2015 ByLaws with revisions

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Anne Cox

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on: June 04, 2015, 01:08:46 PM
The 2015 ByLaws with revisions were approved at the 2015 Annual Conference by the membership on Saturday afternoon at the Annual Meeting of the Membership. The Bylaws with the revisions are posted below. On this copy of the ByLaws, insertions shown in blue and deletions are shown as strikeout. Note that the official copy without the changes will be posted soon.
 
Anne C. Cox, Ph.D.

Jan Allyn

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Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 04:13:54 PM
I created a PDF of the approved amended Bylaws without the highlights to show the changes, and added it to the FNPS Handbook Wiki. I also changed all references to the Bylaws that included a link so that they "point to" the new version.
https://fnpshandbook.wikispaces.com/file/detail/FNPSByLaws-amended-05-2015.pdf
https://fnpshandbook.wikispaces.com/FNPS+Society+Governance
https://fnpshandbook.wikispaces.com/Creating+a+New+Chapter
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Anne Cox

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Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 07:22:36 PM
Thanks Jan for all your help with ByLaws.
The 2015 ByLaws Sub committee is chaired by Jan Allyn, Daphne Lambright and Carol Sullivan. Any FNPS member interested in assisting with ByLaaws updates please contact Jan Allyn.
Anne C. Cox, Ph.D.

Dave Feagles

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Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 08:07:24 PM
From the home page FNPS you go to the bottom of the page on the left is a heading Support documents. Clicking on this gives a list of documents including the FNPS Bylaws. This does NOT point to the 2015 revised bylaws. The 2015 bylaws can be found by clicking on the link above in the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation article started by Anne Cox.

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Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 11:00:27 PM
I had to re-upload the FNPS Bylaws because the version I first uploaded was missing one of the changes that was approved in May.
Here is an updated link:
https://fnpshandbook.wikispaces.com/file/view/FNPSByLaws-amended-May-2015.pdf/554947635/FNPSByLaws-amended-May-2015.pdf
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Reply #5 on: August 01, 2015, 11:05:49 PM
Attached are the questions that the Bylaws Committee would like the Board of Directors to address.
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Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 06:45:56 PM
Re:    Add President-elect and Past President to 5.01? They are treated as such in 5.04 and 5.06, 

I'd say yes they should be referenced in 5.01, but when included it should specify President Elect or Past President depending on which is position is filled at the time..   I don't especially like that language but the point is it shouldn't be both at the same time.


RE:   The requirement of 7.092 gives the Council the ability to deny the Board a quorum if none of the
three Council directors attend. Is this a problem?

Good question. My thought is with three to choose from it shouldn't be hard to get one to commit for the meeting. It seems to me to be essential that the Chapters feel represented and maintaining this provision shows how important that consideration is to the State Board. Should we try to set up a procedure where it would be possible to have some one attend the face to face meetings by phone or Go to Meeting? This also brings up the question of proxies. We used o have proxies but they were dropped during the reorganization. The up side of no proxy is establishing the importance of fulfilling the responsibilities of being a director. The downside is that during those unavoidable times of absence important input may be lost. Previously, we required written proxies to be given to the Secretary and that is obviously inappropriate when we have on-line meetings. I favor the idea of proxies because it is more inclusive and potentially involves more people becoming active on the Board, but how to handle legitimizing proxies is unclear to me. If we allow proxies 7.04 needs to go or be modified.

All this relates to  the question asked about 7.08  "7.08 Resignation. A directorship shall terminate upon the director's resignation, death, or non-payment of dues. Directorships (except chapter representatives) may not be transferred."  I'd say lets strike this out and depending on the Board's feelings about proxies  substitute something else or nothing.

Regarding the nominating committee issues I don't have time to discuss that now. It's actually an even larger issue according to Robert's Rules.  I'LL BE BACK. 
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