Bylaws Revision: BOD, Officers, Amendments 
lohner at spi-inc.org
Sun Jun 6 14:52:23 UTC 1999
[These three we can do in one shot, the changes are minor. --Nils]
ARTICLE SEVEN - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mostly OK, but need to clarify that the BOD should consist of 8-12
members, four of which shall be the officers.
- Simply change the first sentence to read as follows:
The business of this organization shall be managed by a Board of Directors
consisting of eight to 12 members, four of which shall be the officers of
ARTICLE EIGHT - OFFICERS
Need to move the names of officers into an appendix so it can be changed
without a membership vote. The rest is fine.
- Remove the names of the officers
- Add an appendix which contains the names of the current officers and their
positions. This appendix shall also state:
This section shall be modified to contain the names of the current
officers of the organization when necessary, and shall not require a vote
beyond the approval of the resolution appointing the officers.
ARTICLE TWELVE - AMENDMENTS
This is fine, but need to add that amendments to the appendices only
require a 2/3 BOD approval, or something like that (i.e. if the BOD
membership changes or the officer positions change, a vote should not even
be needed to modify the appropriate appendix- this needs to be stated
- Add text to allow easy modification of appendices
Appendices containing organizational information shall not require a vote
of the membership for modification. They may be modified by a 2/3 vote of
the Board of Directors, unless otherwise stated therein.
I think that this is all that needs changing. I'll put out a final text
with _all_ bylaws modifications the week after next, and then if noone has
any more objections/comments, then we'll get it voted on.
Thanks to everyone who has been helping with the bylaws!
Nils Lohner Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
E-Mail: lohner at spi-inc.org PO Box 1326
Board Of Directors <board at spi-inc.org> Boston, Ma. 02117 USA
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