Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendments

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (“SABOR”), at the General Membership Meeting to be held on July 1, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the Norris Conference Center, will submit for a vote the following proposed bylaws amendments.

The recommended changes are as follows:

Recommendation 1

Recommended that the language in the Bylaws regarding when a member can apply for a position as a SABOR officer.  The proposed change would be to Part XI: Officers and Directors; Section 1 – Officers of the bylaws as follows:

Section 1. Officers:

The elective officers of the Board shall be REALTOR® Members of the Board and shall be:  Chairman of the Board, Chairman-elect, and Secretary/Treasurer.  They shall be elected for terms of one year.  All of said officers shall be Members of the Board of Directors for the ensuing year.  Prior to taking being considered for office, the Officers must have completed one year of service as a Member of the Board of Directors, either present or within the past three years.  Prior to taking office, tThe Chairman Elect shall have served a minimum of one year on the Executive Committee within the past three years…

Recommendation 2

Recommended that the language in the Bylaws regarding when a member can apply for a position as an Executive Committee Member at Large.  The proposed change would be to Part XI: Officers and Directors; Section 2 – Executive Committee Members at Large of the bylaws as follows:

Section 2. Executive Committee Members at Large:

Prior to taking office, tThe Executive Committee Members at Large must have completed a year on the Board of Directors prior to being considered for the office, either present or within the past three years.

Recommendation 3

Recommended that the language in the Bylaws regarding when a member is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.  The proposed change would be to Part XI: Officers and Directors; Section 6 – Nominations and Elections of Directors of the bylaws as follows:

Section 6. Nominations and Elections of Directors:

Nominations shall be limited to Members in good standing who shall have been Members of the Board for at least one year at the time of commencement of their proposed terms of office. Prior to applying all Nominees must also have served a minimum of one (1) full year on a SABOR committee. within the last three (3) years. For the purposes of this time requirement, service on the Board of Directors shall be considered service on a SABOR committee.

Recommendation 4

Recommended that the language in the Bylaws regarding the deadline for a member to notify the Board of intent to Run From the Floor.  The proposed change would be to Part XI: Officers and Directors; Section 6 – Nominations and Elections of Directors of the bylaws as follows:

Section 6. Nominations and Elections of Directors:

… If the candidate was considered but not selected by the Local Nominating Committee, petition candidate must file a petition with 5% of the REALTOR® membership (at time of filing) signing said petition. Said petitions must be presented to the President/CEO for verification of signatures no later than 5:00 p.m. seven fourteen (14) business days before the regular business meeting of the General Membership held in July. …

Recommendation 5

Recommended that the language in the Bylaws regarding use of electronic voting when a member seeks to Run From the Floor.  The proposed change would be to Part XI: Officers and Directors; Section 6 – Nominations and Elections of Directors of the bylaws as follows:

Section 6. Nominations and Elections of Directors:

… The Members shall vote by secret ballot, either by mail, or in person, electronic means, or according to such rules as the Directors may adopt.  The six REALTOR® Member candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. …

Recommendation 6

Recommended that the language in the Bylaws regarding assessing time served on the Board of Directors under an appointment to fill a Vacancy.  The proposed change would be to Part XI: Officers and Directors; Section 8 – Vacancies of the bylaws as follows:

Section 8. Vacancies:

Vacancies among the Officers and the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Board and ratified by a simple majority vote of the Board of Directors.  If at any point a member is removed from the Board of Directors or Executive Committee they are removed from the other body as well.  Appointed officers or directors shall fill the remaining calendar year of the unexpired term. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these bylaws, any time served by a member under such appointment shall not count toward any term limits, but may be counted toward other necessary time service requirements. If the seat of Immediate Past Chairman of the Board becomes vacant it shall be filled with a past Chairman starting in chronological order from most recent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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