Proposed by-laws changes: 2012

Proposed by-laws changes, 2012 meeting

Postby annecamper » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:34 am

Proposed by-laws changes:

Issue 1 - Submission of club lists
Article V, section 2 d: Each member club is responsible for ensuring the good standing of its individual members in AWMA. A complete current membership list shall be submitted to the AWMA Membership Chairperson by each September 1st.
Article IV, section 1 g: Club delegates to the General Board Meeting shall be selected from the most recent membership list of each AWMA club, submitted to the AWMA Secretary no more than thirty (30) days before the General Board meeting. Not later than two (2) days prior to the annual meeting of the General Board of Directors the Secretary shall verify that a club is in good standing in order for its delegate to be seated. Each club shall elect a delegate and an alternate from their membership. The delegate and alternate must present a letter of such appointment signed by two club officers prior to admission at the General Board meeting. The alternate may vote only in the case that the delegate is not present at the time a vote is called for. Clubs which are granted affiliated or full member status after the thirty (30) day deadline but before the meeting may send the membership list to the meeting with the club's Delegate. This list must be presented before the Delegate or Alternate will be seated.
Recommend to modify Article V, section 2, item d as follows by deleting the second sentence:
Each member club is responsible for ensuring the good standing of its individual members in AWMA.

Issue 2 – requirement that all club members belong to AWMA
This is difficult to enforce. If a club has dual membership in two organizations, they will have members who don’t belong to both organizations and this is allowed in our by-laws.
We currently have these items:
Article V, section 1 a (ii): Requires all members of the club to become full members of AWMA.
Article V, section 1 b (iii): In order to be upgraded from affiliated status or to be granted direct admittance, a club must consist of not fewer than three (3) members, only two (2) of which may be part of any family membership.
Article V, section 1b (iv): To be in good standing a club's dues to AWMA must be current, the AWMA dues of all members of the club must be current and the club may not be under any disciplinary action from AWMA.
Article V, section 1 c (i): Complete the requirements as outlined in this article, section 1, Part a, Items (i) through (vii).
Recommendation to delete Article V, section 1a (ii), change Article V, section 1b (iii) to state “…..not fewer than three (3) AWMA members….” , change Article V, section 1b (iv) to “……the AWMA dues of the members of the club…….”and change Article V, section c (i) to “…….as outlined in this article, section 1, Part a, Items (i) through (vi)”.

Issue 3 – club dues
Article V, section 2 e: Each member club in good standing shall remit annual dues in the amount specified by the General Board by January 1.
Suggest changing by adding second sentence: If a new club joins after June 1, their dues on January 1 of the following year are half (1/2) the amount established.

Motion for vote: September 25, 2012

Motion for vote: September 25, 2012

Postby annecamper » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:58 am

Move to accept Cache Valley Working Dogs Club (CVWDC) as a full member AWMA club.
Motion by Donna McGinnis, second Les Flores

Re: Motion for vote: September 25, 2012

Postby annecamper » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:37 am

Vote closed October 9 and passed.

Yes
Christopher Smith
Kristina Carmody
Paul Konschak
Warren Jones
Anne Camper
Bob Miller
Donna McGinnis
Les Flores

Did not vote
Dana McMahan
Terry Miller