If you are attending the convention next month, and especially if you are a delegate, the Bylaws Committee encourages you to prepare for voting and debate on the proposed bylaws amendments by studying, and bringing with you, the Proposed Amendments Booklet. This booklet was mailed to all members with the spring issue of the National Parliamentarian and is available online.

While the booklet contains the existing language of provisions to be amended, members may wish to read some of the surrounding provisions for a better understanding of how an amendment fits within the overall document. When doing so, be aware that the bylaws document that is included in the Membership Manual inadvertently omits some language that was struck by the 2015 Convention, but with a proviso that the amendments not become effective until a date established by the newly-created Commission on Credentialing. The correct version of the existing bylaws may be accessed online.

Members also are encouraged to attend the forum on bylaws on Friday, September 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.