Eligibility Determination for Proposed Bylaw Changes
Now’s your chance to change the bylaws governing LifeRing. Read something you don’t like or don’t understand. Redirect how the board works. Maybe change how the money is spent. Read the current Bylaws and propose a bylaw change.
Proposals for Bylaws Amendments and Board Actions
7.1 A delegate may submit proposals for Board actions (so long as such proposed Board actions would not violate the Bylaws or other organizational documents of LifeRing) and amendments to the Bylaws, provided that such proposals must be submitted in writing to LifeRing, either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at the mailing address listed on LifeRing’s website, at least thirty days prior to the Annual Congress (the delegate who submits a proposal, an “Initiator”). The Board shall then establish a committee to work with each Initiator to review that Initiator’s proposal. In connection with such review, the committee may propose revised language for the proposal, which revised language, if any, must be provided to the Initiator by no later than 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the seventh day prior to the first day of the Annual Congress for which the proposal was submitted. The Initiator shall have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day prior to the first day of the Annual Congress to validate any revised language proposed by the Board committee. If the Initiator does not validate the language proposed by the Board committee by that deadline, the proposal shall not be presented at that Annual Congress.