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Electrical Rebuilder's Association Bylaws
INDEX
  • Article I - Name,Purpose
    • Name
    • Purpose
    • Equal Opportunity
  • Article II - Membership
    • Conditions of Membership
    • Membership Classifications
    • Privileges
    • Termination
  • Article III - Board Of Directors
    • Board Role, Size, Composition
    • Compensation
    • Terms
    • Quorum
    • Resignations, Terminations, Absences
    • Setting of Dues
    • Standing Committees
    • Vacancies
    • Fiscal Year
  • Article IV - Meetings Of Members
    • Robert's Rules of Order
    • Annual Meeting
    • Officer Nominations and Elections
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Voting
    • Special Meetings
    • Emergency Meeting
    • Board of Directors Meetings
    • Executive Board of Directors Meetings
    • Amendments
  • Article V - Roles and Responsibilities of Association Positions
    • Executive Board of Directors
    • Board of Directors
    • Board of Advisors
    • Board of Directors Positions
      • President
      • First Vice President
      • Second Vice President
      • Regional Vice President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
    • Committees
      • Committee Chair
      • Standing Committees
        1. Technical Education Committee
        2. Nomination Committee
        3. Membership Committee
        4. Trade Show Committee
        5. Budget Committee
  • Amendments

ARTICLE I - NAME, PURPOSE
Section 1:
Name of the Association
The name of the organization shall be Electrical Rebuilder's Association.
Section 2:
Purpose of the Association
The purpose of the Electrical Rebuilder's Association is to further the electrical rebuilding industry by providing information and training to the members of the association and promote the professionalism and public awareness of the industry as a whole.
Section 3:
Equal Opportunity
The Electrical Rebuilder's Association is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.

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ARTICLE II - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1:
Membership Conditions
In addition to other conditions set forth in these bylaws as they may be amended from time to time, all members shall be electrical rebuilders, suppliers of parts, equipment or cores, educators or associates of the automotive electrical rebuilding industry.

Continuing membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues. All members shall have an established business in North America.

Section 2:
Membership Classifications
"Membership Classifications shall be:
    • Rebuilder: (owner or employee of a company involved in electrical rebuilding and or component parts that performs Rebuild-Return exclusively)
    • Supplier: (owner or employee of a company that actively advertises for sales of parts and rebuilding equipment to electrical rebuilders)
    • Warehouse branch locations: (branch warehouse owned by a business that is already a supplier member)
    • Individual: (educator, publisher, retired technician, technician not actively employed or employed by industries related to the electrical rebuilding industry.)
    • Honorary Member: Conferred by a majority vote of the Board of Directors present and voting. Shall be limited to individuals who have rendered conspicuous and extraordinary services to the Association and to the Rotating Electrical Rebuilding Industry. Shall be entitled to all Association benefits, and shall be exempt from the annual dues."
    • Rebuilder Emeritus: Shall be members who have been active in the association for at least 10 years and who have retired from the industry. Any retired member may request Rebuilder Emeritus status by contacting any member of the Board Of Directors. Rebuilder Emeritus dues will reflect a discount with membership benefits limited to use of the ERA website and Forums."
Section 3:
Membership Privileges

(see Amendment 20) In addition to other benefits that may be made available to members by action of the Board of Directors and committees, members in good standing of this Association shall receive:
  • A Certificate of Membership
  • Full access to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association website
  • An annual subscription to The Electrical Rebuilder's Exchange newspaper.
  • Discounted admission for 2 (two) rebuilders or individual members to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association-sponsored trade show.
  • Reduced rates to attend organization-sponsored training events.
  • Discounted pricing on association books and videos.
Section 4:
Membership Termination or Suspension for Cause
The Board of Directors, by the affirmative vote of 2/3 present and voting, may suspend or expel a member for any cause considered by the Board of Directors to be detrimental to the best interests of the Association. Said member upon written request, filed with the secretary within thirty (30) days of such notice of suspension or expulsion, shall be given the opportunity to be heard before the Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting.

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ARTICLE III - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1:
Board Role,
Board Size,
Board Composition
The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall policy and direction of the Association. It shall delegate responsibility for the day-to-day operations to the Executive Board of Directors and committees.

The Board of Directors shall consist of the 13 (thirteen) members listed below, at least 7 (seven) of which must be rebuilders.

