--- LAB Bylaws Reforms ---
This document highlights needed reforms for LAB Bylaws.

This page presents proposals that can be discussed on the LABreform list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LAB-reform.
Please contribute your ideas.


You can see the current Bylaws from the LAB Web site.
For information and to help reform LAB, please see www.labreform.org

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The recommended Bylaws presented here are based on the Bylaws as they were prior to the drastic changes made secretly by the Board in 2003, except that the non-controversial removal of references to the Honorary Director (who retired in 2003) has been retained.

The reforms recommended here are urgently needed for the League to survive a leadership crises.  The reforms will protect the rights of the members from being usurped by a faction that has subverted the purpose of the organization.  Under normal circumstances, a members' referendum will not be needed and petition candidates will be rare.  Under normal circumstances, the Nominating Committee seeks candidates that reflect the wishes of members.  Circumstances are not normal now.  Please help to return the League to normal.


BYLAWS of the LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN, INC.

ARTICLE I - GENERAL

SECTION 1- NAME: The name of this Corporation shall be the LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN, INC. d/b/a the LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS.

In Section 2 below, note strengthening and clarifying language to emphasize the traditional League values:  educating the public about the best practices of cycling, protecting rights of cyclists, organizing rallies and helping local cycling advocacy organizations.  Without this language the League becomes just another Washington lobbying and fundraising group.

SECTION 2 -PURPOSE: The Corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, and in particular, to educate bicyclists and the general public about:

  1. safe and effective {bicycling} bicycle operation;

  2. equitable traffic laws for cyclists that promote safe operation;

  3. the rights and interests of {bicyclists} cyclists, including protecting access to roadways;

  4. promoting and advancing the physical fitness benefits of safe recreational bicycling;

  5. forming and operating local and regional bicycle organizations;

  6. organizing and conducting cycling classes, bicycle rallies and other events that encourage safe and effective bicycling;

  7. conducting such other charitable and educational activities in furtherance of the promotion of safe bicycling; and

  8. {using} promoting the proper use of bicycles for transportation.

SECTION 3 - POWERS: The Corporation shall have such powers as are now, or may hereafter be, granted by the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act, its Articles of Incorporation, and these bylaws.

ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1 - GENERAL: The Corporation is a not for profit Corporation, without capital shares, and no pecuniary benefit shall inure to any member by reason of membership.

SECTION 2 - ELIGIBILITY: Payment of dues entitles one to membership in the Corporation. Membership is open to everyone interested in bicycling without regard to race, creed, sex, age, national origin, or religious preference.

SECTION 3 - CLASS OF MEMBERSHIP: The Corporation shall have Regular class and Supporting class of membership. The Board of Directors may establish types of membership within each class of membership as the Directors may deem to be in the best interest of the Corporation.

  1. Regular membership shall consist of an individual or family. A family shall consist of at least one adult and any two unmarried children under the age of twenty-one (21) living at the same address.

  2. Supporting membership shall consist of clubs, organizations, associations, corporations, partnerships, companies, or any other groups.

SECTION 4 - DUES: The Board of Directors shall establish the dues for each type within a class of membership. Non-payment of dues terminates membership.

SECTION 5 - VOTING AND REFERENDUM PETITION RIGHTS: An individual member shall have one vote. A family membership shall have two votes.

  1. Regular members shall have the right to elect the Board of Directors as provided for in Article III, Section 8.

    Section 5, part B allows members to change the Bylaws through a member referendum. Getting enough signatures (about 750) in only 75 days is a significant task, particularly if the Board refuses to cooperate by publicizing the petition drive. Changes proposed here will allow a more reasonable time and require the League to give fair coverage to any such proposals.

