Well... what about us meeting (maybe not for hours) electronically during MW? Would that require a bylaws change? Susan Get Outlook for iOS
Agreed. That is a good question!A quick glance at the bylaws says Membership meetings may be held virtually. (Article II - Meetings, Section 4)Article IV - Council, Section 1, B suggests that Annual meetings have a "time and place" but that a Midwinter meeting would be "one not less than three months before the next annual conference, at a time designated by the Executive Board."Does that suggest is could be a virtual place?Thank you in advance to the much smarter person that has time to explain it to me. (: You are appreciated.Sam
Well... what about us meeting (maybe not for hours) electronically during MW? Would that require a bylaws change?
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As I read it, the bylaws don't specify that there has to be a "place," only a time for the Midwinter meeting. However, the bylaws do state in Article IV, Section 1 (emphasis added):
"The Council shall hold at least two meetings each year. Such meetings shall be held, one at the time and place of the annual conference of the Association and one not less than three months before the next annual conference, at a time designated by the Executive Board. The latter shall be called the midwinter meeting."
This indicates to me that the midwinter meeting is officially defined by the meeting of Council. I'm not entirely sure of the implications of that, but it's worth pointing out.A few other things from a constitution and bylaws perspective that could affect a move toward online meetings:
(As an editorial aside, this is an excellent example of how our current processes have been engineered to slow and prevent change.)
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