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BYLAWS
OF
THE VIRGINIA ORGANIZATION OF NURSE EXECUTIVES AND LEADERS


ARTICLE I – NAME AND ORGANIZATION

The Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (VONEL) is organized under the Non-Stock Corporation Act, Chapter 10, Title 13.1, of the Code of Virginia, exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a not-for-profit association and shall be operated for the purposes set forth in its Articles of Incorporation, as they may be amended from time to time. It shall be conducted so that no part of its income or earnings will inure to the benefit of any member, director, officer or other individual. Upon dissolution, and after all liabilities of the VONEL have been paid or satisfied, the remaining assets shall be distributed to an organization enjoying an exempt status under 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or successor statutory authority.

VONEL is an Affiliated Local Group of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, which provides direction and leadership for the advancement of nursing practice and patient care in health care systems, in the achievement of excellence in nursing leadership practice, and influences the shaping of policy affecting health care delivery from the perspective of nurse leaders.

For the purpose of these Bylaws, the term “health care system” includes the multi-institutional system, healthcare networks, the single hospital multicorporation, and systems of other health care facilities that provide primary care, occupational health care, school health programs, acute care, subacute care, ambulatory/outpatient care, skilled care, extended care, long-term care, chronic care, rehabilitation, home care, and/or hospice care.


ARTICLE II – PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The purpose of VONEL shall be to advance the development of effective leadership of nursing practice and patient care in Virginia by:

A. Providing a medium for the interchange of ideas and dissemination of information and materials relative to nurse leaders.

B. Providing a platform within the health care field from which nurse leaders may speak on nursing and health care issues.

C. Identifying and defining health care issues that affect nursing and establishing position statements on these issues.

D. Promoting educational programs and activities to strengthen nursing leadership practice.

E. Providing consultation for nursing education programs.

F. Influencing legislative and public policy pertaining to nursing and health care issues.


ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1: ELIGIBILITY

A. Full Members

Full members of the VONEL shall consist of Registered Nurse (RN) leaders or aspiring leaders. This includes Registered Nurses who hold or aspire to hold an organizational role of administration/management who are accountable for strategic, operational and /or performance outcomes in sites where health care is delivered; faculty in graduate and undergraduate nursing programs, including deans and directors; consultants in nursing administration/management practice; persons working in professional associations, regulatory agencies and/or accrediting health care organizations; retired full members and editors of professional nursing journals. Full members shall have the right to hold any elected position; vote on organizational issues; elect a slate of candidates for service on the Board of Directors; and shall have the right to elect officers of VONEL, except for any officers appointed by the Board of Directors as set forth in the Bylaws. Full Members shall have the right to vote on amendments to the VONEL Bylaws and Regulations.

B. Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members of the VONEL shall be individuals who are not Registered Nurses. They may attend VONEL business and educational meetings but will not be considered Full Members, not permitted to vote in the business meeting, hold office or vote for directors or officers of the VONEL.

C. Honorary Membership

Honorary membership is conferred for life upon the recommendation and action by the VONEL Board of Directors. Once conferred, honorary members may attend VONEL business and educational meetings, but will not be considered full members, not permitted to vote in the meetings of, hold office in, or vote for the directors or officers of VONEL except as otherwise set forth in these bylaws. VONEL dues are waived for all honorary members.

D. Student Members

Student Members of the VONEL shall be full time U.S. Nursing Students in Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, generic Masters and generic Doctoral programs preparing students for Registered Nurse licensure. They may attend VONEL business and educational meetings but will not be considered Full Members, not permitted to vote in the meetings of, hold office in, or vote for directors or Officers of VONEL.

E. Retired Members
 

Retired Members shall be any Full VONEL member who is retired from the profession and has maintained VONEL membership for a period of five consecutive years prior to their application. A Retired Member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of a Full Member with the exception of holding office at the local or national level.

F. Eligibility Status Change

Members who, because of change in position or unemployment, or who do not continue to meet the criteria for Full or Affiliate membership may extend membership eligibility in their current membership category for two years.


