Proposed Bylaws Amendment to be voted on at the annual banquet

The board is proposing that we change the words “President-Elect” to “Vice President”. Over the last several years, we have realized that the President-Elect position does not necessarily lead to becoming the President of the club (due to a variety of reasons).We think that altering that position to be Vice President will enable us to more easily attract a candidate to run for it. This will allow there to be some training for a potential successor to the president, without the level of stress and commitment that the President-Elect title carries, especially for the person holding the position.

As per Second Wind’s bylaws, no amendment may be adopted unless first presented in writing to the Club membership in the announcement of the meeting at which the amendment is to be considered. The Second Wind By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting by the vote of a majority of the members present. This would become effective following the January 2018 annual meeting.

We anticipate the impacts to the club to be minimal, and to have a positive impact on our ability to have all officer roles on our Board filled by club members with an appropriate level of interest and enthusiasm.

 

Current bylaw wording

Proposed bylaw wording

Changes to note

Article VII – Board of Directors

  1. There shall be a Board of Directors to manage the affairs of Second Wind and to carry out the objectives and purposes for which Second Wind is organized. 
     
  2. The Board of Directors shall be composed of two (2) elected voting officers, four (4) appointed non-voting officers, and eight (8) to ten (10) elected voting directors. The elected officers shall be a President and President-Elect. The appointed officers shall consist of a Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator. 
     
  3. The appointed officers shall be appointed by the board. An elected director may also serve as an appointed officer. 
     
  4. The terms of office for elected Board members shall be two (2) years and for appointed officers one (1) year. The term of office shall commence on February 1. 
     
  5. Both elected members and appointed officers may serve consecutive terms. 
     
  6.  An election shall be held each year to elect four (4) to six (6) new directors. The election shall be held in conjunction with the annual January meeting of Second Wind. If there is no more than one candidate for either President or President-Elect, that candidate will be seated by a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there are no more than four (4) or five (5) candidates for elected voting directors, all candidates will be seated following a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there is a contested seat(s) for any elected office(s), the Board shall appoint an Election Committee to conduct the election. 
     
  7. If an office or directorship becomes vacant the Board shall have the option to fill the vacancy with an appointee who shall hold this position for the unexpired term of office.

 

Article VII – Board of Directors

  1. There shall be a Board of Directors to manage the affairs of Second Wind and to carry out the objectives and purposes for which Second Wind is organized. 
     
  2. The Board of Directors shall be composed of two (2) elected voting officers, four (4) appointed non-voting officers, and eight (8) to ten (10) elected voting directors. The elected officers shall be a President and Vice President. The appointed officers shall consist of a Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator. 
     
  3. The appointed officers shall be appointed by the board. An elected director may also serve as an appointed officer. 
     
  4. The terms of office for elected Board members shall be two (2) years and for appointed officers one (1) year. The term of office shall commence on February 1. 

     

  5. Both elected members and appointed officers may serve consecutive terms. 
     
  6.  An election shall be held each year to elect four (4) to six (6) new directors. The election shall be held in conjunction with the annual January meeting of Second Wind. If there is no more than one candidate for either President or Vice President, that candidate will be seated by a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there are no more than four (4) or five (5) candidates for elected voting directors, all candidates will be seated following a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there is a contested seat(s) for any elected office(s), the Board shall appoint an Election Committee to conduct the election. 
     
  7. If an office or directorship becomes vacant the Board shall have the option to fill the vacancy with an appointee who shall hold this position for the unexpired term of office.

 

 

  1. None
     
  2. Change the words “President-Elect” to “Vice President”. Over the last several years, we have realized that the President-Elect position does not necessarily lead to becoming the President of the club (due to a variety of reasons). We think that altering that position to be Vice President will enable us to more easily attract a candidate to run for it. This will allow there to be some training for a potential successor to the president, without the level of stress and commitment that the President-Elect title carries, especially for the person holding the position.
     
  3. None.
     
  4. None.

     

  5. None.
     
  6. Changed wording from President-Elect to Vice President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. None.

 

 

 

 

 

Current bylaw wording

Proposed bylaw wording

Changes to note

Appendix A to the Second Wind By-Laws Election Procedure Nominations

A1. Any Second Wind member wanting to serve as President, President-Elect or as a Board member in the coming year should notify the Board of their intentions on or before the second Tuesday in December. If there are more candidates than available seats for any positions, an Election Committee will be formed.

A2. The Election Committee will create and make available to members a ballot containing all candidates for all contested positions. Ballots may be mailed to the Second Wind P.O. box or handed to a Board member by the second Tuesday in January.

A3. The Election Committee will tally the ballots and the results will be announced at the annual January meeting. If there are non-contested candidates for any positions, the Board as a whole will be brought to the membership for approval at this meeting by a show of hands vote. Services on the Board shall commence on February 1.

 

A4. At the first meeting of the Board after February 1, if either of the elected offices of President or President-Elect are unfilled, or if there are less than eight (8) elected voting directors, then the existing voting Board members shall have the option of electing or appointing a Second Wind member to any of these unfilled positions.

A5. The Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator shall be appointed positions in accordance with Article VII of the Second Wind By-Laws.

 

Appendix A to the Second Wind By-Laws Election Procedure Nominations

A1. Any Second Wind member wanting to serve as President, Vice President or as a Board member in the coming year should notify the Board of their intentions on or before the second Tuesday in December. If there are more candidates than available seats for any positions, an Election Committee will be formed.

A2. The Election Committee will create and make available to members a ballot containing all candidates for all contested positions. Ballots may be mailed to the Second Wind P.O. box or handed to a Board member by the second Tuesday in January.

A3. The Election Committee will tally the ballots and the results will be announced at the annual January meeting. If there are non-contested candidates for any positions, the Board as a whole will be brought to the membership for approval at this meeting by a show of hands vote. Services on the Board shall commence on February 1.

 

A4. At the first meeting of the Board after February 1, if either of the elected offices of President or Vice President are unfilled, or if there are less than eight (8) elected voting directors, then the existing voting Board members shall have the option of electing or appointing a Second Wind member to any of these unfilled positions.

A5. The Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator shall be appointed positions in accordance with Article VII of the Second Wind By-Laws.

 

 

 

A1. Changed wording from President-Elect to Vice President.

 

 

 

A2. None.

 

 

 

A3. None.

 

 

 

 

 

A4. Changed wording from President-Elect to Vice President.

 

 

 

A5. None.

 

 

 

Unpublish Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018