Guidelines on Writing Bylaws Amendment Proposals
These guidelines provide the basics on how to write a successful bylaws amendment proposals.
As author, you must either be an individual NAD member in good standing, or an official representative of your state association or organization that is a NAD affiliate member in good standing.
Also, you are responsible for making sure your Proposed Bylaws Amendment Form is worded so that your proposal is clear, concise, and complete before you send in your submission. Deadline: Thursday, May 6, 2010. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Bylaws Amendment Format
Each proposed amendment has four parts:
Article and Section
Section as Exactly Worded
Proposed Bylaws Amendment
Article and Title: Article III, Section 2 Officers
Currently Reads As: “The officers of this Association shall consist of a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Third Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.”
Proposed Amendment: Delete “a Third Vice President”
Rationale: To reduce the number of Board officers.
Article and Title: Article V, Section I Board of Directors
Currently Reads As: “The Board of Directors shall meet four times a year.”
Proposed Amendment: Change “four times a year” to “six times a year”
Rationale: Increase the number of meetings to facilitate Board decision making.
Article and Title: Article V Board of Directors
Currently Reads As: N/A
Proposed Amendment: Add a new section to Article V, “The Board of Directors shall serve no more than three consecutive terms.”
Rationale: Require term limits for elected Board members.