SECTION 2: ESTABLISHMENT OF MEMBERSHIP

A. Upon receipt of a completed application meeting criteria for membership and receipt of appropriate dues, the VONEL membership chair determines membership for an applicant. If there is any question regarding eligibility, the application shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for action.

B. Annual membership is a rolling membership by month.


SECTION 3: RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP

Members and affiliates are sent renewal applications annually. Upon receipt of a completed application indicating continued eligibility for membership and receipt of appropriate dues, the VONEL Treasurer establishes renewed membership.


SECTION 4: CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP STATUS

A member or affiliate may request a change in membership status by submitting notification to the Membership Committee Chair of VONEL.


SECTION 5: TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

A. A member or affiliate may resign at any time from the VONEL by notifying the Board of Directors in writing.

B. The Board of Directors of the VONEL may suspend or expel any member or affiliate for cause after giving such person the opportunity to have a fair hearing before the Board of Directors. Any member or affiliate suspended or expelled may be reinstated by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Directors.

C. For the purpose of this subparagraph, the term “for cause” shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following:

• Any violation of these Regulations

• Any conduct on the part of the said Full, Affiliate, Student or Retired Member that is contrary to the interests and welfare of the VONEL and its Members.

D. Any member who, because of change in position or unemployment, or who does not continue to meet the criteria for full or affiliate membership, may extend membership eligibility in their current membership category for two additional dues periods. Membership in the VONEL is not transferable to another person.


ARTICLE IV – DUES AND OTHER MONIES

SECTION 1: PAYMENT OF DUES

A. Annual dues will be established by the Board of Directors of the VONEL, and are based on an annual budget projection.

B. Annual dues cover a one year period and are based on the calendar year with dues payable in January. Members or affiliates will be terminated for non-payment of dues no later than ninety (90) days after such dues were to be paid. Members will be notified of their delinquency thirty (30) days prior to termination.

C. No portion of dues shall be refundable if a membership is terminated, regardless of the reason.


SECTION 2: BUSINESS MEETING AND PROGRAM FEES

A. Fees for business meetings and educational programs are recommended by the Program Committee, and approved by the Board of Directors of the VONEL.

B. The deadline for refunding a fee prior to a meeting will be indicated on each meeting notice.


SECTION 3: MANAGEMENT OF FINANCES

A. All dues and other monies paid to the VONEL shall become the property of the VONEL to be spent per decision of the Board of Directors. The VONEL may accept, retain, or expend any funds or property that may be devoted to further work or programs of the VONEL.

B. An audit of the financial records of VONEL will be performed every two (2) years by an outside, independent, Certified Public Accountant prior to the induction of a new Treasurer, and at other times at the discretion of the Board of Directors.


ARTICLE V - MEETINGS

SECTION 1: FREQUENCY

A. There shall be at least two business meetings for VONEL members per calendar year:

a. The annual Fall business meeting, which may include announcement of newly elected officers, and coincides with an educational program.

b. A regular business meeting in the Spring, which may coincide with an educational program.

B. There shall be one legislative meeting for VONEL members per calendar year at which time a business meeting may be called by the VONEL Board of Directors, if necessary.

C. Special meetings of the VONEL membership may be called by the VONEL Board of Directors, if necessary.


SECTION 2: ATTENDANCE

A. Business meetings of the VONEL are intended for full members, affiliate members, honorary members, student members, and retired members.. Non-members who have paid registration for the meeting may also attend, unless restricted by the Chair.

B. Educational Programs are open to full members, affiliate members, honorary members, retired members, student members,, and non-members who pay the registration fee.


SECTION 3: NOTICE OF THE MEETING

Members and affiliates shall have written notice of a meeting thirty (30) days prior to the date of the meeting.


SECTION 4: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in effect at the time in question shall govern the proceedings of the VONEL in all cases not otherwise provided for in these Bylaws.


SECTION 5: QUORUM

The total number of voting members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A vote of a majority of voting members present or voting at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall constitute the action of the Full Members.


SECTION 6: VOTING

A. Each member of the VONEL, who is present at a meeting, and in good standing, shall be entitled to one vote.

B. Proxy voting shall not be permitted.

C. Matters submitted to vote shall be determined by majority vote of members present and voting.

D. Affiliate, honorary and student members do not have voting privileges.

E. Between scheduled meetings, the Board of Directors may call for a vote of the membership via mail or electronic means on any issue of urgent importance to the VONEL.


