Bylaws News Update 12/15/10
CAL SOUTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS FINALIZES REVIEW OF BYLAWS
New Bylaws to Be Voted Upon By Membership at the 2011 Cal South Annual General Meeting (AGM)
December 15, 2010 (FULLERTON, CA) - At the board meeting on Saturday, December 11, 2010, the Cal South Board of Directors finalized what has been a seven-month comprehensive review of the organization's bylaws in an effort to ensure that Cal South, under its status as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is operating fully in accordance with the current California
Corporations Code. The bylaws of an organization are a critical governing document intended to outline an organization's basic structure, voting rights, the powers of its directors, and most importantly, what comprises "membership" within that organization.
"It was time for an exhaustive review. There have been new revisions to the Corporations Code and we wanted to ensure that our legal counsel did a full review," stated Cal South President Johnnie Garza. "Outside of the legal aspects, there were other elements we wanted to take a closer look at as well. We are a membership-based organization, and we wanted that to be clearly established very early on in the document. People want to know who our members are, how you become a
member, and who gets to vote. We have outlined that with much greater clarity within our revisions, and we think it will be a welcome change."
The revisions to the bylaws will be voted upon by all credentialed affiliate members at the Cal South Annual General Meeting on February 13, 2011. Cal South will be hosting town hall-style meetings within each District for League VIPs throughout the month of January and will look to address any questions our members may have.
An Executive Brief has been prepared in an effort to highlight the major revisions and can be downloaded from the links below or on our regular Bylaws, Rules and Regulations page at www.calsouth.com/en/bylaws/. In addition to the Executive Brief, you will find a copy of the current bylaws and a full copy of the newly restated bylaws. The District Meeting schedule will be posted upon being finalized.