Proposed ByLaws Revisions

To be voted on at the Annual Meeting and Board Elections – February 2, 2020

Note – Original language to be changed is in bold. Revisions are in red.

#1 – Changing the fiscal year

ARTICLE IX – FISCAL YEAR (Current)
The fiscal year of the Congregation shall end with December 31 each year.

ARTICLE IX – FISCAL YEAR (Revised)
The fiscal year of the Congregation shall end with June 30 each year.

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#2 – Changing the number for board members from 10-16 to 7-13 and making the Immediate Past President a non-voting member of the board
(Note – “Senior Rabbi” is understood to refer to Jhos and Julie. We will change this language when we review the bylaws later this year)

 ARTICLE V Section 2 (Current)
Composition of the Board of Directors. The Congregation shall elect a Board of Directors composed of no less than ten (10) to no more than sixteen (16). Members of the Congregation, hereinafter known as Directors, who shall be chosen at the Annual Meeting or at another specially called Congregation Meeting. Directors shall be elected on a rotating basis, approximately one-half of whom shall be elected at each annual meeting to serve for a term of two years. Directors may be elected to two consecutive two-year terms. No Director shall be eligible for re-election as a Director for a period of at least two years from the expiration of the second elected term of office. In addition to the elected Members of the Board of Directors, the immediate past President of the Congregation shall be invited to be a voting Member of the Board of Directors with the same powers as elected Directors. If an office qualifying for a Board of Director Membership is held by more than one person, those persons shall have in total one vote at the Board of Directors meetings. Committee chairs who are not also elected Members of the Board of Directors are ex officio, non-voting Members of the Board of Directors.

The Senior Rabbi and the Executive Director are ex-officio, non-voting Members of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V, Section 3 (Current)
The ten (10) to sixteen (16) elected or appointed Directors are voting Members of the Board of Directors. They are to function as role models for the Congregation, both in their commitment to the progressive Jewish values as expressed in the Mission and Vision, and in their willingness to take on specific leadership roles within the Congregation. They shall have such duties as defined by the Board of Directors on an ad hoc basis. They are expected to participate in Board of Directors meetings and in special Board designated events.

 

ARTICLE V Section 2 (Revised)
Composition of the Board of Directors. The Congregation shall elect a Board of Directors composed of no less than seven (7) to no more than thirteen (13). Members of the Congregation, hereinafter known as Directors, who shall be chosen at the Annual Meeting or at another specially called Congregation Meeting. Directors shall be elected on a rotating basis, approximately one-half of whom shall be elected at each annual meeting to serve for a term of two years. Directors may be elected to three consecutive two-year terms. No Director shall be eligible for re-election as a Director for a period of at least two years from the expiration of the second elected term of office. In addition to the elected Members of the Board of Directors, the immediate past President of the Congregation shall be invited to be a voting Member of the Board of Directors with the same powers as elected Directors. If an office qualifying for a Board of Director Membership is held by more than one person, those persons shall have in total one vote at the Board of Directors meetings. Committee chairs who are not also elected Members of the Board of Directors are ex officio, non-voting Members of the Board of Directors.

The Senior Rabbi, immediate past Board President, and the Executive Director are ex-officio, non-voting Members of the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE V, Section 3 (Revised)
The seven (7) to thirteen (13) elected or appointed Directors are voting Members of the Board of Directors. They are to function as role models for the Congregation, both in their commitment to the progressive Jewish values as expressed in the Mission and Vision, and in their willingness to take on specific leadership roles within the Congregation. They shall have such duties as defined by the Board of Directors on an ad hoc basis. They are expected to participate in Board of Directors meetings and in special Board designated events.