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LACC GM and Board of Directors
L-R: Scott Devereaux -- LACC General Manager,  Steve Fleming -- Vice President
Jim Craig -- President,  Donna Smith -- Secretary,  Greg Long -- Member,
Ruthie Hinman -- Member,  Dale Kiriaze -- Treasurer,  Ed Organ -- Member

2018-19 LACC Board of Directors


Volunteer seven-member board of directors governs the Lake Almanor Country Club, with each member serving a three-year term. A written ballot is mailed to all members each July for the election of three new board members. Board meetings are generally held on the third Saturday of every month. Exceptions include no meeting in December or February and the July meeting is held Saturday of the fourth weekend. Meetings begin at 8:30AM at the clubhouse from October through April and at fire hall # 2 from May through September.


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Architectural Review Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Cliff Shelton

Completion of an application and plan approval by the Architectural Committee is required prior to beginning any construction in LACC. Section 6 of LACC Rules and Regulations contain Architectural Construction Requirements. This committee meets on an “as needed” basis -committee meeting dates and times are published on the LACC Events Calendar.

Specific Role Statement Architectural Review Committee
Purpose

The Architectural Review Committee has multiple functions as a standing committee of the Lake Almanor Country Club (LACC) Board of Directors. As an operational committee it has the purpose of assuring compliance with architectural requirements as provided in Section 6 of the Rules & Regulations of the LACC. As an advisory committee it has the purpose of providing the General Manager and the Board with reports, recommendations, and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments. In addition, a representative of the Architectural Review Committee shall be appointed to any committee overseeing remodel or construction projects for LACC.

Responsibilities

To apply the LACC CC&Rs, ordinances and regulations, and all adopted LACC architectural, construction rules, regulations and restrictions in reviewing both member and LACC building construction plans.

Specific Functions (See Section 6.0 of LACC Rules & Regulations)
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Review and approve construction plans to assure conformance with CC&R architectural requirements as outlined in the LACC Member Handbook.
  3. Meet with applicants (for building permits) as necessary to discuss and resolve problems.
  4.  Submit completed approved forms to the LACC office on each construction application.
  5. Investigate reports of suspected violations of the architectural regulations and issue notices of correction as appropriate.
  6. Issue citations as necessary to those who are responsible for making a correction and fail to do so within a reasonable length of time.
  7. Notify the Board of Control of any issued citations.
  8. Prepare proposed changes in the architectural records, regulations, standards and procedures and submit them to the Board of Directors for approval.
  9. Implement changes, rules, etc. after approval by the Board of Directors.
  10. Work with the LACC General Manager in setting up inspection procedures for the LACC Security and Maintenance departments.
 
Organization
The committee shall consist of not less than four voting LACC members plus the Chair of the committee. The then current Board president shall appoint a Chair of the committee who shall be an LACC member in good standing, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board President. The Board President shall appoint a member of the LACC Board of Directors to serve on the committee as a non-voting member (unless there is already a Board member on the committee).

At any given time there are many LACC members who have backgrounds in architecture, engineering or construction. Every effort should be made to recruit a committee whose members have backgrounds in these fields.

Committee members must be willing to acquire reasonable knowledge of LACC Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, CC&Rs and Rules and Regulations.



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Stop Sign

Board of Control


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Tracy Thurber

This committee has dual functions. It provides the judicial functions as established in Section 7.3 of the Rules and Regulations and imposes penalties for unresolved citations issued. As an advisory committee it provides the General Manager and Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility. The Board of Control meets on the Friday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.

Specific Role Statement Board of Control Committee

Purpose

The Board of Control has dual functions. As an operational committee it has the purpose of providing the judicial functions as established in Section 7.3 of the Rules & Regulations of the Lake Almanor Country Club. As an advisory committee it has the purpose of providing the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board Assignments.

Responsibilities

To sit in judgement upon and impose penalties for unresolved citations issued.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Adhere to the functions for the Board of Control as spelled out in Section 7.3 of the LACC Rules & Regulations. The Chair and members of the Board of Control committee shall make themselves thoroughly knowledgeable of the entire section entitled “Rules of Enforcement” (7.0) of the LACC Rules & Regulations, as this section spells out clearly their responsibilities and specific authority.

