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27 August 2009

Dear AYD Members,

Our AYD Rules Committee has been working since the start of the year to ensure
that our clubʼs governing documents are best designed to serve you, the AYD
member. To that end, we propose several amendments to the AYD constitution
and bylaws. These amendments, the first made in over three years, will codify
some of our existing practices, streamline other practices, and ensure that AYDʼs
operations and officers are working their hardest to help us elect Democrats to
office and to shape public policy in the areas that concern us, the young
Democrats of Arlington County and Northern Virginia.

All of the amendments being proposed are listed in the following documents as
tracked changed from the constitution and bylaws as they currently exist. To
make it easier for you to get to the heart of the changes, I have summarized the
main amendments below. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at
parliamentarian@arlingtonyoungdems.org if you have any questions about any of
these proposals. Please also join me in thanking all of the AYD members who
gave their weekend and evening time to join our Rules Committee and whose
insights and hard work shape these amendments before you today.

I look forward to working together with all of the AYD membership to help make
our voice for change—which has sounded loudly across Virginia and America
over these past several years—all the more bold in the years to come.

Best regards,
Scott E. Pedowitz
AYD Parliamentarian & Rules Committee Chair

Constitutional Amendments
1) Normalize references to the organization throughout the document by its legal
name "Arlington Young Democrats" and add “(AYD)” after such references so we
are clear that we are referring to the organization as a corporate body (and not its
constituent members or all young Democrats in the county).
2) Several technical edits throughout the document, mainly revolving around the
use of the serial comma for clarity.
3) Art I, Sec 2: Adding an objective for the group to increase awareness on
issues germane to its members.
4) Art II, Sec 3: Codifying our practice of non-endorsement in primaries, but
ensuring that our members are free to endorse in their own rights and also
ensuring that non-endorsement does not mean that we do not pass along
information about primary candidates.
5) Art II, Sec 4: Explicitly allowing the organization to lobby for changes to the
Democratic platform (even though we pledge to support it).
6) Art III, Sec 1: Expanding our allowed age from 17-35 to 13-35 (consistent with
VAYD) and adding gender identity & disability as classes against whom we do
not discriminate explicitly (again, consistent with VAYD).
7) Art IV, Sec 1: Eliminate the positions of Membership Director & Newsletter
Editor; create the positions of Recruitment Director & Retention Director; rename
the Webmaster as New Media Director.
8) Art IV, Sec 2: Provide for the Vice President to succeed the president in case
of a vacancy; grant caucus oversight to the Outreach Director; include
government action under the Political Action Direction; define roles for the two
new positions; add newsletter to the publicity director; broaden the role of the
New Media Director (to more than just the website); other technical edits.
9) Art IV, Sec 3: Change the voting standard for officers from majority to plurality
(which is the standard under which we had been--wrongly--operating all along);
change the basis for our election standard from all members to members present
& voting (as above).
10) Art V: Change the standard for demanding a special meeting; add that
quorum is to be assumed.
11) Art VI, Sec 2: Change Resolutions Committee to allow all AYD members to
vote; create Membership & Communications Committees as standing
committees; some other technical edits.
12) Art VI, Sec 4: Provide that special committees shall be open to all members.

Bylaws Amendments
1) Change the standard meeting date to the third Wednesday of the month to
align it with current AYD practice (the Executive Committee reserves the right to
change the meeting date, as was the case before, if necessary).
2) Allowing the date of the elections (first Thursday in December, ordinarily) to be
moved provided that the Executive Committee provides sufficient notice to the
general membership of the change.
3) Removing a provision of the bylaw on caucus creation that contracted the
procedure for creating caucuses in Art VI of the constitution; also, requiring that
notice of caucus meetings shall be given to the general membership (which we
do via our e-mail blasts) rather than just saying that they may be given.
4) Tweaking the definition of a “majority” to one that is more mathematically
accurate that the definition currently in the bylaws; also, adding a definition of
“plurality” now that this term also appears in the constitution.
5) Assorted technical edits as in the constitution.
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3 Constitution
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5 Arlington Young Democrats


