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Weigh in on the Proposed Bylaws Amendments

Members Forum, Sept. 15, 2020
Socials: 5:30-6:30PM
Forum: 6:30-8:30PM

PAMANA’s Bylaws were ratified 17 years ago (December 13, 2003) with provisions to amend the Bylaws as times changed.

During the 2018-2019 term, the PAMANA board created an Adhoc Committee to advise the board about potential amendments to our Bylaws.  It met 12 times, contributing over 300 volunteer hours, and ultimately proposed 48 amendments.

During the following term (2019-2020), the board reviewed all 48 proposed amendments, and approved each of them on June 15, 2020, with a revision on July 13, 2020.

PAMANA has now begun its 2020-2021 term, and the next step is ratification by the members.

To ensure that the rights of the members continue to be protected, ratification of each amendment will require approval by two thirds of the participating current Members.

Bylaws and proposed amendments:

Click here for the 48 proposed bylaws amendments.
Click here   for the original bylaws.


Members are invited to attend a Members Forum via Zoom video call on Tuesday, September 15, 6:30-8:30PM to ask questions, provide feedback, voice opinions, or propose alternative or additional amendments. Prior to the start of the video call Forum, there will be a pre-meeting social from 5:30-6:30PM to say hello and catch up.

Please click here to RSVP.  The deadline to RSVP is September 15; 3PM. Registered attendees will be provided dial-in instructions an hour before the event.

Please note that this event is for current Members only.  If you never officially joined PAMANA, or your membership has lapsed, please renew or sign up as a member, here.

To check whether your membership is current, click here. Type in your last name. If your full name populates, that means your membership is current. Non-current members must become current by September 30, 2020, 5PM to receive their online ballot. Renew or sign up now.

Voting on the proposed amendments will be conducted online between October 1-10, 2020. Members will receive their online ballots on October 1, 2020, 12AM. The voting will close on October 10, 2020 at 11:59PM.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

For more information about the process used to generate the proposed amendments, click here.

Maraming salamat po.

PAMANA Bylaws Amendments Ad Hoc Committee

Joseph Barut, member
Jun Gonzales, member
Al Gutierrez, member
Chris Santos-Lang, facilitator
Marechiel Santos-Lang, chair
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