The Executive Board of Directors shall consist of the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Regional Vice President-Northeast
  • Regional Vice President-North Central
  • Regional Vice President-Northwest
  • Regional Vice President-Southeast
  • Regional Vice President-South Central
  • Regional Vice President-Southwest
  • Regional Vice President-Canada East
  • Regional Vice President-Canada West
Section 2:
Compensation

(see Amendment 21) The Board of Directors positions are totally volunteer. Members of the Board of Directors shall receive no compensation. All Board of Director members are responsible for their own expenses. Board of Director members will not have to pay admission to Association-sponsored events when their presence is on behalf of the Association.
Section 3:
Terms
All Board of Directors shall serve 2 (two) year terms, but they are eligible for re-election. After successfully serving a complete term and having chosen not to serve in another Board of Directors position, he/she will automatically continue to serve on the Board of Advisors, unless they choose to be excluded.

The President, Second Vice President, three Regional Vice Presidents (SE, NC, SC, CAN[W]) and Secretary shall be elected during odd-numbered years.

First Vice President, four (4) Regional Vice Presidents (NE, NW, SW, CAN[E]) and Treasurer shall be elected during even-numbered years.

All advisors and committee members shall serve for one year unless otherwise specified by the Board of Directors.

Executive Board Members shall serve in only one executive capacity. They are eligible to serve in other appointed positions.

Section 4:
Quorum
Sixty percent (60%) of any Board is needed to make a quorum. A quorum is required for the transaction of all business including the making and passing of motions.
Section 5:
Resignations,
Terminations,
Absences
Resignation from any Board must be in writing and received by the Secretary.

Any member of the Board of Directors may be removed for excess absences if he or she has 3 (three) or more unexcused absences from the Board of Directors meetings in one year. An absence shall be considered excused by a majority opinion of the Board of Directors.

A member of the Board of Directors may also be removed for other reasons by a three-fourths vote of the remaining Board of Directors.

Section 6:
Dues
The Board of Advisors will set dues schedules for membership.
Section 7:
Standing
Committees
The Board of Directors shall establish and provide appropriate resources for Standing Committees and any other committees that the Board of Directors may deem necessary.

The Standing Committees shall be:

  • Technical Education
  • Nomination
  • Membership
  • Trade Show
  • Budget
Section 8:
Vacancies

The Board of Directors shall have the power by two-thirds (2/3) vote to fill any vacancy occurring in any office of the Association for the unexpired portion of the term.

Section 9:
Fiscal Year

The fiscal year shall be the calendar year

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ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
Section 1:
Robert's Rules
of Order
All meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order.
(see Amendment 22)
Section 2:
Annual
Meeting
An annual meeting will be held for the purpose of electing officers, adding to and amending the bylaws and conducting any business deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

This meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual trade show, or within 60 (sixty) days notice, if a trade show is not scheduled.

The Board of Advisors shall attend this meeting along with any other member of the Association deemed necessary by the President or the Board of Directors.

Section 3:
Nominations
and
Elections
Officers shall be nominated for the positions set forth in Article III section 1 of the Association bylaws.

The Nomination Committee shall identify members of the Advisory Board, Board of Directors and general membership of the Association with the skills, aptitude and abilities to perform the duties of the officers as listed and amended in these bylaws.

Identified Slate of Nominees shall be posted on the Association's Website (ERA Discussion Forum) thirty days (30) prior to the Association's Annual Meeting. The Slate of Nominees shall be presented to the Board of Advisors for election. Identified nominees shall be encouraged to work closely with the incumbent officer to properly and adequately become familiar with the duties of the office for which they are nominated.

All nominees for the Executive Board shall have served a minimum of one term on the Board of Advisors.

All nominees for the Board of Directors shall have served a minimum of one year on the Board of Advisors or shall have been an Association member in good standing for a minimum of two (2) years.

If a qualified member cannot be found to fill an open position, the Board of Directors may fill that position from the general membership at their discretion.

All nominees shall be Association members in good standing.

Section 4:
Meeting
Minutes
The Secretary shall assure that the minutes of each meeting are posted to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association website no later than 10 (ten) business days following all meetings.

The Secretary shall also send the minutes of these meetings to the Board of Advisors and to any other member that requests them via e-mail, no later than 10 (ten) business days following the meeting.

Section 5:
Meeting
Agenda
The Secretary shall assure that a meeting agenda is posted to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association website no later than 5 (five) days prior to all meetings.

