I hope this note finds you well. Please take an extra minute and read this entire update as the SRM Board of Directors (BOD) and staff have a very important message to pass along to you, the SRM Member.
SRM is retracting the ballot containing the proposed amendment changes to the SRM Bylaws. However, please note that the ballot as it relates to the election of 2nd Vice President and Board Directors remains in effect and will be tallied in accordance with the current bylaws.
Please keep reading here as I provide some necessary background information on how the proposed amendments to the bylaws and associated ballot came to be.
During the SRM Summer Board of Directors Meeting in 2012, the SRM Bylaws Taskforce was created. The taskforce took on the challenging job of reviewing and proposing needed clarifications to the current SRM bylaws. During the SRM Summer BOD meeting this past August (2013) the taskforce presented their recommendations to the SRM BOD. There was a great deal of constructive discussion that occurred on the proposed changes as presented by the taskforce and the BOD took into account the reasoning and recommendations for these changes before voting in support of the offered amendments.
The board's directive was carried out by the staff as the proposed bylaws changes were included on the election ballot. However, upon further review it was noted that any changes to the SRM bylaws require a mail-out ballot. Upon this realization and clarification, the SRM BOD instructed staff to retract the ballot as it pertains to the proposed bylaws changes.
So to reiterate, the SRM ballot containing the proposed amendment changes to the bylaws has been retracted and votes will not be tallied on this portion of the ballot. The officers' election remains in effect and the results in this section will be tallied and relayed in the usual fashion.
In closing, I want to invite you to join the SRM Board of Directors, staff and myself on a special SRM open conference call. The goal of the call is to provide an update on SRM activities as it relates to the past few months. Everything from a new publication, online trainings, to SRM's work updating the bylaws will be covered. We'll also discuss efforts currently underway regarding membership, both in terms of current numbers and recruitment activities. The call will be held as an open forum. We'll provide a brief update and then seek input from you as to your thoughts; the call will be open for any comments or questions that you have. Please make a note to join us on one of these dates:
Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm MST OR
Friday, Nov. 15 noon MST
Dial: 1-857-232-0300, then enter the code: 012010#
(same number and code for both calls)
Thank you for your continued involvement in SRM and I'll talk to you in November.
Wally Butler, SRM President 2013