The AANM Board of Directors has worked on several amendments to the bylaws and welcomes your comments or questions. The changes are noted in red text. If you wish to provide feedback, you can email Kelle Senye, Executive Director. The Board will vote on the amendments on December 7, 2017.
The article from the current bylaws that govern how amendments are made to the bylaws of the organization is quoted below.
ARTICLE IX - AMENDMENT
Section 1. AMENDMENT. These Bylaws may be amended in accordance with the following procedure:
(A) The Board or a Bylaws Committee appointed by the Board may propose an amendment to the Bylaws.
(B) The Board shall vote whether to send the amendment to counsel for a legal opinion.
(C) Counsel shall review and report at least ten (10) days before the next Board of Directors meeting at which the amendment will be considered.
(D) Following legal opinion, if the Board still desires to further the amendment process, the Board shall vote upon a date by which the membership shall be given notice of the amendment, and shall place a final vote on the amendment on the agenda of a future Board meeting not less than thirty (30) days following the notice to the members.
(E) The notice of the Board’s intent to vote to amend Bylaws shall be given to members by print or electronic means inviting them to comment on changes. The notice shall include the date of the vote and either the text of amendment or the location, via print or electronic means where the text of the amendment may be found.
(F) All votes regarding amendments to these Bylaws shall be by two-thirds (2/3) of the voting membership of the Board.
(G) The Board resolution shall set forth the specific language of the proposed Bylaw amendment.
(H) Upon enactment, the Bylaw Amendment shall be executed by the President and Secretary and published to the members.