Proposed Bylaws Amendments

The Board of Directors asks for your vote to approve its proposed amendments to QVNA’s Bylaws at our October 18th Community Meeting. Click here to read or download the Board’s proposed Bylaws amendments.

The proposed Bylaws amendments provide 5 important benefits.

1.   Easier for residents to participate in QVNA

  • Queen Village residents would not have to complete an application form to become QVNA Members.
  • Membership Meetings could be scheduled on days and at times that allow more Queen Village residents to attend. (Current bylaws stipulate that meetings must be at 7:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month.)

2.   Alignment with State of PA and best practices

  • Section XXII (Limitation of Liability; Indemnification) would be correct and would reflect state law.
  • The President-Elect would not be expected to write a new strategic plan before taking office.
  • A Director would not be expected to have a dual role as a Chair of an Association Committee.
  • The Board-advisory role and composition of each Standing Committee would be identified.

3.   Clarifying what Board Officer and Director service entails

  • The number of Board members could range from 9 to 13, recognizing that the number of Queen Village residents interested in serving on the Board could fluctuate from year to year.
  • The number of Board Officers would change from 5 to 4 because the roles of Executive Vice President and Vice President are currently redundant.
  • To create continuity of Board leadership, only two Board Officers would be elected each year, instead of the current requirement to elect all Officers in a single year.
  • The roles, responsibilities, duties, and expectations of Board Officers and Directors would be described.

4.   Use of technology to conduct business

  • Board business could be conducted using conference calls and web platforms as well as face-to-face meetings.
  • Online banking and other online services could be used to more efficiently conduct day-to-day business.
  • Social media would be included as a form of communication; not just email, eNewsletters, and the website.

5.   Bylaws that are easier to read and understand

  • Each Section of the Bylaws would focus on a single topic.
  • Terminology would be clearly understood (such as: “General Meeting” would be “Community Meeting”; “General Director” would be “Director”; “Executive Board” would be “Executive Committee”).
  • Redundant words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs would be eliminated.

Thank you for supporting the best interests of QVNA by voting for the proposed amendments to the Bylaws.

Have questions?  Please email QVNA, or text or call QVNA at 215-339-0975.