6
7 Adopted November 16, 1978
8 Amended May, 1983
9 Amended November 19, 1987
10 Amended August 28, 2003
11 Amended January 26, 2006
12 Proposed Amendments for September 16, 2009
13
14 Preamble
15
16 We the Young Democrats of Arlington County, in order to further the ideals and
17 principles of the Democratic Party, to promote the election of the party’s candidates for
18 public office at all levels, to encourage the involvement of young people in civic and
19 political affairs, and to promote harmony and fellowship with one another, establish this
20 Constitution of Arlington Young Democrats. Deleted: the
21
22 Article I: Name and objectives
23
24 Section 1: The name of this organization shall be “Arlington Young Democrats” (AYD). Deleted: the
25 Deleted: ”
26 Section 2: The objectives of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall be: Deleted: the
27 i. To support and elect Democratic candidates for public office;
28 ii. To widen and increase the interest, knowledge, and participation of young
29 people in government, the political process, and civic involvement;
30 iii. To train and develop young people for positions of leadership;
31 iv. To serve those in need in our community;
32 v. To increase awareness and activism on issues of importance to young people; Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
33 vi. To increase the role of under-represented people in the Democratic Party, Deleted: our
34 government, and society; and
35 vii. To provide opportunities for young people to network and socialize.
36
37 Article II: Policy
38
39 Section 1: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall contribute to the activities, growth,
40 and influence of the Democratic Party.
41
42 Section 2: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall support and endorse only those
43 candidates for public office who have been nominated or endorsed by the Democratic
44 Party.
45
46 New Section 3: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall not endorse candidates in any
47 contest for the nomination or endorsement of the Democratic Party, and shall maintain its
48 neutrality until after such contests are settled. Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall
49 provide an equitable forum in a manner determined by the Executive Committee for all
50 candidates seeking the nomination or endorsement of the Democratic Party to solicit its
51 members’ support. Nothing in this article shall be interpreted to preclude individual
52 members of Arlington Young Democrats from endorsing candidates seeking the
53 nomination or endorsement of the Democratic Party in his or her individual capacity,
54 provided that no Officer of Arlington Young Democrats shall cause his or her affiliation
55 or title with Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) to be used in connection with such an
56 endorsement.
57
58 Renumbered Section 4: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall actively support the Deleted: Section 3
59 candidates and the platform of the Democratic Party at all levels; although nothing in this
60 Constitution shall be interpreted to preclude Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) or its
61 members from advocating for amendments to, or the inclusion of particular views or
62 issues in, the platform of the Democratic Party at any level. Deleted: .
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64 Renumbered Section 5: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall recruit members from Deleted: Section 4
65 the entire community.
66
67 Renumbered Section 6: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall not act in any manner Deleted: Section 5
68 not consistent with this Constitution. Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) should act with Deleted: ;
69 consideration of, and to the best of its ability in a manner consistent with, the Virginia
70 Young Democrats, the Young Democrats of America, the Arlington County Democratic
71 Committee, the Democratic Party of Virginia, and the Democratic National Committee. Deleted: Virginia State
72 Deleted: National
73 Article III: Membership and Dues Deleted: Party
74
75 Section 1: Membership in Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) is open to anyone Deleted: the
76 between the ages of thirteen and thirty-five years, inclusive, who believes in the Deleted: 17
77 principles of the Democratic Party. No person will be denied membership on the basis of Deleted: to
78 race, gender, religion, economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender Deleted: 35
79 identity, or disability. Deleted: or
80 Deleted: .
81 Section 2: No person will be considered a member of Arlington Young Democrats
82 (AYD) until a membership form, as approved by the Executive Committee, has been Deleted: Arlington Young Democrats
83 completed and dues have been paid or waived. Membership renewal and collection of
84 appropriate dues will occur as established in the Bylaws.
85
86 Section 3: Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) members who were in good standing for
87 at least one year and who have attained the age of thirty-six years may, unless such
88 membership be disapproved by a majority of the active membership, become affiliated
89 with the organization as non-voting members and will hereafter be referred to as Deleted: a
90 “associate members.” Deleted: A
91 Deleted: M
92 Article IV: Officers
93
94 Section 1: The officers of the Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall be President,
95 Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Finance Director, Party Representative, Political
96 Action Director, Outreach Director, Community Services Director, Recruitment Director, Deleted: Membership Director
97 Retention Director, Publicity Director, Programming Director, New Media Director, and Deleted: Newsletter Editor,
98 President Emeritus. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by this Deleted: Webmaster
99 Constitution and the Bylaws adopted by Arlington Young Democrats (AYD). No person
100 may hold more that one office at a time. The collective of officers is known as the
101 “Executive Committee.”
102
103 Section 2: The duties of the officers of the Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) are as Deleted: Duties
104 follows:
105
106 President - Presides over meetings of the Executive Committee and the general
107 membership; exercises general managerial tasks with respect to the operation of the
108 organization; establishes and terminates special committees as needed and appoints a Deleted: group
109 chair to such special committees; shall be notified of each committee meeting; appoints Deleted: and serve as a voting member of
110 or removes a Recruitment Director, Retention Director, and Publicity Director, subject to all committees
111 the approval of a majority of the elected Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) Officers; Deleted: Membership Director
112 and shall exercise such other powers and duties as may be assigned to the office of Deleted: , and Newsletter Editor
113 President by other provisions of the Constitution and under the Bylaws.
114
115 Vice President - Presides over the organization in the absence of the President; oversees
116 the schedule and the presentations of meetings of the general membership and programs
117 outside of regular general membership meetings; appoints or removes a Programming
118 Director and New Media Director, subject to the approval of a majority of the elected Deleted: Webmaster
119 Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) Officers; shall be notified of each committee
120 meeting; shall become President in case of the removal of the President from office or of
121 his or her death or resignation; and shall exercise such other powers and duties as may be
122 assigned to the office of Vice President by other provisions of the Constitution, under the
123 Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
124
125 Secretary - Transcribes minutes of the meetings; provides a written report of meetings of
126 the Executive Committee and the general membership; shall exercise such other powers
127 and duties as may be assigned to the office of Secretary by other provisions of the
128 Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
129
130 Treasurer - Establishes procedures to handle disbursements and expenditures; tracks and
131 reports all receipts and disbursements; maintains all financial records; should the need Deleted: maintains the official membership
132 arise, prepares filing reports to the State Board of Elections; ensures financial records are list;

