10/4/2023 – The revised Bylaws have been approved by the membership

In 2022, the board directed a committee to update our Bylaws to incorporate the following items:

  • Remote Board Meetings
  • eMail and/or other types of distributed motions
  • An explicit procedure for replacing a director that is elected as an officer before the end of the director’s term
  • The ability to have electronic voting

During that process, the committee learned that all changes to bylaws must be reviewed and approved by the Porsche Club of America National Policy Committee.  The Policy Committee’s review is not restricted to the changes and includes a review of the entire document.  The Policy Committee provides guidelines on what it expects to be included in a region’s bylaws and provides sample text as a guideline. This resulted in a number of changes beyond our original intentions. The purpose of the national guidelines is to ensure that a region’s governance is performed in the best interest of its members and all regions are managed in substantially the same way.

The revised Bylaws have been reviewed and approved by the Chicago Region’s Board and subsequently reviewed approved by the PCA National Policy Committee. 

It is now time for you, our members, to review the changes and vote.

To help you understand the changes we have provided links to several documents:

  • Our Previous Bylaws can be downloaded here.
  • A summary of the changes that have been made can be downloaded here.
  • The revised Bylaws can be downloaded here.

In the coming weeks, our weekly eBlasts will include a reminder to review the Bylaws and vote on whether or not you approve them.

Voting on the revised Bylaws must be done based on the procedures prescribed in our current Bylaws. This means you must print and complete the ballot and mail it to the club secretary for tallying.

Ballots must be received by the secretary no later than Thursday September 28, 2023 to be counted. The results of the voting will be reported to the Board of Directors at the October 4, 2023 regular board meeting and then published on our website and via the weekly eBlast.

The ballot for voting on the revised Bylaws can be downloaded here.