MRA Members requesting Special Meeting and ballot to change Bylaws

MRA Members requesting Special Meeting and ballot to change Bylaws

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Brad Morris started this petition to MRA Board of Directors

Hi Jeremy,

As per our call, many MRA members support adding the below bylaw changes to proposals that the Board of Directors has planned.  

These proposals stem from a genuine interest in helping the club as a whole by ensuring that the club continues to embrace new ideas that align with the ever-changing membership and sharing the burden of leadership.  We hope that this effort is perceived as such.

Section 3.5 of the bylaws allows for one-twentieth of the members to request a Special Meeting and you will find the names of the requesting members in a separate third party petition incoming.  Furthermore, section 3.11 states that this matter may be voted on by ballot and the MRA board has had great success with its implementation of electronic ballot voting.  Please let me know when this ballot will be published.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions, but please confirm receipt of this message and attachments.

Thank you Jeremy!

 

Proposed changes to MRA bylaws for BoD vacancies:

Current Wording:

4.11 Vacancies.  Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors may be filled by appointment by the remaining Board of Directors.  A Director appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve until his or her successor is appointed for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office. 

Proposed Wording:

4.11 Vacancies.  Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors will require a special election of the members which shall occur within 4 weeks of the vacancy.  A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office, and his or her successor is elected.  If no member accepts a nomination, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the remaining Board of Directors  A Director appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve until his or her successor is appointed for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office.

 

Current Wording:

5.4  Vacancies.   A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification or otherwise may be filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term. 

Proposed Wording:

5.4  Vacancies.   A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification or otherwise will require a special election of the members which shall occur within 4 weeks of the vacancy.  An Officer elected to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office, and his or her successor is elected.  If no member accepts a nomination, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the remaining Board of Directors.  An Officer appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve until his or her successor is appointed for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office.

 

Proposed bylaw addition to add term-limits to board positions to be added to Section 4:

No member of the board of directors shall serve in the same office for more than three consecutive terms as counted from the annual meeting of year 2020.  An exception to these term limits will be allowed only in the case where fewer than two nominations are accepted for the specific position.
 

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