|Please vote on the following bylaw changes by Friday, 10 May 2021 at 5 pm eastern (link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcEVqcspwbn119qocr5PrnPG0ho6k0dhWKmN-qZWivMUGS5A/viewform?usp=sf_link).
These changes are intended to reduce the burden of service in years 1 and 6 by clearly specifying officer duties. Our full bylaws are here: https://units.fisheries.org/fits/about/history-and-bylaws/.
As per Article IX 1. A., a 2/3 majority of active members choosing to vote is required to pass. Votes cast after the Friday, 10 May 2021 at 5 pm eastern deadline will not count. If accepted, the changes will be submitted to the Management Committee for final approval and then officially adopted into the Bylaws.
|Article IV. Duties of Officers
- The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and assume those duties in the event the office is vacated for any reason. The President-Elect shall serve as chairperson of the nominating committee. The President-Elect will ensure that Section Bylaws are not violated in the course of Section activities, and will act as chairperson of the Section Bylaws Committee. The President-Elect is not obligated to take on additional duties in their first year in office. Additional duties in Year 2 shall be developed with guidance from the President and Immediate Past-President.
- The Immediate Past-President shall appoint a nominating committee to select candidates to run for open officer positions, and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and President-Elect. He/she shall assist the Newsletter Editor by soliciting and collecting newsletter items, and assist the Communications and Outreach Coordinator in the development of an engaged membership (including formally recognizing non-Executive Committee volunteers, committee members, and partners through regular posts, notes of appreciation, and plaques/awards as necessary). The Immediate Past-President is not obligated to take on additional duties in their second year in office, but is expected to assist the President in preparing the President-Elect for the presidency.