The VRMA Bylaws Committee has proposed changes to VRMA‘s Bylaws to better reflect the association’s core value of inclusiveness while making improvements to VRMA‘s governance structure by bringing our practices more in line with those of other successful national and international associations.
After thoughtful consideration by the Bylaws Committee and the Board of Directors, as well as a thorough review by an our attorney specializing in association law, the proposed changes are now presented to the general membership for review and approval. Specifically, these amendments will accomplish the following:
- Increased participation by all members in the election process. All qualified candidates who meet the application deadline will be listed on the ballot, with those recommended by the Leadership Development Committee so noted. Elections will then be held in advance of the Annual Conference by way of electronic ballot to ensure that all members have an opportunity to vote on those who will serve on the Board of Directors, rather than only those in attendance at the Conference.
- Improved focus on education and networking at the Annual Conference. Because elections will be conducted in advance of the Annual Conference, attendees at the Conference will be better able to focus fully on the educational content and networking opportunities provided rather than being distracted by the potential of onsite political campaigning.
- Improved board leadership planning and continuity. These amendments provide for the introduction of a President-Elect office for the Board of Directors. Doing so not only encourages the Board to consider future leadership proactively, but it provides the president of VRMA the opportunity to better plan for his/her year in office and receive adequate advanced orientation to ensure improved continuity. Furthermore, these amendments provide for the addition of the office of Immediate Past President. Also promoting improved continuity among Board leadership, this position is limited to the individual who has completed his/her term as president in the immediately preceding year, and his/her time in this office would be limited to one term.
Click here to review the VRMA Bylaws with proposed changes redlined.
As the primary contact for your company’s membership in the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) you are designated as the single voting representative.
If you haven’t already done so, this is a reminder to cast your vote on the proposed changes click here. Note that the email address to which this notice was sent must be used for your electronic ballot. You will need this email address along with the password “VRMA” to log into and submit your ballot. Your email address may only be used once, and any other email address will be invalid.
Voting will be open for 30 days, closing at 11:59 pm Eastern on August 22, 2015. A quorum of 25% of our current total company membership is required (currently 170 ballots) to validate the vote and an affirmative majority of the ballots received is required to approve the action in order to pass the Bylaws changes.
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