Notice to Members
The Bylaws of Arapahoe County Quilters require notice to members before certain votes by the membership can take place. This month the Board of Directors is making two such notices to members. First is a notice of the slate of 2022 officers for election. There are opportunities for nominations from the floor at the Membership meeting on September 9. Please consider how your time and talents can support this organization. Remember, you get the most out of an organization like ACQ when you contribute your best to it.
Second is a notice regarding proposed amendments to the Bylaws. There are six (6) Articles of the Bylaws with proposed changes. Because a change to one section may affect the change to another section, these changes are being proposed as a single amendment. You will find the Bylaws as they currently exist, the proposed amendments and the final Bylaws after the amendments are passed by membership here. Please review these documents and bring your questions to the discussion at the Membership meeting on September 9.
As stated in the President’s message this month, the proposed amendments focus our efforts to the three primary tasks of our organization. You’ll see a change to the number and title of officers in Article VI to support this focus. Some changes will allow ACQ to take advantage of expanded technology provided with the membership management software subscription with Wild Apricot instituted by the Board in 2019. This subscription software was instrumental in getting us through the tough spots that 2020 brought our way. I have great admiration and appreciation for the prior Board’s leap to such a robust technology. Some changes allow the Board to pivot more quickly as our membership grows in demographics, interests and locations. This and future Boards can look forward to instituting more advantages for members by some of these Bylaws changes. The amendment to Article III is an example of this.