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Re: [m-hb] MIT Guild constitution amendments

Wow, great job!   This is particularly brilliant:
Members and those who have attended at least three tower or handbell
sessions in the preceding year are eligible to vote.

The membership revocation stuff is problematic and very restrictive.
Luckily, we don't have to say that we actually will remove a member for
non-participation, because heck would freeze over.   Maybe this?

A member can be recommended for removal by a two-third vote of other
members. Before the vote, they will be given a warning by the organization.
The member to be removed will be given the opportunity to speak at the
meeting at which the vote takes place. If a member is recommended for
removal based on non-participation, they will be given at least until 30
days into the following term to resume participation based on review. A
member recommended for removal for any behavior-related matters will be
referred to the appropriate channel(s) for resolution, including, without
limitation, Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office,
Committee on Discipline and Student Organizations, Leadership, and

On Fri, Apr 26, 2024 at 10:43 AM Abigail Timmel <abigailtimmel gmail com>

> Hi everyone,
> Here is a proposed amended version of the constitution:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TEe8EecQLFn5ERn7YDGm6aqHNqxHp31gT2bfkrbSpDo/edit?usp=sharing
> The current constitution and the list of requirements we have to satisfy
> for re-recognition are attached.
> The main change is of course the "membership must be more than half
> students" line, which is required.  I removed the "non-active member"
> category which is a bit superfluous when we can't have that many
> non-students and lowered the bar for student membership from three
> practices to one practice.  To avoid disenfranchising most of our 
> ringers,
> I am also proposing that anyone who has attended at least three tower or
> handbell sessions be eligible to vote.
> It would probably work just to make the required changes on paper and
> carry on as we are, but having most Old North ringers not be members of 
> the
> guild running Old North seems like possibly not the best long-term plan.
> We could consider forming another guild for those ringers, which can be 
> as
> symbiotic with the MIT Guild as we want it to be (options ranging from
> non-student faction of the same organizational structure to a splitting 
> off
> of Old North from the MIT Guild.)  This can be something else to discuss 
> at
> the meeting.
> We'll schedule an online vote two weeks from today, which will be 5/10,
> two days before the re-recognition deadline.  Please make comments and
> suggestions before then, and we'll keep ironing this out.  Since the
> current constitution does have a clause about abiding by ASA rules, in 
> the
> event that we don't reach an agreement by 5/12, I think we reserve the
> right to minimally edit the current constitution to meet the requirements
> for re-recognition.
> Let me know if there are any questions!
> Abby
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