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From: "Sherri" <>
Subject: [BOARD] FW: Co-sponsorship of proposed amendment to the by-laws
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:56:52 -0400


FYI

Sherri
SEMA SC Rep

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From: Everette H. Carr [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 9:17 AM
To: Sherri;
Subject: Co-sponsorship of proposed amendment to the by-laws


The Great State of Mississippi (MSGenWeb), the Magnolia State, has voted to
sponsor the following Bylaws Amendment proposal:



Amendment Proposal to Change Method of Amending USGenWeb Bylaws from a 2/3
Membership Vote to a Majority Membership Vote.

Proposed Amendments to the USGenWeb Bylaws - July 31, 2009, Sponsored by
MSGenWeb

ARTICLE XVI. AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS

OLD:
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by the membership of The USGenWeb
Project through a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those members participating
during the voting period.

NEW:
Section 1. These Bylaws may be changed by a majority of membership casting
affirmative votes on a proposed amendment

OLD:
Section 4. Voting on any proposed amendment to the bylaws shall be during
the annual voting period of July 1-July 31 and a two-thirds (2/3) majority,
of the members voting within that time frame, is required for the amendment
to pass.

NEW:
Section 4. Voting on any proposed amendment to the bylaws shall be during
the annual voting period of July 1-July 31 and a majority, of the members
voting within that time frame, is required for the amendment to pass.

OLD:
Section 5. In the case of an urgent matter affecting the well-being of The
USGenWeb Project, the Advisory Board may propose an amendment and
disseminate it to the membership without the required co-sponsorship. In
this case, the proposed amendment shall be posted to the national website
and disseminated to the membership within two (2) business days. The
proposed amendment shall remain posted for a minimum of three (3) business
days. A special ballot shall be prepared and voting shall be for a period of
five (5) business days. A two-thirds (2/3) majority, of The USGenWeb Project
membership, voting within that time frame, shall be required for the
amendment to pass.

NEW:
Section 5. In the case of an urgent matter affecting the well-being of The
USGenWeb Project, the Advisory Board may propose an amendment and
disseminate it to the membership without the required co-sponsorship. In
this case, the proposed amendment shall be posted to the national website
and disseminated to the membership within two (2) business days. The
proposed amendment shall remain posted for a minimum of three (3) business
days. A special ballot shall be prepared and voting shall be for a period of
five (5) business days. A majority, of The USGenWeb Project membership,
voting within that time frame, shall be required for the amendment to pass.

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On behalf of the volunteers that make up the MSGenWeb Project

Everette H. Carr
State Coordinator
MSGenWeb


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