133 open to inspection by any member of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) at any Deleted: will
134 reasonable time; and shall exercise such other powers and duties as may be assigned to
135 the office of Treasurer by other provisions of the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as
136 delegated by the President.
137
138 Finance Director- Oversees planning and implementation of all fundraising activities; and
139 shall exercise such other powers and duties as may be assigned to the office of Finance
140 Director by other provisions of the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by
141 the President.
142
143 Community Service Director - Coordinates outreach and service to volunteer and
144 charitable organizations; and shall exercise such other powers and duties as may be
145 assigned to the office of Community Service Director by other provisions of the
146 Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
147
148 Outreach Director- Organizes outreach to people under-represented in the Democratic
149 Party and in Arlington Young Democrats (AYD); supervises the activities of caucuses
150 created pursuant to Article VI, Section 3; and shall exercise such other powers and duties
151 as may be assigned to the office of Outreach Director by other provisions of the
152 Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
153
154 Party Representative – Coordinates relationships with other recognized Democratic
155 organizations; manages the Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) resolution process;
156 appoints a Resolutions Advisor to assist with the management of Arlington Young
157 Democrats’ (AYD’s) resolution process; and shall exercise such other powers and duties
158 as may be assigned to the office of Party Representative by other provisions of the
159 Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
160
161 Political Action Director - Oversees political activity of the organization, including voter
162 registration; coordinates efforts with the campaigns of local, state, and federal
163 Democratic candidates; coordinates Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) interactions
164 with local, state, and federal governments; and shall exercise such other powers and
165 duties as may be assigned to the office of Political Action Director by other provisions of
166 the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
167
168 Recruitment Director - Coordinates the execution of membership drives and recruitment; Deleted: Membership Director
169 collects membership forms and dues in accordance with Article III, Section 2; and shall Deleted: Assists with
170 exercise such other powers and duties as may be assigned to the office of Recruitment Deleted: , retention and renewal of members
171 Director by other provisions of the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by Deleted: Membership
172 the President.
173
174 Retention Director – Coordinates activities related to the retention and renewal of
175 members; maintains the official membership list; and shall exercise such other powers
176 and duties as may be assigned to the office of Recruitment Director by other provisions
177 of the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
178
179 Publicity Director - Coordinates the dissemination of information regarding Arlington Deleted: Assists with
180 Young Democrats (AYD); produces and disseminates a periodic newsletter informing the Deleted: the
181 membership and broader public of the organization’s activities; and shall exercise such
182 other powers and duties as may be assigned to the office of Publicity Director by other
183 provisions of the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
184
185 Programming Director - Plans and coordinates programs for the monthly meetings of Deleted: Newsletter Editor – Directs, edits,
186 Arlington Young Democrats (AYD); and shall exercise such other powers and duties as and publishes a newsletter to the membership
of the Arlington Young Democrats no less than
187 may be assigned to the office of Programming Director by other provisions of the three times per year; shall exercise such other
188 Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President or Vice President. powers and duties as may be assigned to the
189 office of Newsletter Editor by other provisions
of the Constitution, under the Bylaws and
190 New Media Director – Oversees the construction, editing, and regular updating of the delegated by the President. ... [1]
191 website of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD); manages Arlington Young Democrats’ Deleted: Assists with the planning
192 (AYD’s) presence in and marketing through electronic media; and shall exercise such Deleted: ing of
193 other powers and duties as may be assigned to the office of New Media Director by other
Deleted: the
194 provisions of the Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President or
Deleted: Webmaster
195 Vice President.
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197 President Emeritus – Advises and assists the President and other officers as needed and as Deleted: Webmaster
