LWV Ohio Bylaws

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Proposed Changes to the LWV Ohio Bylaws - Submit Your Suggestions by Jan. 31, 2017

Letter sent via Constant Contact to all members and local league presidents on December 6, 2016.

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Dear League Members:

Our State convention will be held May 5-7, 2017. Before each state convention we have an opportunity to review our LWVO bylaws, which are found on the LWVO website: www.lwvohio.org/site.cfm/Member-Area/LWVO-Bylaws.cfm

On behalf of the Bylaws committee (which includes Dorothy Kane and Kristin Vessey), I request you read and make suggestions for any possible changes to our current state Bylaws.  Please state the article and section in which you would like to see a change, and include your rationale for the change.  Submit your suggestions using the Google form linked below by Jan. 31, 2017.  Changes will be voted on at the state convention in May.  

At the LWVUS convention in June it was voted and approved to change the wording of Article III, section A.

Originally it read

A. Voting Members. Citizens at least 18 years of age who join the League shall be voting members of local Leagues, state Leagues and of the LWVUS; (1) individuals who live within an area of a local League may join that League or any other local League;

Now it reads

A) Voting Members, to read: Persons at least 16 years of age who join the League shall be voting members of local Leagues, state Leagues, and of the LWVUS; (1) those who live within an area of a local League may join that League or any other local league

The first three articles of local, state and national must have the same language.

Looking forward to your suggestions on this Google form.

Yours in League,

Marti Kleinfelter 

Chair of the Bylaws Committee