The Board voted unanimously to amend our bylaws; the goal was to set the next Board up for success and clean up lingering administrative issues. 

Major changes

  • Removed mention of membership dues
  • Removed active/inactive membership designation
  • Removed annual membership meeting requirement
  • Bylaws amendment vote changed to simple majority (from 3/4 of board)
  • Simplified elections process; removed nominating committee, SHIPMATE notification requirements

Minor changes

  • Cleaned up description of board/officer duties
  • Consolidated discussions of committees to one section
  • Other miscellaneous formatting and editorial changes