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**Proposed bylaw amendment**

 

 

Orlando’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce

MBA Orlando is Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce dedicated to the pursuit of equality through economics.  Central Florida is one of the most progressive areas of our state, and we are proud to call it home as we push for change in the workplace for all of our community members.   

MBA’s strategic focus is to serve as a resource to bridge the gap between small business and large corporations. We can help small business members become certified LGBT Enterprises, help corporate members grow their diversity and inclusion and supplier diversity programs and foster connections between our members.

Our president, Tom Yaegers, welcomes you to get engaged in our mission to strengthen equality in Central Florida’s business community. To learn more see our different levels of membership or contact us at info@mbaorlando.org.

Sincerely,

The Board of the MBA

 

Executive Committee
Tom Yaegers, Board President
Sherri Absher, VP Operations
Cathy Keene, Treasurer
Michael Deeying, Secretary

General Board Members
Chad Brown
Daniel Sergi
Holly Strout
Jerry Warner
Mac Wren

Executive Director
Kellie Parkin

 

Proposed bylaw amendment

MBA Orlando’s Board of Directors is proposing to amend the current Bylaws.  These changes will affect the Tenure of Board Members (Section 3, Sub-Section 2).  If approved, this amendment would allow for appropriate succession planning for the current Executive Committee Members & Board Members to stay on the MBA Orlando’s Board of Directors and allow those Board members who were, or will be, appointed mid-term to be able to complete their current term should they be in the middle of serving their third elected term. 

MBA membership will vote on this proposed change at the Business Connect on January 9, 2019.

Motion to amend the bylaws as:

Current By-Laws (Revision 01.17)

Section 3, Sub-Section 2. Any director who has served three (3) consecutive two-year terms and/or six (6) consecutive years on the board of directors must wait one (1) full year after completion of the third term and/or the sixth consecutive year before seeking reelection.

Proposed By-Laws (To be Revision 01.19)

Section 3, Sub-Section 2. Any director who has served four (4)consecutive two-year terms and/or eight (8)consecutive years on the board of directors must wait one (1) full year after completion of the fourthterm and/or the eight consecutive year before seeking reelection.