Organization
Per Section 7.3.1 of the LACC Rules & Regulations, the Board of Control shall consist of five members and four alternates, all members of LACC in good standing, and all appointed by the President and confirmed by the Board of Directors. The Chair of the Board of Control shall be selected from the appointees by the President and shall serve at the pleasure of the President. In addition, one or more members of the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the President as non-voting members of the Board of Control. A quorum for the Board of Control consists of a majority of the voting members of the Board of Control.


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Clubhouse Committee



COMMITTEE CHAIR - Joanne Ness

The Clubhouse Committee provides the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions related to Clubhouse operations. The Committee meets in April or May each year to review the Clubhouse Rules & Regulations. They also meet in August to assist in formulating the annual operating budget, and to inspect the facility to formulate recommendations for needed capital improvements. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.

Specific Role Statement Clubhouse Committee

Purpose

The Clubhouse Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments.

Responsibilities

This committee has three primary responsibilities:
  1. Provide the General Manager and the Board of directors with recommendations for capital improvements that need to be made to the LACC Clubhouse facility.
  2. Work with the General Manager to assist in formulating the annual operating budget for the Clubhouse.
  3. Review, on an annual basis, the Clubhouse Rules & Regulations to assure that they are appropriate.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Meet in April or May of each year to inspect the Clubhouse facility and make a formal report to the General Manager and the Board of Directors with recommendations for capital improvements.
  3. Meet in April or May of each year to review the Clubhouse Rules & Regulations to assure that they are appropriate, and to make a formal report to the General Manager and the Board of Directors outlining recommended changes, deletions or additions.
  4. Meet with the General Manager in August of each year to assist in formulating the annual operating budget for the Clubhouse.
 
Organization
The Clubhouse committee shall consist of not less than four voting members plus the Chair. The President of the LACC Women’s Club shall be a member of the committee.


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Election Committee


INSPECTOR - Charlene Ferguson


The Election Committee shall assist the General Manager and the Board of Directors in the fair and impartial conduct of the LACC Annual Board of Directors Election, LACC Annual Membership Meeting, and conduct, verification and tabulation of any special elections or voting procedures required during the year.
 

Responsibilities

The Inspector of Elections, or his/her designee, and appointed volunteer Election Committee members is charged with:
  1. Determining the number of memberships entitled to vote and the voting power of each.
  2. Determining the authenticity, validity and effect of proxies, if any.
  3. Receiving ballots. Sealed ballots shall be delivered to the inspector of elections, until after the tabulation of the vote, at which time custody of the ballots shall be transferred to the Association.
  4. Hear and determine all challenges and questions in connection with the right to vote. 5) Count and tabulate all votes.
  5. Determine when the polls close, consistent with the Governing Documents of the Association.
  6. Determine the tabulated results of the election.
  7. Perform his/her duties impartially, in good faith, to the best of his/her ability.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Assist the Board of Directors in assuring that all requirements for the LACC Annual Membership Meeting are met according to the LACC Bylaws requirements.
  3. Assist the Board of Directors in assuring that elections of the Board of Directors are conducted according to Section 9.0 (Election Procedures) in the LACC Member Handbook, the LACC Bylaws, and California Civil Code Section 1363.3.
  4. Assist the Board of Directors with special elections or voting procedures required during the year, by determining if the required quorum has been met, and verifying and tabulating votes.


Organization

The Election Committee shall consist of one Inspector of Elections, appointed by the Board of Directors, who will Chair the Committee. The Inspector shall be entitled to appoint and oversee additional persons to verify signatures and to count and tabulate votes as the Inspector of Elections deems appropriate, provided that any such designated persons are independent third parties, are not a member of the Board of Directors or a candidate for the Board of Directors, and cannot be employed by or under contract to the Association for any compensable services. This committee may not have a Board Representative on the committee.

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Abacus

Finance Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Mac Hinman

Provide financial advice for the benefit of LACC members, to the Board of Directors as requested, and/or the General Manager, or as deemed prudent by the Committee.

