At the July 9, 2021 board meeting, the USA Fencing Board of Directors unanimously voted to publish on the USA Fencing website, in accordance with the USFA Bylaws Article XIV, Section 14.2.a, a notice of proposed amendments to the Bylaws to be voted upon at the August 31, 2021 meeting of the Board of Directors, and to provide comments from the membership relating to the proposed amendments to the Board of Directors on August 26, 2021, five days prior to the meeting of the Board of Directors.
Please click on the following links to review the proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws and explanation of the proposed changes:
The procedures for bylaw amendments are as below:
Article XIV, Section 14.2
Amendments By the Board of Directors. These Bylaws may be amended or repealed, and new Bylaws may be adopted, by the Board of Directors acting in accordance with the procedures specified in this Section.
a. Procedure. Any member of the Board of Directors may move the adoption of amendments to these Bylaws or the adoption of new bylaws. Not later than forty-five days before the date of any meeting of the Board at which an amendment or new bylaw is to be considered, a general notice of the proposed change shall be published prominently on the USFA’s website. Such notice shall set forth the text of the proposed amendment, the time and place of the meeting of the Board of Directors at which the change is to be considered, and provide a means by which general comments of the membership relating to the proposal may be communicated for distribution to the Board of Directors not less than five days before the meeting. Amendments and new bylaws shall be adopted upon the affirmative vote of not fewer than two-thirds of the members of the Board of Directors then in office.
b. Effect. Amendments and newly adopted bylaws approved by the Board of Directors shall take effect at the close of the meeting at which they are adopted unless otherwise specified in the adopting resolution. Such resolution may specify that the amendment or newly adopted provisions shall take effect immediately or a later time.
Comments can be directed to members of the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.