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2012 Elections Proposed Bylaw Changes

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Bylaw Amendments

1. Added directors:

Given that the original composition of the Board of Directors was set based on a much smaller number of members than the SFBACC now supports and that the increased work load of supporting the increased membership, further growing the membership and supporting new programs for members the Board of Directors has proposed a bylaw amendment, presented for your approval, that the SFBACC by-laws be changed to reflect that;

'An Additional At-Large position on the SFBACC Board of Directors be created with terms that coincide with those of the Position of President, and Furthermore, To create a position of Past President that is to be filled by either the outgoing President or to be Offered to the Previous President should the current President be Re-elected or decline the position, and that the Past President position will have Full Voting Rights and Terms coinciding with those of the Position of President; should the Past President position remain vacant, the President will hold the Privilege of exercising the Past President vote for the sole purpose of Breaking Tied Votes in Board of Directors'’ meetings.'

A vote of YES for this proposal will result in two new members on the Board of Directors (Past President and Director at Large). A vote of NO for this proposal will result in the maintenance of the Status Quo i.e. the current make up of 7 BoD members will not change.

2. Term limit change:

Given that the SFBACC has an ever expanding number of new members and that to grow the club and manage the increasing complexities of providing services to our members it is critical that there be consistency and continuity on the board and that currently no member may serve more than 4 years on the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors has proposed a bylaw amendment, presented for your approval, that the SFBACC by-laws be changed to reflect that;

'To establish, except for the Office of Treasurer/Secretary, a Term Limit of 4 Years for Consecutive Service in One Single Board Position and 7 Total Years for consecutive service on the Board, whereby a Board Member having 6 Years of Consecutive Service immediately becomes Ineligible to run for another 2-year term at any Board Position, with the Exception of Filling the Post of Past President, and, after a Period of 2 years with No Service on the Board, immediately becomes eligible to serve on the Board again.'

A vote of YES for this proposal will result in increased term limits for Board of Director members. A vote of NO for this proposal will result in maintaining the status quo i.e. no member may serve 4 consecutive years on the board.