The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America is considering several 2010 bylaw amendments—including one that its Government Document Committee opposes.
The committee concluded recently that “PDCA is better served without making” the bylaw amendment proposed by the California, Hawaii, and Nevada councils regarding a change in the voting process.
“[T]he ‘re-introduction’ of the ‘concept of council voting strength’ after having been previously taken out by a vote of 2/3 of the members present at that meeting is unnecessary and adds a couple of unneeded additional layers of process for consideration of either a matter of dues or a proposed bylaws amendment,” the committee said.
The committee — composed of Monty Cates, Paul Corey, Ken Sisco, Jim Foster and Mark Casale—did recommend acceptance of four other proposed amendments. These are:
• Consideration of a matter of dues by the Board of Directors in lieu of the members;
• Consideration of the clarification of bylaw language as it pertains to a “local associate member”;
• Consideration of when the budget should be presented for BOD consideration and a change in dues re-imbursements; and
• Consideration of the requirements of proposed bylaw amendments.
The PDCA will hold its annual meeting at PACE 2010 in Phoenix in February.