Annual Meeting 2010: Difference between revisions

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== Bylaw Amendments ==
== Bylaw Amendments ==


=== Votes to Pass ===
=== (1) Votes to Pass ===


The bylaws have two contradicting statements with regard to the number of votes required to pass amendments to the bylaws.  One statement (in the Annual Meeting section) states that amendments must be passed by two-thirds majority.  In another place (the Amendments section) it states that amendments have to be passed by a simple majority.  It would make sense to pass an amendment that clarifies this language and removes the contradiction before moving on to passing further amendments.
The bylaws have two contradicting statements with regard to the number of votes required to pass amendments to the bylaws.  One statement (in the Annual Meeting section) states that amendments must be passed by two-thirds majority.  In another place (the Amendments section) it states that amendments have to be passed by a simple majority.  It would make sense to pass an amendment that clarifies this language and removes the contradiction before moving on to passing further amendments.
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'''Official Wording:'''  "The bylaws shall be amended so that Line 1 under the Amendments section which reads <blockquote>'These bylaws shall be amended by a '''majority''' vote of the membership at any Annual or Special member meeting provided a quorum is present and provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) are provided to each member with the agenda for the meeting, using the procedures stated in the Votes of the Membership section of these bylaws.'</blockquote> will instead read <blockquote>'These bylaws shall be amended by a '''two-thirds''' vote of the membership at any Annual or Special member meeting provided a quorum is present and provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) are provided to each member with the agenda for the meeting, using the procedures stated in the Votes of the Membership section of these bylaws.'</blockquote>."
'''Official Wording:'''  "The bylaws shall be amended so that Line 1 under the Amendments section which reads <blockquote>'These bylaws shall be amended by a '''majority''' vote of the membership at any Annual or Special member meeting provided a quorum is present and provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) are provided to each member with the agenda for the meeting, using the procedures stated in the Votes of the Membership section of these bylaws.'</blockquote> will instead read <blockquote>'These bylaws shall be amended by a '''two-thirds''' vote of the membership at any Annual or Special member meeting provided a quorum is present and provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) are provided to each member with the agenda for the meeting, using the procedures stated in the Votes of the Membership section of these bylaws.'</blockquote>."


=== Meetings on Holidays ===
=== (2) Meetings on Holidays ===


'''Official Wording:''' "The bylaws shall be amended so that Line 5 under the Regular Meetings section which reads <blockquote>'Regular meetings shall not take place on the day before, upon, or after a federal holiday unless specifically approved at the prior regular meeting or annual meeting.'</blockquote> shall be removed."
'''Official Wording:''' "The bylaws shall be amended so that Line 5 under the Regular Meetings section which reads <blockquote>'Regular meetings shall not take place on the day before, upon, or after a federal holiday unless specifically approved at the prior regular meeting or annual meeting.'</blockquote> shall be removed."


=== Quorum ===
=== (3) Online Attendance ===


'''Official Wording:'''
'''Official Wording:'''
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* For the purposes of calculating the quorum, properly submitted proxy statements by members or authenticated online votes shall count as attendance.
* For the purposes of calculating the quorum, properly submitted proxy statements by members or authenticated online votes shall count as attendance.


=== from july 6 (to be re-worded) ===
=== (4) annual meeting quorum is 50% ===


annual meeting quorum is 50%
=== (5) how many votes you get in in the board election: you get 3 votes and they don't have to be distinct ===
 
passing rate is two thirds of those present
 
take out line about holidays
 
add craig's line about online voting
 
how many votes you get in in the board election: you get 3 votes and they don't have to be distinct
 
official board decision: new rate is $95, make it so
 
an amendment regarding the annual report: we will keep it in there


== Other Resolutions ==
== Other Resolutions ==
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