Proposed By-Law Amendmentby Ian Schill
The following Amendment to the club By-Laws is offered by Ian Schill. The Executive Committee takes no position on it at press time.
Be it enacted by membership, insert into By-Law ARTICLE IV: “Absentee voting will be afforded to all members in good standing who will be unable to attend the annual meeting. Inability to attend the meeting will be described as being out of town or incapacitated due to sickness or injury. A request for the absentee ballot will be made to the secretary at least 7 calendar days prior to the annual meeting. Witnesses may vouch for only one absent member at any meeting. Witness must sign the request for the ballot. Witness is a member in good standing. Existing banquet preregistration will be cancelled without refund for any member making an absent request. The banquet fee shall apply to anyone who votes absentee and then is admitted to the annual meeting in person whether voting or participating or not and their absentee vote shall not count. (Non-refund is due to the double work required in both cases.) An absentee ballot may be denied by majority vote of the Executive Committee. The reason for the denial will be given to the member within 24 hours of the denial.”
The Amendment process is specified in ARTICLE VIII — AMENDMENTS of the By-Laws:
“These By-Laws may be amended by a majority of the membership at any membership meeting at which a quorum is present, provided that written notice of the proposed amendment is given at least fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting.”
The initial draft of this proposed Amendment was received by the President on November 27, 2008 for publication in the January Newsletter and consideration at the Annual Meeting on January 17, 2009.
Article IV states: “A quorum shall consist of twenty- five (25) dues paying regular members.”, which is expected at the Annual Meeting.
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