The following ammedment was unanimously approved on 5/13/2020:
Article III, Section 2, Page 4:
All Regular Members have voting privileges.
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.
To better define “good standing.”
Article III, Section 6, Page 6
Section 6 – Voting
Regular Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote for board members, officers if not in contravention to other directives of these Bylaws, and on matters properly before the membership for vote. Voting rights are limited to living persons.
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.
To establish a better, more delineated nomination process.
To establish that a procedure established by the Board or President will be adhered to.
To remove any ambiguity about Officers – they are appointed, not elected.