2013 Bylaws update
On January 30 a committee to amend the club's bylaws was announced. This committee was chaired by Steve Janosko. Per the current bylaws, as seen below, this motion to amend is being sent to club members in advance of our Annual Meeting on May 4th.
ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS
The club by-laws may be amended as follows:
1. Written notice of motion to amend the by-laws shall be given to the Communications Director/Secretary at least one month before the next meeting of the members of the club, and notification of the proposed change or changes shall be sent to all members along with the notice of the meeting.
2. If proper notice has been given as described above, an amendment may be passed by a majority vote of the members including members voting by proxy.
Why the changes?
We wanted to clarify a few things and remove some ambiguities from the bylaws as we prepare to build our own facility and grow in the coming years.
You'll see a lot of changes if you look at the annotated document, but most of that is specifying things we already do in more detail.
The most significant operating change concerns the make up of the Board of Directors. The current Board consists of eight members elected to two year terms (four elected each year), with a ninth member being the most recent former club President.
The new bylaws propose eliminating the un-elected position of "past president" from the Board and replacing it with a ninth elected member. It also proposes extending the term of members to three years, which would allow us to elect three Board members each year. This is to provide more continuity on the Board.
The attached addendum spells out how the Board will transition from eight elected members to nine over the next two years.
If you have any questions or comments on the changes, please contact Steve Janosko at firstname.lastname@example.org.