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riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Apr 19, 2011, 9:11 AM

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Re: [3331] USPA Proxy Effort Coming Up! Make Your Vote Count!

Now I am really confused.

I just went to the Governance Manual (dated July 2010) to see what it says about these things.

Regarding amendment of the Constitution and By-Laws, I found that a 2/3 majority of the BOD present at a meeting is required to change the Constitution or By-Laws.

I found, in Article IX of the By-Laws -
A two-thirds majority of the Bod present may approve
any amendment to these By-Laws except sections
referring to size, composition, and election of the
USPA Board of directors.
I could not find anything more about the exception noted in Article IX, which I have underlined above.

I went to Section 3 of the Governance Manual, titled "Elections".

Section 3-1.2 of the Governance Manual, titled "Nominations & Elections", and in paragraph "A" I found -
Amendments to this section require a two-thirds
majority vote of the board members present at a full
meeting of the board.
There's no exception here, and again, changes are accomplished by the BOD, not a membership vote.

So, I don't understand why we need a membership vote for this at all.

Can someone find/explain the requirement for a membership vote on these changes?
Can someone find/explain anything more about the exception that I underlined in Article IX?

If we don't actually need a membership vote, it seems that it would be a waste of time and money to have one.

Thanks!

ETA - PS MakeItHappen - you are good at this stuff. Maybe you can explain it?


(This post was edited by riggerpaul on Apr 19, 2011, 9:27 AM)


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