Fred Somers

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December 4, 2017

Should a Country Club allow Model Aircraft Drones?

By Fred L. Somers, Jr., P.C.1 on November 26, 2017 Recently, when attending a wedding rehearsal dinner at a Charlotte, N.C. country club, we withdrew to […]
April 29, 2016

Private Club Membership Redemption Rights Revisited

Some private clubs formed in the last three decades of the 20th Century were formed by developers using redeemable or refundable deposits or initiation fees to […]
August 13, 2016

WHEN TO UPDATE YOUR BYLAWS; A PROCESS

We often are asked how often or when a nonprofit private club or trade association should update their bylaws. The rule of thumb answer is at […]
July 13, 2015

The Private Club and the Supreme Court Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges

Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. 14 same-sex couples and two men whose same-sex partners are […]
November 3, 2017

Golf Cars as Other Powered Mobility Devices (“OPMDs”)

Golf Cars as Other Powered Mobility Devices (“OPMDs”)1 Early in 2017, the City Council of Yorkville, Illinois, ruled a disabled person could not use a golf […]
September 5, 2017

Golf Car Insurance – Is it to die for?

Golf Car Insurance – Is it to die for?1 Recently, in Thomasville, Georgia, an 8-year-old boy died as the result of being run over by a […]
July 12, 2017

How not to write a golf car ordinance

How not to write a golf car ordinance1 In reviewing dozens of local ordinances annually, we observe some localities take the lazy way out and merely […]