Proposed Bylaws Amendment

Amendment 1

Article VIII Section 1 shall be amended to read as follows

ARTICLE VIII

Nomination and Elections

Section 1 – Nominations

  1. There shall be no Nominating Committee. Any regular member who desires to seek election may obtain the signatures of ten (10) members on one or more Nominating Petitions. The Petitions must state the Office or Geographic Group and Seat Number for which the member seeks election. The signed petition must be received in the Association office no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1.
  2. A Member of the Board of Directors may communicate a written notice to the Executive Director of his or her intention to seek re-election to a second consecutive term on the Board, indicating the geographic group of the seat sought, in lieu of a Nominating Petition.
  3. While a person is serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors, he or she may communicate a written notice to the Executive Director of his or her intention to seek election to the position of Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the next fiscal year, in lieu of a Nominating Petition.
  4. While a person is serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors, he or she may communicate a written notice to the Executive Director of his or her intention to seek election to the position of President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the next fiscal year, in lieu of a Nominating Petition.
  5. The written notice of intention to seek re-election to the Board of Directors or intention to seek election to the position of Treasurer or President-Elect must be received by the Executive Director no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 31 of the year immediately preceding the election. The Nominating Petition and the written notice of intention to seek re-election or intention to seek election to the position of Treasurer or President-Elect may be transmitted by hand-delivery, regular U.S. Mail, postage pre-paid, or electronically.
  6. No member may be nominated for more than one (1) position.

The purpose of this Amendment is to identify current Officers of the Board of Directors seeking election to a higher position on the Executive Committee. It requires the Secretary and/or Treasurer of the Board of Directors to notify the Executive Director of their intention to run for a higher position on the Executive Committee by December 31 of the year preceding the election in order to allow the publication of the information to the membership about the upcoming elections to contain this information. It also reformats the Section into subparagraphs to make them easier to read and understand.

Amendment 2:

Article XIII Effective Date shall be amended to read as follows: These By-Laws as amended shall be effective July 1, 2017.