The bylaws of the PNW MAA section are
currently under review. A committee has be appointed to examine the
current bylaws and to recommend changes. The report from the committee
will appear in the Spring Newsletter and any Proposed Revisions and/or
amendments will be voted on at the Section meeting in June, 2002. This
article is intended to explain the revision process as well as describe
the current state of the PNW
are Section Bylaws?
The MAA is structured
into geographical regions (called Sections) in order to perform the
functions of the MAA at the local level. Each Section has its own
organization and government; details of which are set out in the bylaws
of the Section. The MAA suggests the bylaws be reviewed at least every 5
are Bylaws Revised?
and/or amendments to the bylaws of a Section must first be approved by
the membership of the Section (typically at a section meeting). The
document is then submitted to the Chair of the MAA Committee on
Sections. If the document is consistent with the National bylaws and
practices, it is then forwarded to the MAA Board of Governors. The
proposed revisions and/or amendments become official upon approval by
the MAA Board of Governors.
is the background on the PNW MAA Bylaws?
In 1983, the bylaws of
the PNW were approved by the Board of Governors and became the Section's
official bylaws. The bylaws are posted on the Section web page (www.maa.org/pnw).
In 1997, a proposed revision to these bylaws was presented. (These
revisions reflected changes to the structure of the officers.) On June
21, 1997, the Section voted to accept these changes. In 2001, a
committee was appointed to review the bylaws. In the review process, it
was discovered that the 1997 changes are NOT considered official by the
National MAA. Currently, the committee is working on revising the 1983
bylaws to include the 1997 revisions as well as other changes. A
proposal will be presented to the Section in Spring, 2001. The committee
welcomes comments and/or suggestions (e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org).