198 requested in the exercise of their duties; and shall exercise such other powers and duties
199 as may be assigned to the office of President Emeritus by other provisions of the
200 Constitution, under the Bylaws, and as delegated by the President.
201
202 Section 3: Unless the method of selection is otherwise identified under this Article, each
203 officer will be elected by a plurality vote of present Arlington Young Democrat’s Deleted: O
204 (AYD’s) members in good standing, present, and voting. Each officer shall serve until Deleted: majority
205 his or her successor is elected and each officer’s term shall begin upon the adjournment Deleted: /
206 of the meeting at which he or she was elected. The position of President Emeritus shall Deleted: /
207 be occupied by the person to have most recently served as President before the current
208 President.
209
210 Section 4: Only members in good standing at the time of the election shall be eligible to
211 vote for the officers of this organization. Members in good standing consist of those
212 members who have completed their membership form fully and who have paid their dues Deleted: fully
213 to any member of the Executive Committee at least seven days prior to the election and Deleted: or
214 those members who have paid their dues for the year prior to the election and who pay
215 their current dues by the time of the election.
216
217 Section 5: In the event of a vacancy of an officer, Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) Deleted: the
218 may elect a replacement in accordance with the Bylaws.
219
220 Article V: Meetings
221
222 Section 1: Notice must be given to the Executive Committee and the general
223 membership of each regular and special meeting.
224
225 Section 2: The regular meetings of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) will be held at
226 least once a month unless otherwise ordered. Special meetings of Arlington Young
227 Democrats’ (AYD’s) general membership maybe called by the President, a majority of
228 the Executive Committee, or by the written request to the President and the Secretary of
229 ten percent of Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) members in good standing . Deleted: any 10 members of AYD
230
231 Section 3: Regular and special meetings of the general membership maybe cancelled,
232 postponed, or adjourned by the President with approval of a majority of the Executive
233 Committee.
234
235 Section 4: Ten percent of Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) members in good
236 standing shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting business. A quorum
237 shall be assumed unless challenged by a member in attendance.
238
239 Article VI: Committees and Caucuses
240
241 Section 1: There will be an Executive Committee, the voting members of which shall be
242 the officers of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) as defined in Article IV, Section 1.
243 The Executive Committee meets at the call of the President or of any three members of
244 the Executive Committee. Notice of the meeting shall be given to each member of the Deleted: is
245 Executive Committee. Fifty percent of the officers shall constitute a quorum for the
246 purposes of conducting business. A quorum shall be assumed unless challenged by an
247 Executive Committee member in attendance.
248
249 Section 2: Standing committees are as established in this section. All committees Deleted: follows
250 develop policy and recommend passage or non-passage to the Executive Committee. The
251 Executive Committee considers the policy and recommends passage or non-passage to
252 the general membership as required by this Constitution or in the Bylaws.
253
254 Resolutions Committee – Considers and votes whether to forward resolutions to the
255 Executive Committee. The Executive Committee then considers all resolutions sent by
256 the Resolutions Committee and recommends adoption or non-adoption to the general Deleted: passage
257 membership. Resolutions of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) are adopted by the vote Deleted: passage
258 of the general membership. Resolutions may be proposed to the Committee by any Deleted: for adoption
259 member of the Arlington Young Democrats (AYD). The Party Representative, as
260 elected, serves as the chair of the Committee, and the Resolutions Advisor, as appointed,
261 serves as the vice-chair of the Committee. Voting members of the Committee include the
262 Committee chair, Committee vice-chair, and any other member of Arlington Young
263 Democrats (AYD) present at the meeting. Deleted: Voting members of the Committee
264 include the Committee Chair, one member
appointed by the President, the Chair of any
265 Finance Committee – Plans and coordinates fundraising activities and reports such Caucus created in accordance with this
266 activity to the Executive Committee for approval. The Finance Director, as elected, Constitution and the Bylaws. The Vice
267 serves as the chair of the Committee. Voting members of the Committee include the President votes when a tie occurs.

