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Re: [m-hb] MIT Guild constitution amendments

We had 18 in favor and 0 opposed.  I'm going to say that sounds close
enough to 2/3 of us to pass.  Thank you everyone who voted!


On Sat, May 11, 2024 at 11:14 AM Abigail Timmel <abigailtimmel gmail com>

> Reminder to please vote soon if you haven't already!
> Abby
> On Fri, May 10, 2024 at 11:51 AM Abigail Timmel <abigailtimmel gmail com>
> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> The time has come to vote on the amended constitution!  The final 
>> version
>> is attached.  Please cast your vote here:
>> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNL8BsV0nr25PEAeo8j8elx_2R-NIHX1he2LHcHWOiTvNHyA/viewform?usp=sf_link
>> I'm probably going to submit the re-recognition form tomorrow afternoon,
>> so let's say the vote is open until noon tomorrow (5/11).
>> Abby
>> On Fri, Apr 26, 2024 at 1:34 PM Abigail Timmel <abigailtimmel gmail com>
>> wrote:
>>> Thanks Cally!  I wasn't particularly worried about that since as you
>>> noted we don't actually have to do any member removal if we choose not 
>>> to.
>>> I have edited it to more closely follow the ASA guideline.
>>> Abby
>>> On Fri, Apr 26, 2024 at 12:57 PM Cally Perry <cally perry gmail com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 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 Engagement.
>>>> On Fri, Apr 26, 2024 at 10:43 AM Abigail Timmel <
>>>> abigailtimmel gmail com> wrote:
>>>>> 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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