The Board of Directors is proposing Revised Bylaws that conform to the organization as it has evolved since its inception more than 15 years ago.  A vote of the membership is scheduled for the July meeting of the members.

Proposed changes include:

Simplifying the membership categories to include:  Individual memberships, family memberships, Student memberships, and Honorary memberships.

  • Clarifying membership term (1 year from the end of the month of joining).
  • Clarifying voting rights – Individuals 1 vote; Families no more than 2 votes.
  • Clarifying the size and term of the Board – 5 members; 2 year renewable terms.
  • Revising the quorum requirements for meetings of the Board (3 members) and the Membership (20 members).
  • Simplifying Board member removal provisions, subject to notice and opportunity to respond.
  • Clarifying the responsibilities of the Officers.
  • Deleting reference to obsolete committees; allowing Board to appoint committees as needed.
  • Modifying Bylaws amendment rules:
    • Board may adopt Bylaw amendments;
    • However, any changes that affect voting rights of the members must also be approved by the membership.

The full text of the proposed Bylaws of the Folsom Arts Association is available for review.