On September 2, 2014 the Executive Board voted to submit a revision to the club’s Bylaws for review and then the vote of the membership. The current system indicates that a vice president candidate must agree to a three year commitment. The board feels that this three year commitment and the absolute necessity of becoming president in the second year makes it very difficult to recruit a vice president candidate each year.
The proposed change would mean that a new vice president would only be committing to a one year term as vice president. It is the board’s belief that this will make it easier to fill the vp position and that it will also open the door for continuity in both the position of vice president and president should either choose to remain in their positions for longer than one year.
In order to amend the bylaws the board must communicate the proposed changes to the membership, read the changes at the next general meeting, and then vote on the changes at the following general meeting. A two-thirds majority vote is required for passage. You may read the complete text of the OCC Bylaws here. Here is the section of text that is proposed to be changed. Please leave your comments on these proposed changes on this page. A vote of the membership will be held on October 28, 2014.
- Section 1. Officers shall consist of President, Vice President
/President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate-Past-President (IPP).
- Section 2. Election. A nominating committee appointed by the President shall prepare a slate of officers chosen from a list of paid-up members to be elected by the members at the June Meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor.
- Section 3. Terms of office.
The “Presidential Train” shall have a term of three years. The Vice-President/President-Elect shall be elected annually to serve one year in that office, advance to President the second year, and become IPP in year three. The Secretary and TreasurerOfficers shall be elected annually to one-year terms. All officers are eligible for re-election. The current President shall become the Immediate-Past-President upon completion of the elections.
- Section 4. Vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled by election by the members present at the first regular meeting after an office becomes vacant. If the presidency becomes vacant, the Vice-President
/President- Electautomatically assumes the Presidency and a new Vice-President /President Electis elected.