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The Executive Council, with the full support of the District Council, is asking you to approve changes to our MAATA By-Laws. These By-law changes are essential as we move forward as a District, and to keep us more aligned with the recommendations and guideline of the NATA. We will vote on the adoption of the changes at the District III Business Meeting on May 21st in Virginia Beach. The changes can be viewed in a “track-changes” document on the MAATA website entitled, “2016 By-Laws Proposal.”
A By-Law change, per our Constitution, does not require advanced notice to the membership, but may only be amended at the Annual Business Meeting.
One proposed change to the By-Laws results from a NATA By-Laws change related to the term of office of the district director. The current NATA By-Law:
6.4 Term of Office. The term of office of a Director starts in June following the completion of the sitting Director’s term and shall be three (3) years, followed by a two (2) year term, if re-elected.
Current language of our MAATA By-Laws:
Section 2.5 Terms of Office
Section 2.5 Terms of Office
Current language of the MAATA By-Laws states:
Article 10. These By-Laws shall not conflict with the By-Laws of the NATA. In the event of a conflict, the NATA By-Laws will take precedence and the District By-Laws will be amended accordingly.
Therefore, we would like to change the term of the District Director to reflect this current NATA By-Law. Further, we would like to make the language more broad for both the District Director’s and Secretary’s positions. This will prevent us from having to make similar changes in the future when the NATA changes its By-Laws.
Please note that this would allow our current and future District Treasurers to serve unlimited number of terms if elected. The Executive Council and District Council propose to change the term limit of the DIII Treasurer for the following reasons:
Lastly, we would like to update the language related to membership of the Young Professionals’ Committee with grammatical changes, and the addition of the “Members-at-Large” positions. Please see the proposed changes HERE.
Thank you for your consideration of these proposed changes to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association By-Laws. If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call me.
Patricia Aronson, District III Director
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