SECTION 7: RESOLUTIONS


Resolutions may be introduced by any member of the VONEL provided that such resolutions are submitted to the President no less than thirty days before the convening of any membership business meeting. Resolutions so submitted shall be reviewed by the Board of Directors for referral to the appropriate body or for the consideration of the Board of Directors and recommendation to the membership.



ARTICLE VI – OFFICERS


SECTION 1: DESIGNATION
 


Officers of the VONEL shall be a President, a President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.


SECTION 2: ELIGIBILITY


Each officer shall be a full member in good standing of the VONEL and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and be a Registered Nurse leader or aspiring leader which includes nurses who hold the organizational role of administration/management/consultant, and be accountable for strategic, operational, and/or management outcomes in a site where health care is delivered. Each officer shall either be a resident of or working in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


SECTION 3: ELECTION


Officers shall be elected as hereinafter provided.


SECTION 4: TERMS OF OFFICE


A. Terms of office shall begin January 1st.

B. The President and President-Elect, shall serve for a term of two (2) years in their respective office and shall not be eligible for a consecutive term.

C. The Secretary and Treasurer shall serve for a term of two (2) years in their respective office and shall not be eligible for more than two (2) consecutive terms in office.


SECTION 5: DUTIES



A. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the VONEL, shall preside at all meetings and serve as chairperson of the Board of Directors. It shall be the President’s duty to supervise the activities of the VONEL, to present a report at the annual meeting, to disburse funds in the absence of the Treasurer or as authorized by the Board, and to perform such other duties as may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors. The President will appoint Chairpersons of Standing and Special Committees, with the approval of the Board of Directors.

B. The President-Elect shall, in the absence of the President, perform all duties and assume all responsibilities of the President. The President-Elect shall also perform any other duties as requested by the Board of Directors.

C. The Secretary shall record and distribute the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors; and shall record and distribute minutes of the business meetings of VONEL. The Secretary shall maintain accurate mailing lists of members and affiliates, and shall coordinate the written announcements of meetings and educational events.

D. The Treasurer shall keep a full and correct account of receipts and disbursements in the books of the VONEL and shall deposit all monies in the name and to the credit of the VONEL in banks designated by the VONEL Board of Directors, and shall dispose of funds of the VONEL as directed by the VONEL Board of Directors.

The Treasurer shall prepare quarterly financial statements, and shall report the status of the VONEL’s financials at each Board of Directors meeting and business meeting of the membership.



SECTION 6: VACANCIES


A. If the office of the President becomes vacant, the President-Elect shall succeed to the office of the President.

B. If the office of President-Elect becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall appoint a President-Elect pro tempore from the Board of Directors and shall declare a special election.

C. If the office of President and President-Elect both become vacant, the Board of Directors shall have the authority to appoint a member of the Board of Directors to serve a dual role until a special election can be held.

D. If the President-Elect cannot assume the Presidency, the incumbent President shall continue in office and the Board of Directors shall declare a special election.

E. If the Office of the Secretary or Treasurer becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall have the authority to appoint a member to serve for the remaining portion of the unexpired term.

F. In the event that a special election is declared, the Board of Directors shall request the Committee on Nominations to prepare a slate of eligible candidates as soon as possible. The ballots shall be electronically mailed
to each member and returned to the Secretary within 30 days of mailing. (The regular postal service may be utilized if a member does not have computer access.) The vote shall be tabulated by the Secretary and reported to the Board of Directors. The results of the election shall be communicated to the membership by electronic mail.

 


SECTION 7: RESIGNATIONS 

Any Officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the VONEL President. The resignation shall become effective upon the date specified therein, or, if no date is specified therein, upon the receipt of such resignation by the appropriate individual.


SECTION 8: REMOVAL

Any of the Officers may be removed at any time, with cause, by a 2/3 vote of the VONEL Board of Directors, whenever in their judgment the best interest of VONEL will be served thereby. Any Officer shall be automatically removed for loss of Full Membership or Directorship status or failure to maintain eligibility for such status. Discretionary removal may be exercised against Officers who have demonstrated an inability or unwillingness to carry out and facilitate the approved policies and purposes of VONEL or who have resigned or been removed as VONEL Officers.


