In April 2015, the Board approved a motion to provide 60-day notice to the membership of proposed amendments to CEC’s Bylaws, as required by Article XII, Section 2.d. of the Bylaws. The proposed amendments were developed by the Bylaws Workgroup and in consultation with CEC’s legal counsel. The workgroup received and incorporated member input on the proposed revisions received during the 60-day period (May 27 – July 27, 2015).
The revisions bring CEC’s Bylaws into accordance with the current practices of the organization, as well nonprofit association best practices and, most importantly, into compliance with the laws of the District of Columbia (the jurisdiction of CEC’s incorporation). Other changes are meant to simplify language and eliminate redundancies between the Bylaws and CEC’s Policy Manual.
Revisions to CEC’s Bylaws were approved by the Board of Directors on October 31, 2015.
Note that, because state/provincial units and divisions are separate legal entities, changes to CEC’s Bylaws do not necessitate changes to theirs.