  2. Regular members may, by submitting petitions bearing signatures of {three (3)} two (2) percent of the Regular members of the League, direct the Board of Directors to conduct a referendum of the Regular members on any relevant matters or questions. No more than one third (1/3) of those Regular members may reside in any one Region. Reasonable procedures for collecting and certifying petitions shall be established by the Board of Directors. These procedures, including the number of signatures required, shall be supplied by the League office to any Regular members on request.
    {Upon notifying the League office of the intent to petition for a referendum, petitioners shall have 75 days to submit the required number of signatures to the League office.}

    The procedure for such referendum is as follows: Those members proposing the change shall notify the League office of their proposal. Directors shall meet within 30 days of receiving such notice for the purpose of deciding whether to accept the proposal. If the proposal is not accepted, the League shall notify the membership of the proposal in the next mailing to members, but not more than 100 days after receipt of the proposal. The League shall also notify members by other reasonable means including notices on the League web site. This notification of members must include instructions telling interested members how to contact supporters of the proposal to sign petitions. Supporters of the proposal shall then have 120 days following the mailing of notification to members to submit the required number of signatures to the League office.

    Within a reasonable time of the receipt of signatures, but not more than six months, the League shall conduct a mail vote of the entire membership unless the Board of Directors themselves meet and vote passage of the matter dealt with by the petition. At the discretion of the League Officers, the mail vote taken could be handled by means of a tear out portion added to the next issue of the League's primary publication, rather than by a general mailing.

    The League must give at least equal coverage to the arguments in favor of the proposal, as provided by the proponents of the proposal in the ballot, League magazine, website and any other communications from the League that mention the proposal.

    Such matters shall be decided by a majority of the vote received by the League office within 30 days after mailing, and shall have the same effect as an act taken by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 6 - TRANSFERABILITY: Membership in the Corporation is not transferable or assignable.

SECTION 7 - ANNUAL MEETING: An Annual Meeting of all members shall be held in mid-year at the Corporation's National Rally at a time and place designated by the Board of Directors. At the Annual Meeting an opportunity shall be provided for discussion by the members of the policies and activities of the Corporation.

ARTICLE III - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1- GENERAL POWERS: The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the management and control of the Corporation and shall perform every act that it deems necessary, expedient, or advisable to carry out the purposes of this Corporation, subject to the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act, its Articles of Incorporation, and these bylaws. The following are matters that must be submitted to, and receive the approval of, the Board of Directors:
  1. Amendment or restatement of the Articles of the Corporation;

  2. Merger, consolidation, or dissolution of the Corporation;

  3. Sale, lease, exchange, pledge, or mortgage of any substantial part of the assets of the Corporation;

  4. Adoption of an annual budget for the Corporation;

  5. Such other matters that may be required by law to be submitted to the Board of Directors.

The Honorary Director retired to emeritus status in March 2003. Reference to her position was removed. This change is not controversial, thus it is retained here.

The traditional LAW (before change to LAB) board had 15 regions, with all directors representing a region. The premise was that many small regions allowed a director to attend events in the region and get to know local clubs. Another approach would be to elect all directors "at large". This allows all members to vote on all directors. The candidates with the most votes would then be elected. The process suggested here is a compromise. It would allow the board to decide whether directors would represent regions but would require at least three "at large" directors.


{SECTION 2 - DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors shall consist of 12 directors: 6 shall be elected by the members in geographical regions of the United States as determined by the Board; 1 at-large director shall be elected by the members nationwide; 4 at-large directors shall be elected by the Board upon nomination by the Nominating Committee; and 1 Honorary Director, provided, however, that this directorship shall terminate at the expiration of the term of office of the present incumbent (see Article III, Section 14). All Directors shall exercise the same rights and enjoy the same privileges.}

SECTION 2 - DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors shall consist of 11 directors, all of whom shall be elected by the members. The Board may determine whether some of these directors are elected from geographical regions of the United States or whether all directors shall be elected at-large (elected by the members nationwide), except that at least three of the directors shall be elected at-large.

SECTION 3 - ELIGIBILITY: All Directors must be members of the League. A Director elected from a region, or appointed to fill the unexpired term of {an elected Director,} a Director elected from a region, must be a resident of that region.