ARTICLE VII – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SECTION 1: COMPOSITION

The President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four (4) Directors shall constitute the Board of Directors.


SECTION 2: ELIGIBILITY

Each Board member shall be a full member in good standing of the VONEL and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and be a Registered Nurse leader or aspiring leader which includes nurses who hold the organizational role of administration/management/consultant, and be accountable for strategic operational, and/or management outcomes in a site where health care is delivered. Each Board member shall be either a resident of or working in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


SECTION 3: ELECTION

Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected as hereinafter provided.


SECTION 4: TERMS OF OFFICE

A. Terms of office shall begin January 1st.

B. Terms of office for the President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer are provided in Article VI, Section 4.

C. The Immediate Past President shall serve for two (2) years.

D. A Director shall serve a term of two (2) years and shall not be eligible for more than two consecutive terms in office.


SECTION 5: RESIGNATIONS

A. A VONEL Director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the VONEL President. The resignation shall become effective upon the date specified therein, or, if no date is specified therein, upon the receipt of such resignation by the VONEL President.


SECTION 6: REMOVAL

Any of the Directors may be removed at any time, with cause, by a 2/3 vote of the VONEL Board of Directors, whenever in their judgment the best interests of VONEL will be served thereby. Any Director shall be automatically removed for loss of Full Membership or Directorship status or failure to maintain eligibility for such status. Discretionary removal may be exercised against Directors who have demonstrated an inability or unwillingness to carry out and facilitate the approved policies and purposes of VONEL or who have resigned or been removed as VONEL Directors.


SECTION 7: DUTIES

A. The Board of Directors has the authority to make policy decisions for the VONEL and manages the property and business affairs of the VONEL. The Board establishes rules and procedures for operating, prepares an annual budget, monitors the finances, and approves resolutions and/or actions of officers and committees.

B. The Past-President shall chair the Committee on Nominations.


SECTION 8: VACANCIES

A. Vacancies in the office of the President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer shall be filled as provided in Article VI, Section 6.

B. A vacancy in the office of Past-President shall not be filled for the remaining portion of the unexpired term. The Board of Directors shall assign the duties of the Past President to another member of the Board.

C. A vacancy in the office of Director shall be filled by the appointment by the Board of Directors of an eligible member to serve for the remaining portion of the unexpired term.


SECTION 9: MEETINGS

A. The Board of Directors shall meet prior to the legislative meeting and each business meeting of the VONEL.

B. Newly elected Officers and Board members shall be invited by the President to attend the Board meeting preceding the annual meeting.

C. In the event that the Board needs to take action between regularly scheduled meetings, the President may request a vote of the Board of Directors through written, electronic or telephone communication.

D. Notices of meetings of the Board of Directors shall be sent to members of the Board of Directors at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of the meeting.


SECTION 10: QUORUM

A. Two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board of Directors, one whom shall be the President or President-Elect, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The act of a majority of the Directors present and voting at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board. Directors may participate in and act at any meeting of the Board or committee through the use of a conference telephone or other communications equipment, which enables all persons participating in the meeting to communicate with one another.

B. Any action which may be taken at a meeting of the Board or any
committee may be taken without a meeting if, prior to such action, consent in writing setting forth such action is signed by all of the Directors or members of the committee and is filed in the minutes of the proceeding of the Board or such committee. Any such consent shall have the same effect as a unanimous vote.


SECTION 11: SELF-EVALUATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors shall conduct a self-evaluation at least every two (2) years. The President shall determine the method and timing of the Board of Directors’ self-evaluation.


SECTION 12: PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Any Full Member who has concerns regarding the performance of a Director or an Officer may request that the Board review the Director’s or Officer’s performance. Requests for review must be in writing and set forth specific concerns associated with the Director’s or Officer’s performance of his or her duties. Request for such review may be made to any VONEL officer. Upon receipt of a request for review that is determined by the Board as meriting consideration, the Board shall cause an investigation to be made.


