These are the amendments to the TDW bylaws that the committee is recommending to the membership at the Convention.
Article VIII Officers
Remove the vice-president as an officer, but retain the board position——The vice-pres. used to be the SDEC rep. but has been replaced by the president-elect. Retaining the board position maintains the odd number for the board.
Article X : section 3 –remove duties of the vice-president
Article IX Nominations and elections
Section 8 : To read 50+1 and replace 51%—committee believes this was a typo and will put TDW more in line with Democratic party elections
Article VI:section 2—dues paid after October1 are considered paid for the following year
Article VII: sect. 3—change September to January
Article X: sect.5f—file pertinent forms for the Texas Ethics Commission
ArticleXIII: sect.2e –submit a budget for the subsequent fiscal year in June for approval in November
ArticleXIII: sect.2a1—Audit committee to be appointed at the first quarterly board meeting
sect.2a2—The audit comm. shall conduct audits once a year at the second board meeting or when the books are turned over to a new treasurer.
sect.2a3—the audit should be 30 days after the convention or when the books are turned over to the new treasurer.
Article XIII: sect. 3- The audit committee shall be appointed at the first board meeting—to be in place for the audit the the time the new treasurer takes over the books.