Proposed Amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws

Shall the following change be adopted: 

ARTICLE VI.             ELECTION OF THE OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Section 1.      ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

a. The Executive Board Officers of this Association shall be elected    separately at the regular Fall business meeting of each year.  The candidate receiving a simple majority of the votes shall be declared elected to the open Board position(s).  These positions will be elected from the eligible Active and Retired members present and in good standing as indicated in Article IV, Section 1.  The Officers moving up in succession and elected shall be sworn in at the fall Re-Trainer, and they shall immediately assume the duties of their respective offices.

Explanation

No real purpose is served by having a “lame duck” period after election of officers.  To the contrary, the last few months of the year is a time of little chapter activity, and the change allows newly-elected officers to settle in to their roles at a quiet time. 

The current chapter President, Randy Henderson, will have a shorter term than would have otherwise occurred, but after that subsequent officers will be able to serve a full year term.  President Henderson has no objection to a shorter term in order to make this change for the good of the organization.

This proposal mirrors the action taken by the National Board several years back to eliminate their nearly six months of “lame duck” office-holding.    

 
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