ITEM 119-111-R0503


Roberts Rules requires a two-thirds vote to amend by-laws provisions; however, our bylaws only require a majority vote.  In addition, our bylaws require a unanimous consent for suspension of the rules while Robertís Rules indicates a two-thirds vote is standard.† (See tinted page 46 of Robertís Rules, 10th edition, ďMOTIONS WHICH REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTEĒ).


Since our by-laws oblige us to follow Robert's Rules, the proposed by-laws change is proposed to have our by-laws conform to the two-thirds vote requirement stated in Robert's Rules.