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SFBAJGS Bylaws Update
Notice to Members

 

June 26, 2017

Dear SFBAJGS Members,
In order to bring them up-to-date, a Board-appointed Bylaws Committee recently reviewed and updated our Society Bylaws, which were last amended in 2003. Our process included a review of bylaws from other genealogical societies and non-profits, and by an attorney , a Society member who kindly offered hisservices pro bono.
This update includes changes needed in our increasingly digital age, and other changes described below.  The Board approved these updated bylaws at its meeting on June 25, 2017.  As required in the bylaws, we offer the proposed bylaws to our members for your approval. Current members (i.e. those whose dues have been paid for 2017) are asked to vote by July 31, 2017. A simple majority of yes votes among votes cast by the Members will approve the new bylaws for our society.
For your convenience, enclosed are:

  1. A description of the updates made to the Society Bylaws (below).
  2. The proposed bylaws offered for your vote.  The “old” bylaws are available on the SFBAJGS website at  http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/By-Laws.html
  3. A ballot which you may return by mail or electronically.

The material changes are:

  1. Adding an additional Society Objective: to support documentation and memorials related to Jewish communities and sites, including those that no longer exist.
  2. Limiting Elected Officers to President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  3. Clarifying text, especially regarding elections and Officer duties.
  4. Adding language to recognize digital media (replace “libraries” with “repositories” for example).
  5. Adding articles on compensation, conflicts of interest, non-liability and indemnification which are consistent with current nonprofit practice.

We appreciate your time and interest, and look forward to our mutual exploration in the world of Jewish genealogy!

Proposed By-Laws of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
 
Annotated Changes to By-Laws of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
 
Proposed Changes to By-Laws of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
 
Current By-Laws of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

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SFBAJGS
P. O. Box 318214
San Francisco, CA 94131-8214


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