ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
TAMALPAIS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
AN UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION
The name of this Association is:
TAMALPAIS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
The purposes for which this Association is formed are:
(a) The specific and primary purpose is to promote the general welfare of
that neighborhood of Mill Valley, California, known as Tamalpais Park and the persons
(1) Gathering, evaluating and disseminating information
(2) Investigating the needs and concerns of that neighborhood;
(3) Informing appropriate governmental bodies and officers as to
areas of concern affecting Tamalpais Park and providing information and cooperation toward
a resolution of such concerns; and
(4) Taking such other lawful actions deemed necessary to foster
and promote the wellbeing of said neighborhood.
(b) The general purposes and powers are:
(1) To sue and be sued in its own name;
(2) To enter into and perform contracts, provided, however, that
no member of this association shall be individually or personally liable for the debts,
obligations or liabilities contracted or incurred by the Association unless such member in
writing assumes such obligation, debt or liability, and provided, further, that there is no
presumption or inference that any member of this Association has consented or agreed to the
incurring of any obligation or liability by the Association from the mere fact of joining or
being a member thereof, or signing its Bylaws;
(3) To enter into any commercial transactions authorized by the
(4) To receive gifts of real or personal property and to take and
receive by will real or personal property necessary for its purposes, and to take and receive
by will or deed any real or personal property not necessary for its purposes, provided that it
disposes of such property within five (5) years from its acquisition; and
(5) To adopt, amend or repeal Bylaws in such manner as may be
provided therein, provided however, that the initial Bylaws may be adopted by vote or
written consent of a majority of the members of the Association.
(c) The foregoing statement of purposes shall be construed as a statement
(d) This Association shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage
in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the primary non-profit
purposes as set forth in (a) of this Article II.
The principal office of the Association for the transaction of its business is
located in Marin County, California.
(a) The powers of the Association shall be exercised, its property
controlled and its affairs conducted by a board of eleven (11) directors, provided, however,
that said directors shall not incur any liability on behalf of the Association in excess of the
sum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), nor dispose of property of the Association without the prior
approval of a majority of the members of the Association.
(c) The qualifications, the time and manner of electing, the terms of
office, the duties and compensation, if any, and the manner of removing directors and filling
vacancies shall be as set forth in the Bylaws of the Association.
(a) The qualifications of members of the Association, the voting and
other rights and privileges of members and their liability for dues and the termination and
transfer of membership shall be as stated in the Bylaws; and
(b) No member shall have any interest in property held by the Association
regardless of the time or manner in which said property is acquired.
This Association shall be dissolved and its affairs wound up by the vote or
written consent of 51percent (51%), or more, of its members.
(a) This Association is not organized, nor shall it be operated for
pecuniary gain or profit, and it does not contemplate the disposition of gains, profits or
dividends to the members, and is organized solely for non-profit purposes;
(b) The property, profits and net income of the Association are
irrevocably dedicated to the primary purpose set forth in paragraph (a) of Article II, and no
part of the profits or net income of this Association shall ensure to the benefit of any director
(c) On the dissolution or winding up of this Association, its assets
remaining after the payment of its debts and liabilities shall be distributed to a non-profit
fund, foundation or .corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes
pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code and the Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of
No substantial part of the activities of this Association shall consist of
carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, nor shall this
Association participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate
(a) The original or a copy of these Articles, as amended, shall be kept at
the principal office of the Association and shall be kept open to inspection by all members at
(b) These Articles shall be amended only by resolution duly adopted by a
majority of the directors and by vote or written consent of 51 percent (51%) or more of the
voting members and not otherwise.