REPORT OF THE CALA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
The Committee held an online November meeting. The first order of business was to agree with the decision to send the 2010-2011 proposed amendments to the CALA Board for approval.
The Committee also decided that until the amendments are approved by the Board and voted upon by the membership, we would not initiate any other amendments. This means we will not be reviewing the Constitution and Bylaws this year (2011/2012) unless specifically requested to do so.
The Committee recommended that the Board act on the proposed 2010-2011 amendments.
It was brought to the Committee’s attention that the portion of the recent Amendments of CALA Bylaws that pertain to the Sally C. Tseng's Professional Development Grant Committee was in violation of the agreed terms with CALA on the Tseng donations. That portion was removed. In March, the Committee proposed the following revision to the that portion.
13. Sally C. Tseng’s Professional Development Grant Committee. The chairperson, with the help of the Committee members, shall issue calls for applications for professional development grant opportunities in the Association, select grant recipients according to prescribed guidelines and inform the president, executive director, and the Board of Directors of the Committee decisions. In case of special circumstances, including but not limited to no award, Sally C. Tseng or her designated representative shall make the final decision on the award(s).
Manuel Urrizola and Kuei Chiu, Co-chairs of the CBC