CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

(Nonstock Corporation)

            We, the incorporators, certify that we hereby, associate ourselves as a body politic and corporate under The Nonstock Corporation Act of the State of Connecticut.

1.         The name of the corporation is:

                        THE CONNECTICUT GOLF CLUB, INCORPORATED

2.         The name of the town in Connecticut in which the corporation is to be located is Easton.

3.         The nature of the activities to be conducted, or the purposes to be promoted or carried out by the corporation, are as follows:

            (a)        To own, operate and maintain golf fairways, golf driving ranges, putting greens, and any and all recreational, sporting and athletic facilities,    together with buildings, structures and improvements related thereto, and capable of being used in connection therewith for the exclusive use of members and guests.

 

            (b)        To conduct a club organized and operated exclusively for pleasure, recreation and other non-profitable purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private member, nor shall any compensation be paid to any member, officer, director, trustee, creator or organizer of the corporation except as a reasonable allowance for services actually rendered to or for the corporation.

            (c)        To engage in any other lawful act or activity for which corporations any be formed under the Nonstock Corporation Act of the State of Connecticut.         

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4.         No part of the corporation’s income is distributable to its member, directors or officers, and the corporation shall not have or issue shares of stock or pay dividends.

5.         The classes, rights, privileges, qualifications, obligations, and the manner of election or appointment of members are as follows:

            (a)        Executive Members

            Any person of the age of 21 years or over shall be eligible for membership. Such members shall be elected originally by the incorporators acting by unanimous vote and thereafter by the Board of Governors. Except as set forth to the contrary in this Certificate of Incorporation, each member shall have all the rights and privileges of the Club, including the right to attend all membership meetings and vote thereat. This class of membership, admitted under any category, shall be limited to a total of 200 individuals at any one time.

            (b)        Associate Members

            Any person of the age of 21 years or over shall be eligible for membership, and as an Associate, if an Executive or Young Executive membership, as appropriate, is not available due to the limitations provided in 5(i) below.  Such person shall be elected by the Board of Governors. Members must convert to Executive or Young Executive membership, as appropriate, when such a positionmembership becomes available, and failure to so convert shall result in loss of Associate membership. Associate members shall enjoy only limited rights to play golf, entertain guests, play in tournaments and appear as guests of Executive members, as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Governors. Associate members shall pay one-half the Initiation fee, and one-half the dues and assessments., as appropriate at the time such amounts are due. Upon conversion to Executive or Young Executive membership, the Associate member shall be responsible for the balance of the Initiation fees, dues and assessments. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote on matters submitted to the membership. This class of membership, admitted under any category, shall be limited to 20 individuals at any one time.

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            (c)        Non-Resident Members         

            Individuals      A member who has been an Executive, Senior or Young Executive member and is residing outside of Connecticut, Westchester or Nassau Counties, or the five boroughs of New York, and who spendspends no more than thirty days per year living in these areas, areis eligible for Non-Resident membership. Non-Resident members shall be elected by the Board of Governors. They shall pay the Initiation fee, dues and assessments established by the Board of Governors, but shall not have the right to vote on matters submitted to the membership.

            (d)       Legacy Members

Any son of an executive, honorary, senior, or non-resident member who was an executive member for at least 10 years, and who is between the ages of 21 through 39 years, may be eligible for legacy membership, and shall be elected by the Board of Governors. They shall pay the initiation fee, dues and assessments established from time to time by the Board of Governors, but shall not have any right to vote on matters submitted to the membership. When a legacy member shall have paid in full his initiation fee, he shall automatically become an executive member. The aggregate number of legacy members, associate members and provisional members shall be limited to a combined total of 30 at any one time.

            (e)        Junior Members

            Junior membership shall be limited to persons 16 to 24 years of age who are children of, children-in-law or siblings of regular Executive members. They shall pay the Initiation fee, dues and assessments established by the Board of Governors, and shall not have the right to vote on matters submitted to the membership.  

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            (f)        Senior Members

            A member who has been an Executive member for not less than fifteen cumulative years and who has or will attain the age of 70 years by September 30 of the current calendar year may elect to change his status to Senior membership, effective as of the first day of said calendar year. The Board of Governors shall establish, and may revise from time-to-time, the level of dues and assessments, as well as voting restrictions, pertaining to Senior members.

            (ge)      Provisional Members

            Any person who is otherwise eligible to become an executive member, but whose employment conditions subject him to involuntary transfer or relocation, may be eligible for provisional membership and shall be elected by the Board of Governors. They shall pay the initiation fee, dues and assessments established from time to time by the Board of Governors. Provisional members shall not have any right to vote on matters submitted to the membership. At the end of 3 years from the date of election as a provisional member, such person shall either convert to executive membership or resign from the Club. There shall be no more than 2 provisional members at any one time.

            (hf)      Honorary Members

Any former President of the Corporation or any other person who has  distinguished himself in service to the Corporation may be eligible for honorary membership, and shall be elected by the Board of Governors, provided however, that a former President of the Corporation must maintain his primary residence outside of the State of Connecticut, the New York State Counties of Westchester or Nassau or the 5 boroughs of New York City, and must spend no more than 30 days per year in any one or more of such areas. Honorary members shall not have any right to vote on matters submitted to the membership.

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            (i)         (g)        Young Executive Members

Any son of an executive member who isperson between the ages of 25 through 2921 and 39 years mayshall be eligible for young executive membership andas Young Executive Member. Such members shall be elected by the Board of Governors. There shall be no initiation fee for young executive membership, but theySuch members shall pay the initiation fee, dues and assessments established from time to time by the Board of Governors. Young executive members shall  Each Young Executive Member shall have all the rights and privileges of the Club, including the right to attend all membership meetings but shall not have anythe right to vote on matters submitted to the membership. When a Young Executive Member has reached the age of 40, and has paid in full his initiation fee, he shall automatically become an executive member.

(h)        National Members      

            Individuals residing more than fifty (50) driving miles from the golf facilities in Easton, Connecticut, or who live in any borough of New York City or in Nassau or Suffolk counties of New York who spend no more than thirty days per year living within such fifty (50) driving miles excluding such boroughs or counties, are eligible for National membership. National members shall be elected by the Board of Governors. They shall pay the Initiation fee, dues and assessments established by the Board of Governors, but shall not have the right to vote on matters submitted to the membership.

(i)         Limitation on numbers of unlimited play memberships.

      The classes of Executive, Senior and Young Executive membership, admitted under any category, shall be limited to a total of 250 individuals, cumulatively, at any one time.

Dated at Bridgeport, Connecticut this 22nd___ day of November, 20062020.

Amended March 13, 1981

Amended December 3, 1988

Amended October 25, 1997

Amended June 19, 1999

Amended April 30, 2001

Amended August 5, 2001

AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS
CONNECTICUT GOLF CLUB, INCORPORATED

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
 

The ByLaws of the Connecticut Golf Club, Incorporated, shall be amended as follows:
Article III, Section 2, shall be amended and restated as follows:
 

Article III
SECTION 2:              There shall be the following classes of members:

A.        Executive Members
B.        Associate 
C
.        Non-Resident Members

          Legacy Executive  to be delated  
          Junior Members  to be deleted

D.     Senior Members
E.      Provisional Members
F.      Honorary Members
G.     Young Executive Members
H.     National Members                               

The qualifications, rights and privileges of these respective classes of members shall be as set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation. Except where indicated otherwise herein,  the term “members” or “membership” includes all classes of members.

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