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Proposed Amendments to the TSPRA Bylaws and Standing Rules

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In accordance with the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Bylaws and Standing Rules, professional members are hereby notified of proposed amendments.

Please read through the proposed amendments in regards to adding a Retiree Membership level. Professional members will be asked to vote on this amendment at the general membership meeting that will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on February 19, 2013 during the TSPRA annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Omni Bayfront Hotel.

TSPRA bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the professional members present at any TSPRA meeting or by a two-thirds vote of professional members voting by either electronic or mail ballot, providing at least 30 days notice in writing has been given of any proposed amendment. Standing Rules may be amended by a majority vote of the professional members present at any general membership meeting, or by a majority vote of the professional members voting by electronic or mail ballot.

After membership approval, all amendments shall be submitted to the Executive Committee of the National School Public Relations Association for approval before they become effective.

There are two changes being proposed.

Amendment 1: BYLAWS ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP

Addition to TSPRA’s membership levels for retired persons.

Amendment 2: STANDING RULES ARTICLE I MEMBERSHIP

Addition of definition for retiree membership level.

Change in the numerical order of Article I


PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Article IV – Membership

Membership in TSPRA shall consist of:

[ADD]

9. Retiree Membership – open to any TSPRA member, professional or associate, who has retired from public education, a foundation, association, or other educational organization and who is not working full-time in public relations. This membership level is reserved for individuals who are interested in continuing to interact and network with TSPRA members in a nonbusiness relationship.

STANDING RULES

Article I – Membership

[ADD]

9. Retiree Membership does not include the right to vote or hold office. These members may serve on committees in an advisory, non-voting, capacity, in accordance with other Bylaws and Standing Rules.

[CHANGE]

9. to 10. Withdrawal of Membership Privileges