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Proposed amendments to the NABJ Constitution Due Dec. 20th

Friday, December 2, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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Proposed amendments to the NABJ Constitution, the association's chief governing document, must be submitted no later than Tuesday, December 20, 2011. This is six months prior to the start of the 2012 national convention in New Orleans, LA which begins Wednesday, June 20. 

In accordance with Chapter 6, Article 1, of the NABJ Constitution, amendments may be proposed by affiliated chapters, regions, the Board of Directors or any full member in good standing.   

Proposed constitutional amendments must be submitted in writing. Proposals may be sent via e-mail to, fax (301-314-1714) or by mail: Constitutional Amendments, NABJ, 1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100, College Park, MD 20742

Proposals should specify the Article and Section that would be amended, the rationale for the change, and any fiscal impact in writing to Veronique Dodson in the NABJ national office by 5 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
Proposals must be reviewed by the Constitution and Operating Procedures Committee and approved by a majority of the Board of Directors before they are submitted to the membership. The membership will be informed of any proposed amendments up for consideration in June. Full members may vote on the proposed amendments during the election cycle set by the Board of Directors.


The NABJ Constitution can be found here.


For questions regarding amendment proposals, please call the national office at (301) 405-0248 or contact NABJ Parliamentarian Cindy George at  713.362.6374   or

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