PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE VACDL BY-LAWS
For presentation and proposed adoption by the VACDL membership at the Annual Meeting to be held on October 13, 2023:
ARTICLE VI: DIRECTORS
1. Number and Election of Directors. The affairs of the VACDL shall be conducted by the Board of Directors of the VACDL. The number of Directors constituting the Board of Directors shall be no more than twenty-four, (plus any ex-officio members), three of whom shall be the Current President, Current President-Elect, and the Immediate Past-President, and twenty-one of whom shall serve rotating three-year terms. Prior to each annual meeting, the appropriate number of Directors shall be elected by mail, or electronic equivalent, ballot to fill the vacancies created by the terms that are expiring. The term of office for Directors shall be January 1 through December 31 of each year. No Director may serve more than three consecutive three-year terms unless that person is elected to serve as an Officer as defined in Article VII. Determination of the region or district of a member of the Board of Directors shall be based on that member's address as indicated on his or her Virginia state bar license.
Any Director who is a member of the Board of Directors as of January 1, 2010 shall remain on the Board for the balance of his or her term, regardless of whether that member's Virginia state bar license address is in the re-designated region that he or she was elected to represent. Any member whose Congressional District is changed during the course of his or her term shall remain on the Board of Directors for the balance of that term, regardless of whether that member's Virginia bar license address is in the re-designated Congressional District.
ARTICLE VII: OFFICERS
2. Election, Term of Office, and Qualification. The President-Elect shall be elected by a vote of the VACDL members, by mail, or electronic equivalent, ballot prior to the election year Annual Meeting, for a two-year term beginning January 1 of the following year. After completion of that two-year term, the President-Elect shall assume the office of the President for a two-year term. The Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by the Board of Directors from its members at its first meeting following the election of the President-Elect and shall serve for a term of two years beginning January 1 of the year following the election of the President-Elect. No person may serve as an officer who is not a regular member of the VACDL in good standing. The Amendments in Article VII, Section 2 shall be effective immediately upon being approved by the VACDL membership and shall apply to all currently serving VACDL Officers.
ARTICLE VIII: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2. Board Representatives: The three (3) Directors who serve on the Executive Committee shall be selected by majority vote of the Board.
They shall serve a term of one (1) year, and may not be elected to more than two (2) consecutive terms.