Governing Documents Review Underway
May 26, 2010
Implementation of the recent decision by the Council of Elders to review UCGIA’s governing documents has begun. Some men who have worked closely with the documents in past years and now, have been asked to recall instances where they experienced some difficulties with the clarity of the documents or their application in the “real world.”
Specifically, the purpose of the review is to identify articles and clauses in the documents that are:
- Obscure or poorly constructed.
- Unnecessarily complex.
- Inconsistent with, and/or in conflict with other articles, clauses and/or approved operational and administrative policies.
- Inconsistent with, and/or in conflict with current organizational, operational and administrative practices.
After the input referred to above has been received, a team will be assembled to conduct a systematic review of each document (Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Association) from the perspective of the criteria listed above.
The plan calls for the team to submit recommendations to the Council by the end of 2010. That will be a tough call, but without deadlines tasks tend to lose their impetus. The team will report its progress via this blog from time to time to keep you informed.
Chairman, Roles and Rules Committee—Council of Elders