Month: November 2014

Notice of Potential Amendment to the Bylaws

At the General Membership Meeting on November 10, 2014, the Board proposed an amendment to the Bylaws. The proposed amendment would have amended the Bylaws by creating three separate classes of directors in order to have staggered terms. Prior to the vote by the general membership, concerns from the membership were raised as to the process by which the vote was being conducted. In the interest of “transparency”, the Board tabled the matter until a later date.

This memorandum sets forth one possible way in which the Board of Directors may proceed.

Proposed Amendment to the Bylaws
Currently, Article VIII, Section 3 of the Bylaws provides as follows:

Terms of Board Members. The term of each seat on the Board of Directors shall be for one (1) year. There shall be no term limitations imposed and a General Member may serve as many times as he or she is elected to the Board of Directors.

The proposed amendment to the Bylaws, would remove Article VIII, Section 3 of the Bylaws in its entirety, and replace it with the following:

Terms of Board Members. When the General Membership elects the Board of Directors at the 2015 Annual Meeting, the General Membership shall elect three separate classes of directors for the sole purpose of ensuring that the terms of the Directors are staggered. Class 1 shall include three (3) seats on the Board of Directors, and there shall be an election for these three (3) seats every even numbered year thereafter. Class 2 shall include three (3) seats on the Board of Directors, and there shall be an election for these three (3) seats in every odd numbered year thereafter. Class 3 shall include one (1) seat on the Board of Directors, and there shall be an election for this one (1) seat every year thereafter.

There shall be no term limitations imposed, and a General Member may serve on the Board of Directors as many times as he or she may be elected to the Board of Directors.

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DNA Board Nomination Form

The nomination period for the DNA Board is now closed.

In accordance with Article VIII, Section 2 of the DNA Bylaws, all nominations must be submitted to the Board of Directors no later than seven (7) calendar days prior to the election.