President Lisa Wilson plans to ask APSE’s Executive Committee to consider a change in the bylaws intended to realign the organization’s regions. The change would absorb the Mid-Atlantic Region into the Northeast and Atlantic Coast regions and address consistent turnover in leadership in the Mid-Atlantic. The realignment was drafted by the Regions Committee and endorsed by the Futures Committee.

The bylaws amendment will be offered under Section 7. A 75-percent majority of the Executive Committee is needed for passage. Membership must be notified at least 10 days ahead of the vote through the APSE website.

Anyone with questions about the proposed amendment or the process should contact President Lisa Wilson at lisabellwilson46@gmail.com

Here is the text of the proposed bylaws amendment:

RESOLVED, upon enactment of this resolution, the APSE bylaws are revised in the following manner:

1.     Replace all of Section 7 with the following:

7. APSE REGIONS:

Member organizations shall be placed in the following regions. Member organizations outside of North America will be placed in regions by the Executive Committee.

A. Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.

B. Atlantic Coast: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia.

C. Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee.

D. Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

E. Great Plains: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma.

F. Southwest: New Mexico, Texas.

G. Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming.

H. West: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah.

J. Canada: All provinces, and any other regions the Executive Committee may choose to include.

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