Bylaw Amendment 4
Department: SARM Bylaws
WHEREAS the SARM currently has four bylaws in place including a bylaw with respect to SARM membership, a bylaw with respect to the election and appointment of officer, a bylaw with respect to the Board of Directors, and a bylaw with respect to conventions;
WHEREAS concerns were expressed by some members that a person who sought a nomination while still active on the SARM Board could be in a perceived conflict of interest;
BE IT RESOLVED that the SARM bylaws be updated to state that, “[i]f the President, Vice-President or a Director publicly announce their intent to seek the nomination as a candidate of a political party to seek election as a member of the Legislature or Parliament, the Board member shall immediately be placed on a leave of absence from their position on the Board until they publicly withdraw as a candidate for the political party, or a candidate has been nominated by the political party in the same riding”; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the SARM bylaws be updated to prohibit Board Members on leave from participating in or receiving compensation for any meetings or activities on behalf of SARM.