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If a Mission or Identity Statement for an organization has changed, how does the Board of Directors approve the new statement and make a change to the by-laws?  Are these two separate motions, one to approve the statement and one to amend the by-laws?

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8 hours ago, Guest Bonnie said:

 

Q. Are these two separate motions,

one to approve the statement.

and one to amend the by-laws?

Yes.

An ordinary motion (To Amend Something Previously Adopted, that is) can change a mission statement which is not embedded in the bylaws.

If your bylaws hold an embedded mission statement, then, of course, you must follow the proper method of amendment for your bylaws.

In fact, if your mission statement is indeed embedded in your bylaws, you'd be wasting a step by adopting an ordinary motion, first.

But, wait!

Q. Are you referring to two distinct bodies? -- Like, (a.) a general membership, plus (b.) an executive board?

Then, indeed, it may be the case, for you, that two separate actions would be necessary.

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