One of the main topics on our agenda for this year's Annual General Meeting is the proposed revisions to our bylaws.
We have changes that need to be incorporated due to requirements of the Democrats Abroad Global Charter as well as other amendments being suggested due to the experiences of our Executive Committee and volunteers over the years.
In order for us to stay on schedule during the AGM, it is essential that most questions, comments, and suggestions about the proposed bylaws amendments be resolved ahead of the AGM itself.
If you are interested in this topic, please attend this WebEx session.
Meeting Title = DA Switzerland Bylaws Discussion
Date and Time = Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:00:00
Duration = 2 hours
Meeting number = 475426157
Meeting Password = dems
Meeting URL: https://democratsabroad.webex.com/democratsabroad/e.php?MTID=m6d1130186c3f2cc67cbd16685e643585
We are pleased to include a draft of the revised bylaws for DACH, which will be presented for approval at the AGM on June 24. Several changes were necessary to bring our bylaws in line with changes made to the Democrats Abroad Charter. These include concepts such as "One Person, One Vote," wording changes regarding gender balance, etc. Also, we used this opportunity to include the status of DACH as a Verein/Association under Swiss laws in order to be compliant with local rules and regulations.
We invite you to make public comments via Google Docs here. You can view and comment on this Google Doc without having a Google Account.
As you review the draft, please note the following:
- Minor punctuation, format, spacing, capitalization, or spelling changes have been made and are not highlighted as "edits" from the original bylaws from 2014.
- Please do not reformat or concern yourself about formatting as that will be cleaned up in the final draft before presentation at the AGM.
- Please note that in Google Docs, you can choose to view all edits and comments (default setting) or you can use a simple view that only displays the "final document."
- Please respond with any comments or suggestions by 5 PM on Friday, June 12.
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