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From: "Sherri" <>
Subject: [BOARD] FW: Co-sponsorship of proposed amendment to the by-laws
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:32:25 -0400


FYI

Sherri
SEMA SC Rep

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From: ed gordon [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 3:29 PM
To: ; ; ;

Subject: Co-sponsorship of proposed amendment to the by-laws


Georgia has voted to sponsor the following Bylaws Amendment proposal.

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


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.

To be replaced by:

NEW: Section 1. These Bylaws may be changed by a majority of votes cast
in the affirmative on a proposed amendment.

And concurrently:

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.

To be replaced by: NEW: Section 4. Voting on a proposed amendment to the
Bylaws shall be during the annual voting period of July 1-July 31.

And Concurrently:


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.

To Be replaced by:

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
without the required co-sponsorship. The Advisory Board's proposed
amendment shall be posted to the national website. Notification to all
membership shall be within two (2) business days of posting on the
national website. 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.

Please Forward to the Full AB and any other appropriate list with my
permission.

Thanks

Ed Gordon
State Coordinator
The GAGenWeb Project

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