Four of five amendments passed by a vote of the membership Thursday, Aug. 10, following the NCRA Annual Business Meeting, which was held in conjunction with the 2017 NCRA Convention & Expo. One amendment was withdrawn following an adopted motion at the Annual Business Meeting.
Members who were not able to attend in person were able to review a transcript following the meeting. Voting closed at 12:15 a.m. PT, Aug. 11. 686 (5.8%) of 11,917 electors voted in this ballot.
An amendment changing the requirements for Retirement Membership status, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2018, was voted in by 533 (80.6%) for to 128 (19.4%) against.
An amendment updating the procedures for voting in electronic meetings was voted in by 624 (96.4%) for and 23 (3.6%) against. To maintain consistency throughout the Bylaws, this amendment touched on several different sections for changes.
A third amendment, affecting the Nominating Committee, clarifies the language to include the President-elect in appointing committee members. The amendment was voted in by 593 (92.7%) to 47 (7.3%).
The final amendment voted on by the membership regarded the hiring of a parliamentarian. The amendment was voted in by 559 (91.6%) for to 51 (8.4%) against.
To be adopted, amendments require a two-thirds vote of the Voting Members present and voting at the Annual Business Meeting as well as the Voting Members who are voting by electronic mail or other authorized means of electronic transmission. The full language of the amendments can be found on the NCRA website.