Originally Posted by DanB
- Every Section has been edited
- "Leaner" organization to represent the new size of WBCCI
- Enabled electronic means of operation
- Individual voting
- MAL empowerment
- Reduced IBT terms for most
- Smaller IBT & region structure
- New "Standard of Conduct"
- Ethics & grievance is eliminated.
- International will have less meetings.
To be a bit clearer, this is exactly
what Kerry stated;
Virtually every Article and Section has been changed in some manner – from editorial changes to complete rewrites. The following are some of the highlights:
We have gone back to our club roots and replaced the Code of Ethics with a Standard of Conduct that is positive, that further enshrines the Fun, Fellowship and Adventure of WBCCI.
The proposal is based on a leaner WBCCI structure, with a smaller Executive Committee and a smaller regional structure resulting in a smaller IBT.
We are shortening the term of office for region officers and lengthening the term for the International Treasurer and Recording Secretary, for purposes of continuity.
We are proposing to use direct member voting for election of officers and for future amendments to our Constitution while retaining a deliberative forum for discussing key issues.
We are giving greater flexibility in setting dates for the International Rally and, since with direct member voting there will be no Delegates, we will have fewer meetings at the rally, allowing more opportunity for Fun, Fellowship and Adventure.
We are proposing that MALs be given more rights within the Club, such as the right to vote and hold office in Intra-Clubs and at the International level.
There is a simplified and streamlined process for any future amendments to the Constitution and Standard of Conduct that will be the same for all, no matter where the proposed amendment originates.
One thing that is new is that WBCCI will be able to use electronic means to do any and all of its business, as may be appropriate.
OOur current Constitution doesn’t allow that.
This proposed constitution truly is a new document and a new way for WBCCI to conduct its affairs.