The officers and Board of Directors have been working hard to move from a management firm style of management to Officers and Board of Directors run and manage VGEA ourselves along with a staff of four (4) people – an Executive Director, Lobbyist, a Member Services Specialist and a Membership Development Coordinator. This is how the association was run prior to 2004.
The Nominations, Elections, and Bylaws Committee passed the following amendment which then went to the Board of Directors for their approval. Now that it has passed these two steps it must now go to the membership for their approval to extend the current Board of Directors and Officers’ terms for two years. This is to keep the continuity of the association moving along during the final phase of our change in management style. This committee will be revising the current bylaws to reflect and line up with our new structure and we will be sending this out for the membership’s approval around the spring of next year. Also, in late spring of 2020 we will be taking nominations and then elections for new members for the Board of Directors.
This amendment will be available for review, comments and voting for thirty (30) days ending on September 9, 2019 on our website and the voting will be done through Constant Contact. It will also be emailed through Constant Contact and for those who do not have access to email this information will be mailed to them.
This AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS of Virginia Governmental Employees Association, Incorporated, a Virginia nonstock corporation (the “Association”), is made as of the 27th day of May, 2019.
WHEREAS, the Members previously adopted Bylaws (the “Bylaws”), for the purpose of setting forth the terms upon which the Association will be operated; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article X of the Bylaws, the Association desires to amend the Bylaws, effective as of the date set forth herein below.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
- Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary contained in the Bylaws, and in addition to the covenants and agreements made in the Bylaws, the Members covenant and agree that the provisions of this Amendment shall apply to the Bylaws as a modification thereof. To the extent not inconsistent with this Amendment, the existing terms of the Bylaws shall remain in full force and effect.
- Sections 1.3 and 1.6 of Article V of the Bylaws are hereby amended by adding the following sentence to Sections 1.3 and 1.6:
“Notwithstanding the above, due to the current transition of the Association from Advantus Strategies, LLC, the term of all existing Directors at Large shall be extended for a two year period.”
- Section 1 of Article VI shall be amended by adding the following sentence to Section 1:
“Notwithstanding the above, due to the current transition of the Association from Advantus Strategies, LLC, the terms of all existing Officers shall be extended for a one year period.