The Annual Business Meeting was held Thursday, July 21, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Members who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to follow the discussions live or review them after the fact via the transcript that was posted to the website.
This year, a single amendment to the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws was proposed. It related to the integration of CLVS as participating members, and comments were presented at the meeting. As provided for in the Bylaws, all NCRA Voting Members were able to vote online. Voting closed at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, July 22. 831 (8.6%) of 9705 electors voted in this ballot. To pass, Bylaws amendments must receive at least two-thirds (2/3) affirmation by the Voting Members who voted by electronic means. The amendment failed by 416 (50.2%) voting for the amendment to 393 (47.4%) voting against it, with 20 (2.4%) abstaining.
The full text of the amendment is available here.