2013 PAGE Annual Business Meeting
Summary of Changes to PAGE Bylaws
The PAGE Board of Directors approved the following bylaw revisions during its May e-annual business meeting:
1. Editing bylaws for clarity and consistency; eliminate dated, unnecessary sections.
2. Modernization of 1970s language (e.g.: “he/she” rather than “he”).
3. Establishing the June meeting as the first in-person meeting of the year and formally designating the Annual Meeting as virtual.
4. Codifying what had become organizational practice regarding elections, appointments, etc. where it conflicted with existing bylaw language.
5. District 13 is added to the existing 12 Districts for membership organization and representation.
Two new concepts:
Article VII, Section 4: Stresses the importance of attendance at board meetings and establishes a procedure when a board member misses two-consecutive meetings without extenuating circumstances.
Article III, Section 3: PAGE seeks ways for retired members to continue their involvement. Their knowledge and experience could be extremely beneficial to the organization in areas such as legislative and professional learning. We seek to allow two new seats on the board to be filled by retired educators who are retired members of PAGE. These seats would be appointed by the president and approved by the board. They would serve a three-year term and have full voting rights.
These adopted bylaw changes were developed by a committee composed of Treasurer and Past President Lamar Scott (Elbert County); Past President Vickie Hammond (Oconee County); Director Stephanie Howard (Marietta); Director Shannon Hammond (Oconee); Director of PR, Membership and Publications Tim Callahan; Membership Director and PAGE General Counsel Jill Hay.
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