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Process for amendments to the NWBA Bylaws

By NWBA, 01/14/16, 8:00AM CST


Key Dates for proposed Amendments

On December 17, 2015 (111 days prior to the General Assembly) an announcement was sent via email to all NWBA Registered Team Representatives outlining upcoming key dates for the 2016 National Tournament and General Assembly meeting.

This article serves as a reminder to our membership of the dates for the submission and announcement process of Amendments of the Bylaws.

Follow the link below for a copy of the current NWBA Bylaws.

Amendment of the Bylaws

Section 20.1:  Amendments

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 ninety (90) 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 mail a copy of the proposed amendment to all active members of the NWBA at least sixty (60) days before the annual meeting, - (FEBRUARY 6, 2016)

ii.    A copy of the proposed amendment shall be posted on the NWBA website ( not later than sixty (60) days before the annual meeting, and - (FEBRUARY 6, 2016)

iii.    All amendments, unless otherwise specified, shall become effective 30 days following adoption at the NWBA Annual Assembly. (MARCH 7, 2016)