On Tuesday, October 24, the board of directors of Gay and Lesbian Options of Rhode Island (Options Magazine) will host a special meeting to vote on proposed amendments to the bylaws. The changes were proposed by the board of directors at the September 2017 board meeting. This meeting and the vote is open to the membership. The meeting will start promptly at 5:30pm and will be held at 400 Smith Street in Providence.
Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws:
- Amend Article 4, Section 1, first paragraph, first sentence, by removing the word “two.”
- Amend Article 4, Section 1, under “At Large Members” section, by removing “Two.”
These changes will remove the current limit of two At Large Members, allowing the board of directors to grow.
Article 4, Section 1 of the Bylaws (as currently written)
Article 4. Leadership
There shall be a Board of Directors consisting of three officers and two members of GLORI:
The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Board and the general membership meetings. The Chairperson shall be the spokesperson for the organization, and shall serve as the agent for service of process.
The Recording Secretary is responsible for all minutes of the Board and Annual Meetings. Also, the Recording Secretary is responsible for maintaining the mail list. In addition, the Recording Secretary is responsible for maintaining the corporate records and for statutory and regulatory filings.
The Treasurer is responsible for all deposits and check disbursements. Also, the Treasurer will maintain financial records and prepare and distribute copies of annual financial reports to all members. In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for all yearly IRS filings.
At Large Members
Two at large members shall be responsible for assisting in all operations of GLORI and in the absence of any Board member may serve as substitutes.