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OI Bylaws Updates

PolA Author: 
Ben DeRemer, Gresham Scouters
PolA Date: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
PolA Rationale: 

The following proposal is presented to update our Policies to be in line with the required wording as updated from the Optimist International Bylaws Amendments at the 2017 and the 2018 Optimist International Conventions.

PolA Section: 
Policy Article II. District Administration
PolA Amendment: 

Section 2. Officer, Qualifications, Elections, and Terms of Office

  • B. No one shall be eligible for election or hold a District office unless he/she is duly enrolled on the International roster as a member of a Club in good Standing in Optimist International; and for` the office of Governor or Governor-Elect, they should have served all of a term of Club President. No one shall be eligible for election or hold any District office unless (1) they are duly enrolled on the International roster as a full member of a Club in good standing in Optimist International and (2) they have held or are currently holding the office of President of an Optimist Club. It is strongly recommended that they also have held or are currently holding the office of Lieutenant Governor.
  • E. The District Secretary-Treasurer designate shall be appointed by the Governor- Elect and confirmed at the third quarter District Board meeting by the District Board of Directors. The District Secretary-Treasurer designate shall take office October 1 next following confirmation. The term of office for the District Secretary-Treasurer shall be one (1) year. A District Secretary-Treasurer, District Secretary, District Treasurer, or any combination thereof, shall not serve more than three consecutive years.
    PolA PassFail: 
    Pass
    PolA BoD Date: 
    Saturday, August 11, 2018