06 Oct LEAGUE BYLAWS UPDATE SET FOR VOTE AT NOVEMBER MEETING
The League Bylaws were last updated over 15 years ago. In March, Chairman Mark Stedman appointed a Bylaws Working Group that included Matt Harris, Dale Pomeroy, Mark Booker, and Orman Johnson in addition to the chair.
The Bylaws Working Group were tasked with doing a heavy review and edit of the bylaws noting that bylaws establish the League’s management structure, procedures, and dispute resolution processes. Serving as an operating manual for the League, the Bylaws are separate from the Articles of Incorporation, which generally contain pertinent information, such as name, address, agent for service of process. Bylaws work in conjunction with the Articles of Incorporation to form the legal backbone of the business.
The Working Group met over several months and recommended updates to the Executive Committee for input and then to the full Board of Trustees for approval. The Working Group felt the last version of the Bylaws were not transparent, clunky and in need of repair and that the updated bylaws were a fair representation and not going outside the legal boundaries of the Articles.
The final draft version as approved by the Board of Trustees will be mailed to members in advance of the (virtual) Annual Meeting of Members on November 5, 2020. Members are encouraged to call or email the League office if they have questions.