membership of the corporation exceeds 100,
20 members shall constitute a quorum.
The Board of Directors shall promulgate regulations relative to the use of any lakes, streams, ponds or other recreational facilities or common areas belonging to the corporation and a copy of such regulations shall be available on the Lynco website and posted in a common member area on Lynco property. A member may request a printed copy of the regulations from the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may suspend or revoke the membership of any person who fails to abide by such rules.
of Directors of the corporation shall select and designate one or more
depositories for the funds of the corporation and such funds shall be drawn
upon, checks signed by such person or persons, that may be authorized to sign
them by the Board of Directors.
DUES AND INITIATION FEES
of Directors shall from time to time set annual dues and initiation fees. Dues
shall be payable on or before January 1 of each year and any member not paying
such dues shall be deemed delinquent on said date. However, the Board may waive
initiation fees or waive or postpone dues in cases of hardship or in other
special circumstances as the Board may see fit.
of Directors may, with the approval of the membership, levy special assessments
upon members, which assessments shall be considered additional dues.
event of the nonpayment of dues by March 1 of each year, a member shall be
barred from the use of club facilities until such dues have been paid.
event a member shall be 12 months in arrears in the payment of dues, he shall be
deemed to have resigned from the club and shall thereafter have no right to use
the club facilities, nor shall be entitled to reinstate his membership except
upon the meeting of the requirements of a new member including the payment of
all initiation fees.
These Bylaws may be amended only by
vote of a simple majority of the membership present at a duly constituted
meeting of the membership. Last amended at Annual Membership Meeting, October 2009.
LYNCO CLUB, INC. RULES AND REGULATIONS (01-01-2014)
SWIMMING (Swim Area Hours 8:00 AM to
- No person shall swim alone at any time
- No swimming allowed 20 feet beyond the lake shore after 12 noon
- No swimming allowed after sunset in the pier/swim area
- No swimming allowed on the boat side of the pier
- Children 13 years old and under must be accompanied by a competent swimmer who is at least 14 years old.
- Dogs must be on leash and clean up after
- No glass containers are allowed in the swim area
- No dunking, chicken fights, keep-away, or throwing of objects allowed in
- No running on the piers is allowed
- No fishing from the pier or the beach area is allowed
- No arguing with a lifeguard is allowed; his/her word is law
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the swim area
- No foul or abusive language is allowed in the swim area
- Guests must be accompanied by a Member at all times and have valide wristband
- Notice is hereby given that misconduct or abuse of the above rules will,
at minimum, result in a warning, duly recorded, by the lifeguard or a Board
Member. Other discipline may be applicable, at the Board's discretion. Members are to
instruct family members and guests of the importance of water safety and assure
that they know Lynco's rules.
Except as provided below, all boats used on
the lake must be registered and inspected by Lynco Club, Inc. annually and
display a current year Lynco decal on the right-hand corner of the windshield,
or on the stern if there is no windshield. This sticker will be applied by Lynco
Lake Safety Committee members following inspection of the watercraft and
presentation of required liability insurance information by the member. Members
must sign upon receipt of Lynco, Inc. boating rules signifying that they and
family members will follow the rules.
- No guest boats are allowed on the lake at any time.
- No unregistered boat may be test driven or used on the lake without prior
permission of the Lynco Board.
- Only one motorized watercraft per member allowed to operate on the lake
at one time
- All boats must comply with U.S. Coast Guard safety rules and regulations
as generally applicable to similar inland waters
- Boats and skiers must keep to the right, no closer than 25 feet from
- Boats towing skiers must have at least two competent people in the
vessel: a driver to control the path of the boat and a lookout to watch the
skier and warn the driver whenever the skier is down
- No more than 3 boats towing skiers or other persons in any manner allowed
at one time
- Speed limit before noon and after
sunset and in all areas marked by buoys is 7.5 mph.
- All boats operating before sunrise or after sunset must display a light
- Except as provided below, the maximum length of boats on the lake is 17
feet for other than pontoon boats and 20 feet for pontoon boats
- Motors are limited to 90
- No inboard motors.
