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By-laws Changes to be Voted on in August Meeting


from Don Hallman, LFA Board Member

 

T he following are the proposed changes to the By-laws that will be voted upon at the meeting this summer. They are included in the June issue of the LFA News so that LFA members can review them before the meeting on August 3, 2002. (See announcement of date, time and place of the meeting--and picnic--elsewhere in this issue). If you have any questions you can contact either Libby Laubach (Lib851@aol.com) or Pat and Don Hallman (HLLMNI@aol.com).
(Included below, the wording for the current by-laws, and the proposed new wording.)

 

Change #1: Article V, Section 4
Old: Attendance by seven (7) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at its meetings.
New: Attendance by five (5) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at its meetings.

Change #2: Article VI, Section 4
              Old: No member shall hold more than one office at a time but each member shall be eligible to serve in the same office for successive terms

              New: No member shall hold more than one office at a time but each member shall be eligible to serve in the same office for two consecutive terms. The Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer shall not be limited to two consecutive terms.

Change #3: Section VI, Section 7 (partial)
              Old: The Treasurer shall keep appropriate permanent financial records of the Association; shall handle all receipts for the Association’s name at a bank to be approved by the Board; shall disburse monies upon proper authorization; and shall report the Association’’s financial condition at the annual meeting.

              New: The Treasurer shall keep appropriate permanent financial records of the Association, shall handle all receipts for the Association, depositing them in an account in the Association’s name at a bank to be approved by the Board, shall disburse monies upon proper authorization, and shall report the Association’s financial condition at the annual meeting and at all regular Board meetings. Books and records maintained by the Treasurer are the property of the Association and are to be turned over the Treasurer’s successor when elected.

Change #4: Article VI, Section 8

              Old: The Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer shall have authority to sign all checks drawn on the Association’s accounts, but only after prior verbal approval by the President or Vice President, except for emergencies.

              New: The Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer shall have the authority to sign all checks drawn on the Association’s accounts for usual and routine Association business expenses (e.g. newsletters, dues notices, picnic). Approval by the President or Vice President is required for all checks exceeding $500.00.


Change #5: Article VII, Section 2
              Old: Directors shall be divided into three classes of three members each serving for three-year terms, one class being elected at each annual meeting. No director may be elected for more than two consecutive terms, including any unexpired term for which he or she is elected to fill a vacancy. (As a result of the 1993 revision of the Bylaws, two classes of directors were elected for less than three year terms, namely, David C. Laubach, Louis L. Laubach, and Robert S. Laubach for the Class of 1994; and Frances A. Briar, Penny Hartzell, and Blake Miller for the Class of 1995.

              New: Directors of the Association shall be divided into three classes of three members each serving for three-year terms, one class being elected at each annual meeting. No director may be elected for more than two consecutive terms.

Change #6: Article IX, Section 1
              Old: Amendments to these bylaws shall be made at the annual meeting.

              New: Amendments to these bylaws shall be voted upon at the annual meeting.

Bring this with you to the meeting on August 3. Thanks for your help! Don Hallman