STC’s annual business meeting is Monday, 16 May 2011, 5:00-6:30 PM PDT (GMT-7) at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Regency Ballroom, Sacramento, California.
The business meeting will be conducted according to STC Bylaws, special meeting rules consistent with those used at previous years' meetings, and Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised.
The agenda and rules have been posted to the STC website. The meeting rules explain the process to allow clear, timed, and orderly discussion of resolutions.
There will be a vote on STC’s bylaws to permit student members to vote. There will be a Student Welcome Lunch on Monday, 16 May, at 12:30 PM at the Sacramento Convention Center, Room 316, for student members to discuss this issue in advance of the business meeting. Their comments will be summarized and submitted at the business meeting.
The proposed amendment relates to Article III, Section 3, A. Rights and Privileges of Classes of Membership.
The current bylaws are as follows: A. Voting rights. Each regular and senior member is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to the membership for a vote. Student members are not entitled to a vote. The term “voting members” or “voting membership,” when used in these Bylaws, shall refer to the regular and senior members, collectively.
The proposed amendment reads as follows: A. Voting rights. Each and every member in good standing is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to the membership for a vote. No class of membership will have any restrictions on its voting eligibility. The term "voting members" or "voting membership," when used in these Bylaws, shall refer to all membership classifications.
Since student members may not currently vote, they are restricted from speaking at the annual business meeting itself but they may attend the business meeting as observers. Nonmembers may also attend as observers. Only regular and senior STC members who have paid their dues in full may vote at the meeting.
The minutes of last year’s annual meeting are also posted on the STC website. You may wish to read the minutes in advance. We hope to see you at our annual business meeting on 16 May!