- Limited exception to above size and registration rules: with respect to
boats owned and operated by a Member solely for the purpose of maintenance or
repairs, such boats to be moved at idle speed only directly from the launch ramp
to a dock and return. The boat may not be launched more than once per calendar
month and may remain in the lake for no more than 24 hours and in no event past
8:00 A.M. on the day following launch. Such boats may never be operated for
recreational purposes. This exception must be approved by the Lynco Lake Safety
- An additional exception applies to the recreational use of a registered
boat which meets the maximum length requirement but which has mounted thereon a
motor exceeding the maximum horsepower rule. Such a boat may be operated
provided the motor is kept covered at all times and the boat is operated only by
means of an electric trolling motor
- No water craft allowed to follow closer than 150 feet from another water
craft or persons on water skis or otherwise being towed by another water craft
- Boat trailers must be removed from the Club launch ramp immediately upon
launching or retrieving.
- Failure to follow any or all of these rules will be addressed by giving a
warning to the member; a second offense will result in suspension of all
membership privileges for 2 calendar weeks; a third offence will result in
suspension of all membership privileges for the remainder of the membership
FISHING (Rule 3 subject to change,
check with Board member)
- Fishing is allowed at all designated locations of Club property, except
at the pier surrounding the swim area.
- All carp and all tagged fish, regardless of size, when caught, are to be
returned to the lake.
- All bass under 13
inches, when caught,
are to be removed from the lake. All oter fish caught, including,
but not limited to, carp, brim, crappie and catfish are to be returned to the lake as quickly as possible and as unharmed as possible (rule subject to
change, check signs and Newsletter).
- No net fishing.
- Bait fish must not come from Lynwood Lakes.
- Open fires on Lynco
property are prohibited.
- Fires set in authorized containers (e. g., barbecue
grills) will be attended at all times and completely extinguished when no
- Carelessness or vandalism
resulting in damage to Club property is to be reported to a Member of the
Board of Directors, or to the Guilford County Sheriff's Department, by any
Member witnessing such action.
- The use of alcoholic beverages
is prohibited on Club property, except for special events and by permit
issued by the Board of Directors.
- The Lynco Club, Inc. Board of Directors may revoke
or suspend the Membership or membership privileges (including those of
members of the Member's household) of any Member who refuses to abide by its
Bylaws, rules, and regulations; or who is found to be guilty of conduct
unbecoming a member including participation in any action that is determined
by an appropriate vote of the Board of Directors to constitute a nuisance or
hazard to the community. In such event, there shall be no refund of any dues
or fees paid.
- Lakeside property owners
wanting to build, replace, or improve docks and/or walls must have
construction plans approved in advance by the Lynco Board since these
structures will be on Lynco property.
- All docks and retaining walls
may be inspected each year for safety and appearance by members of the Lynco
board. Any action deemed necessary by the inspector will be reported to the
Board of Directors, who have authority to require the property owner
responsible to remove, repair or replace any dock or wall determined to be
unacceptable. Docks are not to extend out more than 15 ft from shore and must be anchored to ground or shore.
- The water level of the lake is
controlled by a device used to plug the dam. When deemed necessary, the plug
shall be removed to lower the water level. Lynco will not be responsible for
any property or other damage resulting from changes in water level.
- Unless otherwise permitted by
the Board, the swim and shelter area will be closed to all persons --
including Members -- from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before
sunrise each day.
- If an expelled member member(s) do not make restitution or correction
for their conduct unbecoming a member during the expulsion, or if the board for
any reason feels the safety of others may be at risk, then no membership will be
granted for as long as the board deems necessary.
rules and regulations are provided for the safety and welfare of all Lynco Club
Members and their guests. So that all Members receive the maximum benefit from
Lynco property, all Members must become familiar with and comply with these
rules and regulations. It is imperative that SAFETY be the primary
concern for all who use Lynco recreational facilities. Members will at all times
and in all ways be responsible for their guests.
Board of Directors