Responsibilities


Meet as determined by the Chairman of the Committee. Report to the Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meetings all advice and counsel as determined by the Committee.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Meet as needed during Operational and Reserve Budget preparation to: a) Review and provide advice on the Proposed Budgets created by the Association staff. (b) Present the Proposed Budgets to the Board for final approval
  3. At each Committee meeting compare actual reserve and operating investments with the “Investment Policy” and report any deviations.
  4. Review the LACC investments each calendar quarter and make any appropriate recommendations for changes to the Board of Directors and the CFO.
  5. Review the Capital Reserve Study, including depreciation and useful-life schedules. Recommend a target percent of reserve funding by mid-September each year. Include any variance between actual and recommended percent of funding in the October report.
  6. Review the LACC Finance Manual every three years and recommend any changes to the Board of Directors and the CFO.
  7. Participate in financial discussions concerning LACC with outside agencies as may be required.
  8. Perform such other appropriate functions as may be requested by the Board of Directors, General Manager, and/or CFO.
 

Organization

The Finance Committee shall consist of not less than five voting members, including the chair. The Chief Financial Officer of LACC shall be a non-voting member of this committee.


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California Air National Guard Firefighting

Firewise Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Barbara MacArthur

The Firewise Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Firewise Board of Directors (who also serve as the LACC Board of Directors) with suggestions and recommendations to improve the fire safety of the community.

Responsibilities


To serve as a resource for the Lake Almanor Country Club, and its residents, to reach a common goal: prevent the loss of lives, properties, and resources to wildland fires. To this end, the Committee’s approach stresses education and the need for each resident to take responsibility for their own preparedness in making their homes and property fire safe.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Identify areas within the Club where fire safety improvements can be made.
  3. Work with the Peninsula Fire Prevention District to develop an improved, beneficial relationship.
  4. Each year, meet or surpass the Firewise Communities/USA standards for renewal of the Firewise Certification.
  5. Work with the General Manager to identify possible future needs that may require current planning for capital reserves, and make recommendations to the Board.

Organization


The Firewise Committee shall consist of not less than five voting members, including the chair.


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LACC Golf Course

Golf Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Rich Moore

The Golf Committee represents the membership-at-large in identifying golf facility maintenance and improvement requirements. They conduct studies and assist in making plans to meet future demands, and review the Golf Master Plan and make recommendations for implementation. The Committee meets with the General Manager in September of each year to help identify capital improvements that may be needed, assist in formulating the annual operating budget and review the golf fee structure. The Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the General Manager and the Board of Directors on matters concerning policies, tournaments, special events and general operation of the golf course and pro shop. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.


The Golf Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the LACC Conference Room at 2 PM. Meetings are held April – October.

Specific Role Statement Golf Committee


Purpose

The Golf Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments.

Responsibilities

To provide an overview of the LACC golf operations and make recommendations to the General Manager and the Board of Directors regarding necessary capital improvements, the operation of the facilities, and the golfing fees structure.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Represent the membership-at-large in identifying golf facility maintenance and improvement requirements, make studies and plans to meet future demands and make recommendations.
  3. Review on an annual basis the Golf Master Plan, and make recommendations and suggestions for implementation of any items necessary at the end of each year.
  4. Review the golf fees structure and submit recommendations for approval in September of each year.
  5. Meet with the General Manager each year to assist in formulating the annual operating budget for the golf facility.
  6. Identify any capital improvements that may need to be made during the coming year, and make recommendations prior to the October budget meetings.
  7. Serve in an advisory capacity to the General Manager and the Board of Directors on matters concerning policies, tournaments, special events and general operation of the golf course and the pro-shop.

Organization


Members of the Golf Committee shall include the President of the LACC Men’s Golf Association, the President of the LACC Women’s 18 Hole Golf Association, the President of the 9T9er’s, and the President of the Men’s Nine Hole Club (or their designated representatives respectively).


