Talk:Second Draft Bylaws

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  • under heading 2.1.2, board member eligibility, it states that eligibility requires 3 consecutive months of membership. It does NOT specify when this 3 months has to be. I would prefer to tack "leading up to the election" on the end of the statement there. as is, the specified 3 months could have been 5 years ago and the person could have been an active member again for less than a month when the election occurs. --Opticron 09:16, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
  • under heading 2.2.2, board member rights and responsibilities, there is mention of voting that is duplicate and possibly contrary information, depending on how it is read. It should be stricken from that section. --Opticron 09:16, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
    • Clarification was requested here. Voting information should only be in the voting section to ease maintenance of the bylaws for future makers. As such, voting information or commentary should be removed from the rights and responsibilities section.
  • succession might want to be addressed, such as if the secretary get stricken with illness, drafted into a militia or incarcerated. --Preauxphoto 09:55, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
    • see Article II, Section 2.3 "Board officers may appoint a willing board member to temporarily fulfill the duties of the office in the event of their absence." --Brimstone 10:12, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
  • Assistance might need to be addressed such as if the treasurer or secretary is unable to complete the duties due to work or home issues, there might need to be a plan of action for bringing an assistant for an interim or a denoted period of time. --Preauxphoto 09:55, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
    • see Article II, Section 2.3 "Board officers may also lead a committee which fulfills the duties of the office" --Brimstone 10:12, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
  • Section 2.3 Board Officers: Either the Chair or the Secretary need to be responsible for the storage of any non-treasury paperwork of the organization. This would include hard copies of the bylaws, articles of incorporation, amendments we file, notices from the city, membership applications\release forms, and such going forward. Currently JimShoe and I have been taking care of this, but when offices change there's documents that I\Treasurer has that need to go into the hands of the next Chair\Secretary. I recommend this being the duty of the Office of the Secretary. --Omegix 10:17, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
    • Recommend reverting to original bylaws: "The secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained." Omegix 09:10, 5 October 2009 (CDT)
    • Being the secretary I would agree. There are certain things that need to be taken care of in the organization. The items from the original bylaws see like it would be alright. I think maybe we could cut it off at "keeping records of board actions" if we want it to be more general. --Jimshoe 09:34, 5 October 2009 (CDT)
  • Section 3.1 Regular Members: There's nothing here that allows us to expel a member if he's socially disruptive and causing members to flee.
    • Recommend: A member may be expelled from the organization with a unanimous vote of the board, or a 3/4 petition from the membership. --Omegix 10:17, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
    • I think that Article II, Section 3.1 has it covered, assuming positive actions are in the responsibilities of a regular member. --Brimstone 10:21, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
  • Article III Section 1: Recommend Changing "...sitting board of directors" to "board of directors" or "board directors present at meeting," depending on what the bylaws committee intended. --Omegix 10:17, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
  • Article III Section 2 Point 2: Is this meant to say 50% of the members or 50% of those that voted? --Omegix 10:17, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
    • it is intended to mean 50% of those voting, but it needs to be clarified --Opticron 10:42, 29 September 2009 (CDT)
      • Recommend changing from "The number of "Yea" votes for a candidate must exceed fifty percent for the candidate to be elected." To "The number of "Yea" votes for a candidate must exceed fifty percent of those casting votes for the candidate to be elected."