SECTION 4 - MEETINGS: The Board of Directors shall meet at the Annual Meeting. The Board shall also meet at least one other time each year. Special Meetings of The Board may be called by the President or upon demand of a majority of Directors at such time and place as the President may designate. Notice of any meeting shall be sent to each Director at least ten (10) days in advance of the meeting.

The controlling faction has often operated in secret. The provision below will bring badly needed "sunshine" to the Board.

All meetings of the Board shall be open to interested members. Minutes of all meetings must be promptly and conveniently available to the membership, such as by posting them on the League’s web pages. Minutes must be available not later than 30 days after each Board meeting and must remain available for at least two years. Only sensitive personnel matters or other issues that are required by law to be confidential may be conducted in secret and not disclosed to the membership.

SECTION 5 - QUORUM: A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Board. When a quorum is present, a decision by a majority of the Directors is the act of the Board, unless these bylaws provide otherwise.

The controlling faction now appoints five of twelve directors and controls the Nominating Committee. We must ensure that "dissident" candidates have a fair chance to compete.

SECTION 6 - NOMINATING COMMITTEE: At the Annual Meeting of the Board the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of from 2 to 5 Directors and other persons as the President deems appropriate for a total membership of at least three. No Director who is a candidate for election or appointment before the next Annual Meeting may serve on the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall present its report at the Winter Board Meeting recommending candidates for election by region or appointment to the Board. This report must list all candidates considered for nomination, and the committee's assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each.

At least one month before the Nominating Committee meets, the League must publish an article about an upcoming election in the League's magazine or through a mailing to all members and also on the League's web site. This article must describe the process for nominating candidates, invite members to apply for nomination and explain the process to qualify for the ballot via petition.


SECTION 7 - PETITION: Any person who holds a Regular membership may become a candidate for at-large Director elected by the members nationwide in the next regular election by obtaining fifty (50) signatures of persons who hold regular memberships. Further, any person who holds a Regular membership and resides in the Region may become a candidate for Regional Director in that Region in the next regular election by obtaining fifty (50) signatures of persons who hold a Regular membership and reside in that same Region. Such petitions shall be submitted within {thirty (30)} forty five (45) days after acceptance by the Board of the Nominating Committee's report.

The League must make a good faith attempt to assist any petition candidates in contacting members to obtain signatures. All candidates or potential candidates along with contact information must be shown on the League's Web page and in any regular notification, including email announcements sent to members. The name and contact information for any member seeking nomination by petition must be published on the League’s web site within 15 days after a candidate notifies the Nominating Committee of an attempt to solicit ballot petitions.

The provisions added below will ensure that never again will any candidate or faction buy an election by sending an expensive "sneak attack" mailing or steal one by vote fraud. See section about The LAB Election Scandal of 2003

SECTION 8 - ELECTION: Ballots for the election of Directors elected by region shall be in a form and be made available to members who reside in the region in a manner as determined by the Board, provided that such ballots shall be available to members on or before March 15 of any year in which an election is to be held. All ballots must be returned to the Corporation by April 15, as indicated by postmark or other clearly ascertainable evidence as the Board may determine, in order to be valid. A candidate for election by region must receive the highest vote total in the region in which he/she seeks election, as certified by an independent organization selected by the Board or a select committee of the Board, to be elected Director.

All candidates must be described fairly on the ballot. The fact that a candidate was recommended by the Nominating Committee may be mentioned only once on the ballot. The order of candidates on the ballot must be determined by lot.

The election process must be protected against vote fraud. Staff and directors must not have access to the ballots before they are counted. Ballots that do not include both the voting member’s signature and membership number must be rejected and not counted.

All candidates seeking office shall be given equal opportunity to solicit votes from members and must be given equal coverage in the League magazine, website and any other communication about the election from the League.

During the period that ballots are being solicited, each candidate must be allowed up to two opportunities to contact members by e-mail. If any candidate or supporters of any candidate wishes to solicit votes via direct mail, at least two weeks advance notice must be given to all competing candidates before any such solicitation may be sent and all competing candidates must also be given an opportunity to supply a one-page response that must then be included in the mailing without charge to the competing candidate(s).

All candidates (or their representatives) must be allowed to observe the opening and counting of the ballots and to challenge any suspicious ballots. Both ballots and envelopes used to mail the ballots must be retained for one year following announcement of the results of the election.

SECTION 9 - TERM OF OFFICE: The term of Directors shall be three (3) years beginning at the Board of Directors meeting held at the Annual Meeting following his/her election and ending at the beginning of the Annual Meeting 3 years later, provided that a Director who is also an officer of the Corporation shall continue as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors until his/her successor takes office as provided in Article IV. Directors may not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms.

The current recall provision is so difficult that even corrupt directors are immune. We seek a reasonable balance.

SECTION 10 - REMOVAL: Any Director {elected by the members} may be removed by a {two thirds (2/3)} majority vote of {the votes present and voted, in person or by proxy, of those} the members eligible to elect that same Director. Such vote shall be initiated by the Board or by receipt at the League office of a petition containing the signatures of {ten (10)} two (2) percent of the eligible voting membership, in accordance with the timetable outlined in Article II, Section 5 of these bylaws. If such a vote is called at the Annual Meeting of the membership as described in Article II, Section 7 of these bylaws, advance written notice will be issued to the membership about the vote. The written notice will state the removal of a named Director(s) as a purpose of the meeting. Only the named Director(s) may be removed at such a Meeting. {Any Director elected by the Board of Directors may be removed by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the votes present and voted at a meeting of the Board of Directors.}

SECTION 11 - VACANCIES: Vacancies resulting from an unfulfilled term of a Director shall be filled by a majority vote of the Board, provided, however, {that when the vacancy being filled is that of a Director elected by region, the replacement must be a member of the League and must reside in that region. A Director elected to fill a vacancy shall serve the unexpired term of his or her predecessor in office.} the appointed Director must be a member of the League and if the vacancy being filled is that of a Director elected by region, the appointee must reside in that region. If the unexpired term of office is fifteen (15) months or less, the appointed Director shall serve the unexpired term. Otherwise, the appointed Director shall serve only until a new Director is elected by the members eligible to vote for that position.

SECTION 12 - ACTION BY UNANIMOUS WRITTEN CONSENT: Any action that may be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all of the Board members. Such consent shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote.

SECTION 13 - COMPENSATION/REIMBURSEMENT: Directors shall not be paid compensation or receive any benefits for services provided to the Corporation. Directors may be reimbursed for authorized expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

This change is not controversial. The Honorary Director retired and requested emeritus status in March 2003.

{SECTION 14 - DIRECTOR EMERITUS: The title of Director Emeritus shall be bestowed to a living past Director of the League who has been instrumental in the growth and vitality of the League. The Director Emeritus shall be included with the listing of the Board of Directors as it appears in its publication. The position of Director Emeritus is an honorary appointment and does not include the duties, responsibilities, or privileges described in Article III, Sections 1 and 2. The Director Emeritus shall be elected by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the total Board of Directors. It is understood this title shall be given to persons for outstanding service of long duration to the League.}

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

SECTION 1- ELECTED OFFICERS: The elected officers of the Corporation shall be a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. All officers shall be members of the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2 - ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE: The officers of the Corporation shall be elected by the Board of Directors for terms of one (1) year at the Annual Meeting and hold office until their successors have been duly elected or appointed.

SECTION 3 - REMOVAL: Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total Directors whenever in their judgement the best interests of the Corporation shall be served.

SECTION 4 - VACANCIES: In the event of a vacancy in the Presidency, the Vice President shall assume the duties of such office for the unexpired term of the office. Vacancies occurring in other officers' positions may be filled by appointment by the President, for the unexpired term of the office.

