The Board recently recommended a series of bylaw changes to the membership for approval at the 2010 members meeting in Zadar, Croatia.
We had a relatively strong turnout from the membership for this vote but fell just short of an official quorum. The vote in favour was unanimous, however.
Because the vote did not make quorum, the bylaws did not pass at the membership meeting. On the basis of what it considered the very strong advice of the membership, however, the TEI Board passed most of the proposed changes at its annual face-to-face meeting immediately following the conference (because the Board is not allowed to change its minimum and maximum number of members without explicit approval from the membership, it was not able to adopt those aspects of the proposed bylaws pertaining to the size of the Board exactly as they were written). The board also noticed and corrected some additional small errors and inconsistencies and made a few additional changes in the division of responsibilities in its officers. The new bylaws should be published in the next few days.
Thank you to all the members who voted to recommend making these major changes in our administrative and corporate structure.
Daniel Paul O’Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge