Notice of Annual Meeting, December 8, 2022 – 7pm

In accordance with the Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County, Inc. (LDAMC) governing documents the Board of Directors will hold an ANNUAL MEETING on Thursday December 8th at 7pm.
The meeting will be conducted via zoom. Should you wish to participate, please email the Treasurer at Treasurer@LDAMC.org for login information.
MEETING AGENDA:
1. Confirmation of a quorum of Board members
2. Meeting called to order
3. President to introduce existing Board members
4. President to highlight Mission Statement and progress report in 2022
5. Treasurer to give financial update
6. Election of Officers for 2023; accepting nominations from the floor
7. Finalization of vote and seating of Officers
8. Vote for amendment #1-7 (See attached)
9. Any other business
10. Conclusion
LINKS TO THE DOCUMENTS:
Click/tap to View existing By-Laws
Click/tap to view existing Articles

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Amendment # 1 of existing BY-LAWS
Existing:
Article V. Officers
Section 1 – The officers of the association shall be a President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Article V. Officers
Section 1 – The officers of the association shall be a minimum of three (3) positions: President, Vice President and Treasurer. With only three Board members either the Treasurer or Vice President may perform the Secretary role.
Additionally, remove the wording of Corresponding Secretary in the By-Laws
Rationale:
It is very hard to recruit and maintain more than three (3) Board members
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Amendment # 2 of existing BY-LAWS
Existing:
Article V. Officers
Section 2 – Officers elected bi-annually at last Board meeting of the fiscal year; all officers have terms two (2) years in length.
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Article V. Officers
Section 2 – Officers elected annually at last Board meeting of the fiscal year; all officers have terms two (2) years in length.
Rationale:
To re-align wording with a minimum of one Annual Meeting
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Amendment # 3 of existing BY-LAWS
Existing:
Article V. Officers
Section 7 – A quorum shall consist of at least ½ the officers (3)
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Article V. Officers
Section 7 – A quorum shall consist of at least ½ the officers (2)
Rationale:
To re-align wording as the minimum Board size is now 3
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Amendment # 4 of existing BY-LAWS
Existing:
Article VI. Nominations
Section 1 – Call for nominations shall be from and Board of Directors member and/or membership at large by April 15thof election years. Slate shall be publicized in May in preparation for vote/approval at the final Board meeting of the fiscal year.
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Article VI. Nominations
Section 1 – Call for nominations shall be from a Board of Directors member and/or membership at large before the Annual Meeting. Nominees will be published with at least 30 days’ notice, before the Annual Meeting
Rationale:
To re-align wording as there is only one (1) Annual Meeting where elections may occur
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Amendment # 5 of existing BY-LAWS
Existing:
Article X. Fiscal Year
Section 1 – The Fiscal year of LDAMC is September 1 – August 31
Section 2 – The LDAMC fiscal year does not have to match LDA fiscal year or calendar year.
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Article X. Fiscal Year
Section 1 – The Operational and Fiscal year of LDAMC is January 1 – December 31
Rationale:
To remove school year focus as LDAMC is focused on all individuals with disabilities
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Amendment # 6 of existing BY-LAWS
Existing:
Article XI. Local Affiliates
Section 3 – This association shall maintain a Board of Directors, with, at minimum, a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Article XI. Local Affiliates
Section 3 – This association shall maintain a Board of Directors, with, at minimum, a President, Vice President, and Treasurer. With only three Board members either the Treasurer or Vice President may perform the Secretary role.
Rationale:
To re-align wording as the minimum Board size is now 3
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Amendment # 7 of existing Articles of Incorporation
Existing:
Attached document of Articles of Incorporation, 1991 is currently on file with the Montgomery County registrar.
Proposed: Recommendation of the Board of Directors to APPROVE:
Replace with the attached revised Articles of Incorporation, 2022
Rationale:
To re-align wording with the By-Laws