The Secretary shall also send the meeting agenda to the Board of Advisors via e-mail no later than 5 (five) business days prior to all meetings.

Section 6:
Meeting
Voting
Only business items on the published agenda and those legally brought as new business shall be voted on at all meetings.
Section 7:
Special
Meetings
Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called upon the request of the President or sixty percent of the Executive Board of Directors or fifty percent of the Board of Advisors.

The Secretary shall send out notices of special meetings to each Board member 2 (two) weeks in advance. These notices may be delivered via e-mail.

The Secretary shall also ensure that a notice is posted to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association website.

Section 8:
Emergency
Meeting
The Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, or any committee Chairperson may call an emergency meeting with other Board or committee members, by way of telephone or e-mail.

Emergency meetings will be held only to address issues that cannot be delayed by the time necessary to call a special meeting.

All business voted on at an emergency meeting must be approved at the next scheduled meeting or at a special meeting to be called immediately following the emergency meeting.

The Secretary shall ensure that a notice is posted to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association web site, no later than twenty-four hours after any emergency meeting by any Board.

Section 9:
Board of Directors
Meeting Frequency
The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice a year via conference call or other means deemed appropriate by the Board. These meetings shall not be closer than 4 (four) months and not more than 8 (eight) months apart.

The Board of Directors shall attend these meetings, along with any other member of the Association deemed necessary by the President or the Board of Directors.

Section 10:
Executive Board
of Directors
Meeting Frequency
The Executive Board of Directors shall meet at least, but not limited to, once a month via conference call or by other means deemed appropriate by the Board.

At least 2 (two) other members from the Board of Directors shall be invited to attend these meetings.

Any other member of the Association, deemed necessary by the President or the Board of Directors, may attend these meetings.

Section 11:
Amendments

These bylaws may be amended or repealed by the Board of Advisors. Amendments may be proposed by any member. Before any amendment is submitted to the Board of Advisors, it shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval. With the approval of the Board of Directors it shall be posted on the Association's Website (ERA Discussions Forum) thirty (30) days prior to the Association's Annual Meeting for a vote in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.

Section 12:
Voting Representatives


(see Amendment 23)

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ARTICLE V - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ASSOCIATON POSITIONS
    Overview of the Role and Responsibilities of the Executive Board of Directors

The Executive Board of Directors shall provide continuity for the Association by establishing a non-profit corporation for its legal existence. The Board shall represent the Association's interests through promotion of and advocacy for its products and services.

The Board of Directors shall be responsible for:
  • Offering administrative guidance
  • Governing the Association by broad policies and objectives formulated and agreed upon by the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors and members.
  • Assigning priorities and ensuring the Association's capacity to carry out programs by continually reviewing its work.
  • Acquiring sufficient resources for the organization's operations and financing its products and services adequately.
  • Accounting to the members for the products and services of the Association and expenditures of its funds.
  • Providing for fiscal accountability and formulating policies related to contracts from the public or private resources.

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    Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
  • Support the Executive Board of Directors and monitor their performance.
  • Ensure effective organizational planning
  • Ensure adequate resources
  • Manage resources effectively
  • Determine and monitor the Association's programs and services
  • Enhance the Association's public image
  • Serve as a Court of Appeal
  • Vote on the proposed annual budget at the December meeting.
  • Establish or set fee schedules for items other than membership dues.

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    Overview of the Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Advisors
  • Regularly attend and participate in the Board of Advisors meetings.
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  • Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time.
  • Stay informed about committee matters, prepare well for meetings and review comments on minutes and reports.
  • Get to know other committee members and build a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Participate in fund raising for the organization.
  • Monitor the performance of the Board of Directors.
  • Elect the Board of Directors.
  • Vote on recommended changes to the Association's bylaws.
  • Shall consist of at least 30 members.
  • Shall set and vote on membership dues schedules.

