Sunday, July 7, 2024

By-laws update

 These proposed changes were introduced at the June annual picnic and will be voted on at the July meeting.  

By-Law Proposed Changes for Centre Pieces Quilt Guild: June 1, 2024 

The By-Laws, as they currently read, are located on the CPQG website and in the back of the Green Book for reference. These proposed changes must be announced to the membership 30 days prior to voting whether to adopt them or not. Vote will be a verbal yes or no at the July 9, 2024 Tuesday evening meeting. Absentee votes are not taken and the changes must pass with 2/3 of the meeting attendance voting yes. 

 Proposed changes: Article 3: Membership, third paragraph in Section 2 - Dues and Privileges. Reads - “Full payment of dues is expected whenever joining membership from July through March. However dues will be assessed at 50% if joining in April or May.” 

 Change - The second sentence above will be stricken and instead read “Those considering membership during April and May may attend Guild meetings and defer payment of dues until June. They may participate in the June picnic once their dues are paid for membership.” 

Article 3: Membership, Section 3 - Guests Reads - Guests are invited to attend one monthly meeting without payment.” 

 Change - “Guests are invited to attend two monthly meetings without paying membership dues.” 

Article 5: Meeting, Section 3 - Management of Meetings 2 proposed changes in wording Reads - “Prior to a Board or monthly business meeting, an agenda and the immediate past meeting minutes should be presented to the membership by email and posted on the Guild website.” Also… in the next paragraph “A hard copy of the minutes will be available at the monthly business meeting.” 

 Change - … immediate past meeting minutes should be presented to the membership by posting them on the Guild website.” Also… eliminate having a hard copy of the minutes at the meeting and state “A copy of the past minutes is available on the CPQG website.”

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