2017 Amendments to Women's Network, Inc. Code of Regulations (Bylaws)

Information Regarding a Bylaw Change

Proposed Changes

This announcement is to inform you of a vote that will take place in April 2017 at a Women’s Network membership event. The vote will be on proposed changes to the Women’s Network, Inc. Code of Regulations (Bylaws). In March of 2017, the Women’s Network, Inc. Board of Directors approved changes to the Bylaws with respect to Article 5, Section 2 and Article 6, Section 3.  With respect to changes or amendments to the Bylaws, Article 14: Amendments states:

This Code of Regulations may be altered, amended, or repealed, in whole or in part at the Annual Meeting, any regular meeting, or any Special Meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Members present or represented by written proxies, provided that the proposed amendment(s) shall have been sent in writing to all members no later than thirty (30) days before the meeting.   The nominating committee shall schedule an annual review of this Code of Regulations.

The Board recommends:

  • a)    Increasing the number of elected members of the Board of Directors from not less than ten (10) nor more than fifteen (15) to not less than fifteen (15) nor more than twenty-five (25), and
  • b)    Allowing members to vote on matters at membership meetings through regular or electronic mail when needed and/or recommended by the President.

The existing and proposed Article 5, Section 2 of the Women’s Network, Inc. Bylaws:

Existing Article 5, Section 2: Composition, Qualification and Term
The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than ten (10) nor more than fifteen (15) people.  The Board of Directors will include the Officers, Chairs of the Standing Committees, Members-At-Large and may include the Immediate Past President. The At Large Directors shall hold office for a term of two (2) years. Tenure for Directors including At Large Directors is not limited except as otherwise provided herein.        

Proposed Article 5, Section 2: Composition, Qualification and Term
The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than fifteen (15) nor more than twenty-five (25) people. The Board of Directors will include the Officers, Chairs of the Standing Committees, Members-At-Large and may include the Immediate Past President. The At Large Directors shall hold office for a term of two (2) years. Tenure for Directors including At Large Directors is not limited except as otherwise provided herein.   

The existing and proposed Article 6, Section 3 of the Women’s Network, Inc. Bylaws:

Existing Article 6, Section 3: Membership Quorum
Those members present in person shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting or any Special Meeting of the members.

Proposed Article 6, Section 3: Membership Quorum and Voting
Those members present in person shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting or any Special Meeting of the members.  At any meeting of the members, every voting member present in person shall be entitled to one (1) vote and, except as otherwise provided by law or by these regulations, the act of the majority of the membership present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be an act of the membership.  Participation by a member in a meeting through the use of mail or authorized communication equipment as defined by law constitutes presence in person of that member at the meeting.

The Board of Directors may permit voting by regular mail or electronic mail on matters discussed at membership meetings and/or when recommended by the President.

Membership meeting where voting is to take place, will be held in April 2017.  Emailed invitation to follow shortly.

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