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AN EMERGENCY BOARD MEETING WAS HELD TONIGHT (11/22). IT WILL NOW BE REQUIRED THAT ALL ATTENDEES ARE VACCINATED. ALL SUN LAKES PLAYERS HAVE ALREADY SHOWN PROOF OF VACCINATION AND THOSE OF YOU THAT PURCHASED TICKETS AT EAST VALLEY CLUBS WILL BE ASKED FOR VERIFICATION OVER THE NEXT WEEK IF THE DIRECTORS HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.

December 5 at In Tempo, Scottsdale. Doors open at 11, Lunch at 11:30, Annual Meeting 12:30, Game 1:00. Tickets $5. Flyers will be out shortly. Tickets will be available at Sun Lakes (See or call Donna or Patty) and all clubs in East Valley (See or call Barb Hemerson 480-218-0745). At the annual meeting you will be asked to vote on the proposed bylaw changes. See Below

 

In preparation for the upcoming vote, I would like to highlight the recommended changes in order of likely importance.  Please, also take the opportunity to review the attached redline version of the changes for the exact detail. 

Summary of Changes:

  1. Reduce the Unit 351 Board of Directors to nine members from the current twelve.  Three members to be elected each year and serve a three year term (no change in term length).
  2. Reduce the Unit Standing Committees from seven to three, eliminating the Judiciary, Hospitality, Charity and Sanction Committees.  The Judiciary Committee being eliminated as per ACBL and the others rolled into the other remaining Committees.
  3. Provide for the use of email and electronic communication for meeting notices.
  4. Provide for a record retention policy of seven years and electronic storage.
  5. Provide for additional clarity in Article XII – Amendments to the Bylaws.  Conform Article XII structure to the rest of the Bylaws outline structure, provide for Board Members to propose Amendments, and clarify required votes needed to move forward an Amendment to a Unit-wide vote.  No change to the requirement that Amendments must be approved by 2/3 members present.
  6. Provide for outline renumbering for changes.

Respectfully,

Kitty Larson, Unit 351 President