268 Committee chair and any other member of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) present at Deleted: C
269 the meeting. Deleted: the
270 Deleted: The Vice President votes when a
271 Community Service Committee– Plans and coordinates community service activities and tie occurs.
272 reports such activity to the Executive Committee for approval. The Community Service
273 Director, as elected, serves as the chair of the Committee. Voting members of the
274 Committee include the Committee chair and any other member of the Arlington Young Deleted: C
275 Democrats (AYD) present at the meeting. Deleted: The Vice President votes when a
tie occurs.
276
277 Outreach Committee – Plans and coordinates involvement of under-represented people in
278 the Arlington Young Democrats (AYD); and with the Outreach Director, supervises the
279 activities of the caucuses created pursuant to Section 3 of this Article. The Outreach
280 Director, as elected, serves as the chair of the Committee. Voting members of the
281 Committee include the Committee chair and any other member of Arlington Young Deleted: C
282 Democrats (AYD) present at the meeting. Deleted: the
283 Deleted: The Vice President votes when a
284 Political Action Committee– Plans and coordinates voter registration and assistance with tie occurs.
285 local, state, and national political campaigns. The Political Action Director, as elected,
286 serves as the chair of the Committee. Voting members of the Committee include the
287 Committee chair and any other member of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) present at Deleted: C
288 the meeting. Deleted: the
289 Deleted: The Vice President votes when a
290 Membership Committee– Plans and coordinates recruitment, retention, and renewal of tie occurs.
291 members. The Member Recruitment Director and the Member Retention Director, as
292 appointed, serve as the co-chairs of the Committee. Voting members of the Committee
293 include the Committee co-chairs and any other member of Arlington Young Democrats
294 (AYD) present at the meeting.
295
296 Communications Committee– Plans and coordinates the dissemination of information
297 regarding Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) and the maintenance of organization
298 media. The Secretary, as elected, serves as the chair of the Committee, and the Publicity
299 Director and New Media Director, as appointed, serve as vice-chairs of the Committee.
300 Voting members of the Committee include the Committee chair, Committee vice-chairs,
301 and any other member of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) present at the meeting.
302
303 Section 3: Any member of the Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) may form a caucus to
304 forward ideas, advance an issue or propose resolutions.
305
306 Section 4: There will be those special committees as established by the President who
307 will also appoint the chair. The special committee shall meet at the call of its chair, and Deleted: the
308 its meetings shall be publicized to the general membership. As with standing Deleted: C
309 committees, voting members of any special committee, other than those created pursuant
310 to Article VII, Section 2, include the Committee chair and any other members of
311 Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) present at the meeting. Deleted: The President shall be a voting
312 member of all committees.

