"Proposal to Amend the Constitution Bylaws"
Proposal to Amend the Constitution & Bylaws I, Michael Violette, a voting member of the Association in good standing, do propose the attached amendment to Article 7 of LPOA/FOP’s Constitution & Bylaws for the following reasons: In accordance with Roberts Rules of Order’s most current edition, if a vote is to be taken outside of a membership business meeting of the Association then the manner and method of doing so shall be contained in the Constitution & Bylaws of the Association. Our current Constitution does not provide for a vote of the entire membership outside of a membership business meeting of the Association other than officer elections and membership discipline. From time to time the Association is faced with issues so important that it would be in the benefit of the Association to poll the entire eligible voting membership of the Association to express the voice of the membership as a whole. Although such a vote would be a very rare occurrence, there currently is no constitutional method available to address this need. The proposed amendment contains safeguards and sufficient checks and balances to prevent abuse of this voting method and would not interfere with the long-standing tradition that the members present at meetings of the Association will conduct the business of the Association. Fraternally, ____________________________________________ Michael Violette Secretary LPOA/FOP Longmont