Eligibility: Classes of Membership. Any bona-fide resident in the AREA shall be eligible for regular ASSOCIATION membership. Also, an associate membership shall be available for those residents who reside in other areas of the City of San Mateo. Membership dues shall be paid per family dwelling unit. Every permanent member of that household unit, 18 years of age and older, shall be considered as a member for eligibility and all other purposes under these By-Laws. All applicants for regular membership must certify that they are residents in the AREA, and must provide their names to the ASSOCIATION when the dues are paid. Applicants for associate membership must certify that they are residents of the City of San Mateo. The sole additional requirement for regular or associate memberships shall be the payment of annual dues to an officer of the ASSOCIATION.


Dues: The amount of the dues can be changed by a two-third (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors, or a two-third (2/3) vote of the regular membership at any regularly scheduled general meeting. Dues are to be considered paid when received by an officer of the ASSOCIATION, and said dues will be considered payment for the calendar year following the date of payment. Any raise in dues shall be applicable from the date specified in the approval, but shall not be retroactive to any member in good standing until such time as said members current dues expire.


Resignation: Any member may resign from the ASSOCIATION by submitting a letter to this effect to the Secretary of the ASSOCIATION or by failure to pay dues when required.


Removal: a member may be removed from membership in the ASSOCIATION for cause, by a vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members present at a regularly scheduled meeting of the ASSOCIATION.