2021 Bylaws Revision - ACA

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2021 Bylaws Revision

This Fall, ACA members will have the opportunity to vote on proposed changes to the ACA’s Bylaws.

This page contains information to help members learn about the process, the proposed changes and the rationale for the changes.

 

 

 

 

  • Member Information Sessions
  • Coming Soon
  • ACA Board Chair, Robin Pope, and Executive Director, Beth Spilman, held Member Information Sessions on Friday, October 1, and Tuesday, October 5.  This is the power point presentation used for these sessions.

    An audio recording of the session is now available.  Please note two clarifications to information provided by Beth and Robin:

    • At minute 7:56 in the recording, Beth meant to say that all competition members may not vote for the Board seats designated for athletes.  Competition members may vote for Board seats other than the Athlete seats and the SEIC Chair seat (selected by SEIC).
    • At minute 26:00 in the recording, Robin meant to say that in 2022, we can invest an incremental (i.e., to 2021 spending levels) $150,000 in staffing and member support.
    • We apologize if there are any other statements that unintentionally lack clarity.

     

     

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a date for the Annual Membership Meeting?

The Board of Directors has not yet selected a final date for the Annual Membership Meeting due to the uncertainty regarding how long it will take our law firm to review prospective Bylaws changes.

When will electronic voting commence and how long will that window be open?

The Board of Directors has not yet selected the commencement date for voting due to the uncertainty regarding how long it will take our law firm to review prospective Bylaws changes. The voting window will be open for a minimum of 20 days.

Who can qualify and vote for Athlete seats on the Board of Directors?

Please refer to this power point presentation that was shared during the October 5 Member Information session.

 

Who is eligible to vote on the Bylaws changes?

According to ACA’s current Bylaws (Article V, Section 4): “All members, other than those individuals who have not attained the age of eighteen or older as 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on January 1st of such year, shall hold full voting rights during their period of membership.  Organizational members shall designate from time to time an individual who will be noted in the records of the Association as having the authority to cast the vote of such organizational member.”

Could relinquishing NGB status affect ACA's qualification as an IRS tax-exempt nonprofit status under the 501(c) designation?

We have consulted with several attorneys regarding this question and have been advised that the risk of this occurring is low.