2018 Proposed Bylaw Changes

Proposed GLTA Bylaws changes to be effective January 1, 2019

 

1. Article III – GLTA Board of Directors and Representatives, E. Officer Position Descriptions, Secretary

Currently:

The Secretary serves as the Corporate Secretary of the GLTA and custodian of its records, Certifies and ensures the original or copy of these bylaws is kept at the principal office and files GLTA documents with the State of Delaware as required by law, Keeps at the principal office of the GLTA, or at such other place as the board may determine, minutes of all meetings of the Directors.

Proposed change:

The Secretary serves as the Corporate Secretary of the GLTA and custodian of its records, Certifies and ensures the original or copy of these bylaws is kept at the principal office and files GLTA documents with the State of Florida as required by law, Keeps at the principal office of the GLTA, or at such other place as the board may determine, minutes of all meetings of the Directors.

Reasoning:

To update to the current State in which the GLTA files.

2. Article III – GLTA Board of Directors and RepresentativesG. Meetings

Currently:

The GLTA Board of Directors shall meet twice per year at a date, place, and time as determined by the Board. Notice of a meeting shall be given in writing to all Directors no later than 30 days in advance specifying the place, date, time, and purpose of the meeting.  A quorum shall consist of four directors.  

Proposed change:

The GLTA Board of Directors shall meet twice per year at a date, place, and time as determined by the Board. Notice of a meeting shall be given in writing to all Directors no later than 30 days in advance specifying the place, date, time, and purpose of the meeting.  A quorum shall consist of a majority of the current GLTA Board.  

Reasoning:

There is really no change, just a more accurate description in case a resignation has occurred. 

3. Article III – GLTA Board of Directors and RepresentativesG. Meetings

Currently:

The expense reimbursement guidelines are as follows:  $2500 per year per Board member.  All additional expenses incurred over the $2500 limit that relates to Board related activities must be approved by the CEO/President.   All additional expenses will be disclosed and reported immediately to the full Board.

Proposed change:

The expense reimbursement guidelines for travel to meetings are as follows:  $1250 per meeting attended per Board member, totaling $2500 per Board member per year.  All additional expenses incurred over the $2500 limit that relates to Board related activities must be approved by the CEO/President. All additional expenses will be disclosed and reported immediately to the full Board.

Reasoning:

Once again, no change other than a more accurate description of what the reimbursement is for and the board member must attend the meeting to be reimbursed the per diem. Remains at $2500 per year.

4. Article III – GLTA Board of Directors and Representatives, D. Elections

Currently:

There will be annual elections held for GLTA Officers voted on by GLTA Representatives. Officers' three-year terms will be staggered to maintain continuity on the Board. The cycle will be: an At-Large Director and the Treasurer, two At-Large Directors, then an At-Large Director and the Secretary. Each Officer will serve a three-year term. The term of all GLTA Officers shall begin January 1 of the year following election.

Proposed change:

There will be annual elections held for GLTA Officers voted on by GLTA Representatives. Officers' three-year terms will be staggered to maintain continuity on the Board. The cycle will be: an At-Large Director and the Treasurer, two At-Large Directors, then an At-Large Director and the Secretary. Each Officer will serve a three-year term. The term of all GLTA Officers shall begin January 1 of the year following electionAny Board member that resigns will not be eligible to run/declare for the Board for one election cycle (3 years) and the completion of their resigned term.

Reasoning:

When elected to the Board of Directors, a person has committed to serving a three year term.   If a Board member chooses not to complete their term, resigning and running in the next election cycle is not appropriate as they have not fulfilled their originalcommitment to the organization. 

5. Article III – GLTA Board of Directors and Representatives, B. Officers

Currently:

Each Officer will serve a three-year term with a limit of two terms, and amended to reflect that any previously elected Board member will be eligible to run for two additional terms after a one year absence from the Board.  The above referenced changes will begin with the 2016 Election.

Proposed change:

Each Officer will be elected to a three-year term, with no term limits, and applies to all current and future duly elected Board members. 

 

Reasoning:

Terms limits are beneficial if there are poor leaders in the GLTA.  At the same time, however, you’re also removing the good leaders who work hard and might deserve a chance to be reelected.  

6. Article III – GLTA Board of Directors and Representatives, B. Officers

Currently:

At least one Officer must reside in North America and at least one Officer must reside in Europe.

Proposed change:

Deletion of sentence

Reasoning:

This was put in place when the GLTA was mainly North America and Europe. We are a global organization, 6 of the 7 continents have clubsThe best candidates should declare and be elected to the Board of Directors based on qualifications, and not residency.