SECTION 13: INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

VONEL shall indemnify any person who was or is a VONEL Director or VONEL officer, or who was or is serving at the request of VONEL as a director or officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise when acting on behave of VONEL.


ARTICLE VIII – FORFEITURE OF AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
FOR OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

SECTION 1: REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

Any Officer or Director will automatically forfeit office if he/she becomes ineligible for full membership in the VONEL, or is expelled from membership, per Article III.


SECTION 2: RIGHT OF APPEAL

An Officer or Director so removed from office has the right of appeal to the Board of Directors. The Board will hear the appeal and make the final decision.


ARTICLE IX – CONFLICT OF INTEREST OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

SECTION 1: GENERAL

The Officers and Directors shall administer the VONEL’s business honestly and economically and exercise their best care, skill and judgment for the benefit of the VONEL.

The Officers and Directors shall exercise the utmost good faith in all transactions relating to their duties in the VONEL. In their dealings with and on behalf of the VONEL, they are held to a strict rule of honest and fair dealings with the VONEL. They shall not use their position, or knowledge gained there from, so that a conflict might arise between the VONEL’s interest and that of the individual.

All acts of Officers and Directors shall be for the benefit of the VONEL in any dealing that may affect the VONEL adversely. The Officers and Directors shall not accept any favor that might adversely or improperly influence their actions affecting the VONEL or its members.

During their terms of office, Officers and Directors shall promptly make full disclosure to the Board of Directors of any existing or new employment, activity, investment or other interest that might involve obligations that may adversely compete with, or be in conflict with, the interest of VONEL.


SECTION 2: DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Each Officer, Director or nominee for Officer and Director shall make written disclosure of any interest that might result in a conflict of interest upon nomination to office, before appointment to fill a vacancy in office, and annually during the term of office.


SECTION 3: RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

A. Upon disclosure of a conflict of interest or a challenge on that basis, any Officer or Director shall resolve such conflict in a manner consistent with that provided in the American Hospital Association’s Guidelines for Resolution of Conflicts of Interest in Health Care Institutions, or the American Hospital Association policy on conflicts of interest for its trustees, officers, and employees or by any other ethical manner.

B. Any Officer or Director who fails to make written disclosure or is found to have an unresolved conflict of interest that does or will substantially impair faithful and diligent performance of the duties of office shall be removed from office according to the procedures set forth in these bylaws.

C. Conflict of interest statements shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for review and decision. Appeal of adverse decisions shall be made directly by the Board of Directors. Interested Directors shall not participate in the appeal decision.

D. In the event the Board of Directors determines the conflict is serious enough to jeopardize the interests and welfare of the VONEL, the Officer or Director may be suspended immediately pending final review by the Board of Directors.


ARTICLE X – COMMITTEES

SECTION 1: STANDING COMMITTEES

A. There shall be five (5) standing committees, namely the Committee on Bylaws, the Committee on Legislation, the Committee on Nominations, the Committee on Membership, and the Committee on Program.

B. The Chairpersons of all committees, except the Committee on Nominations, shall be appointed every two years at the first meeting following the annual meeting. These chairpersons will be invited to attend all board meetings.

C. The Chairpersons of all standing committees shall submit a written report at the annual meeting and such interim reports as may be requested by the President.


SECTION 2: COMMITTEE ON BYLAWS

The committee on Bylaws shall prepare an annual review and provide proposed Bylaws changes for presentation to the Board of Directors at the meeting prior to the annual meeting and to membership for final approval at the annual meeting. Proposed changes must be mailed to the membership not less than thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting.


SECTION 3: COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION

The Committee on Legislation shall assist the VONEL in influencing legislation and public policy pertaining to nursing and health care issues to provide structure, system, and resources that will meet societal health care needs.


SECTION 4: COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS

A. The Committee on Nominations shall consist of two elected members and the Immediate Past-President, who shall be the chairperson. In the event of a vacancy on the committee, the Immediate Past-President shall appoint a member to complete the unexpired term. Members shall serve for a one-year term, and are not eligible to run for office while serving on the Committee on Nominations.

