By-Laws Changes:

Section 2 – Definition of “good standing:” 

All Members in good standing have voting privileges.  A member in good standing is defined as a life member, or a member whose dues are current.

Section 6 – Voting

           Nominations will open on 1 July in those years elections will be held and close 30 September. Nominations may be mailed to the address listed in Article 1, Section 2 - Principal Office, and must be postmarked by 23 September. Nominations may be presented electronically utilizing the contact email on the Official BVA website.

            Members in good standing may self-nominate pursuant to the same procedures. 

            Nominees will be contacted via email or telecommunications to verify acceptance of the nomination. Acceptance of a nomination via email using the same procedures will be deemed valid if received using the contact email described above by 30 September.  A self-nomination will automatically be deemed accepted.  

            Ballots will be dispersed to Members in good standing at the Annual Membership Meeting and voting procedures established by the Board or President will be utilized.

            Regular Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote for board members and on other matters properly before the membership for vote. Voting is limited to living persons.

Additionally, the Board reduced the terms of the four (4) board members whose terms were set to expire 10/23/2023 to now expire 10/23/2022.