New Jersey Chapter BMW CCA Bylaw Revisions

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New Jersey Chapter BMW CCA Bylaw Revisions

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New Jersey Chapter BMW CCA Bylaw Revisions


At the September 24 BMW NA Cars and Coffee meeting New Jersey Chapter members voted to revise a section of the New Jersey Chapter Bylaws. Previously a vote by 2/3 of those present at an in-person meeting was required to revise the bylaws. Members voting on September 24 agreed to eliminate this requirement by a vote of 85 to 2. As such, the Bylaws can now be revised via an electronic vote, while still requiring a 2/3 majority of those voting.

A set of further revisions is needed to bring the bylaws up to date. They were originally written before Internet communications were widely used. As such, they prescribed written communications sent by mail and votes at in-person meetings.

Major changes in the proposed revision are as follows:

• The advent of Internet communications means that the Chapter now communicates to members via e-mail, Facebook, the chapter website, and social media. Because of this a new elected board position, Director of Communications, is being proposed. This person would oversee all chapter communications and would appoint the Chapter Newsletter Editor and Webmaster. The Newsletter Editor and Webmaster would no longer be voting board members.
• The Chapter Business Manager role is critically important for sponsor relations. Until now, the occupant of this appointed position has not been a voting member of the board. The revisions propose that the Business Manager would have a vote on the Board.
• A number of more minor changes are proposed, most to streamline election procedures and eliminate the need for elections to be conducted at in-person meetings.
• Of necessity, it is also specified that the Chapter is now defined as a subsidiary of a South Carolina Corporation, as BMW CCA headquarters have been relocated.
• A change in the liability section is proposed to reflect the new composition of the board.

We ask that you vote on the entire bylaw package as part of the annual elections. You can either vote to accept or reject the changes.

Best Regards,

The Bylaw Revision Team
Brian Morgan
Dave Allaway
Larry Engel
Hank Farber
Neil Gambony

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