Bylaws are critical governing documents to any organization adding transparency to operation. Organizations have bylaws because they want to maintain consistency in the running of the business. They use bylaws to communicate organizational rules so internal disputes and conflict can be avoided.
In 2019, the board of directors of Global Connections under the guidance of a professionally registered parliamentarian (PRP) with the National Association of Parliamentarians revised their bylaws to reflect operational practices as well as align with the parliamentary authority of the organization which is the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
In the Bylaws, you will find information related to the mission, membership structure, officers/leadership, meetings, and standing committees of the organization. The bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members voting at any meeting where a quorum is present. It should be noted that 30-days written notice is required for proposed amendments.
Amendments may be proposed by:
- The executive committee
- Any special committee appointed for bylaw revision
- Any group of 5 or more current members.
Global Connections Bylaws