Bylaws Changes

FWMS-Alliance Member,

Please find listed below the proposed Bylaws and Standing Rules changes, dated June 1, 2021 that requires approval and a vote from the general membership.

These changes accomplish two things:

1. Provides clarity of duties when there are co-presidents, particularly, that only one of the two need serve on the Nominating Committee.

2. All references to "vice-president" shall be changed to "president-elect", bringing the terminology in line with the AMA-Alliance.  The specific and many instances of this change can be viewed in full drafts upon request, rather than this abbreviated summary, if desired.

Bylaws Changes:

From Article VII Elections:

SECTION C.     The Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) members: the immediate past-president (when co-presidents, one will take on this task) as chairperson, the president-elect (when there are co-presidents, one will take on this task), and one (1) current or past member of the Board of Directors (who is not the current president), *and one (1) person appointed by the chairperson.  All nominees must have been FWMSA members according to the eligibility requirements listed in Article V Board of Directors, Section C.

Standing Rules Changes:

From Standing Committees, Section B:

10 Nominating:  The Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) members: the immediate past-president (when co-presidents, one will take on this task) as chairperson, the president-elect (when there are co-presidents one will take on this task), and one (1) current or past member of the Board of Directors (who is not the current president), *and one (1) person appointed by the chairperson.  The duties of this committee are outlined in the Bylaws, Article VII. E.

*To be eliminated from the text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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