Bylaws Amendment - Electronic BOD Meeting Attendance

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Bylaws Amendment - Electronic BOD Meeting Attendance

Postby donald-selle » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:21 pm

Online meetings have become a well established means of doing business. In order to allow the HAS BOD to conduct valid on line meetings, Texas law requires that our bylaws authorize such meetings. The proposed bylaw amendment does that and complies with State Law.

A quorum of the HAS BOD has voted unanimously to recommend that the Membership of HAS vote to adopt the following proposed amendment to the bylaws:

Article VII, Section III Meeting of Directors shall be amended by addition of the following paragraph:
A meeting of the board of directors may be held by means of a remote electronic communications system, including videoconferencing technology or the Internet, only if

a) each person entitled to participate in the meeting consents to the meeting being held by means of that system, and

b) the system provides access to the meeting in a manner or using a method by which each person participating in the meeting can communicate concurrently with each other participant.


The current Bylaws can be found here: https://www.astronomyhouston.org/content/bylaws

All members are encouraged to post questions or comments about the proposed amendment to this thread and each will be addressed.

Best Regards;
Don Selle
HAS VP
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Re: Bylaws Amendment - Electronic BOD Meeting Attendance

Postby sirby » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:14 am

This seems to be a wise addition given the advances in technology available.

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Re: Bylaws Amendment - Electronic BOD Meeting Attendance

Postby donald-selle » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:06 pm

Currently BOD meetings are held every other month. Adoption of this amendment to the bylaws should result in more frequent BOD meetings and hopefully more like "real-time" management of the organization. The bylaws committee also anticipates that adoption of this amendment will ensure that HAS is more responsive to the membership as well as more efficiently run.

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