Bylaws Revision

Results from the Membership Vote on the Proposed Bylaws


On June 23, 2010 the ballots were counted with the following results for each proposed revision:


1. RESOLVED, that the voting membership of CSWE hereby approves changes to the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation necessary to clarify member voting provisions and bring CSWE into compliance with Commonwealth of Virginia requirements for nonprofit organizations.
Approved by 94% of weighted ballots

2. RESOLVED, that the voting membership of CSWE hereby approves revision of the CSWE Bylaws Article VII, Section E, regarding clerical changes to the Bylaws, and Article I, which restates the name, purpose and governance structure of CSWE and incorporates a Commitment to Diversity statement into CSWE's Bylaws.
Approved by 93% of weighted ballots

3. RESOLVED, that the voting membership of CSWE hereby approves revision of the CSWE Bylaws Article III, Section 1(B) changing equally the number of board members in the following categories from three each to two each: program representatives (two undergraduate and two graduate) and faculty members (two undergraduate and two graduate).
Approved by 82% of weighted ballots

4. RESOLVED, that the voting membership of CSWE hereby approves revision of the CSWE Bylaws changing the name "President" to "Chair" throughout and designating the Executive Director as the "President" of CSWE, with voting rights on the Board and Executive Committee.
Approved by 72% of weighted ballots

5. RESOLVED, that the voting membership of CSWE hereby approves revision of the CSWE Bylaws Article III, Sections 6 and 7, reflecting changes in CSWE commissions, their establishment and termination, and the creation of the Leadership Forum.
Approved by 85% of weighted ballots



The rationale for each item was included with the item on the proxy, which is still posted for member reference. Thank you for taking the time to vote.