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    ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITIONS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
        President
  • Is a member of the Executive Board of Directors.
  • Provides leadership to the Executive Board of Directors.
  • Chairs meetings of the Executive Board of Directors, Board of Directors and the Board of Advisors.
  • Appoints the chairpersons of committees in consultation with the Board of Directors.
  • Discusses issues confronting the Association with the Board of Directors.
  • Helps guide and mediate Executive Board of Directors actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance of the organization subject to the control of the Board of Directors.
  • Monitors financial planning and financial reports.
  • Informally evaluates the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.
  • Evaluates annually the performance of the organization in achieving its mission.
  • Performs other responsibilities assigned by the Board of Directors.
  • Shall be an ex officio member of all committees.
  • Shall abstain from voting unless needed to break a tie vote.
  • The immediate past president shall remain as a non-voting member of the Executive Board
        First Vice President
  • Is a member of the Executive Board of Directors
  • Performs President's responsibilities when the President cannot be available. (See President's job description)
  • Reports to the President and the Board of Directors
  • Works closely with the President and other Board of Directors members
  • Participates closely with the President to develop and implement officer transition plans
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors
  • Shall audit the Treasurer at least annually
  • Is the chairperson for the Nominating Committee on odd-numbered years.
        Second Vice President
  • Is a member of the Executive Board of Directors
  • Performs President's responsibilities when the President and the First Vice President cannot be available. (See President's job description)
  • Reports to the President and other Executive Board of Directors members
  • Performs responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Directors
  • Is the chairperson for the Nominating Committee on even-numbered years.
        Regional Vice President
  • Is a member of the Board of Directors.
  • Shall represent the members of his/her region.
  • Shall bring issues to the Board of Directors that affect the overall direction of the Association.
  • Shall promote and encourage participation and membership from his/her region.
  • Shall be responsible for helping with Association events in his/her region.
  • Shall be available to serve as a member of at least one committee.
  • Shall be an active participant at the Association's trade show.
        Secretary
  • Is a member of the Executive Board of Directors.
  • Maintains records of the Executive Board of Directors and ensures effective management of the Association's records.
  • Records and manages the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Board of Directors, the Board of Directors and the Board of Advisors.
  • Ensures that minutes are distributed according to the bylaws.
  • Is sufficiently familiar with legal documents (articles, bylaws, IRS letters, etc.) to note their applicability during meetings.
  • Shall prepare and post the agenda as required by the bylaws.
  • Shall ensure the meeting facilities are prepared.
  • Shall prepare and maintain a membership roster and issue certificates to such, as directed by the Treasurer if for any reason this responsibility cannot be met by the office manager.
        Treasurer
  • Is a member of the Executive Board of Directors.
  • Administrates fiscal matters of the Association.
  • Provides annual budget information to the Budget Committee in order to prepare the annual budget.
  • Provides printed financial reports to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting.
  • Shall be responsible for filing all necessary tax returns and documents.
  • Shall be responsible for collecting and accounting for all funds collected by the Association.
  • Shall collect annual dues assessments from the membership.
        Committee Chair
  • Sets the tone for the committee work.
  • Ensures that all committee members have the information needed to do their jobs.
  • Oversees the logistics of the committee's operations.
  • Reports committee actions and suggestions to the Board of Directors.
  • Reports to the Board of Advisors on committee decisions and recommendations.
  • Works closely with the President and other staff as agreed to by the President.
  • Assigns work to the committee members, sets the agenda, runs the meetings and ensures distribution of meeting minutes.
  • Initiates and leads the committee's annual evaluation.
        Overview of responsibilities of standing committees
  • Technical Education Committee -
    "Develop and coordinate training seminars for the Electrical Rebuilders Association annual trade show and other association sponsored training seminars.

    Work with the publication and website directors to develop technical training media for the Electrical Rebuilder's Association and the Electrical Rebuilders Exchange Publication.

    Work with the Trade Show Committee to help facilitate industry related seminars and seminar presenters for the Association’s annual trade show."

  • Nomination Committee - Shall be chaired by the First Vice President in odd-numbered and by the Second Vice President in even-numbered years.

    Committee members shall become familiar with the members of the Association and the work required of its officers and committees.

    The committee shall provide opportunities for the entire membership to suggest candidates for all positions.

    The Nomination committee shall consult with and advise various committee chairpersons, the President and the Board of Directors on all possible candidates.

    The committee shall make suggestions for the filling of vacancies of expired terms among Board members. The committee shall solicit and compile a Slate of Nominees that will be posted on the Association's Website (ERA Discussion Forums) thirty (30) days prior to the Association's Annual Meeting. The committee shall present this Slate of Nominees at the Association's Annual Meeting for a vote in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws.

  • Membership Committee - Increase and retain membership through membership drives and interaction with existing members. Research and outline membership benefits to add value for members and present these findings to the Board of Directors for consideration.

  • Trade Show Committee -
    "Shall be made up of the Executive Board and chairperson of the Technical Training Committee, or his/her designee, and any Board Of Advisor member the chairperson may delegate.

    Shall be chaired by the current association president.

    Shall coordinate and execute the needed services and elements for the Electrical Rebuilder's Association annual trade show."

  • Budget Committee - Shall be made up of the Executive Board, past president and any Board of Director member the chairman may delegate. Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures.

    The committee is to determine and propose an annual budget that will be submitted to the Board of Directors at the December monthly meeting for approval and vote.

    In the event of a change of treasurer, the committee will supervise the transfer of the financial records to the incoming treasurer.

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Amendment 1 (passed March 26,2006 in Charlotte, NC) (incorporated into bylaws body March 26, 2007)
ADDED NEW SECTION TO Article III - Board of Directors
Added: "Membership on any board shall be limited to one member per organization."
CHANGED Article V - Roles And Responsibilities of Association Positions, Overview of the Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Advisors.
Original Text: "This board will consist of not more than 28 members."
Changed To: "Shall consist of at least 30 members."

Amendment 2 (passed March 26,2006 in Charlotte, NC) (incorporated into bylaws body March 26, 2007)
ADDED TO Article V - Role And Responsibilities Of Positions On The Board Of Directors, President:
Added: "The immediate past president shall remain as a non-voting member of the Executive Board."

Amendment 3 (passed April 26,2009 in Kansas City, MO) (incorporated into bylaws body April 26, 2010)
ADDED NEW SECTION TO Article III - Board of Directors
Added: "Section 8: Vacancies—The Board of Directors shall have the power by two-thirds (2/3) vote to fill any vacancy occurring in any office of the Association for the unexpired portion of the term."

Amendment 4 (passed April 26,2009 in Kansas City, MO) (incorporated into bylaws body April 26, 2010)
ADDED TO Article IV-Meetings of Members
Added: "Section 11: Amendments—These bylaws may be amended or repealed by the Board of Advisors. Amendments may be proposed by any member. Before any amendment is submitted to the Board of Advisors, it shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for review and approval. With the approval of the Board of Directors it shall be posted on the Association's Website (ERA Discussions Forum) thirty (30) days prior to the Association's Annual Meeting for a vote in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws."

Amendment 5 (passed May 23, 2010 in Covington, KY) (incorporated into bylaws body April 03, 2011)
ADDED NEW SECTION TO Article III - Board of Directors
Added: "Section 9: Fiscal Year—The fiscal year shall be the calendar year."

Amendment 6 (passed May 23, 2010 in Covington, KY) (incorporated into bylaws body April 03, 2011)
CHANGED Article V - Roles And Responsibilities of Association Positions, Overview of the Role and Responsibilities of the Executive Board of Directors.
Original Text: "• Providing for fiscal accountability, approving the budget and formulating policies related to contracts from the public or private resources."
Changed To: "• Providing for fiscal accountability and formulating policies related to contracts from the public or private resources."

Amendment 7 (passed May 23, 2010 in Covington, KY) (incorporated into bylaws body April 03, 2011)
CHANGED Article V - Roles And Responsibilities of Association Positions, Overview of the Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
Deleted Text: "• Recommend the budget to the Executive Board of Directors."
Added Text: "• Vote on the proposed annual budget at the December meeting." and "• Establish or set fee schedules for items other than membership dues."

Amendment 8 (passed May 23, 2010 in Covington, KY) (incorporated into bylaws body April 03, 2011)
CHANGED Article V - Roles And Responsibilities of Association Positions, Overview of the Role and Responsibilities of the Board of Advisors.
Added Text: "• Shall set and vote on membership dues schedules."

Amendment 9 (passed May 23, 2010 in Covington, KY) (incorporated into bylaws body April 03, 2011)
CHANGED Article V - Roles And Responsibilities of Association Positions, Role And Responsibilities Of Positions On The Board Of Directors, Treasurer.
Deleted Text: "• Chairs the Budget Committee."
Changed Text: "• Provides annual budget information to the Board of Directors in order to prepare the annual budget."—was changed to—"• Provides annual budget information to the Budget Committee in order to prepare the annual budget."
Deleted Text: "• Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures."

Amendment 10 (passed May 23, 2010 in Covington, KY) (incorporated into bylaws body April 03, 2011)
ADDED TO Article V - Roles And Responsibilities of Association Positions, Overview Of Responsibilities Of Standing Committees.
  • Budget Committee - Shall be made up of the Executive Board, past president and any Board of Director member the chairman may delegate.

    Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures.

    The committee is to determine and propose an annual budget that will be submitted to the Board of Directors at the December monthly meeting for approval and vote.

    In the event of a change of treasurer, the committee will supervise the transfer of the financial records to the incoming treasurer.


Amendment 11 (passed via online vote, April 29, 2011) (incorporated into bylaws body April 29, 2012)
ADDED TO Article I - NAME, PURPOSE

Section 3: Equal Opportunity - The Electrical Rebuilder's Association is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis prohibited by law.


Amendment 12 (passed via online vote, April 29, 2011) (incorporated into bylaws body April 29, 2012)
ADDED TO Article II - MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Member: Conferred by a majority vote of the Board of Directors present and voting. Shall be limited to individuals who have rendered conspicuous and extraordinary services to the Association and to the Rotating Electrical Rebuilding Industry. Shall be entitled to all Association benefits, and shall be exempt from the annual dues.


Amendment 13 (passed via online vote, April 29, 2011) (incorporated into bylaws body April 29, 2012)
ADDED TO Article II - MEMBERSHIP

Section 4: Membership Termination or Suspension for Cause

The Board of Directors, by the affirmative vote of 2/3 present and voting, may suspend or expel a member for any cause considered by the Board of Directors to be detrimental to the best interests of the Association. Said member upon written request, filed with the secretary within thirty (30) days of such notice of suspension or expulsion, shall be given the opportunity to be heard before the Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting.


Amendment 14 (passed via online vote, April 29, 2011) (incorporated into bylaws body April 29, 2012)
REMOVED FROM Article III - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Section 1

Membership on any board shall be limited to one member per organization.


Amendment 15 (passed via online vote, April 29, 2011) (incorporated into bylaws body April 29, 2012)
CHANGED Article IV - MEETINGS OF MEMBERS - Section 3
Original Text: "All nominees for the Executive Board shall have served a minimum of one term on the Board of Directors."

Changed To: "All nominees for the Executive Board shall have served a minimum of one term on the Board of Advisors."


Amendment 16 (passed via online vote, April 29, 2011) (incorporated into bylaws body April 29, 2012)
Original Text: "All nominees for the Board of Directors shall have served a minimum of one year on the Board of Advisors or an active committee."

Changed To: "All nominees for the Board of Directors shall have served a minimum of one year on the Board of Advisors or shall have been an Association member in good standing for a minimum of two (2) years."


Amendment 17 (passed March 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia) (incorporated into bylaws body April 1, 2016)
CHANGED Article V - subsection Overview of responsibilities of standing committees --> Technical Education Committee
Original Text:
"Develop and coordinate training seminars.

Work with the publication and website directors to develop technical training literature for the Electrical Rebuilder's Association website and other various media form."

Changed To:
"Develop and coordinate training seminars for the Electrical Rebuilders Association annual trade show and other association sponsored training seminars.

Work with the publication and website directors to develop technical training media for the Electrical Rebuilder's Association and the Electrical Rebuilders Exchange Publication.

Work with the Trade Show Committee to help facilitate industry related seminars and seminar presenters for the Association’s annual trade show."


Amendment 18 (passed March 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia) (incorporated into bylaws body April 1, 2016)
CHANGED Article V - subsection Overview of responsibilities of standing committees --> Trade Show Committee
Original Text:
"Shall be chaired by the Regional Vice President for the region in which the trade show is being held that year.

Will work with the Board of Directors and committee chairs to establish a positive presence at industry-related trade shows in which the Board of Directors chooses to participate.

Shall coordinate and execute the needed elements for the Electrical Rebuilder's Association booth."

Changed To:
"Shall be made up of the Executive Board and chairperson of the Technical Training Committee, or his/her designee, and any Board Of Advisor member the chairperson may delegate.

Shall be chaired by the current association president.

Shall coordinate and execute the needed services and elements for the Electrical Rebuilder's Association annual trade show."


