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NOTICE: June 2017 Bylaws Vote

VOTING NOTICE

WHAT: June General Membership Meeting - A Conversation with LGBTQ Leaders of the Democratic Party
https://www.facebook.com/events/648691911996524/

WHEN: Thursday, June 22 | 6:30 - 8:30pm

WHERE: SEIU 1021 (Potrero Hill - map)
350 Rhode Island St #100, San Francisco, CA 94103

SUMMARY 

Proposed bylaw changes would codify:

  • that US citizenship is not a requirement for SFYD membership.
  • that people outside the membership age (between 14-35) can become non-voting Sustainer members in order to participate in events, discussion and more.

WHO CAN VOTE: To be in good standing & vote in this meeting you must have:

HOW DOES THE VOTE WORK:

ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENT OF THE BYLAWS

A. Amendments

These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Membership at any regularly-scheduled membership meeting. Any such amendments shall take effect on the first Monday after the adjournment of such a meeting, unless a specific exception is stated in the motion to amend.

Any Bylaws amendment must be presented to the full Membership in writing by its sponsor the day of the vote.

B. Notice

Notice to amend these Bylaws shall be given twenty-one (21) days prior to any Membership meeting at which such a change is to be voted upon.

PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES 

All proposed bylaw changes are highlighted in this Google Doc.

PROPOSED CHANGES


ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
A. Membership
Regular membership in this Club shall be open to persons who are at least fourteen (14) years of age but not more than thirty-five (35) years of age, and who are registered Democrats or who intend to register as Democrats when eligible. This includes US residents, Green Card holders, H-1B Visa, undocumented immigrants and individuals currently undergoing the process to obtain citizenship who align with the democratic platform and values. Such persons must also live in or be employed in the City and County of San Francisco.

Persons below the minimum age or over the age of thirty-five (35) may be admitted as Sustainers; non-voting members of this Club (see membership). No non-voting member may be used for the purpose of representation at any meeting of this Organization.

Voting privileges are reserved only for Members in good standing. A Member in good standing must have paid yearly dues at an amount determined by a two-thirds vote of the Full Board and have attended at least two general membership meeting within the twelve (12) months proceeding any vote, as well as the meeting at which a vote of the Members will occur. The eligibility of events sponsored by the San Francisco Young Democrats or organized by the California Young Democrats or the Coalition of Bay Area Young Democrats will be subject to Full Board approval in terms of meeting these requirements.

CURRENT BYLAWS

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
A. Membership
Regular membership in this Club shall be open to persons who are at least fourteen (14) years of age but not more than thirty-five (35) years of age, and who are registered Democrats or who intend to register as Democrats when eligible. Such persons must also live in or be employed in the City and County of San Francisco.

Persons below the minimum age or over the age of thirty-five (35) may be admitted as non-voting members of this Club. No non-voting member may be used for the purpose of representation at any meeting of this Organization.

Voting privileges are reserved only for Members in good standing. A Member in good standing must have paid yearly dues at an amount determined by a two-thirds vote of the Full Board and have attended at least one general membership meeting within the twelve (12) months proceeding any vote, as well as the meeting at which a vote of the Members will occur. The eligibility of events sponsored by the San Francisco Young Democrats or organized by the California Young Democrats or the Coalition of Bay Area Young Democrats will be subject to Full Board approval in terms of meeting these requirements.


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