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SMAS Annual Meeting & Picnic: New Bylaws Proposed

All Southern Maryland Audubon Society members and friends are invited to our Annual Meeting and Picnic on Sunday, June 5 at Kings Landing Park (Huntingtown, Maryland) from 1 to 4 pm. Lots of good food and fun with fellow birders await. As usual, members will vote for a new slate of officers and directors for next year, August 2022 through June 2023.

This time we are also suggesting changes to the Southern Maryland Audubon Society Constitution and Bylaws. Can you believe twenty years have passed since we last did this? The proposal amends sexist language and allows greater flexibility in running the society. It also updates methods of communication, meetings, and payment to reflect our electronic age. The revised Membership section details our two categories (National Audubon Society and chapter-only).

According to the current bylaws, members must be notified of the proposed changes at least fifteen days in advance. The PDF linked below includes the complete new text, with alterations to each section explained in bold. “No changes” are also specified. Please take a few moments to read the proposed document. A vote on this new version will be held at the Annual Meeting on June 5, 2022.

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