Alumni eNewsletter: GUAA Members To Vote On Bylaws Changes (Archives)
In October 2005, the GUAA Board of Directors considered several changes to the organization’s bylaws. These bylaws amendments will be mailed to almost 5,200 GUAA active and associate members by August 15.
The amendments include:
- Providing flexibility in conducting elections and bylaws changes. Currently, the bylaws require that they be conducted by mail. In response to requests by members, the proposed change provides the GUAA the ability to conduct the voting electronically as well as by mail.
- Change the board term from three to four years. The number of years for the board term was originally set at three years because the GUAA reunion was held every three years. We no longer hold triennial reunions. Feedback from past and current board members indicates that three years is not long enough for them to become comfortable with their new positions and make major contributions to the governance of the GUAA.
- Change the composition of the board. Currently, the board has nine voting members: President, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Board Member – Home Region, Board Member – East Region, Board Member – Middle Region, and Board Member – West Region. The amendment removes the position of Immediate Past President and adds two appointed members-at-large. They will be chosen to provide specific expertise or to add greater diversity to the board. The appointed members-at-large will have the same voting rights as other board members. As a result, there will be ten voting members on the board.
Members are asked to vote on the amendments and return their ballots to GUAA. Ballots must be postmarked on or before September 15, 2006.
Posted: 8 Aug 2006