Bylaws Governing NAMI Vermont

For the current bylaws, CLICK HERE.

To review a draft of the proposed changes to the bylaws for FY2018 (to be approved by the Board), CLICK HERE.

Process for requesting revisions to the bylaws for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting as defined in the current bylaws:

Any member may submit to the President or the President’s designee a written proposal, including content, intent and proposed effective dates, to amend these Bylaws not less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the next Annual Member Meeting, or a Special Member Meeting to consider amendments to the Bylaws. Proposed Bylaws amendments are subject to approval by the NAMI Vermont Board of Directors before presentation to the membership, if the amendment does not relate to the number of Directors, the composition of the Board, the term of office of Directors, or the method or way in which Directors are elected or selected. Proposed amendments that relate to the number of Directors, the composition of the Board, the term of office of Directors, or the method or way in which Directors are elected or selected must be presented to the members for a vote if they are compliant with the Act and with NAMI chartering requirements.

All proposed Bylaws amendments to be put to a vote by the membership shall be published electronically, available in writing upon request, and summarized in the newsletter or other written or electronic notice to all members of record not less than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Member Meeting at which amendments will be considered. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of members voting by ballot shall be required to revise or amend the Bylaws.

(deadline is September 5th, 2017)

If any member would like to submit proposed changes, please comment on the proposed FY2018 draft of the bylaws. Thank You.