It’s that time of the decade again — we’re updating our bylaws! While we’ve made several small changes over the last few years, it’s been about eight years since the last major review. The Board has appointed a committee to collect feedback from the community, review the bylaws and propose potential updates to the organization. We need to complete that work by July of this year.
By way of background, bylaws are the broad rules that guide and govern decision-making within an organization. From time to time, organizations should review their bylaws to ensure that they remain consistent with current operational needs. That is why the Board formed this committee. Members include myself (Jay Sandhaus), CPNO Recording Secretary Bonnie Palter, Kate Cantrell, and Scott Lenhart.
Our first goal is to collect as much input from our neighbors — you — as we can. Please let us know what you think we could do to improve the bylaws. We’ve put together a short survey about potential changes. Please use this as a starting point for suggesting improvements. You can also e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or e-mail any of the other committee members.
Help us by taking the survey today.
It’s here: candlerpark.org/bylawsupdate
, along with our current bylaws. We will keep the survey open for two months to gather as much input as possible.
In next month’s Messenger, I’ll write about the process of incorporating changes, leading up to a vote. Bylaw changes require a majority board vote followed by a 2/3rds membership vote, so we want to make sure proposed updates have broad support before bringing them to the floor.