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Florida DKG Fall Workshop 2 Minute Committee Report
At least one member of the Bylaws Committee attended all four of the District meetings that were held and conducted a workshop at each of them. Copies of the updated Florida State Bylaws were distributed to each chapter present. The committee plans to mail copies to the district directors in each of the remaining districts (V and VI) and ask them to distribute them to the chapter presidents in their respective districts. We will ask them to remind their presidents that it is not their personal copy. It belongs to the chapter and should be passed on to the next president at the end of each biennium. Any proposed amendments to the State Bylaws and Standing Rules will be brought before the body at the next Florida State Convention in April of 2021. Proposed changes will be published electronically in the January, 2021 issue of the Florida Rays. The deadline for any such proposals is November 1, 2020. Forms are available on the website. Once again, the committee urges all chapters to update their chapter rules so they are in compliance with both Florida’s and International’s documents. If you have not shared your chapter rules with the Bylaws Committee, you may still send them to Barbara Van Diepen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact any member of the committee with any questions you may have as you update your chapter rules. The members of the committee are: Geraldine DeFelix, Roxanne Berger, Dr. Helen Popovich, Pat Eckstein, Sam King and Barbara Van Diepen, chairman.
Committee Responsibilities and Duties:
According to the Bylaws themselves, the main focus is to draft bylaws changes and present them for approval of the members at the State convention. This committee has a prescribed membership and must consist of 2 State officers; one past State president; and 3 members of the Society who are serving or have served as chapter presidents. The parliamentarian serves as an ex officio member, without vote.