Friday, July 15, 2011

Bylaw success!

Last night's Extraordinary General Meeting (back-story here) was attended by a little under 20 people -- the current directors and a staff member or two, but as it should be, mostly volunteers.

After a brief bit of discussion and some easy comedy at the expense of Robert's Rules, the motion to amend the bylaws was tabled and passed unanimously.

In my opinion, this is great news and finally brings to completion a task that has been in the hands of three boards. Well done, guys!

What does this mean for volunteers? Well, read the revisions -- but know that if you want to take part in decision-making at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting, e.g. to choose new board members, you'll need to be a member in good standing.

To do that, you'll have to have at least 12 volunteer hours on the books within the last 90 days. If there's an extenuating circumstance preventing you from volunteering, you can apply to the directors for good standing for up to a year.

That's it! Regular volunteers, you're in.

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