Voting begins October 17
- Article I (Name): An additional sentence has been added to reflect the fact we now have regional TBLC groups.
- Article IV, Section 4.6 (Membership Categories): An additional membership category has been added for Corporate Members (Vendors) and a statement about the ability of members to designate membership to a regional group has been added.
- Article V (Steering Committee)
- Section 5.1: Membership in the Steering Committee has been updated to include more than one Expert Advisor and the chairs of our regional groups.
- Section 5.2: The Member-at-Large category has been modified from three specific Member-at-Large positions (e.g., K-12, health sciences) to three Member-at-Large positions that may vary in expertise based on the current representation needs within the TBLC and the practice of TBL.
- Article VII (Non-Elected Steering Committee Positions
- Section 7.4 (Program Chair-Elect): Updated to reflect our current practice of appointing a chair-elect that serves for two years, assisting the Program Chair the first year and becoming the Program Chair the second year of service.
- Section 7.6: Added to reflect our practice of regional groups electing their own officers
- Article VIII (Nominations and Elections): Section 8.2 (Elections) has been updated to provide a procedure in the event of uncontested ballots (i.e., only one person running for an elected position) to allow the Steering Committee the ability to formally vote on the sole candidate rather than asking the full membership to do so.
- Article IX (Committees)
- This article has been reordered to provide more logical flow to the bylaws.
- The Scholarship Committee has been renamed to “Research and Scholarship Committee” to better reflect their role within the TBLC
- A standing Marketing Committee (Section 9.14) has been added to support developing marketing needs that have arisen in part due to international growth of the TBLC
- Section 9.15 (Regional Steering Committees) has been added to officially recognize that our regional groups will be each led by their own steering committees.
Thank you for your time spent reviewing these changes, and we look forward to receiving your vote when the ballots are distributed.