Bylaws Revision: VOTING[4]

Nils Lohner lohner at typhoon.icd.teradyne.com
Thu Jun 3 21:51:38 UTC 1999


In message <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905281054520.10867-100000 at cyrix200.lameter.com>, 
Chr
istoph Lameter writes:
>On Thu, 27 May 1999, Nils Lohner wrote:
>
>> - The voting procedures should be similar to a company and its stockholders 
>> or to a cooperative and its members
>
>SPI is a nonprofit and thus the term stockholders does not
>apply and might give a wrong impression.
>

This was just to get people thinking of the correct model, it's not in the 
text.



>> - The board of directors together with the committees run the organization.
>> - the board of directors (and its committees) represent the membership and 
>> acts in accordance with its wishes.
>
>Committees are appointed by the board right? Thus the board is the
>representation of the membership and the committees are accountable to the
>board.
>

This was redundant; it's stated in both the membership and committee 
sections.



>Have you thought about guidelines for resignations? Resignations seem to
>be quite common and it would be good to have some rules for these.
>

I don't think resingations should be addressed... a letter sent to the board of directors should be sufficient.  IWe can address that inteh BOD section.

Thanks for the comments.

Nils.




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