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By-Laws 2018

On January 26, 2018, the OSHER@Dartmouth Leadership Council voted to accept revisions to our existing by-laws. These revisions were the result of an extensive review of existing by-laws and a desire to provide flexibility in governance and increase the number of people working to improve and govern our organization. Click on the links below to review our current by-laws and the proposed revisions:

OSHER@Dartmouth By-Laws 2013
(highlighted to indicate text affected by proposed revisions)

Proposed By-Laws Revisions 2018

If you have questions and wish to discuss the proposed changes to our by-laws, members of our Leadership Council will take part in information sessions at the DOC House on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 6, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 7, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

These sessions are open to all OSHER@Dartmouth members; there is no fee involved, and registration is not required.

Ballots will be mailed to all OSHER@Dartmouth members over the next few weeks. We ask that you submit your ballot by returning the postcard included in this mailing. You can also submit your ballot to the OSHER@Dartmouth office in person, or submit it at any of the info sessions listed above. All ballots must be received no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

Some of the most impactful revisions to the By-Laws include the following items:

  • Elimination of the Nominating Committee to be replaced by the Governance Committee which will be ‘responsible for ensuring a constant, disciplined attention to succession planning of Council member and… Committee leadership; broadening the recruitment of new Council members from OSHER@Dartmouth’s entire membership. The reason for this change is to ensure that people proposed as Leadership Council members be experienced OSHER@Dartmouth members with qualifications needed by the organization.
  • Creation of two new standing committees: Fundraising and Membership Development. Fundraising will be responsible for raising funds for the benefit of OSHER@Dartmouth and Membership Development will create programs and benefits to attract new members when needed.
  • The Leadership Council will be enlarged, if needed, to include 12 members chosen by the membership, and the chairs of the following standing committees: Curriculum, Summer Lecture Series, Marketing and Communication, Finance, Planning and the Immediate Past President for a term of two years. The President may appoint additional members to the Council when necessary subject to the approval of the Council and subject to the 23 voting member limit. The purpose of this change is to permit the Leadership Council to add members who bring needed expertise when needed.
  • Future amendments of the by-laws will be proposed by the Governance Council and require two-thirds vote by Leadership Council to be accepted. The purpose of this change is to expedite needed by-law changes without the expensive, time consuming current need to get the entire membership to vote.

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