This is a petition to make following amendments to the constitution. Each
amendment will be considered and voted individually by the General Body. Even
within each amendment, the GB may approve only part of the amendment. Doing so
does not nullify the consideration of the rest of that amendment.
All amendments passed by the GB shall be appropriately included in the revised
constitution. Copies of the revised constitution must be signed by the President, EC
Secretary, BOT Chair and the BOT Secretary within 30 days of the GB. Copy of the
revised constitution will be made available to the Members upon request within 60
days of the GB.
1. Election of Executive Committee and Vacant BOT Postions
ARTICLE XVIIc. 1. The nominating committee shall review the list of nominated members and propose
the list of candidates for the vacant Trustee positions and seventeen (17) Members of Executive
Committee on or before October fifteen (15).
Amendment: The election of the EC and vacant BOT positions will be held during the Annual General
Body meeting in December, and it will be conducted by the Election Committee. The six-member
Election Committee will comprise of current President, VP I, VP II, EC Secretary, BOT Chair and BOT
Secretary. At least 50 members (at large) other than the EC and BOT must be present during the voting.
2. Procedure for Election of Executive Committee and Vacant BOT Postions
Procedure: Applications for EC members (22 or 23; except President, VP I and Ex-officio) and vacant BOT
positions will be accepted between October 1st and October 31st. The Election Committee will validate
the candidacy of all applicants, and put names of all qualified candidates on Temple’s Bulletin Board on
or before November 30th. There will be a close voting. The ballots will be counted immediately after the
voting has closed. The counting may continue next day only in extenuating circumstances.
Eligibility: The Executive Committee applicant must be a Life Member for two full calendar years before
being eligible to apply for an EC position. Any person who has served on the EC for at least one year will
be eligible to apply for a Trustee position. No sitting EC member will be eligible to apply for a BOT
Voting: The Temple recognizes three communities for the purpose of election: North, South and West.
Once a person has identified himself/herself as belonging to a particular community, it can’t be changed
in future. The Members can vote only for the applicants from their own communities.
A person with a simple majority votes will be considered elected to the position. In case of even votes,
the Election Committee will cast the vote during the same meeting. The names of all elected persons will
be placed on the Temple’s Bulletin Boards within 48 hours of the counting of all votes.
Regional Representation: The distribution of EC members will be such that there will be an even regional balance (without the President but with the VP 1 and the Ex-officio). The President will be on a rotation basis each year from West, South and North communities. During the first meeting of EC in January, four Office Bearers (VP II, Secretary, Treasurer and Joint Treasurer) will be elected by the newly formed EC (including the President, VP 1 and Ex-officio). The six Office Bearers will have an even regional balance from the three communities.
Other than the Chairperson, there will be three members from each region in the BOT. The Chairperson and Secretary, representing separate regions, will be elected every year by the newly formed BOT during its first meeting in January. Both positions will be elected by rotation of the three communities without exception.
3. Amemndment to change Final Arbiter from the BOT to General Body for Constitution and By-law
ARTICLE III b. The Board of Trustees shall be the final arbiter in the interpretation of any clause of the constitution and of the bylaws there under. In so doing the advice of the legal counsel and procedural committee may be obtained.
Proposed Amendment: The General Body shall be the final arbiter in all matters related to the institution. The BOT and the EC shall endeavor to resolve unanimously any matter or matters that arise from time to time, and get a written opinion from a Legal Counsel. The Legal Counsel shall present the findings before the General Body. His findings must be consistent with prevalent Federal, state, and local laws applicable to non-profit organizations. The resolution must be approved by a simple majority of the members present at the General Body. At least 50 members (at large) other than the EC and BOT must be present during the voting.
4. Term Limit for A Trustee
ARTICLE IV-c. Each Trustee shall hold office for three (3) years unless he/she shall sooner i) resign, ii) cease to be a member of the society, iii) become unable to act through absence or mental bodily infirmity or iv) be removed by two thirds majority of members entitled to vote in person or by proxy at a General Body meeting. A trustee shall not hold more than two (2) consecutive terms of three years each. He/she is eligible for re-election after one year of not serving as a Trustee.
Proposed Amendment: Each trustee can hold the office for one term of no more than three years unless he/she shall sooner i) resign, ii) cease to be a member of the society, iii) become unable to act through absence or mental bodily infirmity or iv) be removed by two thirds majority of members entitled to vote in person or by proxy at a General Body meeting. The term of the trustee cannot be extended or renewed under any circumstances.
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