NOTICE OF PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTS

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (“SABOR”), at the General Membership Meeting to be held on July 31, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. (with registration at 8:00 a.m.) at the Norris Conference Center located at 618 Northwest Loop 410 #207, San Antonio, TX 78216, will submit for a vote the following proposed bylaws amendments.

The recommended changes are:

Recommendation 1

Recommend that the language in the Bylaws regarding the Local Nominating Committee be Amended to remove the limitation who may be appointed to sever under a member-at-large. The proposed change would be to Part XI, Section 6 of the bylaws as follows:

They shall select three members from the current Board of Directors, and six from the general membership which shall include no more than one Past President/Chairman.  A past Chairman cannot be selected from the membership at large.

Recommendation 2

Recommend that the language in the under Part XI, Section 6 of the Bylaws be amended to provide the quorum for the Local Nominating Committee be amended from five (5) to seven (7) members.  The proposed language for these changes would be amended as follows:

A quorum for the Local Nominating Committee shall be any combination of five (5) seven (7) members.

Recommendation 3

Recommend that the language in Part XIX, Section 1 of the Bylaws be amended to provide the official publication of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS will be changed from “Keeping Posted” to the “SABOR Weekly.” The proposed language for these changes would be amended as follows:

For purposes of official notice as called for within these Bylaws, the Official Publication of the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® is established to be Keeping Posted SABOR Weekly and/or any other vehicle approved by the Board of Directors, which is published on a regular basis for the purposes of keeping the membership informed of the happenings of their Board.

Recommendation 4

Recommend that the language in Part XII, Section 2 of the Bylaws be amended to provide that meeting of the Board of Director may now also be called by request of 30% of the Directors. The proposed language for these changes would be amended as follows:

Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at regular periods or when called by the Chairman of the Board or by written notice from 30% of the Board of Directors. Four total absences from regular meetings during a calendar year shall be construed to be a resignation from the Board of Directors without any recourse.

Recommendation 5

Recommend that the language in Part XII, Section 3 of the Bylaws be amended to provide that meeting of the Executive Committee may now also be called by request of 50% of the Executive Committee Members. The proposed language for these changes would be amended as follows:

Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be at regular periods preceding the meetings of the Board of Directors and may be called by the Chairman of the Board or written notice of 50% of the Executive Committee.

Recommendation 6

Recommend that the language in Part XI, Section 14 of the Bylaws be amended to provide a process to fill a vacancy in the Chief Staff Executive Position. The proposed language for these changes would be amended as follows:

There shall be a Chief Staff Executive, appointed by the Board of Directors, who shall be the chief administrative officer of the Board. The Chief Staff Executive shall have the authority to hire, supervise, evaluate and terminate other staff, if any, and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

If a vacancy in the Chief Staff Executive occurs, the Executive committee shall be charged with the appointment of a search committee for the appointment of a candidate to fill the vacancy.  The search committee will be ratified by the Board of Directors.

Recommendation 7

Recommend that the language in Part XI, Section 9 of the Bylaws be amended to provide a different threshold for when an Officer or Director may be removed from office. The proposed language for these changes would be amended as follows:

(c) The special meeting shall be noticed to all voting Members at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting, and shall be conducted by the Chairman of the Board unless the Chairman’s continued service in office is being considered at the meeting.  In such case, the next-ranking officer will conduct the meeting of the hearing by the Members. Provided a quorum is present, A a three-fourths majority vote of Members present and voting shall be required for removal from office.

 

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