Dear WAFLT members: During our annual board retreat in April of 2019, the WAFLT board reviewed our constitution and bylaws. We propose several changes that require a 2/3 majority of the members in order to enact. Please click on the two links below to review the entire constitution and bylaws document, as well as the WAFLT officer's duties.
The items to be removed are marked with a strikethrough, and the new items are listed in italics/bold.
In short, the changes are:
-language changes from he/she to they for more inclusive language throughout;
-recording secretary term changed from 1 year to 2 years to align with other similar positions;
-clarification of the term and process for appointed positions (1 year, may be renewed);
-clarification of the terms and process for invited ex-officio members (terms generally come from the organization that sends the ex-officio member, but ultimately these members serve at the invitation of the board);
-adding reference to the WAFLT Code of Conduct and the Duties and Responsibilities for all board members;
-removing category of "lifetime member" (all current lifetime members will retain their status and be grandfathered);
-removing reference to sending notices "by mail", since notices can come by mail or electronically.
Please indicate your vote by filling out this form below by Friday, May 10, midnight PST.
Constitution and bylaws 2019 suggested changes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_zcDzinrmj4E6IrUtttftZBWWqH873-I_vHSr7hbIhM/edit?usp=sharing
WAFLT Code of Conduct:
Board Member Duties and Responsibilities: