Proposed amendment to the KCWFNA constitution Article 6
A unanimous decision was made at the KCWFNA National Council conference call on 01/11/2012 to avoid election to appoint the next KCWFNA executives. This decision was made as a result of a common interest among the Women’s Forum National Council members that Women's Forum should not entertain or encourage the growth of dirty politics amongst our members.
This is our proposal to appoint the KCWFNA executives without an election. Please read carefully and give your valuable feedback so we can all work together to avoid election in the future.
The term for each KCWFNA executive will be 2 years. Similar to KCCNA constitution, KCWFNA will group the active member units into 6 regions. Each 6 regions will nominate one person as a delegate to the KCWFNA executive. The delegate shall rotate between the member units of each region (just like the KCCNA RVPs rotate among the member units within a region). If there is more than one nominee from one unit/region it is the responsibility of the executives of that unit/region to reach a compromise and choose a nominee (conduct election locally if needed). In the future, if new active KCWFNA member units are formed the regions can be regrouped according to the number of the total members within that region.
We propose to have 6 positions in the KCWFNA executive to represent each region. These 6 positions will be President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, and Joint Treasurer. The regions should rotate these positions at the end of each terms based on alphabetical order. If a region cannot come up with a candidate for a position then the next region should be given the opportunity.
The membership in KCCNA national council remains the same, that is for the KCWFNA President, Vice President, and Secretary until amended by the KCCNA constitution. An effort to get membership in KCCNA national council for all 6 executive positions of KCWFNA will be made. It makes sense to give all regions the same opportunity to have women national council members in KCCNA representing the Women's Forum.
The 6 regions of KCWFNA are the following:
At Large, California, Chicago, Florida, New York, Texas.
The following are the active KCWFNA units currently working.
- At Large- Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Detroit, Minnesota, Ohio
- California – San Jose, Las Vegas, Arizona, Los Angeles
- Chicago- Chicago
- Florida – Atlanta, Miami, Tampa
- New York– New York
- Texas – Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
Please review and give your feedback.