Proposed By-laws change
Posted On July 19, 2021
A motion was made at The Monday Night Steering Committee Meeting (July 12, 2021) to do a bylaws change and add the Zoom Coordinator Position to the Executive Board.
There are differences in opinions about this:
PROS: The executive board felt during the lockdown due to COVID, they were within their rights to add a new position to the Executive Board. Doing this allowed for more group cohesiveness which was needed and important to do at that time. Having a 5th person on the committee made it possible to keep things functioning, given the absence of a functioning Steering Committee.
CONS: Others have suggested they were not in their rights to add this position. Rather the Executive Board as defined in the bylaws as Chair, Co-chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Any change to its structure would require an amendment to the bylaws and a vote from the Steering Committee. However, they would have been within their right to add a Zoom Coordinate Position to the Regular Sub-Committee (alongside Intergroup representative, GSR etc.) and at a later date put forth to the Steering committee a request for a bylaws change allowing for the creation of the Zoom Coordinator to the Executive Board.
Going forward: Should we put the Zoom coordinator on the Executive committee or not.
PLEASE HOLD A GROUP CONCSIOUS WITH YOUR MEETING AND BRING THE RECULTS BACK TO THE STEEING COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH FOR A VOTE.
Please see a section from the bylaws which can be found on the website gayaainthedesert.org/by-laws/
Article XI – Amendments These by-laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting, providing the previous notice was given in writing at the prior meeting and then sent to all members of the Steering Committee by the secretary. Notice may be given by mail, email, hard copy or fax. Amendments will be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of those present, assuming a quorum.