On October 21st, 2020 at 7:00 pm EST, the 2020 EFMLS Bylaws Committee will hold the following meeting on Zoom (see registration below)

EFMLS Board of Directors Meeting for the
2020 Proposed Amended Bylaws

Calling all Board of Directors!

Only 1 vote is allowed per member of the Board of Directors. Per the current 2016 Bylaws, the EFMLS Board of Directors is composed of each Society President (President Director) and the EFMLS Executive Board.  Also, please know that any member of any EFMLS Affiliate Society may attend any official meeting.

This meeting is allowed by the State of New York (the EFMLS State of Incorporation) to be conducted virtually.


Dear Members of the Eastern Federation,

After 3 open discussions (via zoom) over the past 6 weeks to listen and take your input of comments, suggestions and concerns, we have put together the following documents for your review at

- Inconvenient Facts that you need to know!

- 2020 EFMLS Bylaws Committee Proposed Amendments Rationale

- EFMLS Proposed Bylaws Amendments revised with Legal Counsel

We have also emailed the above documents to the EFMLS Board of Directors.

As we have attempted during this entire process, we ask for your feedback once more if you wish to comment before we hold the Board of Directors Meeting to ratify the proposed amended bylaws on Wednesday, October 21st.  Per NY State legal counsel: the amendment process may continue up to the day of meeting to vote.  As a courtesy to the Committee, we ask that you submit any feedback up until 24 hours before the meeting.

(cut-off: Tuesday, 10/20 at 7:00 pm for feedback) AND pleaase join the 10/21 Meeting a few minutes before the start time.


On behalf of the Bylaws Committee, we are grateful for your participation in this process by giving your own time and engaging with your Federation for the sole purpose of improving the organization for our stakeholder members as well as future members.


We thank you,

Larry & Andy, 2020 EFMLS Bylaw Committee Co-Chairs



We would like to thank all of the stakeholders who participated in the 9/9/20, 9/23/20 & 10/7/20 amended bylaw discussions.


  To Register for the 2020 Board of Directors Meeting for the 2020 Proposed Amended Bylaws on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm, please click the link below:
2020 Proposed Amended Bylaws Meeting ZOOM Registration
After you have completed the registration, the Committee will review  and approve you for the meeting.  You will then receive a confirmation email 
*"from Zoom" with the link to join the Meeting.

Please register in advance in order that we may ensure good practices per NY State non-profit guidelines.

*NOTE:  PLEASE CHECK ALL FOLDERS IN YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL.  Check your other folders [spam/junk, etc.] if not directly in your Inbox.  (Gmail users, please check for this email in the following folders: Social, Promotions or most likely "Updates."

On August 22, 2020, the EFMLS Bylaws Committee submitted to the EFMLS Board of Directors the Proposed Amendments for the 60 day review period in accordance with current EFMLS Bylaws of 2016.

Thank you!

The 2020 EFMLS Bylaws Committee

Andy Celmer and Larry Heath, Co-Chairs

Bylaw Committee Members:

Scott Peters, ESQ
Gary Bergtholdt
Cyndy Hummel
Walter Priest
Alison Pacut
Alan Holmes
Sara Furbush
Heather Shields

Elizabeth Triano
Christine Conlon


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