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  • Sandy Walker


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The MEM committee promotes, retains, and tracks GFCA membership, provides and develops membership services, and promotes a high-quality membership experience.
  • 10 Jun 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    At the annual membership meeting last night, the 3 By-Laws resolutions previously approved by the Executive Board were approved by the membership.  These revisions have been reflected at GFCA ByLaws in the Members Resources section of this website.

    There were two questions raised about the approved revisions: one having to do with Article 3.1 to clarify that only members in good standing are allowed to vote, and the other having to do with whether new Article 5.2.4 allowing electronic voting by the Board under certain circumstances is in compliance with Virginia Law.  Both questions will be researched and addressed.

  • 20 May 2015 8:07 AM | Anonymous

    At the June 9th GFCA TownHall meeting, 3 by-laws revisions approved by the Executive Board in February will be presented to the membership for approval.  These are largely technical and procedural corrections to certain membership procedures reflecting best practice and technology improvements.  The proposed revisions:

    • Allow the Executive Board to set membership classes and fees as needed, not just annually by March 15 of each year, as well as some other technical corrections to reflect the capability of our new website to manage membership terms in 12 month increments, rather than expiring memberships on June 30th each year.  With the new website, future memberships and renewals will be good for a full 12 months (or longer) no matter when a new member joins during the fiscal year.
    • Eliminate a specific requirement for the GFCA Secretary to communicate meeting notices to members since that is currently being done by the Communications Committee.  The requirement for meeting notices to be sent to members is retained.
    • Allow the Executive Board to make some decisions by email or other means for decisions where there is no need for discussion or where discussion has already been had.  Current by-laws require all decisions to be voted on in person at a physical Board meeting, which is cumbersome and can cause delay in many actions which need a more timely response.
    The specific wording of the by-laws revisions can be viewed here.

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