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Re: AERC Bylaws Suggestions
Thanks for the input, Bob. A minimum age for horses in endurance
competition is already in the AERC Bylaws at Article V. Also,
California statutes control this issue and we use Robert's Rule as a
Is it your suggestion that this issue be deleted from the bylaws and
only appear in AERC rules?
Robert Morris wrote:
> You stated:
> <<<This is the time to address any other Article and Bylaw issues. For
> example, there is a motion before the Board to require 100 mile horses
> to be a minimum of 72 months old at the time of competition. We are
> also drafting language which will allow the Board to meet and vote over
> the Internet to reduce administrative expense.>>>
> In referring to Robert's Rules of Order we find the following comment; "The
> contents of a society's bylaws has important bearing on the rights and
> duties of members within the organization ... and on the degree to which
> the general membership is to retain control of , or be relieved of detailed
> concern with, the society's business".
> I do not see where any "rule" concerning the age for competition of horses
> in 100 mile rides has any place in the bylaws.
> It would seem that a full review of the RROO chapter on bylaws is in order
> for the committee if it is considering such an item to be included. My "not
> so humble opinion" is that the AERC Rules and Regulations is the proper
> place for things like this. Bylaws are for the control of organizational
> functions and the Rules and Regulations are for the control of the events
> conducted by that organization.
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