Article 16. – Amendments to Bylaws
Section 16.1. Amendments to Bylaws.
Except where otherwise provided for in individual Articles herein, these Bylaws, or any of them, may be altered, amended, or repealed and new Bylaws adopted by approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Notification of alteration, amendment, or repeal of Bylaws shall be provided to Members of the Corporation on file with the Secretary thirty (30) calendar days prior to such action being adopted by the Board of Directors. Members may designate representatives specifically for such notices.
Any proposal for amendment, repeal or alteration of any provision of these Bylaws, in whole or in part, shall be referred to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will consider the proposal and make a recommendation concerning it to the Board of Directors at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the date of the duly called Board meeting at which the proposal is to be considered by the Board of Directors. Thereafter, the proposal may be approved/adopted by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors then in office. The text of any proposal so approved shall be made known to the Membership, along with an explanation of its basis, in the next succeeding issue of the Corporation's periodic newsletter and web site.
Any proposed adoption, alteration, repeal or amendment of any provision of these Bylaws shall first be approved by the Board of Directors. Approval of any proposed adoption, alteration, repeal or amendment of any provision of these Bylaws or new Bylaws may be adopted by a majority vote of the Board of Directors present at any annual, regular, or special meeting, if at least thirty (30) calendar days written notice is given of intention to alter, amend or repeal the Bylaws or to adopt new Bylaws at such meeting.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed adoption, alteration, repeal or amendment of a bylaw bearing the signature of at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the Members in good standing and submitted to the Board of Directors at least forty-five (45) calendar days prior to the annual business meeting of Members must be submitted to the Members for action at the annual business meeting.