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ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBERS
Section 1. Memberships and Members. As defined in the Articles, there shall be one membership in this corporation for each unit and no more memberships than there are units. One membership shall be appurtenant to and for each unit. The owners of a unit, not including the holder of an interest in the unit solely as security for an obligation, shall be the owners and holders of the membership appurtenant to the unit. Title to the membership shall automatically transfer with the title to the unit to which the membership is appurtenant. "Owners of a unit" includes the vendees of the unit and excludes the vendors of the unit under a real estate contract for the purchase and sale of the unit Owners of the units shall be the members of the corporation. No person or party who is not an owner of a unit may be a member of this corporation. When a party ceases to be an owner of a unit, the party automatically ceases to be a member of this corporation. Each respective membership in this corporation shall stand in the name or names of the persons and parties who are members and owners of the unit to which the membership is appurtenant from time to time. The interest of a member and unit owner in a membership shall be the same as the owner's interest in the unit to which the membership is appurtenant, all as the interests may appear in the public record, unless the corporation has actual knowledge of persons or parties who have such interests not of public record, in which event the corporation shall recognize the interests of such persons or parties in accordance with their rights.
 
Section 2. Voting. There shall be one vote for each unit and no more in this corporation. The vote of a membership shall be exercised by the members who hold the membership in the manner provided by the Bylaws. The corporation may cast no votes allocated to it for memberships which may be owned by this corporation because of its ownership of a unit, and in determining the percentage or number of votes required to act on any matter, the votes allocated to memberships owned by the corporation shall be disregarded.
 
Section 3. Annual Meeting. An annual meeting of the membership shall be held on the first Tuesday in the month of May in each year beginning in 2001, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing directors if any are to be elected and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. If the day fixed for the annual meeting shall be a legal holiday in the State of Washington, the meeting shall be held on the next succeeding business day. If the annual meeting is not held on the day designated herein, the board of directors shall cause a special meeting of the membership to be held as soon thereafter as may be convenient to elect directors.
 
Section 4. Special Meetings. Unless otherwise prescribed by statute, special meetings of the membership may be called for any purpose or purposes by the president, by a majority of the board of directors, or the members holding memberships which have a total of twenty or more votes.
 
Section 5. Place of Meeting. The annual meeting or special meetings of the membership shall be held at such place in Washington as the board of directors may from time to time designate.
 
Section 6. Notice of Meetings. The secretary or any other officer of the corporation shall give notice of annual or special meetings of the membership. A written notice shall be given of each meeting of the membership stating the place, day and hour of a meeting of the membership, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, and an agenda of the matters to be voted on by the membership. In the case of a meeting to consider any proposed amendment to the Declaration or Bylaws, any changes in a budget which has been previously approved which change results in a change in assessment, and any proposal to remove a director or officer, the notice shall state the general nature of the matter. Not less than ten (10) nor more than fifty (50) days in advance of any meeting of the membership, the notice of the meeting shall be hand-delivered or sent prepaid by first class United States mail to the mailing address of each unit or, if the unit owners have designated in writing a different mailing address, then to that address. If a mortgagee i: entitled to notice as provided in the Declaration, then like notice of the membership meeting shall be given to the mortgagee at its address.
 
Section 7. Quorum. The presence in person or by proxy at the beginning of a meeting of members holding memberships with 25 percent of the votes shall constitute a quorum at a meeting of the membership. If a quorum is present, a majority affirmative vote of the number of votes held by memberships present and entitled to vote shall be the act of the membership unless the vote of a greater number or voting by classes is required by law, the Declaration, the Articles or the Bylaws. Meetings of the membership shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order, current edition.
 
Section 8. Method of Voting. The vote of a membership may be exercised in person or by proxy. If only one member of multiple members holding a membership is present at the meeting, the member is entitled to cast all of the votes to which the membership is entitled. As provided in the Declaration, if more than one member of multiple members holding a membership are present at the meeting in person or by proxy, then those members shall identify the person who shall have the right to exercise the vote of the membership, and only one person shall be entitled to exercise the vote of each membership, so that, if more than one person who has a proxy for a member holding the membership or who is a member holding the membership attempts to exercise the vote of that membership or if one of multiple members holding a membership objects to the exercise of that membership's vote, then the chair of the meeting may refuse to recognize the vote of that membership, and the membership shall be recorded as having abstained. No right to cumulate votes at the election of directors shall exist.
 
Section 9. Balloting. In order to facilitate counting and verification of votes cast on each written ballot, if requested by the chair of the meeting, the person exercising the vote for each membership shall identify on the ballot the number of the unit to which the membership is appurtenant and the vote to which the owner of that unit is entitled. After the ballots are tabulated, received and accepted, all ballots shall be destroyed and the persons who conducted the ballot count shall treat as confidential the manner in which the vote of each membership was cast. Other methods of facilitating verification of votes cast may be required to be complied with by the chair. The chair shall have the right to designate the person or persons who shall count ballots of any vote of membership. The results of the vote count shall be reported directly to the chair.
 
Section 10. Voting by Certain Memberships. The votes of memberships which are held by a corporation, domestic or foreign, may be voted by such officer, agent or proxy as the bylaws of such corporation may prescribe, or in the absence of such provision, as the board of directors of such corporation may determine. A certified copy of a resolution adopted by such directors shall be conclusive as to their action. The votes of memberships which are held by a partnership may be voted by any partner. The votes of memberships which are held by personal representatives may be voted by them, either in person or by proxy, without a transfer of such memberships into their names. The votes of memberships which are held by trustees may be voted by them either in person or by proxy, but no trustee shall be entitled to vote memberships held by him without a transfer of such memberships into his name. The votes of memberships which are held by receivers may be voted by such receivers, and memberships under the control of a receiver may be voted by the receiver without the transfer thereof into his name if authority to do so is contained in an appropriate order of the court by which such receiver was appointed.