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Please click link or scroll down to read your selections. Following this commentary, I will list the current headlines from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. Now, to our evolving discussion of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club’s proposed changes to it constitution and bylaws. Here is the message text from Leslie Hitner:
Mel via BIARC
|Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 12:14 PM|
|To: email@example.com, BIARC@mailman.qth.net|
Question: re: Proposed Constitution, Article II, Section 1, paragraph 2, the “interim board” Is this Interim Board elected under the same rules as the Executive Board?? Thanks, Mel —–Original Message—–
From: Leslie Hittner via BIARC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: BIARC Listserve <BIARC@mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 7:46 am
Subject: [BIARC] Constitution and Bylaws
The attached document is the Constitution and Bylaws being proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee.
There is one issue that the committee has not yet resolved in these documents and that is the issue of proxies at Membership Meetings. The requirements for holding such meetings are more relaxed than in our current Bylaws (where absentee voting is provided). The quorum requirements are easier to meet in the proposed documents.
While absentee voting (proxies) were almost critical in the existing Bylaws, some of us feel that not to be so in the proposed documents.
What follows are my feelings about proxy votes:
While proxy votes allow 100 percent participation by members who choose not to attend meetings, such proxies also allow those members to have a say in club activities and events that they do not engage in. If members are not interested in the BIARC Field Day, or in actively supporting BIARC’s amateur radio infrastructure, or attending any of BIARC’s monthly activities, then perhaps they should merely donate to the club – to support repeaters for instance – rather than “joining” the club. It should be understood that when you “join” a club it is more than writing a check.
The new documents establish only two meetings per year – plus other meetings as determined by the membership itself. Is it too much to ask members to attend two meeting per year if they want to have a voice in the club’s activities or vote for the club’s Executive Directors?
I am not in favor of creating a provision for proxy votes.
Now, I have spoken my piece. I will now listen and based upon the comments that I hear, I will suggest changes to the attached documents and update them from time-to-time. Whatever we have by the April meeting will likely be the version that is proposed for a future vote (We must approve these documents in accordance with our EXISTING Bylaws.)
Please do not change the Subject Line. This will allow all of us to keep this discussion together and to quickly find it inside our email systems. I prefer that everybody sees your thoughts and suggestions, so please REPLY ALL so that your thoughts also go to this listserve.
Let the conversation begin…
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