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IMPORTANT: By-Law Amendments

by KinzDragon

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Well here it is, boys and girls. The long awaited, much anticipated by-law amendments.

Please read these, because on pub night we will be voting them into (or keep them out of) the official LAL by-laws.

There won’t be any surprises for those who have been keeping up with the business meetings (or monthly minutes). If something needs changed or is unclear let me know.

If you happen to find and spelling or grammatical errors, please PM me and I’ll fix them. Even dragons make mistakes. 😉

By-law amendments

Requirements to Run for the Board

  • Must be a LAL member for a period of six months
  • Must have attended at least four official LAL events in the six months prior to election
  • Must have attended at least one business meeting in the six months prior to election
  • Must not be a board member of another kink group
  • Must have no grievances against them

Requirements to Vote

  • Must be a LAL member for a period of six months
  • Must have attended at least two official LAL events in the six months prior to election
  • Must have no grievances against them

Board Nominations

  • A nomination thread will be posted to Fetlife one month before the election
  • All members can make nominations
  • Eligible members can nominate themselves
  • Nomination thread will be closed one week prior to the election
  • All eligible nominees who accept their nominations will be listed as the candidates

Proxy Voting

  • Must post your proxy on the Fetlife proxy thread at least 24 hours prior to election
  • Proxy voters are allowed to vote proxy for multiple voters
  • Proxy voters must meet eligibility to vote

Election

  • Board election will be held at pub night
  • Out-going Board will assign three people who are ineligible to vote in current election to count the votes
  • Voting will be open for a two hour period during pub night
  • After the votes are counted a tie between the third and fourth candidate will result in an immediate re-vote between those two candidates only

Board Resignation

  • A board member can step down at any time if they are unable or unwilling to continue serving on the board.
  • If the board member resigns during the first nine months of the term, an election will be held at the next pub night to elect a replacement.
  • The replacement will serve the remainder of the current term.
  • The election will follow the same procedures on a quicker timeline.
  • If the board member resigns in the last three months of the term, the board will serve the remainder of the term without a replacement.

Board Member Recall

  • If five members of the group file a grievance against a board member, it will be brought to the group for a vote.
  • The board member can be recalled by a 2/3 vote of the group.
  • If a 2/3 vote is not made then the grievance will be considered voted down. Once the grievance is voted down it cannot be used again to try to recall the board member.
  • If the board member is recalled in the first nine months of the term an election will be held to replace the board member for the remainder of the current term.
  • If the board member is recalled in the last three months of the term, the rest of the board will serve the remainder without a replacement.
  • If the board member is recalled it will be considered an official grievance and the member will be ineligible to run in the next election.

Grievances

  • Board members will be responsible for mediation in instances of grievances between two members.
  • Severity of penalties will escalate with severity of grievance.
  • First offence of a grievance upheld by the board will result in the member being ineligible to vote or run for the board for a period of one year.
  • First offence of a serious grievance upheld by the board will result in elimination from LAL.
  • Records of grievances will be recorded in a file to be transferred to the new board each year.

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