Proposed Bylaws for Review

Click the links below to view current and proposed bylaws.

• Current Bylaws
• Proposed Bylaws

In August 2014, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Bylaws Subcommittee were tasked with revising the Bylaws to align them with current practices of the Society. The most significant changes are:


  • The President, President-Elect, and Executive Director will become Chair of the Board, Chair-Elect, and Chief Executive Officer respectively;
  • The Chair-Elect will have served, at the time of being elected or appointed, as Treasurer or as a Board Member At-Large for at least one year;
  • Society duties and procedures will move to the Board of Directors’ Policy Manual;
  • Future changes and announcements will be communicated differently (e.g. emailed vs mailed);
  • The CPE Committee Chair will no longer be automatically appointed to the Budget Committee;
  • The Board of Directors will have the authority to approve future
    Bylaws amendments if objections are not received from the membership.

The Annual Meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at The Natchitoches Events Center (750 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA) with a President’s Reception to follow. Each member and a guest are invited to join us at no charge. View more details and register for the Annual Meeting and President's Reception by June 15.