SECTION 5 - PRESIDENT: The President shall have the general care, supervision, and operation of the Corporation; preside at all Board of Directors Meetings and the Annual Meeting; perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties required by these bylaws and as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors; and serve as ex-officio member, with vote, on all Corporate committees.

SECTION 6 - VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President shall discharge the duties of the President in the President's absence or during a vacancy in the office and undertake such other duties as may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 7 - TREASURER: The Treasurer shall be responsible for an accounting of the funds and securities of the Corporation, keeping an account of all monies received and expended, prepare an annual budget, and perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 8 - SECRETARY: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual Meeting, give notice of all such meetings in accordance with these bylaws or as required by law, and perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 9 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The Executive Director shall assist and support the Corporation in the development and execution of policies, programs, plans, and objectives necessary to carry out the purposes of the Corporation; manage all staff operations within the framework of decisions made by the Board of Directors; and serve as ex-officio member, without vote, on the Board of Directors and all Corporate committees. The Board of Directors shall prescribe the method of appointment of the Executive Director.

ARTICLE V - COMMITTEES

SECTION 1 - GENERAL: Committees may be created and abolished by the President or by the Board of Directors. With the exception of the Nominating Committee, all committees are advisory to the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2 - APPOINTMENT: The President shall recommend to the board, appointees to serve as chair person and members of committees from among Directors, interested and qualified members, professional advisors, and friends of the Corporation with said appointments subject to confirmation by the majority vote of the Directors.

SECTION 3 - EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: The President and the Executive Director shall serve as ex-officio members on all committees.

The president has abused his power to purge dissident members of the Education Committee. This change will help curb such abuses.

SECTION 4 - REMOVAL: Any member of a committee may be removed by the President subject to the consent of a majority of the Directors whenever the President judges the best interest of the Corporation will be served. Any member of a committee may also be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors.

SECTION 5 - VACANCIES: Vacancies in the membership of any committee may be filled by appointment made in the manner provided in the case of the original appointment.

SECTION 6 - QUORUM: A majority of the whole committee shall constitute a quorum. The act of the majority of the committee members present at the meeting at which a quorum is present is the act of the committee.

SECTION 7 - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall consist of the officers of the Corporation and another Board member, elected by the Board. The Past President shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee, ex-officio, without vote for a period of one year. This committee shall have the power and authority to act for the Board except as prohibited by law or these bylaws. By majority vote of its members, the Board may at any time revoke any or all of the authority so granted. The committee shall keep regular minutes of their proceedings and report the same from time to time as the Board may require.

ARTICLE VI - AFFILIATED BICYCLE ORGANIZATIONS

SECTION 1 - GENERAL: The Corporation encourages the formation of bicycling organizations whose objectives are consistent with the Corporation's purposes. Bicycle organizations may become affiliated with the Corporation by meeting requirements prescribed by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VII - EMPLOYEES

SECTION 1 - EMPLOYEES: The Board of Directors may establish such positions of employment as it deems desirable and shall prescribe the method for the hiring and discharging of employees necessary for the proper conduct of the Corporation's business.

ARTICLES VIII - AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES

SECTION 1 - AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES: The Board of Directors may appoint such agents and representatives of the Corporation with such powers and to perform such acts or duties on behalf of the Corporation as the Board of Directors may see fit, so far as may be consistent with these bylaws, and to the extent authorized or permitted by law.

ARTICLE IX - INDEMNIFICATION

SECTION 1 - DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS: The corporation shall, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, indemnify any person who is or was a director or officer of this Corporation, or other entity which such person is serving or served in any capacity at the request of this Corporation, and who is made or threatened to be made a party to any action, suit, or proceeding, against any and all liability and reasonable expenses, including attorney's fees, actually and necessarily incurred by them in connection with the defense of any such action, suit, or proceeding, civil or criminal, or in connection with the defense of any appeal therein except in relation to matters as to which it shall be adjudged in such action, suit, or proceeding that such director or officer (i) acted in bad faith or were the result of active and deliberate dishonesty and, in either case, were material to the cause of action so adjudicated, or (ii) personally gained an advantage to which he/she was not legally entitled. The benefits of this section shall extend to the heirs and legal representatives of any person entitled to indemnification hereunder.