313 Article VII: Grievance and Disciplinary Proceedings


314
315 The Bylaws shall govern all disciplinary and grievance proceedings.
316
317 Article VIII: Parliamentary Authority
318
319 The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern
320 Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) in all cases to which they are applicable and when Deleted: the
321 they are not inconsistent with this Constitution and/or the Bylaws.
322
323 Article IX: Amendments
324
325 This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of members in good standing,
326 present, and voting provided, however, that all proposed changes have been provided to
327 the general membership in writing at least twenty days in advance of the vote. Any Deleted: to the general membership
328 proposed amendment not adopted at one of the three meetings following the meeting at
329 which the proposed amendment was submitted to the general membership shall be
330 considered rejected.
331
332 Article X: Bylaws
333
334 Bylaws further governing Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) shall be passed as needed. Deleted: the
335 Bylaws may be added, deleted, or amended by a majority vote of members in good
336 standing, present, and voting provided, however, that all proposed changes have been
337 provided to the general membership in writing at least twenty days in advance of the
338 vote. Deleted: to the general membership
339
340
340
341
342 Bylaws
343 of
344 Arlington Young Democrats
345
346 Regular Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) meetings are conducted on the third Deleted: fourth Thursday
347 Wednesday of each month January through November unless otherwise ordered by the Deleted: October
348 Executive Committee. Deleted: Arlington Young Democrats
349
350 Elections for Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) Executive Committee shall be held
351 on first Thursday of December, unless otherwise ordered by the Executive Committee.
352 Should the Executive Committee order elections to be held on any other date, notice of
353 such elections must be given to the general membership not later than a fortnight
354 (fourteen days) prior to the date on which the elections are to be held.
355
356 In the event of a temporary absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall
357 fulfill the duties of the office. If the Vice President is unable to fulfill the temporary
358 absence of the President the President, or if not the Vice President, may appoint any
359 elected official to fulfill the duties of the President during the temporary absence.
360
361 The membership form will contain at least the full name, mailing address, telephone
362 number, email address, birth date, statement of commitment to Democratic values and the
363 signature of said member.
364
365 Membership dues are $20.00. A member will be considered in good standing as long as
366 the member’s dues are paid and the member’s membership form is completed each year.
367 The fee can be waived for yearly dues on a need basis as determined by the President and
368 confirmed by the Treasurer.
369
370 Each committee chair is to provide a report at the first general membership meeting
371 stating the intentions of the committee for the coming year. The Executive Committee
372 should be provided the report three days in advance.
373
374 The chair or a designated representative of each standing committee, special committee,
375 and caucus should be prepared to provide a report including account totals when
376 applicable to the general membership at each meeting.
377
378 Caucus chairs are elected by a majority of the caucus members. Notice of caucus Deleted: A caucus may be formed by any
379 meetings must be provided to the President, Vice President, Secretary, members of the three members of the Arlington Young
Democrats. A
380 caucus, and to the general membership.
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381
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382 Any member or officer of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) may be absolved of
383 membership and or duties when any two members of the organization bring good reason, Deleted: may be provided
384 including failure to perform duties, affiliation with another political party or acting Deleted: the
385 against the Democratic Party or the government, with proof to the Executive Committee
386 and the Executive Committee votes to forward the action to the general membership for a
387 majority vote to expel the member or relieve the officer of his/her duties.
388
389 Notice, whenever required by this Constitution, by any other applicable rule, or the
390 Bylaws of Arlington Young Democrats (AYD) and unless otherwise ordered may be Deleted: the
391 provided by postal mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail sent to the appropriate
392 address or number submitted to the Treasurer by each member at least three days in
393 advance.
394
395 Ordered means the Executive Committee, or general membership when designated, has
396 received an item in writing, considered the matter and taken a vote with enough active
397 members present to conduct business.
398
399 Appoints means the designated appointer has selected and reported that selection of an
400 Arlington Young Democrats’ (AYD’s) member to an appointed position as dictated in
401 this Constitution and or the Bylaws.
402
403 Members in good standing consist of those members who have fully completed their
404 membership form and who have paid their dues to any member of the Executive
405 Committee at least seven days prior the election or those members who have paid their
406 dues for the year prior to the election and who pay their current dues by the time of the
407 election.
408
409 A majority vote is greater than 50 percent of members in good standing and present. A Deleted: plus one
410 plurality vote is the greatest share of votes cast.
411
412 As allowed by the governing document of the Arlington County Democratic Committee
413 (ACDC), the President and the Party Representative shall serve as the voting members of
414 the Steering Committee of the Arlington Country Democratic Committee (ACDC).