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    Section Leadership Updates Constitution and Bylaws

Over the past six months, the Section leadership has been reviewing all governing documents. After a thorough review, the Executive Board determined it was necessary to modernize the Constitution and Bylaws to remove replications, improve clarity, address delegation of authority, provide for the use of modern technology, address missing sections, and remove sections not relevant to the primary governance document.

While it is the responsibility of the Executive Board to review and update the Constitution and Bylaws, the membership is responsible for ratifying the changes. Therefore, at the Annual Meeting on December 10, the Executive Board will put forth a motion to approve the Constitution and Bylaws as presented. Overall the changes do not philosophically change how the Section operates, but it does address issues that needed to be updated and clarified.

Because this is a revision and not a minor change the Section leadership feels the membership needs an opportunity to learn about the changes and ask questions in advance of the Annual Meeting. The membership will have three chances to be a part of an online meeting to review the changes and ask questions.

Online Meeting Dates and Information

  • November 19 at 10 am
  • November 29 at 10 am
  • December 3 at 10 am
To Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1498587485
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):
Or Telephone:
+1 (773) 231 9226 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 149 858 7485
Current Constitution and Bylaws ….click here to open
Revised Constitution and Bylaws ….click here to open
For a good article on why to make changes view this article

7 Reasons to Review Your Bylaws Now

  • To ensure legal compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
  • To ensure legal compliance of internal governance practices.
  • To ensure the presence of sound governance practices.
  • To remove the presence of unsound governance practices.
  • To move certain provision to separate policy documents.
  • To educate the board about its responsibilities.
  • To guide the board in meeting its responsibilities.
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