178 Cayuga St., Union Springs, New York Town of
Springport, Cayuga County
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS CHANGES
SUMMARY – July 2015
In the Spring of 2015, a “slice” committee of the Board of Trustees was established to review the Constitution and Bylaws. As a result of that committee’s work, it was evident that changes were warranted to reflect current practices and definitions that have evolved as the museum has grown. The Board of Trustees reviewed and discussed the changes in formal meetings. No changes were made that would change the museum in philosophy or principle. The Board of Trustees formally recommended the changes in June and July. These recommended changes will be voted on by the full active membership at the Annual Meeting in August.
EXAMPLES OF CHANGES:
· Committees’ definitions – wording was changed to reflect the current work of the committees.
· Membership Levels – changed to make more generic to any future changes to the amount of dues. The Membership Card stipulates the levels and amounts and if changes are made, only the Membership Card would have to be updated – but not the Constitution.
· Meeting Dates – language was changed to reflect current practice.
· Nominations Process – updated to reflect actual practices over the past few years.
Voting on these changes will take place at the Annual Meeting by active membership. Copies are available upon request.