MEMBERSHIP

Members are the foundation of our association and the heart of our community

As the steward of the lake since 1944, the PLA provides more than just beach services in the summer months.

The PLA operates to ensure a safe, comfortable environment for members to enjoy throughout the year. This includes maintaining the beach and providing life guards during the summer, ensuring well-maintained grounds and clubhouse, and overseeing annual lake maintenance.

We are only able to do this through the fees provided by our Owner Members and Associate Members.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Pinewood Lake Association, your immediate family have access to the following:

 

  • A monthly Partyline and regular eNotices keeping you updated on the happenings of the PLA

  • Use of the lake and beach

  • Ability to rent the clubhouse and beach for private functions

  • Access to all programs and classes run by the PLA (example: swim lessons, book club, discussion groups, etc)

  • Attendance at monthly meetings and the annual Board meeting

  • Representation on the Board

Types of Memberships

Owner Member

Owner(s) of a Qualified Property may apply for membership as an Owner Member(s). Multiple owners of the same property are required to be living together as a Family Unit, if they are to be considered Owner Members. If multiple owners are not living as a Family Unit on the property, they must designate one Owner Member or one Family Unit as Owner Member each year upon payment of dues. The remaining owners of the property will be allowed guest privileges. To update your listing in the membership directory, please complete this survey

Upon meeting the requirements of Article II, Section I., owner(s) of a Qualified Property may submit a written application for membership, accompanied by the initiation fee and the year’s dues, to the Membership Chair. The Membership Chair will consider the application and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors. A simple majority affirmative vote of the Board of Governors shall be necessary to approve an application for Owner Member membership. Owner Membership is not transferable, under any circumstances, including, but, not limited to non-Family Unit owners of the same property. To submit an application, please contact the Membership Chair

Tenant Member

A Family Unit that legally occupies a dwelling or part of a dwelling owned by an Owner Member, in Good Standing, may apply for Tenant Membership.

 

A Family Unit that qualifies under Article II, Section 4., may submit a written application for membership, accompanied by any initiation fee and the first year’s dues, to the Membership Chair (the initiation fee and the dues are refundable if the application is not accepted). The Membership Chair will consider the application and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors. A simple majority affirmative vote of the Board of Governors will be necessary to approve an application for Tenant membership.

 

Tenant Members shall not (i) have voting privileges, (ii) be eligible for the Board of Governors, and (iii) hold office. Tenant Members may serve on any Committee of the Board of Governors, except the Membership, Nominating, Review and Budget Committees. Only one Tenant Membership shall be granted per Qualifying Property per year.

Associate Membership

A Family Unit that qualifies under Article II, Section 5., may submit a written application for membership to the Membership Chair.

 

The total number of associate memberships will be determined by the Board of Governors and voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting or a Special Meeting of the Members.

 

Applicants will be considered in the order that they are received. The Membership Chair shall consider the application and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors. A simple majority affirmative vote of the Board of Governors shall be necessary to approve an application for Associate Membership.

 

Associate Members shall not (i) have voting privileges, (ii) be eligible for the Board of Governors, and (iii) hold office. Associate Members may serve on any Committee of the Board of Governors, except the Membership, Nominating, Review and Budget Committees.