Proposed changes in club by-laws

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PROPOSED BY-LAWS MODIFICATIONS TO BE VOTED UPON AT THE MARCH 3, 2016, MEETING.

CURRENT LANGUAGE

Article 5: Meetings

Section 2: Regular Meetings — The regular weekly meetings of this club shall be held on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Due notice of any changes in, or canceling of, the regular meeting shall be given to all members of the club. All members excepting an honorary member (or member excused pursuant to Article 8, Sections 3 and 4 of the standard Rotary club constitution) in good standing in this club, on the day of the regular meeting, must be counted as present or absent, and attendance must be evidenced by the member’s being either at this club for at least sixty (60) percent of the time devoted to the regular meeting, either at this club or at any other Rotary club, or as otherwise provide in the standard Rotary club constitution, Article 8, Sections 1 and 2.

Section 3: One-third of the membership shall constitute a quorum at the annual and regular meetings of this club.

Article 6: Fees and Dues

Section 1: The membership shall be $175 per annum, payable annually no later than the last day of June, or semiannually no later than the last day of June and no later than the last day of December. A portion of each payment shall be applied to each member’s subscription to the RI official magazine.

Article 16: Amendments

These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting, a quorum being present, by a two-third vote of all members present, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been mailed to each member at least ten (10) days before such meeting. No amendment or addition to these bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the standard Rotary club constitution and with the constitutions and bylaws of RI.

PROPOSED LANGUAGE (changes in blue)

Article 5: Meetings

Section 2: Regular Meetings — The principal regular weekly meetings of this club shall be held on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at a location so designated for that purpose by the Board. Breakfast meetings held on the third Thursday of the month at a location so designated by the Board also shall be defined as regular meetings. Due notice of any changes in, or canceling of, any regular meetings shall be given to all members of the club. (Remainder of the current language in this section shall be retained.)

Section 3: Twelve (12) members constitute a quorum at the annual and regular evening meetings of this club. Seven (7) members constitute a quorum at the third Thursday breakfast meetings.

Article 16: Amendments

These bylaws may be amended at any regular evening meeting, a quorum being present, by a two-third vote of all members present, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been e-mailed or mailed via USPS to each member at least ten (10) days before such meeting. No amendment or addition to these bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the standard Rotary club constitution and with the constitutions and bylaws of RI.

Article 6: Fees and Dues

Section 1: First-year membership shall be $125 per Rotary year, $150 for the second year of membership, and $175 per year thereafter, payable annually no later than the last day of June, or semiannually no later than the last day of June and no later than the last day of December. Per Rotary International regulations, a portion of each payment shall be applied to each member’s subscription to the RI official magazine.


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