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Local Section Bylaws & Rules. Designed (we hope) to be User-Friendly and Relevant. Why the new system?. The Society and its Constituent Units are legally obligated to operate according to approved governance documents (with mandatory items) Previous Model Bylaws mandatory and optional items

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Local section bylaws rules

Local Section Bylaws & Rules

Designed (we hope) to be User-Friendly and Relevant


Why the new system

Why the new system?

  • The Society and its Constituent Units are legally obligated to operate according to approved governance documents (with mandatory items)

  • Previous Model Bylaws

    • mandatory and optional items

    • even tweaks required burdensome Board approval

    • bureaucratic and dated requirements

    • one size fits all (not)

    • Questionable relevancy and usefulness – they were simply ignored


Standard bylaws for sections

Standard Bylaws for Sections

  • Approved by BoD (11/01) – Underlined (mandatory) portions of former Model Bylaws

  • Extension of Society Bylaws and Rules (ANS national ownership)

  • Expression of common philosophy of governance and obligations (SocietySection)

  • Provides framework with minimal prescription

  • Amendments approved by ANS BoD with input from LSC – immediately applicable to all Sections


Local section rules

Local Section Rules

  • Mechanics of Governance

  • Mandated by Bylaws

  • Locally owned and operated

  • SBS and national B&R take precedence in case of conflicts


Local section bylaws rules

ANS National

Board, Committees, Staff

Divisions

Division B&R

Bylaws - Rules - Procedures

Local

Sections

Standard Bylaws

Plant

Branches

IS B&R

International

Sections

Standard Bylaws

Student

Sections

LS Rules

SS Rules

Articles of Incorporation


Adopting new rules

Adopting new Rules

  • Get a copy of the Standard Bylaws

  • Get copies of different sample Rules (courtesy of Reed Johnson) - MinimalTypicalMaximal

  • Draft your own (with procedure for adoption and amendment)

  • Send to national BRC for review (not approval)

  • Arrange LS approval

  • Send a copy to Society Executive Director


Help is available

Help is Available

  • BRC – ready and willing - Alan Levin, Chair

    • Assistance in drafting Rules

    • Proof and preliminary review

    • Questions answered

    • Reed Johnson

    • Hans Gougar ([email protected])

  • Headquarters

    • Current documents and templates

    • Connie Cherry ([email protected])


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