May 2018 General Meeting Voting Items
VOTING ITEM #1:
It comes as a recommendation from the Nominating Taskforce, Membership Council and the Board of Directors to include the Diversity & Inclusion Statement of Purpose in JLJ Bylaws Article II, Section 6.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The Junior League of Jackson is dedicated to comprehensive diversity and inclusion. The League is committed to having a membership that reflects the rich diversity of the communities it serves. The League welcomes and values the unique backgrounds and perspectives of all members, and endeavors to be an environment in which no member will be advantaged or disadvantaged because of race, religion, national origin, or any other real or perceived differences. We are confident that diversity and inclusiveness within our League will enhance the quality and reach of our programs in the community.
VOTING ITEM #2:
It comes as a recommendation from the Board of Directors (pending approval) to re-affirm our three Fund Development Businesses: Mistletoe Marketplace, Junior League Jumble & Touch A Truck ® Jackson.
VOTING ITEM #3:
It comes as a recommendation from the Nominating Taskforce, Membership Council and Board of Directors (pending approval) to amend Bylaws Article VI (Sect. 5, b.) and Article XV to require all Nominating Policies & Procedure changes to be approved by a vote of the Membership.
SECTION 5. Voting
(b) A two-thirds margin of Membership votes cast is required for amendments to the Bylaws of the League, changes in dues of the membership, membership obligations, nominating policies set forth in Policies and Procedures Article III, Sect. 2 (aa), approval of new Fund Development events, the annual affirmation of Fund Development businesses and the proposed project package. The proposed project package shall include an explanation of renewing, non-renewing, and new Community Projects for the upcoming League year.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
In order to comply with the specific provisions of the League’s Bylaws, the Board of Directors may from time to time establish Policies and Procedures, which shall be binding upon the membership. Policies and Procedures may be amended or rescinded by a two- thirds margin of the Board of Directors votes cast without previous notice or by a majority vote with such notice. Policies and Procedures which restrict or impose obligations or responsibilities on the membership or change Nominating policies set forth in Policies and Procedures Article III, Sect. 2 (aa), must be approved by a two-thirds margin of Membership votes cast. Notice of Policies and Procedures which restrict or impose obligations or responsibilities on the membership or change Nominating policies set forth in Policies and Procedures Article III, Sect. 2 (aa), must have been delivered as provided in Article XI of the Bylaws to each voting member at least two weeks prior to the date of the vote or it may be read at one meeting and voted upon at the following voting meeting. A two-thirds margin of the votes cast is required if no notice has been given.
VOTING ITEM #4:
It comes as a recommendation from the 2019 JL Jumble Steering Committee, Fund Development Council, Finance Council and the Board of Directors (pending approval) to limit the donations of adult clothing to 25 credits per member.