Bylaws Committee – Bylaws Revisions/Updates Draft Document


Current Bylaws:  http://scrid.org/scrid-bylaws/

Revised & Proposed Bylaws Draft – March16 2015

From:  Tiffany Green, Bylaws Chairperson, Member-At-Large, SCRID
To:      SCRID Members
Re:      Bylaws Revisions

Greetings SCRID Members,

I would like to take the chance to introduce myself.  I am the current Member-At-Large and have also been appointed the Bylaws Chairperson by the current President, Peggy Huber.  I have been tasked to coordinate the examination and revision of the SCRID Bylaws document to see if they need to be updated.   I am honored and thrilled to be part of this exciting Bylaws revision (which has not happened in since 2002).

The Bylaws Committee – myself, Peggy Huber, and Bob LoParo – have met since November 2014, discussing and reviewing necessary changes to the current Bylaws, with the goal of streamlining SCRID’s organizational structure/ Board composition needs, updating technological requirements/language, and even considering more inclusive language throughout.   We have already gathered feedback and comments from SCRID Board Members during the months of December 2014 and January 2015.

Now it is time to send out the Bylaws to the SCRID general membership!  Please take a moment to review the attached Bylaws documents.  We are excited to know your thoughts and feedback concerning the new updates and revisions.  For your consideration, attached to this email is a PDF copy of the Current Bylaws (2002) AND the newly Revised Bylaws (2015).  There are three major changes to the bylaws listed below:

  1. OFFICERS (newly created positions):
  • Member-At-Large – Interpreter of Deaf Parents
  • Member-At-Large – Diversity Representative
  1. ORGANIZATION OF GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICTS – Ability for local areas within SCRID boundaries to organize and adequately represent local community-related needs and activities.
  1. TECHNOLOGY UPDATES – Addition of language requiring business to be held electronically/digitally, while no longer sending USPS Mailed notifications, ballots, etc.

The entire SCRID Board welcomes your experience, suggestions, and participation – for the betterment of your Membership Organization!

Warmly,

Tiffany Green, Bylaws Chairperson, bylawschair@scrid.org
      SCRID Member-At-Large, 2014-2015

Peggy Huber, Bylaws Committee Member/Adviser, president@scrid.org
      SCRID President, 2013-2015

Bob LoParo, Bylaws Committee Member, membershipchair@scrid.org
      SCRID Membership Committee Co-Chair, 2013-2015

Bylaws Committee Important Dates:

  1. April 15, 2015: Feedback from the general membership collected/received
  2. April 16, 2015: Bylaws ballot to be distributed via electronic format
  3. May 15, 2015:   Bylaws voting closes
  4. May 17, 2015:   Bylaws results announced at the SCRID General Board Meeting

P.S.  In addition I am also available for online meetings via Google Talk or via Go To Meetings.  Details will be posted on the SCRID Facebook as well as via SCRID Twitter.  So you will have two methods of submitting or sharing your thoughts with me—via email or via online meeting.

Online Meeting Dates*:
March 20, 2015 (Friday), 8am-10am PDT
March 29, 2015 (Sunday) 11am-1pm PDT

*Email me at bylawschair@scrid.org in order to confirm/RSVP and receive the weblink.

Current Bylaws:  http://scrid.org/scrid-bylaws/

Revised & Proposed Bylaws Draft – March16 2015

Bylaws Committee Report November 2014

Bylaws Committee Chair Report November 2014