☞ How to propose a motion to amend the Constitution or Bylaws

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To properly propose a motion to amend the Constitution or Bylaws, you should create a word document stating EXACTLY how you wish to change the wording, and send it to the Secretary General of IVSA (secretarygeneral@ivsa.org) at least 60 days before the first General Assembly session of Symposium/Congress for proposed changes to the Constitution, and at least 30 days before the first General Assembly of Symposium/Congress for proposed changes to the Bylaws.

 


For example:

Bylaws Amendment from John Smith, IVSA UK & Ireland  


“I move to strike out the words “_________” in the second sentence in the section “Executive Committee – Structure” and insert the words “________” “

For lengthier pieces of text, you could say:

“I move to replace the third paragraph of the section “Executive Committee – Structure” with that detailed below:

Paragraph to be deleted:

The Executive Committee shall______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

Paragraph to be inserted:

"The General Assembly shall be responsible for_________________ ____________________________________________________________________________”

 


You should then briefly explain why you think the change should be made (if present at the GA, you will of course have the chance to speak to your motion too).

 


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