Meeting called to
order. Presided over by the president Maureen Roland. Board
introduced themselves in a role call. Present were: Vice President, Jack Reilly,
Secretary/Treasurer, Celia Van Duyne, Director, John Mallin. All were informed that Patrick
Gilmartin was absent. Recording
secretary Š Mary Beth Vrazel.
Sign-up sheet showed the quorum was met (needed only 9), 24
- Van Duyne read the
new proposed amendment as it was sent in the mail to all members. Then opened the floor to
- Don Surgent pointed
out that he felt the new by-law conflicted with section 301 concerning
regular members. He thought
it seemed to conflict with associate members too. Why is there a difference? Others stated they didnÕt see the
conflict, others stated that it seems necessary to delineate between
members who live here and those who donÕt. The addendum to the new charter by-law was simply
to protect the investment whereas regular membership isnÕt an
investment. Roland stated
this matter would be brought to the lawyer, and as it would be a different
section, it didnÕt affect this particular vote.
- Vote was taken. The board had to clear all votes
handed in from those who were present. It was determined that of those sent in 16 were not
present at the meeting. 3 of
those were nays and 13 were yeahs.
Of those present at the meeting 23, only one was a nay. So the majority of respondents
were for the change.
- Gary Whepley pointed
out that in the by-laws the language used indicates a majority of members
was needed for it to be passed.
Roland informed him that the lawyer had clearly told her it was the
majority present. Whepley
stated that a letter of opinion from the lawyer could verify that legally. Roland stated that would be taken
- Devivo motioned to
accept and Jimmy Van Duyne seconded it. Roland adjourned the meeting.