SECTION 2 - EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS: The Corporation may, to the extent authorized by the Board of Directors and permitted by applicable law, indemnify any employee or agent of the Corporation who is not a Director or Officer of the Corporation.

SECTION 3 - NON-EXCLUSIVITY: Any right of indemnification under Section 1shall not be exclusive of other rights to which a Director or Officer may be entitled by law. Indemnification under Section 1 or Section 2 may be retroactive to the fullest extent permitted by law. This Article shall not be construed as a limitation on the authority of the Board to advance Corporation funds for reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees.

ARTICLE X - CONTRACTS AND BANKING

SECTION 1 - CONTRACTS: The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or officers, agent, or agents, to enter into any contract or execute or deliver any instrument in the name of or on behalf of the Corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to special instance.

SECTION 2 - DEPOSITS: All funds of the Corporation not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the Corporation in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as the Board of Directors may select.

SECTION 3 - CHECKS: All checks, drafts, or other orders for the payment of money, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued in the name of the Corporation shall be signed by such officer or officers, agent, or agents of the Corporation and in such manner as shall from time to time be determined by resolution of the Board of Directors.

SECTION 4 - LOANS: No loan shall be made to this Corporation and no evidence of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE XI - ACCOUNTING YEAR AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SECTION 1 - ACCOUNTING YEAR: The fiscal year of the Corporation shall begin on the first day of January and end on the last day of December of each year.

SECTION 2 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: At the end of the accounting year, the books of the Corporation shall be closed and financial statements prepared for that year. Such financial statements shall be audited, reviewed or compiled as determined by resolution of the Board of Directors by an Independent Auditing Firm, the partners of which are certified public accountants. The balance sheet of such financial statements shall be audited at least once every four years. Such financial statements shall be promptly submitted to the Board of Directors upon completion.

ARTICLE XII - MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 1 - BOOKS AND RECORDS: The Corporation shall keep correct and complete books and record of accounts of its members, Board of Directors, and committees having any of the authority of the Board of Directors; and shall keep at its registered office or principal office a record giving the names and addresses of its members entitled to vote. Books and records of the Corporation may be inspected by any member, or their agent or attorney, for any proper purpose at any reasonable time, except personnel and payroll records, which shall be confidential and not subject to inspection.

SECTION 2 - SEAL: The Board of Directors may provide a Corporate Seal, which shall be in the form of a circle and shall have inscribed thereon the name of the Corporation and words "Corporate Seal, State of Illinois."

SECTION 3 - LOANS TO OFFICERS , DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND MEMBERS PROHIBITED: No loans shall be made by the Corporation to any of its officers, directors, employees, or members.

SECTION 4 - RULES: The Board of Directors may adopt, amend, or repeal Rules not inconsistent with these bylaws, for the management of the internal affairs of the Corporation and for the governance of its officers, agents, committees, and employees.

ARTICLE XIII - AMENDMENTS

The provisions added below will help prevent a corrupt Board from secretly taking control of the League from the members. See article about Radical LAB Bylaws changes for more information.

SECTION 1 - AMENDMENTS: The bylaws of the Corporation may be altered, amended or repealed and new bylaws adopted by a majority of the voting membership or a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total Board of Directors and subsequent approval by a majority of the voting membership.

ARTICLE XIV - EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 1 - EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of these bylaws shall by December, 1984.
(Adopted by the Board of Directors December 1984; amended December 1989; December 1990; December 1992; July 1993; July 1996; December 1996; July 1997; June 1999; November 1999; November 2001; January 2002; August 2002; June 2003; and October 2003.)


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