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New Bylaws Enacted!

Thank you to everyone who voted on our bylaws update! The bylaw changes allow for electronic communication, streamline day-to-day business, and fix grammatical errors. Congratulations to Dr. Ayo Bankole of Upland, CA who won a $300 gift basket from Integrative Therapeutics for voting! 

Here is a summary of the enacted changes:

General
  • Grammatical and spelling corrections
  • Added language to allow electronic communication, data storage, and voting

Membership
  • Allow Board of Directors (The Board) to officially approve the budget
  • Allow the home office to automatically accept new members who qualify

Directors
  • Clarified requirements that board members must be CNDA members and that they participate on a committee
  • Removed language requiring us to have a seal for official paperwork
  • Clarified that the CNDA Treasurer oversees the home office in handling financial matters
  • Clarified that board members can serve up to 4 two-year terms, then must step down for one year before rejoining the Board

Committees
  • Assigned the ethics responsibilities to the legislative committee and removed the ethics committee

General Member Meetings
  • Restructured how we schedule the annual member meetings

Future Amendments to the Bylaws
  • Allowed for amendments to be approved by the CNDA Board unless those changes would affect members' rights, which would then require member approval.

A special thank you to
Dr. Deborah Gleisner who worked closely with the CNDA's attorney to make these necessary updates and revisions!!

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