The PHCA bylaws committee has been meeting since June 2012 to discuss revisions to the bylaws to make them more clear and applicable to how the organization currently operates. The bylaws committee is made up of Janice Heagy (committee chair), Alexis Miller (PHCA president), Josiah Parkinson (board member), Tom Ogden (board member), and John Rhoades (subscription member). The committee also received assistance and advice from the Community Technical Assistance Center.
Bylaw revisions were presented at the membership meeting on October 2, 2012. Copies of the changes are also available at the PHCA office and are available for viewing anytime during office hours, 10 – 6, Tuesday through Saturday.
Bylaw revisions are grouped into 12 groups of revisions, one for each article that has a change. Each of the 12 groups will be voted on separately. Voting of the bylaw revisions will take place at the next membership meeting, Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Only current regular members (those who live in Polish Hill) and present at the November membership meeting will be eligible to vote on the bylaw amendments. Regular members are also welcome to make motions for other changes to the bylaws. If the member-initiated revisions need more discussion or research, it will be voted on at a future membership meeting separately from the revisions laid forth here.
The bylaws are a living document and can be revised at any time as long as the revision is approved by the PHCA membership. It is the intention of the PHCA to review the bylaws annually going forward.
Above: one of the proposed revisions to the bylaws is that the name of the association be revised to match common usage, Polish Hill Civic Association.
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