Amendments to the Bylaws

AMENDMENTS TO THE BYLAWS OF THE ST. CROIX ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER, INC.

Adopted by the Board of Directors, December 11, 2015

Insert the following as the complete paragraph of Article IV, Section A:

ANNUAL MEETING.  The Annual Meeting of members shall be held in the April of each year.  The date, time and place shall be determined by the Board of Directors.  The Secretary shall ensure that notifications of the meeting as to date and time are emailed, published in the local newspaper and appear on electronic media no later than 30 days prior to the designated date, time and place where the meeting will be convened.

And to delete the existing Section A which says:

The Annual Meeting will be held in January of each year. The date, time and place shall be determined by the Board of Directors.  The Secretary shall mail to each member notice of the Annual Meeting no later than December 15 of each year designating the date, time and place where the meeting will be convened.  

Associated with that change is a change to Section D. 4)

Change the date to from December 31 to 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting.

Insert the following as replacement second and third sentence of Article V, Section C:

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS.

Such Committee shall prepare and file with the Secretary no later than 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting with a list of candidates of proposed Directors.

Replace subsequent date of December 1 with 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting.

And to delete the existing Section C which says: 

Prior to the Annual Meeting and the election of Directors, the Board of Directors shall appoint a nominating committee of no less than three and nom more than five members consisting of as many members as practical who are not eligible for election.  Such committee shall prepare and file with the Secretary no later than December 1 of each year a list of candidates for proposed Directors.  

Justification: not relevant with application process and does not serve us well.

Change to:

Individuals that desire a position on the Board of Directors and who are members in good standing may submit their names to the Secretary via an application process.  Application is available on the St. Croix AWC website and on hard copy at the AWC.  Application needs to be received two weeks prior to Annual Meeting for processing.

Justification: allows use of electronic submission and allows for individuals that are so motivated to become part of the Board.