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3,000-year-old mud brick

Long Range Planning Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Mark Crager

Long Range Planning provides an overview of the development of LACC facilities and conducts studies to identify possible future needs that may require current planning for capital reserves. They act as liaison with other LACC committees to consider enhancements to the value of the membership assets and programs and make recommendations to the Board. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.

This committee is also charged with the responsibility for Safety & Environmental Health .


Specific Role Statement Long Range Planning Committee


Purpose

The Long Range Planning Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions regarding the anticipated future needs of the association.

Responsibilities

To provide an overview of the development of the Lake Almanor Country Club facilities and to study and plan for the needs of the future.


Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Identify possible future needs of the Lake Almanor Country Club and make recommendations for meeting those needs to the Board of Directors.
  3. Act as liaison with other LACC Committees to consider enhancements to the value of membership assets and programs.
  4. Upon request by the Board, research specific matters and/or problems, and make recommendations to the Board.
  5. Work with the General Manager to identify possible future needs that may require current planning for capital reserves, and make recommendations to the Board.

Organization


The Long Range Planning Committee shall consist of not less than five voting members, including the chair.
 

Specific Role Statement Safety and Environmental Health Committee


Purpose

The Environmental Safety and Health Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments.


Responsibilities

To work with the LACC General Manager to make recommendations to the LACC Board of Directors concerning conditions in the Lake Almanor Country Club that may affect the safety and/or environmental health of its members, guests and employees.


Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees”.
  2. Identify areas of safety and/or environmental health concerns within LACC. Determine the proper people and procedure for investigating the problem, gathering information and recommending possible solutions to the Board of Directors.
  3. Advise and work with the General Manager regarding CAL-OSHA and Federal OSHA standards.
  4. Meet with the General Manager each year to assist in formulating the annual budget for safety and health issues.

Organization


The Environmental Safety and Health Committee shall consist of not less than four voting members plus the Chair.



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Newsletter

Newsletter Editorial Committee


EDITOR - Jessie King 

No Committee exists at this time. This committee assists in the preparation of the LACC Newsletter by writing or soliciting articles for inclusion in the Newsletter and by reviewing and editing articles, reports and “Letters to the Editor” that are submitted by the membership and LACC staff to be included in the Newsletter. There are 8 issues of the LACC Newsletter published each year with the Editor generally responsible for all Newsletter content except for advertising. Those articles accepted for publication shall be subject to commonly accepted journalistic editing practices.

“Letters to the Editor” shall be limited to 200 words and must be signed and contain the address and telephone number of the writer. Only letters from LACC members shall be printed. “Letters” will be run on a space available basis and will be rejected if, in the opinion of the Editorial Committee, they contain defamatory or libelous material or offensive language.

Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.
 

Specific Role Statement Newsletter Committee


Purpose

The Newsletter Editorial Committee is a standing, advisory committee of the Lake Almanor Country Club (LACC) Board of Directors. As an advisory committee it provides the General Manager and the Board with reports, recommendations, and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments. The Chair of this committee is the Editor of the LACC Newsletter.

Responsibilities

To review and edit articles, reports and “Letters to the Editor” to be included in the LACC Newsletter.

Specific Committee Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Assist the editor in deciding which articles and reports shall be included in the LACC Newsletter.
  3. Write or solicit articles for inclusion in the Newsletter.
  4. Review “Letters to the Editor” for possible libel problems, and confer with the General Manager for advice on these situations.
  5. Write editorials and responses to “Letters to the Editor” where, in the opinion of the editor and/or the committee, a response is warranted.
  6. The General Manager shall review all edited articles, reports, letters, etc. prior to submittal to the publisher for printing.

General LACC Newsletter Operating Guidelines

The LACC Newsletter editor is generally responsible for all Newsletter content except for advertising. Every article submitted to the Newsletter shall be considered for publication by the editor. Those articles accepted for publication shall be subject to commonly accepted journalistic editing practices.

When making editorial changes, the editor shall endeavor to avoid changing the author’s meaning or thrust of his or her arguments. If changes are made, the article shall be returned to the author for approval. If the author does not approve of the changes, he or she may withdraw the article or may challenge the editor’s changes to the editorial committee. The ruling of the editorial committee is final.

