Proposed By Law Changes

These by-law changes were read at the August 9th branch meeting.  Changes are in bold.

Article 4, Section 1 now reads:

SECTION 1

The Officers of the Branch shall be the President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Assistant Secretary-Editor, Director of Safety and Health, Sergeant-of-Arms, M.B.A. Health Benefits Representative and Director of Retirees (to come from the ranks of Retirees) and a Board of Trustees composed of five (5) members. The Trustees will elect one of their members to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Article 4, Section 1 proposed to read:

SECTION 1

The Officers of the Branch shall be the President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Assistant Secretary-Editor, Director of Safety and Health, Sergeant-of-Arms, M.B.A. Health Benefits Representative and Director of Retirees (to come from the ranks of Retirees) and a Board of Trustees composed of five (5) members. The Trustees will elect one of their members to serve as Chairman of the Board.  The membership may elect to honor a worthy past president with the honorary position of President Emeritus.

Article 5, Section 7 now reads:

SECTION 7

To be eligible for funds all delegates must attend nine (9) of the twelve (12) branch meetings and sign the attendance sheet (July through June) preceding each convention (National or State). Effective July 1993 a retiree, who is not a branch officer to receive funds from the Branch to be a paid delegate to any convention (National or State) shall be determined by the ratio of one (1) to seven (7) or a major portion thereof. The retiree must fulfill the requirements of any other elected delegate. The placement on the selected delegate list shall determine the number of retirees who are not branch officers by the above ratio to attend any convention. Any retired member who is an officer of the branch shall be considered as an active member and his position on the delegate list shall be determined by the number of votes received.

Article 5, Section proposed to read:

SECTION 7

To be eligible for funds all delegates except the President, Vice President and President Emeritus must attend nine (9) of the twelve (12) branch meetings and sign the attendance sheet (July through June) preceding each convention (National or State). Effective July 1993 a retiree, who is not a branch officer to receive funds from the Branch to be a paid delegate to any convention (National or State) shall be determined by the ratio of one (1) to seven (7) or a major portion thereof. The President Emeritus shall not factor into this formula.  The retiree must fulfill the requirements of any other elected delegate. The placement on the selected delegate list shall determine the number of retirees who are not branch officers by the above ratio to attend any convention. Any retired member who is an officer of the branch shall be considered as an active member and his position on the delegate list shall be determined by the number of votes received.

Article 5, Section 9 now reads:

SECTION 9

By virtue of their office, the first two (2) positions on the elected delegate list shall be filled by the President and the Vice President, respectively

Article 5, Section 9 proposed to read:

SECTION 9

By virtue of their office, the first three (3) positions on the elected delegate list shall be filled by the President, Vice President, and President Emeritus respectively

Article 6, Section 11 (being added)

SECTION 11

The Branch may wish to bestow upon a worthy former president the title of President Emeritus.  The President Emeritus shall be an honorary position.  The duties of the President Emeritus are to give insight and advise to the current standing President and board.  They may attend all Executive Board Meetings and have a voice, but no vote, in all matters of the meeting.

Article 7, Section 1 now reads:

SECTION 1

The dues shall be equal to two hours of base pay at Q-1, letter carrier, per month for each active member and associate member. Any Member who is in a non-pay status for thirty (30) consecutive days or longer, not to exceed one (1) year, shall have his/her dues forgiven. Members receiving annual leave, sick leave or Workman's’ Compensation are in a pay status. Any future per capita tax imposed upon Branch 78 by the National and/or State Organization shall be passed on to the active regular and associate membership through an automatic dues increase of the exact amount imposed.

Article 7, Section 1 proposed to read:

SECTION 1

The dues shall be equal to two hours of base pay at Q-1 Step M from Table 1 plus $4.00 per month for each active member and associate member. Any Member who is in a non-pay status for thirty (30) consecutive days or longer, not to exceed one (1) year, shall have his/her dues forgiven. Members receiving annual leave, sick leave or Workman's’ Compensation are in a pay status. Any future per capita tax imposed upon Branch 78 by the National and/or State Organization shall be passed on to the active regular and associate membership through an automatic dues increase of the exact amount imposed.