Proposed Bylaws Change

Dear NER Music Therapists:

 

The purpose of this communication is to inform members of the New England Region of AMTA of a proposed change to the NER-AMTA bylaws.

 

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We will be voting on this change during the NER business meeting on Monday, November 16 from 8-9:30pm on AMTA’s Zoom account (Zoom info to be published later).

 

Please find and review the proposed NER-AMTA bylaws change below:

 

Proposed Change:

Reason: To use inclusive, gender neutral language throughout bylaws when referring to elected and appointed officers on the board including webmistress/webmaster (found in ARTICLE IV section 6, ARTICLE V section 2, ARTICLE V section 5, ARTICLE VI section 1*).

 

Current text:

 

ARTICLE IV.  ELECTED OFFICERS

 

Section 6. The President shall preside at all meetings of the region, shall call and preside at Executive Board meetings, shall serve as the New England Region AMTA spokesperson and as Delegate to the AMTA Assembly, shall appoint the Newsletter Editor, Webmaster or Webmistress, Social Media Representative, and standing committee representatives with the approval of the Executive Board, shall serve as ex-officio member of standing committees except the nominating committee, and shall perform all other duties commensurate with the slated purpose of the organization. The President will also notify officers and committee members of their elections or appointments. A vacancy in the office of the President is filled by the President-Elect.

 

Proposed new text:

 

ARTICLE IV. ELECTED OFFICERS

 

Section 6. The President shall preside at all meetings of the region, shall call and preside at Executive Board meetings, shall serve as the New England Region AMTA spokesperson and as Delegate to the AMTA Assembly, shall appoint the Newsletter Editor, Web Administrator, Social Media Representative, and standing committee representatives with the approval of the Executive Board, shall serve as ex-officio member of standing committees except the nominating committee, and shall perform all other duties commensurate with the slated purpose of the organization. The President will also notify officers and committee members of their elections or appointments. A vacancy in the office of the President is filled by the President-Elect.

 

*Editorial changes are being proposed for all sections where this title is found, to assure consistency throughout the bylaws document.

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