Bylaws update from CSM! During our SoWH Business Meeting at CSM, the membership in attendance held a vote and approved 4 out of 6 proposed amendments. They advised for SoWH to present an updated proposal for the remaining two amendments in the next six months (by August 2018).
These are the 4 Amendments that were approved:
#1 – ARTICLE IV. COMPONENT MEMBERSHIP
Section 2 = gives PTs and PTAs equal votes at 1 vote each
#2 – ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS
Sections 1(Annual), 3(Special), 4(Regional) = empowers SoWH Board + Members to hold in-person and virtual (electronic) meetings. Eases restrictions for Board + Members to call special and regional meetings.
#3 – ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS
Section 5 (Voting) = confirms equality of PT and PTA voting. Permits electronic voting at virtual (electronic) meetings and at in-person meetings.
#4 – ARTICLE X. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Confirms electronic voting.
AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED AND RESUBMITTED BY AUGUST 2018
These are the 2 Amendments where the members in attendance wanted more review and revisions:
#1 – ARTICLE VII. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1 = Two new board roles are created: President-Elect and Past President. The board size increases to 12 (between 10-15).
#2 – ARTICLE VII. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 2 = President-Elect/President/Past President terms are each 1 year in length. President-Elect automatically succeeds President role.
We will continue to be in dialogue with you our members on this exciting and transformative time, as now our next vote on the remaining two amendments will be an electronic vote by ALL of our eligible SoWH voting members through a virtual/digital meeting.
We encourage you to share your questions, feedback and ideas on the Bylaws Amendments and upcoming second vote through the SoWH Member Care & Share form.