SECTION 3: MEMBERS 3.1 Membership

Every person, party or entity owning legal title to a freehold estate in a Sublot shall be a Member of the Association, regardless of whether or not such Owner is in actual possession thereof and regardless of whether or not such Owner is a joint or common "Owner together with, other joint or common Owners. Where a trustee holds legal title to a freehold estate in a Sublot, such trustee, and not the beneficiaries of any trust, shall be deemed to be the Owner and therefore a Member of the Association. Membership shall commence immediately upon acquisition of ownership of legal title to a freehold estate in a Sublot and shall continue thereafter until such time as such Owner ceases to hold such legal title, whereupon membership shall cease immediately and without any necessary action by the Association. Ownership of legal title to a freehold estate in a Sublot and therefore membership in the Association shall be presumed from the most current books and records of the Association. New Owners shall notify the Association of their status as Members by delivering to the Secretary of the Association a photocopy of the conveyance by which such Owner acquired title, which photocopy shall clearly indicate all recording information thereon, and upon receipt thereof, the Secretary of the Association shall amend the hooks and records of membership accordingly. All disputes concerning membership in the Association shall be resolved by an examination of the records of the county recorder for the county in which the Sublot is situated in order to determine the ownership of legal title to the freehold estate of the Sublot in question.