General Membership Meeting 2014 – Proposed Bylaw Changes

The general membership is invited to discuss the following bylaw changes proposed for the AHF. Discussion can be carried into the comments. Note that these changes will be subject to voting by the membership during the next membership meeting.

A. Article V: Fees, Dues, and Arrears
Section 2. Membership Year. The membership year shall commence on the 1st day of August and end on the following 31st day of July. All dues are payable on application for membership and thereafter on or before the next membership year begins.
Proposed: Membership Year. The Membership year shall commence on the 1st day a member profile is made active on the website and payment is received. Active membership shall expire exactly one year from said date, unless extended by the renewal process.
B. Article VII: Board of Governors
Section 5. Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors shall be convened upon not less than 45 days’ notice, and shall immediately precede, to the extent practicable, the Annual Membership Meeting.
Proposed: Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors shall be convened at the convenience of the Board of Governors, and should precede, to the extent practicable, the Annual Membership Meeting.
C. Article X: Membership Meetings
Section 1. Annual Membership Meeting. The Annual Membership Meeting of the AHF shall be convened during the month of July at a location, date and time to be fixed by the President. There shall be notice to the membership of the location, date, and time of the meeting at least 60 days prior to the meeting.
Proposed: Annual Membership Meeting. The Annual Membership Meeting of the AHF shall be convened during a convenient month between March and August at a location, date and time to be fixed by the President. There shall be notice to the membership of the location, date, and time of the meeting at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

5 Comments

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5 Responses to General Membership Meeting 2014 – Proposed Bylaw Changes

  1. steph

    I think these are reasonable changes to bylaws.

  2. Cecil Longino

    I am a strong supporter of updating these sections to the bylaws. The initial bylaws were written some time ago before the continued improvement and reliance on 21st Century communication technology.

    As an aside, a special meeting will be called for votes to be cast on any bylaw changes.

    Cecil Longino
    2nd Vice President

  3. mwss

    Agreed as well, thank you.

  4. EJAM58

    I think we should call this to a vote before the meeting ends.

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