2021 NWBA Annual Assembly - Bylaw Amendments


Bylaw Amendment Proposals

NWBA Bylaw Amendment proposals should be submitted by emailing the completed NWBA Bylaws Amendment Proposal Form (linked below) to Tim Fox, interim Governance Committee Chair (Email Tim) and Will Waller, Executive Director (Email Will) by April 25, 2021. 

NWBA Bylaws Amendment Proposals
Please click the Proposal Article/Section name below to review the full proposal form that was submitted. Proposals are listed below in no particular order. 

Proposal 1 - Did Not Pass

Section 4.3. Voting and Other Rights of Members and Section 4.4. Non-Voting Members

Proposed By: Parnes Cartwright

Proposal 2 - Passed

Section 4.2 Eligibility

Proposed By: Dug Jones

Proposal 3 - Passed

Section 4.2 Eligibility

Proposed By: Darlene Hunter

Proposal 4 - Passed

Section 4.2 Eligibility

Proposed By: Darlene Hunter

Proposal 5 - Passed

Section 4.2 Eligibility

Proposed By: Darlene Hunter


USOPC Compliance and Audit Required Actions

Proposal 6 - Passed

Section 5.2 Function of the Board

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff

Proposal 7 - Passed

Section 5.3 Qualifications

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 8 - Passed

Section 5.4 Composition and Section 5.5 Election and Selection of Board Members

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 9 - Passed

Section 5.6 Board Terms and Tenure

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 10 - Passed

Section 7.11 Minutes of Meetings

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 11 - Passed

Section 8.4 Athlete Representation

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 12 - Passed

Article Fourteen Grievance Procedures

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff


Legal Consultant Recommendations

Proposal 13 - Passed

Section 2.2 Registered Office

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff

Proposal 14 - Passed

Article Five Board of Directors

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 15 - Passed

Article Six Board of Directors Officers

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 16 - Passed

Article Seven Board of Directors Meetings

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 17 - Passed

Article Twelve USOPC AAC

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 18 - Passed

Article Thirteen Executive and Management Staff

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 19 - Passed

Article Sixteen Sanctioning Events

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 20 - Passed

Article Seventeen Records of the Corporation

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 21 - Passed

Article Nineteen Fiduciary and Financial Matters

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 22 - Passed

Section 20.6 Applicable Law

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff


Staff recommendations for consistency, clarity, formatting, etc.

Proposal 23 - Passed

Article Four Membership

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff

Proposal 24 - Passed

Article Eight Committees

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 25 - Passed

Article Nine Divisions

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 26 - Passed

Article Ten Annual Assembly

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 27 - Passed

Section 10.3 Amendments of NWBA Bylaws

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 28 - Passed

Article 11 Athletes Advisory Council

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 29 - Passed

Article Fifteen USOPC NGB Status

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff
Proposal 30 - Passed

Article Eighteen Policies

Proposed By: NWBA Management/Staff

 


Amendments of NWBA Bylaws (NWBA Bylaws - Article 10, Section 3)

These NWBA Bylaws may be amended at the NWBA Annual Assembly by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the voting membership present and voting provided that the proposed amendment is submitted in writing to the Executive Director and the chair of the Governance Committee at least sixty (60) days preceding the annual meeting. 

Upon receipt of a properly submitted amendment proposal: 
i.    the staff of the NWBA, with the oversight of the Board of Directors, shall electronically mail a copy of the proposed amendment to all active members of the NWBA at least thirty (30) days before the annual meeting, 
ii.    a copy of the proposed amendment shall be posted on the NWBA website (www.NWBA.org) no later than thirty (30) days before the annual meeting, and 
iii.    all amendments, unless otherwise specified, shall become effective 30 days following adoption at the Annual Assembly, and will be implemented as soon as practical. 

The chair of the Governance Committee, in conjunction with the Executive Director, shall also prepare ballots for any amendment issues that have been submitted as provided in Article Twenty of the NWBA Bylaws. 

The voting membership shall cast their votes for all offices and all amendment issues on a single ballot at the Annual Assembly, and the results shall be tabulated and announced immediately.


Divisional Guidelines Amendment Proposals

The Divisional Guidelines amendment proposal process is different for each Division and is further detailed on the Divisional Annual Meetings tab.

Please note that the Divisional Guidelines amendment proposal process is also different than the NWBA Bylaws Amendment proposal process which is further detailed above.