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The PWS Officers and Board of Directors are proposing the following ByLaws changes.  Please review them and then use the online link here to vote.  Thank You!

 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE for The Proposed Bylaws Changes.

 

2018 Proposed Bylaws Changes:

President

 
Old Wording
    President:  The President shall preside at all meetings, have general supervision of the Society’s affairs and carry out the directions of the Board of Directors, appoint committee chairmen with the advice and counsel of the board, review the Bylaws annually, and may serve on all committees except nominating.  The President, with board guidance, will also control the PayPal account that is set up to receive monies from PWS online processes such as the Juried Show and workshops, and will be responsible for transferring PayPal funds to the PWS checking account as the PayPal funds accumulate. The President will review the operating procedures annually with each officer or chairman and define their scope of responsibility.  The President may serve as non-voting advisor to the Board for one year following his/her term of office.
 New Wording
    The President shall preside at all meetings, have general supervision of the Society’s affairs and carry out the directions of the Board of Directors, appoint committee chairmen with the advice and counsel of the board, review the Bylaws annually, and may serve on all committees except nominating.  The President will review the operating procedures annually with each officer or chairman and define their scope of responsibility.  The President may serve as non-voting advisor to the Board for one year following his/her term of office.
     
    The Board feels that the PayPal account is better handled by the PWS Treasurer than the President.
 First Vice President
 
Old Wording
 
    First Vice President:  The First Vice President shall assume any presidential duties during the absence of the President, assist with supervision of the society affairs, and serve as the chairman of Membership Shows as well as assist on any other committees except nominating.
 New Wording
    First Vice President:  The First Vice President shall assume any presidential duties during the absence of the President and assist with supervision of the society affairs as well as assist on any other committees except nominating.
     
    This change removes the Members Show duties from the 1st Vice President.  It has been nearly impossible to find people willing to take on both the First Vice President and Members Show responsibilities. Better to handle the Members Show via a new standing committee.
 Second Vice President
 
Old Wording
    Second Vice President:  The Second Vice President shall assume any duties of the President in the absence of the  President and First Vice President and serve as Awards chairman and be responsible for soliciting monetary and merchandise awards for the PWS exhibitions. 
     
New Wording
    Second Vice President:  The Second Vice President shall assume any duties of the President in the absence of the President and First Vice President as well as assist on any other committees except nominating.
     
    This change removes the awards chairmanship from the 2nd Vice President.  It has been nearly impossible to combine the two jobs.  Better to handle the Awards solicitation via a new standing committee.
 
Treasurer
 
Old Wording
    Treasurer:  The Treasurer shall receive all income, deposit and disperse funds as directed by the President and/or the Board of Directors and report on the finances of the Society at each meeting.  The treasurer, with the assistance of the President, shall prepare a tentative budget to be presented                   at the January meeting of the Society each year.
 
New Wording
    The Treasurer shall receive all income, deposit and disperse funds as directed by the President and/or the Board of Directors and report on the finances of the Society at each meeting.  The Treasurer, with board guidance, will also  control the PayPal account that is set up to receive monies from PWS online processes such as the Juried Show and workshops, and will be responsible for transferring PayPal funds to the PWS checking account as the PayPal funds accumulate.  The treasurer, with the assistance of the President, shall prepare a tentative budget to be presented at the January meeting of the Society each year.
     
    This change simply puts the handling of the PayPal account into the hands of the Treasurer where the Board feels it belongs.
 
 
 
New Standing Committees
 
Members Show
The members show chairman will be responsible for organizing and handling the members show.
 
Awards
The awards chairman will be responsible for soliciting monetary and merchandise awards for the PWS exhibitions.
 
This change creates the two new standing committees to handle the Members Show and the Awards solicitation.
 
Annual Meeting
 
Old Wording
    The Annual Meeting of the Society is normally held in November at a place selected by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may change the time of the annual meeting at their discretion.  Members shall elect officers  and transact other business brought before the meeting. Formal notice, including a list of nominees, shall be distributed to members at least 30 days prior to the meeting. 
 
New Wording
    An Annual Meeting of the Society may be held at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  At that meeting members may elect officers and transact other business brought before the meeting.  Formal notice, including a list of nominees, shall be distributed to members at least 30 days prior to the meeting. 
 
This change simply makes the Annual Meeting non-mandatory and leaves the scheduling of an annual meeting up to the discretion of the PWS Board of Directors.
 

 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE for The Proposed Bylaws Changes.

 

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