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NOTICE -proposed bylaw changes

In follow up to a first reading on January 9, 2018, the Board will consider a proposed amendment to the Bylaws.  As discussed at the January 9, 2018 Conference Call Meeting, Amie Clifford proposed the following amendment to Article VI in light of the fact that none of the Regions has yet opted to become Chapters: 


ARTICLE VI – DIRECTORS Section 1. Number; Tenure. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Post-President, one Director from each of the Regions Regional Chapters to be elected by that Chapter the members in that Region, or, if a Regional Chapter has been formed, the Regional Chapter, and no more than thirteen (13) at-large Directors to be elected by the Association’s membership. Directors shall be elected for two-year terms, which shall run from the first regular board meeting in January following the annual election until his or her qualified successor has been elected and is likewise seated. Retiring directors shall continue to vote on any special matters pending the seating of the new Board in January. Beginning January 1, 2017, all Directors shall be limited to two consecutive terms on the Board. With respect to Directors who have already served two or more terms as of January 1, 2017, such Directors may serve two additional consecutive terms, beginning with the term in effect on January 1, 2017, before being required to sit out for at least one calendar year. Any former Director shall be eligible to again serve as a Director after being off the Board for at least one calendar year. Ms. Washington moved that this be considered a first reading on this amendment. Ms. Jolley seconded and said that the new Board should vote on it. The Board approved the motion.

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