Proposed Bylaws Amendment


Current Bylaw

Article VIII. Membership Meetings
Section 2. Voting Privileges

A. Only delegates in good standing whose dues are received by the national organization or its appropriate subunits at least ninety days prior to the Conference and who are duly registered and in attendance shall be eligible to vote at the Conference.  Each delegate shall have one vote. Delegates shall be chosen from the chapters, with one delegate for the first ten members and one delegate for each additional thirty members or major fraction thereof. Alternates equal in number to one-fourth of the delegates in the chapter shall be elected and numbered according to the order in which they will be called upon to serve.  Chapters shall elect at least one alternate. Members-at-large shall elect alternates on the same basis as chapters.  Members-at-large shall elect one delegate for the first ten members and one delegate for each additional thirty members or major fraction thereof present and eligible to vote at a state conference. National officers, National Board members, and State Coordinators/Presidents shall be voting delegates at the National Conference.

B. A Credentials Committee of at least six members shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board. The paid NOW membership on national records on the date 120 days before the national Conference shall be used to determine allocation of the delegates. The Credentials Committee shall notify the chapters and state organizations at least ninety days in advance of the National Conference of the number of delegates eligible from the chapter or state at-large membership.  Chapters and states shall submit names of delegates to the Credentials Committee. Delegates' names sent no fewer than thirty days before the first day of the National Conference shall be pre-credentialed.
 

Proposed Amendment

Article VIII. Membership Meetings
Section 2. Voting Privileges

A. Only members  in good standing whose dues are received by the national organization or its appropriate subunits at least ninety days prior to the Conference and who are duly registered and in attendance shall be eligible to vote at the Conference.  All such individuals shall be considered to be delegates for purpose of the Conference. Each delegate shall have one vote.

B. A Credentials Committee of at least six members shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board. The Credentials Committee shall be responsible for supervising registration and credentialing activities at the Conference and for resolving any disputes with regard to membership status and delegate status for purposes of conference voting.


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