There are By-Laws amendments proposed which appear here and were read at the May 10th regular meeting. Deletions are indicated by a strike thru and new wording is indicated in bold lettering underlined. A summary of the changes are found below.
A motion was made and seconded at this meeting to approve the amendments as they appear below.
The first proposed amendment changes Article III Section 3 by additional wording which will clarify the official mailing address of the Association.
|SECTION 1:||General membership meetings of this Association shall be held nine (9) times during the calendar year. The meetings will be on the first Wednesday of February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December. In the absence of rules of procedure established by this Board of Directors, Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall prevail for the conduct of meetings.|
|SECTION 2:||All required notices to be sent to any member may be sent by regular or electronic mail, prepaid, directed to him or her at his or her residence or place of business, and such mailing shall be presumptive evidence of service thereof.|
|SECTION 3:||The organization’s official mailing address shall be
The second proposed amendment adds new Section 4 that clarifies the calendar year for the Association which runs from January 1st through December 31st.
|SECTION 1:||The annual dues for each class of membership shall be as follows:
Active Member $50.00 per year
Associate Member $50.00 per year
|SECTION 2:||Dues shall be payable by the first meeting of each calendar year.|
|SECTION 3:||Any person who defaults in payment of the full amount due in the time prescribed shall forfeit his rights to the privileges enjoyed by members in good standing of the Association.|
|SECTION 4:||The calendar year of the Association shall run from January 1st thru December 31st.
The third proposed amendment makes a grammatical change in one sentence found in Article VIII Section 4.
|SECTION 4:||Unless otherwise stipulated by these by-laws, all decisions of the Board shall require a simple majority vote by those members of the Board who are present at any regular Board meeting, the time and place of which
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