Summary of bylaws changes approved by the Board, November 11, 2022:
Proposed Bylaws Changes – Categories of Membership
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:
- As we pursue our Strategic Plan, AAA continues to thrive and attract a diverse and inclusive audience of members who may not be familiar with the traditional benefits or categories of association membership.
- The categories of membership are currently stated in the bylaws. This requires an amendment of the bylaws any time the Association would like to test and implement new membership categories to address changing demographics of its potential membership base.
- New York’s Nonprofit Corporation Law allows AAA to provide in its bylaws that the board may determine the categories of membership and the qualifications and rights of each class of membership.
- Allowing the board to determine the categories of membership will allow the Association to test and implement new membership categories with various benefits and associated dues and enable the Association to continue to maintain and grow its membership base.
Any change to the Bylaws regarding the rights and obligations of Members must be voted on by the membership.
Bylaws Change Full Document