The Constitution & Bylaws of the McLean County Wheelers are in need of revision to align with our current purposes and practices. To this end, I took a stab at revising the original document (1981) into a first revised draft (2018) for comments and then a second revision draft (2019) based on input from the January 2019 general meeting and additional comments from members and the executive committee. Below are the three documents:
- For comparison, nostalgia, history, or to see what typewriter text looks like, see:
Wheelers Original Constitution & Bylaws (~1981)
- First draft for comments (2018): Proposed Revisions to Wheelers Constitution & Bylaws
- Second draft (4/22/2019): Wheeler Bylaws Revised 2019 and recommended for approval
Given that we are still operating under the 1981 bylaws, the following is the procedure for amendments:
The Constitution may be amended in any respect at any regular meeting of the club by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the club members present in person. No proposed amendment shall be acted upon at any club meeting unless it has been presented in writing to ALL members of the club at least 15 days in advance of the meeting.
Please consider this the official review period (minimum 15 days). To provide additional time for review, I’ll arrange a processes with the executive committee for a vote on the changes within the next couple months. If you have comments, suggestions, or clarifications, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org with Bylaws in the subject line.
I know that there is nothing exciting about Constitution and Bylaws, but it is important for the club to have clear purposes and operational procedures. Thanks, RB
In case anyone wants a primer on the contents and purposes of the constitution and bylaws, Southern Indian University provides the following definitions:
The constitution of an organization contains the fundamental principles which govern its operation. The bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which the group is to function. All but the most informal groups should have their basic structure and methods of operation in writing. Click here for more “how to” information …