#01: Election of board members by SPI membership [FINISHED]

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Apr 1 21:47:31 UTC 2003

[ chairman hat on ]

The below proposal has passed and voting has finished, the outcome being

Taral, you can go ahead and update your bylaws page.

The following people voted YES:
John Goerzen
David Graham
Jimmy Kaplowitz

----- Forwarded message from John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> -----

From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 14:19:23 -0600
To: spi-bylaws at lists.spi-inc.org
Subject: #01: Election of board members by SPI membership [CALL FOR VOTE]

[ chairman hat on ]

The below bylaws amendment is up for vote among bylaws committee members.

Committee members, please reply to this message with your vote.  Yes or no
only, please.

This vote will end one week from today or when three yes or three no
votes are received, since the outcome will then be certain.

[ proposal follows ]

The second paragraph of Article 7, the one beginning with "The directors to
be chosen", shall be removed.  In its place, insert the following:

  Each seat on the Board of Directors, including those for officers, shall
  have a term of two years.  Seats for officers, excluding the secretary,
  shall be up for election once every two years starting in 2003.  Seats
  for the other members of the board shall be up for election once every
  two years starting in 2004.  Elections shall be held at the same time
  each year and are open to all contributing members.  Membership in the
  Organization is not a prerequisite for holding a seat on the Board.

  In years when an officer election is held, two questions shall appear on
  the ballot: a selection for president and a selection for treasurer. The
  second-place candidate in the selection for president shall be vice

  In years when an election for non-officer Board seats is held, one
  question shall appear on the ballot: selection of board members.  If x
  seats are up for election, then the top x candidates in the election
  will be appointed to the Board.

  After each annual election, the entire Board, including new members,
  shall pass a resolution appointing a secretary.  The Board may also pass
  a new resolution at any time selecting a new secretary.  The secretary
  selected must already be a non-officer member of the Board.

  No single person may run for more than one seat in any given election.

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John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org>                       www.complete.org

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