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Proposed Bylaws Change 2

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Current statement in Bylaws:
Article IV, Section 1. Term
A. The President-Elect is elected to serve a one-year term, and follows successively into the
President and Past-President positions, for a one-year term in each of the positions. The
Treasurer and Secretary positions are elected for three-year terms. All officers, with the
exception of the Treasurer, assume their duties at the close of the annual membership meeting
following their election. Incoming and outgoing Executive Board members will meet together
immediately after the close of the annual membership meeting and the new officers will assume
their duties. They serve until the close of the next annual membership meeting.
B. The Treasurer serves a three-calendar year term. The incoming Treasurer will serve an
orientation period with the presiding Treasurer following the annual membership meeting until
the term begins.

PROPOSED REVISION:
Article IV, Section 1. Term
A. The President-Elect is elected to serve a one-year term, and follows successively into the
President and Past-President positions, for a one-year term in each of the positions. The
Treasurer and Secretary positions are elected for three-year terms. All officers, with the
exception of the Treasurer, assume their duties at the close of the annual membership meeting
following their election. Incoming and outgoing Executive Board members will meet together
immediately after the close of the annual membership meeting and the new officers will assume
their duties. They serve until the close of the next annual membership meeting.

B. The Treasurer serves a three-calendar year term. The incoming Treasurer will serve an
orientation period with the presiding Treasurer following the annual membership meeting until
the term begins. All officers assume their duties at the start of the calendar year and serve until
the end of the calendar year (January-December). The span of time following the annual
membership meeting until the start of the term should act as an orientation period for incoming
officers.


Impact:
Changes the terms of officer positions to follow the calendar year, instead of the conference
year.


Rationale:
Changing the current start term (conference to conference) to a term that begins and ends with
the calendar year would allow more time for incoming Board members to learn the policies and
procedures of their respective positions. The expectation is that the three months following the
election would be used for onboarding, thereby making a smoother transition. The orientation
period should begin at the close of the annual membership meeting, and while attendance at
the post-conference Executive Board meeting is encouraged, orientation can also take place via
email or videoconferencing.

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