Time to vote for changes to IGALA bylaws!

Dear IGALA members,

At the Executive Board meeting in 2021, we discussed altering the wording of the IGALA bylaws. The amendments proposed are (a) to update the terminology “webweaver”; and (b) to alter pronoun usage.


Please see the suggested changes to the bylaws by CLICKING THIS LINK (possible changes are marked in red).


Please find the rationale for the amendments below:


a) Update the terminology “webweaver”


The communication officer's title in the association’s bylaws is currently referred to as the “webweaver.” To better reflect contemporary social media and communications, replace “webweaver” with “communication officer.”


b) Alter pronoun usage


The bylaws currently use the pronouns "she/he" and/or "her/his." To facilitate inclusivity, replace all instances of IGALA bylaws "she/he" and/or "her/his" with "they", "their."


The IGALA bylaws require that any changes of the bylaws are approved by members.


IGALA Bylaws ARTICLE XVI. Amendments

  1. These Bylaws may be amended by the Members by mail ballot, provided that a proposed amendment is approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast.

  2. Amendments may be proposed by the Executive Committee of the Society or by five (5) percent of the Members in good standing. The Executive Committee shall have the proposed amendment circulated to the Members and it shall allow four weeks for the return of ballots.

  3. The amendments and provisions of these Bylaws shall be effective immediately upon adoption and shall supersede and nullify all previous amendments and provisions.

We invite members in good standing to vote on the proposed amendments via a “mail ballot” facilitated via Google forms.


Voting:

  • Opens: 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, 13th December 2021

  • Closes: 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time, 10th January 2022.

Ballot:


VOTE HERE on Amendments to IGALA bylaws.


Who can vote?


Members in good standing. CLICK HERE to check that your membership is up-to-date!


Claire Maree

President, IGALA


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