B. The Committee on Nominations shall prepare a slate of candidates for Officer and Director positions that are becoming vacant, as well as candidates for two positions on the Nominating Committee. The slate should consist of one or more nominees for each office to be filled. All candidates for Officer or Director must meet eligibility requirements stipulated in Article VI, Section 2, and Article VII, Section 2.

C. Any VONEL member may recommend a candidate for consideration to the Committee on Nominations.

D. Candidates who accept nomination shall sign a consent to serve and submit a brief biographical sketch.

E. Upon request from the Board of Directors, the Committee on Nominations shall prepare a slate for a special election.


SECTION 5: COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP

The Committee on Membership shall coordinate recruitment efforts for new members into the VONEL; shall serve as resources for potential applicants interested in learning about VONEL; shall facilitate the integration of new members at meetings, and shall make recommendations to the Board for enhancing membership in the VONEL.

The Membership Committee shall receive applications for membership and dues payments; shall establish the official list of members and affiliates; and shall refer to the Board applications not meeting criteria for membership.


SECTION 6: COMMITTEE ON PROGRAM

A. The Committee on Program shall present proposals and budgets for Educational Programs to the Board for approval and shall make all arrangements for the Programs, including arrangements for faculty and site accommodations. The committee submits an evaluation of each Program to the Board.

B. The Committee on Program shall administer the VONEL’s scholarship program. The Committee is responsible for promoting the program reviewing applications, and recommending a recipient for the award to the Board.


SECTION 7: SPECIAL COMMITTEES OR TASK FORCES

A. Special Committees or task forces may be appointed by the Board of Directors for specific projects or conflict of interest review.

B. Upon completion of its project, a Special Committee or task forces shall present a written report after which the committee shall be automatically dissolved unless the Board of Directors directs otherwise.


ARTICLE XI – ELECTIONS

SECTION 1: CYCLE OF ELECTIONS

A. Secretary, two Directors and two Members of the Committee on Nominations shall be elected during the even years.

B. President-Elect, Treasurer, two Directors and two Members of the Committee on Nominations shall be elected during the odd years.
 

SECTION 2: ELECTRONIC MEANS BALLOTING

A. All regular and special elections shall be conducted by electronic means ballot. The regular postal service may be utilized if a member does not have computer access.

B. Ballots listing names of eligible candidates selected by the Nominating Committee, together with a brief resume of each candidate, shall be sent via electronic means to full members not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the annual meeting.

C. Members may vote for persons other than those whose names appear on the ballot by writing in the names of qualified candidates who consent to serve if elected.

D. Marked ballots must be received on the date stated for the return of ballots, which should be at least fifteen (15) days prior to the annual meeting.


SECTION 3: ELECTION RESULTS

A. The Past-President, as Chairman of the Nominating Committee, determines the election results.

B. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes cast for a given position shall be elected to that position. In the event of a tie vote, a re-ballot will occur with all candidates included until a winner is chosen.

C. Those who have been duly elected shall be notified at least one (1) week
prior to the annual meeting by the President.

 

ARTICLE XII – AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

These Regulations may be amended by a vote of the majority present and voting at any Annual Session of the VONEL.

Amendments to the Bylaws may be reviewed by the Bylaws Committee with a recommendation for approval or disapproval at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. The Bylaws Committee may propose bylaw amendments to the VONEL Board of Directors for their review and approval. Members will be notified of the actions of the Board concerning recommendations of the Bylaws Committee at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting.


ARTICLE XIII – DISSOLUTION

In the event of the dissolution or liquidation of VONEL and after payment of all just debts and liabilities, a joint committee made up of three (3) Directors of the VONEL Board of Directors shall recommend to the VONEL Board of Directors a fair and just settlement of all remaining assets subject to the approval of the VONEL Board of Directors if the proposed distribute then meets the requirements as to tax-exempt status set forth in the provision of the Articles of Incorporation concerning dissolution, or if not, to such other organizations described in said provision.

Revised: March 22, 2006, October 2009, May 2010, September 2011

Approved: May 3, 2006, October 2009, October 21, 2011

 

 

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11/17/2017
VONEL Fall Conference 2017