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Board Q&A + Bylaws Vote

January 21 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Please join the Board for a Forum in the Hanke Room at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 21 for a discussion of the proposed change to the Bylaws described below. After the Forum, we will transition to a Special Membership meeting at 10:30 a.m. for the official Bylaws vote. In order to obtain the required quorum of active members and because we value your input, we encourage as many members as possible to attend on January 21. The board welcomes feedback anytime via this Google form.

After meeting with the American Ethical Union (AEU) Board president and secretary, the ESSL Board is confident that the removal of the AEU certification from our Bylaws will not impact our relationship with the AEU and will only allow more options for candidates in our pending leader search since the AEU Leader Certification program is on an indefinite hiatus as they reimagine the leader training process. In addition, the AEU Board president made it clear that the AEU does not “own” the title Leader with a capital “L”, which allowed us to streamline our proposed Bylaws change from what was originally proposed.

The proposed Bylaws change is to Article IV: Professional Leadership and the change simply removes the statement “An American Ethical Union-certified” from the Bylaws and replaces it with “The.” This proposed change is indicated below:

Article IV: Professional Leadership
4.1 An American Ethical Union-certified The Leader or Leaders shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees for a renewable contract term not to exceed three years. An affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of Active Members voting either in person or by absentee ballot at regular membership meetings or at an Annual or Special Membership Meeting called and including that purpose, shall be required to initially hire a Leader.

Please plan to attend on January 21 to ensure that your voice is represented. If you have questions or comments for the Board that you’d like addressed in advance of the January 21 Forum/meeting, we encourage you to email board@ethicalstl.org.


January 21
9:45 am - 10:45 am
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Hanke Room
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117-1003
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