The May 19, 2022 member meeting will be the annual membership meeting for the ABA.
The ABA Board is proposing two changes to the current Bylaws:
Article IV – Board of Directors
Section 2. Number and Term of Directors. There shall be not less than seven (7) nor more than nine (9) directors on the board as shall be fixed from time to time by the board of directors. A Trustee’s term shall begin upon election or on such date as may be determined by the Board of Directors following the annual meeting, and a Director shall hold office for a term of two (2) years or until the Director’s death, resignation or removal if prior to expiration of the Director’s term. Directors may be re-elected but may serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms on the Board of Directors (6 years) without a break in service except for officers who can complete their officer term beyond their board term limit.
Article VI – Officers
Section 1. Principal Officers. The principal officers of the Association shall consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and such additional officers as the Directors may from time to time deem desirable. These officers shall be held by Directors, shall be elected annually by the members at their annual meeting, appointed by majority vote of the Board of Directors and shall serve one (1) a two (2) year term. No officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position. The term of an officer supersedes the board term limitations. No two offices may be held by the same person.
**Bolded text signifies an update or change.
Bylaw guidelines for approving Bylaw changes:
ARTICLE IX - APPROVAL AND AMENDMENTS
These Bylaws shall be approved upon receiving a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members. These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members at any meeting, provided that the substance of the amendment has been stated in a notice of such meeting, delivered via electronic transmission to each member entitled to vote, and the amendments being posted to the Corporation’s website, not less than ten (10) days before the meeting.
PDF of current ABA Bylaws