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Re: AERC Bylaws Suggestions

<<<Is it your suggestion that this issue be deleted from the bylaws and
> only appear in AERC rules?>>>>

It is my suggestion that those desiring this change present it to the AERC
Rules Committee in the proper form as prescribed by the AERC Procedures
with supporting documentation and/or data. The wheels of change (or no
change) can then grind along in the proper manner.

Bob Morris
Morris Endurance Enterprises
Boise, ID

> From: Ramey Peticolas-Stroud <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: AERC Bylaws Suggestions
> Date: Thursday, May 21, 1998 9:29 AM
> 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
> guidline.
> Is it your suggestion that this issue be deleted from the bylaws and
> only appear in AERC rules?
> Thanks,
> Ramey
> Robert Morris wrote:
> > 
> > Ramey:
> > 
> > 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;
> > contents of a society's bylaws has important bearing on the rights and
> > duties of members within the organization ... and on the degree to
> > the general membership is to retain control of , or be relieved of
> > concern with, the society's business".
> > 
> > I do not see where any "rule" concerning the age for competition of
> > 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
> > for the committee if it is considering such an item to be included. My
> > so humble opinion" is that the AERC Rules and Regulations is the proper
> > place for things like this. Bylaws are for the control of
> > functions and the Rules and Regulations are for the control of the
> > conducted by that organization.

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