An organization’s bylaws are the ruling documents for its board of directors – its “operations manual” in essence, telling its board members how the business of the organization should be conducted. No matter how good a job was done in creating them, sooner or later the organization finds something that needs to be updated. They are a living document, undergoing regular review and change.
In 2019, a committee of the Board was struck to review the current bylaws with the intent of having a draft version ready for membership review at the September General Meeting on September 5, 2019.
These draft bylaws were reviewed at the July 2019 Board Meeting and considered ready for review by the membership.
Per the current bylaws, a request in writing signed by at least 25 members was received by the President and Secretary of the Association, asking that the September 5 General Meeting be classified as a Special General Meeting for the purposes of the review and approval of these draft bylaws by the membership. An announcement to this effect went out to the membership on July 19 and again on August 1, 2019.
The complete draft bylaws may be found at: http://bit.ly/DraftBylaws
An update summary may be found at: http://bit.ly/UpdateSummary
Questions about the bylaw update project can be addressed to Matthew Meier, Chair of the Bylaw Update Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.