Amendment 19 (passed March 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia) (incorporated into bylaws body April 1, 2016)
CHANGED Article II Membership - Section 2
Original Text:
"Membership Classifications shall be:
  • Rebuilder: (owner or employee of a company involved in electrical rebuilding)
  • Supplier: (owner or employee of a company that actively advertises for sales of parts and rebuilding equipment to electrical rebuilders)
  • Warehouse branch locations: (branch warehouse owned by a business that is already a supplier member)
  • Individual: (educator, publisher, retired technician, technician not actively employed or employed by industries related to the electrical rebuilding industry.)
  • Honorary Member: Conferred by a majority vote of the Board of Directors present and voting. Shall be limited to individuals who have rendered conspicuous and extraordinary services to the Association and to the Rotating Electrical Rebuilding Industry. Shall be entitled to all Association benefits, and shall be exempt from the annual dues."
Changed To:
"Membership Classifications shall be:
  • Rebuilder: (owner or employee of a company involved in electrical rebuilding and or component parts that performs Rebuild-Return exclusively)
  • Supplier: (owner or employee of a company that actively advertises for sales of parts and rebuilding equipment to electrical rebuilders)
  • Warehouse branch locations: (branch warehouse owned by a business that is already a supplier member)
  • Individual: (educator, publisher, retired technician, technician not actively employed or employed by industries related to the electrical rebuilding industry.)
  • Honorary Member: Conferred by a majority vote of the Board of Directors present and voting. Shall be limited to individuals who have rendered conspicuous and extraordinary services to the Association and to the Rotating Electrical Rebuilding Industry. Shall be entitled to all Association benefits, and shall be exempt from the annual dues."
  • Rebuilder Emeritus: Shall be members who have been active in the association for at least 10 years and who have retired from the industry. Any retired member may request Rebuilder Emeritus status by contacting any member of the Board Of Directors. Rebuilder Emeritus dues will reflect a discount with membership benefits limited to use of the ERA website and Forums."

Amendment 20 (passed March 20, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee) (scheduled to be incorporated into bylaws body March 20, 2017)
CHANGED Article II Membership - Section 3

"Membership Privileges:

Added:
  • All members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of membership in the association, except to limitations provided elsewhere in these Bylaws, except Honorary and Rebuilder Emeritas members shall not have the right to vote on any matter submitted to the complete Board for a vote.

Original Text:

In addition to other Benefits that may be made available to members by action of the Board of Directors and committees, members in good standing of this Association shall receive:
  • A Certificate of Membership
  • Full access to the Electrical Rebuilder's Association website
  • An annual subscription to The Electrical Rebuilder's Exchange newspaper
  • Discountted admission for 2 (two) rebuilders or individual members to the Electrical Rebuilders Association-sponsored trade show.
  • Reduced Rates to attend organization-sponsored training events.
  • Discounted pricing on association books and videos.

Amendment 21 (passed March 20, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee) (scheduled to be incorporated into bylaws body March 20, 2017)
CHANGED Article III Board of Directors - Section 2
Original Text:

"Section 2: Compensation:"
  • The Board of Directors positions are totally volunteer.
  • Members of the Board of Directors shall receive no compensation.
  • All Board of Director members are responsible for their own expenses.
  • Board of Director members will not have to pay admission to Association-sponsored events when their presence is on behalf of the Association.

"Changed To:
"Section 2: Compensation:"
  • The Board of Directors positions are totally volunteer.
  • Members of the Board of Directors shall receive no compensation for association duties, but not limited to any Contracted Services or Leasing agreements conferred by majority of the Board of Directors.
  • All Board of Director members are responsible for their own expenses.
  • Board of Director members will not have to pay admission to Association-sponsored events when their presence is on behalf of the Association.

Amendment 22 (passed March 20, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee) (scheduled to be incorporated into bylaws body March 20, 2017)
CHANGED Article IV Meeting of Members - Section 1
Original Text:

"Section 1: Robert's Rules of Order"
  • All meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order.

"Changed To":
  • Except as otherwise herein provided, the latest revision of, Roberts Rules of Order shall Govern all business and parliamentary procedures at all meetings.
  • The privilege of the floor at all meetings shall be restricted to members in good standing, but the presiding officer in his sole discretion may allow any person the courtesy of the floor.

Amendment 23 (passed March 20, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee) (scheduled to be incorporated into bylaws body March 20, 2017)
CHANGED Article IV Meeting of Members - Section 12
"Added":

"Section 12: Voting Represetatives
  • Consists of Board of Directors which include the Executive Board & limited to the Advisor Board for the purpose of membership Dues Schedules, Amendments to these Bylaws, and Annual Elections of yearly Board positions.
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