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Only board can make motion to amend bylaws?


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ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENTS
Upon proposal by the board of directors, these bylaws may be amended, repealed, or altered, in
whole, or in part, (a) by a majority vote at any meeting of the Association, provided that a copy of any
amendment proposed for consideration shall be mailed or sent by electronic transmission to the last
recorded address of each member at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the meeting.

 

My bylaws state "upon porposal by the board of directors" as a requirement for the members voting to amend bylaws. Does this mean that a motion to amend the bylaws cannot be initiated by a member?

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While it is up to the organization to ultimately decide upon interpretation of the By-laws, at the same time it seems clear to me that the Board must  propose amendments.  The only way around this would be for the membership to request the Board propose a change to allow for members to offer amendments.  If the Board refuses to do so, the membership could either 1) vote for new Board members at the next election, or 2) remove the Board members and replace them with directors who will do what the members want.

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