Re: SPI bylaws overhaul: new discussion draft

From: Hilmar Lapp <hlapp(at)drycafe(dot)net>
To: Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: SPI bylaws overhaul: new discussion draft
Date: 2016-11-11 16:02:33
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Jimmy - is there a way to produce the PDF such that the changes are highlighted? Or is there another way to directly compare previous to proposed?


> On Nov 11, 2016, at 12:07 AM, Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've attached a PDF with a draft set of SPI bylaws to replace the current set,
> for your discussion and input. It's based on the draft which Bdale sent to
> spi-general earlier this year, with certain changes:
> 1) Tried to take into account the various feedback I remember from the prior
> discussion.
> 2) Preserved our existing practice of making directors contributing members by
> virtue of their position during their time in office.
> 3) Fixed various grammar and language issues, and probably worsened some
> document formatting issues unrelated to substance that would be fixed for a
> final draft.
> 4) Retained a more modest-threshold version of the members' current say on
> bylaws amendments, but combined that with Bdale's desire for the board to be
> able to make amendments with low hassle when the members don't object, and to
> handle any urgently needed amendments on a short-term provisional basis with
> extra checks and balances.
> 5) Better implemented our existing intent to stagger the board's terms of
> office evenly across several years, partly by reference to an option in NY
> state law but with a bunch of extra nuance and detail.
> 6) Any changes I forgot to include in this summary. I didn't leave anything out
> intentionally, of course, but this is a reminder to review the whole document.
> Looking forward to hearing what you think and iterating as necessary! Once we
> get to a point where reaction is generally positive and the remaining feedback
> is minor, I'll address any such minor feedback, involve SPI's lawyers to get a
> properly compliant final draft, and propose a vote for the board to send to the
> members. This vote will not happen this month but could be any future month,
> depending on when we get to that point.
> Thanks for your feedback.
> - Jimmy Kaplowitz
> jimmy(at)spi-inc(dot)org
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