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Vote for Abe

Nominating Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Mac Hinman

The Nominating Committee is to actively search out candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors. They are to seek and encourage qualified LACC members in good standing to become involved and to campaign for one of the three available positions on the Board of Directors each year. The Board President appoints the Chair of the committee before the January regular Board meeting. Application for candidacy must be delivered to the LACC office by 5 PM on the 15th of April.

Specific Role Statement Search Committee


Purpose

The Search Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations, and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments.

Responsibilities

To actively search out candidates amongst LACC members in good standing who will run for the open positions on the Board of Directors each year.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Meet with and encourage qualified LACC members in good standing to campaign for the open positions on the Board of Directors.
  3. Keep the President of the Board appraised as to progress in finding qualified candidates for the upcoming election

Organization


The Search Committee shall consist of not less than two voting members plus the Chair.


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Pickleball Committee


Two co-chairs, Mary Craig and Linda Rawson.

Assisting the General Manager in formulating the annual operating budget and determining capital improvement expenditures, the Pickleball Committee makes semi-annual inspections of the pickleball facilities and reports maintenance requirements to the General Manager. The committee helps identify pickleball needs and makes studies and plans to assure that the facilities remain in good condition and are being operated appropriately. The committee annually reviews the fee structure and submits recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration during the budgeting process in September of each year. The committee meets at the Recreation Center for meetings, May through September. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.


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LACC Security

Security Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Phil Culcasi

Working with the LACC General Manager and the Board of Directors, this committee maintains an overview of LACC security requirements, operations and results and makes recommendations for necessary changes or improvements. When warranted the committee will propose potential solutions to security concerns, practices or incidents that have been identified and brought to their attention. The committee meets at the LACC conference room on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, as needed. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.
 

Specific Role Statement Security Committee


Purpose

The Security Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations, and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments.

Responsibilities

To work with the LACC General Manager and the Board of Directors to maintain an overview of LACC security requirements, operations and results and make necessary recommendations for changes or improvements.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Represent the membership at large to identify security concerns and, when warranted, propose potential solutions to the LACC General Manager and the Board of Directors.
  3. When requested by the Board, look into certain LACC Security Department practices or incidents and report back to the General Manager and the Board.

Organization


The Security Committee shall consist of not less than four voting members plus the Chair.


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Tennis Court

Tennis Committee


COMMITTEE CHAIR - Kristy Cox

Assisting the General Manager in formulating the annual operating budget and determining capital improvement expenditures, the Tennis Committee makes semi-annual inspections of the tennis facilities and reports maintenance requirements to the General Manager. The committee helps identify tennis needs and makes studies and plans to assure that the facilities remain in good condition and are being operated appropriately. The committee annually reviews the fee structure and submits recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration during the budgeting process in September of each year. The committee meets at the Tennis Pro Shop on the 2nd Monday of the month, May through September. Committee meeting dates and times are published in the LACC Events Calendar.
 

Specific Role Statement Tennis Committee


Purpose
The Tennis Committee shall provide the General Manager and the Board of Directors with reports, recommendations and suggestions covering those areas of its responsibility on an as-needed basis or for special Board assignments.

Responsibilities
Provide an overview of the tennis facilities and tennis related activities of LACC, and make recommendations to assure that the facilities remain in good condition and are being operated appropriately.

Specific Functions
  1. Follow the guidelines in the “Overall Role Statement for LACC Committees.”
  2. Represent the membership at large in identifying tennis needs, make studies and plans to meet the needs and make recommendations for capital improvement expenditures to the General Manager and the Board of Directors.
  3. Review the fee structure and submit recommendations for the budgeting process in September of each year.
  4. Meet with the General Manager each year to assist in formulating the annual operating budget for the tennis facilities.
  5. Make semi-annual (spring and fall) inspections of the tennis facilities and report maintenance requirements to the General Manager.
  6. Serve in an advisory capacity on matters concerning policies and operation of the tennis facilities and tournament or special events programs.


Organization

The Tennis Committee shall consist of not less than three voting members plus the Chair.


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